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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,
JacklinZillerWifeMarriedF32Little Gringley, Lincolnshire
AllenElizabethNieceSF9Little Gringley, Lincolnshire

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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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Coal Mining: South Yorkshire

Published: May 17, 2005    Last modified: February 2, 2017

Both my grandfather Wilfred JACKLIN 1896-1967 and great grandfather Daniel JACKLIN 1862-1953 worked the South Yorkshire coalfield. I am still trying to ascertain at which colliery or collieries they were employed, and for how long. There were several collieries in this area though transport would be an issue so presumably they would have worked reasonably close to home. This map courtesy of the Coal Mining Resource Centre details the South Yorkshire coalfield. Daniel JACKLIN (JACKLEN) aged 18 years appears on the England and Wales Census 1881, living and working as a labourer for Richard EARNSHAW on a farm of 62 acres at Crayke, North Yorkshire. By the time of the England and Wales Census 1891, Daniel (now age 28 years) has moved south to Bradley Yard, Aston-cum-Aughton, Rotherham, West Riding of Yorkshire, married Ziller ALLEN 1858-1949 at the Church of All Saints, Aston-cum-Aughton, and is now working as a coal miner.