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I remember this copper kettle sitting in the hearth of my grandfather's house and was always led to believe it was his mother's - my great grandmother Maria Danson, nee Rawcliffe (1859-1919). I was abolutely delighted when it eventually passed down to me.
Complementing the kettle was a teaset which is now with Maria's granddaughter. Apparently Maria was very proud of the teaset which she got from collecting coupons from a newspaper offer.
It is items like these, however mundane, that help paint a picture of ancestors and bring them alive.
My great grandmother Maria Danson, nee Rawcliffe with her daughter Jennie (back) . Jennie was the only daughter after ten sons. The little girl is granddaughter Annie Maria. c.1909
In In honour of National Women's History Month in the USA , Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist blog presentsFearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts for March.
March 6th - Describe an heirloom that you have inherited from a female ancestor.