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Friday 14 December 2012

Catherine and John Shelton of Albert Street

Taphophilia is a passion for and enjoyment of cemeteries. The singular term is a taphophile.

Monument to Catherine Shelton and John Shelton.  All Saints Churchyard, Boyne Hill, Maidenhead Berkshire.

"In loving memory of Catherine, the belioed wife of  John Shelton who depearted this life June 6th 1913, aged 83 years.  Come unto me all ye who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Also of

John Shelton who departed this life Jaunuary 15th 1922, aged 91 years.  Rest in peace."

Catherine Shelton was born Catherine Robins in 1829 in Reading Berkshire.  Unfortuantely I have been unable to find any information on her parents.

In 1847 in Eton Buckinghamshire, Catherine married Henry Mealing, a labourer from Bray Berkshire.  In 1851 Catherine and Henry are living in Post Office Lane in Maidenhead Berkshire, with their two children Cathering and Henry Thomas Mealing.  In 1854 Henry Mealing passes away.

John Shelton was born in 1829 in Bisham Berkshire to John Roswell Shelton and Anna Goodchild.

In 1857 in Eton Buckinghamshire, Catherine married John Shelton, a railway plate layer.  In 1861 Catherine and John can be found living in Bridge Street, Maidenhead Berkhshire, along with Catherine's children from her previous marriage, Catherine, Thomas and John, as well as three year old Charles and  onr year old Daniel Shelton (who was to sadly pass away that year), her children with John.

In 1871 the family has moved to 11 Princess Street in Maidenhead.  Catherine (listed as Kate) and Thomas are still living with their mother and step father.  The family had since expanded to include George, William, Walter, Frederick and Mary Ann.  Sadly 13 year old Charles Shelton was to die that year from brain disease.

The 1881 Census finds the family in Albert Street in Maidenhead, a few yards from their old house in Princess Street.  Five year old Earnest [sic] had joined the family in 1876.

John and Catherine Shelton remained at 36 Albert Street until Catherine's death in 1913.  John Shelton was to pass away in 1922.

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  1. I have tried leaving comments as my Wordpress address (Marble Towns), but it never seems to appear here. So .....

    Very nice photo! Thanks for including your link on Taphophile Tragics --- as always, I am impressed by how much information you are able to find on people. It's always interesting, and a nice accompaniment to the photos. :)

    1. Thank you. I run comment moderation on this blog, so comments won't appear until I have 'aproved' them. I can assure you that I get all your comments through your wordpress address :)

  2. My great grandparents. Many thanks for posting the photo. I'm on Genesreunited and Ancestry if you'd like to share any family history.

    1. Thank you for your comment. I too am on Ancestry as Bushidoninja.


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