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Mary Agnes Woodhouse

Birthplace Nicholson St Dumfriesshire Annan ScotlandPlace of Death Annan Scotland Date of Death: January 19, 1974 Date of Birth: June 30, 1893


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) :Mary Agnes Woodhouse 

Gender: Female

Date and Place of Birth: 30/06/1893 I Nicholson St, Welldale, Annan, Dumfries-shire

Date and Place of Death: 1974 Annan (Scotland’s People ref; 839/52)

Nationality: Scottish


Childhood: One of 8 children of whom5 were still alive in 1911

Parents: Richard Woodhouse (1866-1949) and Jane Carlyle (1868-1946)

Parent’s occupations: Fisherman

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: 

Occupation: worker at HM factory 

Place of residence at Gretna:

Job title at Gretna:

Marital status: Single



Trivia / any other information: Brother David was born Jul 1890 but parents didn’t marry until 11 Dec 1891. His second name was Woodhouse suggesting he was a full brother?

1901 Family : Parents,  Richard (34) and Jane( 32) and children David (11), and Lily(6)  lived at Lower Kenziels, Annan

1911 She was living with her Aunt Georgina Carlyle at Back Lady street Annan. (age 17 Domestic servant). The rest of the family lived at Port St, Annan and parent and some siblings are buried at Annan Cemetery (Sister Charlotte was born just a few days after the census)

Her sister Charlotte Woodhouse (b 1901 Annan-  d.1989  Glasgow ) also worked at the factory. She lied about her age to get the job. 

Her brother/(half bro?)  David  Woodhouse Carlyle (b 23 Jul 1890) fought in France  ( Royal Highlanders 16 Nov 1916-12 Mar 1919 ) and received an invalidity pension. He is reported in the Dumfries Newspaper when his employer a Draper/outfitter appealed against his call up. The appeal was turned down and neither he or his employer attended. He died 10 Nov 1976 in Carlisle, described in probate as a gent’s outfitter living in Denton Holme. 

Her sister Violet (b1906) was witness at her sister Charlotte’s  wedding when still living at Port St, Annan


Books written about the individual or mentioning the individual (Title, year of publication, publisher):  Moorside, A Wartime Miracle by Gordon Routledge published Arthuret 2020 mentions Charlotte and her sister Agnes both working at the factory.)

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