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THE ANCESTRY OF LIZ TRUSS

 

1  Mary Elizabeth Truss

   b 26 Jul 1975, Oxford

 

Parents

 

2  John Kenneth Truss of Leeds, professor of mathematics

   b 19 Apr 1947, Watford

   m 6 Sep 1969, Bradshaw, Lancashire

3  Priscilla Mary Grasby, nurse and teacher

   bap 28 Dec 1946, Belmont, Lancashire

 

Grandparents

 

4  Clifford Owers Truss of Watford, clerk

   b 23 Jul 1903, Willesden

   d 12 Feb 1992

   m 23 Jul 1938, Somercotes, Derbyshire

5  Joyce Mary Birtwistle, teacher

   b 31 May 1906, Hasland

   d 21 Aug 1959, London

6  George Raymond Grasby of Bolton, teacher

   b 7 Jan 1918, Driffield

   d 22 Jan 2004

   m 4 Apr 1942, Redcar

7  Joan Lovell Spencer, teacher

   b 20 Jul 1909, Belmont

   d 12 May 1994

 

Great-grandparents

 

8  Sydney Horace Truss of Willesden, commercial traveller

   b ca 1879, Abingdon

   d 31 Mar 1913, Maida Vale

   m 21 Jul 1902, Hampstead

9  Emily Annie Owers

   b 15 Sep 1878, Paddington

   d 2 Oct 1972

10 Richard Ernest Birtwistle of Somercotes, clergyman

   b 5 Dec 1871, Goodshaw, Lancashire

   d 19 Mar 1940, St Anne’s on Sea

   m 1901, Crawshawbooth

11 Mary Jane Driver

   b 14 Jul 1872, Crawshawbooth

   d 7 Jan 1930, Nottingham

12 George Grasby of Driffield, boot repairer

   b 23 Nov 1890, Langtoft

   d 11 Sep 1951, Driffield

   m 21 Apr 1917, Bainton

13 Mary Wardell

   b 24 Aug 1895, Driffield

   d 17 Apr 1980

14 Harold Robert Samuel Spencer of Sharples, paper manufacturer

   b 22 Jun 1874, Kings Sutton

   d 12 Mar 1952

   m 23 Oct 1902, Walmsley

15 Lucy Slater

   b 28 May 1878, Sharples

   d 20 Aug 1956, Lostock

 

Great-great-grandparents

 

