The Shore family, also known as Windows, c.1890s (General)

by Paul Evans, Monday, November 30, 2020, 14:47 (1233 days ago)

My wife's grandfather Frederick Henry Shore was born in 1883 at Woodside Road, Flaxley, to Henry Shore and Eliza Shore formerly Baldwin. Henry was born in 1860 in East Dean and lived in places such as Lea Bailey and Cinderford before eventually moving to Wales in the 1880s. It seems that soon after this Henry changed his surname to Windows, along with those of his wife and children. By 1911 they were Shores again. From family trees I've seen on ancestry.co.uk it seems Henry got the name from his mother's maiden name Mary Ann Window. Has anyone got any information about this family, or any clue why they might have changed their name?


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