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John Edward Bonell ARDRON (1866 - 1941)

Father: Henry Ardron I (1835 - 1921)
Mother: Emma Turner

 

Tree extract starting with common ancestor to me:

My 1st cousin 4 times removed was born at Swinton  in 1866. (Based on age and place of birth on 1881 Census) This agrees with a GRO index entry. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 532 Dec 1866 - shown as John E. B. Ardron on index)

1868 Last public hanging
1870 Primary Education becomes compulsory in Britain

On the 1871 Census (2 April) John was aged 4, living with his parents at Swinton. (PRO ref RG10piece 4712 folio 83 pg 41)

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) John was aged 14, a labourer in iron works, living with his parents at 70 Charles Street, Swinton. (PRO ref RG11 piece 4682 folio 115 pg 34)

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) John was aged 24, a wagon wheel mechanic, living with his parents at 70 Charles Street, Swinton. (PRO ref RG12 piece 3855 folio 126 pg 48)

1893 Invention of motion pictures by Thomas Edison

On 5 December 1894 John E. B. he married Sarah Ann Drury at the Register Office in the district of Rotherham by certificate. John was aged 28, a bachelor and a groom, domestic servant. His father was a retired miner. Sarah Ann was aged 25 and a spinster. Her father was William Drury (deceased), formerly a miner. Both were of 70 Charles Street, Swinton. The witnesses were George Drury and ? Ardron. (GRO cert MXB454471 + GRO ref John E. B. Ardron Rotherham 9c 1189 Dec 1894)

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) he was listed as head of household for 20 Cliffield Road, Swinton:
a) John E. Ardron, head, married, 34, colliery worker, worker, Swinton Yorks
b) Sarah A. Ardron, wife, married, 31, Sheffield Yorks
c) Annie E. Ardron, daughter, single, 5, Swinton Yorks
d) John Ardron, son, single, 3, Swinton Yorks
e) Edward Ardron, son, single, 8months, Swinton Yorks
f) Arthur Mitchell, boarder, widow, 38, colliery labourer, worker, Swinton Yorks
(PRO ref RG13 piece 4402 folio 19 page 29) - shown as ALDSON on Ancestry.co.uk index

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) John E. B. was listed as head of household for 10(?) Wheatley Lane, Doncaster:

a) John Edward Bonell Ardron, husband, 44, married (16 years), coach man (domestic), worker, Kilnhurst Yorkshire, English

b) Sarah Ann Ardron, wife, 41, married (16 years), Gleadless Yorkshire, English

c) Annie Ethel Ardron, daughter, 15, single, domestic servant (day girl), worker, Swinton Yorkshire, English

d) John Ardron, son, 13, single, conductor (motor ?), worker, Swinton Yorkshire, English
e) Edward Ardron, son, 10, school, Swinton Yorkshire, English
f) George Henry Ardron, son, 7, school, Swinton Yorkshire, English
g) Jessie Ardron, daughter, 4, school, Doncaster Yorkshire, English
h) Horace Ardron, son, 3 months, Doncaster Yorkshire, English
The record shows Sarah Ann having had a total of 6 children born alive in the present marriage, 6 still living and 0 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)
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

1922 The Irish Free State is established

1927 on 1 January the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is created

1928 Equal Franchise Act - All women are given the same voting rights as men (all over the age of 21)
1928 on 30 September Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin

1929 on 24 October the Wall Street Crash sparks the Great Depression

1931 Financial crisis and run on the pound (Britain abandons the gold standard)

1935 in July the first Penguin paperbacks go on sale, costing just 6 pence, bringing literature to the masses

1936 Death of King George V, succeeded by King Edward VIII
1936 Abdication of King Edward VIII in order to marry Wallace Simpson, succeeded by King George VI
1939-45 World War II

He died in 1941 aged 75 in the registration district of Doncaster. (GRO ref Doncaster 9c 1042 Dec 1941 - [aged] 75 - shown as John E. B. Ardron)

SARAH ANN DRURY (1869 -)
She was born in 1869. (Based on age at marriage)

1871 CENSUS?? – AGED 1?

1881 CENSUS?? – AGED 11?

1891 CENSUS?? – AGED 21?


Did Sarah Ann die in 1950 aged 80? (GRO ref Doncaster 2b 416 June 1950 - [aged] 80). Based on being 80 at death this would make the year of birth 1870.


