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Phoebe Caroline Jones Freeth [fh.]

Phoebe Caroline Jones Freeth was the first child of George Freeth & Ann Jones christened July 10th, 1853 at Smethwick, Staffs.

In 1861 Phoebe was living with her parents, sister & brother at King St, Wednesbury, Staffs.

By 1871 the family were living at 2 Glad. Terr, Wednesbury where father George was a foreman at the railway. Phoebe now had 4 brothers & 2 sisters.

Phoebe married William Mayo on August 20th, 1877 at Harborne, Staffs. William was christened April 1st, 1855 at Eldersfield, Worcestershire, the son of Sarah price & John Mayo, a farm labourer.

In 1881 Phoebe & William & their 2 year old son George Joseph were visiting Phoebe’s parents & brothers & sister at 45 High St, Smethwick. William was a now a forgeman but his occupation at the time of the 1871 census had been a boatman.

By 1891 Phoebe & William had moved to 104 Raglan Rd (the greengrocer’s shop), Smethwick. William was described as an erector of machinery. They had 3 surviving children, George Joseph, Ernest E (4) & Phoebe C (7 months). They were living in the same dwelling as Phoebe’s parents, her father George being the greengrocer, & brother John.

In 1901 Phoebe & William were living at 38 Brasshouse Lane, Smethwick with Phoebe’s parents George, aged 70 who was still a greengrocer shopkeeper & Ann. Phoebe & William’s children Ernest & Phoebe were still at home. William was now described as a steam engine fitter.

By 1911 Phoebe (listed as Caroline on census) & William had moved to 16 Galton St, Smethwick & William was now a machine fitter at the nut & bolt works.  Son Ernest, a hardware warehouseman at the axle works, & daughter Phoebe were still at home. 

Phoebe died in July-September 1922, aged 69, her death being registered at Kings Norton.

Daughter Phoebe married Henry Rowland Bonham in Jan-March 1937 at Birmingham.

The children of Phoebe Caroline Jones Freeth & William Mayo were:

fh. George Joseph Freeth Mayo born Oct-December 1878 at Tipton, Staffs; died March 18th, 1932 at 16 Galton St, Smethwick
fh. Sarah Ann Freeth Mayo born Oct-December 1879 at Smethwick, Staffs, died Oct-December 1879 at Smethwick
fh. Ernest Edwin F Mayo born July-September 1883 at Smethwick, Staffs, died Oct-December 1883 at Smethwick
fh. Ernest Edwin Freeth Mayo born Jan-March 1889 at Smethwick, Staffs; died June 18th, 1945 at 6 Lodge Rd, Smethwick
fh. Phoebe Caroline Freeth Mayo born August 19th,1890 at Smethwick, Staffs; died Oct-December 1970 at Birmingham


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