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Paul ARDRON I (1800 - 1877)

Father: Thomas Ardron II (1770 - 1832)
Mother: Ann Barlow

Tree extract starting with common ancestor to me:

 

My G-G-G-G-Great Uncle was born on 25 January 1800 and was baptised on 12 February the same year in Laughton En Le Morthen . (APR) (Photo - Laughton En Le Morthen Parish Church)

1800 Act of Union with Ireland
1802 Peel introduces the first factory legislation
1803 The Napoleonic Wars begin - Britain declares war on France
1805 Battle of Trafalgar - Nelson destroys the French and Spanish fleets but is killed in the process

1815 Battle of Waterloo - defeat for Napoleon by the Duke of Wellington and the end of the Napoleonic Wars

On 23 June 1823 Paul married Elizabeth Barker in Laughton En Le Morthen . He was a blacksmith. (APR + IGI)

1825 The World's first railway service, the Stockton and Darlington Railway opens
1829 The Metropolitan Police is established by Robert Peel
1830 Opening of the Liverpool to Manchester Railway
1830-2 First major cholera epidemic in Britain
1833 Abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire
1833 The Factory Act - prohibits children aged less than nine from working in factories and reduces the working hours of women and older children
1834 The Poor Law Act - establishes workhouses for the poor
1840 The penny post is started

On the 1841 Census (6 June) Paul was listed as head of household at Brookhouse, Laughton En Le Morthen (Photo - Brookhouse hamlet):
a) Paul Ardron, 40, blacksmith, [born in the same county?] Y
b) Elizabeth Ardron, 40, Y
c) Robert Ardron, 15, apprentice, Y
d) Mary Ardron, 12, Y
e) Thomas Ardron, 8, Y
f) John Ardron, 5, Y
g) John Reid, 15, agricultural labourer, N (born in Scotland, Ireland or other parts)
h) Joseph Harrop, 14, apprentice, Y
i) Ann Ardron, 70, widow, Y [mother]
(PRO ref HO107/1332/1/4/25/11/10) - shown as ANDRON on Ancestry.co.uk index COPY

On the 1851 Census (30 March) Paul was listed as head of household at Brookhouse, Laughton En Le Morthen:
a) Paul Ardron, head, married, 51, blacksmith master with 2 apprentices, Yorkshire Brookhouse
b) Elizabeth Ardron, wife, married, 50 Yorkshire ??
c) Mary Ardron, daughter, unmarried, 22, Yorkshire Brookhouse
d) Thomas Ardron, son, unmarried, 18, smith apprentice, Yorkshire Brookhouse
e) William Tredwell, apprentice, 15, smith apprentice, Yorkshire Dalton Magna
(PRO ref Class HO107 piece 2345 folio 297 pg 12) COPY - Interestingly his apprentice William Tredwell was a direct swap for Paul’s son John, also aged 15, who appears as an apprentice wheelwright to John Tradewell (slightly different spelling) in Dalton Magna.

1853 Vaccination against small pox becomes compulsory
1854-6 Britain fights in the Crimean War
1857-8 The Indian Mutiny (against British rule)

On the 1861 Census (7 April) Paul was listed as head of household at Brookhouse, Laughton En Le Morthen:
a) Paul Ardron, head, married, 61, blacksmith and farmer, Yorkshire Brookhouse
b) Elizabeth Ardron, wife, married, 60, Yorkshire Aston
c) Mary Ardron, daughter, unmarried, 30, house servant, Yorkshire Brookhouse
d) Thomas Ardron, son, unmarried, 28, blacksmith (journeyman), Yorkshire Brookhouse
e) John Ardron, son, unmarried, 25, wheelwright, Yorkshire Brookhouse
f) William H Lloyd, grand son, 10, scholar, Lancashire Manchester
g) Mary E Lloyd, grand daughter, 5, scholar, Lancashire Manchester
h) William Gilberthorpe, apprentice, unmarried, 18, blacksmith apprentice, Yorkshire Laughton
(PRO ref RG9 piece 3512 folio 34 pg 18) COPY

1870 Primary education becomes compulsory

On the 1871 Census (2 April) Paul was shown as living with his son Thomas at Laughton En Le Morthen. He was aged 71 years.

1872 Secret voting is introduced for elections

Paul died aged 77 years and was buried on 8 June 1877 at All Saints Church, Laughton En Le Morthen. He was resident at Brookhouse. (APR) This agrees with a GRO index entry. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 375 Jun 1877)

Elizabeth BARKER (1802 - 1868)
She was born in 1802. (Based on age on NBI - Parish Register)

Elizabeth was buried at All Saints, Laughton En Le Morthen on 19 February 1868. She was aged 66. (NBI - Parish Register) This would agree with her appearance on the 1861 Census, but her husband being a widow by the 1871 Census. This also agrees with a GRO death index entry. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 321 mar 1868 - [aged] 66)

PAUL AND ELIZABETH HAD THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN:

