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Family of Percy CHEESMAN and May THORNLEY
|Husband:||Percy CHEESMAN (1884-1967)|
Husband: Percy CHEESMAN
|Percy CHEESMAN, PERCYCHE|
|Father:||William Norwood CHEESMAN (1847-1925)|
|Mother:||Margaret Ellen BURTON (1858-1963)|
|Birth||26 Aug 1884|
|Residence||1953 (age 68-69)||Pocklington, East Yorkshire|
|Death||27 Jan 1967 (age 82)|
Wife: May THORNLEY
Child 1: Margaret CHEESMAN
Note on Husband: Percy CHEESMAN
The last Cheesman of the drapers and furnishers shops in Selby. Cheesmans (Selby) Ltd. was founded in 1823 and sold to Wetherell's (the shop between the two Cheesman's shops) in the 1950's. The drapery department was in 15/16, The Crescent, Selby, and the furniture department was in No.13, with Wetherell's in No.14.
He was an athlete & sportsman. A Captain in the West Yorkshire 35th (Selby Company) infantry rifles wounded in the First World War, and taken prisoner. When he returned from the war the family lived above the shop's furniture department in No.13.