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George ARDRON II (1854 - 1917)

Father:
Mother: Lucy Ardron I (1831 - 1865)

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My 1st cousin 4 times removed was born on 27 May 1854 at Old Lane, Mosbro, Eckington (DBY). His father is not stated on the certificate. (GRO cert BXBY619974 + GRO ref Chesterfield 7b 542 Jun 1854)

 

1854-6 Britain fights in the Crimean War (Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava)

1857-8 The Indian Mutiny (against British rule)

On the 1861 Census (7 April) George is shown as George A. Beadsley (with his mother and step-father) at the residence of his grandfather at Old Lane, Eckington. He has at this point assumed the name of his father, which although not stated on his birth certificate is shown on his marriage certificate - George Beasley (slightly different spelling):
a) John Ardron, head, 64, journeyman/blacksmith, Laughton
b) Martha Ardron, wife, 55, Maltby
c) William Upton, boarder, 32, labourer, Easton, Northamp.
d) Lucy Upton, boarder, 30, Killamarsh
e) George A. Beadsley, boarder, 7, scholar, Eckington
(PRO ref RG9 piece 2534 folio 101 pg 7)

1863 London Underground opens (Metropolitan Line)
1868 Last public hanging
1870 Primary Education becomes compulsory in Britain

On the 1871 Census (2 April) George had reverted back to being called George Ardron. He was resident at his grandmother's at 1 Barton Yard, Swinton:
a) Martha Ardron, widow, 64, Parish Relief, Laughton En Le Morthen
b) George Ardron, grandson, 17, colliery lamp cleaner, Killamarsh
(PRO ref RG10 piece 4712 folio 64 pg 4)

1872 Secret voting is introduced for elections
1876 Invention of the telephone by A G Bell

On 24 April 1877 he married Ann Green at the Registry Office, Rotherham. He was aged 22 and a miner. Ann was aged 21. They were of Swinton. His father is shown as George Beasley (deceased), formerly a labourer. Her father was William Green, an agricultural labourer. (GRO cert Dean Ardron + GRO ref Rotherham 9c 747 Jun 1877)

1879 Britain fights the Zulu war in South Africa

On the 1881 Census (3 April) George is shown as head of household for 23 Piccadily Road, Swinton in Rotherham:
a) George Ardron, head, married, 26, coalminer/retail beer off, Killamarsh Derby
b) Ann Ardron, wife, m, 25, Wentworth York
c) Lucy Ardron, daughter, 3, Swinton York
d) Edwin Ardron, son, 1, Swinton York
(PRO ref RG11 piece 4683 folio 124 page 27)

Next door lived his uncle, Samuel Ardron V (1842 - 1908) at 24 Piccadily Road.

 

1883 Married women obtain the right to acquire their own property

1884 The Third Reform Act - voting extended to agricultural workers (triples the electorate)

On the 1891 Census (5 April) George is shown as head of household for 40 Wentworth Road, Swinton:
a) George Ardron, head, 36, miner, Killamarsh
b) Ann Ardron, wife, 35, Wentworth
c) Lucy Ardron, daughter, 14, Swinton
d) Edwin Ardron, son, 11, scholar, Swinton
e) Sarah Ardron, daughter, 9, scholar, Swinton
f) George Ardron, son, 6, scholar, Swinton
g) Alice Ardron, daughter, 2, Swinton
(PRO ref RG12 piece 3856 folio 126 pg 22) - Shown as ARDION on Ancestry.co.uk index

1893 Invention of motion pictures by Thomas Edison
1895 Invention of wireless telegraphy by G Marconi

1899-1902 Britain fights the Boer War in South Africa

1901 Death of Queen Victoria, succeeded by King Edward VII

On the 1901 Census (31 March) George is shown as head of household for 8 Station Street, Swinton:
a) George Ardron, head, married, 46, coal miner, worker, Killamarsh Derby
b) Ann Ardron, wife, married, 45, Wentworth Yorks
c) Sarah Ardron, daughter, single, 19, Swinton Yorks
d) George Ardron, son, single, 16, coal miner hewer, worker, Swinton Yorks
e) Alice Ardron, daughter, 12, Swinton Yorks
f) John W Ardron, son, 8, Swinton Yorks
g) Arthur Ardron, son, 5, winton Yorks

