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Samuel ARDRON VI (1856 - 1917)

Father: James Ardron II (1828 - 1902)
Mother: Martha Sugden

 

 

 

Tree extract starting with common ancestor to me:

 

 

My G-Great-Grandfather was born at Kilnhurst, near Swinton in Rotherham on 5 May 1856. His father was a coal miner. (GRO cert BXBY094476 + PRO ref Rotherham 9c 431 Jun 1856)
He was baptised on 1 June of that year in Swinton. (APR) (Photo - Swinton Parish Church)

1857-8 The Indian Mutiny (against British Rule)

On the 1861 Census (7 April) he was aged 4, a school boy, living with his parents at Albany Row, Albany, Swinton. (PRO ref RG9 piece 3511 folio 57 pg 1)

1870 Primary education is made compulsory

On the 1871 Census (2 April) he was aged 14, living with his parents at 82 Meadow Works, Rawmarsh. (PRO ref RG10 piece 4709 folio 27-28 pg 20-21)

1872 Secret voting is introduced for elections

He married Mary Jane Barlow in the parish church of Rotherham on 8 October 1878. Both Samuel and his father were miners. Mary Jane's father was Benjamin Barlow, a farmer. Both Samuel and Mary Jane were of Rotherham. Their respective ages were 22 and 20. Witnesses were Henry Clark and Eliza Clark. (GRO cert MXA310442 + GRO ref Rotherham 9c 795 Dec 1878) (Photo - Rotherham Parish Church)

1879 Britain fights the Zulu War in South Africa

On the 1881 Census (3 April) Samuel was listed as being the head of household in Ryecroft, Rawmarsh:
a) Samuel Ardron, 24, coal miner, Kilnhurst
b) Mary Jane Ardron, wife, 22, Rusheyum Nottinghamshire
c) Florence K. Ardron, daughter, 1 month, Rawmarsh
(PRO ref RG11 piece 4680 folio 6 page 7)

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

On the 1891 Census (5 April) Samuel was listed as being the head of household for 81 Grange Road, Sandhill, Rawmarsh:
a) Samuel Ardron, head, married, 34, coal miner, Kilnhurst
b) Mary Jane Ardron, wife, married, 32
c) Florence K. Ardron, daughter, 10, scholar, Rawmarsh
d) Lily Ardron, daughter, 7, scholar, Rawmarsh
e) Alice Ardron, daughter, 2, Rawmarsh
(PRO ref RG12 piece 3851 folio 53)

Next door at 80 Grange Road, Sandhill lived Mary Jane's parents and brother:
a) Benjamin Barlow, head, married, 63, colliery labourer
b) Ann Barlow, wife, married, 68
c) Edward Barlow, son, single, 38, bricklayers labourer
(PRO ref RG12 piece 3851 folio 53)

1899-1902 Britain fights the Boer War in South Africa

On the 1901 Census (31 March) Samuel was listed as being the head of household for 92 Claypit Lane, Rawmarsh:
a) Samuel Ardron, head, married, 44, coal miner labourer in pit, worker, Kilnhurst Yorks 
b) Mary Jane Ardron, wife, married, 42, Babworth, Notts
c) Florence K. Ardron, daughter, single, 20, dress maker, own account working at home, Rawmarsh Yorks
d) Alice Ardron, daughter, single, 12, Rawmarsh Yorks
e) Horace Ardron, son, single, 6, Rawmarsh Yorks
f) Cyril Ardron, son, single, 8 months, Rawmarsh Yorks
(PRO ref RG13 piece 4399 folio 35 pg 8)

1901 Death of Queen Victoria

In 1905 he was listed as a shop keeper at 21 Apollo Street, Sandhill, Rawmarsh:
"Ardron Samuel, shopkeeper, 21 Apollo Street, Sand Hill" (White's Directory of Sheffield Rotherham and the Parishes, Townships, Villages and Hamlets within a radius of seven miles from Sheffield, 1905, page 812)

In 1910 Samuel was the occupier of  31a Sandhill, a house and shop. It was owned by Sam Lowcock (father-in-law to his daughter Florence Kate). The gross value £13.9.0 and the rateable value was £10.15.0. The actual (or estimated) rent was £18.4.0. At the time it was described as "shop, living room, scullery, 3 bedrooms - stable, small garden at back". (1910 Finance Act (PRO ref IR71302 Rawmarsh nos 3001-3100)) 

 

On the 1911 Census (2 April) Samuel was listed as head of household for 143 Kilnhurst Road, Sandhill, Rawmarsh:

a) Samuel Ardron, head, 54, married (32 years), grocer and milk dealer, own account, Yorkshire Rawmarsh

b) Mary Jane Ardron, wife, 52, married (32 years), assisting in the business, Nottinghamshire Babworth

c) Horace Ardron, son, 16, single, assisting in the business, Yorkshire Rawmarsh

d) Cyril Ardron, son, 10, school, Yorkshire Rawmarsh

e) Lilian Milnes, servant, 18, single, general servant / domestic, worker, Yorkshire Swinton

The record shows a total of 5 children born alive in present marriage, 5 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 ??)

