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George Freeth [fh.]

George Freeth was the second child of William Freeth & Sarah Gutteridge christened November 28th, 1830 at Smethwick, Staffs.

In 1841 & 1851 George was living at home at Roebuck Lane, Smethwick with his parents & siblings.

George married Ann Jones on August 30th, 1852 at Harborne. Ann was born c1833 at Smethwick, Staffs, the daughter of Thomas Jones.

In 1861 George, a vitriol maker, & Ann were living at King St, Wednesbury with their 3 children – Phebe J (7), Sarah A J (5) & Thomas J (2).

By 1871 the family were living at Glad.(?) Terr, Wednesbury & George was a foreman at the railway. At home were Phebe Car. Jones, Sarah Ann Jones, Thomas William, & new additions Joseph Samuel Jones (9), George Daniel Jones (6), Adah Sophia Jones (4) & John Leonard Jones (1).

By 1881 George had again changed his occupation & was now a fruiterer living at 45 High St, Smethwick with wife Ann & children Thomas, also a fruiterer, George, a warehouseman, Adah, Leonard & 9 year old son Ernest. Daughter Phebe now married to William Mayo, a forgeman, was visiting at the time of the census with their son, George Joseph (2).

In 1891 George was still a fruiterer & he & Ann were living at 104 Raglan Rd, Smethwick & only John, a brass turner, was living at home. Next door at #103 was daughter Phebe & husband & family.

In 1901 George, aged 70 was listed as a greengrocer shopkeeper, living at 38 Brasshouse Lane, Smethwick with wife Ann & daughter Phoebe & her family.

George died aged 73 in Oct-December 1903, the death being registered at Kings Norton.

Ann died aged 76 in April-June 1909, the death being registered at Kings Norton.

The children of George Freeth & Ann Jones were:

fh. Phoebe Caroline Jones Freeth christened July 10th, 1853 at Smethwick; died July-September 1922 at Smethwick
fh. Sarah Ann Jones Freeth christened October 14th, 1855 at Smethwick
fh. Thomas William Jones Freeth born April-June 1859 at Tipton, died Jan-March 1914
fh. Joseph Samuel Jones Freeth born July-September 1861 at Ockerhill, Tipton, died 1929 at Sunny Hill, Derby
fh. George Daniel Jones Freeth born July-September 1864 at Tipton; died Jan-March 1939 at Smethwick
fh. Adah Sophia Jones Freeth born December 27th, 1866 at Tipton; died December 14th, 1940 at Halesowen, Worcs
fh. John Leonard Jones Freeth born July 23rd, 1969 at Wednesbury
fh. Ernest Edwin Jones Freeth born July-September 1871 at Wednesbury, died April-June 1882 at Smethwick


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