Showing posts with label Howes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Howes. Show all posts

Monday, 28 June 2021

Anthony Frederick John Brady and Maggie Dorothy Howes

St Peter and St Paul's Church, Swaffham
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Maggie Dorothy Howes, youngest daughter of William Harman Howes and Elizabeth Eliza Blazey, married Anthony Frederick John Brady, son of Anthony Brady and Ethel Berry, on 4 Oct 1936, at the same church where her sister Alice May had married in 1922, Holy Trinity, Norwich. The witnesses to this marriage were both William Harman Howes, the bride's father and brother

At the time of the marriage, the bridegroom's father, Anthony Brady (b. 1892 in Belfast, County Antrim, d. 1957 in Norwich), was described as an Omnibus Driver. He had married Ethel Berry (b. 1893 in Norwich), in 1905, in Norwich. Anthony Frederick John Brady was born, on 8 May 1908, in Andover, Hampshire. In 1911, his parents were both on the census in Yorkshire at the Infantry Barracks 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Anthony Frederick John Brady was baptised at Holy Trinity, Heigham, in 1913.

In 1939, Anthony F J Brady, Local Government Officer, Audit Secretary, his wife Maggie D and son Lawrence Cormac Brady (1938-1997), were living at "Spinney Edge", Cantley Road, Cringleford, Norfolk.

Maggie Dorothy Brady, of Coronation Grove, Swaffham, died, aged just 45, and was buried at St Peter and St Paul's, Swaffham, on 19 Oct 1955.

Anthony Frederick J Brady died in May 1995, the month of his 87th birthday.

George Charles Breame and Alice May Howes

Spire of Holy Trinity, Norwich
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Alice May Howes, daughter of Elizabeth Eliza Blazey and William Harman Howes, married George Charles Breame, son of Robert Breame and Caroline Bell, at Holy Trinity church, Heigham, Norwich on 3 Jun 1922.

Alice May Howes was my grandmother's 2nd cousin and is exactly the same age and relation to us as the singing, dancing, Winifred Constance Stanley Trevail, about whom I'm certain we knew nothing. Three probably very different women, brought up in three very different countries. Alice May Howes married exactly one month before my grandparents did and her first son was born exactly two weeks after my father, so I can imagine why they had remained in touch.  

George and Alice had two sons, both born at 23 Manchester Street, Heigham:
  1. George Charles Breame born 31 July 1923
  2. William Robert Breame born 21 Nov 1924
Growing up, I'd met "Cousin George from Norwich", George and Alice's son, a few times, but had no idea whose cousin he was or how we were connected. This is why I had to follow this line down to work out that he was my father's 3rd cousin. You have to go right back to Francis Stephen Blazey and Hannah Minns, my 3rd great-grandparents, to find our common ancestor. 

Both sons still lived at home with their parents in 1939 at 15 Henderson Road, Norwich, Norfolk. George Charles Breame Snr, born 20 Nov 1890, was a Builder's Labourer - his father, Robert, had been a plasterer. Son George, at that time, was employed as a Saw Mill Labourer. He will have served in World War II, but I don't have access to records to tell me as what, or which service.

George Charles Breame Snr's father, Robert Breame, died on 11 July 1939.

In the 3rd quarter of 1945 (the same time as my parents married), George Charles Breame Jnr married Anna Thornton in Cleveland, Yorkshire. This couple had three daughters - all young enough to still be alive - who are my 4th cousins. I remember meeting them once when I was a child.

In the 2nd quarter of 1946, William R Breame married Doris Buck, in Norwich.

In 1955, George Charles Breame Snr's mother, Caroline Breame died, aged 86.

George Charles Breams (sic), but date of birth quoted correctly as 20 Nov 1890, died in the second quarter of 1974. He will have been 83.

Alice May Breame died in Oct 1984, in East Dereham, Norfolk. She would have celebrated her 85th birthday at the end of that month.

George Charles Breame Jnr died in February 1998, aged 74.

