Margaret Richards was born in 1848 at Manchester, Lancashire, England.
Margaret Richards was the daughter of Edward Richards and Margaret Denneley.
George Denneley was born about 1790.
Child of George Denneley
- Margaret Denneley+ b. 1818
Thomas Welsh was born in 1837.
Thomas Welsh was the son of Francis Welsh.
Thomas Welsh married Martha Richards, daughter of Edward Richards and Margaret Denneley, on 30 December 1860 at Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, Lancashire, England,
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 was born about 1809.
Child of Francis Welsh
- Thomas Welsh b. 1837
Florence Sarah Smith
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?")
Florence Sarah Smith was born on 1 March 1872 at 4 Admiralty Street, East Stonehouse, East Stonehouse R.D., Devon, England,
Florence Sarah Smith was the daughter of Simeon Wallace Smith and Mary Warren.
Florence Sarah Smith married William Gidley May about November 1890 at East Stonehouse R.D., Devon, England.
Florence Sarah Smith married Frederick Eli Dollin, son of Eli Dollin and Martha Carswell Porter, about May 1903 at Newton Abbot R.D., Devon, England,
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.
Florence Sarah Smith died about May 1920 at Devonport R.D., Devon, England,
Verbal family history recalls that Florence Sarah died of tuberculosis.
Child of Florence Sarah Smith and William Gidley May
- Florence Elizabeth May+ b. 5 Jan 1891, d. abt Nov 1976
William Gidley May
William Gidley May was born about November 1863 at Stoke Damerel R.D., Devon, England.
William Gidley May married Florence Sarah Smith, daughter of Simeon Wallace Smith and Mary Warren, about November 1890 at East Stonehouse R.D., Devon, England.
William Gidley May died about February 1892 at Plymouth, Devon, England,
Florence Elizabeth May
Florence Elizabeth May was born on 5 January 1891 at Plymouth, Devon, England.
Florence Elizabeth May was the daughter of William Gidley May and Florence Sarah Smith.
Florence Elizabeth May married Leonard Victor George Willmott, son of Frederick Willmott and Laura Ann Elliott, about May 1910 at Plymouth R.D., Devon, England,
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.
Florence Elizabeth May died about November 1976 at Plymouth R.D., Devon, England,
Beatrice May Dolling
Beatrice May Dolling was born about February 1894 at Plymouth, Devon, England,
Beatrice May Dolling was the daughter of Frederick Eli Dollin and Florence Sarah Smith.
Beatrice May Dolling married Norman Cunningham about November 1914 at Devonport R.D., Devon, England,
recorded as: Beatrice M Dollin.
Frederick May Dollin
Frederick May Dollin was born in 1895 at Plymouth, Devon, England.
Frederick May Dollin was the son of Frederick Eli Dollin and Florence Sarah Smith.
Frederick May Dollin married Henrietta Rowe on 27 December 1919 at Plymouth R.D., Devon, England,
Recorded as Frederick May Dollin & Henrietta Rowe in the Devon marriages transcript.
Eva May Dollin
Eva May Dollin was born in 1897 at Plymouth, Devon, England.
Eva May Dollin was the daughter of Frederick Eli Dollin and Florence Sarah Smith.
Eva May Dollin married Frank O Jane about November 1919 at Devonport R.D., Devon, England.
in 1948 Eva May Dollin lived at 2 Ganna Park Road, Peverell, Plymouth, Devon, England,
Eva May Dollin emigrated on 25 March 1948 to Australia.
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.
Eva May Dollin died in 1985 at Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, at age 88 years