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Joseph and Zilla Littlewood (née Zilla Fenton): England and Wales Census 1841

Published: October 18, 2017    Last modified: October 18, 2017

KG kindly sent me this census information circa 2005. Finally I remembered to add it to my list of Census Transcriptions.

FHJ Ref: 080
Census: England and Wales Census 1841
Place: Last House in Hamlet of Moorgate, Clarborough, Nottinghamshire, England
Household: Joseph Littlewood
Registration Number: HO107
Piece/Folio: 849/33

SURNAMEFIRST NAME(S)RELSTATUSSEXAGEOCCUPATIONWHERE BORNREMARKS
LittlewoodJosephHeadMale30Helper (Stable)Nottinghamshire
LittlewoodZillaFemale30Nottinghamshire
LittlewoodFannyFemale8Nottinghamshire
LittlewoodJaneFemale3Nottinghamshire
LittlewoodJosephMale11mNottinghamshire

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John Henry Allen 1872-Deceased: Baptism

Published: October 14, 2017    Last modified: October 18, 2017

Church of Saint Peter, East Drayton

Church of Saint Peter, East Drayton, Nottinghamshire

This post is once again as a result of the searches I was making regarding Zillah LITTLEWOOD (née Zillah FENTON abt. 1807-1862).

The England and Wales Census 1881 records Jane SMITHSON (née Jane ALLEN 1853-1892) the eldest of the Allen siblings married to George SMITHSON 1830-Deceased and living at East Drayton, Nottinghamshire.

Interestingly a John H ALLEN 1872-Deceased is recorded as a step son, born at Lambeth, Surrey (now more commonly shown as Lambeth, London), one of the few of my Nottinghamshire ALLEN line to be born outside of the north Nottinghamshire area.

FHJ Ref: 002
Census: England and Wales Census 1881
Place: 4 North Street, East Drayton, Nottingham, England
Household: George Smithson
Registration Number:
Piece/Folio:

SURNAMEFIRST NAME(S)RELSTATUSSEXAGEOCCUPATIONWHERE BORNREMARKS
SmithsonGeorgeHeadMMale51Agricultural LabourerHeadon, Nottinghamshire
SmithsonJaneWifeMFemale28Retford, Nottinghamshire
AllenJohn HStep SonMale9ScholarLambeth, Surrey
AllenJaneStep DaughterFemale7ScholarRetford, Nottinghamshire
SmithsonElizabethDaughterFemale2East Drayton, Nottinghamshire
AllenZillahSister In LawUFemale22Dom Serv Unemployed (Farm)Little Gringley, Nottinghamshire

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Quite by chance I came across a baptism record giving a little more detail:

John Henry ALLEN 1872-Deceased was baptised at the Church of Saint Peter, East Drayton, Nottinghamshire on the 19th of June 1878. His mother is shown to be Jane ALLEN and the register notes record 'Born in London. Mother shown as now SMITHSON'.

My great grandmother Ziller JACKLIN (née Ziller ALLEN 1858-1949) is also recorded as living at East Drayton, in the SMITHSON household.

George SMITHSON and Jane ALLEN were married on the 17th May 1875 at the Church of Saint Peter, East Drayton. George is shown to be 44 years of age and Jane 24 years of age.

Eliza Allen 1882-Deceased: Baptism

Published: October 14, 2017    Last modified: October 18, 2017

Ziller Jacklin (née Ziller Allen 1858-1949)
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Ziller Jacklin (née Ziller Allen 1858-1949)
Mother of Eliza Allen 1882-Deceased

After several years and a great deal of research, I may have solved my 'Elizabeth Allen' conundrum.

