|St.Mary's Hornsey Rise|
Four years later young Albert was working alongside his father and he appears on the 1881 cencus as a "Plasterer's Boy". In 1892 Albert married Minnie Rebecca Dumayne (1870-1941) who livedwith her widowed mother in the house opposite to the Bayliss home in Anatola Road. Minnie had been born in nearby Hargrave Park Road (later simply known as Hargrave Park) was the daughter of Welsh parents from Monmouthshire. Her father, Oliver Dumayne, had been a police constable until his death in 1889. Albert and Minnie began their married life in Thanet Street near King's Cross and it was there that their first son, Oliver Charles (1893-1973) was born.
|Surviving Victorian house in present day Thanet Street where Albert Charles|
Bayliss lived soon after his marriage to Minnie.
Soon after they moved back to Anatola Road to share the home of Minnie's mother, Ann. In the year of his marriage, with a wife to support, Albert had given up the plastering trade to take a more reliably paid job as a "sorter" at Mount Pleasant sorting office where he would work as a postman for the rest of his life.
|Mount Pleasant Sorting Office as it was when Alber Charles Bayliss|
worked there as a sorter and later a porter.
Three more sons would follow, Albert Charles (1895 - ? died in Canada), Alfred Percy (1897-1971) and Hector George (1899 - 1980). We will look closer at these sons in a future article. Albert and all four of his sons fought in the First World War with both Albert and his eldest son serving in The Post Office Rifles.
Albert died in 1929 and Minnie lived on until 1941. They are both buried in Highgate Cemetery.