Stokes, Edward James "Jimmy"

Reference Number: 1111111133

Sex:.............M
BKRef:...........41
Generation:......10
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Lived At:........
Born:............1911
Baptised:........
Died:............??/10/1997
Buried:..........
Married:.........
Married2:........

TIMELINE - Life in Edward James "Jimmy"'s day

Parents:
Stokes, George b 26/11/1881
Ledbury, Ann Selena b 19/02/1880

Spouse(s):

Children:

Notes:
Story about Jimmy finding a skeleton from the English civil war in a tree, and his father going off in the dead of night to dispose of the body!
picture 1943
In the picture of the children, he is the one on the right
Mrs Jean Morrison told of how Jimmy as a child living on Redlands Farm in Bratton discoverd the body in a tree after a storm the night before had uprooted the tree.
The skeleton had a leader jerkin, and metal helmet indicated that it was from the civil war. In those days the fields were all segmented with big impassable hedges, as
as the tree was in a quiet corner (away from any tracks), it indicates either the person got completly lost, or more likely he knew he would be safe there. This would indicate
he was a local puritan more than a cavalier. Whatever side he was on, either he shacked up in the and got stuck, or died from wounds sustained. The skeleton was to the right
of the Farm. Upon telling his parents, his father took the skeleton away to the west in the dead of night and ridded themselves of the body. In the days before proper forensics
turning up dead bodies can cause lots of problems!
Many of Jimmy's old tools are held at Reeves' farm on the edge of Bratton.

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