Just to recap, Elizabeth ALLEN 1882-Deceased appears in the England and Wales Census 1891 as a niece to Daniel JACKLIN 1862-1953 and Zillah JACKLIN (née Ziller ALLEN 1858-1949). I have always been intrigued by this niece but even with much research I had never been able to establish her place in the family tree:

FHJ Ref: 007
Census: England and Wales Census 1891
Place: Bradley Yard, Aston With Aughton, Rotherham, Yorkshire
Household: Daniel Jacklin

SURNAMEFIRST NAME(S)RELSTATUSSEXAGEOCCUPATIONWHERE BORNREMARKS
JacklinDanHeadMarriedM28Coal MinerWhaddon, Cambridgeshire,
JacklinZillerWifeMarriedF32Gringley, Lincolnshire
AllenElizabethNieceSF9Gringley, Lincolnshire
Note: Gringley, Lincolnshire ought to be Little Gringley, Nottinghamshire

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To view my earlier posts regarding Elizabeth ALLEN please click here and here.

Recently, while researching Zillah LITTLEWOOD (Zillah FENTON abt. 1807-1862), I was using FreeReg and searching the Nottinghamshire registers for various spellings of the forename 'Zillah'. At some point I must have decided to search for 'Zillah Allen', my great grandmother. Luckily I happened to have checked the 'Family members', 'Witnesses' and 'Soundtex' boxes and this returned two results:

Name: Eliza ALLEN
Event: Baptism
Date: 04 Mar 1882
Place: Nottinghamshire, Clarborough
Church: St Saviour
Type: Parish Register

and

Name: Sarah ALLEN and Issac BUTROID
Event: Marriage
Date: 28 Oct 1884
Place: Nottinghamshire, Clarborough
Church: St Saviour
Type: Parish Register

I was already aware, thanks to KG, of Sarah ALLEN 1862-1943 and Issac BUTROID 1862-1943's marriage, (Zilla ALLEN was a witness to the marriage of her sister Sarah, hence its inclusion in these results), but I was very surprised, when on expanding these search results, I saw that Eliza ALLEN's mother was Zilla ALLEN and Eliza's place of birth, Little Gringley. The record gives Eliza's date of birth as 14th February 1882.

So it transpires prior to Zilla ALLEN's marriage to Daniel JACKLIN and the birth of their son and my grandfather Wilfred JACKLIN 1896-1967, Ziller ALLEN had two daughters by fathers' unknown:

Georgiana ALLEN 1878-1965
Eliza ALLEN 1882-Deceased

In order to confirm this baptism record I can now try to obtain a birth certificate for Eliza ALLEN.

For quite some time I had not used FreeReg, since areas of the country I am interested in were not well covered. So I was very pleased to find that FreeReg is a very useful tool when searching the Nottinghamshire registers.

Notes:
Issac BUTROID is also known as Jesse BUTROID

Charles Henry Ward and Georgiana Ward (née Georgiana Allen): England and Wales Census 1901

Published: February 20, 2017    Last modified: February 22, 2017

If my previous post illustrating the vagaries of searching for ancestors proved none too difficult eventually, this next search seemed to take forever.

With reference to this article regarding my great grandmother Ziller JACKLIN (née Ziller ALLEN 1858-1949) and her daughter Georgiana ALLEN 1879-1965, I was curious to know more about Georgiana's family.

BW had provided me with a few clues:

1) Georgiana's husband was one Charles Henry WARD.
2) Georgiana was born at the Union Workhouse, Clarborough (East Retford, Nottinghamshire).
3) In 1896 they were married at the Church of All Saints, Aston-cum-Aughton, Rotherham.
4) Georgiana later used the name Georgina, but the name Eanor on her marriage certificate.
5) The marriage produced 8 children.
6) Hilda WARD was their eldest daughter.

Since they were married 'twixt the 1891 and 1901 England and Wales censuses, I thought it would be none too difficult to find a 1901 census record of this family. How wrong can one be.

'Ward' and 'Allen' are commonly occurring surnames, though Georgiana as a forename is not so commonly occurring. After some fairly simple searches I was not getting too far, so I changed tactic and in the hope of one of them having an unusual forename, I tried to find more of the children. A search of FreeBMD, where after September 1912, the mother's surname is also given, showed quite a few children for 'Ward' + 'Allen', but I could not be certain that they were for this couple.

