For this first post in my new topic theme of On The Street Where They Lived, I am focusing on the family of my great uncle Frederick Read who was born in 1866 at Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire and died in 1908 at Weston Turville, Buckinghamshire.
I have mentioned great uncle Frederick before in the Tombstone Tuesday section. He was a champion duck breeder and was the originator of the famous Aylesbury Duck. (I have a pet duck, Demelza – her hubby Donny died last year), I wonder if great uncle Frederick is where I get my love of ducks from!!?
Great uncle Frederick married Annie Sophia Ridgway ( and it’s through her family that I have found a connection with the footballer David Beckham – but that’s another story)!! Frederick and Annie (1868 – 1955) married 22nd February 1888 at Weston Turville, where Annie was from and went on to have ten children.
Here is a photo of Annie outside their house at 73 Weston Road, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire.
I know the house had the name of Roseheath, because that is the information supplied to me when I was also given a copy of this next photograph which is of the same house. I don’t know the dates of either photographs but I am thinking that this second photo is a number of years earlier!
I’m not sure who the gentleman in the photograph is, but it is more than likely one of my Read ancestors. I think he looks a little like George Read (1864 – 1949) who would be great uncle Frederick’s brother.
This next photo shows great uncle Frederick’s wife Annie with their children, after he had died.
This photo was taken about 1918. I’m sorry that, as yet, I haven’t found a photograph of great uncle Frederick with his family. But, it is good to see this – I just so love to see ancestor photos!!
Here is Frederick and Annie.