Alfred Hitchcock (b. 1860)
Greengrocer and fishmonger Alfred Hitchcock married widow Emma Gallop in 1888 and they had one child together, named Alfred Charles. Emma had three children from her previous marriage to George Joseph Gollop.
By 1891, Alfred had opened a fishmongery & poultrery on Bermondsey New Road (later to be renamed Tower Bridge Road) which he ran until it was consumed into his brother's expanding business — John Hitchcock Ltd., Fishmongers & Poulterers — in the early 1920s. By 1930, his nephew William John Hitchcock had taken over the shop and remained there until it was damaged by bombing during the Second World War.
In January 1894, he was fined £5 plus costs by Southwark Police Court for "exposing for sale ten geese which were unfit for the food of man".
Emma died in 1903 and widower Alfred remarried in 1913 to florist Elizabeth Amelia Welch, daughter of fruiterer John Welch.
Alfred Hitchcock is buried at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Leytonstone.
- son of Joseph Hitchcock (b. ~1829) and Ann Hitchcock (b. ~1827) née Mahoney
- uncle of director Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (b. 1899)
- Charles Joseph Hitchcock (b. 1852)
- Mary Hitchcock (b. 1854)
- Joseph Hitchcock (b. 1857)
- William Hitchcock (b. 1862)
- John Sylvester Hitchcock (b. 1864)
- Ellen Hitchcock (b. 1866)
- Emma Mary Hitchcock (b. 1869)
- Kate Hitchcock (b. 1872)
- born 1860
- born Emma Kipping in 1850
- married in 1873 to George Joseph Gollop, who died in 1886
- remarried in 1888 to Alfred Hitchcock 
- likely died 1903 aged 53
- born around 1878 in Southwark, Surrey
- daughter of fruiterer John Welch (b. ~1838) and Elizabeth Welch (b. ~1841)
- sister of John Welch (b. ~1864), Arthur Welch (b. ~1865), Annie Welch (b. ~1868), Herbert Edward Welch (b. ~1869), Emily Sarah Welch (b. ~1870), John F. Welch (b. ~1886) and Florence Welch (b. ~1890)
- worked as a florist in Hackney, London
- married 21/Sep/1913 to Alfred Hitchcock (aged 49) at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Hackney — witnesses were Dorothy Welch, John Hitchcock and Winifred Paulin
- likely died 1955 aged 78
Children born to Emma and George Joseph Gollop
George Charles Gollop (b. 1874)
- born 1874
- worked as a fishmonger
- married in 1900 to Elizabeth Mary Gardner (b. 1876)
- father to Bessie Lilian Gollop (b. 1901), George James Gollop (b. 1903), Elsie Hellie Gollop (b. ~1907) and Dorothy Maud Gollop (b. 1910)
- died 1916 aged 41
- probate granted to his widow Elizabeth, effects worth £1,491 3s. 3d.
Henrietta Sophia Gollop (b. 1877)
- born 1877
- 1911 Census — living with her uncle, Albert Kipping (b. 1864), in Southend-on-Sea
- married in 1913 to Kester A. Piercy (b. 1886)
- married in 1915 to John Buckley (b. ?)
- died 23/Apr/1954 aged 74
- probate granted to her husband John, estate worth £795 11s. 10d.
Thomas Albert Gollop (b. 1875)
- born 1875
- died 1908 aged 32
- probate granted to brother George Charles, effects worth £521 1s. 11d.
Children born to Emma and Alfred Hitchcock
- died 03/Nov/1926
- probate granted 31/Mar/1927 to John Hitchcock and William John Lees, effects worth £18,334 11s. 6d.
- Last Will and Testament
- address: 80 Windmill Lane, Stratford
- Joseph Hitchcock (aged 42) — head, occupation: greengrocer (employing 2 men)
- Ann Hitchcock (aged 44) — wife
- Alfred Hitchcock (aged 10) — son
- Charles Hitchcock (aged 18) — son
- Ellen Hitchcock (aged 4) — daughter
- Emma M. Hitchcock (aged 2) — daughter
- John Hitchcock (aged 6) — son
- Joseph Hitchcock (aged 14) — son
- Mary Hitchcock (aged 17) — daughter
- William Hitchcock (aged 8) — son
- address: 80 Windmill Lane, Stratford
- Alfred Hitchcock (aged 20) — head, occupation: greengrocer
- William Hitchcock (aged 19) — brother, occupation: greengrocer
- John Hitchcock (aged 16) — brother, occupation: railway clerk
- Isabella Herbert (aged 65) — housekeeper
- address: 79 Bermondsey High Road
- Alfred Hitchcock (aged 30) — head, occupation: fishmonger
- Emma Hitchcock (aged 40) — wife, occupation: fishmonger
- Alfred Hitchcock (aged 3) — son
- George Gollop (aged 17) — step-son, occupation: assistant
- Thomas Gollop (aged 15) — step-son, occupation: assistant
- Hetty Gollop (aged 13) — step-daughter
- Lilley Wetton (aged 12) — servant (general domestic)
- address: 79 Bermondsey New Road
- Alfred Hitchcock (aged 36) — head, occupation: fishmonger
- John Hitchcock (aged 30) — brother, occupation: fishmonger
- Thomas Gollop (aged 23) — step-son, occupation: fishmonger
- Ettie Gollop (aged 21) — step-daughter, occupation: housekeeper
- Nellie Fitzpatrick (aged 7) — niece
- Lizzie Satchell (aged 16) — domestic servant
Emma and son Alfred are living on Station Road, East Ham, with her sister Alice Booker (née Kipping). She is listed as "living on her own means".
