Margaret Richards

ID# 21381, b. 1848
Birth:
Margaret Richards was born in 1848 at Manchester, Lancashire.


Margaret Richards was the daughter of Edward Richards and Margaret Denneley.
Margaret Richards appeared in the 1851 census at
3 Court, Blossom Street, Manchester, Lancashire.
On 30 March 1851:-

RICHARDS, Edward Head Mar 33 Ivory Worker Manchester, Lancashire
RICHARDS, Margaret Wife Mar 33 - Manchester, Lancashire
RICHARDS, Martha Dau - 7 Scholar Manchester, Lancashire
RICHARDS, Margaret Dau - 2 - Manchester, Lancashire

Piece: 2225 Folio: 350 Page: 57
Registration District: Manchester Municipal Borough: Manchester
Address: 3, Court, Blossom Street, Manchester, Lancashire.


George Denneley

ID# 21382, b. about 1790
George Denneley was also recorded as Dearnaley - (spelling not found but added for indexing.)
Birth:
George Denneley was born about 1790.

Occupation:
George Denneley was a Weaver
(recorded at daughter Margaret's 1840 marriage.)

Child of George Denneley

Thomas Welsh

ID# 21383, b. 1837
Birth:
Thomas Welsh was born in 1837.


Thomas Welsh was the son of Francis Welsh.

Marriage:
Thomas Welsh married Martha Richards, daughter of Edward Richards and Margaret Denneley, on 30 December 1860 at Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, Lancashire,
Thomas Welsh 23 Bachelor, Fitter res: 7 Repton Street fa: Francis Welsh, Broker
Martha Richards 18 Spinster, --- res: 23 Britton Street fa: Edward Richards, Ivory Turner
Thomas signed & Martha made her maark
Witnesses: J. Greigg & the Mark of Elizabeth Greigg.

Francis Welsh

ID# 21384, b. about 1809
Birth:
Francis Welsh was born about 1809.

Occupation:
Francis Welsh was a Broker
(recorded at son Thomas' 1860 marriage.)

Child of Francis Welsh

Florence Sarah Smith

ID# 21385, b. 1 March 1872, d. about May 1920
From about November 1890, her married name was May.
From about May 1903, her married name was Dollin.
Florence Sarah Smith (also May & Dollin)

Note:

"My great grandmother (Florence Sarah Smith) was married off to an older man she didn't love by her family. She decided to leave him and ended down by the docks. She met Frederick Eli Dollin and convinced him that she would cook and clean for him if he would give safe passage for her and her baby daughter (who now appears to be little Florence) away so they could escape the husband. My grandmother (Irene aka Rhy apparently) went on to say that Florence Sarah and Frederick Eli fell in love. This would account for the addition of children but he didn't [could not] marry her until 1903." - Dollin family member

According to a separate verbal family history, Florence Sarah Smith had very limited English and had relatives from Barcelona in Spain (Bella and Mary who visited in 1900). It is also said that the Smith family were related to the world famous evangelist Gypsy Rodney Smith (1860-1947)*.
This information was passed down by Florence Elizabeth Wilmott (née May). No written confirmation has yet been found. - Smith/May descendant

*
Smith was born in a Romani bender tent in Epping Forest, six miles northeast of London. Today the site is marked with a large, commemorative stone in the woods near Waterworks Corner, Woodford Green. Smith received no education, and his family made a living selling baskets, tinware, and clothes pegs. His father, Cornelius (1831-1922), and his mother, Mary (Polly) Welch (c1831-1865), provided a home that was happy in their vardo. Smith was a child when his mother died from smallpox near Baldock in Hertfordshire. She is buried in the nearby churchyard of St Nicholas church in Norton, now part of Letchworth Garden City. Cornelius Smith was later buried with her. The Smith children numbered four girls and two boys (Rodney was the fourth child). - Wikipedia

"Rodney Smith only had 1 brother Ezekiel Smith and 4 sisters Emily, Lovinia. Matilda and Louisa. Louisa died 1865". - jrblaylock59 (Ancestry message boards -" Smith-gypsy?")


