LIFE GOES ON: AN INTRODUCTION

MY GRANDPARENTS - I - MY GREAT-GRANDPARENTS - I - MY GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS - I - MY GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS

THE SIXTEEN FAMILIES

KNOTT - I - BOWLES - I - WATERS - I - HARRALL - I - PAGE - I - WISEMAN - I - CROSS - I - CARTER

CORNWELL - I - HUCKLE - I - MORTLOCK - I - MANSFIELD - I - REYNOLDS - I - CARTER - I - ANABLE - I - STEARN

CHRONOLOGY - I - DRAMATIS PERSONAE - I - WHERE PEOPLE CAME FROM - I - CALENDAR

MAP OF ELY - I - MAP OF MEDWAY
MAP OF CAMBRIDGE AND DISTRICT

THE WORKHOUSE

WORLD WAR I - I - WORLD WAR II

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Alice Mary Anable
born Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire, July 1882
died Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, 1966

on the Reynolds family tree
part of the
Anable and Stearn family stories

married to Thomas Reynolds

mother of Winifred Ellen Reynolds

daughter of
Samuel Anable
and
Lydia Stearn

The Reynolds family: 1918? Alice May Beatrice Anable 1956: Alice Anable Thomas and Alice Reynolds, 1950s?

1956 June 1961: my Christening day

Alice Mary Anable (1882-1966). My Mother's Mother's Mother. My Great-Grandmother.

Alice is the only one of my eight great-grandparents that I met. She was born at Dry Drayton, and by the age of 19 was working as a live-in servant in the centre of Cambridge. Her brother Harry was killed on July 1st 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. She is shown in my Christening photograph holding me on her lap, and I remember her visiting my grandmother shortly before she died in her early 80s .


1882: Alice Mary Beatrice Anable was born in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire. She was baptised at St Peter and St Paul Dry Drayton on 30th July.

   
   
 

1891 census:

Alice was eight years old at the time of the 1891 census. Her birth year is shown as 1883. The Anable family were living at Long Lane, Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire. Long Lane does not appear on modern maps, but may refer to the road called Scotland Road today.

Alice's father Samuel is shown as a bricklayer. He was 42 years old. Alice's mother Lydia was 35 years old.

Alice was the third of five children: Francis was 12, William was 11, Percy was 6 and Susan was two weeks old.

The census records that Alice was born at Dry Drayton in Cambridgeshire. The transcript for the entry is here.

 
 

1901 census:

Alice was nineteen years old at the time of the 1901 census. Her surname is misspelt as 'Anabel'. She was living in the lodging house of Mary Cullum at 10 Peas Hill, Cambridge. This is in the centre of Cambridge, leading from the Market Place to Corn Exchange Street.

Alice is shown as a domestic servant. She was single in 1901.

Mary Cullum was a widow, and had two daughters living with her, Gertrude aged 27 and Janet aged 25. There was one other domestic servant living in the house, Julia Marshall aged 16.

The census records that Alice was born at Dry Drayton in Cambridgeshire. The transcript for the entry is here.

Anabel's father Samuel was fifty years old at the time of the 1901 census.The Anable family were living at Pettits Lane, Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire. The road still exists today, off of the village High Street.

Samuel is shown as a bricklayer. His wife Lydia is 46 years old.

Samuel had three children living at home at the time of the 1891 census. Percy was 16 and is shown as a bricklayer's labourer, Susan was 10, and Henry Thomas, or 'Harry', was 4. Francis, William and my great-grandmother Alice had already left home.

The census records that Samuel was born at Dry Drayton in Cambridgeshire, as were all the family. The transcript for their entry is here.

 
   
   
 

1903:
Alice married Frederick Thomas Reynolds at St Peter and St Paul, Dry Drayton on November 28th, two months before the birth of their first child, my grandmother Winifred Ellen.

1904: Thomas and Alice's daughter Winifred Ellen was born in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire on 4th February. She was baptised at St Peter and St Paul, Dry Drayton, on April 3rd, which that year was Easter Sunday.

1905: Thomas and Alice's daughter Cecilia was born in Dry Drayton and baptised at St Peter and St Paul, Dry Drayton, on Christmas Eve.

1907: Thomas and Alice's son Ernest was born in Dry Drayton and baptised at St Peter and St Paul, Dry Drayton, on 5th May..

1909: The family were in West Wratting for the birth of Thomas and Alice's daughter Abigail.

