John Nightingale (Jack) Welcher

John Nightingale (Jack) Welcher

b: 20 JAN 1888
d: ABT 1960
In her letter dated 19 January 2000 Bet Redhead, widow of Stanley, nephew of John Nightingale Welcher writes:

'Stan's (uncle) Jack was a disappointment to his father. Instead of looking after the farming, he used to spend quite a lot of time with the girl he eventually married, thus the land at Berwick Road was disposed of and Uncle Jack then worked as a labourer with the threshing machines until his retirement.'

From Heather Umelas (Welcher) Feb 2003:

"Diana Lillian Bays died at her home in Ingles lane, Doddington on July 13, after being in deteriorating health since March. She was 57.
She was born in Wisbech, the eldest of eight children to Reg and Ella Bart. She moved to Doddington to live with her grandfather, John Nightingale Welcher in Newgate Street when she was nine. When she was ten she and her grandfather moved to a farm in Ingles Lane where she had lived ever since.

She married John Bays in 1966 and the couple celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary i June at Thorpe Hall, Peterborough. After her marriage as well as being a housewife much of her time was occupied with the caring of the animals that she loved, the rearing of calves and other livestock. Many villagers will also remember the vegetable stall she and her daughter ran at the top of Ingles Lane.

She was a devoted mother to her daughter Bridget and son Trevor, who both still live in the family home. She was also fond of her two pet dogs.

The funeral was held on Monday at St. Mary's Church, followed by burial in the churchyard. Doations made during the servive were given to the Chatteris Nurses. (From a paper, 26 July 2002).
  • 20 JAN 1888 - Birth - ; Doddington, Cambridgeshire, England. Baptised 15 April 1888.
  • ABT 1960 - Death - ; Ingles Lane, Doddington, March, Cambridgeshire, England
John Welcher , Jr
9 DEC 1814 - 27 JUL 1898
John Glen Welcher
5 MAY 1855 - 17 FEB 1932
Charlotte Larkman
1832 - 8 JUL 1918
John Nightingale (Jack) Welcher
20 JAN 1888 - ABT 1960
Eliza Nightingale
11 JUL 1859 - 15 OCT 1944
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) John Glen Welcher
Birth5 MAY 1855Doddington, March, Cambridgeshire, England
Death17 FEB 1932 Ingles Lane, Doddington, March, Cambridgeshire, England
FatherJohn Welcher , Jr
MotherCharlotte Larkman
PARENT (F) Eliza Nightingale
Birth11 JUL 1859England
Death15 OCT 1944
FElizabeth (Lizzie) Welcher
Birth12 JUN 1885Primrose Hill, Doddington, England. Baptised 5 July.
Death2 APR 1972Highfield House, Primrose Hill, Doddington, Cambridgeshire, England
Marriageto Henry Redhead
FFlorence Nightingale Welcher
Birth14 JUN 1886Doddington, Cambridgeshire, England. Baptised there 11 July 1886.
Death6 JAN 1976Hospital in Victoria, British Columbia
Marriageto Claude Wright
MJohn Nightingale (Jack) Welcher
Birth20 JAN 1888Doddington, Cambridgeshire, England. Baptised 15 April 1888.
DeathABT 1960Ingles Lane, Doddington, March, Cambridgeshire, England
FMabel Eliza Welcher
Birth19 MAY 1889Doddington, Cambridgeshire, England. Baptised 16 June 1889.
Death25 JUL 1894
MEdward (Ted) Welcher
Birth22 JUN 1891Doddington, Cambridgeshire, England. Baptised 26 July 1891.
Death3 APR 1978Doddington, alongside a tractor belonging to his grandson Andrew which he had been driving
Marriageto Hilda
FCharlotte Rose Welcher
Birth9 MAR 1896Doddington, Cambridgeshire, England. Baptised 13 April 1896.
Death5 JUN 1896Died 8 June according to Parish Registers
[S1452] Bet Redhead, letters, particularly her letters of 19 January and 29 March 20000