Ancestors of Dave Eastham Winifred BROWN


picture Winifred BROWN

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: Feb 6, 1898 - 9 Gordon St., Preston, Lancashire, England, Great Britain 2
          Death: 1955
         Burial: in Torrisolme Cemetery, Morecambe, Lancashire, England, Great Britain
 Cause of Death: coronary thrombosis
           AFN : 

         Father: Charles R BROWN (1862-1905)
         Mother: Betsy COOK (1857-1909)

Spouses and Children
1. *Frank BRAYSHAW (Abt 1893 - Aug 6, 1973)
       Marriage: Mar 24, 1924 - St John's Church,Sandylands,Heysham
                1. Eunice Winifred BRAYSHAW (1927-1963)
                2. Living
                3. Frank Ivan BRAYSHAW (1931-1983)

Parents died when she was 11.

Moved to Modecombe.

When they had both died, my Grandmother Winifred was sent to stay with a relative of Charles named Aunty Bertha. She it is said was cruel to Winifred and treated her badly. One day Winifred decided she would run away to escape this way of living.
The story goes told me by my Aunty Denise, Winifred's daughter. That Winifred packed her little suitcase and began creeping down the stairs.
When Aunty Bertha came out of the scullery and spotted her, What have you got in there she bellowed, and pointed to the suitcase.
When the suitcase was opened, Bertha took out Winifred's best suit of clothes, (to pawn) and told her to go, and never to see her again.
Winifred walked to Morecambe, where she knocked on the door of Hotels and boarding houses asking if they needed a maid.
One big house took her in, Hannah, and Sam Stansfield brought her up as there own. She stayed there until she married Frank my Granddad.
They were a wonderful loving couple,,,,, who made my life worth while, I loved them very much. They believed in fairy's fantasy and magic,,, wonderful.
As a child we used to call Hannah Stansfield, Old Agony,,,, not to her face of course, but how Winifred lived with her I fail to see the woman was truly agonizing,,,,,,,God what a woman. A woman was not allowed into her house wearing trousers, no fear,,,,,,, you had to go home and change or not bother calling,,,,,,,,,
Winifred was an invalid after the birth of Frank.


1 Charles R Brown (1862) Census British 1901, Surety: 3.

2 Winifred Brown Birth Certificate, Repository: GRO, Call Number: PAS 550429/2. Surety: 3.

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