Summons to George Bestwick of Leek, 1876

Summons to George BESTWICK of Regent Street in Leek in the county of Stafford, Silk Manufacturer “………………..did employ in a certain factory in your occupation a certain child named Joseph Shenton for more than seven working days without having obtained a surgical certificate for the said child. These are therefore to command you in HerContinue reading “Summons to George Bestwick of Leek, 1876”

Grandma’s Legacy – Blanche Mary Fleet, 1898 Leeds, Yorkshire

Letter written by Marion Fleet (nee Kemp) 4 Silsbury Street, Kirkland Street, Beeston Road, Leeds May 16th 1898 Messrs Wright & Brown Gentlemen My daughter Blanche Mary Fleet will attain her twenty first year on the twenty fifth of June next – she wishes me to say she shall be glad to receive her shareContinue reading “Grandma’s Legacy – Blanche Mary Fleet, 1898 Leeds, Yorkshire”

The Rector’s Wife’s Letter Mary A Haines, Kirkby Stephen, 1884

Great Musgrave, Kirkby Stephen July 31st 1884 Dear Mr Brown Having casually heard “that Mr Bradburn has been to Carlisle and taken away all deeds and papers and that they are now in his possession” I write to let you know what I have heard, trusting that you will excuse my letter, but I cannotContinue reading “The Rector’s Wife’s Letter Mary A Haines, Kirkby Stephen, 1884”

Your Fidgety Old Grandma (1934)

This wonderful letter recently arrived here at Special Branches. Whilst the lack of surnames means that we stand very little chance of ever identifying this lovely lady, we thought that this just simply had to be shared with you all. Written from Elm Dene, Heath Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire on 20 August 1934: Dear Grace &Continue reading “Your Fidgety Old Grandma (1934)”

Daniel Ivor Williams, 1944

This is the Life Assurance premium receipt for Daniel Ivor Williams. He paid a premium of £2 12s 8d on 6th March 1944. Let’s hope it was a long while before it was called upon. There is a good candidate on Ancestry – Daniel Ivor Williams, born 23 March 1898 in Llangyfelach, Wales. He diedContinue reading “Daniel Ivor Williams, 1944”