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Mystery Monday – Kate Mack

Kate Mack was the first wife of Robert Reuby. They were married on 7 August 1893, at St Stephens Church, Walworth, London. Their marriage certificate shows her age as 22, so she would have been born around 1871. She is listed as a spinster, with no profession. Robert is shown as a bachelor. Her father … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday – Ada Annie Carter

I have three Ada Annie Carters in my tree, and no idea which one this is.

Matrilinial Monday – Lilian Golesworthy

Lilian May Golesworthy was my husband’s mother. She was born on 5 April 1909, in Holborn, London, UK, and died in Ringwood, Hampshire on 4 February 1976 aged only 66 years. Her parents were Walter Frederick Golesworthy and Lilian St John. In 1935 she married Charles Leonard Reuby in Hackney, London, UK. They had two … Continue reading

Tombstone Tuesday – HMS Barham

My great-uncle, Charles Easter, Boy 1ST Class J33434 R.N., lost his life at the age of 17 in HMS Barham at the battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916. He was buried at sea. His brother was my paternal grandfather.

Matrilinial Monday – Elizabeth Wilsher

Elizabeth Wilsher was born in Biddulph, Staffordshire in 1828. She married Reuben Austin in 1845 in the Wolstanton District of Staffordshire, and they are my great-great-grandparents. I haven’t traced her death, although her last child was born in 1866, so it was that year or later. Her maiden name is also recorded as Willshaw.