I spoke with my mother Madeline today but drew a blank as far as William and Harrietts sons going to America, in fact she could not remember anything about them, but she did write it down in 1988. It would not be unreasonable to think that some of them did go. at the time, laying bricks and manual labour would mean a lifetime of hardwork with low wages, a great incentive to try ones luck in The New World. Perhaps your Grandfather Richard could throw some light on what his Uncles got up to.
Madeline did recall meeting with one of Dads relatives during The 2nd World War. The meeting was at the relatives house in Windsor. It could have been an Aunt Fanny or Cousin Kate or even a Maud, although she could be mixing her up with my Dads sister Maud. It seems that at the time of the visit the lady concerned was in trouble for not blacking her windows out during an air raid.
You mention a small world!!!
I will tell you a story about Frederick you GG Grandfather Williams brother.
Frederick married Ellen in 1897 at Clewer Parish Church Windsor. They lived at Clewer Village and had six children. Sadly Ellen died quite young. At this time 1920's Fred had progressed from being a journeyman bricklayer and was building the odd small house, including the house they lived at.In order to carry on, he took on a live in housekeeper but she became very domineering and was unpleasant to the children. In desperation, Fred packed his bags and took the children off to London, changed his name to Brand and settled in the Clapham area. He carried on working, while the older daughters looked after the housework. Mum remembers him as a friendly person who became very religious.
Around 1930 he remarried and this is were the small world comes in!!!Moved to Sittingbourne Kent, spending his remaining days there untill his death in 1940.
Anyway that is about all I can tell you about my side of The Caudells. I hope you have some luck getting the loose ends together. If you would like a copy of Charles and Emma's marriage certificate, my E-Mail address is ARCaudell@aol.com
Best wishes Alan Caudell.
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