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The Overstone Arms
My interest in Pytchley Village started when I began to research my family history during 2003 and came across an entry for Thomas Wild (c1802-1870) and Elizabeth Edgeley (c1819-1871) who married in 1844 at Hanover Square London and from the census records it showed Elizabeth Edgeley was born in Northampton. Thomas & Elizabeth had the following children, Ann (1846) Thomas (1850) and Frances Rose (1852).
Frances Rose married Harry Edmund Ainsworth of Carshalton, Surrey who was a coachman residing at Hanover Square in 1875, they had a daughter named Rosa Louisa who was born 1875 at Kendall Mews, Marylebone.
Browsing through the census records I found that Harry, Frances and Louisa were recorded as being at The Overstone Arms, Pytchley. Further research showed that Louisa was mother to Oliver Edward Raymond Meacham Ainsworth, born 23rd July 1894 at Pytchley, his fathers name is not recorded on the birth certificate. Rose died on the 3rd October 1899 at Pytchley. Harry Edmund died in 1904 and Oliver married Gladys Ellen Elizabeth Gibson in the Parish of Walgrave in 1919, witness to this event were George Thomas Gibson & Frances Rose Ainsworth.
Frances Rose died 1925 at the Overstone Arms, Pytchley. Oliver died at the White Hart, Geddington August 1953.
Gladys Ellen Elizabeth Ainsworth died 25th March 1975, the informant of her death was their son Sydney George Edmund Ainsworth who died 27th June 1997. I found that Sydney’s wife Edna Marjorie was still living whom I contacted for further information for any possible photographs but she was unable to help me.
If anyone remembers the Ainsworth or have any information or photographs of them I would appreciate a copy as the only picture I have is what Tony Spearing sent to me of Oliver taken in his local football team during 1910.
2004 Sittingbourne, Kent
[ Harry Ainsworth and Frances Rose Wild are recorded in both the 1891 & 1901 census as being the Licensed Victuallers for The Overstone Arms. Ed. ]