Dearest Father, Amy Wright 1913 – Alvanley, Nr Warrington

Beautiful birthday postcard sent to Dearest Father, Mr C Wright, Post Office Row, Alvanley, Helsby, Nr Warrington posted on 25th February 1913 from Chester


Dearest Father

Just a line to wish you many happy returns of the day. I am sorry I quite forgot to write this and post it yesterday I was so busy washing and ironing. Will try and write tonight. Much love to all, Amy x x x x x x x x

I found Amy and her father, Charles Wright in the 1901 census for Alvanley. Charles aged 31 was a blacksmith, his wife Mary was also 31 and they had three other children: Harold Seymour Wright, age 10, Blanche age 5 and Ellen/Nellie age 10 months.

Beautiful memorial cards, TOOLEY – 1917, 1918 – Northamptonshire


who died 16 October 1917 aged 66

Interred Lowick Churchyard, Mon 22 Oct 1917


Agnes Augusta TOOLEY

who died 16 January 1918 aged 63

Interred in Lowick Churchyard

Mr and Mrs TOOLEY died within just 3 months of each other. How sad this must have been for their family!

I managed to find John and Agnes TOOLEY straightaway on the 1911 census at Lowick Lodge Farm, Lowick (8 rooms). John was a farmer, he had been married to Agnes Augusta for 32 years and they had 9 children, 7 surviving.

Children living with them:

Charles Heneage TOOLEY, 24, farmworker

Edwin Harry TOOLEY, 21, farmworker

Agnes Augusta TOOLEY, 19, dairy worker

Frederick Ernest TOOLEY, 17, farmworker

Mary Louise TOOLEY, 16, dairy and house work

Along with John’s nephew, Raymond Frederick William JOHNSON, 18, wheelwright.

In the 1901 census, John was a clerk of works on the estate and the 1901 census also revealed their older children:

Susan E TOOLEY, 21, post office clerk; and

John W TOOLEY, 19, Droper’s Assistant

This is the Lowick in Northamptonshire (not to be confused with other Lowicks in England.

There must be some descendants out there who would like these cards? Let’s get them sent home

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