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Ernie Shepleys grandfather Robert Shepley was born 1851 on Lumb farm in Hyde. His father John had worked the farm Robert was born out of wedlock and although his parents married later and his position was understood to have been regularised by the Illegitemacy Act, he later had to contest his rights to the land as the oldest child. The result of numerous court cases was that the land was split up to pay the bills*. As a result Mr Shepley Snr. only inherited a small amount of land, which he sold in the late 20s to pay for holidays for Mrs Shepleys ill-health. On this occasion they went to Bournemouth, after Mr. Shepley had a stroke (postcard). Left-right; Elizabeth, Laura, Mrs Shepley, Mr. Shepley, Photographers: C Emmerson, West Beach, Bournemouth. 1930
Ernie Shepleys grandfather Robert Shepley was born 1851 on Lumb farm in Hyde. His father John had worked the farm Robert was born out of wedlock and although his parents married later and his position was understood to have been regularised by the Illegitemacy Act, he later had to contest his rights to the land as the oldest child. The result of numerous court cases was that the land was split up to pay the bills*. As a result Mr Shepley Snr. only inherited a small amount of land, which he sold in the late 20s to pay for holidays for Mrs Shepleys ill-health. On this occasion they went to Bournemouth, after Mr. Shepley had a stroke (postcard). Left-right; Elizabeth, Laura, Mrs Shepley, Mr. Shepley, Photographers: C Emmerson, West Beach, Bournemouth. 1930
1851-1930
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Ernie Shepleys grandfather Robert Shepley was born 1851 on Lumb farm in Hyde. His father John had worked the farm Robert was born out of wedlock and although his parents married later and his position was understood to have been regularised by the Illegitemacy Act, he later had to contest his rights to the land as the oldest child. The result of numerous court cases was that the land was split up to pay the bills*. As a result Mr Shepley Snr. only inherited a small amount of land, which he sold in the late 20s to pay for holidays for Mrs Shepleys ill-health. On this occasion they went to Bournemouth, after Mr. Shepley had a stroke (postcard). Left-right; Elizabeth, Laura, Mrs Shepley, Mr. Shepley, Photographers: C Emmerson, West Beach, Bournemouth. 1930
Date of work:
1851-1930
Reference number:
GB124.DPA/1547/2
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Unrestricted
Record types:
COMPONENT
Language:
English
Record number:
7505318
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