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Henry ARDRON I (1835 - 1921)

Father: John Ardron I (1797 - 1868)
Mother: Martha Beighton

 

 

Tree extract starting with common ancestor to me:

My G-G-G-Great Uncle was born at Killamarsh (DBY) in 1835. (Based on being aged 26 at marriage and aged 45 + location on the 1881 Census) This agrees with him being baptised in Killamarsh on 31 July 1835. (APR + IGI) His father was a blacksmith from Killamarsh. (Photo - Killamarsh Parish Church)

1837 Invention of the telegraph by S F B Morse

1837 Death of King William IV, succeeded by Queen Victoria
1840 The penny post is started

1853 Vaccination against small pox becomes compulsory
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) Henry is shown as visiting a Charles Tyas in Kilnhurst:
a) Charles Tyas, head, 38, steel miller
b) Hannah Tyas, wife, 40, Leeds
c) Henry Ardron, visitor, 26, Killamarsh
d) Charles Ardron, visitor, 3, Killamarsh
(PRO ref ??)
I am unsure at this stage what relation Henry is to the Charles Ardron also listed in the household. Charles could be his nephew, being the son of Henry’s brother
James Ardron II (1828 - 1902)? But why?

He married Emma Turner in the Parish Church of Rotherham on 15 October 1861. He was a miner aged 26 and his father was a blacksmith. Emma was aged 21 and her father George Turner, was a Wrightman. Both Henry and Emma were from Rotherham. Witnesses were George Turner and Emily Turner. (GRO cert MXA410069 + GRO ref Rotherham 9c 589 Dec 1861) (Photo - Rotherham Parish Church)

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

On the 1871 Census (2 April) Henry was listed as head of household for 1 Thomas Street, Kilnhurst:
a) Henry Ardron, head, married, 35, miner, Derbyshire Killamarsh
b) Emma Ardron, wife, married, 29, Yorkshire Rawmarsh
c) Aaron Ardron, son, 8, scholar, Yorkshire Swinton
d) George Bonel Ardron, son, 6, scholar, Yorkshire Swinton
e) John Edward Ardron, son, 4, Yorkshire Swinton
f) Edwin Ardron, son, 2, Yorkshire Swinton
(PRO ref RG10 piece 4712 folio 83 pg??) COPY

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

1879 Britain fights the Zulu war in South Africa

On the 1881 Census (3 April) Henry was listed as being the head of household for 70 Charles Street, Swinton:
a) Henry Ardron, head, married, 45, coal miner, Derbyshire Killamarsh, deaf
b) Emma Ardron, wife, married, 39, Yorkshire Rawmarsh
c) Aaron Ardron, son, unmarried, 18, stove grate blacker, Yorkshire Swinton
d) George Ardron, son, 16, kitchen range fitter ironmonger, Yorkshire Swinton
e) John Edward Ardron, son, 14, labourer in iron works, Yorkshire Swinton
f) Edwin Bonell Ardron, son, 12, butcher assistant, Yorkshire Swinton
g) Leonard Ardron, son, 7, scholar, Yorkshire Swinton
h) Oscar Ardron, son, 5, Yorkshire Swinton
i) Matthew Henry Ardron, son, 3, Yorkshire Swinton
(PRO ref RG11 piece 4682 folio 115 pg 34) COPY

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) Henry was listed as head of household for 70 Charles Street, Swinton:
a) Henry Ardron, head, married, 54, colliery labourer, employed, Derbyshire Killamarsh, deaf
b) Emma Ardron, wife, married, 49, Yorkshire Rawmarsh
c) John E Ardron, son, single, 24, wagon wheel mechanic, employed, Yorkshire Swinton
d) Edwin Ardron, son, single, 22, mineral water maker, employed, Yorkshire Swinton
e) Leonard Ardron, son, single, 17, colliery labourer, employed, Yorkshire Swinton
f) Oscar Ardron, son, 15, scholar, Yorkshire Swinton
g) Matthew Ardron, son, 13, scholar, Yorkshire Swinton
h) Ernest Ardron, son, 9, scholar, Yorkshire Swinton
(PRO ref RG12 piece ??  folio 48 pg 126) COPY

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) Henry was listed as head of household for 131 White Lee Road, Swinton:
a) Henry Ardron, head, married, 66, boot repairer, own account at home, Derbyshire Killamarsh
b) Emma Ardron, wife, married, 59, Yorkshire Rawmarsh
c) Edwin Ardron, son, single, 32, mineral water drayman, worker, Yorkshire Swinton
d) Leonard Ardron, son, single, 27, coal miner trammer, worker, Yorkshire Swinton
e) Matthew H Ardron, son, single, 22, coal miner trammer, worker, Yorkshire Swinton
f) Ernest Ardron, son, single, 19, coal miner trammer, worker, Yorkshire Swinton
g) George G Hopkinson, boarder, single, 26, stone waller, worker, Derbyshire Ashover
(PRO ref RG13 piece 4402 folio 84 pg 37) -- shown as ARDION on Ancestry.co.uk COPY

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) Henry was listed as head of household for 7 North Street, Ryecroft, Rotherham:

a) Henry Ardron, head, 75, married (49 years), retired coal miner, Killamarsh Derbyshire

b) Emma Ardron, wife, 69, married (49 years), Rawmarsh Yorkshire

c) Earnest Ardron, son, 29, single, labourer - sewage, Sheffield Corporation, worker, Swinton Yorkshire

The record shows Emma having had a total of 9 children born alive in present marriage, 7 still living and 2 having died.
The property consisted of 4 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)
1918 in May a massive flu epidemic reaches Britain and kills more than 200,000 people in Britain and up to 50 million worldwide

1918 All men over 21 and all women over 30 get the vote

1921 in July unemployment reaches a post-war high of 2.5 million

Henry died on 21 March 1921 aged 85 years. He was resident at 51 Clay Pit Lane, Rawmarsh . His occupation was shown as a miner and he died of old age. The witness was S. [Sarah] Grant, daughter. (GRO Cert Dean Ardron + GRO ref Rotherham 9c 857 Mar 1921 - [aged] 85)

Emma TURNER (1842 - 1918)
(PHOTO)

Emma was born in 1842 at Rawmarsh. (Based on age and location on 1881 Census + age at marriage + burial record) Her father was George Turner. However, based on her age in the APR burial record below she was born in 1842. GRO REF??

