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Milton Road cemetery burials
published by daveerasmus - 0 hours 18 minutes 10 seconds ago.

Thank you. That confirms the death information. But the burial transcription does not tally. I'm trying to find out whether it is, indeed, a transcription error or whether it is a faithful transcription of the original record. 


Milton Road cemetery burials
published by daveerasmus - 0 hours 21 minutes 43 seconds ago.

Thank you. That confirms my own research, which is always helpful.


Milton Road cemetery burials
published by zumrob - 3 hours 7 minutes 38 seconds ago.

The Weston Gazette 28 Sep 1901

This would confirm Ann rather than Eliza as Dave and Les have stated


Milton Road cemetery burials
published by Les Martels - 6 hours 32 minutes 39 seconds ago.

The 1901 census shows Ann Smart at no. 13 as you state and at no. 4 it is George Hurford and his wife Emma, no Eliza Smart.  That may have changed in the 6 months between the census and the burial but there is no GRO record for Eliza, just Anne.


June 2024 Newsletter
published by Pat Hase - 12 days ago.

Thank you for your comments - It was unfortunate that I did not include the Suffragists because I agree with your thoughts on them. However, the term "Suffragist" seems to have been used in many contemporary newspaper accounts to mean what we now think of as those involved in direct action. 
I also omitted to add that it was important to use that vote!  


June 2024 Newsletter
published by LeedsChris - 12 days ago.

Excellent newsletter Pat.  You asked the question whether any relatives were suffragettes?.  Although, as a man, I hesitate to comment, it always seems to me that the advocates for the suffragettes have managed to write 'suffragists' out of history, so that now they are barely known about?  As I understand it the suffragists (those who believed in peaceful persuasion for votes for women) outnumbered suffragettes (who believed in using any means including direct action) by about 10:1.  There is a common argument that is heard nowadays that the peaceful approach got women nowhere and it was the suffragettes (with their direct action) that won the day.  Looking back on newspaper reports at the time the picture is more mixed and some thought (like 'Punch' magazine) that the direct action undermined the argument for votes for women.  Many of the arguments for the principle of votes for women had been accepted by the majority of men in late Victorian times (though not in Parliament) and after 1869 it is often forgotten that women (albeit only if they owned property and paid rates) were given the vote in local council elections, although still not in Parliament.  It is also often forgotten that even as late as 1884 only 60% of men had the vote, so we were very far from universal suffrage in the population at this time.  I guess opinion is divided on whether the very well-publicised suffragette direct action campaigns finally persuaded Parliament to pass legislation in 1918, or whether more important was the very evident fact that women had shown the country what they could do during WW1, where women fulfilled many of the roles that men occupied before.  Either way we then had the 1918 Representation of the People's Act, though it wasn't until 1928 (I think) that the franchise was widened to all women and not based only on a property qualification.  In summary, however, I would say 'let's not also forget our women family members who were suffragists and not only those who were suffragettes!


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