Arthur David Ibbott, the eldest son of Arthur Pearson Ibbott, and his wife Victoria Ibbott (nee Miller), was born in (De Beauvoir Town), Bethnal Green, Middlesex, in 1891, the second in a family of five children.
His parents married 1888 in the Islington, London, district. Victoria died 1931 in Watford aged 63, and was buried 7 November in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Arthur died 21 November 1955 in Watford aged 89, and was buried 26 November, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Arthur’s father was initially a railway clerk and the family lived at a number of addresses in Middlesex before moving to Hertfordshire in about 1900, where their youngest child Claude was born.
1901 Census records Arthur aged 10, living with his parents, sister Grace 11, brothers Harrold 8, Bertram 5, and Claude 1, at 57, London Road, New Bushey, Herts.
Arthur Pearson Ibbott was now a secretary to a public company and by 1911 he had progressed further and was a secretary and accountant to an investment company and the family employed a ‘lady help’. All his sons were educated at Watford Boys’ Grammar School.
The 1911 census records Arthur David Ibbott as employed as a commercial clerk in an investment company, his elder sister was an art student, Harold was an Engineering Apprentice and the two younger brothers were still at school. The family were living at “Osborne Villa”, 57, Chalk Hill, New Bushey, Herts.
(Oxhey, Herts, was originally known as New Bushey, Herts).