1) Robert Ardron (1824 - 1850)
My 1st cousin 5 times removed was baptised on 18 April 1824 in Laughton En Le Morthen. (APR + IGI)

On the 1841 Census (6 June) Robert was aged 15, an apprentice [blacksmith?], living with his parents at Brookhouse, Laughton En Le Morthen. (PRO ref HO107/1332/1/4/25/11/10) - shown as ANDRON on Ancestry.co.uk index

Robert married Eliza Beech at Sheffield Parish Church on 17 May 1847. He was a blacksmith, aged 23 years, and Eliza was aged 24. Paul was of Pinstone Street. His father was also a blacksmith. Her father was Samuel Beech, a farmer. (GRO cert Dean Ardron + GRO ref Sheffield 22 487 Jun 1847)

He died aged 26 and was buried on 5 November 1850 in Laughton En Le Morthen. (APR) This agrees with a GRO index entry. (GRO ref Rotherham 22 357 Dec 1850)

Eliza went on to marry George Bennett on 15 December 1856 in Anston, Laughton En Le Morthen. She was a widow and an innkeeper. He was a butcher. (APR) This agrees with a GRO index entry. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 570 Dec 1856)

Eliza BEECH (1823 -)
She was born in 1823, dauhter of Samuel Beech, a farmer. (Based on age + details at marriage)

            1851 CENSUS?? – AGED 27? – now a widow

2) Ann Ardron IV (1825 -)
My 1st cousin 5 times removed was baptised on 17 October 1825 in Laughton En Le Morthen. Her parents were Paul Ardron, a blacksmith, and Elizabeth. (APR + IGI)

1841 CENSUS?? – AGED 15?

3) Mary Ardron IV (1829 -)
My 1st cousin 5 times removed was baptised on 16 May 1829 in Laughton En Le Morthen. (APR)

On the 1841 Census (6 June) Mary was aged 12, living with her parents at Brookhouse, Laughton En Le Morthen. (PRO ref HO107/1332/1/4/25/11/10) - shown as ANDRON on Ancestry.co.uk index

On the 1851 Census (30 March) she was aged 22, living with her parents at Brookhouse, Laughton En Le Morthen. (PRO ref Class HO107 piece 2345 folio 297 pg 12)

On the 1861 Census (7 April) she was aged 30, a house servant, living with her parents at Laughton En Le Morthen. (PRO ref RG9 piece 3512 folio 34 pg 18)

She married Thomas Newbould, a farmer on 21 October 1868 in Laughton En Le Morthen. His father was Charles Newbould, also a farmer. (APR) This agrees with a GRO index entry. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 667 Dec 1868)

1871 CENSUS?? – AGED 41?

4) Thomas Ardron V (1833 - 1903)
My 1st cousin 5 times removed was baptised on 5 May 1833 in Laughton En Le Morthen. (APR)

On the 1841 Census (6 June) Thomas was aged 8, living with his parents at Brookhouse, Laughton En Le Morthen. (PRO ref HO107/1332/1/4/25/11/10) - shown as ANDRON on Ancestry.co.uk index

On the 1851 Census (30 March) he was aged 18, a smith’s apprentice, living with his parents at Brookhouse, Laughton En Le Morthen. (PRO ref Class HO107 piece 2345 folio 297 pg 12)

On the 1861 Census (7 April) he was aged 28, a blacksmith (journeyman), living with his parents at Laughton En Le Morthen. (PRO ref RG9 piece 3512 folio 34 pg 18)

He married Elizabeth Newbould on 10 September 1865 in Laughton En Le Morthen. Thomas was a blacksmith. Her father was Charles Newbould, a farmer. (APR) This agrees with a GRO index entry. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 583 Sep 1865)

On the 1871 Census (2 April) Thomas was shown as head of household at Brookhouse, Laughton En Le Morthen:
a) Thomas Ardron, head, 38, blacksmith, Brookhouse Yorkshire
b) Elizabeth Ardron, wife, 38, Sherbruck Derbyshire
c) Paul Ardron, father, 71, blacksmith, Brookhouse Yorkshire
(GRO ref RG10 piece 4713 folio ?? pg ??) COPY

On the 1881 Census (3 April) Thomas was shown as head of household at Brookhouse, Laughton En Le Morthen:
a) Thomas Ardron, head, married, 48, master blacksmith and farmer 17 Acres 1 Boy, Yorkshire Brookhouse
b) Elizabeth Ardron, wife, married, 48, Derbyshire Shireoaks
c) Ernest Newbould, nephew, 6, scholar, Yorkshire Brookhouse [likely to be the son of his sister Mary IV – see above]
d) William Gibson, servant, 14, farmers boy, Nottinghamshire Budby COPY
(GRO ref RG11 piece 4684 folio 40 page 29)

