John Francis

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John Francis was born on the 12th April in 1839 in Nuffield, Oxfordshire. His parents were William Francis and Sarah Randell.

He married Hannah Hyde (a widow, formerly Willis) on the 21st January 1865.

On the 4th February 1879 they had a son called Edwin Francis in Ipsden.

In 1881, he was 41 and living at 1 Newland Lane, Ipsden, Oxford, with his wife and children John, Sarah, William, and Edwin.

Like his father, John was a blacksmith, and employed 2 men.

His widowed father William lived in nearby Nuffield at the Gangsdown Hill and Grocery Shop. His father was also a blacksmith and iron founder, but employed a larger total of 7 men. Living with William was three of John's siblings.

John died on 15th December 1916, aged 77 years. He is buried with his wife Hannah in St. John's churchyard at Stoke Row.


John Francis (click on photo)


Grave of John Francis (Hannah's inscription is above)