Sunday, 30 November 2014

Update on the Redmaynes of Stainforth

I've just made some alterations to the post on The Redmayne family of Stainforth, from information received from a reader.  Thank you, Norman!

Friday, 28 November 2014

Joseph Beresford Shields: Stockton lad in Essex

I'm just making a correction today to the post about Joseph Beresford Shields 1879-1917, because I've heard from Carole Mulroney in Leigh-on-Sea that the address of the house in which Joe lived was Southsea Avenue, not Southend Avenue.

Carole will be telling the story of Joe's letters in the local history magazine - if nobody from Leigh-on-Sea comes forward to claim the letters, I'll see if Preston Park Museum would like them.  If anyone has a better idea, please let me know!

Monday, 27 October 2014

John Richard Stubbs' diary for 1907

This is the last of the diaries.

John retired the following year.  He and Ellis left Park End, Ormesby and returned to live again in Coatham, at 7 Trafalgar Terrace.  He gave his law library to Middlesbrough Town Council in 1908.

These diaries probably survived because they were stored in the office.  In the 1990s they were discovered again in old deed boxes in the offices of the successor firm in which John's grandson, great-granddaughter and great-grandson-in-law worked for most of the 20th century: Meek, Stubbs & Barnley of Albert Road, Middlesbrough.

John died on 6 December 1916 at Coatham.