Shire, Christopher


Collection date: Aug 1904

Area: Somerset - Langport & Huish Episcopi

Christopher Shire (1867-1949): age 37, 1 song ‘Poor old horse’ (FT333) on 19/8/04: Shire was a blacksmith in Bow Street in Langport (north side). He was born at East Chinnock nr Yeovil Oct qr 1866, son of Walter Shire, farmer. On 24/12/1889 at All Saints’ Langport he married Ellen Bowditch, daughter of John Bowditch, gardener. They had just one child, Elsie (b1890). He died March qr 1949 aged 82.
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