On 3 July

A linen bleacher Green ancestor and a Strachan who died too young from tuberculosis.

3 July 1836
Birth of my gg uncle John Green at Worsbrough, Yorkshire, son of my ggg grandparents William Green and Sarah Firth. John is with his parents at Worsbrough Common in 1841, his father a bleacher (of linen) and in 1851 he is with his parents, siblings living with his widowed grandfather Joseph Green, who was the publican at the Rose and Crown Inn at Worsbrough. John Green married Sarah Wigfield at Silkstone in June 1856, whose father was also a bleacher. In 1861 they at New Street, Barnsley with 2 young children and John Green, age 24, is a linen yarn bleacher. By 1871 they have moved to Hunningly Lane between Worsbrough and Ardsley, had 4 children with them, and John is still a linen yarn bleacher, a job he was still doing in 1881 when they had moved to Back Street, Barnsley. Wife Sarah died in 1883 and in 1886 John Green married again to Mary Ellen Moss. John and Mary, with John’s youngest son and his wife’s sister, are at Market Street, Barnsley in 1891. John Green died in 1896.

3 July 1910 (born about 1879)
Elizabeth Strachan was born in about 1878 at Kilwinning, daughter of my half gg uncle Samuel Strachan and Elizabeth Wallace. She was the granddaughter of my gg grandfather Robert Strachan and his second wife Susan Cran. At age 2 in 1841 she is with her father, a coal miner, and her grandmother in Kenneth’s Row, Kilwinning, and in 1891 is at Bridgend, Kilwinning with her parents and siblings. In 1900 she married William Bain at Kilwinning. In 1901 her husband is at Corsehill Row, Kilwinning, lodging with James and Maggie Bain, but there is no sign of Elizabeth there or anywhere else – was she missed off the census? They had several children before Elizabeth died on 3 July 1910 at 32 Corsehill Row, Kilwinning of acute pulmonary phthisis (tuberculosis) at the age of 31.

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