George Henry Kerfoot (1883-1953)

The third brother, George Henry Kerfoot was born in 1883 and by 1901, whilst still living at home was working as a joiner. In 1904, he married Sarah Ellen Sylvester, the sister of Ellen who married his brother Joseph, the following year. By 1907[1], the couple had moved into No. 122, Leopold Street, three doors away from Sarah’s parent; they were still there in 1911[2], living with their 6-year old son, Eric and lodger Florry Bishop, aged 21, an elastic web weaver. By this time[3], George was working as a pattern maker at an engineering works. Whilst there is no direct evidence of him working for Messenger & Co., he was a consistent member, along with his two brothers, in the firm’s air rifle team during the 1907/8 and 1908/9 seasons[4]. He died in Leicester General Hospital on 10th October 1953, aged 70 and Sarah Ellen in 1966, aged 82.


No. 122, Leopold Street, Loughborough



  1. Wills’ Loughborough Almanac & Street Directory for 1907.
  2. Census Return
  3. 1911 Census Return.
  4. The Nottingham Evening Post, 21st November, 1907.
    The Loughborough Monitor and News, 12th December 1907.
    The Nottingham Evening Post, 15th October 1908.
    The Loughborough Monitor and News, 20th November 1908.