"My sister and I have been doing some research into our family history and found the following information:
Francis William White (1868-1940) was our grandfather. Francis White (1842-1871) and his wife Ann White (nee Williams) (1843-1903) were our greatgrand parents and Daniel Williams (1810-1874) and his wife Rachel Williams (1811-1888) were our great, greatgrand parents."
The following is a report copied from the "Southend Standard" newspaper dated Thursday 14th May 1903
Death of an
Sunday morning at "The Bungalow" St. John's Road,
Southend, there passed away, in the person of Mrs. Ann
Douglas, one of the oldest Licence holders in Southend. She was
sixty years of age and had been married three times. She had been
confined to the house since shortly after Christmas, and the cause of
death was diabetes. Her father (Mr. Williams) opened " The
Cricketers" as a licensed house in 1866, it being originally
built for two cottages. She became Licensee in 1878, and held
the licence till her death, though retired from management for about
Mrs. Douglas' first husband was Mr. Francis White, engineer; her second Mr. John Lilly, engineer of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade ; and her third Mr. John Douglas, engineer, who died four years ago. She leaves four children, Mr. Francis White (" The Lion") Mr. Alec White (" The Cricketers"), Mr. Edgar White (" The Park"), and Miss Ethel White. The funeral takes place at Prittlewell Cemetery on Friday afternoon.
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