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Neild, Ada
c1858 - 1917

Ada Neild was born c1858 as Ada Mitchell to unmarried mother Ellen Mitchell, father unknown. In 1861 they were living with Ellen’s parents James & Mary Mitchell at 24 Constance Street in Saltaire.

Ellen married Martin Furnish 1June 1862 at Bradford Cathedral. In 1871 they were living at 33 Caroline Street in Saltaire. Martin was a coal merchant and Ada, aged 13, was a spinner.

Ada married Job Ellison Neild 10 May 1880 at St Wilfrids Calverley. In 1881 they were living at 40 Victoria Road in Saltaire. Job was an unemployed wool sorter.

By 1891 Ada was widowed, still living at 40 Victoria Road.  She was a charwoman with three children; Annie born c1880, Thomas born c1883 and Willie born c1888. By 1901 they had moved to 33 Caroline Street in Saltaire, where they remained until after 1911.

Ada died 1917 aged 59. She was buried 19 December 1917 at St Pauls Shipley.






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