Family of Stepan Poletski

Published: September 9, 2008    Last modified: November 10, 2016

Left to right: Ludmilla, Maria, Anatoly, Alexandra (back) and Stephan

Irina's grandparents: Stepan Poletski and Maria Poletskaya
Irina's father: Anatoly Poletski
Irina's aunts: Ludmilla Poletskaya, Alexandra Poletskaya and Masha Poletskaya (not in this photograph)

As of 30th of December 2009, Masha and Ludmilla are known to be alive and still living in Kazakhstan. We are unsure of Alexandra's situation.

Mrs Ellen Ashforth: Shopkeeper

Published: September 7, 2008    Last modified: November 18, 2016

Ellen Ashforth (née Ellen Tomlinson 1855-1943)
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Ellen Ashforth (née Ellen Tomlinson) 1855-1943

Looking through my notes I came across an entry I made but never commented on.

This entry is to be found in White's Trade Directory, Sheffield, 1911:

Mrs Ellen Ashforth, Shopkeeper, 41 Burton Street

At the time of her son William Henry ASHFORTH 1873-1926's marriage to Florence FLOWERS 1876-1973 in December 1895, Ellen ASHFORTH (née Ellen TOMLINSON 1855-1943) is residing at 172 Cuthbert Bank Road, Hillsborough, Sheffield, Yorkshire. Cuthbert Bank Road cuts across Bamforth Street and Burton Street.

I cannot confirm this is my gg grandmother Ellen ASHFORTH (née Ellen TOMLINSON 1855-1943) but it could well be.

Updates:
2009-01-25 I had completely overlooked the fact that the Renwicks / Ashforths were known to be living at 41 Burton Street.

2010-09-21 The death certificate for Ellen ASHFORTH (née Ellen TOMLINSON 1855-1943) records her death as 10th July 1943 at 41 Burton Street, Sheffield. I think it is safe to assume that the entry to be found in White's Trade Directory, Sheffield, 1911 for Mrs Ellen ASHFORTH (née Ellen TOMLINSON 1855-1943) is that of my gg grandmother.

Faculty of Automated Control Systems, Tashkent Polytechnic Institute, Uzbekistan

Published: September 3, 2008    Last modified: November 10, 2016

Class 128-76-PM 1981
Faculty of Automated Control Systems
Tashkent Polytechnic Institute

Recently my wife Irina, through various expatriate internet forums, made contact with former students who attended the Faculty of Automated Control Systems at Tashkent Polytechnic Institute (now Tashkent University of Information Technologies) between 1976 and 1981.

The photograph depicts the students of Class 128-76-PM who graduated in 1981.

Interestingly though perhaps not surprisingly the majority of these students now live outside of Uzbekistan.

Wilfred Jacklin 1926-1926: Birth

Published: September 2, 2008    Last modified: November 19, 2016

A few years ago I was chatting with my late father's sister about my paternal grandparents Wilfred JACKLIN 1896-1967 and Ivy JACKLIN (née Ivy DIXON 1901-1983). My father Ronald JACKLIN 1922-2006 was born 1922 and his sister 1937. I was curious about the age gap and the fact that there were no other children. My aunt suggested she had an inkling there may have been another child though she could not substantiate her claim.

This last weekend I was searching through FreeBMD and noticed many more records had been added for the 1920's. I ran an 'All Types' search on 'JACKLIN' for 'West Riding of Yorkshire' and scrolling through the entries came across one for a 'Wilfred JACKLIN' in 1926. At first I thought I was looking at a record for my grandfather Wilfred JACKLIN 1896-1967 then I realised that I was also seeing the name 'DIXON' and it suddenly dawned on me I was looking at a birth for 1926.

So my aunt's inkling has proved to be correct. There was another child by the name of Wilfred JACKLIN 1926-1926, born 1926 at Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.

Now I can categorically state that no one in the family, my late father included, has ever mentioned my father had a younger brother. Currently the FreeBMD records for JACKLIN only extend to the year end of 1929 and since I can only presume the child died very young I have yet to find an entry of death. I guess to proceed any further I will have to try the Sheffield Register Office.

Family history can be very surprising!

Updates:
2008-09-07 I spoke with my mother regarding this matter. Apparently my father was aware of another child but thought it was a girl. A pity my father died before I discovered this information.
According to my mother, my father's mother Ivy JACKLIN (née Ivy DIXON 1901-1983) was always reticent to talk about family matters.
I can only presume the child had a short life, otherwise my father would surely have remembered more details.

