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Esther BROTHERTON
of Worcestershire
Alternative names
Hester BRATHERTON (Secondary)
Esther DAY (Married)
Esther GOULD (Married)
Ancestors
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William BROTHERTON
~1753 - 1831
Market gardener of Evesham, Worcestershire
Esther BROTHERTON
1790 - 1874
of Worcestershire
 
Mary [BROTHERTON]
~1761 - ~1811
Spouses and Descendants
Generations
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Esther BROTHERTON
1790 - 1874
of Worcestershire
  m. John DAY (bap.1789 - 1838)
  m. James GOULD (~1792 - ~1881)
 
Elizabeth DAY
bap.1815 - 1883
of Evesham, Worcestershire
  m. Thomas DAY (1810 - 1889)
 
Mary DAY
1834 - ~1887
of Worcestershire
Frances Elizabeth DAY
1836 - ~1893
Gloveress of Evesham, Worcestershire
John DAY
1838 - ~1889
of Worcestershire
Thomas Charles DAY
1841 - ~1908
Millwright of Evesham, Worcestershire
  m. Hannah Sarah COLE (1849 - 1932)
 
Charles Thomas DAY
1876 - ~1926
of Evesham, Worcestershire
Elizabeth Frances DAY
1877 - ~1927
of Evesham, Worcestershire
Ellen Borthwick DAY
1880 - ~1930
of Evesham, Worcestershire
Mary Maud DAY
1882 - ~1945
of Evesham R.D., Worcestershire
  m. Walter BIRCH (~1876 - ~1951)
 
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Rosa Ann DAY
1884 - ~1934
of Evesham R.D., Worcestershire
Jane Catherine DAY
1885 - ~1935
of Evesham R.D., Worcestershire
Ann Rebecca DAY
1844 - 1912
of Evesham, Worcestershire
  m. Frederick STOKES (1845 - 1917)
 
Annie Elizabeth STOKES
1871 - 1961
Hotel assistant of Merstowe Green, Evesham, Worcestershire
  m. Albert Parker EDWARDS (1876 - 1930)
 
Albert Garnet 'Bert' EDWARDS
1898 - 1950
Licensed victualler of Crabbs Cross, Worcestershire
  m. Margaret 'Peggy' TOMLINSON (1913 - 1989)
 
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Mildred Valentine EDWARDS
1900 - 1900
of Crabbs Cross, Worcestershire
Doris May 'Dolly' EDWARDS
1902 - 1974
Hotel assistant of Crabbs Cross, Worcestershire
  m. Harry Jordan PHIPPS (1899 - 1927)
 
Ralph Clifford EDWARDS
1903 - 1990
Hotelier and restauranteur of Redditch, Worcestershire
  m. Irene Mary 'Renee' ALLEN (1908 - 1979)
 
Jean Sheila EDWARDS
1933 - 2021
of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
  m. John Orme BRETTELL (1925 - 1999)
 
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Greville Rex EDWARDS
1935 - 2012
of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
  m. Brenda M S SMITH (1934 - 2015)
 
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John Barry Michael EDWARDS
1936 - 2000
of Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire
  m. Winifred Joan WALLEY (1936 - 2005)
 
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Ena Flora EDWARDS
1908 - 1983
Housewife of Redditch, Worcestershire
  m. William John 'Laddie' WEAVER (1904 - 2000)
 
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  m. Beryl Stuart FIDLER (1936 - 2007)
 
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Osmond EDWARDS
1910 - 2000
of Redditch, Worcestershire
 
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Elizabeth Mary 'Liz' EDWARDS
1945 - 2022
of Evesham, Worcestershire
 
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Frederick Thomas STOKES
1876 - 1928
Pianist of Evesham, Worcestershire
  m. Amy Annie BERRY (1875 - 1955)
 
Olive Annie STOKES
1894 - 1914
of Broadway, Worcestershire
Hilda Edith STOKES
1895 - 1935
of Broadway, Worcestershire
  m. Thomas Henry WOOD (1890 - 1962)
 
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  m. Lorna E COMPTON (~1917 - ?)
 