Birth:
Florence Sarah Smith was born on 1 March 1872 at 4 Admiralty Street, East Stonehouse, East Stonehouse R.D., Devon,
recorded as: Florence Sarah; Girl; father: Simeon Smith; mother: Mary Smith formerly Warren; occupation of father: Corporal R.M; informant: M.Smith, Mother, 4 Admiralty Street, East Stonehouse.


Florence Sarah Smith was the daughter of Simeon Wallace Smith and Mary Warren.

Marriage:
Florence Sarah Smith married William Gidley May about November 1890 at East Stonehouse R.D., Devon.


Marriage:
Florence Sarah Smith married Frederick Eli Dollin, son of Eli Dollin and Martha Carswell Porter, about May 1903 at Newton Abbot R.D., Devon,
Frederick Eli DOLLIN m. Florence Sarah MAY

This marriage is referred to elsewhere as between Frederick Eli Dollin & Annie Florence Furneaux. While both names are on the same page of the original marriage registers, they were not married to each other.
source: UK General Register Office.


Death:
Florence Sarah Smith died about May 1920 at Devonport R.D., Devon,
recorded as age 48.
Verbal family history recalls that Florence Sarah died of tuberculosis.

Florence Sarah Smith appeared in the 1881 census at
7 Newport Street, Devonport, Devon.
On 3 April 1881:-

This could be Florence S in 1881.
However, family tales suggest that Florence may have been raised in Spain.

SLEEMAN, William Head Mar 57 Journeyman Baker Devonport, Devon
SLEEMAN, Mary Wife Mar 55 Dress-maker Cornwall
SLEEMAN, Mary E. Dau Unm 19 Machinist Devonport, Devon
SMITH, Florence S. Visitor Unm 9 Scholar Stonehouse, Devon

Address: 7 Newport Street (with other families), East Stonehouse, Devonport, Devon
ED1: 1 Piece: 2203 Folio: 25 Page Number: 43.



Florence Sarah Smith appeared in the 1901 census at
3 Dudley Terrace, Saltash, Cornwall.
On 1 March 1901:-

MAY, Florence Head Mar 28 - Plymouth, Devonshire
MAY, Florence Dau - 10 - Plymouth, Devonshire
MAY, Beatrice Dau - 7 - Plymouth, Devonshire
MAY, Fred Son - 5 - Plymouth, Devonshire
MAY, Eva Dau - 3 - Plymouth, Devonshire
SMITH, Mabel Sister Sngl 23 Dressmaker Plymouth, Devonshire

Piece: 2190 Folio: 52 Page: 39
Registration District: St Germans Civil Parish: Saltash
Address: 3, Dudley Terrace, Saltash, Cornwall.



Florence Sarah Smith appeared in the 1911 census at
16 Stuart Terrace, Devonport, Devon.
On 2 April 1911:-

DOLLIN, Florence Head Wid 37 - Devon, Stonehouse
DOLLIN, Beatrice Dau Sngl 16 - Devon, Devonport
DOLLIN, Frederick Son - 15 School Devon, Devonport
DOLLIN, Eva Dau - 13 School Devon, Devonport
DOLLIN, Elsie Dau - 4 - Devon, Devonport
DOLLIN, Rhy R (?) Dau - 3 - Devonport, Devon
RENDLE, Mary Servant Sngl 16 Servant Domestic Australia, Sydney
BALDACCHENO, Dora Visitor Sngl 18 - France, Paris, Visitor

RG number: RG14 Piece: 13046 Reference: RG14PN13046 RG78PN752 RD278 SD2 ED19 SN49
Registration District: Devonport Sub District: Stoke
Enumeration District: 19 Parish: Devonport
Address: 16 Stuart Terrace, Devonport, Devonshire.


