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Jabez Bancroft
(1833-1897)
Deborah Waddington
(1831-1884)
Bethel Rhodes
(1847-1932)
Harriet Baldwin
(1846-1903)
Eli Oscar Bancroft
(1869-1958)
Sarah Rhodes
(1870-1937)

Harriet Rhodes Bancroft
(1904-1992)

 

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Spouses/Children:
William Pick

Harriet Rhodes Bancroft

  • Born: 22 Jun 1904, Barrow in Furness, , Lancashire, England
  • Christened: 28 Jul 1904, Barrow in Furness, , Lancashire, England 6
  • Marriage: William Pick on 14 Aug 1937 in Barrow in Furness, , Lancashire, England
  • Died: 1 Jun 1992, Barrow in Furness, , Lancashire, England at age 87
  • Crem.: Barrow in Furness, , Lancashire, England

bullet   Cause of her death was Old age.

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bullet  General Notes:

Abbreviated summary. Born on Walney. Parents moved back to Yorkshire for a time. Thinks she attended same school as Wilfred Pickles in Halifax around 7 years of age. Came back to Walney went to Latona Street school (Vickertown). Also seems as though she was at Ocean Rd. Went to the Grammar school (maybe it was not called that then but was housed in Alfred Barrow school) played hockey for school. Did science and went onto Leeds University to get a degree in Physics and then teaching.

First job in Bournmouth for a few months, Then Stanley, Yorkshire and then back to Barrow. Taught at Barrow Island. There is a reference letter from the Barrow Island Headmaster, Mr Jackson, showing that she started Aug 26th 1929 and taught 7 to 11 year olds. Originally she taught boys and later mixed classes. Her artistic skills were noted and her knowledge of Botany. She was also very good at handling backward children. She stopped teaching there 23 July 1937.

After kids were born just did the odd day of supply teaching until around 1952 when she taught maths at the Girls grammar school part time until her retirement in 1964.

A keen painter and produced many water colours, especially later in life. Loved badminton and was president of St Mary's Walney. Played until fairly old (62?)

Enjoyed a large garden and was a tireless worker in it until not long before she died. She seemed expert on the names of many flowers and plants. Spent many winters in Spain caravaning with Bill. He did the diary and she did the sketches. They spent a lot of time in retirement holidaying in the "van".

In her 70's she suffered badly for three years with arthritis until she had a hip replacement. Made several visits to see son, Stephen in Canada, Spain and Belgium.
Barrow in Furness, , Lancashire, England

bullet  Research Notes:

Mother letters and memorabilia in F1D4 and the family history pile of papers
1911 Census Harriet Rhodes living in Halifax aged 6,
Many old details in box on top of F1

bullet  Medical Notes:

Had hip replacement around 1980. Athletic while young. In the last few months of her life she had a couple of spells in hospital when she didn't know who she was.

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bullet  Noted events in her life were:

Birth, 22 Jun 1904, Barrow in Furness, , Lancashire, England. 7 According to a hand written note of hers she was born at 24 Avon Street, Walney, Barrow-in-Furness, 22-06-1904

Baptism: Harriet Rhodes Bancroft, 28 Jul 1904, St Marys Church, Walney, Barrow-In-Furness. 8

Letter to Bethel and Annie in Morecambe: Dear Auntie and Grandpa, 17 Jul 1909, 20 Stoodley Terrace, Halifax. 9

1911 Census Halifax Bancroft Sarah: Harriet Bancroft daug aged 6 born Barrow-in-Furness, 2 Apr 1911, 19 Holly Grove, Halifax, Yorkshire. 10

Resident at 18 Beach crescent: Moved to Beach Crescent 6 months after houses were built, Abt Jan 1913, 18 Beach Crescent. Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire. 11 No cititation. maybe its in a letter

Met conditions for scholarship to Secondary school: Letter from Cty Borough of Barrow, 26 Jul 1916, Barrow in Furness, , Lancashire, England.

Entered Municipal secondary school for Girls: Started secondary education, 1 Sep 1916, Municipal school for Girls, Barrow, Lancs. 12

Entered 6th form of Municipal secondary school for Girls: Entered up school classes, Sep 1920, Municipal school for Girls, Barrow, Lancs. 13

Attended University of Leeds: Started University for a Science degree, 1 Oct 1922, Leeds University, Leeds, Yorks, England. 14,15,16

Degree ceromony Leeds: Confernent of Degree, 4 Jul 1925, Leeds University, Leeds, Yorks, England. 17 Her Royal Highness Princess Mary Viscount Lascelles
Degree of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)
Degree certificate included

Diploma in Education: Awarded to Harriet Bancroft, 8 Jul 1926, Leeds University, Leeds, Yorks, England. 18

Notification of passing final exam: Final exam for students in teachers training, 1 Sep 1926, Leeds University, Leeds, Yorks, England. 19

Teaching job Eastbourne: 1st teaching job after graduating just a few months, 1926, Claremont, Fairfield Court, eastbourne. There is a post card (#51, old photos alpha50 saying this was the place where she had her first teaching job. (assume it was Sept 1926). Can't find any mention of i on the web.

Certified as teacher: Certificate of certification: Barrow in Furness, , Lancashire, England. Letter saying she has passed the proficiency and is copied to Local education authority in Barrow-in-Furness.


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Harriet married William Pick, son of John Pick and Bridget McCourt, on 14 Aug 1937 in Barrow in Furness, , Lancashire, England. (William Pick was born on 4 Jun 1909 in Barrow in Furness, , Lancashire, England, died on 11 Feb 1985 in Benidorm, Spain and was buried on 13 Feb 1985 in Benidorm, Spain 2.) The cause of his death was Heart Attack.

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

Wedding. Walney parish church


bullet  Marriage Notes:

Honeymoon in the Isle of Man. Marriage certificate on file box 4
Barrow in Furness, , Lancashire, England
Barrow in Furness, , Lancashire, England



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