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by cateyb
28 Dec 2018, 19:37
Forum: Looking For Someone
Topic: ISAAC BARRITT
Replies: 33
Views: 1170

Re: ISAAC BARRITT

I hope everyone had a very happy Christmas!! I found the following history on Ancestry of Isaac & his wife Alice Wood written by Faith Finnegan. She was descended from Joseph Wood and Nancy Camm, who were my great-great-great grandparents. Nancy & Joseph's eldest daughter Ann, married Henry Jackson ...
by cateyb
07 Dec 2018, 18:50
Forum: Looking For Someone
Topic: ISAAC BARRITT
Replies: 33
Views: 1170

Re: ISAAC BARRITT

Wendy, you are fabulous. Yes, those are the records I sent for. The school record is wonderful, especially the notes about his service. I imagine my dad knew he'd been wounded, but I never did. I have some old photos of Joe, I'll see if my scanner still works and try to post them. It's always nice t...
by cateyb
05 Dec 2018, 19:34
Forum: Looking For Someone
Topic: ISAAC BARRITT
Replies: 33
Views: 1170

Re: ISAAC BARRITT

Wendy, THANK YOU! It is wonderful to have living proof of people I never knew. Poor Great Grandpa Isaac. I'm sure the doctors considered him waking up after surgery a success, Stanley ;) Joe did indeed follow in his father's footsteps - he was headmaster at Bridgnorth school for many years. He was i...
by cateyb
04 Dec 2018, 00:57
Forum: Looking For Someone
Topic: ISAAC BARRITT
Replies: 33
Views: 1170

Re: ISAAC BARRITT

Thank you all so much. It's lovely that the house is still there, perhaps one day I can see it in person.
Wendy, it would be wonderful if you could post anything Isaac related :) I do have access to ancestry so I shall poke around some more now that I know where to focus my search.
by cateyb
03 Dec 2018, 01:59
Forum: Looking For Someone
Topic: ISAAC BARRITT
Replies: 33
Views: 1170

Re: ISAAC BARRITT

bleak house.jpg I found the attached photo of what I presume is Bleak House, I can't find it on google maps. I know Isaac was living there when he died in 1910, as per the probate calendar. The family was also living there in the 1911 census. The 1901 census shows they were still living at the Wesl...
by cateyb
01 Dec 2018, 21:45
Forum: Looking For Someone
Topic: ISAAC BARRITT
Replies: 33
Views: 1170

Re: ISAAC BARRITT

I will say researching the Barritt name is a bit of a challenge as people seemed to spell it however they pleased. Also, everyone back then seemed to be employed in some way or other by the mills, so trying to differentiate someone through the census records by their occupation is challenging as wel...
by cateyb
01 Dec 2018, 21:21
Forum: Looking For Someone
Topic: ISAAC BARRITT
Replies: 33
Views: 1170

Re: ISAAC BARRITT

Thank you all so much. The letter was an invitation to his mother-in-law's funeral; perhaps he used her address. Joseph Wood & Isabella Clark were his wife, Alice's parents. Joseph died in 1878 and Isabella died in 1892. I did know he lived in Bleak House. I assume he was a great admirer of literatu...
by cateyb
27 Nov 2018, 02:41
Forum: Looking For Someone
Topic: ISAAC BARRITT
Replies: 33
Views: 1170

Re: ISAAC BARRITT

Many thanks to everyone who's looking for the source of the photos. I would be interested in any information about Isaac Barritt, his wife, Alice Wood, or their son, Joseph Luther Barritt (my grandpa). Alice Wood's youngest brother, Joseph, also emigrated to Canada around 1900. He settled in Manitob...

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