ADA'S STORY


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This entry was made in the front of a prayer book in 1902.

Who were Ada, Agnes and Queenie and what was Ada's connection with the two girls?


Ada was said to have worked around this time for Joseph Tetley, who had a tobacconists shop in Leeds.

The LEEDS DIRECTORY of 1901 contains the following entries for the Tetley family.


LEEDS DIRECTORY Tetley entry

The CENSUS of 1901 shows the following people living at 10 CROMER TERACE, the home address given for Joseph Tetley.

1901 census for 10 Cromer Terrace

So we now know that Ada was Ada E Prior, nurse to Joseph Tetleys daughter, Agnes and her cousin Agnes, known as "Queenie".

Ada later became Mrs Carroll, wife of Joseph Carroll, but where and how did they meet?

The LEEDS DIRECTORY for the west riding has this entry for Tetley in BOSTON SPA about two miles from CLIFFORD.


LEEDS (West Riding) DIRECTORY entry


The CENSUS of 1901 shows the following people living at LAUREL HOUSE, Boston Spa, the home address given for Ann, the Mother of Joseph Tetley.

1901 census for Laurel House, Boston Spa


So Mary Carroll, Ada's future sister-in-law, worked for the Mother of Joseph Tetley who was Ada's employer!