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Alice Maud Mary May
m. 24 Jun 1884
  1. Winifred Kate May1885 - 1950
  2. Louisa May1887 - 1963
  3. Alice Maud Mary May1888 - 1938
  4. Frank May1889 -
  5. Harry Hutchings May1890 -
  6. William Richard May1891 -
  7. Bertram Stanley May1895 - 1975
Facts and Events
Name Alice Maud Mary May
Gender Female
Birth[1][4] 16 Mar 1888 Plymouth, Devon, England
Census[2] 5 Apr 1891 Plymouth, Devon, England11 John Street
Census[3] 31 Mar 1901 Plymouth, Devon, EnglandPear Tree Cottage, 21 John Street
Christening[4] 23 Oct 1909 Plymouth, Devon, EnglandSt Luke
Census[5] 2 Apr 1911 Plymouth, Devon, England1 Pear Tree Cottages, 21 John Street
Death[6] 1938 Plymouth, Devon, England

Alice Maud Mary May was born on 16th March 1888 at Plymouth in Devon. She was the daughter of a compositor printer named William May and his wife Louisa Kate Harry. The family lived at Pear Tree Cottage, 21 John Street, Plymouth. Alice was not baptised as a baby, but when she was 21 years old. She was baptised at St Luke's Church in Plymouth on 23rd October 1909 - the same church in which her sister Louisa had married three days earlier (Alice had been one of the witnesses to the marriage).

Alice never married, and appears to have stayed living with her mother. A couple of letters from Alice to her sister Winifred from the 1920s remain in the possession of Winifred's descendants. Alice always refers to herself and 'Ma', suggesting they were still living together. Alice died in 1938, aged 50, having only outlived her mother by five years.

References
  1. Births index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.

    b. Alice Maud M. MAY, June Quarter 1888, Plymouth Registration District, Vol. 5b, page 270

  2. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 12 General Register Office: 1891 Census Schedules, Class RG12; Piece 1726; Folio 14; Page 21, 5 Apr 1891, Primary quality.
    Address11 John Street, Plymouth (Charles), Devon
    Rooms occupied3
    NameRelation to headMarital statusSexAgeImplied birthdateOccupationStatusBirthplace
    William Mayheadmarriedmale301860/1Printers CompositoremployedDevonport, Devon
    Louisa Maywifemarriedfemale331857/8Dartmouth, Devon
    Winnifred Maydaughtersinglefemale61884/5ScholarPlymouth, Devon
    Louisa Maydaughtersinglefemale41886/7ScholarPlymouth, Devon
    Alice Maydaughtersinglefemale31887/8ScholarPlymouth, Devon
    Frank Maysonsinglemale21888/9Plymouth, Devon
    Harry Maysonsinglemale11889/90Plymouth, Devon
  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 13 General Register Office: 1901 Census Schedules, Class RG13; Piece 2103; Folio 11; Page 13, 31 Mar 1901, Primary quality.
    AddressPear Tree Cott[age], 21 John Street, Plymouth, Devon
    Rooms occupied4
    NameRelation to headMarital statusSexAgeImplied birthdateOccupationStatusBirthplace
    William Mayheadmarriedmale401860/1Letterpress PrinterworkerDevonport, Devon
    Louisa Maywifemarriedfemale431857/8Dartmouth, Devon
    Winifred Maydaughterfemale151885/6General Servant (Domestic)workerPlymouth, Devon
    Louisa Maydaughterfemale141886/7General Servant DomesticworkerPlymouth, Devon
    Frank Maysonmale111889/90Plymouth, Devon
    Alice Maydaughterfemale131887/8Plymouth, Devon
    Harry Maysonmale101890/1Plymouth, Devon
    William Maysonmale91891/2Plymouth, Devon
    Bertram Maysonmale61894/5Plymouth, Devon
  4. 4.0 4.1 Baptisms register, in Church of England. Parish Registers of St Luke's Church. (Plymouth: Plymouth and West Devon Record Office), Primary quality.

    Baptisms solemnized in the Church of the District Chapelry of St. Luke, Plymouth, in the County of Devon, in the Year 1909
    No. 1404
    WHEN BORN: March 16 1888
    WHEN BAPTIZED: Oct 23 1909
    CHILD'S CHRISTIAN NAME: Alice Maud Mary
    PARENTS' NAMES - CHRISTIAN: William & Louisa Kate
    PARENTS' NAMES - SURNAME: May
    ABODE: 21 John Street
    QUALITY, TRADE, OR PROFESSION: Compositor
    BY WHOM THE CEREMONY WAS PERFORMED: J.M. Hodge

  5. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 14 General Register Office: 1911 Census Schedules, Class RG14; Piece 13001; Schedule 450, 2 Apr 1911, Primary quality.
    Address1 Pear Tree Cottages, 21 John Street
    Parish & CountyPlymouth, Devon
    Rooms occupiedFour
    NameRelationSexAgeImplied birthdateMarital statusFor each Married WomanProfession or OccupationBirthplaceNationality of people born abroadInfirmity
    Completed years the present Marriage has lastedChildren born alive to present marriageChildren still livingChildren who have diedOccupationIndustryStatusWhether Working at Home
    William Mayheadmale501860/1marriedInvalidDevonport, Devon
    Louisa Maywifefemale531857/8married27871Dartmouth, Devon
    Louisa Rimmerdaughterfemale241886/7married1nonePlymouth, Devon
    Alice Maydaughterfemale231887/8singlePlymouth, Devon
    Harry Maysonmale201890/1singleDomestic R.N.workerPlymouth, Devon
    Bertram Maysonmale161894/5singleErrand Boy (Printer's)workerPlymouth, Devon
  6. Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.

    d. Alice M.M. MAY, December Quarter 1938, Plymouth Registration District, Vol. 5b, page 315, aged 50 [1887/8]