Yorkshire Chess History

 

Contents:

Thomas Clavering Alder

Home

Narrative

Organisations

Events

Games

People

Graves

Buildings

Competitions

Trophies

Made in Yorkshire

Miscellaneous

 

Sheffie4r4rld Sub-Site

 

Born:

1857/58, Sunderland

Baptised:

Died:

12/10/1931, Whitby

Buried:

 

Non-Chess Life

 

At least two Sunderland-born people named “Thomas Clavering” are evident in the census returns, but one with “Clavering” in the middle seems elusive in the 1861 and 1871 censuses.

 

The 1881 census found “24”-year-old Sunderland-born “Thos. Clavering Alder” boarding with jet-ornament dealer William Cooper Dawson and his family, at 5 York Terrace, Whitby.  Thomas was a draughtsman.

 

The marriage of Thomas Clavering Alder to Helen Fawcitt [sic – probably Fawcett] was registered in the fourth quarter of 1883, at Whitby.  The couple went on to have two children, both born in Whitby:

 

Elizabeth Mary Alder

born 1885/86

Mildred Mary Alder

born 1886/87

 

The 1891 census found Thomas and Helen living with the two girls and a 12-year-old nursemaid, at 12 Grove Street, Whitby.  Thomas was now described as a naval architect, meaning perhaps one who designed boats and /or ships.

 

The 1901 census found Thomas, Helen, Mildred, and Helen’s widowed mother, 77-year-old Newcastle-born Hannah Fawcett, but no servant, living at 32 Esk Terrace, Whitby.  Thomas was still a naval architect.

The 1911 census found Thomas, Helen and Mildred still living at 32 Esk Terrace, Whitby.  Thomas had changed his occupation, describing himself as, by occupation, a “Painter (Artist)”.  Mildred was a music teacher.

He remained resident at Esk Terrace for a further twenty years.

 

Death

 

The death of Thomas Clavering Alder, aged 74, was registered in the fourth quarter of 1931.

 

Probate records report that Thomas Clavering Alder of 32 Esk Terrace, Whitby, died on 12/10/1931, at Whitby Nursing Home, Chubb Hill Road, Whitby.  He left £672 18s 3d.

 

The Whitby Gazette of Friday 16/10/1931, under “Deaths”, reported:

 

October 12th, at the Chubb Hill Nursing Home, aged 74 years, Thomas Clavering Alder, dearly loved husband of Helen Alder, 32, Esk Terrace, Whitby. – R.I.P.

 

The Whitby Gazette of Friday 23/10/1931, under “Return Thanks”, reported:

 

Mrs. T. C. Alder and family wish to thank their many friends for kind letters and expressions of sympathy in their great loss.

32, Esk Terrace, Whitby.

 

Chess

 

He played or Whitby in the 1890 Grosmont v Whitby match, the 1894 Derwent (Malton) v Whitby match and probably other matches not yet recorded on this site.

 

 

Created

19/10/2013

Copyright © 2013 Stephen John Mann

Census information is copyright of The National Archive, see UK Census Information

Last Updated

19/10/2013