2008-12-31 I now know that Wilfred JACKLIN 1926-1926 died shortly after his birth. To to read this article please click here.

George Ashforth 1814-Deceased and Leah Webb 1816-1901

Published: August 31, 2008    Last modified: February 15, 2017

A couple of days ago I recieved an email from a gentleman researching George ASHFORTH 1814-Deceased and Leah ASHFORTH (née Leah WEBB 1816-1901).

This aroused my curiosity and I decided it was about time I updated this site and provided a few more articles.

Looking at my research notes for my ASHFORTH line I am acutely aware that for the time being at least I have gone no further back than George ASHFORTH 1814-Deceased and Leah ASHFORTH (née Leah WEBB 1816-1901).

According to my research George and Leah raised 5 children:

Sophia ASHFORTH born abt. 1841 Manchester, Lancashire, England.
John ASHFORTH born abt. 1843 Salford, Manchester, Lancashire, England.
Emma ASHFORTH born abt. 1845 Salford, Manchester, Lancashire, England.
Susannah ASHFORTH born abt. 1849 Stalybridge, Cheshire, England.
William Henry ASHFORTH born 20th February 1851 Bacon Island, Nether Hallam, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.

This is confirmed by the England and Wales Census 1861:

FHJ Ref: 030
Census: England and Wales Census 1861
Place: Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Household: George Ashforth

SURNAMEFIRST NAME(SRELSTATUSSEXAGEOCCUPATIONWHERE BORNREMARKS
AshforthGeorgeHeadMarriedMale47Bradfield, Yorkshire
AshforthLeahWifeMarriedFemale45Kingswinford, Staffordshire
AshforthSophiaDaughterFemale20Manchester, Lancashire
AshforthJohnSonMale18Manchester, Lancashire
AshforthEmmaDaughterFemale16Manchester, Lancashire
AshforthSusannaDaughterFemale12Stalybridge, Cheshire
AshforthWilliam HSonMale10Sheffield, Yorkshire

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My interest is in my gg grandfather William Henry ASHFORTH 1851-1899 and I have already obtained his birth certificate in order to establish the maiden surname of his mother. I carried out further research and discovered the following marriages:

ASHFORTH, Sophia (Spinster, age Full, residing at Cromwell St).
Married James CASSON, on September 5, 1863, by Chas Sisum Wright (Banns) at
St Philips Church, Shalesmoor. Father's name is George ASHFORTH (Filesmith).
Married in the presence of Thomas J YATES, Mary Ann YATES.

ASHFORTH, Harriet (Spinster, age 18, residing at Penistone Rd).
Married Herbert WOODCOCK, on December 24, 1876, by C R Killick (Banns) at
St Philips Church, Shalesmoor. Father's name is John ASHFORTH (Metal Smith).
Married in the presence of Joseph BAILEY (mark), Betsy MORTON (mark).

ASHFORTH, Emma (Spinster, age Minor, residing at Cromwell St).
Married William BRAMELD, on February 21, 1864, by F. Williams (Banns) at
St Philips Church, Shalesmoor. Father's name is George ASHFORTH (File Smith).
Married in the presence of George ASHFORTH, Susannah ASHFORTH.

ASHFORTH, William Henry (Batchelor, age 23, File Cutter, residing at 172 Cuthbert Bank Road).
Married Florence FLOWERS, on December 25, 1895, by H.A. Goodwin (Banns) at
St John the Baptist Church, Owlerton. Father's name is William Henry ASHFORTH (File Cutter).
Married in the presence of Charles Henry STEVENSON, Mary REVINGTON. (Note: This is REMINGTON on the actual marriage certificate).

The researcher I mentioned at the beginning of this article is interested in the descendants of John ASHFORTH and hopefully we may be able to help one another with our research.

Updates:
2017-02-15 At the time of writing this article I was not aware of the family being in the England and Wales Census 1851. The census of 1851 shows the eldest child being Joseph ASHFORTH 1837-Deceased born at Birmingham, Warwickshire. To view the England and Wales Census 1851 for the household of George ASHFORTH 1814-Deceased please click here.

