The run-away marriage of Stephen George and Mary George in 1866 produced a large family of seven girls and three boys.
This photo was probably taken about 1914 at Bank House, Dinas, and David George (died at sea), Hannah Jane (died of typhoid) and Sarah (died aged 5) are sadly just memories.
The two boys by this time were firemen in London but the girls had all settled locally. They all appear to be wearing black – frills, lace, flounces – and I’m guessing that, with the possible exception of Rebecca’s tie, there’s not much colour there. I only knew my great aunts in old age and I’m sorry that this photo doesn’t show if any of the children inherited their mother’s red hair.
(Starting from the left
Back row: Paulina/Polly, Miriam, Evan, Elizabeth, Rebecca,
Front row: Martha Ann, Stephen (Pater Familias), Mary, William)