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Minnie Taylor: England and Wales Census 1891

Published: December 31, 2011    Last modified: February 13, 2017

Minnie Taylor, School Log Book, 1890

Minnie Taylor, School Log Book, 1890

In this article I discussed research into a document found amongst my father's papers.

A little more research has found this 1891 census record:

FHJ Ref: 019
Census: England and Wales Census 1891
Place: Decoy Farm, Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire
Household: King Taylor

SURNAMEFIRST NAME(S)RELSTATUSSEXAGEOCCUPATIONWHERE BORNREMARKS
TaylorKingHeadMarriedMale53Farmer (Em'er)Branston, Lincolnshire
TaylorBetsy AWifeMarriedFemale47Boston, Lincolnshire
TaylorAliceDaughterSFemale23Farmers Daughter(Em'ee)Boston, Lincolnshire
TaylorMinnieDaughterSFemale19Schoolmistress (Em'ee)Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire
TaylorArthurSonSMale16Clerk In Office (Em'ee)Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire
TaylorFrederickSonSMale13Farmers Son (Em'ee)Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire
TaylorThomasSonSMale11ScholarSkellingthorpe, Lincolnshire
TaylorFrank HSonSMale9ScholarSkellingthorpe, Lincolnshire
TaylorAlfredSonSMale6ScholarSkellingthorpe, Lincolnshire
TaylorAda MDaughterSFemale4ScholarSkellingthorpe, Lincolnshire
TaylorRebeccaVisitorSFemale27Farmers Daughter (Em'ee)Bracebridge, Lincolnshire
TaylorAnnie MVisitorSFemale20Farmers Daughter (Em'ee)Coleby, Lincolnshire
WilsonThomasServantSMale18Farm Servant (Em'ee)Wellingore, Lincolnshire

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This census information seems to suggest I have the correct Minnie TAYLOR though according to the England and Wales Census 1891 she is still living at the family home in Skellingthorpe and not at Misterton where I located the Reverend H.R. Dunlop.

The 1901 British Census records Minnie Taylor as a visitor to the family home at Skellingthorpe and her occupation is given as a 'retired school mistress' so this is not a great deal of help in locating the school.

If at the age of 29 Minnie TAYLOR is described as a 'retired school mistress' I did wonder if she was ill and died an early death but I have yet to find her date of death or a record of marriage.

Perhaps I now need a little more research of the Reverend H.R. Dunlop.

Meanwhile a search on the 1891 Census address of Decoy Farm revealed some very interesting information regarding 'duck decoys' and some specific information about the 'duck decoy' nearby Decoy Farm, Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire:

"To the east of the village lies a decoy farm one of about 40 that existed in the Fens during the 18th century. Pipes were laid, down which wild duck were led by tame decoy ducks and driven into nets by terriers. Skellingthorpe duck is reputed to have been a delicacy. Consideration is given to this important historical site which is listed as the Duck Decoy ancient monument." - Skellingthorpe Parish Council

Updates:
2012-02-03 I decided to try a few searches. Only a few marriages were available. Since Minnie TAYLOR is shown as 'single' in the 1901 census and knowing her possible date of birth and place of birth I started to cross check possible surnames against the 1911 England and Wales Census record. As luck would have it the first surname I tried 'Turner' returned a direct hit on the submitted credentials.

This would seem to point to Minnie TAYLOR marrying Frederick TURNER in 1902.

As yet I still cannot see any connection to our family.

Alice Turner 1862-Deceased: Birth Certificate

Published: April 22, 2007    Last modified: February 10, 2017

Certificates

Previous research revealed my 2nd great grand aunt, Alice TURNER 1862-Deceased, the daughter of Mary Ann TURNER (née Mary Ann JENNINGS 1828-Deceased) and Edwin TURNER 1827-Deceased residing at King Street, Nether Hallam, Sheffield, Yorkshire was baptised on September 10, 1864, by John Livesey at the Church of Saint Philip, Shalesmoor, Sheffield.

I expected her date of birth to be about June, 1863 but her birth certificate records the date as 13th August, 1862 at 99 King Street, Nether Hallam, Sheffield, Yorkshire.

The primary reason for obtaining this birth certificate was to help to establish my 3rd great grandmother, Mary Ann TURNER's maiden name; this is recorded as Mary Ann TURNER (née Mary Ann JENNINGS 1828-Deceased). This information provides the key to another branch of the family and hopefully some online research may provide a few clues.

A previous attempt by Sheffield Register Office to locate a birth certificate for my 2nd great grandmother, Mary Ann BELLAMY (née Mary Ann TURNER 1861-Deceased) was unproductive, so I am hoping this additional information may be of help in obtaining this certificate.

As soon as time allows I will post a full transcript of Alice TURNER 1862-Deceased's birth certificate and update my GEDCOM.

Sheffield Register Office: Certificates

Published: April 3, 2007    Last modified: February 4, 2017

I have posted off an order for the following certificates to Sheffield Register Office:

Birth Certificate: Alice TURNER 1862-Deceased
Marriage Certificate: George FLOWERS 1839-1891 and Harriet FLOWERS (née Harriet LAW 1836-1903)
Marriage Certificate: George ELLIS 1860-Deceased and Emily ELLIS (née Emily ROSEWARNE 1865-1944)

Hopefully this will provide the information I need to extend my research of these lines.

