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THENONELEY FAMILY - Cottage near Baschurch and Weston

 By Sue Pugh, Weston Lullingfields

This tiny cottage and the lady standing in the doorway fascinate me.  The description on the photograph says that it is between Baschurch and Weston and that it was demolished in the 1930s.  It belonged to the Noneley family.

 When we were photographing these photographs in Shropshire Archives, my colleague, John Ravenscroft noticed that the lady standing at her front door seems to be wearing a gas mask.  The building was demolished in the 1930s so presumably it came from WWI.  Perhaps it is one she had from a relative?

 Anyway, I went into FindMyPast to try to find out who she is.  Here are the details of the local Noneleys in the last available census – 1911.

 Address:  Weston Lullingfields, nr Baschurch

Annie Noneley

Granddaughter

Single

19

Housekeeper

Born Loppington

Edward Noneley

Head

Widower

81

Carter on Estate

Born Baschurch

 Address:  Penny Rush, Weston Lullingfields

Thomas Edwards

Head

Married

32

Cowman on farm

Born Baschurch

Charlotte Edwards

Wife

Married

31

 

Born Cockshutt

Elizabeth Edwards

Daughter

 

  8

School

Born Baschurch

William T Edwards

Son

 

  5

School

Born Baschurch

Louisa J Paddock

Nursechild

 

  2

 

Born Baschurch

Elizabeth Noneley

Visitor

Widow

47

 

Born Cockshutt

Address:  13 Baschurch, Baschurch

Elizabeth Noneley

Head

Single

43

At home

Born Baschurch

 
Address:  Weston Lullingfields

Job Noneley

Head

Single

44

Waggoner Farm

Born Baschurch

John Noneley

Brother

Single

48

Labourer Builders

Born Ruyton-11-Towns

 
Address:  Warren’s Yard, 44 Shropshire Street, Drayton-in-Hales, Market Drayton

Sarah Noneley

Head

Single

73

None

Born Yeaton

It is difficult to decide who the lady in the photograph is from the census as the date of the photograph is unknown.  The only clues are the gas mask (issued from 1916 onwards) and the note that the cottage was demolished in the 1930s.  Maybe the 1921 census will reveal more when it is published.

If anyone knows anything more – such as the whereabouts of the cottage or more about the family – I would be interested to know.

  

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