Sunday, 2 December 2012

Great Grandparents


My Great Grandparents –
Thomas Betts
Betsy (nee Widdowson)

Thomas Betts was born on 25th January 1859 in Sileby, Leicestershire, England. He married Betsy (nee Widdowson) on 27th December 1888 at the Parish Church in Sileby.
In 1901 his occupation was a Shoe Riviter. Thomas died on the 21st January 1922.
Thomas is a brick wall in my family tree, I have little information about him and his family but I will not give up looking, if you have any where you can suggest to me to look then please leave me a comment.

Betsy (nee Widdowson) born on September 1859 in Sileby. On the 7th April 1861 she lived with her family at 48 Banks, Sileby, on the 2 April 1871 she lived with her family at 19 Barrow Road and her occupation was a Winder, on 3 April 1881 she lived with her family at 19 Barrow Road and her occupation was a framework knitter (stockings). After she married Thomas Betts they lived on 31 March 1901 in 19 Cemetery Road, Sileby, then in 1918 and 1919 they lived in 36 Cemetery Road, Sileby. Betsy died on the 19th December 1935. She is buried in grave plot B129 at Sileby Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Sileby, Leicestershire, England with her husband Thomas and son William.

Thomas and Betsy had the following children –
William                     born November 1889 Sileby             died 17 November 1915 Sileby
Albert                       born March 1891 Sileby                   died 14 July 1916 France
Kathleen                  born 18 June 1895 Sileby                  died 7 July 1970 Cossington
Aubrey                     born 22 Aug 1898 Sileby                  died 14 Oct 1967 Leicester
Claude Hector        born 2 November 1901 Sileby             died 1976 Coalville





Information was found on www.ancestry.co.uk or given to me by Eric Wheeler.