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Tuesday 18 May 2021


Back today with the delightful May Kit from Papermaze.  This layout is about a new found relative (thanks to Ancestry), the details have been printed out and added to the back of this layout (also see below).

From the kit I used:
P13 - Till We Meet Again collection - #01
Paige Evans - Wonders collection #11
Bazzill Basics - Arroyo

Simple Stories Chipboard Frame
3 paper flowers
P13 decorative Tags

I From my stash I used:
Salty Ocean Distress Ink.
Seam binding ribbon
needle and thread
paper flowers
Martha Stewart Punch
American Crafts Thickers
Dazzling Blue Nuvo Glitter Drops
Caramel Cream Nuvo Crystal Drops

The family history:

Born 22 May 1844 in Eastry Union
Workhouse near Deal, Kent
Died 24th January 1934 age 89
Hounslow, the home of her daughter Ellen (Nell) Reeves nee Tandy.
Emma’s mother was Mary Ann Goldfinch born about 1824 in Ham, Kent. Mary died in 1863,
possibly in the Workhouse.
Emma’s father is not named on the birth certificate but he may have been William Thomas
Valentine Stokes b 1810, Walmer, Kent who later married Mary Goldfinch in 1850. They had
about 5 children, at least two of whom died young. Emma later takes the name Stokes
when she left the Workhouse to act as a nurse to a family in Gillingham in 1861 (see
Census). She puts William Stokes as her father on her marriage certificate to George Dawson but enters nothing on her marriage to her first husband George John Tandy.

                     Whilst in the employ of Captain Richard Hanford of the 7th  Royal Fusiliers she must have met and married George Tandy (1841-1881) a Private also in the 7th  Royal Fusiliers. They married on the 22nd November 1864 in Deal Parish Church (see Marriage Certificate).

                     They had at least nine children in various locations depending on where the 2nd Battalion were stationed (see family trees and censuses). George Tandy died in 1881 at Pembroke Hut Encampment aged about 40 years. Emma then meets and married another Private in the 7th Royal Fusiliers called George Frederick (Thomas) Dawson (1850-c 1910). They married on July 24th (?) 1883 St. Stephen’s Church Hounslow. (It is probable that George was stationed at Hounslow Barracks by then). Emma and George had only one child Frederick Thomas George Dawson born on the 4th July 1885 in Hounslow (see birth certificate for details). He became the father of Greta Sylvia Dawson by his marriage to Edith Alice Girdler (1897-1975).

That's all for today, I will be back with part 2 soon, thanks for looking.
Lynn x

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