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Hagar Freeth [fh.]

Hagar Freeth was the second child of Noah Freeth & Ann Robinson born November 11th, 1868 at West Bromwich.

In 1871 Hagar (Agar in census) was living with her parents & 2 brothers at Albert St, West Bromwich.

By 1881 the family had moved to 51 Mount Pleasant St, West Bromwich & Hagar now had 4 brothers & 2 sisters.

Hagar married George Edwards on December 25th, 1887 at St John the Evangelist, West Bromwich. Both George & Hagar made their mark.  Witnesses at the wedding were Eliza & William Felton.  George was born June 11th, 1867 at Moxley, Staffs, the son of Anne & William Edwards, a collier.

In 1891 Hagar & George were living at Colliery Cottages, Perry Barr, Handsworth, Staffs. They were lodging with Mary & John Smith, a coal miner. George was also a coal miner. They had 2 children – George (3) & Ann (1).

By 1901 they had moved to High Heath, Walsall Wood, Handsworth & George was described as a coal miner hewer. In addition to George & Ann they now had Job (9), Arthur (7), Esther (5) & Noah (2).

In 1911 Hagar & George were living at Victor St, Heath End, Pelsall, Walsall & George was a coal miner Stallman.  Sons George, Job & Arthur also worked at the coal mine as horse drivers.  Also at home were Esther, Noah, Joseph (7), Daisy (4), Lily (2) & Daniel (5 months).  It was noted on the census that they had had 12 children, only 10 of whom were still alive.

The 1939 register shows Hagar & George living at 6 Victor St, Aldridge, Staffs.  George was now retired & with them was son Daniel, a builders labourer.  Living next door was son Noah, a coal miner,  and his wife Gladys & family.

Hagar died in July-September 1953, aged 84, her death being registered at Wednesbury, Staffs.

The children of Hagar Freeth & George Edwards were:

fh.  George Edwards born April-June 1888 at West Bromwich
fh.  Ann Edwards born April-June 1889 at West Bromwich
fh.  Job Edwards born Oct-December 1891 at Birmingham, Warks
fh.  Arthur Edwards born Jan-March 1894 at West Bromwich
fh.  Esther Edwards born April-June 1896 at Pilsley, Derbyshire
fh.  Noah Edwards born September 5th, 1898 at West Bromwich
fh.  Daniel Edwards born July-September 1901 at Walsall; died 1901 at Walsall
fh.  Joseph Edwards born Oct-December 1903 at Heath End, Pelsall, Walsall, Staffs
fh.  Daisy Edwards born Jan-March 1907 at Heath End, Pelsall, Walsall, Staffs
fh.  Lily Edwards born April-June 1909 at Heath End, Pelsall, Walsall, Staffs
fh.  Daniel Edwards born October 1st, 1910 at Heath End, Pelsall, Walsall, Staffs


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