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Family of William Howell GITTINS and Mary Ellen CARTWRIGHT

Husband: William Howell GITTINS (1874-1958)
Wife: Mary Ellen CARTWRIGHT (1871-1939)
Children: Doris Ethel GITTINS (1900- )
Wilfred Henry GITTINS (1902-1970)
Enid Margaret GITTINS (1904- )
Kathleen Ellen GITTINS (1908- )
Marriage 6 Apr 1899 Grimpo, Shropshire1,2

Husband: William Howell GITTINS

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William Howell GITTINS

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William Howell GITTINS

Name: William Howell GITTINS3
Sex: Male
Father: David GITTINS ( - )
Mother: -
Birth 11 Oct 1874 Meifod, Montgomeryshire3,4
Census 31 Mar 1901 (age 26) Ruyton XI Towns, Shropshire3
RG13/2542/65/17
Occupation Farmer3
Census 29 Sep 1939 (age 64) Oswestry R.D., Shropshire, England5
Avondale
Occupation 29 Sep 1939 (age 64) Farmer; Oswestry R.D., Shropshire, England5
Death Q1 1958 (age 83) St Asaph, Denbighshire, Wales6

Wife: Mary Ellen CARTWRIGHT

Name: Mary Ellen CARTWRIGHT3
Sex: Female
Father: Thomas CARTWRIGHT ( - )
Mother: -
Birth Q2 1871 West Felton, Shropshire3,7
Census 31 Mar 1901 (age 29) Ruyton XI Towns, Shropshire3
RG13/2542/65/17
Death Q1 1939 (age 67) Oswestry8

Child 1: Doris Ethel GITTINS

Name: Doris Ethel GITTINS3
Sex: Female
Birth 3 Jun 1900 Ruyton XI Towns, Shropshire3,9
Census 31 Mar 1901 (age 10 mns) Ruyton XI Towns, Shropshire3
RG13/2542/65/17
Census 29 Sep 1939 (age 39) Oswestry R.D., Shropshire, England5
Avondale
Occupation 29 Sep 1939 (age 39) Unpaid Domestic Duties; Oswestry R.D., Shropshire, England5

Child 2: Wilfred Henry GITTINS

Name: Wilfred Henry GITTINS
Sex: Male
Spouse: Margaret Irene MORRIS (1902-1971)
Birth 10 Feb 1902 Oswestry, Shropshire10
Death Q4 1970 (age 68) Oswestry, Shropshire11

Child 3: Enid Margaret GITTINS

Name: Enid Margaret GITTINS
Sex: Female
Birth 9 May 1904 Oswestry, Shropshire12
Census 29 Sep 1939 (age 35) Oswestry R.D., Shropshire, England5
Avondale
Occupation 29 Sep 1939 (age 35) Domestic Duties And Poultry Keeping; Oswestry R.D., Shropshire, England5

Child 4: Kathleen Ellen GITTINS

Name: Kathleen Ellen GITTINS
Sex: Female
Birth Q2 1908 Oswestry, Shropshire13

Note on Husband: William Howell GITTINS (1) - shared note

Conversation with Tom Jones of 2 Vine Buildings, Ruyton XI Towns 2002:

 

Tom Jones in 2002 was 77 years of age. He left school in August 1939.

 

Tom lived all his life in Ruyton, and recalled as a young child playing around Vine buildings where Lucy Owen and her daughter Mary lived.

 

Tom recalled that Mary was known as "Polly" Owen - and that the two women were laundresses.

They lived at Number 3 Vine Buildings, and in those days the laundry was a wooden building at the side of the house.

He remembers that the laundry had two boilers, and that there were a lot of ashes from the fires there.

There was a water pump at the back of the houses.

William Howell Gittins of Hall Farm, Ruyton founded Ruyton Creameries (which was eventually sold to the US firm Kraft.)

"Billy" Gittins was married but his wife, Mary Ellen, was ill and an invalid.

They had at least three children Doris, Enid and Wilfred.

