Jane was born on June 29th, 1875 to Morris (a shepherd) and Ellen Foulkes. Jane had five other sisters named Ann, Mary, Esther, Maria and Sarah. The family were living at Birmingham Bank in Selattyn by the 1881 census.
By the 1891 census Jane was working as a nurse to Estate Agent William Lawford, his wife Harriet and their two sons, Arthur and Douglas. Working alongside her was Jane’s sister Mary as a housemaid.
By the 1901 census Jane was working at The Lodge in Malpas as a maid to Margaret E Harlech. Working alongside her was Mary Ann Foottit as a lady’s maid, Elizabeth Rigg (a cook), Sophia Goodwin (a kitchen maid), Thomas Jones (a footman) and Albert E Shipton (a pony boy).
Jane also married George Herbert Badley (a land agent) in 1901, and by 1911 the two were living on Blackpole Road in Worcester.
The family had two children – Bertram Cyril and Phyllis Blanche – before Jane and George began to live in separate areas of the country.
By the 1939 registry Jane and Phyllis were still living on Blackpole Road. Phyllis worked as a Tailoress while Jane did unpaid domestic duties. George appears to have been living in Tewkesbury throughout the 30s according to electoral rolls.
Jane died on 17th September, 1942 whilst living on Blackpole Road, leaving £64 1s 7d to her daughter Phyllis. George died nearly 20 years later on 11th May, 1962 in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, leaving £3528 5s 5d to his daughter Phyllis and presumed grandchild Gerald Arthur George Badley.
It is not known why no money was left to Bertam.