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Elsie Astill was born on the 23rd October 1898 and baptised in Plumtree Church on 29th April 1900. She appears on the 1901 Plumtree census, aged 2.

She was married in Plumtree Church on 21st September 1918 (Age 20) to:

Albert Edward Lucas (Age 36). His real name was Albert Arthur Lebbern, Age 32 – born 26th April 1886 in Scholing Hound (Hampshire).

After Albert's death in 1951, Elsie married Sidney A Edwards, she died in the New Forest in 1982.
 

Elsie's Father

Edward Astill
Baptised in Keyworth Church on 14 December 1845. His parents were William and Sarah.
Married Elizabeth Wilford in Plumtree Church on 27th February 1881 (Age 34).
Died 13th May 1903 "aged 55" (buried in Plumtree churchyard on 16th May 1903 with a gravestone, plot 292).
Appears on the 1851 Keyworth census.
Appears on the 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901 censuses.
 

Elsie's Mother

Elizabeth Astill (née Wilford). Born 1st May 1854.
Baptised in Plumtree Church on 16th April 1871 (aged 16); mother's name Elizabeth Wilford, father's name Henry Tyler.
Married Edward Astill in Plumtree Church on 27th February 1881 (Age 26).
Buried in Plumtree churchyard on 6th September 1926 (Age 72). Exact plot location unknown.
Appears on the 1861 and 1871 Plumtree censuses as Elizabeth Wilford.
Appears on the 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911 Plumtree censuses as Elizabeth Astill.
 

Elsie’s siblings:

Eliza Baptised Eliza Ann Wilford in Plumtree Church on 27th September 1879; mother's name Elizabeth Wilford, father's name not given.
Married William Henry Armstrong in Plumtree Church on 29th February 1908.
Appears on the 1881 and 1891 Plumtree censuses, both entries as Eliza Astill.

Sarah Surname uncertain. Does not appear in Plumtree Church Baptism records.
Appears on 1891 census (as Sarah Astill) aged 9.

The following children all have the surname Astill:

Lotty Baptised in Plumtree Church on 9th September 1883.
Appears on the 1891 Plumtree census (spelled as Lottie) aged 7.
Appears on the 1911 Plumtree census as Lottie Perkins (aged 27) with a son, Albert Perkins, aged 1 month)

Arthur Baptised in Plumtree Church on 13th September 1885.
Married Ada Mary Smith in Plumtree Church on 14th February 1914.
They had a daughter, Elsie Marian, who was born on 25th November 1915 and was baptised in Plumtree Church on 14th May 1916. Elsie Marian married Joseph New in Keyworth church on 8th February 1936.
Appears on the 1891 Plumtree census, aged 5.

Albert Born on 1st December 1886. Baptised in Plumtree Church on 16th December 1888.
Accidentally killed on 4th October 1901. He was buried in Plumtree churchyard on 8th October 1901, and is listed on the gravestone on plot 292.
Appears on the 1891 Plumtree census, aged 4.

Annie Born on 10th November 1888. Baptised in Plumtree Church on 16th December 1888.
Appears on the 1891 census, aged 2.
She married Joseph Murden in Plumtree Church on 20th December 1913 (Age 25).
They had a daughter, Mary, who was born on 22nd July 1914 and baptised in Plumtree Church on 25th October 1914.

Edith Baptised in Plumtree Church on 26th April 1891.
Married Thomas Hatherley in Plumtree Church on 23rd October 1911 (Age 20).
They had three children who were all baptised in Plumtree Church: Thomas Henry (born on 30th April 1912, baptised on 9th June 1912), Noel Raymond (born on 25th December 1913, baptised on 3rd May 1914, died in May 1918 aged 4) and Kathleen Mary (born on 17th January 1915, baptised on 21st February 1915).
Appears on the 1891, 1901 and 1911 Plumtree censuses.

Emma Baptised in Plumtree Church on 6th November 1892.
Married Walter Huyton (from Ampfield, Hants) in Plumtree Church on 3rd August 1915 (Age 22).
They had a son, Douglas Haig Huyton, who was born on 3rd July 1916 and baptised in Plumtree Church on 10th September 1916.
Appears on the 1901 Plumtree census, aged 8.

Walter Huyton was a Private in the 2nd / 7th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool) Regiment. He died on 27th September 1918 and is buried at Anneux British Cemetery, France.
He is listed on the Plumtree War Memorial.

Ernest Privately baptised on 22nd May 1894 (location unknown).
He was a Corporal, 4th Special Company, Royal Engineers and was killed in action in France 13th October 1916.
His burial location is unknown; but he is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial, France.
He is listed on the Plumtree War Memorial and commemorated on Edward Astill’s gravestone, plot 292.
Appears on the 1901 Plumtree census, aged 6.

John Baptised in Plumtree Church on 29th April 1900 (at the same time as Elsie, but not a twin as he was 3 years older than her).
Appears in the 1901 and 1911 Plumtree censuses.

 

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