Wednesday, 2 June 2010

A few more photos from the Nash family album

Again a huge thank you to Eileen (aka Sylvia) Weedon for more old photographs from the Nash family album. The Nash family were, as mentioned below, the maternal grandparents of aunty Iris who is widow of my father's older brother Bill Millington. Iris originates from Guildford Street in Lozells. I spoke to Iris on Sunday about this exciting contact with Eileen and hopefully the dialogue will generate even more fascinating information and photos to add to the website.

Elsewhere on this site I have posted some information about the origins of Iris's father, whose surname was Butcher and how it seems that this gentleman's own father died tragically in Manchester. There is also some information about the origins of the Butchers being in Bewdeley. 

Eileen takes the Nash family back to about 1851 with the birth of William Nash who married Caroline. This couple had six known children: Sylvia, Arthur, Annie, May, William and Lilly. Slyvia Nash was Eileen's grandmother, whilst May Nash was Iris's mother. Iris is therefore the cousin of Eileen's mother Sylvia.

Sylvia Nash married John Wearing and they had four children: Sylvia, Frederick, Sidney and John. Sylvia Wearing married John Barraclough and they had two daughters, Sylvia (Eileen) and Pauline.

Without further ado here are a few more of the fantastic photos emailed to me by Eileen. We may need to do some additional detective work between us to identify some of the subjects, especially the children, although we can probably identify some faces already from the previous three photos below, including Eileen's mom, Sylvia Barraclough, her grandmother, Slyvia Wearing and her great grandmother Caroline Nash. But more captions to follow soon (watch this space):


Fred, Sylvia and Sidney Wearing


Sidney & Fred Wearing and Laddie the dog


Sylvia Barraclough (nee. Wearing), her friend, Granny Nash and Donald (oldest son of Edie Naven nee Tipper)


Sylvia Barraclough nee. Wearing (on right) and her sister by her mum's first husband William Tipper.


A friend of Sylvia Barraclough (nee. Wearing)


Sylvia Barraclough on right


Sylvia Wearing (child) with Annie her eldest sister, about 11 years older -same dad as Edie

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