William Robert Breame died on 21 Aug 2007.

Sunday, 27 June 2021

William Harman Howes and Violet Rose Matilda Cheer

St Mark's church in Lakenham - the apse
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Evelyn Simak - geograph.org.uk/p/2056898
Built in 1843 "for the poor and very populous" district of Lakenham

William Harman Howes, son of Elizabeth Eliza Blazey and William Harman Howes, married Violet Rose Matilda Cheer, on 8 Feb 1920, at the Church of St Mark, Lakenham, a district on the south of Norwich, Norfolk. Both were 24. One of the witnesses to the wedding was William's sister, Alice May Howes.

On the marriage certificate, Violet gives her father's name as Edmund Cheer, deceased. The only record for a birth of a Violet Cheer at all, was in the relevant quarter of 1895, in Norwich. She is registered simply as Violet, with no other given names and Cheer was her mother's maiden name, so this looks very much like a father invented for appearances on that form. A mystery, Violet doesn't appear anywhere at all on the 1901 or 1911 census returns either. 

(The only record I can find of a Violet Rose Matilda, anywhere, ever, was a Violet Rose Matilda Fox, baptised the following year, 1896, also in Norwich, daughter of Robert and Mary Fox. There seems to be utterly no link, but I feel there must be some reason for this seeming coincidence of the choice of given names.)

Record of the marriage of William Harman Howes and Violet Rose Matilda Cheer

William and Violet had three children: Joyce Mary Howes, born 27 Jun 1920, another daughter in 1924 and a son in 1932 - the latter two less than 100 years ago, could, theoretically, be alive, so I won't list their names.

In 1939, William Harman Howes, Mineral Maker, his wife, Violet Rose Matilda and their 3 children were living at 49 Unthank Road, Norwich, Norfolk. 

In 1942, Joyce M Howes married James D Wright, at Holy Trinity, Heigham.

William Harman Howes died in the 2nd quarter of 1977, aged 81.

Violet Rose N (sic) Howes, born 10 Aug 1895, died in 1978, aged 82.

Sunday, 20 June 2021

William Harman Howes and Elizabeth Eliza Blazey

St. John the Theologian, Norwich
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Graham Hardy - geograph.org.uk/p/160332
St. John's at the junction of Ber Street and Finkelgate in 
Norwich is historically known as St. John Sepulchre.

Elizabeth Eliza Blazey, daughter of Samuel Blazey and Elizabeth Wiggins, married William Harman Howes (born 15 Jul 1874), son of John Robert Howes and Martha Burrows Woodhouse, on 2 Sep 1895 at St John Sepulchre, Norwich. Both gave their address as, 3 Butchers Arms Yard, Ber St. Witnesses were William Walter Tillett and Martha Elizabeth Hunt, the groom's sister.

William and Elizabeth had three children:
  1. William Harman Howes born 14 Dec 1895
  2. Alice May Howes born 31 Oct 1899, bap. 16 Mar 1910 at Holy Trinity
  3. Maggie Dorothy Howes born 4 Apr 1910, bap. 1 Jun 1910 at Holy Trinity
In 1901, Elizabeth Howes (27) - no sign of her husband - was living at 15, Manchester Street, Heigham, Norwich, with William (5) and Alice (1).

Before 1911, William Howes (37), Elizabeth (37), William (15), Alice (11) and Maggie (0), had moved to 19 Manchester St, Norwich, where her father and grandmother had lived. Alice May Howes was born at this address.

And in 1939, still living at 19 Manchester Street, Norwich, Norfolk, were William Howes, Builder's Labourer Retired and wife Elizabeth.

William Harman Howes died on 27 Nov 1944, aged 70, at Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, St Stephen's Road, Norwich, Norfolk. 

Eliza Elizabeth Howes (née Blazey) died, aged 78, from Cerebral thrombosis, arteriosclerosis, on 19 Jan 1951 at 60 Suffolk Street, Norwich, Norfolk.

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