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Amelia Ann Ruscoe - Manchester - any info please

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CupCakes

CupCakes Report 4 May 2013 07:17

There is no issue about my parental Robinsons. I have all info certs etc about them all. I found some probates and sent for the wills of my dad, grandpa and greatgranpa. My granpa Charles Robinson was a tailor with a shop. He was one of those who copied the designs of the so called affluent people and produced made to measure at a cheaper cost.

He died suddenly 1 Jan 1944 after an operation. My siblings and my 2 cuz all rmember going to visit nan at her sweet shop in the early 50's - such a magical place for small children. It was in Middleton on the corner of a road near the old market.

There is no historic connection with a confectionary business in the family. So how she came about it we have no idea - she lived at 7 North Road, Salford for years before then - the address is even on my dads WW11 records.

Amelia & Joseph Roscoe are not blood relations but seem to be tied up with the family in some way. Especially Amelia, however with Amelia & nana both widows they must have made a living somehow.

Have just reread grandpas will. Just noticed it was originally written 4 Jan 1928 - refiled 30 Jan 1938. So the time frame of Amelia and nana's asociation is at least from 1928 - 1944

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 4 May 2013 07:50

NS ..................

I wonder if a confectioner's business was considered a "suitable" shop for a single lady to run??

One of my OH's ancestral lines is of reasonably wealthy tenant farmers in Westmorland and Yorkshire. In one large family, I eventually found 2 of the girls as confectioners in Liverpool.

There seems to have been no previous connection with business of any kind ............ at least I haven't found one.

Yet they later had at least 3 nieces as apprentices. Neither woman married.