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Thomas Freeth [fh.]

Thomas Freeth was the fifth child of John Freeth & Sarah Ann Felton born October 16th, 1871 & christened March 6th, 1873 at Holy Trinity,  West Bromwich, Staffs.

In 1881 Thomas (Tom in census) & his 5 sisters & 4 brothers & parents were living at 15 Watton St, West Bromwich.

By 1891 the family had moved to 26 Watton St & Thomas was now an engine fitter.

Thomas married Ann Elizabeth Stokes in July-September 1893 at West Bromwich register office. Ann was born January 1874 at West Bromwich, the daughter of Hannah & John Stokes, a manager.

In 1901 Thomas & Ann were living at 54 York Rd, Short Heath, Erdington, Warks. Thomas was described as a foreman gas store fitter. They had 2 sons – Bertie (6) & Thomas (11 months).

By 1911 Thomas & Ann (known as Annie) had moved to 150 Gravelly Lane, Erdington & Thomas’ occupation was unchanged.  They now had 3 children – Bertie, a machine hand engineer, Thomas, a scholar & Harold (6).

On April 17th, 1913 Thomas & son Bertie sailed for Sydney, Australia & returned on August 30th, 1913.  Thomas gave his occupation as a fitter & Bertie as a turner.

The children of Thomas Freeth & Ann Elizabeth Stokes were:

fh, Bertie Freeth born Jan-March 1895 at West Bromwich, Staffs
fh. Thomas Freeth born at 45 Waterworks St, & christened April 27th, 1900 at St Peter & St Paul, Aston, Warks

fh.  Harold Freeth born Oct-December 1904 at Erdington, Warks

fh.  Leonard Freeth born Jan-March 1912 at Erdington, Warks


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