Martha Cross

Another birth certificate arrived this morning, this time for Sarah Ellen Cross – my mum’s maternal grandmother.

As reported earlier there was a bit of mystery surrounding Sarah, we thought she was the daughter of Richard Cross and Sarah Burgess but on the 1881 Census she’s listed as being their niece. Well the certificate that arrived this morning show’s her mother to have been Martha Cross (who at this stage I’m assuming is Richard’s sister) but no father is listed.

Sarah Ellen was born in 1873 in Chorlton upon Medlock and on the 1871 Census i’ve found a Martha Cross born in Plumley in 1841 (where Richard Cross lived) who was a general servant to the Brown family at what looks like Brislington Villa in Victoria Park, Rushholme – a neighbouring district.

The plot thickens… 😀

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