Ellen (Adams) Hastings

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Click here for an individual summary for Ellen Adams. Many thanks to Marie Shaw 
Born: 14.4.1862
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Pensby, Cheshire  
Father: Robert Adams Parents
Robert Adams
Ellen Owen
1901  Click here
(Stone Quarrier)  
Mother: Anne (Howard) Adams Parents
Joseph Howard
Catherine Aukland
Click here to view a copy of the 1911 Census. Anne Adams (aged 70 and a widow) was a lodger with the Lovett family in 39 Bentwick St, Birkenhead.
9 people lived in 3 rooms.
This included the kitchen!
Married: Jacob Alfred Hastings 3rd September, 1883
Holy Trinity, Price Street, Birkenhead

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Children: Margaret Ann b. 29.10.1883 m. John (Rathbone) Shaw - 8.10 1907
Ellen b. 1886 m. John Joseph Kelly
Katie b. 1888 Dec Qtr m. Joseph Greaves
Elizabeth Ann b. 1891(2)? m. William Miller Boyd -  27.5.1911
Sarah Ann b. Dec.1893 m. Samuel Youde on 4.4.1919
Janet May b. June Qtr 1896 m. John Sadler - 5.4.1915

1911 - Seaman's Orphan Institute

Emily b. 1898  

1871: Woodside Hill, Horsforth, Yorkshire - with mother, father in workhouse?
1883: 172 Cleveland Street, Birkenhead
1883: 3rd September married Jacob Hastings at Holy Trinity, Birkenhead
Ellen aged 29 -
6 Elizabeth St, Birkenhead, St John
Albert (brother-in-law) lived there (aged 19), Maggie (9), Ellen (3), Katie (1)
8 Orderly Residence, Birkenhead (husband at sea? or dead?) Ellen (39) was listed as Head of household, Ellen (14) - sweeper, Katie (12), Elizabeth (9), Sarah Ann (7), Janet (4), Emily (2), Elizabeth Davies (49 - visitor)
1906: 18 Eldon Place, Birkenhead
In the Census Ellen was listed as a char woman. She was a widow, aged 49, and was living with daughters, Elizabeth (19) - Servant, Sarah Ann (17) - Servant and Emily (11) - in school
Click here to see census. Address; ?? 10 Hillaston (Millaston?) Place, Birkenhead
14th June, 1938
56 Church Road, Birkenhead
42 Westbourne Road, Birkenhead
Daughter, J.M.Sadler, present at death

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Buried: Landican Cemetery, Birkenhead
Notes: My dad told me stories about his grandma. (Granny Hastings? - Ellen Adams?) She was crippled in a train crash and was in a cane wheel chair for many years. She lived with Elizabeth & family. (Elizabeth's sister, Emily?? - Married Jack Troak, a boarder - also lived with them). Dad, and, I presume, the other brothers, would push her in the chair down the road. Dad said she gave him money to buy beers for her.
Dad several times told the story about the  undertakers who  came to their house (Grandma lived with them) and he heard them say "We will have to break them", meaning her legs, to put her into the coffin." Dad seemed quite fond of her.