My Paternal Grandmother’s Mother’s Family
My father’s mother’s maiden name was Redfin. Her father’s name was John Redfin. He married Mary Hurst on 2 February 1895.
The Hurst Family
Currently, I have relatively little information about the Hurst family. This is not enough to justify drawing a family tree.
Mary Hurst was born in Leicestershire on 2 August 1874. She died on 26 May 1917. According to the 1881 census, she was living in Thringstone but the name has been transcribed as Hursh on FindMyPast. She was living with her parents, James (b1851) and Matilda (b1851). James was described as a coal miner. Mary had an older brother Henry (b1866), also a coal miner, and a younger brother, James (b1879).
James and Matilda Hurst
James Hurst married Matilda Watson in Ashby de la Zouch in 1870. In 1871, they were living with her mother Ann Watson as Railway Inn, Swannington. I have not managed to find out anything about James Hurst’s parents.
The Move to Kirkby
It seems that James and Matilda moved to Hucknall Tockard sometime between 1881 and 1891 as they appear on the census in Hucknall in both 1891 and 1901. In 1891, Mary Hurst appears as a lodger with John T Blines and his family at 45 Truman Street, Hucknall Tockard. She was described as a stocking maker.