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Madam,

Joseph & Ellen Statham of Riber.

Joseph Statham & Ellen Fining lived in the Tansley area in the 1880s-1890s. They were married in Chesterfield in 1900 but returned to live at Riber between 1900 – 1915. Joseph, a widower, had a baby daughter Emily and he and Ellen also had a daughter called Doris May.

Joseph may have passed away around 1915 because after this date Ellen lived as a single woman in Derby. She was registered at Whitecross St between 1920 – 1922.

Ellen’s sister, Annie Cannon, also lived in Tansley. She married John Ellis in 1895 and I believe John was publican at the White Lion, in Starkholmes, around 1901.

Annie passed away in 1963 at Rest Cottages, Tansley, aged 89.

If you have connections with any of these names I’d love to hear from you: please email me on fairflora@tiscali.co.uk or phone 07795 397 708.

S R Stamford

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