1851 CENSUS?? - HO107/2345/197/21?

1861 CENSUS?? - RG9/3508/105/14?

She was buried in Swinton  on 9 January 1918. She was aged 76 years. (APR) This agrees with a GRO index entry. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 953 Mar 1918 - [aged] 76)

HENRY AND EMMA HAD THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN:

1) Aaron Ardron (1863 - 1902)

2) George Ardron IV (1864 -)

 

3) John Edward Bonell Ardron (1866 - 1941)

4) Edwin Bonell Ardron (1869 - 1909)
My 1st cousin 4 times removed was born at Swinton  in 1869. (Based on age and place of birth on 1881 Census) This agrees with a GRO index entry. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 506 June 1869)

On the 1871 Census (2 April) Edwin was aged 2, living with his parents and 3 brothers at Swinton. (PRO ref RG10 piece 4712 folio 83 pg ??)

On the 1881 Census (3 April) he was aged 12, a butcher’s assistant, living with his parents at 70 Charles Street, Swinton in Rotherham. (PRO ref RG11 piece 4682 folio 115 page 34)

On the 1891 Census (5 April) he was aged 22, a mineral water maker, living with his parents at 70 Charles Street, Swinton [Fitzmartyn Index]. (PRO ref RG12 Enumeration district 13 folio 48 page 126)

On the 1901 Census (31 March) he was aged 32, a mineral water drayman, living with his parents at 131 White Lee Road, Swinton. (PRO ref RG13 piece 4402 folio 84 page 37) -- shown as ARDION on Ancestry.co.uk index

He was buried on 17 March 1909 in Swinton. He was aged 40 and of 6 Dun Street. (APR) This agrees with a GRO index entry. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 516 Mar 1909 - [aged] 40)

5) Sarah Ardron IV (1871 - 1933)
My 1st cousin 4 times removed was born at Kilnhurst  in 1872. (Based on age + place of birth on 1881 Census) However it is likely to have been 1871 based on a GRO index entry. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 548 Sep 1871)

She is listed in the 1881 Census (3 April) at the residence of her maternal Grandfather, George Turner, on Hooton Road, Kilnurst:
a) George Turner, head, widower, 64, coal weighman, Rawmarsh Yorkshire
b) Emily Turner, daughter, unmarried, 37, housekeeper domestic, Aldwark Yorkshire
c) Sarah Ardron, grand daughter, 9, scholar, Kilnhurst Yorkshire
(PRO ref RG11 piece 4680 folio 19 pg 8) COPY

On 28 April 1890 at Swinton she married George Lusby Grant, a rivetter. Sarah was aged 18 and George was aged 21. Her father, Henry, of 70 Charles Street, was a labourer. His father was Joseph Grant, a watch maker of 72 Charles Street. (APR) This agrees with a GRO index entry. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 909 Jun 1890 - shown as Sarah Bonell Ardron on index)

On the 1891 Census (5 April) she was living with her husband George at 61 White Lee Road, Swinton:
a) George L Grant, head, married, 22, rivertor (boiler), employed, Boston Lincolnshire
b) Sarah B Grant, wife, married, 20, Kilnhurst Yorkshire
c) George A Grant, son, 10 months, Swinton Yorkshire
d) Mary J Grant, sister, single, 21, dress maker, Boston Lincolnshire
e) Jabez W Grant, brother, single, 17, colliery pony driver, employed, Boston Lincolnshire
f) John A Grant, brother, 13, errand boy, employed, Mexborough Yorkshire
g) Sarah E Grant, sister, 9, scholar, Mexborough Yorkshire
(PRO ref RG12 piece 3856 folio 72 pg 43) COPY

On the 1901 Census (31 March) she was living with her husband 18 Greasbrough Road, Rawmarsh:
a) George L Grant, head, married, 32, boiler maker, worker, Lincolnshire Boston
b) Sarah B Grant, wife, married, 30, Yorkshire Kilnhurst
c) William J Grant, son, single, 9, Yorkshire Swinton
d) Mabel Grant, daughter, single, 6, Yorkshire Swinton
e) Jabez W Grant, son, single, 1, Yorkshire Parkgate
(PRO ref RG13 piece 4398 folio 59 pg 18) COPY

1911 CENSUS?? – AGED 42?

Sarah died on 30 January 1933 at Blyth Road, Styrup, Worksop, Nottinghamshire. (Neville Grant)

George Lusby GRANT (1869 -)
He was born in 1869, the son of Joseph Grant, a watch maker. (Based on aged + location on 1891 / 1901 Census) GRO REF??

1871 CENSUS?? – AGED 2?

1881 CENSUS?? – AGED 12?

6) Leonard Ardron I (1873 - 1955)

7) Oscar Ardron I (1876 - 1956)

 

8) Matthew Henry Ardron (1878 - 1947)

 

9) Ernest Ardron II (1881 -)