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Phyllis Diana WOOD
1920 - 2013
of Winchcomb R.D., Gloucestershire
  m. Kenneth P GORE (1915 - 1997)
 
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Michael K GORE
1941 - 1946
of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Arthur J GORE
1947 - 1947
of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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  m. Malcolm A ROBERTS (1940 - 1974)
 
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Stephen Paul GORE
1956 - 2011
of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
 
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Sidney Howard WOOD
1922 - 1970
Lorry driver's mate of Winchcomb R.D., Gloucestershire
Thomas Henry WOOD
1925 - 1983
of Winchcomb R.D., Gloucestershire
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Dennis Nigel AMOS
1951 - 2011
of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
 
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Edmund Hollis WOOD
1931 - 1979
of Winchcomb R.D., Gloucestershire
 
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Dorothy Rose WOOD
1934 - 1999
of Winchcomb R.D., Gloucestershire
  m. Douglas W GREEN (1925 - 1998)
 
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Ivy May STOKES
1900 - 1959
of Evesham, Worcestershire
  m. Eddie James WOOD (1902 - 1958)
 
Margaret STOKES
1920 - ~1980
of Winchcomb R.D., Gloucestershire
  m. Hubert SMITH (~1892 - ~1974)
 
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Flt Lt Edmund 'Eddie' STOKES AFC, DFM
1922 - 1999
Flight Sergeant, Wireless Operator RAF of Cheltenham R.D., Gloucestershire
 
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Evelyn Violet STOKES
1907 - 1970
of Broadway, Worcestershire
  m. Sidney Walter TURNER (1907 - 1972)
 
Audrey Grace TURNER
1930 - 2014
of Evesham, Worcestershire
  m. Bernard Frederick BOWER (1926 - 1988)
 
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  m. David Paul HERITAGE (1955 - 2003)
 
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Michael A TURNER
1937 - 1940
of Evesham, Worcestershire
A Private Individual
Doris STOKES
1910 - 1953
of Broadway, Worcestershire
  m. Ivan Bertram Jesse MANNERS (1908 - 1953)
 
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Thomas Frederick 'Tom' STOKES
1913 - 1998
General clerk of Evesham, Worcestershire
Susan Alice STOKES
1879 - 1964
of Evesham, Worcestershire
  m. Arthur William BOX (1879 - 1918)
  m. Harry GRIMMITT (~1887 - ~1962)
 
Elsie A BOX
1900 - ~1955
of Broadway, Worcestershire
Kathleen Mabel BOX
1903 - 1984
of Winchcombe, Gloucestershire
  m. John A JOHNSON (1901 - 1971)
 
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Edith Annie BOX
1905 - 1977
of Winchcombe, Gloucestershire
  m. Arthur Gordon PAGE (1903 - 1979)
 
John E PAGE
1936 - 1942
of Evesham, Worcestershire
A Private Individual
  m. Brian Gordon W BENNETT (1934 - 2018)
 
A Private Individual
 
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William George BOX
1907 - 1994
Roadman of Laverton, Broadway, Gloucestershire
  m. Norah May HAYWARD (1914 - 2002)
 
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Doris E BOX
1912 - ~1972
of Winchcombe, Gloucestershire
  m. Philip G STEPHENS (1889 - 1965)
 
Albert William Day STOKES
1882 - 1950
Air Raid Warden of Broadway, Worcestershire
  m. Edith PAYNE (1876 - 1923)
  m. Lily MCMANUS (1879 - ~1959)
 
Nora STOKES
1907 - ~1959
of Evesham, Worcestershire
Isabel STOKES
1910 - ~1960
of Evesham, Worcestershire
Eric STOKES
1913 - 1994
Funeral director and undertaker of Evesham, Worcestershire
Kate STOKES
1885 - 1962
Lady's help of Broadway, Worcestershire
  m. Harold REID (1878 - ~1946)
  m. George Robert SPENCE (1888 - 1974)
 
John Mackay SPENCE
1918 - 2001
Commercial artist of West Ham, London, Essex
A Private Individual
Reginald Walter STOKES
1888 - 1933
Carriage painter of Broadway, Worcestershire
  m. Prudence BLACKWELL (1889 - 1929)
 
