These two screen shots from Google Earth are views of St Mary's Catholic convent in Hunters Road, a road linking the Newtown area of Birmingham with the Lozells district. The discovery of this convent has helped me to identify the road in which dad's late brother-in-law Ted Bourne grew up. Uncle Ted was married to dad's oldest sister Nance. Ted was not a Catholic but I remember him once recalling that he grew up in a street in this area that was close to a Catholic Convent which gave him a lifelong respect for the dedication of the nuns.
Edward Valentine Bourne married Violet Wilson in Birmingham in 1911, I believe them to be my Uncle Ted's parents. In the 1911 Census, a 21 year old Edward V Bourne is a lodger with the Smith family of Mansfield Road, Aston Manor, his birth place given as Barbourne in Worcestershire. In the 1901 Census (pictured above) he is found with his parents and siblings living at 98 Crocketts Road, Handsworth. He is 11 years old and his place of birth given as Worcester.
Edward Valentine Bourne and his father, also an Edward Bourne were both born in Worcestershire. However, three of Edward V's siblings were born in Seaforth on Merseyside.
|Geoff, Ted and Nance 1956|
|Joan and Nance 1956|
|Nance (Anne nee Millington), Ted (Edward Bourne), |
their son David and pet dog Bess.