Friday, 14 March 2008

Agnes Rothwell


Among the few items of family history interest that Dad possessed was this card. It was a not uncommon practice to provide memorial cards or silk bookmarks as mementos when someone died. But who was Agnes Rothwell?

Dad’s sister Agnes
Dad’s elder sister was baptised Agnes so it was obviously a family name. Often one would be named after a grandparent and Dad’s father’s mother was born Agnes Thompson before becoming Agnes Edwards when she married Edward Edwards, a fruit merchant. Dad’s dad was born in 1874 so his mother could easily have been born around 1847 which was when Agnes Rothwell was born. Did Edward die before her and did she then re-marry to become Agnes Rothwell?

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