(PRO ref RG13 piece 4402 folio 28 page 2)

In 1902 he was working as a fried fish dealer from his house:
"Ardron, Geo. fried fish dlr. 8 Station St." (Whites' Directory of Sheffield & District, 1902 + 1905)

1908 on 27 April Olympic Games open at White City in London

1908 on 27 October Parliament approves old age pensions (weekly means-tested pension of a maximum of five shillings to all those aged over 70)

1910 Death of King Edward VII, succeeded by King George V         

1911 National Insurance Act provides cover against sickness and unemployment

 

On the 1911 Census (2 April) George was listed as head of household for 8 Station Street, Swinton:

a) George Ardron, head, 56, married (34 years), fish merchant, own account, at home, Derbyshire Eckington

b) Ann Ardron, wife, 54, married (34 years), assisting in business, at home, Yorkshire Wentworth

c) John William Ardron, son, 18, single, school, assisting in business (above), Yorkshire Piccadilly Swinton

d) Arthur Ardron, son, 15, single, mineral water bottler, mineral water works, Yorkshire Piccadilly Swinton
e) Sarah Ardron, daughter, 29, widow, Yorkshire Piccadilly Swinton

f) Alice Ardron, daughter, 22, single, Yorkshire Piccadilly Swinton

The record shows Ann having had a total of 9 children born alive in present marriage, 6 still living and 3 having died.
The property consisted of 5 rooms (including kitchen but excluding scullery, landing, lobby, closet, bathroom, warehouse, office or shop if present).

(PRO ref RG14 ??)

1912 on 15 April sinking of the SS Titanic
1913 on 4 June Suffragette Emily Davison is killed by the king's horse
1914-18 The Great War (World War I)

George died on 29 November 1917 and was buried on 3 December in Swinton . He was resident at 8 Station Street and was aged 63. (APR) This agrees with a GRO index entry. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 785 Dec 1917 - [aged] 63)

He is buried at the Parish church of Swinton:

"In loving memory of
George,
the beloved husband of
Ann Ardron,
who died Nov. 29th 1917
aged 63 years.
'His end was peace'
Also of George
the beloved son of the above
who died at Twechar
Dec. 15th 1908, aged 23 years.
And was interred at Kilsyth Cemetery
In the midst of life we are in death.
Also of the above named
Ann Ardron,
who died Feb. 3rd 1929,
Aged 72 years." (MI)

After his death, his wife was granted Administration of his estate: "Ardron, George of 8 Station Street, Swinton, Rotherham, Yorkshire, died 29 November 1917. Administration Wakefield 28 January to Ann Ardron, widow. Effects £292 8s." (Wills & Admons 1918, Family Division of the High Court)

Ann GREEN (1856 - 1929)
She was born in 1856 at Wentworth, the daughter of William Green, an agricultural labourer. (Based on marriage cert + age and place on 1881 Census) GRO REF??

1861 CENSUS?? – AGED 4?

1871 CENSUS?? – AGED 14?

Ann died on 3 February 1929 aged 72. (MI - see below + GRO ref Rotherham 9c 1310 Mar 1929 - [aged] 72)

She was buried at the Parish Church of Swinton on 6 February. Ann was of 2 Station Street. Her monumental inscription (from her husband's) reads "Also of the above named Ann Ardron who died Feb 3rd 1929 aged 72 years." (MI + APR)

GEORGE AND ANN HAD THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN:

1) Lucy Ardron II (1877 -)
My 2nd cousin 3 times removed was baptised on 23 Dec 1877 in Swinton . (APR) This agrees with a GRO index entry. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 671 Dec 1877)

On the 1881 Census (3 April) Lucy was aged 3, living with her parents and 1 brother at 23 Piccadily Road, Swinton in Rotherham. (PRO ref RG11 piece 4683 folio 124 page 27)

On the 1891 Census (5 April) she was aged 14, living with her parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters at 40 Wentworth Road, Swinton. (PRO ref RG12 piece 3856 folio 126 pg 22) - Shown as ARDION on Ancestry.co.uk index


Did Lucy marry in 1900? (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 1298 Jun 1900) She would have been aged 23.


