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
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.
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.
My maternal grandmother, born 15 January 1888 in Newchapel, Staffordshire. I remember her well, although in the days before motorways we only got to visit her once a year. I don’t know the date of this photo – round about the time of her marriage, I should think. She was a dressmaker, and still made … Continue reading
My late mother-in-law was a Golesworthy. Unusual enough to make research slightly easier? That’s until you start looking at the family’s place of origin – Honiton in Devon, UK. Two streets of them in the 1880’s – and they all seem to have loved the name “William”. Still, I’ve found her parents – Walter Frederick … Continue reading