28. May4 French (Mary Ann3 Wilde, William2 Wild(e), William1 Wilde) was born in Sunderland, Co. Durham 11 June 1893. Free BMD Site has a record for Sunderland District September quarter 1893 ref 10A 630. Exact date taken from death certificate. May died 8 January 1968 in 7 Bangholm Bower Avenue, Leith, Edinburgh, at 74 years of age.

She married William Vincent Macdonald in St. Peter's Church, Sacriston, Co. Durham, 19 April 1919. Alfred James French & Margaret Macdonald were witnesses. William's occupation was miner and May domestic duties. Both resided at 2 Stobart Street, Edmondsley, Co. Durham. Copy certificate dated 21 April 1958.

William was born in North Shields, Northumberland 7 July 1894. Information from granddaughter Sandra Shiel. William was the son of John Macdonald and Elizabeth ?.

William died 28 September 1974 in Dingleton Hospital, Melrose, at 80 years of age. Retired Maintenance Engineer

She was listed as head of household in the 1901 census in Wellington Row, Edmondsley, Co. Durham. RG13 Piece 4701, Folio 28, Page 10 shows Samuel aged 51, occupation a Coalmine Coachman, Mary aged 43, William 23 horse fodder labourer, Alfred J 15 coal mine driver, Ada 12, Ruth 10, May 7, Samuel 5 and Marha 2. Census says Samuel was born at Blackmorsend, Essex but 1881 Census says he was born in Wethersfield, Essex, which is circa 5 miles away. William born Plawsworth, Alfred J, Ada, & May born Sunderland, Samuel and Martha born Edmondsley.

She was listed as head of household in the 1911 UK Census in 6 Wellington Terrace, Edmondsley, Co. Durham. RG14PN30110 RG78PN1738 RD554 SD1 ED26 SN206 shows Samuel aged 61 a colliery day labourer above ground born Wethersfield, Essex, Mary 53 school caretaker married 35 years born Sunderland, Alfred James 25 coal miner on setter below ground born Sunderland, Ruth 20 assistant school cleaner born Sunderland, May 17 born Sunderland, Martha 12 born Edmondsley, Alfred James Sedgwick grandson 4 born Colburn Yorkshire and Newcomb William French Ord grandson 4 born Sacriston. Samuel and Mary had 10 children 2 of whom have died.

May French and William Vincent Macdonald had the following children:

child + 66 i. Martha French5 Macdonald was born 20 May 1920.

child 67 ii. Mary French Macdonald (still alive).

child 68 iii. Thomas Macdonald (still alive).

child 69 iv. George Macdonald (still alive).

child 70 v. John Graham Macdonald (still alive).

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