This is the story of Lofty’s Uncle Joe Sunter as told in the Colne Times of 1962. The photographs have been kindly provided by Joe’s Grandson Peter Hambrey.
1883 Isabella Sunter Death Originally uploaded by timsunter Address is given as High Street, Howden. Isabella was 32 years old when she died and cause of death is given as “Phthisis 3 months”. Joseph Sunter is the informant and also gives his address as High Street Howden. Phthisis is the old term for TB. The […]
1877 Hannah Pedley Sunter Birth Originally uploaded by timsunter Hannah Pedley Sunter was born to Joseph and Isabella Sunter in 1877 in Bishop Auckland. I ordered this certificate to find out where the Sunter’s were living in Bishop Auckland and to further investigate what the relationship was to Jane Ann Snowball and the Hulls. There […]
1901, Who, What , Where, When What our ancestors were up to according to the 1901 Census…
A summary of ancestors whereabouts and goings on 98 years ago…
By 1881 the Merediths, Joseph and Ann were living at Checkhill – not far from where Ashwood Nurseries are today. The Hills were alive and well and living at Highgrove – between Kinver and the Whitington pub. But tragedy was not far away for the Meredith family. Two young children were to die, whilst there […]
Aha…scandal in the family. Almost certainly Lofty’s father Charles was illegitimate.
1841…Thomas and Mary Sunter, knocking on a bit at 60, live in Lodge Green, Gunnerside, Melbecks, Yorkshire. They have a 15 year old son called William and the family earns its trade in the lead mining industry. Thomas and Mary Sunter are my great, great, great grandparents. 1851 William Sunter has married Hannah. They are […]
Forgive me whilst I jump around a bit here. Stick with me and it will make sense. First of all in 1861 in the Hamlet of Lodge Green, Gunnerside, Melbecks (and each of these names are used to fill in census forms between 1841 and 1901) we have the following data: William Sunter, 37, head, […]
Hit a bit of a brick wall here. Searching through the online census at Ancestery.co.uk there is no Joseph Sunter, born c1849 at Gunnerside anywhere. Could he have been out and about like Charles in 1891? I’m going to take a stab and go back a further census to 1871.