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Ennever & Enever family history & ancestry. Click here to return to the home page WJ Ennever (1869-1947). From the portrait by J Seymour R.A., exhibited in the Royal Academy.

Parish Church, St George in the East, Middlesex

Parish Church, St George in the East, Middlesex



 


Tree: 2. East End Ennevers

Notes:
St. George’s is, as everybody knows, the work of Nicholas Hawksmore. It is one of the three churches he built in the old parish of Stepney under the Act for Building Fifty New Churches, introduced by the Tory Government of 1710. The other two are St. Anne’s, Limehouse, and Christ Church, Spitalfields. These three enormous white temples, presented by the State to a population of seafarers, rope-makers, ship’s chandlers and silk-weavers, stood in a landscape of damp meadows and pigmy russet hamlets. Then, as now, th_e churches must have seemed too noble, too sacerdotal for their neighbourhoods. The parishioners, one · imagines, would readily have accepted snug galleried boxes like the churches at Deptford and Bermondsey, Rotherhithe and Woolwich, instead of accomplished and profound works of art. Hawksmore is not quite at home in the East End. Perhaps because of this, perhaps because he took architecture rather beyond the ken of the ordinary man, London has never accepted these proud, lonely churches among her great monuments. The strong element of fantasy (as strong and original as in Swift, Hawskmore’s nearest parallel in literature) has frightened the conventional critic. An absurd and demonstrably false theory that Hawksmore was a dullwitted offspring of Vanbrugh has misled the readers of text-books. And so when enemy assault tears out the vaults and columns of St. George’s, the fact is less noticed than the blasting of some indifferent ornament in one of the least masterly masterpieces of Sir Christopher Wren.

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Cemeteries

   Name   Location 
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Christened

Matches 1 to 6 of 6

   Last name, First name(s)    Christened    Person ID   Tree 
1 COMMON, Charles Samuel  1 Apr 1888Parish Church, St George in the East, Middlesex I6564 2. East End Ennevers 
2 COMMON, Simon Robert  1 Dec 1839Parish Church, St George in the East, Middlesex I6552 2. East End Ennevers 
3 COMMONS, Jane Elizabeth  21 Dec 1873Parish Church, St George in the East, Middlesex I34461 2. East End Ennevers 
4 COMMONS, Lena Victoria  12 Jan 1890Parish Church, St George in the East, Middlesex I34449 2. East End Ennevers 
5 COMMONS, Robert James  30 Aug 1885Parish Church, St George in the East, Middlesex I6563 2. East End Ennevers 
6 STILL, Mary Ann  17 Feb 1889Parish Church, St George in the East, Middlesex I17228 2. East End Ennevers 

Married

Matches 1 to 3 of 3

   Family (spouse)    Married    Family ID   Tree 
1 COMMON / HUMMERSTON  27 Aug 1862Parish Church, St George in the East, Middlesex F11178 2. East End Ennevers 
2 THOMAS / COX  14 Sep 1845Parish Church, St George in the East, Middlesex F1142 2. East End Ennevers 
3 VICKSTROM / COMMON  24 Apr 1872Parish Church, St George in the East, Middlesex F11173 2. East End Ennevers 
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