Monday, 10 December 2012

Elijah & Henrietta’s family.



I’m going to tell you about the children of Elijah & Henrietta, it might not be much but it’s all I have.

Mary Hannah was born in 1888 when she was 3 years old she lived with her parents at 78 Cossington End, Sileby, Leicestershire, England. When she was 13 years old they lived at 39 Cemetery Road, Sileby. Mary Hannah died when she was 17 years old (I don’t know why she died). She is buried with her father and her sister Minnie Matilda.

Isabella Dora was born in 1889 when she was 1 years old she lived with her parents at 78 Cossington End, Sileby. When she was 11 & 21 years old she lived with her parents at 39 Cemetery Road, Sileby; in 1911 (aged 21) Isabella was a Hosiery Hand. In 1928 she was a confectioner in Sileby. Isabella married Samuel Dilley in 1932 and lived at 222 Blackbird Road, Leicester, England. Isabella died on 21 March 1933 at the age of 43 at the City General Hospital, Gwendolen Road, Leicester. She died of a) Auricular Fibrillation       b) Mitral Incompetence     c) Exophthalmic Goitre
Isabella left Samuel the sum of £66 18s 4d.

Colin was born on 8th December 1890, on 5 April 1891 he lived with his parents at 78 Cossington End, Sileby. When he was 10 & 20 years old he lived with his parents at 39 Cemetery Road, Sileby; in 1911 (aged 20) Colin was a Tile Maker. On 5 November 1915 when Colin was 24 years old he was enlisted in the Leicestershire Regiment, he served in France and was discharged on 13 June 1918 aged 27 years. In 1919 he married Kathleen Betts, on 3 June 1929 they lived with their family at Albion Road, Sileby and after their daughter Lillian died they moved from here to Ratcliffe Road, Sileby taking with them Lillian’s piano and the wood for the shed. On the 2nd July 1960 Colin and his family lived at 110 Holmfield Avenue, Sileby, his occupation was Electrician (Retired). Colin died on 26 March 1974 and is buried with wife Kathleen.

Minnie Matilda was born in 1892 and died on the 22nd May 1894.


James was born in 1895 when he was 6 & 16 years old he lived with his parents at 39 Cemetery Road, Sileby; in 1911 (aged 16) James was a Tile Maker. James died on 24th May 1917 France.




I found this in the Leicester Mercury dated 14 July 1917, page 2.at Leicestershire & Rutland Record Office, Wigston, Leicestershire, England.



Clara was born in 1898 when she was 3 & 13 years old she lived with her parents at 39 Cemetery Road, Sileby; in 1911 (aged 13) she was still at school. In 1920 she married William Harrald, and in 1941 lived at 181 Cossington Road, Sileby; her occupation was a shopkeeper. Clara died aged 69 and is buried with her mother Henrietta.

Gertrude was born in 1900 when she was 1 & 11 years old she lived with her parents at 39 Cemetery Road, Sileby; in 1911 (aged 11) she was still at school. Gertrude died on 18 June 1931 aged 31. It is said in the family that she died of a broken heart, because she couldn’t marry the person she wanted to. (one of my aunties told me this.)

Hetty Matilda was born in 1902 when she was 8 years old she lived with her parents at 39 Cemetery Road, Sileby and she was at school. On 24 April 1929 she married Arthur Morgan and her occupation was a Boot Repairer they lived at 3 North Street, Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire, England. Hetty died on 17 July 1978 at Barrow upon Soar, her ashes are buried with her husband’s.









Information is from www.ancestry.co.uk, family members, Leicestershire & Rutland Record Office, http://twgpp.org & certificates