On the 1891 Census (5 April) Thomas was shown as head of household at Brookhouse, Laughton En Le Morthen:
a) Thomas Ardron, head, married, 58, blacksmith and farmer, employer, Yorkshire Brookhouse
b) Elizabeth Ardron, wife, married, 58, Derbyshire Shirebrook
c) Ernest Newbould, nephew, single, 16, farm servant, employed, Yorkshire Brookhouse [likely to be the son of his sister Mary IV – see above]
d) George Craggs, servant, single, 20, farm servant, employed, Yorkshire Wickersley
(GRO ref RG12 piece 3857 folio 28 page 14) COPY

On the 1901 Census (31 March) Thomas was shown as head of household at Brookhouse Village, Laughton En Le Morthen:
a) Thomas Ardron, head, married, 68, farmer, employer, Yorkshire Laughton
b) Elizabeth Ardron, wife, married, 65, Derbyshire Shirebrook
c) Herbert Hall, servant, single, 16, general farm servant, worker, Yorkshire Laughton
(GRO ref RG13 piece 4403 folio 28 page 14) COPY

He died aged 70 on 30 October 1903 and was buried on 1 November 1903 at All Saints Church, Laughton En Le Morthen. Thomas was a resident of Brookhouse. (APR + MI Dean Ardron) This agrees with a GRO index entry. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 491 Dec 1903 - age shown as 70 on index)

Elizabeth NEWBOULD (1833 - 1908)
Elizabeth was born in 1833. (Based on her age at marriage and death)

1841 CENSUS?? – AGED 7?

1851 CENSUS?? – AGED 17?

1861 CENSUS?? – AGED 27?

Elizabeth died aged 75 on 19 February 1908 and was buried on 24 February 1908 at All Saints Church, Laughton En Le Morthen. She was a resident of 33 Sherwood Crescent, Rotherham. (APR + MI Dean Ardron) The death agrees with a GRO index entry. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 480 Mar 1908 - age shown as 73)

Before her death, Elizabeth made a will on 16 May 1906 at Marsh & Sons Solicitors, Rotherham. She left her entire estate to her niece Fanny Drinkall, who was also appointed sole executor. (Family Division of the High Court)

Probate of her will was then granted to her niece Fanny Drinkall on 16 March 1908: "Ardron, Elizabeth of Sherwood Crescent, Rotherham, Yorkshire, widow, died 19 February 1908. Probate Wakefield 16 March to Fanny Drinkall (wife of John Drinkall). Effects £381 19s. 8d." (Wills & Admons 1908, Family Division of the High Court)

5) John Ardron III (1836 - 1871)
My 1st cousin 5 times removed was baptised on 21 February 1836 in Laughton En Le Morthen. (APR)

On the 1841 Census (6 June) Thomas was aged 5, living with his parents, 2 brothers and 1 sister at Brookhouse, Laughton En Le Morthen. (PRO ref HO107/1332/1/4/25/11/10) - shown as ANDRON on Ancestry.co.uk index

On the 1851 Census (30 March) he was living as an apprentice wheelwright at the residence of John Tradewell in Dalton Magna:
a) John Tradewell, head, married, 45, wheelwright employing 1 man, Dalton Yorkshire
b) Mary Tradewell, wife, married, 44, Herringthorpe Yorkshire
c) Thomas Tradewell, son, unmarried, 22, wheelwright, Dalton Yorkshire
d) John Tradewell, son, unmarried, 11, Dalton Yorkshire
e) Charles Tradewell, son, 4, Dalton Yorkshire
f) John Ardron, apprentice, unmarried, 15, wheelwright, Brookhouse Yorkshire
(PRO ref HO107/2343/??) COPY - Interestingly John is a swap for William Tradewell, also aged 15, who appears as an apprentice blacksmith to John’s father in Brookhouse.

On the 1861 Census (7 April) he was aged 25, a wheelwright, living with his parents, 1 brother and 1 sister at Laughton En Le Morthen. (PRO ref RG9 piece 3512 folio 34 pg 18)

WHEN DID JOHN MARRY AND TO WHO – between 1861 and 1871 Census? - see his status on the 1871 Census + where is his wife on the Census

On the 1871 Census (2 April) he was living as a lodger at the residence of Charles Driver at 29 High Street, Sheffield:
a) Charles Driver, head, married, 49, engine fitter, Staffordshire Wolverhamton
b) Alice Driver, wife, married, 34, Yorkshire Barnswick[?]
c) Alice A Driver, daughter, 14, Lancashire Eccles
d) George H Driver, son, 13, scholar, Lancashire Eccles
e) Eliza H Driver, daughter, 7, scholar, Lancashire Eccles
f) Harriet A Driver, daughter, 5, scholar, Yorkshire Sheffield
g) Lilia M Driver, daughter, 4, scholar, Yorkshire Sheffield
h) Sarah A Driver, daughter, 1 month, Yorkshire Sheffield
i) John Ardron, lodger, married, 35, joiner, Yorkshire Laughton En Le Morthen
(PRO ref RG10/4687/??/??) COPY

John was buried on 23 November 1871 at All Saints, Laughton En Le Morthen. He was aged 35. (NBI - Parish Register) This agrees with a GRO death index entry. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 397 Dec 1871 - [aged] 35)