Call from Oz to the Reids and the Franklands

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A woman in Australia is trying to trace her family tree back to two families in the Clitheroe area.

Shirley Anne Jones says her great-uncle was Robert Frankland, born in Barrow-in-Furness around 1874, the sixth child of Robert and Hannah Frankland (nee Slaiding).

Robert was married on November 5th 1904 at St Michael and St John’s Catholic Church, Clitheroe, to Catherine Reid, whose father was William Reid.

Shirley said: “my research has yielded From this marriage me at least two children born to this couple – although there could be more.

“Their names were William and Mary Frankland, born in the immediate years following this marriage.

“The Franklands and Reids were large families and well entrenched in and around Clitheroe and Barrow. I would to make contact with them.”

Anyone with information can contact or write to Shirley Anne Jones, PO Box 760, Melton. 3337. Victoria. Australia.