Child of Florence Sarah Smith and William Gidley May

Children of Florence Sarah Smith and Frederick Eli Dollin

William Gidley May

ID# 21386, b. about November 1863, d. about February 1892
William Gidley May was also recorded as William Gidlsy May.
Birth:
William Gidley May was born about November 1863 at Stoke Damerel R.D., Devon.


Marriage:
William Gidley May married Florence Sarah Smith, daughter of Simeon Wallace Smith and Mary Warren, about November 1890 at East Stonehouse R.D., Devon.


Death:
William Gidley May died about February 1892 at Plymouth, Devon,
recorded as age 28.

Child of William Gidley May and Florence Sarah Smith

Florence Elizabeth May

ID# 21387, b. 5 January 1891, d. about November 1976
From about May 1910, her married name was Wilmott.
From about May 1910, her married name was Willmott.
Birth:
Florence Elizabeth May was born on 5 January 1891 at Plymouth, Devon.


Florence Elizabeth May was the daughter of William Gidley May and Florence Sarah Smith.

Marriage:
Florence Elizabeth May married Leonard Victor George Willmott, son of Frederick Willmott and Laura Ann Elliott, about May 1910 at Plymouth R.D., Devon,
Name: WILLMOTT, Leonard Victor G
Name: MAY, Florence
Registration district: Plymouth     County: Devon
Year of registration: 1910          Quarter of registration: Apr-May-Jun
Volume no: 5B          Page no: 558.


Death:
Florence Elizabeth May died about November 1976 at Plymouth R.D., Devon,
recorded as Florence Elizabeth Willmott, born 5 January 1891.

Florence Elizabeth May appeared in the 1901 census at
3 Dudley Terrace, Saltash, Cornwall.
On 1 March 1901:-

MAY, Florence Head Mar 28 - Plymouth, Devonshire
MAY, Florence Dau - 10 - Plymouth, Devonshire
MAY, Beatrice Dau - 7 - Plymouth, Devonshire
MAY, Fred Son - 5 - Plymouth, Devonshire
MAY, Eva Dau - 3 - Plymouth, Devonshire
SMITH, Mabel Sister Sngl 23 Dressmaker Plymouth, Devonshire

Piece: 2190 Folio: 52 Page: 39
Registration District: St Germans Civil Parish: Saltash
Address: 3, Dudley Terrace, Saltash, Cornwall.



Florence Elizabeth May appeared in the 1911 census at
57 Gilfack Street, St Bargoed, Glamorganshire.
On 2 April 1911:-

WILLMOTT, Leonard G Head Mar 1 yr 24 Insurance Representative Liverpool
WILLMOTT, Florence Wife Mar 21 House Duties Devonport
BOARD, Jack Lodger Sngl 27 Assurance Agent Cardiff

RG number: RG14 Piece: 32417 Reference: RG14PN32417 RG78PN1854 RD590 SD1 ED16 SN378
Registration District: Merthyr Tydfil Sub District: Gelligaer
Enumeration District: 16 Parish: Gelligaer
Address: 57 Gilfack St, Bargoed, Glamorganshire.


Children of Florence Elizabeth May and Leonard Victor George Willmott

Beatrice May Dolling

ID# 21388, b. about February 1894
Beatrice May Dolling was also recorded as Beatrice Dollin.
She was also recorded as Beatrice May.
From about November 1914, her married name was Cunningham.

Note:

It is currently not certain that Frederick Eli Dollin was the father of Beatrice (he was still married to Diana/Anna) but it seems the most likely scenario.


Birth:
Beatrice May Dolling was born about February 1894 at Plymouth, Devon,
recorded as: Beatrice May DOLLING in the births index. 2Q 1894 Plymouth R.D.


Beatrice May Dolling was the daughter of Frederick Eli Dollin and Florence Sarah Smith.