1901 CENSUS?? – AGED 23?

1911 CENSUS?? – AGED 33?

2) Edwin Ardron I (1879 - 1944)

3) Sarah Ardron V (1881 -)
My 2nd cousin 3 times removed was born in 1881. (Based on age at marriage) This agrees with a GRO index entry. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 638 Sep 1881)

She was baptised on 25 Dec 1881 in Swinton . (APR)

On the 1891 Census (5 April) Sarah was aged 9, living with her parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters at 40 Wentworth Road, Swinton. (PRO ref RG12 piece 3856 folio 126 pg 22) - Shown as ARDION on Ancestry.co.uk index

On the 1901 Census (31 March) she was aged 19, living with her parents, 3 brothers and 1 sister at 8 Station Street, Swinton. (PRO ref RG13 piece 4402 folio 28 page 2)

Sarah married Benjamin Smith on 26 December 1903 in Swinton. She was aged 22. Her father was a miner of 8 Station Street. Benjamin was aged 24 and a miner. His father was also Benjamin Smith and a miner of North Street. (APR) This agrees with a GRO index entry. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 1174 Dec 1903)

On the 1911 Census (2 April) she was aged 29, living with her parents at 8 Station Street, Swinton. She is shown as being a widow and being referred to as Sarah Ardron, by her father who filled in the census return. (PRO ref RG14 ??)

Benjamin SMITH (1879 -)
He was born in 1879, the son of Benjamin Smith. (Based on marriage cert)

Benjamin died before 2 April 1911, the date of the Census which shows his wife Sarah as a widow, reverting back to being referred to as Sarah Ardron, by her father who filled in the census return. (1911 Census)

4) Emily Ardron I (1883 - 1883)
My 2nd cousin 3 times removed was baptised on 2 Sep 1883 in Swinton . (APR) This agrees with a GRO index entry. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 630 Sep 1883)

Emily died in infancy the same year and was buried at Kilnhurst on 28 December 1883 aged 5 months. (APR) This would agree with a GRO index entry. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 390 Dec 1883)

5) George Ardron V (1885 - 1908)
My 2nd cousin 3 times removed was baptised on 27 Dec 1885 in Kilnhurst . (APR) This agrees with a GRO index entry. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 659 Jun 1885)

On the 1891 Census (5 April) George was aged 6, living with his parents, 1 brother and 3 sisters at 40 Wentworth Road, Swinton. (PRO ref RG12 piece 3856 folio 126 pg 22) - Shown as ARDION on Ancestry.co.uk index

On the 1901 Census (31 March) he was aged 16, a coal miner hewer, living with his parents at 8 Station Street, Swinton. (PRO ref RG13 piece 4402 folio 28 page 2)

George died at 5am on 15 December 1908 at 131 Barrhill Rows, Kirkintilloch, Scotland. He was single and a coal miner. The informant was his father, normally of 8 Station Street, Swinton. His death was registered in Kirkintilloch, Dumbartonshire on the outskirts of Glasgow the same day.  (Register index - Scotland) CAUSE OF DEATH?

He was buried at Kilsyth Cemetery, Scotland. (MI of father - see above)

 ” Also of George
the beloved son of the above
who died at Twechar
Dec. 15th 1908, aged 23 years.
And was interred at Kilsyth Cemetery
In the midst of life we are in death.”