Emma has died and Alfred is living as a widower.
- address: 79 Tower Bridge Road, Bermondsey
- Alfred Hitchcock (aged 49) — head, widower, occupation: fishmonger
- Alfred Hitchcock (aged 22) — son
- Maud Cartwright (aged 28) — servant (cook)
- Florry Hanafin (aged 22) — occupation: shop assistant (fishmongers)
Birmingham Daily Post (20/Jan/1894)
Reynolds's Newspaper, London (28/Jan/1894)
- Biographer Patrick McGilligan notes "Of the director’s namesake, William’s brother Alfred, not much is known, except that he was a bulwark of the family business. Alfred was to run a fish shop on busy Tower Bridge Road, immediately south of the Thames, and spearhead the London side of operations."
- The 1921 Electoral Registry shows Alfred and Alfred Charles living at 23 Jerningham Road with Elizabeth Hitchcock (wife of Alfred and step-mother of Alfred Charles).
- "A. Hitchcock" was listed as the owner of the fishmongery at 79 Bermondsey New Road as late as 1920. By 1923, the shop had been consumed into "John Hitchcock Ltd., Fishmongers & Poulterers". It looks likely that, by then, Alfred was living at 23 Jerningham Road SE14.
- The Essex Standard reported on 18/Oct/1884 that "Arthur Wilson (16), labourer, and Wm. Good (37), stevedor, were indicted for stealing a gelding of Alfred Hitchcock, from the marshes, at West Ham, on September 4th." The Essex Newsman (18/Oct/1884) added, "Wilson pleased guilty, and was sentenced to six month's hard labour. No evidence was offered against Good."
Notes & References
- Birmingham Daily Post (20/Jan/1894) and Lichfield Mercury (26/Jan/1894).
- Equivalent to just over £1,000,000 in 2014.
- Birth registered Q3 1860 West Ham.
- Birth registered Q3 1850 Bethnal Green.
- Marriage registered in 1873 Poplar, London
- Marriage registered Q2 1888 West Ham.
- Death of Emma Hitchcock registered Q3 1903 West Ham.
- Born in Stepney. Died 1890 [reg. Q1 1890 St. Olave Southwark].
- Possibly Elizabeth Weaver who married 1854 to John Welch in Southwark, London.
- Worked as a fruiter. Married around 1896 to Florence ? (b. ~1874). Father of Dorothy Florence Welch (b. ~1897) and Stanley Herbert Welch (b. ~1898).
- Married 1894 to John Paulin (b. ~1868), who died 1904. Mother of Winifred E. Paulin (b. ~1895). Possibly married 1916 to Henry Elliott.
- official web site
- Dorothy Florence Welch (b. ~1897). Daughter of Herbert Edward Welch and niece of Elizabeth Amelia.
- Niece of Elizabeth Amelia. Born around 1895 and daughter of Emily Sarah Paulin (b. ~1870) née Welch, sister of Elizabeth Amelia.
- Death registered Q4 1955 Surrey South Eastern. Buried 04/Nov/1955 in Dorking, Surrey.
- Birth registered Q4 1874 Poplar.
- Marriage registered Q1 1900 Hackney. She likely died in 1931 aged 55 [reg. Q4 1931 Hackney.
- Born 10/Feb/1901, birth registered Q1 1901 West Ham. Married in 1919 to George Lawrence [reg. Q4 1919 Stepney]. Died 1974 [reg. Q4 1974 Haringey].
- Birth registered Q3 1903 Hackney. Married in 1929 to Doris L. Clark [reg. Q2 1929 Hackney]. Died 1963 [reg. Q4 1963 Ealing].
- Died unmarried 1927 aged 20 [reg. Q2 1927 Hackney].
- Born 20/Sep/1910, birth registered Q4 1910 Stepney. Died unmarried 1979 [reg. Q1 1979 Ealing].
- Death registered Q2 1916 Poplar.
- Birth registered Q4 1877 West Ham.
- Marriage registered Q4 1913 Islington. He joined the King's Royal Rifle Corps 1st Battalion and was killed in action on 10/Sep/1914.
- Marriage registered Q3 1915 Islington.
- Death registered Q2 1954 Hackney.
- Birth registered Q4 1875 West Ham.
- Death registered Q1 1908 London City.
- Birth registered Q1 1889 West Ham.
- Death registered Q4 1944 Wandsworth.
- Probate record for Alfred Hitchcock of Jerningham Road, New Cross.
- William John Lees, born in Walworth, London, was married to Olive and owned a fishmongery on Peckham Park Road, Peckham, Camberwell [1911 Census]. He had at least four children: May, Frank, Robert and Alfred. It is possible he was a partner in John Hitchcock's company.
- Jerningham Road is given as the address for "Alfred Hitchcock" from Oct 1920 to Oct 1926 in the local telephone books.