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Thanks for your reply.
Edward Stanton's eldest daughter Anne married Francis Flowerday. Their daughter Clara Caroline Anne Flowerday married James Douglas Robb. Their first daughter was Edith, who married William Edward Stanton (son of John). They were my grandparents.
By Trevor Robb. (email [email protected] )
By way of further information about Anne Stanton and Francis Flowerday, their daughter Clara Caroline Anne had two children prior to marrying (In Nelson on 26/07/1887) James Douglas Robb. Mr Robb kindly adopted Claras two boys, Thomas and Ernest.
Here are the full details of Claras children.
Clara Caroline Anne Flowerday/Robb
Born 1861 as Clara Caroline Ann Flowerday, mother ANN, father FRANCIS WILLIAM
These are the recorded live births of her children;
Date Family Name Given names Mothers Given Names Fathers Given
1882 Flowerday Thomas Clara Caroline Anne Not Registered
1884 Flowerday Ernest John Clara Caroline Anne Not Registered
1888 Robb Edith Catherine Clara Caroline Anne James Douglas
1890 Robb Myrtle Amy Clara Caroline Anne James Douglas
1892 Robb Nessie Marguerita Clara Caroline Anne James Douglas
1893 Robb Douglas Thomas Clara Caroline Anne James Douglas
1895 Robb Annie Clara Caroline Anne James Douglas
1897 Robb Eric Vincent Clara Caroline Anne James Douglas
1900 Robb Edmund James Clara Caroline Anne James Douglas
When she married Mr James Robb in 1887, he not only adopted Thomas and Ernest, but he also gave them his family name and new given names.
Thomas became Frank Robb
Ernest became James Robb.
Clara Caroline Anne Robb died in 1932, aged 71.
Her husband James Douglas, died in 1922, aged 70.
Elaine Shortt 27th May 2013
Sarah May Stanton was definitely married to Charles Edward Shortt. She was a friend of his daughter Lillian Shortt and it was his second marriage. Lillian Shortt was my husband's Great Aunt, and we learnt this from her. In fact I was given "May's" engagement ring as it was left to her when May died. Aunty Lil gave it my husband Derek for me as our engagement ring. To my knowledge she never remarried, however I cannot guarantee thatn.
thank you Elaine for that info
Great too that you have the ring
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