After being able to return the lovely photo of Agnes to a direct descendant a few weeks ago, Dick has very kindly sent me more images of the the family. Lovely to be able to see Agnes as a young woman and Mum. Good to also be able to share these with you all. If you missed the first Blog with their family history here it is Akers Sly Family Blog Pt1 …
Although it’s written ‘Agnes with Mum & Dad & Mrs Ann Ely, wife of farm manager’ on the back, I would question that, as clearly it is Agnes on the right, but the two other girls in the hammock must be the same two girls in the sisters photo above, could probably be Dad James Matthew Akers standing behind, but most certainly not Mum Jane, she would have been about 50/55 years of age at this time & all in the hammock are much younger. Agnes photo taken maybe just before her marriage in 1878/9, no Wedding ring visible.
This image below is a copy of a photo from the Sly side of the family below, beautiful lady, tragically died young.
This truly wonderful poem below has been passed down the family from way back in 1859, written at Pentrebane Farm, St Fagans, Cardiff, and was obviously written by the childrens Nanny/Governess. “Gentle little Agnes is so delicately fair” Amazing to have this in the family. I would love to have found out the author, but am unable to track down the 1861 census entry for them to see if that holds a clue, the record for Pentrebane Farm, St Fagans, Cardiff seems to be missing on Ancestry & Find My Past, but it’s not listed as missing? James Matthew Akers was one of the principal tenants of the The Hon Robert Windsor Clive & Lady Mary Clive, another interesting family (Lady Windsors Estates)
My huge thanks go to Dick, such a lovely chap to share so much of his family history and photos with me, I really appreciate the time and trouble he’s gone to, to send me these family treasures.
If you missed my original blog about the family, which includes their family tree, link is here below
Till Next Time Then………………