A reminder that there are a few coal miners on my two Yorkshire trees, so I have coal miners on the family trees of three out of four of my grandparents.
21 May 1792
Baptism of Jean Hay in Tarves, Aberdeenshire daughter of of my gggg grandparents Alexander Hay and Margaret Daniel. And that is all I know about her at the moment, as she has a very common name for that location and if she did marry, I don’t know which marriage is hers. There’s a puzzle attached to her, though, as there was a second baptism on the same day, to the same parents, of a child who wasn’t named. Was there a twin who wasn’t expected to survive?
21 May 1903
Baptism of Gladys Slee at Thornes, Wakefield, Yorkshire, daughter of John Slee and Lilian Burton and a descendent of my ggg grandparents William Green and Sarah Firth. Sadly Gladys died in 1904, age 1, at Basford, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. Her father was a coal miner.
21 May 1947
A first cousin was born in Leeds.