Jane Linley 1910-1985

Jane LINLEY is my great grandmother. She is the daughter of John LINLEY and Mary Hannah BUTTON. She was born on 12 January 1910 at Darfield, Yorkshire1. Jane and Elizabeth LINLEY were identical twins.

1911 Census

In 1911, Jane LINLEY was 1 year old and was living at 115 Snape Hill Road with her parents John and Mary Hannah LINLEY, and her sisters Thirza and Elizabeth2.

Name and SurnameRelationship to HeadAgeParticulars as to MarriageProfession or OccupationBirth Place
John LINLEYHead34MarriedMilk dealerArdsley, Yorkshire
Mary Hannah LINLEYWife34Married 7 years. 3 children, 3 living, 0 diedDress makingDarfield, Yorkshire
Thirza LINLEYDaughter6Darfield, Yorkshire
Jane LINLEYDaughter1Darfield, Yorkshire
Elizabeth LINLEYDaughter1Darfield, Yorkshire


Joseph William Cary GROOME and Jane LINLEY were married at the Register Office in Epsom, Surrey on 07 February 19373. Joseph and Jane were both nurses, working (and living) at Horton Hospital, Epsom.

When MarriedName and SurnameAgeConditionRank or ProfessionResidenceFather’s Name and SurnameRank or Profession of Father
07 February 1937Joseph William Cary GROOME29 yearsBachelorMale NurseHorton Hospital EpsomSamuel Thompson GROOME (deceased)Veterinary Surgeon
Jane LINLEY27 yearsSpinsterHospital NurseHorton Hospital EpsomJohn LINLEYMotor Coach Proprietor
Witnesses: C Cary GROOME & H A CREASEY

1939 Register

In 1939, Joseph and Jane CARY GROOME were living at 37 Woodcock Side, Epsom4. Joseph was still working as a male nurse but Jane was now in the home looking after their baby – my grandmother (whose record is closed).

Surnames and Other NamesM or FBirthS M W or DPersonal Occupation
J W CARY GROOMEM12 August 1907MMale
Jane CARY GROOMEF12 January 1910MUnpaid Domestic Duties
Closed Record
Joseph William Cary Groome, Jane Linley and their 3 children (left to right): Noel, Daphne and Kenny

Joseph William Cary GROOME died on 19 April 1953 at the age of 46, leaving Jane to raise their 3 children.


Jane LINLEY (GROOME) died on 25 March 1985 at the age of 755. Jane was buried with her parents at Darfield Cemetery, Darfield, Yorkshire.

Date and Place of Death:25 March 1985. Epsom District Hospital, Epsom
Name and Surname:Jane GROOME
Maiden Name:LINLEY
Date and Place of Birth: 12 January 1910. Darfield, Yorkshire
Occupation and Usual Address:Widow of Joseph William Cary GROOME, a nurse. 6 Well Way, Wells Estate, Epsom, Surrey
Name and Surname of Informant:Kenneth Brian Cary GROOME
Usual Address:43 West Street, Dorking, Surrey
Cause of Death: 1a. Congestive Cardiac Failure. b. Coronary Atheroma
Date of Registration:27 March 1985
Samuel at the grave of his 2x great grandmother Jane LINLEY and her parents John & Mary Hannah LINLEY. 05 June 2020. Photo: Clare Hopkins

In memory of our dear parents John LINLEY died 09 November 1955 aged 78, and Mary Hannah LINLEY died 20 December 1955 aged 79. Requiescant in pace.

Also daughter of the above, Jane GROOME died 24 March 1985 aged 75. This is my commandment that ye love one another as I have loved you.

Headstone Transcription of Jane LINLEY (GROOME). Darfield Cemetery, Darfield, Yorkshire

Family Members:

Husband:Joseph William Cary GROOME 1907-1953
Father:John LINLEY 1877-1956
Mother:Mary Hannah BUTTON 1876-1956

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  1. Births (CR) England. Darfield, Yorkshire. 12 January 1910. LINLEY, Jane. Entry No. 448.
  2. Census Records. England. Darfield, Yorkshire. 02 April 1911. LINLEY, John (head). RD 507. ED 04. PN 27606. http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 14 May 2021.
  3. Marriages (CR) England. Epsom, Surrey. 03 February 1937. GROOME, Joseph William Cary and LINLEY, Jane. Entry No. 96.
  4. 1939 Register. England & Wales. Epsom and Ewell, Surrey. CARY GROOME, J W. 29 September 1939. CNYK 31/5. National Archives (Great Britain), Kew, England. Collection: 1939 Register. http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 18 October 2020.
  5. Deaths (CR) England. Epsom, Surrey. 24 March 1985. GROOME, Jane. Entry no. 86.


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