past and present
Booth of Wickersley
Frederick Booth was born at
Attercliffe in 1878, the son of Godson, Corn Miller and Emma Booth. He married Gertrude Lilian Plant, daughter of Thomas and
Esther. They had six children:
- Esther (Tessa), born 22/7/1899. m1. Jack Bell (brother of Gladys husband Robert), m2. Albert Barrass, m3.
Bert Penistone abt 1970. Daughter Dorothy born 20/2/1923, married Jack and had 2 children born in 1949 and 1953
- Dora, born 30/9/1901. Married Tommy Johnson abt 1937. No children
- Gladys Emma, born 1/9/1904. Married Robert Bell Spring 1928. One daughter, three sons, five grandchildren.
- Florence Kathleen (Kitty) born 4/9/1906. Married Frank Foster Roberts in 1945. No children
- Frederick Alan (Sonny) born 1909 married Dora Allen.
- Harold (Scamp) born 21/10/1913. Married Marjorie Allen abt 1936/7. No children. Died April 1973
Pear Tree Cottage, Wickersley, in the 1920s. The home of Gertrude
and Frederick Booth. It is understood that previous generations of the family lived here. The cottage was later occupied
by Kitty and Dora Booth.
Kitty never left the family home, even after she married. Dora moved to Stockport after her marriage, but returned
to Pear Tree after the death of her husband.
Sonny owned and ran a butchers shop along with his wife at No 2 Green Lane, Wickersley.
Tessa moved to Wickersley in 1963 with Albert. Married Bertwin Penistone in 1972 and moved
to Wood Lane.
(Left to right): George Yeardley
, Daisy Yeardley (Nee Kennen
), Beatrice Johnson (Nee
), Robert Bell
Front Row: Kitty Roberts (Nee Booth), Bessie Kennen (Nee Jackson), Gladys Bell (Nee Booth), Dora Johnson (Nee Booth)
Gladys lived all her married life in Thurcroft where her husband Robert worked down Thurcroft pit, some of the family still
live in Thurcroft.
Florence K. Booth receving a Music Certificate in 1921.
Obituary of Gertrude Lilian Booth
Gertrude Booth, daughters and grand daughter
Wedding of Harold Booth and Marjorie Allen 1936
Wedding of Dora and Tommy Johnson about 1937
Read about the wedding in 1928 of Gladys Booth and Robert Bell
Geoffrey and Audrey, children of Gladys and Robert Bell, 1935
Read about the 1945 wedding of Florence Kathleen Booth and Frank Foster Roberts
Pear Tree Cottage, 2 Northfield Lane
in 1968 before it was demolished to make way for the new Wickersley roundabout.
Harold 'Scamp Booth' died 1973
Gladys, Tessa, Kitty and Dora Booth in 1990 at Wood Lane, Wickersley - the home of Tessa. The occasion Tessa's 90th birthday
Gladys Booth died in 1993.
Most of the
family still live in and around Wickersley.
A great great great grand daughter of Gertrude and
A great great grand daughter of Gertrude and
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