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Hanorah (Hannah) Mary Gertrude Brown nee Barber of Lydbrook, Gloucestershire.

A photo of members of the Barber and Brown families from Lydbrook

Left: Hanorah (Hannah) Mary Gertrude Brown, Right: Douglas Brown, her child ( Dorothy Joan Marion and an 'Aunt Daisy'

Neil added: "... I am looking for more info on my ancestor Hanorah (Hannah) Mary Gertrude Brown, nee Barber born in 1897 at Bishops Row cottages next to the Baptist church in Lydbrook. The cottages name has been changed I understand".
"Parents were William and Sarah Elizabeth Barber, (nee Legg) both I think from Micheldean at some point. William was a train driver for the tinplate works. I have their history back to 1865 but cannot trace any further than Harorah as she was an only child. William's father was William snr, died I believe in 1916. Are there other Barber families in Ruardean / FOD that can help me trace my family further back.. There are several other families surname Barber in the area of Drybrook and Ruardean who may be able to share information?".

Thanks for your help if you can. Two pictures are attached. One with husband Douglas Brown, her child ( Dorothy Joan Marion and an 'Aunt Daisy'
Thanks for your help

Rita James added: "... If you look on the Forest of Dean site you will find William & Sarah Elizabeth Legg's marriage. http://www.forest-of-dean.net/joomla/index.php/parish-records-search The 1901 census has the family living at Lydbrook with Sarah's brother: William Barber 35 Sarah E Barber 34 Hannah M Barber 4, Thomas Legg 36, Honorah M. G. Barber married Jun 1920 in St Mark, died 14 Jan 1939 according to the family tree of peter_r_newton on Ancestry.co.uk. ... also found out that Honorah was APPRENTICE TO DRESSMAKING in 1911. Her mother was born in Aldershot Barracks and her uncle Thomas Legg was born in Ireland. Older than his sister Sarah so they must have moved from army barracks in Ireland to Hampshire".

Neil Crisp added (November 2018): "... Visiting Lydbrook there is still an old shop which was a dressmakers. Sarah's mother was Hanora 1840-1869 who died in Micheldean. She married George Legg in Fermoy Co Cork in 1860. She had 5 daughters and 2 sons. May have died in childbirth in 1869 but Eleanor Hannah survived and was last child. At least I have the origin of 'Hanorah. Any further info is most welcome".


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