Wordless Wednesday – Williams Family 1907

I love Wordless Wednesday’s as I get a chance to talk about a photograph!
This photograph was taken about 1907/8.  It shows my maternal grandmother Martha WILLIAMS (formerly BENYON) standing outside her house with her first five children.
Martha (age about 32) is holding Doris who was born in 1907, Doris looks to be about 6-9 months old so I suppose the photo could be 1908.  They are standing in the doorway of their house at 70 Westminster Road, Hoole, Chester.  The house is still there today, in those days it was a two up two down end of terrace house with an outside toilet at the bottom of the yard. The facilities would be very rudimentary with cold running water and a coal fire for heating the rooms and water, the lighting would most likely be by gas.

Also in this photograph are:
John (aka Jack) born 1898
Gertrude Mary (aka Gertie) born 1900
May Alexandra born 1901
Robert Henry (aka Harry) born 1904

It is amazing how such a small house could support so many people, and there were still another six children to come!

Surname Saturday : Timmins (WOR, STS, CHS); Hayes (CHS); Williams (FLN, CHS); Benyon (SAL, CHS)

I’m concentrating this post on the surnames of my grandparents.  Timmins and Hayes are my paternal side, whilst Williams and Benyon are my maternal side.

My aim (wishfull thinking!) is to find all my living cousins that descend from these lines.  So here goes with a list of my grandparents, their siblings and spouses; hoping that my cousins see this post at some time and get in contact.

Children of Albert TIMMINS and Hannah Jones:
Joseph Timmins (1883 – 1955); married 1907
Mary Jones (1884 – 1957)
Frances Timmins (1885 – 1942); married 1915
Frank Tibbetts (  – 1966)
Albert Charles Timmins (1887 – 1967); married 1910
Ethel Maud Simmonds (1889 – 1975)
William Timmins (1889 –  1971); married 1913
Annie Hayes (1887 – 1958)
My Timmins’ are mainly found in the Dudley and Wolverhampton area’s of the West Midlands (Worcestershire and Staffordshire).  My grandfather moved to Chester (Cheshire) around 1911.
Children of Edward HAYES and Jane Smith:
George Edward Hayes (1879 – 1943); married 1905
Charlotte Fish (1883 – 1959)
William Hayes (1881 –  ); married 1909
Edith Basnett (1883 – 1950)
James Hayes (1884 –  )
Mary Jane Hayes (1886 –  ); married 1907
John William Cobb (  –  )
Annie Hayes (1887 – 1958); married 1913
William Timmins  (1889 – 1971)
Joseph Hayes (1889 – 1950); married 1927
Ada Cox (  –  )
Elizabeth Hayes (1890 – 1890)
Thomas Hayes (1892 – 1917)
Sarah Hayes (1894 –  ); married 1920
Robert Hancock
John Hayes (1896 –  ); married 1923
Alice Goodwin
My Hayes clan are all found in and around the Chester area (Cheshire) from the end of the 18th century.
Children of William WILLIAMS and Mary Ann Thomas:
Emma Williams (1874 –  )
John Henry Williams (1875 – 1925); married 1897
Martha Benyon (1876 – 1954)
Mary Jane Williams (1879 –  ); married 1899
George Tattum (1879 –  )
Isaac Williams (1880 –  )
William Owen Williams (1883 –  ); married 1918
Elizabeth Humphries (1886 –  )
Margaret Ann Williams (1886 –  ); married 1904
William Thomas Smith (1878 –  )
Llewelyn Williams (1889 –  ); married 1912
Ruth Ellen Morgan (1889 –  )
Robert Thomas Williams (1891 –  ); married 1909
Mary Elizabeth Parry (1890 –  )
Alice Ann Williams (1894 –  ); married 1915
James Thomas Henry Blythin (1888 –   )
Sarah Elizabeth Williams (1897 –  ); married 1919
Francis Thomas Hughes (1890 –  )
My Williams’ are centred around the Holywell area of Flintshire.  My grandfather moved his family to Chester (Cheshire) about 1900.
Children of Robert BENYON and Mary Fennah:
Thomas Benyon (1868 –  1936); married 1892
Alice Amelia Povey (1870 – 1952)
John Benyon (1870 –  ); married 1892
Mary Jane Vickers ( – )
William Benyon (1874 –  ); married
Martha Evans (1880 –  )
Martha Benyon (1876 – 1954); married 1897
John Henry Williams (1875 – 1925)
Robert Henry Benyon (1879 – 1934); married 1903
Alice Underhill (1879 – 1937)
George Benyon (1882 – 1884)
Joseph Benyon (1884 – 1916); married 1905
Lorna Grace Harris
Sarah Ann Benyon (1886 – 1947); married 1921
Charles Bent
Mary Benyon (1890 –  ); married 1919
Philip Woollam Baker (1892 –  )

               Florence Benyon (1893 – 1893)

My Benyon ancestors originally came from the Wem and Ruyton-IX-Towns area’s in Shropshire.  My 2xgt grandfather moved his family to Chester via Birmingham in the middle of the 19th century.
I wish that more descendents of my ancestors would use LostCousins it would save me all this Blogging!