Dian’s mother was Joan Pettit she was the daughter of Edward Pettit and Ruth Stallan whose wedding photograph is above. They were married 15th Aug. 1914 . Their first born daughter , Phylis was born 21 st April. 1918 and Joan was born 19th Mar 1921 , both in Shelford Cambs.
Joan Married Reg Smith 19th April 1941 at Little Shelford, Cambs where Dian was born 22nd Sept. 1943.
We have been able to trace the Pettit line back to five generations to Philip Pettit born 1758 in Lawshaw , Suffolk . The interesting part begins with his grandson Fredrick Pettit’s marriage to Emma Scarr 6 th June 1858 in Great Shelford . She is the Noble One !
Frederick & Emma had 10 children :Harriet 1860 ;George 1861; Thomas 1863; Charles 1867; Arthur ; Albert ; Philip 1873; Harriet 1875; Lily ; James.
We follow Thomas who married Sarah Annie Wilkinson and their son Edward born 13 April 1890. Edward married married Ruth stallan as above.