Garner Family

Information from Joy Merrett:

For your information, I have been researching two strands of my family, the Garners from Hoby, and the Glovers from Warmington. A whole family of Glovers, who had been agricultural workers in Warmington, moved north to Cleveland from the 1860s onwards, to work in the mines and on the railway. Basically they took two of the children of James and Mary Garner (siblings of Esther) with them. Eliza Glover from Warmington married Edward Garner from Hoby in Dec qtr 1880 and they went to live in Skinningrove where he worked as a railway guard. Unfortunately he died young, probably June qtr 1888, and Eliza remarried. They were childless. However, a year after that marriage, Eliza’s younger brother Robert Glover married Edward (and Esther’s) younger sister Lucy. I think they were married in Hoby in Dec qtr 1881. They went to live in Carlin How, and later Loftus. Robert was a railway guard. They had eleven children, one of whom, Lucy Glover, was my grandmother.
Esther Garner (Jeffs)

Esther Garner (Jeffs)

James Garner

James Garner

The following photographs of Jeffs are:

Harry Jeffs at wedding of sister Edith Jeffs to Percival William Taylor Bates (postman)

Harry Jeffs (top row 3rd from right)

Comparison with the Esther Jeffs photograph above suggests the lady sitting behind the two small girls in white is Esther, Harry’s mother.

Hoby Shop and Post Office

Hoby Shop and Post Office

The two older girls outside the post office look like harry’s sisters. Compare with the bridesmaids in the wedding photograph.