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.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

John and Mary Stacey's Family

I have photographs of all of John and Mary's children except Everil,
my great grandmother.  Unless, that is, she is the eldest girl second from left of the photograph at the head of my blog which I have assumed is Elizabeth.  Sadly Everil died in 1900 not long after the birth of my grandmother so no later photographs of her.

John and Mary's eldest son Kelita married Annie Ward in 1886 and they had 4 children.  I believe that the young man  on the right is Kelita.  It is a name I hadn't heard before and when I checked on it there are only 85 records of it on the FreeBMD site and the majority are in Yorkshire.

This is Ann who married Henry Broadhead in Ravenfield in1883.  They had 3 children.

This picture was taken outside the Stacey home in Ravenfield, which by this time was called Bridge House since the railway arrived in about 1907.  The railway bridge was a little way down the road to the right of the cottage.  The  bridge has since been demolished as the railway stopped running there but the name Bridge House as been kept and is still there today.  At this time I think George and his wife Phoebe were living in Bridge House.

This is Kate Stacey who married Richard Greaves in 1891. Kate and Richard had 4 children. With Kate is Letitia Stacey who was the daughter of George Stacey.  Letitia was born in 1914 and married Albert Preston in 1940.

The very serious looking couple in these 2 photographs are Elizabeth and her husband John Haw.  They were married in 1889 in Ravenfield and had 4 children.

I will continue with the remaining 3 children in my next post.


  1. A lovely collection of photos. They really bring the people to life don't they? Keep up the good work.

  2. You are very lucky to have these lovely photos. I love the one of all the boys together.

    1. They look very uncomfortable in their stiff collars. Wonder what the occasion was?