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Susan Hutson
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Hello Helen, I hope you are both keeping well (I see you sometimes on Saturdays at the Root Cellar). Plenty of time for our family history now!

I have had a look at the record, and I do think that Ann will be acting as a ‘nurse’ to one year old Geoffrey Sykes, the son of the family she is living with. It will be loosely as a help to the mother rather than in the way we think of it now. Similar, I suppose, to the way 8 year old children were working in mills at the time, they were expected to contribute to their upkeep. Hope that helps,

Take care,
Susan