Hyatt, George Bernard

Birth Name Hyatt, George Bernard
Nick Name Bernard George
Gramps ID I0475
Gender male
Age at Death 77 years, 8 months, 13 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth [E4193] 18 September 1876 Hoxton, Hackney, England  
Death [E4194] 1 June 1954 Loughton, Epping, Essex  
Baptism [E4195] 27 October 1876 St.John Baptist, Hoxton, Essex  
Occupation [E4196]   Umbrella Manfacturer


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Hyatt, Arthur Charles [I0436]
Mother Bradley, Mary Anne [I0377]
    Sister     Hyatt, Ethel Louisa [I0440]
    Brother     Hyatt, John [I0453]
    Brother     Hyatt, Edgar Clarence [I0471]
    Brother     Hyatt, Arthur Charles [I0472]
         Hyatt, George Bernard [I0475]
    Sister     Hyatt, Grace Elizabeth [I0490]
    Sister     Hyatt, Winifred Elsie [I0492]
    Sister     Hyatt, Mary [I0499]


    Family of Hyatt, George Bernard and Glass, Edith Vaughan [F0185]
Married Wife Glass, Edith Vaughan [I0250]
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage [E5552] 20 June 1912 St Marks, Dalston, Hackney, Middlesex  
  1. Hyatt, Bernard George Arthur [I0500]
  2. Hyatt, Ruth [I0503]


George lived at 59 New North Rd Hackney, later 13 East Bank Hackney and 33 Kyverdale Road, Stoke Newington. He was originally in charge of the family umbrella business and later joined as a director of A & W Hyatt, Trimmings, Girdles and Tassel manufacturers, the other larger family company being based in Hackney, London.

George was said to have served in the British army during WWI as an army signaller. I can find no official record whatsoever of this, but see below for a newspaper article. During WW1 George obtained exemption from active service on the grounds that he ran the company that provided our family income. His Son, Bernard Hyatt was said to have been a conscientious objector in WW2, but I believe that it was this man, his father, George, that was the Conscientious objector in WW1.

By 31 August 1918, around 12,000 Metropolitan police constables were on strike, and the Metropolitan Police Strike was in full swing. Lloyd George disbanded the Union and sacked the 40,000 officers concerned. He then ordered 30,000 volunteer Special Constables to be enrolled, but not Unionised. George was drafted in as a Temporary Special Constable of the Metropolitan Police Force. The strike was abandoned in May 1919. George appears to have served part time for around two years.

By 1937 the Trimming Company was moved to 102 Boleyn Rd, Islington and renamed as Arthur Hyatt & Sons, Trimming Manufacturer. The company diversified into Umbrellas c1916, with retail properties at no.s 1, 181 and later 368 Kingsland Rd, with a retail Umbrella shop at 111 Kingsland high st.

Confusion surrounds his name, George Bernard. He was known as Bernard George and signed (very shakily, or maybe he did not write well) as such on his Marriage certificate, but his birth certificate shows George Bernard, his Baptism record and the census records 1881, 1891, 1901 & 1911 show 'George Bernard'. However, as his death record and marriage certificate shows Bernard George, he must have used Bernard so as not to be confused with his Father and other George's. There is also confusion with a "Bertie", who was one of his Wife's brothers, Bertie Glass. Bertie spent a lot of time at 6 Hoxton Sq whilst george's children were growing up, and was known as "Uncle Bertie" by his son Bernard, his daughter Ruth and his brother Arthur's daughter Elsie.

MACHINE GUN CORPS (Infantry, Home Guard) : The undermentioned temp. Lieutenants relinquish their commissions on completion of temporary service, and retain the rank of Lieutenant: George B. Hyatt. 6th Sept. 1919. (Not proven) The London Gazette Issue 32819 published on the 1 May 1923.

BMD Death Index 427 Southwark 5a 41 states 01/06/1954?

BERNARD GEORGE HYATT Of 30 STATION RD LOUGHTON ESSEX died 5 Nov 1954 Probate LONDON 18 Feb 1955 to BERNARD GEORGE HYATT Trimming Manufacture and RUTH HYATT spinster.


Type Value Notes Sources
RFN 633485590


  1. Hyatt, Arthur Charles [I0436]
    1. Bradley, Mary Anne [I0377]
      1. Hyatt, Arthur Charles [I0472]
      2. Hyatt, George Bernard
        1. Glass, Edith Vaughan [I0250]
          1. Hyatt, Bernard George Arthur [I0500]
          2. Hyatt, Ruth [I0503]
      3. Hyatt, Ethel Louisa [I0440]
      4. Hyatt, Grace Elizabeth [I0490]
      5. Hyatt, John [I0453]
      6. Hyatt, Mary [I0499]
      7. Hyatt, Edgar Clarence [I0471]
      8. Hyatt, Winifred Elsie [I0492]