Joan Regina STOKES
1917 - ~1981
of Evesham, Worcestershire
  m. Harold Warner KADEY (1920 - 2005)
 
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Reginald STOKES
1919 - 1919
of Evesham, Worcestershire
Esmor Walter STOKES
1922 - 1992
of Evesham, Worcestershire
 
Jeremy STOKES
1958 - 1994
of Evesham, Worcestershire
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William James DAY
bap.1846 - ~1896
of Evesham, Worcestershire
Sarah DAY
1848 - ~1910
Milliner of Evesham, Worcestershire
Jane Catharine 'Jennie' DAY
bap.1851 - ~1921
Dressmaker of Evesham, Worcestershire
  m. George MEDDINGS (~1848 - ~1920)
 
Frederick Thomas MEDDINGS
~1872 - ~1927
of Evesham, Worcestershire
Matthew G MEDDINGS
~1872 - ~1932
Salesman (building materials) of Evesham, Worcestershire
George DAY
bap.1817 - ~1867
of Evesham, Worcestershire
John DAY
bap.1819 - ~1869
of Evesham, Worcestershire
William DAY
bap.1822 - ~1872
of Evesham, Worcestershire
Ann DAY
1826 - ~1883
of Worcestershire
Narrative and Notes

According to the 1841 census Esther BROTHERTON was born between 1786 and 1791. A christening of a Hester on 30 May 1790 by William and Mary BRATHERTON in Evesham suggests that she was born in early 1790. A Lucy BRATHERTON was christened in Evesham in 1795 by a William and Jane BRATHERTON, so perhaps her mother had died, although no burial record for her has been found (excepting one dated 22 Nov 1793 in Hanbury, Worcestershire, 18 miles away).

Esther married John DAY in 1813 and they had five children.

Tragedy struck in February 1838 when John drowned when returning late from a wood sale in Offenham. When the ferryman refused to cross the River Avon at Offenham Ferry, due to the presence of too much ice, John decided to row himself across, but died in the attempt. His body wasn't recovered until 14 May 1838.

In 1841 she was living with her youngest daughter Ann in Evesham.

Esther married James GOULD, a market gardener, in 1851 in Evesham and they lived together on Bewdley Street until she died in 1874.

Other information:

The other BROTHERTONs known to be Evesham at that time were market gardeners living in Bewdley Street and Church Street (Bartley's Directory of Evesham 1840). The exception was George BROTHERTON who was the proprietor of the George and Dragon also in Bewdley Street.

Earlier, a Thomas BROTHERTON, [market] gardener is listed in the Universal British Directory of 1793-1798, and a John BRATHERTON is listed in the Evesham Poll Book of 1780 living on Coal Street.

Timeline
Personal Family World
Date
Age*
Event
Place
c. 1790
0
Birth 
Worcestershire
30 May 1790
0
Baptism 
St Lawrence, Evesham, Worcestershire
frm 1790 to 1874
0
Residence 
Evesham, Worcestershire
15 Sep 1813
23
Marriage to husband John DAY 
All Saints, Evesham, Worcestershire, England
btw 1814 and 1815
24
Birth of daughter Elizabeth DAY 
Evesham, Worcestershire
27 Jun 1817
27
Baptism of son George DAY 
St Lawrence, Evesham, Worcestershire
22 Dec 1819
29
Baptism of son John DAY 
St Lawrence, Evesham, Worcestershire
Feb 1822
32
Baptism of son William DAY 
St Lawrence, Evesham, Worcestershire
1826
36
Birth of daughter Ann DAY 
Worcestershire
Jun 1831
41
Death of father William BROTHERTON 
Evesham, Worcestershire
29 Aug 1833
43
Marriage of daughter Elizabeth DAY and Thomas DAY 
St Martin's, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
7 Feb 1838
48
Death of husband John DAY 
Evesham, Worcestershire
7 Jun 1841
50
query Caution: Recorded age does not match calculated age (51).
Census 
10 
Bewdley Street, Evesham, Worcestershire
27 Mar 1851
61
Marriage to husband James GOULD 
11 12 
Evesham, Worcestershire
30 Mar 1851
59
query Caution: Recorded age does not match calculated age (61).
Census 
13 
Bewdley Street, Evesham, Worcestershire
7 Apr 1861
71
Census 
14 
Bewdley Street, Evesham, Worcestershire
2 Apr 1871
81
Census 
15 
Bewdley Street, Evesham, Worcestershire
Mar 1874
83
query Caution: Recorded age does not match calculated age (84).
Death 
16 
Bewdley Street, Evesham, Worcestershire
27 Mar 1874
84
Burial 
17 
St Lawrence, Evesham, Worcestershire
6 Oct 1883
93
Death of daughter Elizabeth DAY 
18 
19 Vine Street, Evesham, Worcestershire
Documented age, Calculated age, Estimated age
Citations
1 - FamilySearch International Genealogical Index

