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Elizabeth and Ann Willshaw

An interesting contact through Ancestry – Lynn S contacted me about Elizabeth Willshaw (or Wilsher), my great-great grandmother. She is descended from Elizabeth’s sister, Ann Willshaw, so I’ve been able to add in some family members there. Elizabeth was born in 1828 in Biddulph, Staffordshire. She married Reuben Austin, and their eldest daughter, Mary Ann, … Continue reading

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.

Matrilineal Monday – Mary Ann Austin

Mary Ann Austin was my great-grandmother, mother of Amy Rebecca Carter. She was born on 2 January 1845 in Hall Street, Tunstall, Staffordshire, UK, and died in 1918. She married Herbert Carter on 24 December 1866, and my grandmother was born 15 January 1888, the ninth of their ten children.