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Updated June 23, 2002


Glenis Sykes

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I am Glenis Sykes nee Colley - I have 1 sister Velma born 12.5.1936 Married to Donald Morton - they have 3 daughters. Janice, Paula and Deborah. I had 1 brother Deryk born 26 3 1934 he married Gertrude Patricia Morris (Pat) they had a son Martin who died in 1987 and a daughter Elaine - my brother died in 1992. My mother was Edith Ainley she had 2 sisters Mary (married Arthur Green), Ethel who unfortunately died at the age of 21 and one brother who only lived 14days. My father was Len Colley (illigitimate) his was mother Ellen Colley daughter of Tamar Illingworth and Charles Colley (married in Lofthouse in 1873). My grandmother Ellen Colley married Joseph Wainwright they had a daughter Olive born 1912 died 1984. My great grandmother Tamar Illingworth the daughter of William Illingworth (shoemaker) who came from Carlton, near Lofthouse, West Yorkshire. Tamars husband my great grandfather was Charles Colley who lived in Lofthouse - they were married in Lofthouse Church in 1873 - they were both 20years old at that time. His father was Isaac Colley who was a miner. My mothers mother was called Sarah Jane Isaac she was born 20.3.1878 she married Alfred Ainley 11.8.1900 and died 17.10.1944 - her father was Edward Isaac born 29.1.1851 he was originally from Wales but was educated for 11 years in Bolton, Lancashire, he worked for many years in Lancashire in the mines - he then moved to Sheffield before eventually working as manager of a pit in Shaw Cross near Dewsbury, he married twice his first wife was Mary Ball born 26.12.1853 died 8.5.1895 and buried in Hanging Heaton churchyard (West Yorks) - his second wife was called Leanora (second name unknown) he married her in 1896, when he died he was living in Newton Hill near Wakefield. My mothers father Alfred Ainley - his father was Thomas William Ainley born 25.4.1843 died 20.4.1928 buried Hanging Heaton (St. Pauls) his mother was Sarah Jane (last name unkown) born 12.5.1846 and died 19.5.1925.
I married Colin Sykes 24.10.1959 his father was Percy Sykes he came from Ossett, West Yorks - Percy's father was Joseph Sykes his mother Mary (nee Dews), Colin's Mother was Lorraine Webster (illigitimate) she was born 25/8/1916, Bretton, West Yorks, she was the daughter of Alice Webster, Alice's father was Henry Longbottom Webster. Colin and I have 1 son Kevin Born 1.4.1960 - he married Linda Pugh 16.10.1982 they have 2 daughters Rebecca born 21.1.1985 and Amy born 19.6.1987.

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