The main problem was not knowing their place of residence. They had been married at the Church of All Saints, Aston-cum-Aughton, and since Georgiana's mother Ziller JACKLIN (née Ziller ALLEN 1858-1949) and several of her aunts and uncles lived at nearby Swallownest and their residence at the time of marriage was given as Swallownest, I had to assume they would be resident nearby.

Several hours of searching later I was about to give up, when I decided that they may have moved away from the area. So I decided to gradually broaden my search and changed residence to 'Basford' north Nottinghamshire, an area nearby, but classed then as Nottinghamshire.

While trawling through many, many 'Ward's, I eventually spotted 'Hilda Ward' and the main cause of my difficulties: Charles Henry's name had been abbreviated to 'Chas Hy Ward' ('fuzzy' search was not detecting this) and Georgiana is recorded as 'GE Ward'. Their residence is given as Kiveton, a village about 3 miles east of Swallownest, though in 1901 Kiveton came under the registration district of Worksop, Nottinghamshire.

So another mystery solved, eventually.

FHJ Ref: 079
Census: England and Wales Census 1901
Place: Kiveton, Yorkshire, England
Household: Charles Henry WARD

SURNAMEFIRST NAME(S)RELSTATUSSEXAGEOCCUPATIONWHERE BORNREMARKS
WardChas Hy *HeadMarriedMale25Maltster LabourerOmpton, Nottinghamshire
WardGE *WifeMarriedFemale25Retford, Nottinghamshire
WardEdgarSonMale5Swallownest, Yorkshire
WardHildaDaughterFemale4Kiveton, Yorkshire
WardGladysDaughterFemale2Kiveton, Yorkshire
WardJohnBoarderMale28Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Note: Chas Hy: Charles Henry    GE: Georgiana, Georgina or Georgeina

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Leah Sarah Ashwork: Leah Sarah Ashforth: England and Wales Census 1881

Published: February 15, 2017    Last modified: February 16, 2017

I traced Leah ASHFORTH (née Leah WEBB 1816-1901), my ggg grandmother, through the England and Wales Censuses of 1851, 1861, 1871, 1891 and 1901, the exception being 1881.

Unable to find any record of her in the 1881 census was somewhat exasperating, so I set to with a few wild card searches. It is the case quite often that Ashforth becomes Ashworth, or Ashcroft or as I recall in one census, Ashforth becomes Ashford; I was not expecting Ashwork! So the mystery is solved eventually and I can complete the sequence of census returns.

Leah has now become Leah Sarah, changed her place of birth to Sheffield and taken a lodger, one William ROYSTON. Son William Henry ASHFORTH 1851-1899 has married Ellen TOMLINSON 1855-1943 and left home finally.

FHJ Ref: 045
Census: England and Wales Census 1881
Place: Cromwell Street, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Household: Leah Sarah Ashwork

SURNAMEFIRST NAME(S)RELSEXAGEOCCUPATIONWHERE BORNREMARKS
Ashwork *Leah SarahHeadF65Lodging House KeeperSheffield, Yorkshire
RoystonWilliam LodgerM22Sheffield, Yorkshire
Note: Transcription error: for Ashwork read Ashforth

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Wilfred Jacklin 1926-1926: Died age 6 hours

Published: February 11, 2017    Last modified: October 14, 2017

My great grandparents Daniel JACKLIN 1862-1953 and Ziller JACKLIN (née Ziller ALLEN 1858-1949) were both buried at the Orgreave Lane section of Handsworth Cemetery, Sheffield, but as I noted in this article, despite having the plot number I have failed to find their grave.

It crossed my mind that I may have been mistaken about Orgreave Lane and they were actually buried in the graveyard of the Church of Saint Mary, Handsworth, Sheffield. While searching burial records for Daniel and Ziller JACKLIN I came across a burial record for Wilfred JACKLIN 1926-1926 the second child of my grandparents Wilfred JACKLIN 1896-1967 and Ivy JACKLIN (née Ivy DIXON 1901-1983).

