Hilda Fields - Beech Hill Avenue

Started by: lupine (4)

Hello, did anyone here know Hilda Fields? She was living at 82 Beech Hill Avenue when she died in 1990, aged 82. Her husband was Gerard Fields, he died in 1995, aged 75.

I'm trying to find out if they had any children or if there's any other close family still living, to help with some family tree research. Her dad Thomas Harris was my great grandad's brother.

This is her and her dad in approximately 1940

Started: 26th Jun 2020 at 17:42

Posted by: JAMB (65)

Hilda was born 1903 so would have been 86/87 when she died she was 1of 8 children born to Thomas Harris. and Margaret Moss.It is unlikely she had children as she was 47 years old when she married in 1950 at St. Andrews. Her parents were married 1897 St. Anne's Shevington. I knew a Billy Fields lived in Acacia Crescent I think he married a girl surname Foley but will have to check further.

Replied: 26th Jun 2020 at 20:12

Posted by: mygriffiths (1182)

To add to JAMB s information
5 of the 8 siblings did not survive infancy.This left Hilda and her two older sisters Annie b 1897 and Ellen b1900
As JAMB says Hilda is unlikely to have had children
Ellen married in 1924
Marriage: 26 Dec 1924 St Andrew, Wigan, Lancashire, England
Henry Waddington - 24, Waggon painter, Bachelor, 21 Kimberley St.
Ellen Harris - 24, Spinster, 114 Beech Hill Lane
Groom's Father: William Waddington, (deceased)
Bride's Father: Thomas Harris, Dataller
Witness: Harold Waddington; Hilda Harris
Married by Banns by: J. M. Buckmaster Vicar
Register: Marriages 1918 - 1925, Page 116, Entry 231
Source: Original register at Wigan Archives
From the 1939 register Ellen seems to have remarried later on to a Jeremiah Haddock

Annie possibly married a Charles Foulkes in 1920 and died in Cumbria in 1978 (see Gidlow cemetery)
Children Harold 1920,Margaret,1923 and Mary 1926 who died unmarried in 1975.
Margaret married 1945
Marriage: 18 Aug 1945 St Mark, Newtown, Pemberton, Lancashire, England
Frank Derbyshire - 20, Guardsman 2623547 Grenadier Guards, Bachelor, 13 Didsbury Grove Hindley
Margaret Foulkes - 22, Spinster, 77 Bulteel St Pemberton
Groom's Father: John William Derbyshire, Fitter
Bride's Father: Charles Foulkes, Munition Worker
Witness: Jaruis Spurr; Mary Foulkes
Married by Licence by: Jas L. Davey Vicar
Register: Marriages 1943 - 1952, Page 62, Entry 124
Source: Original register at Wigan Archive

And Harold probabaly married Joyce Winnard in 1946

Replied: 26th Jun 2020 at 23:30

Posted by: lupine (4)

Thanks very much both for your help. If anyone reading knows anu descendents of the other two it would be great to hear from you (Ellen Waddington/Haddock, Annie Foulkes).

Replied: 28th Jun 2020 at 11:39


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