6) Alice Ardron III (1888 -)
My 2nd cousin 3 times removed was born in 1889 in Swinton. (Based on age at marriage + age and location on 1891 Census) However she was probably born in 1888 based on a GRO index entry. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 650 Dec 1888)

On the 1891 Census (5 April) Alice was aged 2, living with her parents at 40 Wentworth Road, Swinton. (PRO ref RG12 piece 3856 folio 126 pg 22) - Shown as ARDION on Ancestry.co.uk index

On the 1901 Census (31 March) she was aged 12, living with her parents at 8 Station Street, Swinton. (PRO ref RG13 piece 4402 folio 28 page 2)

On the 1911 Census (2 April) she was aged 22, living with her parents at 8 Station Street, Swinton. (PRO ref RG14 ??)

Alice married Charles Gamewell on 12 June 1916 in Swinton. She was aged 27. Her father was George Ardron, a miner of 8 Station Street. Charles was aged 29 and a clerk. His father was William Gamewell (deceased) of 53 Fitzwilliam Street. (APR) This agrees with a GRO index entry. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 1381 Jun 1916)

Charles Gamewell (1887 -)
He was born in 1887, the son of William Gamewell. (Based on marriage cert) GRO REF??

On the 1891 Census (5 April) Charles was aged 4, living with his mother (Sarah (32)) and one brother (Fred (13)) and his mother's uncle (Charles Holby[?] (70)) at 30 Chapel Street, Rawmarsh. (PRO ref RG12 piece 3852 folio ?? page ??)

On the 1901 Census (31 March) Charles was aged 14, living with his mother (Sarah (42)) and one brother (Fred (23)) at 30 Chapel Street, Rawmarsh. (PRO ref RG13 piece 4399 folio 27 page 45 - shown as Jamewell on Ancestry.co.uk index)

1911 CENSUS?? – AGED 24?

7) John William Ardron II (1893 -)
My 2nd cousin 3 times removed was born in 1893 at Swinton. (Based on age and location on 1901 Census + GRO ref Rotherham 9c 751 Jun 1893)

On the 1901 Census (31 March) he was aged 8, living with his parents at 8 Station Street, Swinton. (PRO ref RG13 piece 4402 folio 28 page 2)

On the 1911 Census (2 April) he was aged 18, assisting in his father’s fish merchant business, and living with her parents at 8 Station Street, Swinton. (PRO ref RG14 ??)

In 1915 aged 22 years and 8 months John William was enlisted into the army at Mexbrough. He joined the 119th Railway Company, Royal Engineers. The following paticulars were given / recorded:
Service number: 149858
Attested: Private 29 November 1915
Mobilised: Sapper 1 February 1916
Embarked Ex. Force France 30 May 1916
Transferred to Reserves on demobilisation: 4 October 1919
Address: 8 Station Street, Swinton
Nationality: British Subject
Age: 22 years 8 months
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Weight: 124 lbs
Chest measurement: 35 inches when fully expanded (range of expansion 3 inches)
Married: no
Trade: platelayer (Midland Railway) (PRO – WWI Attestation Papers)


Did John W. marry in 1921 to ? Goddard (GRO ref Doncaster 9c 1622 Mar 1921 - Goddard)
Did they then have a son, Stanley, in 1921? (GRO ref Doncaster 9c 1642 Sep 1921 - Goddard)
Did Stanley then marry in 1945 to ? West? (GRO ref Rother V. 9c 1964 Dec 1945 - West)
Did they then have the following children: Janet in 1949 (GRO ref Rother V. 2c 974 Sep 1949 - West); Kathryn in 1955 (GRO ref Don Valley 2b 659 Sep 1955 - West); Judith L. in 1962 (GRO ref Pontefract 2c 885 Jun 1962 - West) and Margaret A. in 1964 (GRO ref Pontefract 2C 93?7 Sep 1964 - West)
Did Janet marry in 1971 to ? Hanson? (GRO ref Pontefract 2c 1474 Sep 1971 - Hanson)

Did John W. die in 1947 aged 54? (GRO ref Don Valley 2b 443 Dec 1947 - [aged] 54) Based on being aged 54 at death he would have been born in 1893.


 

8) Arthur Ardron (1895 - 1954)

 

9) ?? Ardron (?? - ??)
My 2nd cousin 3 times removed - Based on the information that Ann had 9 children born to the present marriage at the time of the 1911 Census. (1911 Census entry)