Susannah Holmes



Susannah "Sue" was born in Jul quarter 1854 to William Holmes and Caroline née Whateley. She was christened in 14th Aug 1854 at St Thomas Birmingham.

After her father’s death she looked after the younger members of the family. Her father William died in approx 1871, and at 16 she is the oldest of five children still at home, the others are Joseph (14), Samuel (11), Lucy (9), and Richard (8). Her mother Caroline had earlier died in March quarter 1867. Even after her marriage in June 1877 (in Droitwich) to Joseph Davis, Lucy Ann was still living with her. Susannah died on 4th January 1925.

Her husband Joseph "Joe" was employed as a brush finisher. He was born in Worcester, Sept quarter 1847 and died Mar quarter 1921, also in Worcester. Joe and Susannah lived in Worcester.

Their Children were: -

Joseph, born abt 1879 (also known as Joe), who married Caroline Cale (Kitty) in Dec 1904, and had two daughters Florence (Flossie), born in 1906 and Ethel born in 1904. Joe was a carpenter and joiner.

Edwin Davis (Ted) was born on 8th December 1879 at St Clement's Worcester.

A complete difference to the rest of the Holmes branch, he got a scholarship to Worcester Grammar School, another scholarship to Christchurch College Oxford, where he was awarded a double first in Mathematics.

He went on to teach mathematics at Sherborne School.He taught Alan Turing mathematics while there. He died on the 12th July 1933 at 20 Devonshire Place London, a nursing home in the Harley Street area.

See this page for further information about him.


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