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AWOL Ancestors – Ann ALMEY

Ann ALMEY was born around 1773 in Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, England. She died in the fourth quarter of 1862 in Leicester Registration District, Leicestershire. When she was 25, She married Joseph Blakesley on 9th Nov 1798 in Wigston Magna, Leicestershire. Joseph Blakesley and Ann Almey had the following known children: John Blakesley was born around 1803 in Wigston, Leicestershire, England. He died on 4th Mar 1864 in Leicestershire, England. He married Ann Willett on the 10th Aug 1824 in Thornton, […]

What happened to Kate? – An Update

A few weeks ago I posted about a family brick wall in “What happened to Kate?“. Within the post I described the mystery surrounding her disappearance; it really was a case of ‘now you see me, now you don’t!’ Kate Bown, the daughter of Henry Pagett Bown and Ann Blakesley, married a Scottish tailor, James Davidson, on 25th October 1885 at St Matthew’s Church in Leicester. The couple had 4 children; Wallace Henry, Stuart James, Maggie and Dorothy in the […]

What happened to Kate?

One big mystery concerning The Man’s family tree is that of his great grandmother’s “disappearance”. Catherine Eliza Pagett Bown, Kate, was born in Leicester around 1861 to Henry Pagett Bown and Ann Blakesley.  Henry and Ann had at least four other children, John William (1848 -1923), Samuel Henry (1851-1889), Thomas Pagett (1853-1916), Arthur Garrad (1855-1875) and Annie (1866). She appeared to have a normal life with her family until her marriage, aged 24, to James Davidson.  They married on 25th […]