Hyatt, Walter Joseph

Birth Name Hyatt, Walter Joseph
Gramps ID I0466
Gender male
Age at Death 57 years


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth [E4174] 1877 St Mary Magdalene, Holloway Road, Islington  
Death [E4175] 1934 Chichester, West Sussex, England  
Baptism [E4176] 7 October 1877 St Mary Magdalene, Holloway Road, England  
Occupation [E4177]   Warehouse Porter, Pattern Cutter On Cloth


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Hyatt, Joseph [I0429]
Mother Onion, Elizabeth Vanano [I0174]
    Sister     Hyatt, Bertha Maud [I0431]
    Brother     Hyatt, Stanley Harry Victor [I0434]
    Brother     Hyatt, Montague Charles [I0448]
         Hyatt, Walter Joseph [I0466]
    Brother     Hyatt, Joseph Francis [I0489]
    Sister     Hyatt, Ethel Marguerita [373144464]


    Family of Hyatt, Walter Joseph and Reed, Maud [F0089]
Married Wife Reed, Maud [I1824]
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage [E5549] 3 December 1910 St Matthew, City Road, England  


Walter was on the Training Ship "Exmouth" on the River Thames off Grays, Essex at age 13yrs. This was basically a children's workhouse. By age 22yrs, he was working as a Woolen Merchants Warehouse Porter, boarding at 23 Gresham Street St, Islington, London. By 1911 he was a cloth pattern cutter living with his wife Maud at 41 Marmion Road, Battersea.

HMS Exmouth was a 90-gun screw propelled second rate ship of the line launched in 1854. She was lent to the Metropolitan Asylums as a training ship in 1877 and She was sold to George Cohen on 4 April 1905 and then broken up at Penarth.

HMS Exmouth 1879 Late Screw 2nd Rate, Lent to the Managers of the Metropolitan Asylum District as a Training Ship for pauper boys of the Metropolis, Thames.

HMS Exmouth 1890 Lent to the Managers of the Metropolitan Asylum District as a Training Ship for pauper boys of the Metropolis, Thames.

Boys were able to join the ship from the age of twelve. Their first task was to learn how to mend and patch their own clothes. They also had to learn how to wash their clothes, and keep their lockers and contents in good order. Each boy had his own hammock which was stowed during the day, leaving the decks clear of bedding. As well as learning the skills of sailing, rowing, sail and rope-making, gunnery, and signalling, they continued ordinary school work, and other physical activities such as swimming and gymnastics. The ship had its own band and bugle-band.

In 1892, admission to the ship was extended for up to 50 boys from parishes and unions outside the metropolitan Poor Law Area. In 1896, 137 boys entered the Royal Navy from the Exmouth (compared with a total of 135 from all other training ships in the country combined).

The Metropolitan Asylums Board (or MAB) was established under Poor Law legislation, to deal with London's sick poor. It was established in 1867 and was wound up in 1930, its functions being transferred to the London County Council. Despite its name, the MAB was not involved in providing care for the mentally ill. During its lifetime, it set up around 40 institutions, beginning with three hospitals for Smallpox and fever cases, and two large asylums for what were then termed 'imbeciles' - people with severe learning difficulties...


Type Value Notes Sources
RFN 633485582


  1. Hyatt, Joseph [I0429]
    1. Onion, Elizabeth Vanano [I0174]
      1. Hyatt, Walter Joseph
        1. Reed, Maud [I1824]
      2. Hyatt, Joseph Francis [I0489]
      3. Hyatt, Ethel Marguerita [373144464]
      4. Hyatt, Montague Charles [I0448]
      5. Hyatt, Bertha Maud [I0431]
      6. Hyatt, Stanley Harry Victor [I0434]