16 Charles Truss of Abingdon, bootmaker

   b ca 1834, Reading

   d 4 Jul 1891, Reading

   m 12 Jun 1859, Abingdon

17 Emily Drewett

   b ca 1839, Abingdon

   bur 14 Jan 1918, Reading

18 Charles Henry Owers of Paddington, ironmonger

   b ca 1847, Islington

   d 16 Jan 1923

   m 29 Jul 1877, Bermondsey

19 Emily Ann Cotsford

   b ca 1844, Ratcliff

   d 22 May 1896, Loughton

20 Benjamin Hartley Birtwistle of Goodshaw, cloth looker

   b 17 Oct 1846, Higher Booths

   d 16 Oct 1890, Goodshaw

   m 1 Sep 1869, Goodshaw

21 Mary Pickup

   b ca 1849, Higher Booths

   d

22 Benjamin Driver of Crawshawbooth, clogger and postmaster

   b 4 Jan 1848, Crawshawbooth

   d 17 Aug 1881, Crawshawbooth

   m 21 Dec 1871, Goodshaw

23 Alice Pickup, postmistress

   b 5 Mar 1849, Newchurch

   d 21 Apr 1917

24 William Grasby of Langtoft, shepherd

   bap 18 May 1856, Brandesburton

   bur 23 Jan 1929, Langtoft

   m 22 Mar 1884, Langtoft

25 Hannah Maria Gossop

   bap 10 Dec 1854, Atwick

   bur 21 Oct 1924, Langtoft

26 Harry Scott of Wetwang and Driffield, labourer

   b Tibthorpe, bap 15 Feb 1870, Kirkburn

   bur 17 Jul 1935, Driffield

   m 19 Oct 1895, Driffield

27 Sarah Jane Wardell

   b 13 Apr 1875, Driffield

   d 23 Nov 1941, Driffield

28 Robert Orrell Spencer of Sharples, paper manufacturer

   b Longworth, bap 22 May 1839, Turton

   d 11 Jun 1908, Belmont

   m 9 Jan 1871, Kings Sutton

29 Sarah Elizabeth Lovell

   b 18 Apr 1840, Kings Sutton

   d 13 Dec 1925, Belmont

30 William Slater of Dunscar, master bleacher

   b Turton, bap 23 Apr 1845, Walmsley

   d 14 Aug 1896, Clitheroe

   m 30 May 1866, Walmsley

31 Mary Jane Isherwood

   b ca 1845, Sharples

   d 9 May 1926

 

 

Sources

 

Who’s Who

The Times, 15 Dec 1925, 16 Mar 2019, 2 Sep 2022

Berkshire Chronicle, 11 Jul 1891

Bolton Evening News, 12 Jun 1908

Derby Evening Telegraph, 23 Jul 1938

The Derbyshire Times, 29 Mar 1940

The Driffield Times, 29 Nov 1941, 11 Apr 1942

The Yorkshire Post, 12 Sep 1951

John Barcroft and Martin Butler Booth, A Register of Admissions to King's College, Cambridge, 1945-1982 (Cambridge, 1989), 304

1939 register

Will of Clifford Owers Truss (proved 2 Jul 1992)

Will of Joyce Mary (Birtwistle) Truss (proved 20 Oct 1959)

National probate calendars

Langtoft parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk)

Brandesburton parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk)

Atwick parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk)

Bainton parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk)

Wetwang parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk)

Great Driffield parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk)

Kirkburn parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk)

St James, Bermondsey, parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com)

Walmsley parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com)

Kings Sutton parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com)

St Cuthbert, Hampstead, parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com)

Goodshaw parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk)

Turton bishop’s transcripts (online at www.ancestry.com)

Belmont parish register abstracts

Berkshire Burial Index (online at www.findmypast.co.uk)

Transcription of monumental inscription at Belmont

Lancashire BMD (www.lancashirebmd.org.uk)

Driffield Board School register (online at www.findmypast.co.uk)

Beethoven Street School, Westminster, register (online at www.ancestry.com)

Marriage certificate for Harry Scott and Sarah Jane Wardell

Marriage certificate for Charles Truss and Emily Drewett

1881 census returns, Little Bolton (National Archives, RG 11/3832, fol. 123)

1881 census returns, Fulham (National Archives, RG 11/70, fol. 101)

1851 census returns, Turton (National Archives, HO 107/2208, fol. 285)

1851 census returns, Ratcliff (National Archives, HO 107/1551, fol. 179)

1911 census returns, Tibshelf (National Archives, RG 14/20300)

1851 census returns, Higher Booths (National Archives, HO 107/2249, fols 48, 80)

1881 census returns, Higher Booths (National Archives, RG 11/4133, fol. 7)

1871 census returns, Higher Booths (National Archives, RG 10/4137, fol. 132)

1911 census returns, Willesden (National Archives, RG 14/7005)

1881 census returns, Abingdon (National Archives, RG 11/1281, fol. 17)

1881 census returns, Sharples (National Archives, RG 11/3832, fol. 141)

1891 census returns, Langtoft (National Archives, RG 12/3957, fols 7-8)

1911 census returns, Langtoft (National Archives, RG 14/28879)

1921 census returns, Driffield (National Archives, RG 15/23850)

1901 census returns, Wetwang (National Archives, RG 13/4520, fol. 71)

1911 census returns, Sharples (National Archives, RG 14/23379)

1901 census returns, Crawshawbooth (National Archives, RG 13/3846, fol. 88)