It’s Mother’s Day today in the UK – here’s a photographic gallery of my female ancestors.
Today is Mothering Sunday here in the UK, so what better way to mark it than to share a gallery of photos of my female ancestors.
The photographs show both my paternal and maternal direct-line of mothers, reaching from my mother to my Great Great Great Grandmother (Ann Bowers) on my maternal line, and from my father’s mother to my Great Great Great Great Grandmother (Avis Tall) on my paternal line.
Click on any of the photos below to see a larger version, and to view them as a slideshow.
Happy Mother’s Day!
My Maternal branch of Mothers
Maternal Grandmother Pamela
MatMat Great Grandmother, Maude
MatPat Great Grandmother, Susan
MatMatPat Great Great Grandmother, Louisa
MatMatMat Great Great Grandmother, Adelaide
MatPatMat Great Great Grandmother Mary Ann.
MatMatMatPatMat Great Great Great Grandmother
MatMatMatMat Great Great Great Grandmother, Ann
My Paternal branch of Mothers
PatMat Grandmother, Edna
PatMatMat Great Grandmother, Clara
PatPatMat Great Grandmother, Daisy
PatPatPatMat Great Great Grandmother, Sarah
PatMatPatMat Great Great Grandmother, Harriet
Caroline Coe (formerly Howlett, née Clark) – my Great x3 Grandmother c.1911. Photo: Andrew Martin.
PatPatPatMatMat Great Great Great Grandmother, Elizabeth
PatPatPatPatMat Great Great Great Grandmother, Mary
PatPatPatMatMatMat Great Great Great Great Grandmother, Sarah
Great Great Great Great Grandmother, Avis.
Second from the right (not counting the dog!) is my Gt Gt Grandfather, James Gilbert – farmer of Littleport. His wife, Elizabeth (née Howlett) stands proudly next to him. My Great Grandmother, Clara Gilbert is 6th from the right, with at least two of her sisters next to her.
Third from the left, is Caroline Coe – my Gt Gt Gt Grandmother – Elizabeth Gilbert (Howlett)’s mother. She married Thomas Howlett in nearby Mildenhall, Suffolk but when Elizabeth was at most, 2yrs old, he died in his mid 20s. Caroline re-married to a Robert Coe and they lived next door to the Gilbert family in this photo.
I’m identifying the photo as being about 1910-1916. It has to be before 1916 as this is when both James Gilbert and his wife Elizabeth died. Caroline Coe died shortly afterwards.
It’s impressive to find a photo with so many relatives in it AND outside their house. I previously had no photographs of any of these people with the exception of my own Gt Grandmother.