Ann Birkumshaw.
From Carol Bartram

She was born Ann Widdowson 11th May 1845 in Clay Cross and married John Henry Birkumshaw from Whitwick, Leicestershire. In 1871 they lived on Church Street Clay Cross and he was a Grocer at that time, then in 1881 they lived on High Street Clay Cross and he was a Grocer/Farmer of 4 acres and they still lived on High Street in the 1891 and 1901 censuses. John Henry died in 1907. In 1911 Ann was a widow and lived in Bleak House, Clay Cross with her daughter Georgiana Emily, her husband Wilfred Harold Greatorex Briddon whose occupation was Assistant Accountant and Ann's grandson Stephen Eric Birkumshaw (whose father was Stephen Birkumshaw).

Her children were:
Sarah Ellen  born 1870  dressmaker 
Elizabeth  born 1871  milliner 
Stephen  born 1873  pattern maker's apprentice 
George H  born 1877  law clerk 
Georgiana Emily  born 1879      - 

Ann died on 23rd July 1918 and Probate was granted in London to her son Stephen Birkumshaw (Pattern maker) on 21st November 1919 and effects were 312.10s.10d. Stephen was married to Sarah J. (Jennie on the census) who was a school teacher and they lived on Holly Bank Clay Cross and had two sons Stephen Eric (1899) and Bernard (1897)

Whilst researching, Carol discovered this Memorandum of Agreement, between Ann and the Clay Cross Company





Neil Wilson 2012 - www.claycross.org.uk
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