Sunday, 19 February 2012
John and Mary Stacey (nee Wilmot)
The earliest photograph I have in my collection is of Mary Stacey who was born on 23rd November 1837 in Messingham, Lincolnshire. She was the daughter of John Wilmot and Sarah Bramhill. I don't know how old she was when this photo was taken but she does look quite young. Her birth certificate is the earliest I have as registration of births only started in that year.
Mary married John Stacey in Messingham on10th June 1861. John was the son or Aaron and Mary Stacey of Thorpe Hesley in Yorkshire. He was born in either 1838 or 39 and was baptised in Wentworth, Yorkshire in May 1839. It appears his parents failed to register his birth.