Busby, John

Collection date: Sept 1910

Area: Warwickshire


John Busby at Henley-in-Arden: age 68, 1 song ‘Blow the winds I Ho’ (FT2533) on 23 Sept 1910: 9 miles N of Stratford: John Busby was born in Merton, Oxfordshire in October qr 1843, perhaps out of wedlock, and was looked after by his grandparents Thomas Busby, agricultural labourer and his wife Elizabeth. He left home early and was working as a carter aged 18 in the 1861 census at Bletchingdon. He was married twice – by his first wife Rachel he had 2 children and they lived first at Norton Lindsey and then at Wolverton, nr Stratford; his second wife Leah was a widow with 2 step-children.

John Busby died in April qr 1930 (3a 1218).

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