Marriage:
Beatrice May Dolling married Norman Cunningham about November 1914 at Devonport R.D., Devon,
recorded as: Beatrice M Dollin.

Beatrice May Dolling appeared in the 1901 census at
3 Dudley Terrace, Saltash, Cornwall.
On 1 March 1901:-

MAY, Florence Head Mar 28 - Plymouth, Devonshire
MAY, Florence Dau - 10 - Plymouth, Devonshire
MAY, Beatrice Dau - 7 - Plymouth, Devonshire
MAY, Fred Son - 5 - Plymouth, Devonshire
MAY, Eva Dau - 3 - Plymouth, Devonshire
SMITH, Mabel Sister Sngl 23 Dressmaker Plymouth, Devonshire

Piece: 2190 Folio: 52 Page: 39
Registration District: St Germans Civil Parish: Saltash
Address: 3, Dudley Terrace, Saltash, Cornwall.



Beatrice May Dolling appeared in the 1911 census at
16 Stuart Terrace, Devonport, Devon.
On 2 April 1911:-

DOLLIN, Florence Head Wid 37 - Devon, Stonehouse
DOLLIN, Beatrice Dau Sngl 16 - Devon, Devonport
DOLLIN, Frederick Son - 15 School Devon, Devonport
DOLLIN, Eva Dau - 13 School Devon, Devonport
DOLLIN, Elsie Dau - 4 - Devon, Devonport
DOLLIN, Rhy R (?) Dau - 3 - Devonport, Devon
RENDLE, Mary Servant Sngl 16 Servant Domestic Australia, Sydney
BALDACCHENO, Dora Visitor Sngl 18 - France, Paris, Visitor

RG number: RG14 Piece: 13046 Reference: RG14PN13046 RG78PN752 RD278 SD2 ED19 SN49
Registration District: Devonport Sub District: Stoke
Enumeration District: 19 Parish: Devonport
Address: 16 Stuart Terrace, Devonport, Devonshire.


Frederick May Dollin

ID# 21389, b. 1895
Frederick May Dollin was also recorded as Frederick Dollin.
He was also recorded as Frederick May.

Note:

It is currently not certain that Frederick Eli Dollin was the father of Frederick (he was still married to Diana/Anna) but it seems the most likely scenario.


Birth:
Frederick May Dollin was born in 1895 at Plymouth, Devon.


Frederick May Dollin was the son of Frederick Eli Dollin and Florence Sarah Smith.

Marriage:
Frederick May Dollin married Henrietta Rowe on 27 December 1919 at Plymouth R.D., Devon,
Recorded as Frederick May Dollin & Henrietta Rowe in the Devon marriages transcript.

Frederick May Dollin appeared in the 1901 census at
3 Dudley Terrace, Saltash, Cornwall.
On 1 March 1901:-

MAY, Florence Head Mar 28 - Plymouth, Devonshire
MAY, Florence Dau - 10 - Plymouth, Devonshire
MAY, Beatrice Dau - 7 - Plymouth, Devonshire
MAY, Fred Son - 5 - Plymouth, Devonshire
MAY, Eva Dau - 3 - Plymouth, Devonshire
SMITH, Mabel Sister Sngl 23 Dressmaker Plymouth, Devonshire

Piece: 2190 Folio: 52 Page: 39
Registration District: St Germans Civil Parish: Saltash
Address: 3, Dudley Terrace, Saltash, Cornwall.



