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Louisa Freeth [fh.]

Louisa Freeth was the ninth child of Samuel Freeth & Jane Rebecca Lambert born May 6th, 1873 at Smethwick, Staffs.

In 1881 Louisa was living at 4 Birmingham Rd, Oldbury where her father was a glass maker. Louisa had 5 sisters & a brother at home.

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

Louisa married Edward John Porter in July-September 1896 at Christ Church, Oldbury. Edward was born July-September 1874 at Rawnsley, Cannock, Staffs, the son of Jane & William Porter, a carter.

In 1911 Louisa & Edward were living at 386 Dudley Rd, Birmingham & Edward was a pork butcher. They had a 13 year old daughter, Gladys, living at home. Edward's older sister Jane (40) was visiting at the time of the census. They had 3 servants living with them, 2 of whom were assisting in the shop.

Edward died on July 5th, 1919 at Dudley Rd, Birmingham.  Probate was granted on December 5th, 1919 to widow Louisa & his effects were £3,029.13s.3d.

Daughter Gladys was to marry Thomas Hollingsworth in 1922 at West Bromwich.

The 1939 register shows widowed Louisa living with daughter Gladys & her husband Thomas, a bacon curer, & family at Lonsdale, Wood Green Rd, Wednesbury.  It was noted that Louisa was living on private means.

The children of Louisa Freeth & Edward John Porter were:

fh.  Samuel William Victor Porter born April-June 1897 at Birmingham; died July-September 1897 at Birmingham
fh.  Gladys Louisa Porter born July 10th, 1898 at Birmingham; died Oct-December 1952 at Bromsgrove, Worcs
fh.  Florence May Porter born Oct-December 1899 at Birmingham; died Oct-December 1899 at Birmingham




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