Mary Ann Jarratt was the daughter of James Jarratt a cowman on a local farm in Kingswinford.She had many brothers and sisters(known names Jack,George,James..sister names unknown)She went to London to work in service for a family and married Walter Duke.At some later stage the family moved back to Summer st Kingswinford.
She was known as Polly(the diminutive name for Mary Ann) and was known locally as Polly Duke and to her family as Aunt Pol.
Walter known as Wal was killed in the 1st World war.He has a brother Bill who joined the Navy.
She moved to Ashford in Kent sometime between 1920 and 1930 but no further info.
Polly's brother George was my father's(also George Jarratt)grandfather.His immediate family moved from Kingswinford to Mushroom Hall Farm,Langley,Worcestershire(now part of Oldbury,West Midlands) in 1907.My father was born at the farm in 1920 and still lives in Oldbury.
My father remembers the Dukes from his childhood and remembers Polly's daughters whom he refers to as Maggie and Rachel and possibly Emmy.
Polly's brother James moved to Hagley,Worcs where a branch of the Jarratt family remains.
My father has an aunt still alive,Dolly Reid,who is Polly's niece.She is 97,still lives in Kingswinford and has a wonderful memory,so could provide further info.
Finally,my father has a photo of Polly with her brother Jack(date unknown)
Mary Ann Jarratt was my father's(George Jarratt)grandfather's(also George Jarratt)sister
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