Frederick Thomas Yallop

Frederick was one of seven children born to Henry and Sarah Yallop. Henry came from Woodton, Norfolk and his wife Sarah was born in Bedale, Yorkshire. Henry was in the Royal Fusiliers and served in Yorkshire, London, Norfolk and Ireland. The family lived in various locations in Yorkshire, Ireland,  Norfolk and Kent

Frederick was born 14 June 1876 in Norwich. His siblings were;

Ada Ellen born 1869

William Henry born 1873

Mary Ann born 1878

Elizabeth born 1880

Sarah Jane born 1883

Robert born 1887

Not long after Frederick’s birth the family moved to Ireland where Mary Ann and Elizabeth were born. By 1881 they were living back in England at the Royal Artillery Barracks at Shorncliffe Camp, Cheriton.

His father died in 1888 and in 1891 Frederick was living in Woodton, Norfolk with his mother and his siblings Elizabeth, Sarah Jane and Robert. His mother was working as a washerwoman and he was a farm labourer.

On 14 June 1894 aged 18 years he joined the Royal Navy. He was 5 feet 2 inches tall when he joined with dark brown hair, hazel eyes and a fresh complexion. He had a scar on the side of his left eye. His height is later recorded as being 5 feet 5 inches and he had a tattoo of an anchor and keg on his left forearm. He signed on for 12 years. He served on a number of different ships.

On 19July 1899 he married Rosanna Aldis, born 25 August 1876, in St. Mary’s Church, Saxlingham Nethergate. Her father was a blacksmith in the village. Frederick was recorded as being in the Royal Navy.

 On 2 October 1899 he deserted. It is not known where he went. He was brought back on 13 November 1899 to HMS Pembroke. He was sentenced to 21 days imprisonment for absconding.

In July 1901 he was invalided out of the navy.

His son Frederick William Yallop was born on 11 December 1904. He was baptised in Saxlingham Nethergate on 4 June 1905. His father’s occupation was given as Royal Fleet Reservist.

Frederick re-joined the Navy and in February 1906 signed on for another 5 year. He left in February 1911.

In April of the same year he was living in Saxlingham Nethergate and working as a farm labourer.

In June 1911 he again signed on until 16 February 1917.  He served until June 1921.

He returned to Saxlingham Nethergate and lived near Low Farm, on Saxlingham Green.

In 1939 he and Rosa were living on the Norwich Road, Saxlingham Nethergate and he was working as a farm labourer.

His only child Frederick married in 1931 and he and his wife Olive lived at Stone Cottages, Saxlingham Nethergate. He was a permanent way worker.

Frederick’s wife Rosanna died on 5 July 1941. He died in March 1956 aged 80 years.


England & Wales, Birth, marriage, death index 1837-2005

UK Census Collection

1939 Register-

Norfolk Electoral Rolls-Southern Division Saxlingham Nethergate and Thorpe,  (Absent Voters Lists 1918-1920) 1908 -1928

UK, Royal Navy Registers of Seamen’s Services 1848-1939

Norfolk, Church of England Diocesan Baptismal Records, Saxlingham Nethergate.

St Mary’s Church Saxlingham Marriage records (transcribed by Mary Muir)

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