Elijah's descendants (2)
Elijah's son, Edwin James Roberts, was born in 1899 [Birkenhead 1899, 4th qt]. He enlisted in the army on 8 June 1917 and was a private in the 3rd Reserver Cavalry Unit of the Hussars of the Line from which he was discharged on 5 May 1919. At that time he was still living with his parents at 106 Oliver Street, Birkenhead. He married Josephine Hewton in 1921 [Birkenhead 1921, 1st qt] and they had two sons, Henry James Roberts who was born on 23 February 1922 [Birkenhead 1922, 1st qt] and William John Roberts who was born on 30 November 1927 [Birkenhead 1928, 1st qt]. Only Josephine and Henry are listed together in Birkenhead in 1939. Edwin died in 1966, aged 66 [Birkenhead 1966, 4th qt]. Josephine who had been born in Rock Ferry on 1 November 1901 [Birkenhead 1901, 4th qt] lived to be 87 [d Birkenhead 1989, 1st qt]. Henry James Roberts married [Birkenhead 1947, 1st qt] and had five sons and a daughter. His youngest son, Allan Roy Roberts, born on 17 July 1950 [Birkenhead 1950, 3rd qt], married [Birkenhead 1970, 1st qt] and had a son but Allan died tragically young, aged 33 [Birkenhead 1984, 2nd qt]. Henry lived to be 78 [d Birkenhead Aug 2000]. There are living descendants. William John Roberts married at St John's, Great Sutton, Cheshire, on 6 March 1954 [West Cheshire 1954, 1st qt] and had a daughter and a son. Sadly the marriage ended in divorce. He died aged 66 [Chester & Ellesmere Port 1994, 4th qt]. There are living descendants.
Elizabeth (Lizzy) Roberts was born on 13 February 1903. She married Ernest Hillhouse, in 1930 [Birkenhead 1930, 2nd qt]; he too had been born in 1903. I am told that because he was Catholic Lizzy was disowned by Elijah and by most of her family (such religious intolerance was quite common then). Only her sisters, Susannah and Isabel Ellen ('Aunty Nell'), maintained contact with her. Ernest died on 2 February 1962, aged 59, and Lizzie, aged 74 [Birkenhead 1977, 3rd qt]. They had two daughters.
Maureen Hillhouse was born in Birkenhead on 24 August 1932. She married [Birkenhead 1955, 2nd qt] Anthony (Tony) Joseph Burgin (born on 17 November 1930) and they had three daughters and two sons. Anthony died on 11 November 1991 [Birkenhead Nov 1991] and Maureen died in 1997 [Warrington Dec 1997].
Barbara Hillhouse was born in Birkenhead in 1938 [Birkenhead 1938, 2nd qt]. She may have married David Robinson [Wallasey 1971, 1st qt] and had two sons. Barbara died on 15 April 2014.
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