Baldock, Lydia Ruth

Baldock, Lydia Ruth

Female 1887 - 1964  (76 years)

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  • Name Baldock, Lydia Ruth 
    Born 25 Mar 1887 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1964  sparrows green Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • on 1891 cemsus living with parents

      On 1901 census as living with parents Dressmakers improver

      On 1911 census living with parents dress maker

      1923 Jessamine Durgates

      1931 Broad view Sparrows Green

      2 Dunstan Terrace Sparrows Green Wadhurst

      Linda Young-Springate-Sharman writes :-

      "Always remember as a fierce old lady, all eyebrows and frowns. Had a hearing aid. We always had that childhood dream of turning the knob up so we would deafen her. She made her own clothes, she was a dressmaker and always made a bag to match her skirt for the hearing aid and box and wore it on a belt round her waist. She was generous though as a lot of the dress material was good quality and she would pass on the remnants to mum.

      Auntie Ruth would say that children should be seen and not heard - She meant it! We were quite scared of her. The funny side we see now is that she had a sort of "toy boy" -Reg Ward, who drove her car for her. No one would have said anything in those days but I did feel sorry for Reg's wife Maureen as she always had to sit in the back of the car.

      She and grandad got on very well, both quite serious and respectable people. I think Nana was frightened of her though, they never had much conversation that I can remember. I think she was always afraid she would spill milk down Ruth's skirt or something. Ruth and Grandad would gossip away for hours though"
    Person ID I3890  Hougham
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2017 

    Father Baldock, Ebenezer
              b. 2 Apr 1840, Wadhurst Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1912, Wadhurst Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Winslow, Lydia
              b. 1852, Stepney Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 13 Jun 1930, Broad View Sparrows Green Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 22 Apr 1878 
    Family ID F1637  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harnett, William Matthew
              b. 1870, Whitstable Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 11 Jun 1949, Wadhurst Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 1938  Uckfield Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1646  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Photos
    Lydia Ruth Baldock
    Lydia Ruth Baldock
    Taken in 1937
    Ruth Baldock left, and Annie Bailey
    Ruth Baldock left, and Annie Bailey