Mary Freeth was the fourth child of Samuel Freeth & Jane Rebecca Lambert born August 2nd, 1863 at Smethwick, Staffs.
In 1871 the family were still at Smethwick but now living at Causer St. Mary now had 5 sisters.
By 1881 the family had moved to 4 Birmingham Rd, Oldbury where Mary’s father was a glass maker. Mary had 5 sisters & a brother at home.
In 1891 Mary was still living at home at Birmingham St, now #8, along with 4 sisters & her brother.
In April-June 1892 Mary married Charles Hamar Lloyd at Christ Church, Oldbury. Charles was born c1868 at Eye, Herefordshire, the son of Mary Ann & Thomas Lloyd, a carpenter. In 1891 Charles was working as a grocer’s manager on the High St, Smethwick which is where Mary’s widowed mother Jane was working as a butcher in 1901.
In 1901 Mary & Charles were living at 304 Oldbury Rd, Smethwick, next to the Five Ways Tavern, where Charles was a grocer. They had 3 children – Ethel L (6), Charles W (3) & Edith M (5 months). Charles’ sister May (14) was with them at the time of the census. Also living with them was a grocer’s apprentice Clifford W Bennett (17).
In 1911 Mary & Charles were listed at 297 Oldbury Rd, Smethwick & Mary was described as head of the household & was a grocer & provision dealer. Husband Charles was a grocer manager. Their 3 children Ethel Louis, Charles Wilfred & Edith Mary were all at home.
Charles died in April-June 1914 at Smethwick, Warks.
The 1939 register shows widowed Mary living with her daughter Edith & husband Joseph F Woolams, an engineers fitter & their family at 260 Beeches Rd, West Bromwich. Son Charles Wilfred & his wife Nellie M were living at 143 Oldbury Rd, Smethwick in 1939 where he was a master draper
Mary died in Oct-December 1941 in West Bromwich, aged 78.
The children of Mary Freeth & Charles Hamar Lloyd were:
fh.22.214.171.124.1.4.1 Ethel Louisa Lloyd christened June 14th, 1894 at Smethwick,
fh.126.96.36.199.1.4.2 Charles Wilfred Ernest Lloyd born January 18th, 1898 at Smethwick, Staffs, died July-September 1969 in West Bromwich
fh.188.8.131.52.1.4.3 Edith Mary Lloyd born October 12th, 1900 at Smethwick, Staffs