Ada Adams

(18/10/1887 - 02/02/1968)

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Born: 18/10/1887 at Nailbridge, Gloucestershire Certified Father:
Died: 02/02/1968 of Congestive Heart Failure Certified Mother: Sarah Ann Adams (05/05/1866 - 00/00/1940)
Children: Clifford Ambler (Restricted)
George Edward Ambler (Restricted)
Walter Ambler (Restricted)
Doris Lydia Ambler (Restricted)
Siblings: Arthur Baldwin (Born 00/00/1892)
Albert J Baldwin (Born 00/00/1894)
Mary Ann Baldwin (Born 00/00/1895)
Doris Eveline Preece (Born 00/00/1900)
Lewis Ivor Preece (Born 00/00/1902)
Lawrence Nevil Preece (Born 00/00/1904)
Raymond Younger Preece (Born 00/00/1907)

Harry Ambler on 23/10/1909 at Castleford Parish Church Certified
Samuel Hirst on 00/00/1945 Certified


KSA thought she was from Leeds and had a brother in the Royal Marines.

Spinster of 22 on marriage certificate. No fathers details given but witnessed by AA & JB Preece: these initials do not fit with any currently known Preeces
Is identified as Ada Ambler formerly Adams on both George Edward, Walter, and Doris Lydia birth certificates, but Enid claims formerly Preece on Clifford's.

According to Mary (Doris's daughter):
Mother's name probably PREECE
Was HIRST at time of death in either 1967/68 at either 72 Buttershaw Drive or Stoneyridge Hosptial.
Bust up at funeral between Doris & Clifford - possibly over open coffin.

Enid Kimber talks of your Great Grandmother Preece to Ruth Ambler, ie - Ada's mother is called Preece. Also says she came to Mrs Hanks' (the woman Harry lodged with) after Harry's death to obtain death certificate to claim a pension and rail pass. Had a brothers Charles and Walter who had a girl each. Lived in a street off Otley Rd at some point, with Doris & Mary living next door.

Assumed the name Baldwin after her mother's first husband.

Image Gallery

Portrait of Ada as a young woman. c1905
Studio portrait of Ada and husband Harry Ambler. c1909
The Happy Couple
Old Ada in the street, possibly at a family wedding. c1960
Old Ada

Census Details

Year Schedule Address Condition Age Profession Place of Birth Details
1891 (British Isles) RG12/2004/20 Nailbridge married 3 Nailbridge
1901 (British Isles) RG13/4302/29/50 Airdale Terrace, Glass Houghton unmarried 13 Poney Driver in Coal Mine Nailbridge, Glos
1911 (British Isles) RG14PN26706 7 Campbell Street, Bradford married 23 Cinderford, Glos

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