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Florence Lillian was born in York in 1884, in 1891 we find her at 8 years old living as a boarder with Hannah Hemsworth, If we assume this is Lillians mother she had Florence late in life as her age is shown as 45 so she would have been 37 when Lillian was born, Hannah is also shown as a widow, they are living with the Phillips family in Rawmarsh, Yorkshire.
Her mothers occupation is down as a laundress.
By 1901 Florence shows up as a servant in Rotherham,Yorkshire.
Married William Walsh in Medway, Kent, in 1908 in the period between April May and June.
When William died in 1915 in France her address is then given as 1, Heath Cottage, Codicote, Welwyn, Herts.
We would have to assume that before the outbreak of war William had already gone to live in Canada, confirmed by the fact he joined Canadian regiment, not sure therefore why Florence goes to Welwyn.
Tried to check to see who was living at the above address for the 1911 census but no luck.
If you go to the 1891 and 1901 census you will find records for her and her family before she married William.
Florence Lillian Walsh nee Hemsworth
Born 1884 in York
Married 1908 in Kent