Miranda Stone was the fourth child of Benjamin Stone & Amelia Hackett christened March 24th, 1868 at All Saints, West Bromwich, Staffs.
In 1871 Miranda & her parents were living at Dudley Rd, West Bromwich & she had 2 sisters – Eliza & Letitia. Visiting was Emily E Young, aged 17, whom older brother James was to marry later that year.
In 1881 the family were living at 19 Hill St, Stourbridge, Worcs & her older sister Letitia, a school teacher was still at home.
At the time of the 1891 census Miranda & her parents had moved to Holdenhurst, Bournemouth, Hants, where she was assisting her father in his lodging house named ‘Cleeve’, on Bradburne Rd. They had a 24 year old servant Jane Butler.
Miranda married Frederick Walter Deane, a clerk, on August 27th 1892 at St. Asaph’s Church, Birmingham. Witnesses at the wedding were Miranda’s brother, James Henry Stone and her niece, Gertrude Maud Annie Stone. Frederick was born April-June 1866 at Birmingham, the son of Harriett & James Frederick Deane.
By 1901 Miranda & Frederick, a book keeper with the gas corporation, were living at 48 Woodfield Rd, Kings Norton, Worcs. They had 3 children by this time – Cedric (7), Ronald (5) & Neville (3). Also living with them were Miranda’s parents both aged 70.
By 1911 Frederick had become superintendent of a branch of the gas department & he & Miranda were living at the Gas Office, Holyhead Rd, Wednesbury, West Bromwich, Staffs. They now had a daughter, Miranda Mary (6) & all 3 boys were still at home. Son Cedric was now an art & craft student & a part-time teaching assistant in decorative art & metalwork. Son Ronald was a clerk at the municipal gas department.
Miranda died in July-September 1926, aged 58, her death being registered at West Bromwich.
In 1930 the electoral register of Moseley lists Frederick & sons Ronald & Neville & daughter Miranda living at 48 Woodfield Rd.
Daughter Miranda was to marry Leonard Bloxham in 1932 in Birmingham.
Frederick died on November 16th, 1937 at Rotherwood, 48 Woodfield Rd, Moseley, Birmingham. Probate was granted in Birmingham on February 19th, 1938 to Midland Bank Executor & Trustee Company Ltd. His effects were £3,375.12s.6d.
The children of Miranda Stone & Frederick Walter Deane were:
st.188.8.131.52 Cedric Deane born March 23rd, 1894 at Birmingham; died Oct-December 1980 at Kidderminster, Worcs
st.184.108.40.206 Ronald Deane born October 22nd, 1895 at Birmingham; died July-September 1973 at Birmingham
st.220.127.116.11 Neville Deane born March 31st, 1898 at Birmingham; died Jan-March 1987 at Kidderminster, Worcs
st.18.104.22.168 Miranda Mary Deane born July 22nd, 1904 at Moseley, Birmingham; died February 1984 at Birmingham