The picture above is of my great great grandparents, John and Mary Stacey, and probably their 4 youngest children.
Their youngest son George was born in 1882 so that would date this photograph mid to late 1880s.
I will start my thoughts with John and Mary who are the maternal branch of my family.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

George Stacey

George was the youngest of the Stacey children.  He was born in Rotherham 1882 and died in 1958 in Ravenfield.  He married Phoebe Griffiths, who was welsh, in Cardigan, Wales in 1909.  He brought Phoebe to live in Ravenfield.  How they met I do not know as Wales was quite a distance at that time.  Much closer now with modern transport but not as easy to get to at the beginning of the 20th century.  I have acquired several photos of George and Phoebe and this first one, I like to think, was of their wedding.  Why else would you wear such a marvelous hat.

Next is Phoebe with their their first child George Griffiths Stacey (known as Griff) on the occasion of his baptism at St James' Church in Ravenfield on 6th June 1910.  What a beautiful christening gown he is wearing.

These are pictures of George and Phoebe with their children, George Griffiths and Letitia Mary. Letitia was born on 19th May 1914.  The Photo on the right was taken earliest and I would have put it first, if only I could work out how to move them round the page. I can sometimes but only by a fluke. The picture of the children on their own looks as though it might have been over-painted as Letitia's dress is a delicate shade of green.  It is lovely to see the fashions of the period on these old photographs.  Letitia is also pictured on another post with her Aunt Kate.


  1. More fabulous photos. The wedding hat (and indeed it must be) is glorious!

  2. Griff's outfit in the oldest photo looks very much like little Bill PHILPOTT's outfit in the picture on my website, I thought:

    1. Yes very similar outfits Edwina, although yours is a little earlier. Maybe the top Edwardian fashion of the day.