Phoebe Ann Ward (1836-1921)

Dover war memorial

Phoebe Ann Ward – my paternal great grandmother. Phoebe was born in Tottenham, Middlesex, on 28 November 1836 and was baptised locally on 26 February 1837 at All Hallows Church. Her parents were Tottenham couple William Ward and Mary Ann Downer. As a teenager, Phoebe worked as a domestic servant. The 1851 census shows her living at […]

Arthur Albert Stolliday (1875-1935)

Arthur Albert Stolliday with wife Elizabeth and son-in-law Gerald Finch

Arthur Albert Stolliday – my great grandfather.  Arthur was a colourful character and a Norfolk lad – born on 12 May 1875 in Row 123, Great Yarmouth, to Edward and Harriet Stoliday. The rows were a network of 145 very narrow streets that ran parallel to each other and became increasingly poverty-ridden as the years […]