Emma G Bennett & George West

Emma G Bennett  (born 1858 Butley, died 1934 Thorpeness) married George West, an agricultural labourer (born 1856 Friston, died 1924 Thorpeness). They married in 1881, moved to Leiston and shortly afterwards to Thorpeness.

Emma and George West lived at 6 Smythe Cottages, Barrack Row, Thorpeness, and had 8 children. However only 6 are known to their great, great granddaughter, Emma Jackson: Charles William West, Emma Marie West, Florence Mary West, Ruth Jemima West, Bertie George West and Flossie Jane West.






Emma West (née Bennett) with her daughter in law,
Mabel Kemp, who married Emma's son, Bertie.







Emma West (née Bennett)





The family believe this studio portrait to be a photo of Emma West in mourning following her husband's death in 1924.

Regretfully there are no photographs of George West. His funeral card is shown below.