Reprinted by permission. Copyright © 1999-2002 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc

Author: LDS. Publishing Info: This information has been reproduced with explicit permission of LDS

First name(s) Hester

Last name Bratherton

Gender Male

Birth year -

Birth place -

Baptism year 1790

Baptism date 30 May 1790

Residence England

Place St Lawrence Evesham

County Worcestershire

Country England

Father's first name(s) William

Father's last name Bratherton

Mother's first name(s) Mary

Mother's last name -

Record set England Births & Baptisms 1538-1975

2 - FamilySearch International Genealogical Index

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JOHN DAY

Male

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Marriages:

Spouse: ESTHER BROTHERTON

Marriage: 15 SEP 1813 Parish Of All Saints, Evesham, Worcester, England

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Source Information:

Batch Number: 8505831

Sheet: 31

Source Call No.: 1395961 Type: Film

3 - UK 1881 Census - 3rd April 1881
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Thomas DAY Head M Male 70 Blockley, Worcester, England Millwright

Elizabeth DAY Wife M Female 67 Evesham, Worcester, England

Frederick Thos. MEDDINGS Grd Son Male 8 Evesham, Worcester, England Scholar

4 - FamilySearch International Genealogical Index

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GEORGE DAY

Male

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Event(s):

Christening: 27 JUN 1817 St Lawrence, Evesham, Worcester, England

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Parents:

Father: JOHN DAY

Mother: ESTHER

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Source Information:

Batch Number: 8505831

Sheet: 25

Source Call No.: 1395961 Type: Film

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JOHN DAY

Male

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Event(s):

Christening: 22 DEC 1819 St Lawrence, Evesham, Worcester, England

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Parents:

Father: JOHN DAY

Mother: ESTHER

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Source Information:

Batch Number: 8505831

Sheet: 25

Source Call No.: 1395961 Type: Film

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WILLIAM DAY

Male

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Event(s):

Christening: FEB 1822 St Lawrence, Evesham, Worcester, England

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Parents:

Father: JOHN DAY

Mother: ESTHER

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Source Information:

Batch Number: 8505831

Sheet: 25

Source Call No.: 1395961 Type: Film

7 - John Day 1838

1838 DEATHS in the District of Evesham in the County of Worcester & Gloucester

127 - Seventh of Feby 1838 Parish of All Saints Evesham - John Day - Male - 44 yrs - Millwright - Accidentally Drowned - Chas Best, Coroner, Bengeworth - [Registered] Sixteenth February 1838

8 - Worcester Journal
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FATAL EVENT. - On Wednesday last a man named John Day, of Evesham, attended a wood sale at Offenham, a village in the neighbourhood, and remained at the place of sale till it was quite dark, he afterwards called at another place or two in the village, and as his nearest way home was to cross the river Avon at a ferry, he called there after the person who attends to it was gone to bed, he however made himself heard, and wished to be rowed across, this however was objected to by the person who keeps the boat, on account of the danger occasioned by the quanttity of ice then in the river. Day however not heeding this admonition expressed his determination to row himself across and was heard to get into the boat for that purpose, since which he has not been seen or heard of : but the boat was found in the morning floated down the river as far as the ice would allow it to go, and near to it Day's hat and the boat shovel were found. Search has been made for the body but it has not yet been raised.

