Thomas ARNOLD [c.1844-1906] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Thomas ARNOLD [c.1844-1906]

c.1844-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

His death and 'THE STORY OF MR ARNOLD'S INTERESTING CAREER' were reported on page 12 of The Hong Kong Telegraph, 1906-12-01.



Carl Smith Card 78555 refers to the will of Thomas Arnold Probate File No 3 of 1903

In it he refers to Assing who was the mother of his eight children and he acknowledges himself as  the father of the children. He records their names and dates of birth although part of the card is illegible.

Mary Arnold born 6 January 1874 school mistress in Bromley Kent UK

Lucy Arnold born 20 March 1875 in Tsing Tau teacher of languages

John Arnold born 5 April 1880 Clerk Hong Kong Canton and Macua Steamship Company

George Arnold born 18 August 1881 Cancer Research Department Liverpool University

Catherine (Kate) Arnold ........[1911 Census UK age 26 dob 6 Dececember 1886 see below]

???.............born 24 March 1897 [see below possibly Arthur Arnold]

(Card illegible for a bit then "last two under the care of Mary Arnold")

Then under the probate information are added -

1893 Central School for Girls Henry Arnold (?)

1901 Census King Edward VI Grammar School Chelmsford Essex

Henry Arnold 14 boarder born Hong Kong [dob abt 1887]

1896 1897 1901 Diocesan Home and Orphanage  Lester Arnold (?)

UK Death Register Thomas Arnold Quarter 4 1906 St Thomas Devonshire age at death 62

[dob about 1844]

UK Probate Records

Thomas Arnold of Avonclyffe Holmwood Road Bromley Kent died 20 October 1906 at the Imperial Hotel Exmouth Devonshire. Probate to Mary Arnold spinster. He was living with daughter Mary when he left Hong Kong.

1901 Census Avonclyffe Holmwood Road Bromley Kent

Mary Arnold 27 Principal of school born Hong Kong

Kate Arnold 16 boarder at school born Hong Kong

1911 Census  Avonclyffe 19 Holmwood Road Bromley Kent

Mary Arnold 37 single Principal of school born Hong Kong

Katherine Arnold single 26 governess sister of  Principal born Hong Kong 

1939 Register 75 Broadway Chesham Bucks Mary Arnold single retired teacher born 6 January 1874 and at the same address Katharine Cole married dob 6 December 1886 married to Thomas W Cole bank manager Bromley Kent 1922.

1911 Census Rose Hill School Tunbridge Wells Kent

Arthur Arnold boarder scholar 14 born Hong Kong [dob abt 1897]

1939 Register  151 Elgin Avenue Surbiton Surrey

Arthur Arnold born 24 March 1897 progress clerk aircarft married

Probate Records Arthur Arnold of 151 Elgar Avenue Surbtion Surrey died 19 September 1970

1911 Census 35 Tolliffe Street Liverpool

George Arnold 29 Biologist and Cytologist Research Department University of Liverpool born Hong Kong

Constance Arlene Arnold 21 born Liscard Cheshire

Passenger List Cape Town to UK George Arnold date of birth 18 August 1881 visiting UK for 6 months  Permanent country of residence S Rhodesia Address in UK Meadowcroft Saxonford Road Christchurch Hampshire

1939 Register 138a Alexandra Road Hampstead Lucy Arnold born 20 March 1875 living on private means