Alice Turner 1862-Deceased

Published: April 2, 2007    Last modified: November 7, 2016

I have spent a great deal of time trying to establish a maiden name for Mary Ann TURNER 1828-Deceased, the mother of Mary Ann BELLAMY (née TURNER 1861-Deceased) the wife of Joseph BELLAMY 1857-Deceased. I have a copy of the marriage certificate for Joseph BELLAMY 1857-Deceased and Mary Ann BELLAMY (née TURNER 1861-Deceased) but Sheffield Register Office could not retrieve a birth certificate for Mary Ann BELLAMY (née TURNER 1861-Deceased).

I find this rather puzzling since FreeBMD records a birth during 1860, at Sheffield, of a Mary Anne TURNER. So in order to proceed further I have turned my attention to Mary Ann's siblings.

Originally I had planned to try and retrieve a birth certificate for Edwin TURNER 1859-Deceased but further research has produced a christening record for Alice TURNER 1862-Deceased. If my research is correct she was baptised on the 10th of September, 1864 at the Church of Saint Philip, Shalesmoor, Sheffield.

I have posted a request for a Birth Certificate to Sheffield Register Office and this time hopefully I will get a result.

Notes:
This is almost certainly the correct area of Sheffield since as a young child in the 1950's I remember my visits to the Saint Philips Road area of Sheffield and in particular to my uncle Edwin BELLAMY 1919-Deceased and aunt Margaret (Peggy) BELLAMY (née Margaret KETTLEWELL 1924-Deceased) and their only son and my cousin Philip BELLAMY 1948-Deceased. Sadly Philip died in his early twenties.

The family lived in a terrace house on a cul-de-sac behind the Roscoe Cinema, though the whole of this area was later cleared to make way for road improvements and the new tram system. One of my earliest memories is attending a 5th of November bonfire night party. This was a communal event with the bonfire built in the middle of the cobbled street and the neighbours contributing baked potatoes, hot chestnuts, slabs of black toffee and toffee apples.

George William Frost and Mary Ann Whitham: Marriage

Published: January 28, 2007    Last modified: November 14, 2016

In this previous post I recorded George FROST and Mary Ann WHITHAM being the witnesses at the marriage of Joseph BELLAMY 1857-Deceased and Mary Ann BELLAMY (née Mary Ann TURNER 1861-Deceased). Intuition told me these two witnesses were probably friends of Joseph and Mary Ann and it could be productive to spend a little time searching for a marriage between this couple.

This time my intuition proved correct and I found George William FROST and Mary Ann WHITHAM were married during September 1880 at Sheffield, Yorkshire.

Joseph Bellamy and Mary Ann Turner: Marriage Certificate

Published: January 25, 2007    Last modified: October 12, 2017

Here are the details from the Marriage Certificate of Joseph BELLAMY 1857-Deceased and Mary Ann BELLAMY (née Mary Ann TURNER 1861-Deceased).

Marriage Certificate
Registration District: Sheffield
Date: 1879
Marriage solemnized at: St Stephens Church in the Parish of St Stephens, Sheffield in the County of York
No.: 329
When Married: December 1st 1879
Name and Surname: Joseph Bellamy, Mary Ann Turner
Age: 23, 20
Condition: Batchelor, Spinster
Rank or Profession: File Cutter, _____
Residence at the time of Marriage: Bond Street, Bellefield Lane
Father's Name and Surname: William Bellamy, Edwin Turner
Rank or Profession of Father: File Cutter, Spring Knife Cutler
Married in the: Church of St Stephen according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church, by____or
after Banns by me J N? Scholefield
This marriage was solemnised between us: Joseph Bellamy his X mark, Mary Ann Turner her X mark
in the Presence of us, George Frost, Mary Ann Whitham her X mark

Visit the website for the Church of Saint Stephen, Netherthorpe, Sheffield.

Photograph 1 of Church of Saint Stephen, Netherthorpe - GENUKI
Photograph 2 of Church of Saint Stephen, Netherthorpe - GENUKI

So now I can confirm Joseph BELLAMY 1857-Deceased's father as one William BELLAMY 1824-Deceased and Mary Ann BELLAMY (née Mary Ann TURNER 1861-Deceased)'s father as one Edwin TURNER 1827-Deceased. It also provides me with 2 hitherto unknown addresses.

Of further interest are the two witness names of George FROST and Mary Ann WHITHAM. Are they family or friends?

Sheffield Register Office: Yet again

Published: December 30, 2005    Last modified: February 4, 2017

Certificates

I happened to be in Sheffield today so I took the opportunity to call at the register office to check if the certificates I had requested were ready for collection.

The staff had retrieved the birth certificate of Joseph BELLAMY 1857-Deceased and the marriage certificate of Joseph BELLAMY 1857-Deceased and Mary Ann TURNER 1861-Deceased, but had not been able to locate a birth certificate for Mary Ann TURNER 1861-Deceased. The Deputy Registrar very kindly showed the number of searches his staff had carried out without yielding a useful result. They had obviously spent some considerable time on these searches for which I am very grateful and once again I express my appreciation of the registry office staff.

