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Born: 1848.

Place of Birth: Bradford.

Died: Believed to be 1909 in North Bierley, Yorkshire.

Parents: Abraham and Mary Todd.

Marriages:  John Swaine, 1866 in Bradford. Edward Roberts 18??. Henry Simmonds 15th November 1874 at Wibsley Parish Church, Bradford.

Children: Mary Emley Swaine 1869, Mary Elizabeth Roberts 1868, Ruth Ann Swaine Roberts 1870, Charlotte Roberts 20 March 1872, Abraham Henry Simmonds 1875, Henry Simmonds 13 March 1878, Thomas Edward Simmonds 1882, Charles 26 November 1884 and Emma 1889.


Notes: On the Birth Certificate of Charlotte Roberts, registered by Hannah in Bradford on 16 April 1872, Hannah gave her address as George Street West, Spring Hill, Birmingham. She gave her name as Hannah Roberts formerly Smith (should that have been Swaine?). On Henry's Birth Certificate her name was given as Hannah Simmonds late Roberts formerly Todd (what happened to Smith or Swaine?). The birth was registered by Henry's father.

In the 1871 Census, Hannah was living with Edward Roberts, Mary Elizabeth and Ruth Ann Swaine in George St West, Birmingham. The census form states that Edward was born in Denbighshire, Wales, his occupation being a printers compositor. Ruth Ann Swaine Roberts, passed away in Birmingham at the end of 1871. Edward Roberts passed away in Birmingham in the first quarter of 1873.

In the 1881 Census Hannah and the family were living at 11 Aeolus Street, Bradford. Her daughters Mary Emley and Charlotte are listed as being Simmonds, not Swaine and Roberts. In 1891, the family were living at 21 Hare Street, Bradford. This was the address shown on daughter Charlotte's marriage certicate.


Hannah Roberts