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George Freeth [fh.]

George Freeth was the seventh child of John Freeth & Sarah Ann Felton born October 2nd, 1875 & christened October 22nd, 1875 at Christ Church, West Bromwich, Staffs.

In 1881 George & his 5 sisters & 4 brothers & parents were living at 15 Watton St, West Bromwich.

By 1891 the family had moved to 26 Watton St & George was now a spring maker.

In 1901 George was lodging at 36 Queen St,West Bromwich & was now working as an assistant in the poultry trade.

George married Mercy Sadler in April-June 1903 at Dudley, Staffs.  Mercy was born October 19th, 1879 at West Bromwich.

George & Mercy were living at 74 Pleasant St, West Bromwich in 1911 with their 5 children – George (6), Fred (5), Norman (3). Florence (2) & baby Jane aged 6 months.  George was now a carter (night soil).

The 1939 register shows George & Mercy living at 20 Watton St, West Bromwich with children James, a lorry driver for a green grocer, Annie, a factory hand (springs) & Lilly, unpaid domestic duties.  George was working as an ‘odd man (fish shop)’. 

In 1939 son Fred & his brother Norman & wife Eileen M (nee Whitehouse) were living at 1 Barnett Cottages, Barnett Mill Farm, Harvington, Kidderminster, Worcs & both brothers were farmers.  Daughter Florence had married in 1933 & the 1939 register shows her & husband John T Watkins, a casement fitter, living at 63 New Hall St, West Bromwich.  Daughter Doris had married John T Welch, an iron foundry fitter, in 1931 & in 1939 they were living at 22 Watton St, West Bromwich.  Daughter Edna had married Reginald I Knight, a hot drop stamper, in 1937 & in 1939 they were living at Ebenezer St, West Bromwich.

Mercy died on September 8th, 1941 at 20 Watton St, West Bromwich.  Probate was granted to Leonard Peters, steel tube annealer & Edna May Knight, (wife of Reginald Isaac Knight).  Her effects were £1,763.18s.9d.

George died on October 1st, 1947 at West Bromwich. 

The children of George Freeth & Mercy Sadler were:

fh.  George Freeth born c1904
fh.  Frederick Freeth born January 31st, 1906 at West Bromwich
fh.  Norman Stanley Freeth born November 4th, 1907 at West Bromwich; died Oct-December 1972 at Kidderminster, Worcs
fh.  Florence Irene Freeth born June 27th, 1909 at West Bromwich
fh.  Jane E Freeth born Oct-December 1910 at West Bromwich; died Oct-December 1924 at Birmingham
fh.  Doris Mabel Freeth born April 21st, 1912 at West Bromwich
fh.  Edna M Freeth born March 27th, 1914 at West Bromwich
fh.  Ernest E Freeth born Oct-December 1915 at West Bromwich
fh.  James Freeth born December 24th, 1916 at West Bromwich; died Oct-December 1979 at Walsall, West Midlands
fh.  Annie Freeth born April 7th, 1920 at West Bromwich; died May 2003 at Sandwell, West Midlands
fh.  Lily Freeth born October 28th, 1924 at West Bromwich; died Jan-March 1990 in Birmingham



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