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Mary Freeth [fh.]

Mary Freeth was the fourth child of Samuel Freeth & Jane Rebecca Lambert born August 2nd, 1863 at Smethwick, Staffs.

In 1871 the family were still at Smethwick but now living at Causer St. Mary now had 5 sisters.

By 1881 the family had moved to 4 Birmingham Rd, Oldbury where Mary’s father was a glass maker. Mary had 5 sisters & a brother at home.

In 1891 Mary was still living at home at Birmingham St, now #8, along with 4 sisters & her brother.

In April-June 1892 Mary married Charles Hamar Lloyd at Christ Church, Oldbury. Charles was born c1868 at Eye, Herefordshire, the son of Mary Ann & Thomas Lloyd, a carpenter. In 1891 Charles was working as a grocer’s manager on the High St, Smethwick which is where Mary’s widowed mother Jane was working as a butcher in 1901.

In 1901 Mary & Charles were living at 304 Oldbury Rd, Smethwick, next to the Five Ways Tavern, where Charles was a grocer. They had 3 children – Ethel L (6), Charles W (3) & Edith M (5 months). Charles’ sister May (14) was with them at the time of the census. Also living with them was a grocer’s apprentice Clifford W Bennett (17).

In 1911 Mary & Charles were listed at 297 Oldbury Rd, Smethwick & Mary was described as head of the household & was a grocer & provision dealer. Husband Charles was a grocer manager. Their 3 children Ethel Louis, Charles Wilfred & Edith Mary were all at home.

Charles died in April-June 1914 at Smethwick, Warks.

The 1939 register shows widowed Mary living with her daughter Edith & husband Joseph F Woolams, an engineers fitter & their family at 260 Beeches Rd, West Bromwich.  Son Charles Wilfred & his wife Nellie M were living at 143 Oldbury Rd, Smethwick in 1939 where he was a master draper

Mary died in Oct-December 1941 in West Bromwich, aged 78.

The children of Mary Freeth & Charles Hamar Lloyd were:

fh. Charles Reginald Loyd christened April 20th, 1893 at Smethwick; died July-September 1893 at Smethwick

fh. Ethel Louisa Lloyd christened June 14th, 1894 at Smethwick, Staffs
fh. Charles Wilfred Ernest Lloyd born January 18th, 1898 at Smethwick, Staffs, died July-September 1969 in West Bromwich
fh. Edith Mary Lloyd born October 12th, 1900 at Smethwick, Staffs


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