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Many thanks to Barry, Terry, Moira,Anne, Dave & Susan for all your very kind repiels and valued information, I think I have now sorted this family out,
Edward Brook Sykes born 06 - 04 - 1842 in Mirfield, Married Martha Ann Schofield 10 - 08 - 1866 and died 28 - 06 - 1876 in Liverpool. Martha Ann Schofield was born 20 - 02 - 1847 in Ashton Under Lyne and died March 1997 age 90 in Blackpool & Fylde. George William Sykes the brother of Edward was born 04 - 05 - 1854 in Mirfield and died July 1929 in Manchester.
I do hope I have got all the details correct.
My very best wishes to you all.
Something is not right. If Martha Ann Sykes nee Schofield was born in 1847 and died in 1997 she would have been 150 yrs old,!!!
I assume you have a typo in there somewhere
Hi Dave Many thanks for your very kind reply that should be 1977 age 90. Please put this down to old age creeping in.
My very best wishes,
Fred, still a problem. In 1977 she would have been 130 years old, not 90.
Hi Fred and Dave,
1911 census, Ashdene, 75 Central Road, Withington, West Didsbury, Manchester.
George William Sykes, 56yrs, Commercial traveller ladies jackets, born Mirfield, Yks.
Gertrude Alice Sykes, wife, 36yrs, born Levensulme, Lancs.
Children - Dorothy 12yrs, Marjorie 6yrs, Joyce May 3yrs + 1 servant.
Married 12 years, three children born alive.
George William Sykes married Gertrude Alice Walker, Q4 1898, Chorlton, Lancs.
So Martha Ann Sykes must have died prior to Oct-Nov-Dec 1898.
Update: Martha Ann Sykes aged 51 (1846) death Q1 1897 Manchester.
Martha Ann Sykes, buried 30 March 1897, St. Luke's, Cheetham, Lancs.