Tuesday 19 December 2017

Newspaper cuttings from my ancestry

Family history records come in many forms. Births, deaths, marriages, Christening and burial records, parish records, gravestones, wills, photographs, memorabilia and much detective work. But there is another source of evidence I have found - newspaper notices and reports. Here is a selection of those relating to my family’s history.

George Edward Hindley

Three notices from September 1918 relating to the death in northern France of my 2x great uncle George Edward Hindley (died 28 August 1918). Wondering if Rhona should read Rhoda, but not sure who Will is as George’s sister Rhoda married a Duncan Forbes. If anyone knows message me.

Richard Henry Hindley

George’s father was Richard Henry Hindley, my 2x great grandfather. His death was marked with several notices by his children. For some unknown reason the funeral was open to men only.

Liverpool Echo 27 April 1941
Liverpool Daily Post 26 April 1941

Liverpool Echo 25 April 1941

Richard Hindley and Harriet Glenton

Richard Henry Hindley’s parents, my 3x great grandparents, were Richard Hindley and Harriet Glenton. Their marriage was recorded in the Liverpool Mail on 10 July 1852:

Anna Maria Jeffers
Anna Maria Jeffers and Henry Glenton were Harriet's parents, and my 4x great grandparents. Anna was born in Barbados to English settlers. Her marriage took place in Cannonsburg USA to Henry Glenton:

Liverpool Mercury 16 July 1819

Lancaster Gazette 24 July 1819

Anna died in 1865:

Liverpool Mail 13 May 1865

Their youngest daughter, Eliza died in February 1844:

Liverpool Mail 18 February 1844

Three years earlier, their eldest daughter Elizabeth Ann Caroline Glenton had married John Hall:

Chester Chronicle 22 January 1841

Jonas Wilson Glenton Senior

Henry Glenton's father was Jonas Wilson Glenton snr, my 5x great grandfather. He died two weeks before his granddaughter Eliza (see above), on 29 January 1844:
Manchester Courier & Lancashire General Advertiser 3 February 1844
Liverpool Mail 3 February 1844
William and Peter Jenvey assaulted in Hampshire

Meanwhile, in Boldre, two of the Jenvey family were being assaulted in a pub...

Hampshire Advertiser 4 February 1865

Mary Ann Waldron (Jenvey)

Also in Hampshire, Mary Ann Waldron, the wife of my 6x great uncle Jesse Jenvey, died in 1881:

Hampshire Advertiser 20 April 1881

James Timmes Taylor

James (Jim) was my great uncle, and his tragic death on the Suffolk Broads was reported in the Coventry Evening Telegraph:

Coventry Evening Telegraph 15 July 1965

Arthur Heywood
A newspaper article in the Liverpool Echo for 1 May 1916 says Arthur Heywood, my 2x great uncle tried twice to rejoin the army to fight for his country but was rejected on medical grounds. He turned to drink and left a note saying he hated the rejection and his life before tragically killing himself.

Liverpool Echo 1 May 1916

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