 

After the death of Mrs. Gittins, Billy married Polly Owen and they settled in Rhyl where they both died. This would have been around 1940. [Actually 1948]

 

Wilfred Gittins had two sons, John and Michael - one of whom still lives at Hall Farm in Ruyton (2002).

Note on Husband: William Howell GITTINS (2)

1918 Ruyton Co-Operative Dairy formed by William Howell Gittins of Hall Farm.

1936 William Howell Gittins had the Memorial Hall Built.

1936 Dairy taken over by Kraft Foods.

1964 Express Foods takes over from Kraft.

 

From:

http://www.ruytonxitowns-history.org/History.htm

Sources

1"Information from Free Births, Marriages, and Deaths website: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/" (Internet). Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Personal Information

Name: Gittins, William Howell
Record Type: Marriages
Quarter: June
Year: 1899
District: Oswestry
County: Denbighshire Shropshire
Volume: 6a
Page: 1631

Name: Cartwright, Mary Ellen
Record Type: Marriages
Quarter: June
Year: 1899
District: Oswestry
County: Denbighshire Shropshire
Volume: 6a
Page: 1631
Internet. Call Number: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/ (electronic).
2"Wrexham Advertiser 1899". Assessment: Secondary evidence.
3Public Record Office, "www.census.pro.gov.uk - 1901 Census" (Internet).
Internet. Call Number: http://www.census.pro.gov.uk (electronic).
4"Information from Free Births, Marriages, and Deaths website: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/" (Internet). Assessment: Questionable.
Text From Source: Births Dec 1874 (>99%)
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Gittins William Llanfyllin 11b 221
Internet. Call Number: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/ (electronic).
5"Census 1939 Oswestry R.D., Shropshire, England RG101/5213H/003/10 Letter Code: OJPA" (RG101/5213H/003/10 Letter Code: OJPA).
Text From Source: Name of person,Married name,Gender,Birthdate,Condition as to marriage,Rank, Profession or Occupation,Occupation comment,Comments
Wm Howell GITTINS,,M,11 OCT 1874,Widowed,Farmer,Special Constable,
Doris Ethel GITTINS,,F,3 JUN 1900,Single,Unpaid Domestic Duties,First-Aid Helper,
Enid Margaret GITTINS,,F,9 MAY 1904,Single,Domestic Duties And Poultry Keeping,,
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Source: Census 1939 Oswestry R.D., Shropshire, England RG101/5213H/003/10 Letter Code: OJPA, Census UK 1939 RG101/5213H/003/10 Letter Code: OJPA

6"FindMyPast". Assessment: Questionable.
Text From Source: Civil registration event: Death
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Name: GITTINS, William H

Registration district: [?] St. Asaph

County: Denbighshire

Year of registration: 1958

Quarter of registration: Jan-Feb-Mar

Age at death:83

Volume no: 8A

Page no: 634
7"FreeBMD Website" (http://freebmd.rootsweb.com). Assessment: Questionable.
Text From Source: Births Jun 1871 (>99%)
Cartwright Mary Ellen Oswestry 6a 709
8Ibid. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Deaths Mar 1939 (>99%)
Gittins Mary E 67 Oswestry 6a 98
9"Information from Free Births, Marriages, and Deaths website: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/" (Internet). Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Births Sep 1900
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Gittins Doris Ethel Oswestry 6a 663
Internet. Call Number: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/ (electronic).
10Ibid. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Births Mar 1902 (>99%)
GITTINS Wilfred Henry Oswestry 6a 664
11"FindMyPast". Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Civil registration event: Death
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Name: GITTINS, Wilfred Henry

Registration district: [?] Oswestry

County: Shropshire

Year of registration: 1970

Quarter of registration: Oct-Nov-Dec

Date of Birth:10 February 1902

Volume no: 9A

Page no: 347
12"Information from Free Births, Marriages, and Deaths website: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/" (Internet). Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Births Jun 1904 (>99%)
Gittins Enid Margaret Oswestry 6a 688
Internet. Call Number: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/ (electronic).
13Ibid. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Births Jun 1908 (>99%)
Gittins Kathleen Ellen Oswestry 6a 654