On 3rd May
Agnes Ann Benson my g.aunt married John Henry Barnett at St Thomas Parish Church, Hull, Yorkshire in 1903. Agnes Ann was one of my grandfather’s 5 siblings that no-one knew anything about, as he led the family to believe he was an orphan without siblings or any other family. He probably did this so that there would be no-one to tell that he had been discharged from the army and sent to an asylum. Although my gran came from Hull too, they married in Newport, Monmouthshire then went to Glasgow before settling in Manchester. Interestingly, they kept in touch with my gran's parents, aunts and uncles etc.
Sidney Henry Barnett, my 1st cousin once removed, and son of the above couple was born in Canterbury, Kent.
Millicent Stanton my 9 x g.g.aunt was born in Morton by Bourne, Lincolnshire in 1618
Jane Martindale (nee Goad), my 2nd cousin 5 times removed (a very distant ancestor) was born in Gleaston, Lancashire in 1792. Gleaston only has a population of 400 nowadays, although when Jane was born, there was a working mill (it’s still in working order) and at least 5 farms which probably employed many of the local men and women, so it’s possible it was a larger community in the late 1700s/1800s.
Arabella Charlotte Salter my 1st cousin 3 times removed was born in Falmouth, Tasmania in 1858. Both her parents had been transported to Van Diemen’s Land. Her mother Elizabeth Eliza Mumby in 1848 for theft of rather a large amount of goods and produce from her employer, which was her 2nd offence. She probably already had 2 children before she was deported at least one of whom she left behind with her parents. Her father was transported in 1836 for desertion from Wellington Barracks. Arabella Charlotte was named after her mother’s youngest sister who had died, aged 2 in 1827.
Jane Benson (nee Martindale) my 3rd cousin 4 times removed and daughter of Jane Goad above was baptised in Ulverston, Dalton in Furness, Lancashire in 1824. She married my 2 x g.g.uncle Thomas Benson in 1845, so I’m related to her on 2 different trees.
Lucy Collett my 3 x g.g.aunt was baptised at Stradbroke, Suffolk in 1766
Ann Gilchrist my 3 x g.g.aunt was baptised at St Mark’s Church, Frampton, Lincolnshire in 1802
Annie Elizabeth Hardy (nee Wadsworth) my husband’s g.grandmother died in Audenshaw, Lancashire 1898. The cause of her death was uterine haemorrhage, Metritis (inflammation of the uterus) and pneumonia. Reading about this condition, it is highly probable that she had either just delivered (no birth or death recorded so possibly a stillbirth) or had a miscarriage. She left 10 children, 5 of them under the age of 10 and their father died only 2 years later. Her eldest 2 daughters were married and so it fell to the 3rd daughter who was 18 when her mother died and 20 when her father died, to care for the rest of her siblings which she did until they, too, were all married. Only then did she marry herself by which time she was aged 39.
Catherine Collett (nee Baldwin) my 2 x g.g.aunt was buried at Mettingham Parish Church, Suffolk in 1891
Peter Pemberton my 1st cousin twice removed was buried at Kingsley Parish Church, Kingsley, Cheshire in 1875. He was 11 years old.
Mary Ann Mumby (nee Rodgers) my 3 x g.g.grandmother (and grandmother of Arabella Charlotte Salter above) was buried at St Botolph’s Church, Boston, Lincolnshire in 1866