 
 

1911 census:

Alice was thirty years old at the time of the 1911 census. The Reynolds family were living at Valley Farm, Great Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire, actually on the edge of the parish and nearer to the village of Fulbourn, today a suburb of Cambridge.

Alice's husband Thomas is shown as a horse keeper, aged 32. They had been married for 7 years.

Alice had four children at the time of the 1911 census: my grandmother Winifred was 7, Cecilia was 5, Ernest 4 and Abigail 1.

Alice was born at Dry Drayton in Cambridgeshire. Winifred, Cecilia and Ernest were also born in Dry Drayton, Abigail was born at West Wratting. Thomas had been born at Duxford in Cambridgeshire. The transcript for their entry is here.

Alice's father Samuel was sixty-one years old at the time of the 1911 census. The Anable family were living at Pettits Lane, Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire, as they had been at the time of the 1901 census. The road still exists today, off of the village High Street.

Samuel is shown as a bricklayer general. His wife Lydia is 56 years old, and they had been married for 36 years.

Samuel had just one child living at home at the time of the 1911 census. Henry Thomas or 'Harry' was 14, and is shown as a labourer. Five older children had now left home. At the age of 20, Harry would be killed on the first day of the Somme, and is remembered among the Missing on the Thiepval memorial, by which time Samuel's wife Lydia would be a widow. The transcript for the entry is here.

 


1914:
Thomas and Alice's daughter Lydia Frances was born in Hildersham and baptised at St Peter and St Paul, Dry Drayton, on 1st November. She was dead within a year.

1915: Lydia Frances died and was buried in Histon Road Cemetery, Cambridge on 22nd May after a funeral service at St Luke, Victoria Road. Her age was recorded as 12 months. The family were living at 3 Benson Place, North Street, Cambridge.

1916: The family were recorded as living at 3 Benson Place, Cambridge for the birth of Winifred's sister Salonika Ruth. She was baptised at St Peter and St Paul, Dry Drayton, on 5th March.

1919: after returning from the War, Alice's husband Tom took a job with the Star Brewery in Cambridge as a drayman. The family lived at 4 Shelley Row on Castle HIll. They were still there at the time of the 1938 Cambridge Street Directory, and my mother remembers visiting the house as a child in the 1940s.

1923: Alice and Tom's daughter Winifred Ellen married Edmund Stanley 'Stan' Cornwell on 10th July at Lichfield registry office, Staffordshire. Stan was from Oakington, Cambridgeshire, but they had run away to stay with his sister in Staffordshire because Winifred was pregnant. Stan and Win's son Cecil was born in Colton Staffordshire three months later. Eventually, they returned to Cambridge and lived with Stan's parents, before settling near Win's parents on Castle Hill.

1925: Alice and Tom's daughter Cecilia married Edward Cannell on Boxing Day at St Giles, Cambridge. They went to live in North Walsham.

1929: Alice and Tom's daughter Abigail married Reginald Lander on 30th June at St Giles, Cambridge.

1936: Alice and Tom's daughter Salonica married Stanley George Impey at St Giles, Cambridge.

1944: Alice's husband Tom died in Cambridge in the third quarter of 1944. He was buried in Dry Drayton churchyard on 4th September.

1945: Alice and Tom's son Ernest died of mouth cancer and was buried in Dry Drayton churchyard on 7th June, the last of the Reynolds family to be buried there.

1966: Alice died in Cambridge, by which time she was living with her daughter Lon on Kings Hedges Road

   

 

LIFE GOES ON: AN INTRODUCTION

MY GRANDPARENTS - I - MY GREAT-GRANDPARENTS - I - MY GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS - I - MY GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS

THE SIXTEEN FAMILIES

KNOTT - I - BOWLES - I - WATERS - I - HARRALL - I - PAGE - I - WISEMAN - I - CROSS - I - CARTER

CORNWELL - I - HUCKLE - I - MORTLOCK - I - MANSFIELD - I - REYNOLDS - I - CARTER - I - ANABLE - I - STEARN

CHRONOLOGY - I - DRAMATIS PERSONAE - I - WHERE PEOPLE CAME FROM - I - CALENDAR

MAP OF ELY - I - MAP OF MEDWAY
MAP OF CAMBRIDGE AND DISTRICT

THE WORKHOUSE

WORLD WAR I - I - WORLD WAR II

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