JOHN E. B. AND SARAH HAD THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN:

1) Annie Ethel Ardron (1896 -)
My 2nd cousin 3 times removed was born in 1896 at Swinton. (Based on the 1901 Census)

On the 1901 Census (31 March) Annie was aged 5, living with her parents and 2 brothers at 20 Cliffield Road, Swinton. (PRO ref RG13 piece 4402 folio 19 page 29) - shown as ALDSON on Ancestry.co.uk index

On the 1911 Census (2 April) she was aged 15, a domestic servant, living with her parents at 10(?) Wheatley Lane, Doncaster. (PRO ref RG14 ??)

In 1922 Annie married ? Ward. (Based on information from Sandra Brocklehurst (niece) + GRO ref Leeds 9b 694 Jun 1922 - Ward)

 

2) John Ardron VIII (1898 - 1983)

3) Edward Ardron I (1900 - 1964)
My 2nd cousin 3 times removed was born in 1900 at Swinton. (Based on the 1901 Census) This agrees with a GRO birth index entry. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 797 Sep 1900)

On the 1901 Census (31 March) Edward was aged 8 months, living with his parents, 1 brother and 1 sister at 20 Cliffield Road, Swinton. (PRO ref RG13 piece 4402 folio 19 page 29) - shown as ALDSON on Ancestry.co.uk index

On the 1911 Census (2 April) he was aged 10, a school boy, living with his parents at 10(?) Wheatley Lane, Doncaster. (PRO ref RG14 ??)

Edward married Eliza Ann Jones on 16 October 1920 at the parish church of Maltby with Hexthorpe after banns. He was aged 21, a bachelor and coal miner. His father was John Edward, a petrol ?overman?. Eliza was aged 20 and a spinster. Her father was John William Jones (deceased), formerly a miner. Both Edward and Eliza were of 10 Coronation Road, Maltby? [NEED TO CHECK]. Witnesses were George Gray and Mabel Geeson. (GRO cert MXB666344 + GRO ref Doncaster 9c 1718 Dec 1920 - Jones)

He died on 8 May 1964 at Doncaster Royal Infirmary. (Wills & Admons 1964 (see below) + GRO ref Doncaster 2B 363 Jun 1964 - [aged] 63) 

Administration of Edward's estate was granted to Eliza Ann on 28 May 1964: "Ardron, Edward of 31 Scarth Ave Doncaster died 8 May 1964 at Royal Infirmary Doncaster. Administration Wakefield 28 May to Eliza Ann Ardron, widow. Effects £537." (Wills & Admons 1964, Family Division of the High Court) 

Eliza Ann JONES (1900 -)

She was born in 1900, the daughter of John William Jones. (Based on marriage cert) GRO REF??

 


Did Edward and Eliza have a son Ronald E. Ardron in 1928 (GRO ref Doncaster 9c 1337 Sep 1928 - Jones)
Did Ronald E. marry in 1950 to ? Robinson (GRO ref Doncaster 2b 941 Sep 1950 - Robinson). As a result did Ronald then have a daughter Julie in 1962 (GRO ref Doncaster 2b 669 Jun 1962 - Robinson)


 

4) George Henry Ardron (1903 - 1975)
My 2nd cousin 3 times removed was born in 1904 at Swinton. (Based on the 1911 Census) This agrees with a GRO birth index entry, but based on the GRO death index entry his birth was 6 December 1903. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 851 Mar 1904 + GRO death index – see below)

On the 1911 Census (2 April) he was aged 7, a school boy, living with his parents at 10(?) Wheatley Lane, Doncaster. (PRO ref RG14 ??)

He died on 5 June 1975 aged 72 years. (Wills & Admons 1975 + GRO ref Doncaster 3 301 Sep 1975 - [born] 6 De 1903)

 

After his death administration of his estate was granted on 24 July 1975: “Ardron, George Henry of 7 Wells Rd Doncaster died 5 June 1975. Administration Leeds 24 July. £2526 (751312056E).” (Wills & Admons 1975, Family Division of the High Court)

 

5) Jessie Ardron I (1906 - 1989)
My 2nd cousin 3 times removed was born on 5 October 1906 at Doncaster.
(Based on the 1911 Census + dob on GRO death index) This agrees with a GRO birth index entry. (GRO ref Doncaster 9c 920 Dec 1906)

On the 1911 Census (2 April) she was aged 4, a school girl, living with her parents at 10(?) Wheatley Lane, Doncaster. (PRO ref RG14 ??)

Jessie never married and died in May 1989. (Sandra Brocklehurst + GRO ref Doncaster 1989 May vol no 3 pg no 648 reg no 589 – [born] 05-Oct-06)

 

6) Horace Ardron III (1910 - 1988)