The Ashby Family, Fred, Emma, George and Will from Cambridgeshire.

What a super photo I thought when I spotted it, lovely family group of children..and then when I came to scanning it with the others I had bought on that day, I thought wow !!! Names on the back ! 
Fred Ashby, Emma Ashby, George Ashby and Will Ashby.

First of all I looked up information about the Photographer E.A.Garlick to get the area they lived in, as there is no address on the CDV card. But I thought that it looked like the fashions of about 1880 which hopefully would help.
I found him… Edward Agar Garlick b 1838 Lincolnshire d.1914 Lincolnshire. He was a Photographer 1871 and 1881, so that fits with what I thought.
I started with the 1881 census records and found them all in the neighbouring County of Cambridgeshire.

Dad Jesse b.1838 was a Blacksmith, Mum Elizabeth (nee Smith) b.1838, and the children in the photo.
After a bit more research I have their full names.
Emma Ashby born 1865
Frederick James Ashby born 1868
George Francis Ashby born 1873
William Smith Ashby born 1875
Here are the whole family on their 1911 census records……..Mum and Dad first, sadly they had lost one child at some point. Maybe that’s why the photo was taken…..

Jesse and Elizabeth Ashby

Emma m Edward Day 1892 and had 5 children
Frederick had 2 children
George had 4 children
William had 1 daughter
53 High St, Holywell cum Needingworth (Now) was Hammer and Anvil Pub and Blacksmith 1881 census

The family Ashby lived in the Hammer and Anvil, High Street, Holywell cum Needingworth at the time of the 1881 census, see picture above.
Interesting to see that all the boys became Cycle makers and repairers even though they moved away, their Dad was instrumental with that I presume, according to his history listed on local website below, he could turn his hand to anything and everything.
During my research I came across this fabulous website all about the village, its history and people. Do take a look there is so much information on here, especially is you have ancestors from the area.
 It may be a great help to on link below..
Ashby family on village website
 On Ancestry there are some family trees listing the Ashby’s some with other photos if you are interested in the family.
Going on the age of William the youngest child in the photo I think it was taken about 1878/9.

Till next time then………………………

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