Percy Richard GLENDINNING [1883-1958] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Percy Richard GLENDINNING [1883-1958]

Percy Richard
c.1883-07-01 (Day is approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Wembley, Middlesex
Birthplace (country): 
c.1958-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

Sandra Trimble wrote:

Percy - not sure when he arrived, but 1911-1913 worked at the Stables, from 1914 - ? at the HK Tramway.



Is there some place in HK where marriages were registered abt.1917 -1920? In particular I am looking for Percy Richard Glendinning who married Elsie Hillier, not sure of date or even where, but Joyce Glendinning their daughter was born in HK in 1920.

I have searched NSW BDM in Australia without success. Thanks.

Hi Sandra, If you go to this page:, and scroll down to "They were born / baptised / married / died in Hong Kong ...", there are some suggestions of where to look for marriage records.

I tried a quick search through the local newspapers, but didn't see any mention of their wedding.

Regards, David

David   Further research has given me the following dates. Percy born Jly 1883 Wembley, Middlesex, UK m: Elsie Susan Hillier 14 Oct.1919 St John's Cathedral Hong Kong, died: 1958 Marrickville, NSW, Australia.  Sandra Trimble

Thanksk Sandra, good to see your research is still turning up new information. I've updated Percy's details, and made a page for Elsie:

Regards, David

Birth 1883 there is no record of that in the uk index in Wembley or in the UK 1891 census

Australia Electoral Register 1937 8 Spring Street Wentworthville NSW

Percy Richard Glendenning labourer

Elsie Susan Glendenning home duties

Australia Electoral Register 1943 78 Harris Street, Harris Park, Parramatta

Percy Richard Glendenning iron worker

Elsie Susan Glendenning home duties

Possibly Percy...

Assisted Passenger List – arriving Australia 1889 - Wives and families coming to join husbands

Agnes Glendenning (sic) native of Scotland 46 joining husband

Janet Glendenning 20

Agnes Glendenning 11

Maggie Glendenning 11

Thomas Glendenning 6

Edith Glendenning 6

Percy Glendenning 5

James Glendennning 4

John Glendenning 28

Robert Glendenning 17

Walter Glendenning 13

Assisted Passenger List 1887 Antwerp to Sydney

James Glendenning age 51 occupation shepherd

[see entry below birth and baptism of Percy Richard Glendinning]


Percy Richard Glendenning birth registered Quarter 3 1883 in Hendon

Hendon 3a 140

London Church of England Baptisms

Percy Richard Glendenning (sic)  baptised 9 September 1883 at St. John the Evangelist, Wembley. Parents James Glendenning occupation shepherd and Agnes [see above entry Passenger List]

Agnes Glendenning nee Scott

The above was his correct family. His brother was Walter Glendinning who 'gave away' his bride, Elsie Susan Hillier, who arrived in Hong Kong from Australia only two days before the wedding. . 

See Hong Kong wedding