I was aware that within a month of his birth Wilfred died, but the record shows he lived for only 6 hours: so very, very sad.

He is recorded having died at 23 Beighton Road, though to correct the record, this should be 23 Beighton Street (now demolished). He was buried on the 9th of December 1926 at Darnall Cemetery, Sheffield; another cemetery I do not recall visiting.

I have a vague idea of where Darnall Cemetery is located, though Sheffield City Council have a very informative cemeteries website giving all the details. I will endeavour to set aside some time to explore Darnall Cemetery, though having checked on Google Earth, the approximate location of his grave, I do not hold out much hope; the area he was buried looks very much devoid of headstones.

George Jacklin: The search for his wife's maiden name

Published: January 28, 2017    Last modified: February 22, 2017

Emily Grace Pearce 1899-1987: Family Tree (edited excerpt)

Yesterday, the weather being particularly cold and inhospitable, I decided to stay indoors, keep warm and organise into some sort of order, my numerous scanned images; this did not get very far.

Soon I came across a scanned image of Aunt Grace's family tree, an edited excerpt of which is shown above, of which I have discussed before in this previous article: Emily Grace Pearce: Jacklin Family Tree

George JACKLIN was a younger brother of my great grandfather Daniel JACKLIN. Looking at my GEDCOM I realised that I had never seriously researched George JACKLIN and his descendants.

According to my research George and Daniel JACKLIN were both born at Whaddon, Cambridgeshire, though depending on the source, my ancestors born at Whaddon often migrate to Orwell and vice versa. The villages are nearby and seem to be used in parish records and various censuses, by my ancestors, interchangeably!

Over the last few years on-line publicly accessible databases have grown enormously so I thought I would be able to establish births and marriages quite quickly, and possibly, though with more difficulty, deaths.

Well one of the problems with this family tree is that it consists mainly of forenames, and in some cases, shortened familiar names; this was going to be my downfall.

I had in my GEDCOM the surname of GLOVER as being the likely maiden name of George JACKLIN's wife. I had not made a note of the source but it most likely came from a quick search of FreeBMD.

Now the problem with GLOVER is that it conflicts with the information cited in Aunt Grace's family tree. Aunt Grace has written "George m. ? Jeanette Barker". Does the question mark indicate she is not certain regards the first name 'Jeanette': does it indicate other first names, or does it indicate she is not certain about the whole name?

I searched on various forms of Jeanette, a not so common first name, without result. I substituted BARBER for BARKER but could only come back with a Emily BAXTER - George JACKLIN or Emily GLOVER - George JACKLIN marriage as being remotely possible, matching dates and locations. In fact I tried every permutation I could think of; still no result. Eventually I decided to concentrate on George's children.

This becomes much easier of course, once one passes the September quarter of 1912, when birth registrations record the mother's maiden name.

So following Aunt Grace's tree I quickly established the year and district of birth for all the names that Aunt Grace listed. Many of these descendants will still be alive so I will not document them publicly. The descendants known to have passed away, I will document here:

George JACKLIN had three children:

Ada JACKLIN married Thomas HOWELLS and had 1 child.
William JACKLIN married Rosa F BROTHERS and had 2 children.
Emily JACKLIN married William HOWLETT and as far as I can establish did not have children.

I successfully traced all subsequent generations and will add them to my GEDCOM, though of course there could well be other children that have yet to be transcribed. Aunt Grace does record the passing of Lilian, William and Emily.

I then returned to the problem of George's wife's maiden name. I moved on to parish records and censuses and eventually made what I thought could be a vital breakthrough: I discovered a christening for one William George Daniel JACKLIN at the Church of Saint Mark, Enfield, Middlesex on the 2nd of June 1895.The father's name being George JACKLIN and the mother's name Agnes Emily Janette JACKLIN. The first mention of a 'Jeanette' that all my searches had found.

