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Sussex Lookup Requests / Re: Ann MATTHEWS in Abbey Rd, Brighton
« on: Saturday 30 April 22 09:57 BST (UK)  »
No by the time of the census, Maud and John Campbell were in Maida Vale in London (see the earlier thread).  Of course there's no way of knowing if they were already living there but as they were with Ann Matthews in the early 1900s as a family, I imagine they all moved to Brighton together.  Hard to know.

So really any hints about any of them living in Brighton would help fill in the gaps.

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Sussex Lookup Requests / Re: Ann MATTHEWS in Abbey Rd, Brighton
« on: Saturday 30 April 22 09:23 BST (UK)  »
The informant is her daughter Maud Crook present at death, and cause is hemiplegia (so half paralysed - probably a stroke), glucosuria (high glucose in urine, possibly diabetes) and exhaustion. Certified by W D Calvert LRCP

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Sussex Lookup Requests / Ann MATTHEWS in Abbey Rd, Brighton
« on: Saturday 30 April 22 08:51 BST (UK)  »
This relates to an old thread here. https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=833172.0

Having finally found my elusive Ann Matthews, widow, who died at 15 Abbey Rd, Brighton in Jan 1911, at the age of 73, I am wondering when she moved into the area, as she was in Sutton Coldfield in the early 1900s.

She was on the electoral roll when in the Sutton Coldfield area so perhaps she was on one for Brighton?

I also wonder if she or her daughter Alice Maud Crook (b 1882) appear in any postal/Kelly's directories. And her grandson John/Jack Campbell (b 1897) might appear in school records if the three of them moved into the area when he was still of school age.  Or local newspaper records?

As I don't live anywhere near Sussex I'd be grateful for any help please.

Thanks.

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I've now obtained her death cert and she died on 23 Jan 1911 at 15 Abbey Rd, Brighton, notified by her daughter Maud Crook present at her death.

What led her daughter Maud and grandson John/Jack Campbell to move to Maida Vale I wonder?

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Found Ann Matthews!  Finally.  :)

Ancestry hints recently highlighted a Find a Grave entry for the Crook family with a memorial stone in Curzon St Cemetery, Calne, Wilts.  The transcription included Ann Crook and Jan 1911. 

Calne Town Council were very helpful and checked their burial records for the Crooks and for any Ann Matthews. And yes she’s buried there, with their records stating:

Matthews Ann  formerly widow of Robert Crook butcher 73 Abbey Rd. Brighton   January 30 1911   

The records only give burial dates, not death dates.

I wasn't sure if 73 was her age or the address, but she was 73 when she died – I checked the GRO index and found this:

MATTHEWS, ANN       73 
GRO Reference: 1911  M Quarter in BRIGHTON  Volume 02B  Page 142

I would have never guessed Brighton as none of the family had connections although her daughter Kate Smith nee Crook was in Bournemouth, which is the closest place any relative was.

Now time to hunt through the newspaper archive for Brighton to see what might be there about her.  I might be lucky with an obit, or a death announcement.

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Update: With the 1921 register now available, I found Maud Bertram, head of household, married, with one child aged 8 last birthday.  No others in the household on census night. Still at 11 Hetley Rd.  George Bertram, 8, at a prep school in Margate.

No Reinhold Bertam anywhere, nor Ann Matthews.

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Lancashire / Re: Millicent Alice COX/BELLAMY born 1875ish
« on: Tuesday 08 March 22 22:41 GMT (UK)  »
Finally found a list of all the Maria Rye children here: https://www.notlmuseum.ca/research/british-home-children and then click on the database of Niagra on the Lake for a pdf.

It's easy to search for Jun 1880 and see who was on that passenger list and where they ended up.  I'll try again with searching for individuals' births to see if there is any commonality between them that might pinpoint Millicent Cox's location in England.

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Lancashire / Re: Millicent Alice COX/BELLAMY born 1875ish
« on: Tuesday 08 March 22 22:29 GMT (UK)  »
On searching https://www.britishhomechildrenregistry.com/, using just Isabella and arrival year of 1880, I found Isabella Watson on the Sarmatian via Maria Rye, so someone has managed to read the names!

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Lancashire / Re: Millicent Alice COX/BELLAMY born 1875ish
« on: Tuesday 08 March 22 20:27 GMT (UK)  »
I've had another look using Photoshop to tweak a bit, and zoom in, which shows the '72' is '12' but there's an ink dot or mark to left so looking more like a 7 .

That's that one solved then!

And I think it's Isabella Baker but hard to read.

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