Levina Macro Janeck
Alice ( 1756 or 0084 ? ) was present at the death of Levina at
her home in Tonteg, Wales .
Alice was housekeeper to a Dr. in Cardiff and so was not far away from her sister. Perhaps that is why Levina went to Tonteg, having found a job also as housekeeper . It must have been a desperate situation for her to have left Norfolk with 3 small children- and only 11/6d per week army pension!
Alice's birth date is uncertain; I believe she was unmarried and returned to Norfolk to live in Fakenham, possibly with brother George (a former policeman and soldier-I have a copy of his police record ).I went with my father ( Frederick Janeck ) to her bungalow in the 70s' to see if we could find her, only to be told by a neighbour that she had unfortunately died 2 yrs previously. We were so disappointed as I should have loved to have met her and she could have shed so much light on the Macros'. My father had been reluctant to visit family earlier, presumably still distressing for him.
Levina's cousin, Frederick Ellender ( 1759 ) (nephew of her mother Keziah) later took Constance, Kathleen and Frederick to live with his family in Pretoria Rd, Romford, Essex. He and wife Ada (I believe she was Levina's sister & so 1st cousin to Frederick Ellender) had 5 children of their own ( my father said it was only for the war pension that they took them in! ) so it could not have been easy. Apparently Ada was a tyrant, but Frederick was alright. Hard to understand why Ada was unkind to her sister's children.
Constance and Kathleen went into "service"-pity as they
were both so talented. Frederick was able to acquire a place for Dad
-Frederick-at The Duke of York's Military School, Dover, on
compassionate grounds as his father, Charles Bertram ,had been
killed at Ypres in 1915.
Notes originally by : Freda Janeck-Weidmann