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Ada Read and William H Glaister marriage

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Richard Report 2 Jan 2013 16:51

Ada Read, my grandmother on my paternal side, married William Harold Glaister in Preston during June 1904 and subsequently had three children, Hilda, Sylvia and Marion. Ada died in Liverpool during 1945 after living for many years with my grandfather Richard Corlett. Therefore, does any one have further information on Ada Read, background etc., or any knowledge of what became of her children?


Kucinta Report 2 Jan 2013 16:56

Census 1911 for birthplaces etc:

3 Children born, all still living in 1911.

Address: Cromwell Road Penwortham Preston County: Lancashire

GLAISTER, William Harold Head Married M 28 1883 Black And White Smith Stoves Mansfield Nottinghamshire
GLAISTER, Ada Wife Married 7 years F 26 1885 Preston Lancashire
GLAISTER, Sylvia Frances Daughter F 6 1905 Accrington Lancs
GLAISTER, Hilda Marion Daughter F 4 1907 Accrington Lancs
GLAISTER, Eva Mildred Daughter F 3 1908 Preston Lancs
WINTER, Frank Boarder Single M 37 1874 Casting Filer For Ranges Helnhurst Yorkshire


Kucinta Report 2 Jan 2013 17:01

Birth of possible fourth child after the census?

Births Dec 1911 Glaister William H Read Preston 8e 841


Kucinta Report 2 Jan 2013 17:04

Ada in 1901?

Address: 5, Taylor Street, Preston County: Lancashire

DITCHFIELD, Richard Head Married M 45 1856 Joiners Labourer
Preston, Lancashire
DITCHFIELD, Alice Wife Married F 46 1855 Ellel, Lancashire
DITCHFIELD, Margaret A Daughter F 13 1888 Grimsargh, Lancashire
READ, Ada Niece F 15 1886 Book Binder Preston, Lancashire<<<


Kucinta Report 2 Jan 2013 17:05

Speculative at this point...

Marriages Dec 1879
Bamber George Preston 8e 850
>>>>DITCHFIELD Alice Mary Preston 8e 850
LUND MARAGRET Preston 8e 850
LUND Margaret Preston 8e 850
>>>>Read Thomas Preston 8e 850


Births Jun 1885 Read Ada Preston 8e 590


Kucinta Report 2 Jan 2013 17:10

Looks like Thomas and Alice nee Ditchfield from the marriage I posted, but Ada not with them in census 1891.

Address: 34, Byron Street, Preston County: Lancashire

READ, Thos Head Married M 38 1853 Iron Dresser Preston, Lancashire
READ, Sarah Wife Married F 34 1857 Preston, Lancashire
READ, Elizth Daughter Single F 16 1875 Cotton Winder Preston, Lancashire
READ, Charles Son Single M 13 1878 Scholar Preston, Lancashire
READ, Alice Ann Daughter Single F 3 1888
Preston, Lancashire
READ, Thos Father Married M 64 1827 Mill Labourer
Bamber Bridge, Lancashire
SOWERBY, William Jos Adopted Single M 10 1881 Biscuit Baker
Fleetwood, Lancashire
SOWERBY, Henry Adopted Single M 8 1883 Scholar Fleetwood, Lancashire


MarieCeleste Report 2 Jan 2013 17:12

Thought it was familiar:


Kucinta Report 2 Jan 2013 17:14

The Ditchfields in 1891, who also just happen to have a daughter called Ada born c1885 in Preston...

Only record of an Ada Ditchfield birth i could find in Preston was 1882.

Address: Butterlands, Ribbleton, Brockholes, Ribbleton, Preston County: Lancashire

DITCHFIELD, Richard Head Married M 35 1856 Farmer
Preston, Lancashire
DITCHFIELD, Alice Wife Married F 36 1855
?, Lancashire
DITCHFIELD, John Son M 14 1877
?, Lancashire
DITCHFIELD, Ada R Daughter F 6 1885 Preston, Lancashire<<<<<<
DITCHFIELD, Mary A Daughter F 3 1888
Brockholes, Lancashire
HUNTINGTON, Richard Servant Single M 32 1859 Labourer
?, Lancashire


Kucinta Report 2 Jan 2013 17:20

Well that was a wasted effort.

Thanks for pointing it out before I went any further MC!


MarieCeleste Report 2 Jan 2013 17:26

Richard, the board guidelines are one thread per family.

Down the left hand side of these pages is a link called "My Threads" - if you click on that you get back to any threads that you have started or posted on.

If you want further assistance on a family that you've previously asked about then you just go to the relevant thread and put a new post on the end of it and it moves to the front of the boards.

That way people don't waste their efforts finding what has already been found.


Kucinta Report 2 Jan 2013 17:29


The Glaister girls all have second names in census 1911, so you should find it easy enough to spot potential marriages for them in FreeBMD.

Looks like all three married in the W. Derby district.

You can then look for children of the marriages by using husband's surname, combined with mother's maiden name, also on FreeBMD.

You also have a name and middle initial to search for Info on Ada's probable son born 1911 as posted previously.


Kucinta Report 2 Jan 2013 17:41

Looks like Ada definitely did belong to Thomas Read and Alice Mary Ditchfield:

Surname Forename(s) Mother's Maiden Name Year Sub-District Registers At Region Reference

READ Ada DITCHFIELD 1885 St Peters Preston Lancashire ST.P/21/32