Amelia Elizabeth Cowley (Millie) was born 4th Feb 1887 at 47 Priory Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England. She was the second of five children, and her father Joseph James Cowley worked as a Coachman and Groom.
Millie married my Great Grandfather Ernest Benjamin Mayhew in 1907 and they had four children; my Grandfather Cecil being the first in 1908, followed by Ernest 7 years later in 1915, Samuel just over 5 years after that in 1921, and lastly Marjorie another 6 years later in 1927 (my granddad was nearly 20 years older than his sister).
Millie died in 1937 aged 50 and Ernest swiftly remarried to Ida Mary Whittemore (who was 15 years his junior) the following year , causing much speculation as to their relationship prior to Millie’s death. Marjorie was only 9 when her mother died which no doubt played a part in Ernest wanting to get married again.
Ernest died in the Three Counties Hospital, Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England on 30th Jan 1965 at age 75. Ida lived until 1993 when she died at age 92.
Of the four children my Great Grandparents had, only my grandfather went on to have children of his own.
|PARENT (M) Ernest Benjamin Mayhew|
|Birth||SEP 1885||Kempston, Bedfordshire, England|
|Death||30 JAN 1961||Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England|
|Marriage||JUN 1907||to Amelia Elizabeth Cowley at Bedford, Bedfordshire, England|
|Marriage||SEP 1938||to Ida Mary Whittemore at St. Neots, Huntingdonshire, England|
|Father||Walter Charles Mayhew|
|PARENT (F) Amelia Elizabeth Cowley|
|Birth||MAR 1887||Bedford, Bedfordshire, England|
|Death||JUN 1937||Bedford, Bedfordshire, England|
|Marriage||JUN 1907||to Ernest Benjamin Mayhew at Bedford, Bedfordshire, England|
|Father||Joseph James Cowley|
|M||Ernest Frank Mayhew|
|Birth||14 NOV 1915||Bedford, Bedfordshire, England|
|Death||APR 1986||Bedford, Bedfordshire, England|
|M||Joseph Benjamin Cecil Mayhew|
|Birth||1 FEB 1908||Kempston, Bedfordshire, England|
|Death||19 MAY 1991||Bath, Somerset, England|
|Marriage||6 APR 1931||to Daisy Elkins at Biddenham, Bedfordshire, England|
|M||Samuel John Mayhew|
|Birth||13 APR 1921||Bedford, Bedfordshire, England|
|Death||SEP 2007||Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England|
|Marriage||JUN 1953||to Madelaine Joan Bradley at Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England|
|F||Marjorie D Mayhew|
|Birth||15 DEC 1927||Bedford, Bedfordshire, England|
|Death||1 DEC 2006||Bedford, Bedfordshire, England|
|Marriage||4 APR 1970||to Eric Hill at Biddenham, Bedfordshire, England|