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.220.127.116.11.10.7.1 George Freeth born c1904
fh.18.104.22.168.10.7.2 Frederick Freeth born January 31st, 1906 at West Bromwich
fh.22.214.171.124.10.7.3 Norman Stanley Freeth born November 4th, 1907 at West Bromwich; died Oct-December 1972 at Kidderminster, Worcs
fh.126.96.36.199.10.7.4 Florence Irene Freeth born June 27th, 1909 at West Bromwich
fh.188.8.131.52.10.7.5 Jane E Freeth born Oct-December 1910 at West Bromwich; died Oct-December 1924 at Birmingham
fh.184.108.40.206.10.7.6 Doris Mabel Freeth born April 21st, 1912 at West Bromwich
fh.220.127.116.11.10.7.7 Edna M Freeth born March 27th, 1914 at West Bromwich
fh.18.104.22.168.10.7.8 Ernest E Freeth born Oct-December 1915 at West Bromwich
fh.22.214.171.124.10.7.9 James Freeth born December 24th, 1916 at West Bromwich; died Oct-December 1979 at Walsall, West Midlands
fh.126.96.36.199.10.7.10 Annie Freeth born April 7th, 1920 at West Bromwich; died May 2003 at Sandwell, West Midlands
fh.188.8.131.52.10.7.11 Lily Freeth born October 28th, 1924 at West Bromwich; died Jan-March 1990 in Birmingham