9 - Hereford Times
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Hereford Times 26 May 1838

On Monday evening , the 14th inst. the body of a man, in a frightful state of decomposition, was discovered floating on the Avon in the neighourhood of Evesham. On getting it out of the water it was recognised to be that of John Day, whose disappearance in Feburary last gave rise to sundry conjectures respecting his fate, the most probable of which appeared to be that he had been drowned in endeavouring to row across the river. Nothing having since occurred to invalidate that supposition, an inquest was held on the body before Mr. Best on the following day, when a verdict of "Found drowned" was returned. - Worcester Chronicle

10 - UK 1841 Census - 7th June 1841

Note: Ages of adults were often rounded down to nearest 5 years. For example, a recorded age of 25 implies an age of between 25 and 29.

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Littleworth Street

Thos Day - 30 - Millwright - Y

Elizabeth Day - 26 - - Y

Mary Day - 6 - - Y

Frances Day - 4 - - Y

John Day - 2- - Y

Thos Day - 2 weeks - - Y

Bewdley Street

Esther Day - 50 - - Y

Ann Day - 14 - - Y

11 - England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005

Esther Day - Q1 1851 - Esther Day married one of these people James Gould - Evesham - Vol 18 Page 292

12 - Gould - Day 1851
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1851 Marriage solemnized at the Register Office in the District of Evesham in the Counties of Worcester & Gloucester

81 - Twenty seventh of March 1851

James Gould - 59 years - Widower - Labourer - Cowle Street, All Saints, Evesham - John Gould - Labourer

Esther Day - 59 years - Widow - - Bewdley Street, St Lawrence, Evesham - William Brotherton - Market Gardener

Marriage solemnized at the Register Office in District of Evesham before me John Madams, Registrar

This marriage was solemnized between us

James Gould

The mark of Esther Day X

in the presence of us

Mark Beard

Ann Beard

13 - UK 1851 Census - 30th March 1851
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Bewdley St

James Gould Head Married Male 59 1792 Gardener (Master) Overbury, Worcestershire, England

Esther Gould Wife Married Female 59 1792 - Evesham, Worcestershire, England

14 - UK 1861 Census - 7th April 1861
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Bewdley St

James Gould Head Married Male 70 1791 Gardener Evesham, Worcestershire, England

Esther Gould Wife Married Female 71 1790 Gardener Evesham, Worcestershire, England

15 - UK 1871 Census - 2nd April 1871
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Bewdley St

James Gould Head - Male 80 1791 - Worcestershire, England

Esther Gould Wife - Female 81 1790 - Worcestershire, England

Fanny Gould Visitor - Female 33 1838 - Worcestershire, England

16 - Esther Gould 1874

1874 DEATHS in the District of Evesham in the Counties of Gloucester & Worcester

38 - Twenty second March 1874, Bewdley Street, Evesham, Wor'shire - Esther Gould - Female - 83 years - Wife of James Gould, Formerly a Master Gardener - Decay of Gastrics, Certified - Susan Kinks present at the death, Bewdley Street Evesham - Twenty fourth March 1874

17 - FamilySearch International Genealogical Index

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First name(s) Esther

Last name Gould

Gender Female

Marital status -

Occupation -

Event year 1874

Birth year -

Age at death -

Burial year 1874

Burial date 27 Mar 1874

Burial place Saint Lawrence, Evesham, Worcester, England

Place Evesham

County Worcestershire

Country England

Record set England Deaths & Burials 1538-1991

18 - Elizabeth Day 1883

Certified Copy of an Entry of Death

1883 Death in the Sub-District of Evesham in the Counties of Gloucester & Worcester

No - When and where died - Sex - Age - Occupation - Cause of death - Signature, description and residence of informant - When registered - Signature of registrar

21 - Sixth October 1883, 19 Vine Street Evesham Worshire USD - Elizabeth Day - Female - 69 years - Wife of Thomas Day a Millwright - Bronchitis 14 days Emphysema 3 years Certified by H.E.Haynes MRCS - F.E. Meddings Daughter present at the death, Holloway, London - Ninth October 1883 - Edward Wadams, Registrar

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