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Saturday, 5 March 2011

Great Grandmother's Kettle: Fearless Females - 6

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. 

In In honour of National Women's History Month in the USA , Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist  blog presents Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts for March.

March 6th  - Describe an heirloom that you have inherited from a female ancestor.

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