Having analysed the data from these certificates I have corroborated most of the findings from my original research. I have also established the maiden name of William BELLAMY 1824-Deceased's wife Emma: Emma BRADSHAW 1830-Deceased. The marriage certificate confirms Edwin TURNER 1827-Deceased to be the father of Mary Ann.

Sheffield Register Office: Again

Published: December 22, 2005    Last modified: February 4, 2017

Certificates

Sheffield Register Office confirmed they have found a marriage certificate for Joseph BELLAMY 1857-Deceased and Mary Ann TURNER 1861-Deceased, and a birth certificate for Joseph BELLAMY 1857-Deceased. They are carrying out a broader search for a birth certificate for Mary Ann TURNER 1861-Deceased.

I must also mention the staff at the register office, they have been very polite and helpful, advising me it would be better to wait for the results of the search for Mary Ann TURNER 1861-Deceased's birth certificate before collecting the other two.

So it looks as though it will be early in the new year before I can collect.

Sheffield Register Office

Published: December 21, 2005    Last modified: February 4, 2017

Certificates

Today I phoned Sheffield Register Office to check if the certificates I had ordered were ready for collection. The lady I spoke to took some details and said she would call back later. I was out of the office when she called but a colleague conveyed a message which advised a birth certificate for Mary Ann TURNER 1861-Deceased could not be found but a 5 year search would now be carried out.

With no information forthcoming regarding the other 2 certificates (Joseph BELLAMY 1857-Deceased's birth certificate and Joseph BELLAMY 1857-Deceased and Mary Ann TURNER 1861-Deceased's marriage certificate) I am a little in the dark as to the status of all 3 certificates. I will call again Thursday, though I will probably not have time to collect until after the Christmas break.

Joseph Bellamy and Mary Ann Turner

Published: December 16, 2005    Last modified: November 5, 2016

Realising I have been researching the wrong line of BELLAMY, and having taken a fresh look at my notes, I decided to spend time researching Mary Ann BELLAMY (née Mary Ann TURNER 1861-Deceased), Joseph BELLAMY 1857-Deceased's wife.

My notes show I had already established a marriage in 1879 between one Joseph BELLAMY 1857-Deceased and one Mary Ann BELLAMY (née Mary Ann TURNER 1861-Deceased), and I have no reason to doubt the cogency of this.

A search of FreeBMD shows a birth for a Mary Ann BELLAMY (née Mary Ann TURNER 1861-Deceased) in September 1861. This corresponds with the census information. Unfortunately, at the time of writing, the FreeBMD database holds very few records of birth for the year 1857. This could be why after many hours searching, trying variations of spelling and several districts I have yet to find a record of birth for Joseph BELLAMY 1857-Deceased.

A search of the 1871 British Census reveals this household:

FHJ Ref: 022
Census: England and Wales Census 1871
Place:
Household: Edwin Turner

SurnameFirst name(s)RelStatusSexAgeOccupationWhere BornRemarks
TurnerEdwinHeadMarriedMale44Sheffield, Yorkshire
TurnerMary AnnWifeMarriedFemale43Sheffield, Yorkshire
TurnerElizabethDaughterSingleFemale20Sheffield, Yorkshire
TurnerEdwinSonMale12Sheffield, Yorkshire
TurnerMary AnnDaughterFemale10Sheffield, Yorkshire
TurnerAliceDaughterFemale8Sheffield, Yorkshire
TurnerWilliamSonMale5Sheffield, Yorkshire
TurnerAnnDaughterFemale3Sheffield, Yorkshire
TurnerLillyDaughterFemale1Sheffield, Yorkshire

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Likewise a search for BELLAMY households returns the following:

The date of birth for Joseph BELLAMY 1857-Deceased also concurs with my findings.

FHJ Ref: 023
Census: England and Wales Census 1871
Place:
Household: Sarah Bellamy

SURNAMEFIRST NAME(SRELSTATUSSEXAGEOCCUPATIONWHERE BORNREMARKS
BellamySarahHeadFemale67Sheffield, Yorkshire
BellamyWilliamSonMarriedMale47Sheffield, Yorkshire
BellamyEmmaDaughter-in-LawMarriedFemale41Sheffield, Yorkshire
BellamyWilliamGrandsonMale19Sheffield, Yorkshire
BellamyJosephGrandsonMale14Sheffield, Yorkshire
BellamyWilheminaGranddaughterFemale3Sheffield, Yorkshire

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Not wishing to make the same mistake twice, and since I had planned to visit Sheffield today, I called at the register office and ordered the following certificates:

Marriage Certificate: Joseph BELLAMY 1857-Deceased and Mary Ann BELLAMY (née Mary Ann TURNER 1861-Deceased)

Birth Certificate: Joseph BELLAMY 1857-Deceased

Birth Certificate: Mary Ann BELLAMY (née Mary Ann TURNER 1861-Deceased)

These should be available in a few days time and hopefully will confirm the results of my research.