Grocer Of Bridge Street - a Memory of St Ives.
My 3 x great-grandfather William Lightfoot was born in 1809 in Roxton, Bedfordshire. He was a grocer. His wife was Mary Jane Lightfoot (nee Clarke). They had 5 children, 3 of whom worked in the shop. The youngest son James (1846) was born in St Ives, he and his brother John Scott Lightfoot were painters. The family moved between 1861 and 1871 to Merryland, St Ives.
I am a descendant of William and Mary's eldest son William (1841) who became a grocer and tea dealer in Northampton.
A memory shared byon Aug 16th, 2009.
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