Tim Sunter's family history

A web log of my family history research


1881 agricultural labourer and shepherd…but tragedy looms

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 […]

Whodunnit? The mystery deepens as new suspect emerges…

So perhaps it was Charles Hull Sunter (a la Snowball family website) after all.  Jane is working as a servant at the Hull family each year.  The lads in the house could have been the suspects…but then there’s the Hull who lives a few doors away. Could there be more Hull family in the area […]

…and now what was Isabella doing in 1881

Now I’ve returned to the 1881 census.  As noted previously Joseph doesn’t seem to appear on this census.  But a search for his wife Isabella reveals that she has moved to West Derby, Lancashire and is living at 106 Edge Lane. The census entry reads: Isabella Sunter, head, 31, Milk Dealer William Sunter, son, 9, scholar, […]