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Old 01-07-11, 18:02
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Default Victoria Lily May Cole

Name - "official" name and what they were known as
Victoria Lily May Cole, known as “Lil”,

Date and place of birth
12 May 1897 at Fletching, Sussex, bap 20 June 1897 at St Giles, Horsted Keynes as Victoria Lillie Cole dau of Albert & Sally Cole

Names of parents
Albert Robert Cole and Sarah Ann nee Buckingham

Details of each of his or her marriages - if any - and any divorces
Married 26 Dec 1918 to Thomas Charles Harwood at All Saints, Lindfield, Sussex. We’ve got the clock they had as a wedding present.
Husband left her in the 1930s for another woman, no divorce.

Occupation(s) - if any
1911: Calendar hand, steam laundry. (Worked in the laundry next door to her home. A calendar is a sort of roller for ironing sheets)

Addresses where they lived - and please list which censuses you have or haven't found him/her on, if applicable.
1901: Common Cottage No 2, Lindfield, Sussex
1911: 2 West View Cottages, [Gravelye Lane] Lindfield, the house still stands.
c1920: Lyoth Lane, Lindfield, Sussex
1921: Gravelye Farm visiting with husband and baby. Neighbours of her parents.
Then back to 2 West View Cottages where she lived for the rest of her life.

Date, place and cause of death
1979 Pouchlands Hospital. Chailey, Sussex, don't know cause

Date and place of burial / cremation.
Worth Crematorium at Crawley.

Details of will / administration of their estate - if applicable
None

Memorial inscription - if any
Not known.

Link to father Albert Robert Cole

Last edited by Jill; 15-01-22 at 09:46. Reason: link/1921
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Old 16-04-14, 18:53
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Found earlier this week:

I found this earlier this week:


MID SUSSEX TIMES 31 DEC 1917
A PRETTY WEDDING was solemnised at the Parish Church on Boxing Day, the contracting parties being Lance-Corporal Thomas C Harwood , Sherwood Foresters, son of the late Mr Charles Harwood of Haywards Heath, and Victoria Lily May, only daughter of Mr & Mrs Albert R Cole, of Lyoth Lane, Lindfield. The officiating clergyman was the Rev HAROLD THOMAS. The bride was given away by her father and was attended by Miss Louie Watkin. Owing to the brides’ brother being unable to obtain leave from service Mr M Parks acted as best man. After the ceremony a reception was held at the bride’s home. Lance-Corporal and Mrs Harwood left for Gloucestershire on Friday morning, to spend a short honeymoon.


[M Parks was either Mark Parks b 1875, (father of cricketer Jim Parks) or possible his 18yr old son Mark Parks jr. TC Harwood’s grandson had been told of the connection, and his another grandson was in hospital with Mark Parks’s snr ‘s great grandson when having tonsils out c1961]

[Bridesmaid appears to be Louise Watkin who in 1911 aged 9 and living round the corner from the bride at Westview Cottages, Lindfield]
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Old 17-04-14, 18:14
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That's nice, Jill
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