The local history society for the Leyton & Leytonstone area of east London

Kate Middleton’s Leyton ancestors continued


The local history society for the Leyton & Leytonstone area of East London

In 1908 or 1909 the Glassborow family moved to 13 Essex Road, Leyton (below right).  Kate Middleton’s great grandfather Frederick George Glassborow was living there in 1911, working as a bank clerk, with an older sister and a younger brother.  He was 21 years old and could have moved away from his parents at any time after that.  He does appear in the electoral register for 1921 as living at 13 Essex Road, but not before or afterwards.

Frederick George Glassborow became a bank manager and went on to work in Marseille, where he and his wife had a daughter, Valerie, born in 1924.  Valerie became the mother of Kate Middleton’s  father.

Between 1903 and 1908 the family lived at 57 Manor Road, Leyton (left).