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Ann Maria Freeth [fh.]

Ann Maria Freeth was the seventh child of Josiah Freeth and Mary Yates born 1851 at Smethwick, Staffs.

In 1861 (Ann) Maria was living at home at St George St, Smethwick with her parents & 2 sisters & 3 brothers.

Ann Maria’s mother Mary died prior to 1871 as her father Josiah (mistakenly written as Breath in census) was registered as a widower. The family were still at St George St.

(Ann) Maria married Isaac Turton in Oct-December 1872 at Holy Trinity, West Bromwich. Isaac was born July-September 1849 at West Bromwich, the son of Caroline Taylor & William Turton, a boiler maker.

In 1881 Ann & Isaac were living at 93 Lewisham Rd, Smethwick & Isaac was a boiler maker in shop. They had 4 children, William H (8), Sarah A (6), John B (4) & Caroline (1). Living with them was Ann’s 74 year old father Josiah Freeth, a boiler maker. Also with them was Ann’s sister Mary, now married to William H Wills, & her brother John Freeth.

Isaac died in Oct-December 1888, aged 39, the death being registered at Kings Norton.

In 1891 widowed (Ann) Maria was living at 51 Brasshouse Lane, Smethwick with children William, a brass polisher at bedstead works, Sarah, a button maker, John, an iron moulder, Caroline, James (9) & Annie (4). Maria’s brother John was again found with his sister & listed as a boarder.

(Ann) Maria died in Oct-December 1900, aged 48, the death being registered at Kings Norton.

In 1901 the head of the family was now Carrie (Caroline) Turton, Ann Maria’s 21 year old daughter. With her at 51 Brasshouse Lane were brother James & sister Annie. Also still with them was uncle John Freeth, a general labourer.

The children of Ann Maria Freeth & Isaac Turton were:

fh. William Henry Turton born Jan-March 1873 at Smethwick, Staffs
fh. Sarah Ann Turton born Jan-March 1875 at Smethwick, Staffs
fh. John Benjamin Turton born April-June 1877 at Smethwick, Staffs
fh. Caroline Turton born July 18th, 1879 at Smethwick, Staffs, died 1948
fh. James Frederick Turton born Jan-March 1882 at Smethwick, Staffs
fh. Annie Turton born April-June 1886 at Smethwick, Staffs


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