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* The Husbands family of Southampton, England*

Updated August 13, 2009

My "Husbands" family research so far, has taken me back to my 5 x GGF William Husband(s) b abt 1725 (location unknown). William married Sarah Griffiths in Wem Parish Church, Shropshire on 30 May 1750. Their son, John was also born 24 March 1750 at nearby Sandford, near Prees, as was their daughter Sarah (13 January 1754).

John Husbands married Susanna Lloyd in 1779 and had seven children, the youngest being Edward, born 1800, from whom I derive.

Edward married Martha Hughes on 12 September 1825 at West Felton, near Whittington in Shropshire, but unfortunately, Martha died in childbirth on the 24 January 1827. The child, Hannah survived.

Edward's 2nd wife was Ann Venables (b.1800), who already had illegitimate twin boys Joseph & Benjamin Venables, by a John Welsh. Edward and Ann had a further three children, Mary (b 20 June 1830) and her brother Isaac (b 5 May 1837) eventually emigrated to the USA where they raised families, but John (b 3 May 1833) remained in the UK, but moved to Wrexham, North Wales at the start of the industrial revolution, to work at the newly built steel works at Brymbo.

4 further generations were born and raised in Wales until my father Trevor Husbands moved to Southampton at the start of World War II. It was there that Trevor met his future wife, Betty Joan Correia and his prospective new family. Trevor, Joan (as she was always called) and her family all moved to Wales when the Spitfire factory where Trevor worked was bombed out. Trevor and Joan were married in New Broughton, Wrexham on 14 December 1940.

Trevor and Joan had three children born in Brynteg, Philip on 28 January 1942, Betty 18 November 1944 and Carole 15 November 1944. The whole family returned to their old home in Radstock Road, Itchen, Southampton after the war ended. Trevor and Joan moved to Weston, Southampton and were blessed with a further 4 children(David on 18 October 1947, Margaret on 13 November 1952, June on 3 June 1957 and Christopher on 24 August 1961).

Trevor died in 1966 aged 52 and Betty Joan in 2004 aged 83 years.

My own wife Hazel (nee Cooper) and I have 4 children (Karen Hazel Husbands, Nicholas Philip Husbands, Carl David Husbands and Russel Trevor) and (so far) 5 grandchildren (Sharli, Luke, Bethanie, Ryan and Holly).

Karen married Ian Stephen Murray on the 27 August 1988, but later divorced. She is getting married to her current partner, Andrew Tracey in April 2008.

Nicholas fathered a daughter, Sharli Patricia Davey (b 1987). He then married Karen Samantha Waite on 18 September 1993 and has 2 more children, Luke Nicholas (1994) and Bethanie Megan (1997).

Carl married Katia Pasquale in July 2005. Katia (she prefers to be called Catarina or Cat) is a Swiss national of Italian extraction.

Russell married Claire Louise Pearson (b 1971) and has two children, Ryan Philip and Holly Louise.

Sibling sister, Betty Elaine Husbands, married James Foreman and have three children (Deborah, Andrew and Jason) and 5 grandchildren.

Sibling sister, Carole Anne Husbands had 2 children by her first husband, Anthony Summersgill (Trudie & Hayley) and a 3rd by 2nd husband, Brian Davis (Virginia). They currently have three grandchildren.

Sibling brother, David George Husbands married Sharon Conlon and had three children, (Helen, James and Daniel). James married Kristy Lynette Houtman in March 2007 in Sydney, Australia and are expecting their first child. David and Sharon separated in 2008, but remain on excellent terms.

Sibling sister, Margaret Rita Husbands, married Christopher John Miller and had five children (Roger, Mark, Amanda, Claire and Rebecca).

Sibling sister June Angela Mary Husbands married Robert Harwood and had three children (Craig, Kathryn and Gemma). One child (Craig) died at birth on 18 March 1987.

Sibling brother, Christopher Allen Husbands has a long term partner, Kim Tracy Green and they have three children. (Stephen, Kay and Sarah) and one grandchild.

Philip Trevor Husbands
104 Franklyn Avenue
Southampton, Hampshire SO19 8AP
United Kingdom

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