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SOUTH, Lilian Maud

Female 1887 - 1956  (69 years)


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  • Name SOUTH, Lilian Maud 
    Born 1887  Wisbech Registration District, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number 215 
    _UID AF84994969F249B3AA9AC9888E393B262999 
    Died 27 Jan 1956  Terrington St. John, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I215  Edgoose
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2017 

    Family RACEY, William Thomas,   b. 13 Mar 1871, Emneth, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1951, Terrington St. John, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married Sep 1907  Wisbech Registration District, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F144  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • LILIAN MAUD SOUTH 1887-1956


      The birth of Lilian Maud SOUTH was registered in 1887.
      (GRO June Q 1887 Wisbech 3b 602)

      In August 2004 his granddaughter Gillian BECKETT nee RACEY wrote that William Thomas RACEY remarried in September 1907 to a Lillian SOUTH and moved to Terrington St. John, Norfolk.
      His marriage to a Lilian (sic) Maud SOUTH was registered in 1907.
      (GRO September Q 1907 Wisbech 3b 1311)

      The 1911 census of the Post Office, Emneth, Norfolk:
      William Tho. RACEY, head, aged 40, grocer and baker, employer at home, born at Emneth, Norfolk;
      *Lilian Maud RACEY, wife, aged 24, married 3 years, 0 children, assistant in business (?), born at Wisbech, Cambs;
      Gladys Miriam RACEY, daughter, aged 13, born at Emneth, Norfolk;
      Aubrey William RACEY, son, aged 12, born at Emneth, Norfolk;
      Rose Beatrice HURST, servant, aged 21, single, female domestic, born at Emneth, Norfolk;
      Halbert EDGOOSE, nephew, aged 20, single, shop assistant, born at West Walton.
      (RG14/9325)

      In about 1925 her husband deserted her and ran off with their maid and a considerable sum of money, with the result that she was forced to move from the matrimonial home into a tiny cottage. The scandal he created was reported in the local newspaper. Later, she granted her husband's request to return and supported him financially using her sewing skills. She was an expert tailoress and took orders from all over the country.
      (Farrow/Lawrence by petegill on www.ancestry.co.uk)

      She died on 27 January 1956 at the age of 68. Her death was registered as Lilian M. RACE.
      (GRO March Q 1956 Kings Lynn 4b 639)

      The funeral service was held at 12.30pm on Tuesday 31 January at Terrington St John Methodist Church, followed by a 3pm cremation at Cambridge.
      (Farrow/Lawrence by petegill on www.ancestry.co.uk)


      (revised 15.05.2012)