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Inebriated Women
published by Pat Hase on Sun, 31/03/2024 - 21:22

I have been approached by a student  who is researching inebriated women in Weston at the turn of the 20th century.  She has compiled a short list of women who appeared in the Weston Mercury or Gazette at that time.  If any of you recognise any of these or have come across them in your own research please let me know – either by posting a comment or by contacting me directly so that I can pass on any information.

  1. Elizabeth STAPLES – maiden name PALMER
  2. Georgina PODGER – maiden name YOUNG - may be Georgianna, Hannah or Anna
  3. Elizabeth Emma JONES  - probable maiden name RADFORD, born 1853, East Brent
  4. Annie MATTHEWS – probable maiden name STONE married to James MATTHEWS
  5. Sarah Ann COX – may be from Burtle
  6. Mary BENNETT – older than the rest?  see image of newspaper entry
  7. Emily GROVES – probable maiden name SHADDOCK, SHATTOCK, SHATTICK or SHADDICK born Bridgwater born 1873 and married to William GROVES
  8. Catherine McCARTHY – a pedlar, connections with South Wales?

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Submitted by Pat Hase on Thu, 25/04/2024 - 19:29

Have any of you been researching these women or have advice for me to pass on to the student who contacted us for help?

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