I then checked the England and Wales Census 1901:

FHJ Ref: 044
Census: England and Wales Census 1901
Household: George Jacklin

SURNAMEFIRST NAME(S)RELSTATUSSEXAGEOCCUPATIONWHERE BORNREMARKS
JacklinGeorgeHeadMarriedMale34Royston, Hertfordshire
JacklinAgnes I EWifeMarriedFemale34Whittenden, Essex
JacklinAgnes H EDaughterFemale7Enfield, Middlesex
JacklinWilliam GeorgeSonMale6Enfield, Middlesex
JacklinMary ADaughterFemale3Enfield, Middlesex
JacklinEmily M ADaughterFemale1Enfield, Middlesex

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Having found the name 'Agnes Emily Janette JACKLIN' the 1901 census shows Agnes I E JACKLIN though the substitution of 'I' for the 'J' could be a transcription error.

Having gleaned all this information and a quite distinct series of forenames one would assume I would quickly arrive at George's wife's maiden name; this was not to be. Even after further research, I could not establish beyond reasonable doubt Agnes Emily JACKLIN's maiden name.

Several members of the JACKLIN dynasty of Orwell and Whaddon, Cambridgeshire, did relocate to the Edmonton and Enfield districts of Middlesex as mentioned in this previous article: Hannah Jacklin and the unknown grandfather

The districts of Enfield and Edmonton are what I would expect. Several JACKLIN's born at Whaddon or Orwell are sometimes documented as being from nearby Royston, Hertfordshire (a town that in the past has changed County several times).

The names, particularly the forenames, provide the greatest curiosity:

Aunt Grace documents 'Lill' and 'Lilian' yet my searches found Rosa F BROTHERS, neither of the Agnes' seems to use their first name and following a few more searches, even George JACKLIN's birth place becomes somewhat of a mystery. More research required!

There will be several updates to this article; of that I am certain.

Notes:
Looking again at my Aunt Grace's family tree, I noticed, in another branch of the tree, the surname Glover: Ivy GLOVER married Cyril Gordon PEARCE, a nephew of George JACKLIN 1865-1944 during 1929. Cyril Gordon PEARCE 1907-Deceased was the 4th child of Emily PEARCE (née Emily JACKLIN 1871-1951) and Henry PEARCE 1881-1993 (my gg aunt and uncle) and the brother of Aunt Grace who produced this family tree.

The family tree shows Cyril Gordon remarried in 1941 but gives no clues to the reason. Looking at my notes I found a death in 1934 in the Cambridgshire area, for one Ivy PEARCE aged 29 years. Curiously I have her date of passing as the 3rd of January 1934, a burial place of Whaddon, Cambridgshire, and a note indicating she died of TB. For whatever reason I have not recorded the source of this information. I cannot for the life of me remember how or where I came across this information.

Ziller Jacklin (née Ziller Allen 1858-1949)

Published: January 13, 2017    Last modified: February 2, 2017

Ziller Jacklin (née Ziller Allen 1858-1949)
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Ziller Jacklin (née Ziller Allen 1858-1949)

This photograph of Ziller JACKLIN (née Ziller ALLEN 1858-1949), my great grandmother, has for quite some time, eluded me .

When a couple of years ago mother was helping identify the myriad of friends and relatives that live in the box of photographs marked 'waiting to be digitised', this one of Ziller JACKLIN (née Ziller ALLEN 1858-1949) stuck in my memory. It is the only known photograph of Ziller, unless there are more hiding away in other boxes, in other attics, at other relatives' abodes.

Today I decided to have another go at digitising more of our family's photographic collection in order to at least preserve them for a little while longer. I really believe Ziller did not want to be digitised: having spent an hour sorting through envelopes full of photographs, I eventually found it, and then, on being interrupted by a caller at the door, just as quickly mislaid it again.

