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.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

More Staceys

Mary Stacey married Robert Clavis Brocklesby in 1899 and they had 6 children.   Their 4th daughter Ethel Mary married Cyril Bird in 1937.  Their daughter Sue is the person I met on the Internet whilst doing my research.  Her mother Ethel died in 2001 at the age of 96 and most of the photos here belonged to her. Sue sent me copies which she had labelled as far as she was able to from speaking with her mother.


    These 2 photos are of Mary (Stacey) Brocklesby left, and Ethel (Brocklesby) Bird right.

John Stacey is the next of John and Mary's children and I think he is the elder of the 2 boys in the photograph at the head of my blog.  John married Clara Eleanor Wiles in 1904 and I know that they had one daughter in 1906, who they named after my great grandmother Everil who was John's sister and had died in 1900.  I do not know yet if there were any further children.  On the 1911 census they still only had the one and Clara was 41 years old at that time so maybe there were no more.

Young John Stacey
                                                       John with his mother Mary.

  I believe these 2 photos are of John and his wife Clara.   Can't be too sure and can't remember who sent them to me.  Clara looks quite young, and from her dress I think it must have been taken in the late 19th century.   John is obviously older than in the previous photos as he has lost some of his hair. 

My next post will be about George, the youngest of the Stacey Children.  I have a lot of lovely photographs of George and his family. 


  1. Isn't it wonderful how, when we do our research, we find distant cousins who can supply photographic evidence.

  2. Yes it is surprising how many distant relatives I have found. A lot of them from the Stacey line.