This is a bit of a miscellany which happens when you have a deadline to meet for the parish magazine and a history exhibition in 2 weeks time. It enabled me to pick up some stories which hadn't been told eg about Ambrose and Alice Baron, genealogy, petty crime and advertisements.
The Ambrose and Alice Baron story needs a bit of correction. I thought Alice's parents thought Ambrose wasn't good enough but that wasn't right. This is the story as Alice's grand daughter, Margaret James described it.
Alice Edwards, Edith's mother married Ambrose Vernon Baron at Worfield Church in 1909. Her parents didn't approve because they felt Alice, aged 18, was too young. The Edwards family lived at Rowley Farm but Alice was in service in North Staffordshire, on the Cheshire border and met a miller, Ambrose Baron. He was older than Alice. She was very headstrong and was prepared to live with Ambrose if her parents wouldn't give permission for the wedding. In the event they did give permission and in 1909 they were married. They went back up to North Staffs or Cheshire but when Alice became ill she came back to Rowley with her daughter. In 1912 Alice died of TB I think (needs checking!!) at Rowley. Ambrose came to visit but six months before she died, Alice wouldn't allow Ambrose to go in the house. He was allowed up to the garden gate but no nearer.
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