I managed to digitise Ziller eventually; she does not look too amused. Though perhaps this is not too much of a surprise given how tough live must have been in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Unfortunately further information regarding this photograph is not available; I have no idea when or where it was taken.

Wardsend Cemetery: Harry and Jessie Renwick (née Jessie Ashforth) and Dion Williamson

Published: January 12, 2017    Last modified: January 15, 2017

Wardsend Cemetery, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

Wardsend Cemetery, Sheffield

While searching for a plan of Crookes Cemetery, Sheffield (which I have now obtained) I came across links to Wardsend Cemetery, Sheffield.

Wardsend Cemetery is a place I have visited in the past (see the Related Posts at the end of this article) since this is where some of my ancestors were laid to rest. In this post I described finding the headstone of Albert ASHFORTH, Harry RENWICK and Frank RENWICK.

Well to cut a long story short, several years ago I attended a Family and Local History Day, at Bradfield Village Hall, Sheffield and purchased several CDs, of which one is an index of burials with some inscriptions from Wardsend Cemetery, courtesy the Friends of Wardsend Cemetery.

Looking at my notes regarding the RENWICK and ASHFORTH ancestors who are buried at Wardsend, I came across the following inscription which I had found on the aforementioned CD:

In loving memory of a dearly loved wife and mother Jessie RENWICK who
fell asleep 14th May 1954 aged 67 years
Also Harry the beloved husband of the above who died 10th October 1959
aged 74 years
“Re-united”
Also Dion son of Harry and Jessie WILLIAMSON of New Zealand and
grandson of the above who died 30th December 1963 aged 23 years
“Till we meet again”

Dion (Douglas Roy) WILLIAMSON 1940-1963 of New Zealand, who died as a result of a sad and tragic accident during a visit to Sheffield, was also laid to rest at Wardsend Cemetery, alongside Jessie RENWICK (née Jessie ASHFORTH 1887-1954) and Harry RENWICK 1885-1959.

In previous visits I have not been able to find this headstone, but since I plan to visit Crookes and Burngreave cemeteries in the not too distant future I thought it may be worth while exploring Wardsend Cemetery before the vegetation, once again, begins to obscure the headstones. Anyone who has visited Wardsend Cemetery in the last 20 years will understand what a formidable task this is!

Notes:
The last time I visited Wardsend Cemetery it was in a terrible state; I doubt this has changed. To view more photographs of Wardsend Cemetery, please click here.

George Ellis and Emily Ellis (née Emily Rosewarne): Burial Records

Published: January 11, 2017    Last modified: January 17, 2017

George Ellis 1860-Deceased
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George Ellis 1860-1928

During research of my family names ROSEWARNE and ELLIS, I came across, in some burial records, the name of my gg grandmother Emily ELLIS (née Emily ROSEWARNE 1865-1944). I had already established her date of birth, marriage and death but it was rewarding to find where she had been laid to rest. The burial record also provided her last known address, that of 36 Finlay Street, Sheffield. The address rang a bell, since I had already seen this address while researching ELLIS baptisms.

Though I had details of Emily's important dates I had never been able to establish when her husband (my gg grandfather) George ELLIS had passed away. I had his date of birth but the date of his passing had always eluded me. Though Ellis is a very common surname, as is the forename George, having the address made it a relatively easy task to now find the correct George ELLIS's burial record: George was buried on March 5, 1928 and Emily on February 25, 1944.

In the latter years of their lives, fortunately, George and Emily had remained in the same house at 36 Finlay Street, a large house I remember as a child visiting: complete with stables, a horse and a carriage, and according to my mother, two staircases.

Eventually the house would be demolished to make way for a road widening scheme; some call it progress.

The burial records show Emily and George were buried at Crookes Cemetery, Sheffield. So come some fine spring weather I will take a trip to Crookes and armed with the grave number and a plan of the cemetery, hope to locate and photograph the headstone. Assuming there is one and it hasn't been laid horizontal due to health and safety concerns.