Frederick May Dollin appeared in the 1911 census at
16 Stuart Terrace, Devonport, Devon.
On 2 April 1911:-

DOLLIN, Florence Head Wid 37 - Devon, Stonehouse
DOLLIN, Beatrice Dau Sngl 16 - Devon, Devonport
DOLLIN, Frederick Son - 15 School Devon, Devonport
DOLLIN, Eva Dau - 13 School Devon, Devonport
DOLLIN, Elsie Dau - 4 - Devon, Devonport
DOLLIN, Rhy R (?) Dau - 3 - Devonport, Devon
RENDLE, Mary Servant Sngl 16 Servant Domestic Australia, Sydney
BALDACCHENO, Dora Visitor Sngl 18 - France, Paris, Visitor

RG number: RG14 Piece: 13046 Reference: RG14PN13046 RG78PN752 RD278 SD2 ED19 SN49
Registration District: Devonport Sub District: Stoke
Enumeration District: 19 Parish: Devonport
Address: 16 Stuart Terrace, Devonport, Devonshire.


Eva May Dollin

ID# 21390, b. 1897, d. 1985
Eva May Dollin was also recorded as Eva Dollin.
She was also recorded as Eva May.
From about November 1919, her married name was Jane.

Note:

It is currently not certain that Frederick Eli Dollin was the father of Eva (he was still married to Diana/Anna) but it seems the most likely scenario.


Birth:
Eva May Dollin was born in 1897 at Plymouth, Devon.


Eva May Dollin was the daughter of Frederick Eli Dollin and Florence Sarah Smith.

Marriage:
Eva May Dollin married Frank O Jane about November 1919 at Devonport R.D., Devon.


Residence:
in 1948 Eva May Dollin lived at 2 Ganna Park Road, Peverell, Plymouth, Devon,
Eva's nephew (Peter Short) was living with the family at this time & also emigrated to Australia a few months later.


Emigration:
Eva May Dollin emigrated on 25 March 1948.
R.M.S. Orion          Steamsip Line: Orient
Date of Departure: 25 Mar 1948 Tourist "B" Class

Jane     Mrs. E.M.      Arts & Crafts     49     
Jane     Miss B.J.P     Secretary     27     
Jane     Mr. D.F.     Engineer     25
Jane     Mr. J.M.               17
Last address: 2, Ganna Park Road, Peverell, Plymouth, Devon
Destination: Melbourne, Australia.



Death:
Eva May Dollin died in 1985 at Brisbane, Queensland, at age 88 years
recorded as "Eva May Jane."

Eva May Dollin appeared in the 1901 census at
3 Dudley Terrace, Saltash, Cornwall.
On 1 March 1901:-

MAY, Florence Head Mar 28 - Plymouth, Devonshire
MAY, Florence Dau - 10 - Plymouth, Devonshire
MAY, Beatrice Dau - 7 - Plymouth, Devonshire
MAY, Fred Son - 5 - Plymouth, Devonshire
MAY, Eva Dau - 3 - Plymouth, Devonshire
SMITH, Mabel Sister Sngl 23 Dressmaker Plymouth, Devonshire

Piece: 2190 Folio: 52 Page: 39
Registration District: St Germans Civil Parish: Saltash
Address: 3, Dudley Terrace, Saltash, Cornwall.



Eva May Dollin appeared in the 1911 census at
16 Stuart Terrace, Devonport, Devon.
On 2 April 1911:-

DOLLIN, Florence Head Wid 37 - Devon, Stonehouse
DOLLIN, Beatrice Dau Sngl 16 - Devon, Devonport
DOLLIN, Frederick Son - 15 School Devon, Devonport
DOLLIN, Eva Dau - 13 School Devon, Devonport
DOLLIN, Elsie Dau - 4 - Devon, Devonport
DOLLIN, Rhy R (?) Dau - 3 - Devonport, Devon
RENDLE, Mary Servant Sngl 16 Servant Domestic Australia, Sydney
BALDACCHENO, Dora Visitor Sngl 18 - France, Paris, Visitor

RG number: RG14 Piece: 13046 Reference: RG14PN13046 RG78PN752 RD278 SD2 ED19 SN49
Registration District: Devonport Sub District: Stoke
Enumeration District: 19 Parish: Devonport
Address: 16 Stuart Terrace, Devonport, Devonshire.


Children of Eva May Dollin and Frank O Jane