Aston-cum-Aughton and Treeton: Coal Miners

Published: April 21, 2008    Last modified: February 2, 2017

The England and Wales Census 1891 records 3 of the Allen sisters:

Sarah BUTROID (née Sarah ALLEN 1862-1943)
Hannah CUTTS (née Hannah ALLEN 1856-Deceased)
Ziller JACKLIN (née Ziller ALLEN 1858-1949) my great grandmother,

All originally from Little Gringley, Nottinghamshire and all now 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 conjecture 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.

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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FHJ Ref: 011
Census: England and Wales Census 1891
Place: 19 Mill Lane, Treeton, Rotherham, Yorkshire, England
Household: Frederick Cutts

SURNAMEFIRST NAME(S)RELSTATUSSEXAGEOCCUPATIONWHERE BORNREMARKS
CuttsFrederickHeadMarriedMale36Coal MinerMorthen, Yorkshire
CuttsHannahWifeMarriedFemale37Little Gringley, Nottinghamshire
CuttsElizaDaughterFemale10ScholarTreeton, Yorkshire
CuttsLilyDaughterFemale3Treeton, Yorkshire

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FHJ Ref: 024
Census: England and Wales Census 1901
Place: Treeton, Rotherham, Yorkshire
Household: Frederick Cutts

SURNAMEFIRST NAME(S)RELSTATUSSEXAGEOCCUPATIONWHERE BORNREMARKS
CuttsFrederickHeadMarriedMale47Colliery LabourerMorehen, Yorkshire *
CuttsHannahWifeMarriedFemale47Gringley, Nottinghamshire
CuttsLettyDaughterSingleFemale13Treeton, Yorkshire
CuttsErnestSonSingleMale8Treeton, Yorkshire
Note: Morehen, Yorkshire is more likely Morthen, Yorkshire

* Most likely this should be Morthen

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Elizabeth 'Betty' Allen: Intrigue

Published: April 18, 2008    Last modified: February 2, 2017

Church of All Saints, Aston-cum-Aughton, Rotherham, Yorkshire, England

Church of All Saints, Aston with Aughton, Rotherham, Yorkshire

Recently I was discussing with my mother the news regarding Harriet BARLOW (née Harriet ALLEN 1877-1958) and Mary BACON (née Mary ALLEN 1871-1951). We were chatting about Daniel JACKLIN 1862-1953 and Ziller JACKLIN (née Ziller ALLEN 1858-1949) and if they ever had visits from other members of the family (Daniel and Ziller moved from Bradley Yard, Swallownest, Yorkshire and lived the rest of their lives at Langley Street, Darnall, Sheffield, Yorkshire). My mother happened to mention that they brought up a young girl known by the name of Betty, and Betty would occasionally visit. Immediately I recalled the census record shown below which records Elizabeth aged 9 and described as a niece; undoubtedly this is Betty.

The England and Wales Census 1891 records the following:

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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My mother went on to say how in November 1949, Betty attended Ziller's funeral, but my mother could not remember any details regarding her family background.

Was Elizabeth really a niece or maybe a child from another relationship? The mystery and intrigue continues.

Updates:
2008-09-22 This weekend I spoke with my aunt and she understands that after Betty's father died Betty was 'adopted' by Daniel JACKLIN 1862-1953 and Ziller JACKLIN (née Ziller ALLEN 1858-1949). Apparently her mother was already dead. On getting married Betty moved to Bury, Lancashire.

Harriet Allen 1877-1958 and Henry Barlow 1870-1959

Published: April 17, 2008    Last modified: November 9, 2016

Harriet Allen
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Harriet Barlow (née Harriet Allen) abt. 1918
Photograph courtesy the family of Henry and Harriet Barlow

While I was busy replying to the contributor of my previous post I was contacted by a grandson of Harriet BARLOW (née Harriet ALLEN 1877-1958), another sister of my great grandmother Ziller JACKLIN (née Ziller ALLEN 1858-1949). He has provided me with a great deal of information regarding the descendants of Harriet BARLOW (née Harriet ALLEN 1877-1958) together with permission to publish this photograph of Harriet taken about 1918.

I have added the information to my GEDCOM which greatly extends my family tree along yet another branch.

Here are a few brief details of Harriet and Henry:

Harriet ALLEN 1877-1958 was born at Little Gringley, Clarborough, Nottinghamshire in 1887 and married Henry BARLOW 1870-1959 on the 23rd July 1903 at the Registry Office in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Henry BARLOW 1870-1959 was born at Askham, Nottinghamshire in 1870. Henry and Harriet had six children, Harriet died on the 30th January 1958 at Shirebrook, Derbyshire and Henry died March 1959 also at Shirebrook, Derbyshire. They are buried at Shirebrook Cemetery, Shirebrook, Derbyshire.

