Aston-cum-Aughton and Treeton - Coal Miners

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The British Census of 1891 records 3 of the Allen sisters: Sarah ALLEN 1862-1943, Hannah ALLEN 1856- and my great grandmother Ziller JACKLIN (née Ziller ALLEN 1858-1949), all originally from Little Gringley, Nottinghamshire, now all married and living at Aston-cum-Aughton and nearby Treeton. Their respective husbands are all recorded as coal miners.

I am intrigued as to how the sisters found their way to this area. I conject Daniel JACKLIN 1862-1953 and Ziller JACKLIN (née Ziller ALLEN 1858-1949) were forced to escape the poverty of living off the land at Little Gringley and seek a slightly more prosperous existence in the employment of the mine owners of the South Yorkshire coalfield. Likewise did the other sisters follow? Did they meet their husbands through the mining community or were they already married?

Daniel had left his home county of Cambridgeshire, presumably to seek work as a navvy on the railways or canals, both of which pass through Retford, Nottinghamshire and very close to Little Gringley.

I really need to study the relevant census information together with marriage certificates and maybe I can better ascertain when they made the transition from agricultural labourer to coal miner.

Piece: RG12/3844
Place: Rotherham - West Riding of Yorkshire
Enumeration District: 3
Civil Parish: Aston With Aughton
Ecclesiastical Parish: All Saints
Folio: 79a Page: 50 Schedule: 270
Address: -

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Piece: RG12/3844
Place: Rotherham - West Riding of Yorkshire
Enumeration District: 5
Civil Parish: Treeton
Ecclesiastical Parish: St Helens
Folio: 111 Page: 6 Schedule: 25
Address: 19 Mill Lane

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Piece: RG12/3844
Place: Rotherham - West Riding of Yorkshire
Enumeration District: 4
Civil Parish: Aston With Aughton
Ecclesiastical Parish: All Saints
Folio: 84 Page: 3 Schedule: 18
Address: Bradley Yard

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Updates 

2008-09-28 To read the latest information regarding Elizabeth 'Betty' ALLEN please click here.

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Aston-cum-Aughton, Rotherham, Yorkshire, England