The local history society for the Leyton & Leytonstone area of east London
Kate Middleton’s Leyton ancestors
Kate Middleton married Prince William on 29th April 2011, and they became the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge (and parents on 22nd July 2013).
One of the Duchess’s great grandparents was born in Leyton and grew up there. Frederick George Glassborow was born at 7 Grange Park Road, Leyton, on 17th December 1889. His father, Frederick John Glassborow was a ship owner’s clerk, a typical occupation of the inhabitants of the very fast-growing London suburb of Leyton. 7 Grange Park Road, where the family lived until 1894, was later redeveloped and is currently a building site again. We do not know the family’s next address but in 1900 it moved to 70 Vicarage Road (photo below) but for no more than a couple of years.
The local history society for the Leyton & Leytonstone area of East London