Notes:
Harriet BARLOW (née Harriet ALLEN 1877-1958) gave birth to a son, Albert ALLEN 1898-1918 (England and Wales Census 1901 - born 1898 in Elkesley, Nottinghamshire) but did not marry Henry BARLOW 1870-1959 until 23 July 1903. Army records describe Albert as Albert Allen BARLOW, so it appears that he took the BARLOW family name after the marriage. Albert was killed in World War 1. - Courtesy the family of Henry BARLOW 1870-1959 and Harriet ALLEN 1877-1958.

Updates:
2010-01-21 Albert Allen BARLOW 1898-1918 was killed in action, France, 1918, World War I.

To view details of his Commonwealth War Graves Commission memorial please click here.

Mary Allen 1871-1951 and George Bacon 1878-1944

Published: April 17, 2008    Last modified: February 7, 2017

Left to right: Helena (Nellie) Bacon, Mary Bacon (née Mary Allen), Florence (May) Grayson (née Florence Bacon)
Photograph courtesy the family of George and Mary Bacon
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Left to right: Helena (Nellie) Bacon, Mary Bacon (née Mary Allen), Florence (May) Grayson (née Florence Bacon)
Photograph courtesy the family of George and Mary Bacon

A few weeks ago, through this website, a grand daughter of Mary ALLEN 1871-1951 (Mary is sometimes shown as Sally ALLEN) contacted me regarding Mary ALLEN 1871-1951 and George BACON 1878-1944. This was wonderful news and has solved a few of the mysteries surrounding this branch of the family.

Mary ALLEN 1871-1951 was a sister of my great grandmother Ziller JACKLIN (née Ziller ALLEN 1858-1949) and is one of the sisters about whom I had little useful information.

Left: John (Jack) Bacon, Third from right: Everatt Bacon Right with pipe: George Bacon
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Left: John (Jack) Bacon, Third from right: Everatt Bacon
Right with pipe: George Bacon
Photograph courtesy the family of George and Mary Bacon

The research is very interesting, so with permission, I have published it here:

"I have been researching my tree for several years but couldn't find anything on my grandmother as there seemed to be two Mary's registered for that year but neither appeared on the 1881 census. I did find a Mary on the 1891 census living with the Hopkinson family at Mill House Farm, Hodsock, Nottinghamshire. This gave her place of birth as Little Gringley, Nottinghamshire.

I then sent for her marriage certificate and this gave her father's name as John Allen - gardener. One of the witnesses was Elizabeth Stockdale. I checked the 1891 census and found the Allen's neighbours were Benjamin and Elizabeth Stockdale. The 1901 census showed the Allen's living in Grove, Nottinghamshire and John as being a garden labourer. I already knew that she gave birth to a son just prior to her marriage, the place of birth being given as Grove, Nottinghamshire. I also discovered that Elizabeth Stockdale's maiden name was Allen but I think she was probably a cousin and not her sister.

Then I took a good look at the 1881 census again and I believe the name given as Sally is actually Polly and I am assured by several people that this was a common nickname for Mary. However this didn't solve the problem of the two Mary's so I sent for both birth certificates - one was the Mary above and the other was born to Elizabeth Allen of Moorgate, Clarborough, Nottinghamshire and no father's name given. This child was born in August 1871 and there is a recorded death of a Mary Allen in September 1871 (aged 0 years) so could be the same person.

My grandmother married George Bacon on October 29th 1894 at Ordsall Parish Church and lived the rest of her life in Everton where George was born and brought up." - Courtesy the family of Mary Allen.

I am extremely grateful to this descendant of Mary ALLEN 1871-1951 for sharing her research and hopefully other descendants of the ALLEN line may see these pages and make contact.

Notes:
I was aware of Elizabeth ALLEN 1865-1946 marrying Ben STOCKDALE, but have few other details than those from the England and Wales Census 1891.

As a child whenever we drove through Everton my father would say "this is where my Aunt lives". Since his father Wilfred JACKLIN 1896-1967 had no siblings then perhaps he meant his Great Aunt. Could this have been Mary ALLEN 1871-1951?