Date: 1 May 2000
From: Liz Beveridge of Durham, England
The I'Anson family surely have a chequered history and I can add to
this. I have been unsuccessfully trying to trace relatives of Albert I'anson
born Liverpool 1895/96 who married Eliz Gertrude Hughes and fathered twins
born 1918 named Albert and Elizabeth. They died at birth but another daughter
Evelyn was born 1920 although I have been unable to find any other details
of her. Albert was a bit of a lad as he married my mother in 1940
but failed to tell her he was already married. He used the name Anson on
the marriage certificate and birth certificate. After my brother
and I were born he was convicted of bigamy and sentenced to 6 months in
prison. I have been unable to find any record of his death so far
but would be grateful for any info as there is a part of my life incomplete.
Although born in Bristol I am now living in Durham, England, my brother
born and still living in Scotland. The marriage took place in Scotland
and although I could not obtain a marriage certificate I was issued with
the details from the Records Office.
Date: 13 May 2000
From: James White
Do you know that one of the oldest cricket leagues in the UK is the
I'Anson league? In 2001 it celebrates its centenary year.
( I didn't
know this! Can anyone tell us more? I did find this book reference
on the internet:
A Cup for Cricket, by L.T. Pope - Fifty
years of the I'Anson Competition (1951) - out of print
My Club (www.grayswoodcc.co.uk)
is one of the villages participating in the village cricket league
that covers south west Surrey, north east Hampshire and north west Sussex.