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Alice Maud Mary May
m. 24 Jun 1884
  1. William May1884 - 1884
  2. Winifred Kate May1885 - 1950
  3. Louisa May1887 - 1963
  4. Alice Maud Mary May1888 - 1938
  5. Frank May1889 - 1947
  6. Harry Hutchings May1890 - 1956
  7. William Richard May1891 - 1960
  8. 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).

    b. Alice Maud Mary MAY, June Quarter 1888, Plymouth Registration District, Volume 5b, page 270, mother' maiden name Harry

  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.

    Address: 11 John Street, Plymouth, Devon
    3 rooms occupied
    William May, head, married, male, 30 [1860/1], Printers Compositor, employed, b. Devonport, Devon
    Louisa May, wife, married, female, 33 [1857/8], b. Dartmouth, Devon
    Winnifred May, daughter, single, 6 [1884/5], Scholar, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Louisa May, daughter, single, female, 4 [1886/7], Scholar, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Alice May, daughter, single, female, 3 [1887/8], Scholar, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Frank May, son, single, male, 2 [1888/9], b. Plymouth, Devon
    Harry May, son, single, male, 1 [1889/90], b. Plymouth, 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.

    Address: Pear Tree Cott[age], 21 John Street, Plymouth, Devon
    4 rooms occupied
    William May, head, married, male, 40 [1860/1], Letterpress Printer, worker, b. Devonport, Devon
    Louisa May, wife, married, female, 43 [1857/8], Dartmouth, Devon
    Winifred May, daughter, female, 15 [1885/6], General Servant (Domestic), worker, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Louisa May, daughter, female, 14 [1886/7], General Servant Domestic, worker, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Frank May, son, male, 11 [1889/90], b. Plymouth, Devon
    Alice May, daughter, female, 13 [1887/8], b. Plymouth, Devon
    Harry May, son, male, 10 [1890/1], b. Plymouth, Devon
    William May, son, male, 9 [1891/2], b. Plymouth, Devon
    Bertram May, son, male, 6 [1894/5], b. Plymouth, 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).

    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.

    Address: 1 Pear Tree Cottages, 21 John Street, Plymouth, Devon
    4 rooms occupied
    William May, head, male, 50 [1860/1], married, Invalid, b. Devonport, Devon
    Louisa May, wife, female, 53 [1857/8], married 27 years, 8 children born to marriage, 7 children still living, b. Dartmouth, Devon
    Louisa Rimmer, daughter, female, 24 [1886/7], married 1 year, 0 children, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Alice May, daughter, female, 23 [1887/8], single, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Harry May, son, male, 20 [1890/1], single, Domestic R.N., worker, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Bertram May, son, male, 16 [1894/5], single, Errand Boy (Printer's), worker, b. Plymouth, Devon

  6. Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office).

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