The Background and Early Life of Florence Britton: Introduction
The main purpose of this research was to try and solve the "mystery" of the Anderson family; who were the parents of my paternal grandmother, formerly Florence Britton, and why did they abandon her as a baby several months after her birth in Islebeck, Bagby, Yorkshire?
This section includes detailed information on the lives and families of Eliza Britton (nee Thomas) who, it was discovered, was Florence's mother, Joseph Ridgway Britton, her recorded father, and Ann and George Freestone, the couple who brought her up.
Single clicking onto an image in the "full research" section will open it up at its full-size; hover your pointer over the image once it has opened up to see the caption.
Bagby, Yorkshire, England
The Background and Early Life of Florence Britton
This is the story of an investigation into the background and early life in England of my paternal grandmother, Florence Anderson (nee Britton), who always believed she was illegitimate, of unknown parentage, abandoned as a baby on the doorstep of the family of Mrs. Jane Harding (nee Heaton/Freestone). Florence had been told that the Freestone family had given her the surname Britton because they knew only that she was British.
The fan chart and word documents below give detailed family trees for this branch of my family. Single click on the fan chart for a clearer view.
Here is a selection of images connected to this part of my family. Single clicking onto a photo will open it up at its full-size; hover your pointer over the image once it has opened up to see the caption. Alternatively, visit the Britton Gallery page to see all of the photos with captions: