Thursday, August 06, 2009

Morris Hughes in 1911

Morris Hughes was my 3xgreat grandfather born in 1856 in Bilston, Staffordshire. Here he is pictured with his wife Mary Gray who was born in Cawood near York in 1862. They were married in Normanton, Yorkshire in October 1881. They had 10 children - David, Jane, Mary Ellen, Charles, Morris, Harriett, Elizabeth, Laura, another Morris and Evelyn.

I looked up the recently released 1911 census. In it I find Morris and Mary Ellen Gray living at 16 Regent St, Castleford in a house with 4 rooms. Their unmarried daughters Mary Ellen (34), Elizabeth (25), Laura (12), Evelyn (7) and son Morris (10) are living with them. They have been married 31 years, and Morris is still working as a coal hewer underground.

I still cannot find a record of a death certificate for Morris, and haven't searched the church records. It will be interesting to find out how and when he died.

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