The man on the left of the photo was my great grandfather James Burrows, the photo shows a stone in Skipton Castle North Yorkshire, it was taken down to be refurbished and cleaned up, the wording is about the restoration of the castle by Lady Anne Clifford.
James was my Great grandfather. Born in Ripon workhouse in 1884, son of Henry Wass of Nottingham and Lucy Ann Porteous of Berwick upon Tweed. Henry deserted Lucy and went to Ireland to be with another woman, Lucy and her children had to go into the workhouse. One of her sons Henry Wass died in the Boer war.
William Henry Wass aka Harry: Harry was my grandfather. He was born in Ripon Yorkshire in 1909. His career was in the military and he served in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and also was part of the 8th army in WW2 serving in the middle East. He was in the 13/18th Hussars.
Albert William Webb with his steamroller: Albert was the husband of my great aunt Eva Wass. There was a cab on the back which they lived in while he was working on the roads, Eva travelled with him and their son William was nearly born in the cab until a kind person took pity on Eva and took her into her house to give birth. I believe Albert was one of the workers to tarmac the A1. Albert was born in Worcestershire and Eva was born in Ripon in the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Lucille E Austgen Barrett,and her mom Elsie Frieda Reginka Austgen - Deborah Garey Barrett is in the middle: Left is Lucille - She married Marshall Barrett and had 4 children- John, Thomas, Donald, and Cindy.- Right is her mom Elsie Frieda Reginka Austgen, She was married to John Austgen and had 2 children Lucille(Barrett) and Harriet(Gasbarra). Deborah Lynn Garey Barrett is me- the tall one in the middle- I was married to her youngest son Donald Spencer Barrett. This is Xmas 1978 Killingworth Ct. We drove to Ct.from Atlanta to see Lucille and Elsie. I really loved them. Don and I divorced in 1981. He died in 2003. All Barretts and Ausatgens are in Homewood Memorial Gardens Homewood Illinois- and can be found at www.findagrave.com
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