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THAYER Family Story
published by Brian & Pam Airey on Sat, 05/08/2023 - 12:33

In 1901 census Maud Emily THAYER was a ladies maid with the COLES family in Binegar. There were 2 sons of an age to father a child!(See below)

1907 shows her in a family photograph in Rodney Stoke.

In 1911 census she was in Brean in the house of Jesse Hawkings as a houseworker.

In 1912 she emigrated to America to join her brother Henry  in Auburn, NY state. 

The family story is that she had a child and aged 4yrs left him at home.

In the 1911 censuses for the family there does not appear any child born around the possible time frame. GRO shows no child with mother's maiden name THAYER, nor any child named COLES with no mother's maiden name  in the time frame or area.

Is this just a family story?

Pam & Brian


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Submitted by gricharduk on Fri, 25/08/2023 - 7:23

*A highly speculative guess!* I was wondering if Christiana "Christy" Gertrude BROWN (7 February 1898 - 16 April 1983) might be an adoption (from Maud) by Frederick William BROWN and Elizabeth Sophia, née LOXTON? She appears in the 1901 census as a visitor to the COLES household, and in the 1911 census, as a granddaughter of Christiana Martha COLES, formerly LOXTON, née CHARD (see The Flower Family of Chewton Mendip and Emborough by Mike Matthews). She marries a George Herbert GARRETT (an outfitter from Frome) in 1925 and emigrates to New Zealand in December 1955.

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