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Re: 1861 1871 Look up - Claridge
« Reply #9 on: Friday 27 August 10 20:32 BST (UK) »
Hi NDRFT

Thanks for that - it looks like a good investment that I shall follow up.
 

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Re: 1861 1871 Look up - Claridge
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 15 December 10 21:40 GMT (UK) »
Hi - Just to say I know something of Mary Jane Claridge and Arthur Morris Freakley's children: Daisy, Arthur, Frederick and Harold (the three boys had 'Claridge' as their second names). I have a small photo album dating 1915-18, I found at an antique fair made up by Harold as he served in the Navy towards the end of the Great War. In the album are their photographs (Frederick in uniform of S.Staffs regiment - he survived). I know who Daisy, Harold and Frederick married (Harold 1930 to Annie Carter) and keen to find if they have descendents today (especially Harold) whom I think would like to see this little album.

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Re: 1861 1871 Look up - Claridge
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 15 December 10 21:42 GMT (UK) »
hi d whit welcome to rootschat
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kenny from ireland befre moveing to north shields  flaxen/flexon from cumnor then sunderland robinson from rothbury then north shields urqhart somewhere in scotland then sunderland


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Re: 1861 1871 Look up - Claridge
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 16 December 10 15:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi D Whit,

Firstly can I echo Neil's welcome. I was aware of the four children but not of Harolds marriage to Annie Carter as the C. or Claridge is not included in the BMD indexes. All the info I have is from the FreeBMD indexes so at this moment there are some assumptions and you probably are aware of all of it.

Daisy Alice - I had a problem with her originally as although I found her in a couple of census she didn't appar in FreeBMd until I found her in the original index having been transcribed as  'Freakey'. but I have nothing else. She was born about 8 years before Arthurs marriage to Mary Jane and www.horrocksgenealogy.com/ gives her mothers name as Elizabeth.

Arthur Claridge - Married Agnes K.R. Smith 1919 And had 2 children-
   Arthur V. 1920
   Kathleen B. 1925. The only Kathleen B. Freakley I can find (transcribed to FreeBMD as Freakely) married Theodoor Meyts in 1949, registered at Holborn.

Frederick Claridge - nothing known other than there only appears to be one frederick C. Freakley and a death was recorded in Southwark in 1922 aged 25 which fits. I don't have a marriage for Frederick and would be very interested in this event.

Harold Claridge - very similar to Frederick in that there only appears to be one Harold C. and a death is registered at Stafford in 1942 aged 43 which again fits.

Thanks for your post. All the best,

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Fawcett Lancs
Smith Staffs
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Humphrey Northants
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Re: 1861 1871 Look up - Claridge
« Reply #13 on: Monday 06 August 18 20:13 BST (UK) »
I am the son of Kathleen B. Freakley and Theodore Meyts (born Belgium) married in 1949 at Holborn. My mother died on 13 February 2016.
My uncle Arthur Vernon died in 1989, with two children still alive today - Timothy F (living in Germany) and Jill Cawte, living in Berkshire.


Daisy Alice was the daughter of Arthur Morris F by his first wife who died in childbirth of Daisy, and a few days later her first child died. Daisy was brought up in Arthur Morris's home when he remarried (to Mary Jane Claridge). Daisy never married. She helped bring up her three half-brothers "my boys" then lived alone in Wolverhampton and died there in a nursing home in about 1984 in her nineties.

Frederick died after a tooth extraction, he had an undiagnosed medical condition which nowadays would have required special precautions before any surgery. But in those days, the risk was unknown. The coffin with his body was returned to Wolverhampton by rail.

Arthur Morris was a guard on the GWR in Wolverhampton. I still have his uniform, bearing a cleaning label marked Oxley (the GWR depot).

Uncle Harold never married, because he had diabetes and he knew that he would not live long. He did not wish to subject a loved one to the grief of becoming a widow at an early age. I still have Harold's scales he used to weigh his daily rations.

Message to D Whit: if you are seeking to share a photo album with the Freakley family, I would be happy to view it or even give it a good home if you are prepared to part with it - my cousins do not appear interested in family history but I certainly am, in memory of my late mother.

I have just signed up to RootsChat and I amazed to find all this information about my family, passed down verbally, also on a website. I am glad to join this discussion board.

By the way, when my mother cleared Daisy's house in 1984, she found correspondence from an uncle or great-uncle Freakley who emigrated to the USA late 19th century. This correspondence has been lost by my brother. It appears, from their family names, that this branch of the family comprises Ben Freakley, US General at Fort Benning in Georgia. Youtubes of his speeches show a definite family likeness.