My father Ronald Burford has recently passed away, for some years now he has been trying without sucesss to find the last resting place of his mother Emma Louisa Burford (nee Painting). I would like to continue the quest to find her and I would like to lay Dad's ashes with her.
What I know so far: ...................
The children of Thomas Painting and Elizabeth Painting my great Grandparents.
The address given was as 3 Worcester Road, Chipping Norton.
Thomas Painting was a Carpenter by trade.
NameBorn Sarah Edith04.07.1888 Ruth Elizabeth25.11.1889 Alice Florence31.08.1892 James27.04.1894 Emma Louisa15.09.1895(my Grandmother) Lily Naomi12.03.1901 Ernest Edward19.12.1901
Thomas painting (aged 28, weaver) married Elizabeth Matthews also 28 on 30.07.1887 at Chipping Norton both were born in 1859 Elizabeth Matthews was baptised 06.03.1859, Elizabeth's parents John and Ann(nee Fowler) married 02.07.1846
Dennis Painting has told me that Thomas Painting was born 1859 in Great Tew, he married Caroline Fanny Skuce in 1882 in Great Tew. They had one child, Richard, born sometime in 1883 Caroline died in 1885-6 date not confirmed.
I do have a copy of Emma's birth, marraige and death certificates, she was born on 15th September 1895 they lived at 53 ???? Hill in Chipping Norton,she married my Grandfather William Burford in Chipping Nortonon 21st March 1918.Dad, Ronald Burford was born 18.02.1920, Emma dies 8 days later on the 26th February 1920. They were living at 74A Church Street, Paddock, Huddersfield at the time but we believe that Emma's body was returned to Chipping Norton, but we do not know where she was buried.
Dad spent many of his early years living either with his Grandmother or an Aunty in Chipping Norton before Grandad William Burford remarried and then Dad was moved down to Biggin Hill area of Kent.I have not been to Chipping as yet but hope to in next few weeks.
I would be grateful for any help, possible places to look, photo's or any more history of the family.