In 1913 Samuel agreed to rent Bradbury Farm, Rawmarsh from Theophilus Percy Ring of The Rectory, Rawmarsh, Clerk in Holy Orders. Samuel was of Kilnhurst Road, Sandhill, Rawmarsh, and a milk dealer. The farm consisted of roughly 80 acres plus a house and other buildings. The rent was £110 per annum payable by half yearly payments on the 2nd day of February and the 2nd day of August. (Copy of tenancy agreement)

1914-8 The Great War (World War I)

On 23 September 1917, Samuel died at Bradbury Farm, Rawmarsh, aged 61 years. He was a farmer. The informant was H. Ardron (son). (GRO Cert DXZ397974 + GRO ref Rotherham 9c 671 Sep 1917) CAUSE OF DEATH?

He is buried at Haugh Road Cemetery, Rawmarsh: "In loving memory of Samuel the beloved husband of Mary Jane Ardron who died Sept 23 1917 aged 61 years. His end was peace". (MI)

Before his death, Samuel made a will on 2 February 1915 in which his wife Mary Jane was appointed executor and sole heir to his estate. Witnesses to the will were William Mullins (a farmer of Manor Farm) and George Bryan (a miner of Rose Hill, Rawmarsh).

This will was probated on 31 October 1917. "Ardron, Samuel of Bradbury Farm, Rawmarsh, Rotherham, Yorkshire, died 23 September 1917. Probate Wakefield 31 October to Mary Jane Ardron, widow. Effects £847 17s." (Wills & Admons 1917, Family Division of the High Court)

Mary Jane BARLOW (1858 - 1924)
(PHOTO)

My G-Great-Grandmother was born on 16 July 1858 at Rusheyum, Nottinghamshire. Her parents were Benjamin and Ann Barlow. (Based on her age at time of marriage and location on 1881 Census + Brian Hurst)

1861 CENSUS?? – AGED 2?

1871 CENSUS?? – AGED 12?

Mary Jane died on 4 June 1924 at Sandhill Farm, Rawmarsh aged 65 years. The informant was H. Ardron (son). (GRO cert DXZ397974 + GRO ref Rotherham 9c 835 June 1924 - [aged] 65)

She is buried with her husband at Haugh Road Cemetery, Rawmarsh: "Also of the above named Mary Jane Ardron who died June 4th 1924 aged 65 years. But since they could no longer stay to cheer us with their love, we hope to meet again in that bright home above". (MI)

Her will was probated on 10 September 1924. "Ardron, Mary Jane of Sandhill Farm, Rawmarsh, Yorkshire, widow, died 4 June 1924. Probate Wakefield 10 September to Cyril Ardron, farmer, Florence Kate Lowcock (wife of Herbert Lowcock) and Lily Mullins (wife of Willie Mullins). Effects £289 17s. 7d." (Wills & Admons 1924, Family Division of the High Court) DETAILS OF WILL?

SAMUEL AND MARY JANE HAD THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN:

1) Florence Kate Ardron (1881 - 1975)

     

My G-Great Aunt was born on 24 February 1881 at Rawmarsh . (Based on age and location on 1891 Census + Brian Hurst) This agrees with a GRO index entry. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 665 March 1881)

On the 1881 Census (3 April) she was aged 1 month, living with her parents at Ryecroft, Rawmarsh. (PRO ref RG11 piece 4680 folio 6 page 7)

On the 1891 Census (5 April) she was aged 10, a school girl, living with her parents at 81 Grange Road, Sandhill, Rawmarsh. (PRO ref RG12 piece 3851 folio 53)

On the 1901 Census (31 March) she was aged 20, a dressmaker, living with her parents at 92 Claypit Lane, Rawmarsh. (PRO ref RG13 piece 4399 folio 35 pg 8)

Florence Kate married Herbert Lowcock at the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Rawmarsh on 28 August 1902. Florence was resident at 92 Clay Pit Lane, Rawmarsh. Her father was a coal miner. Herbert was resident at 39 Kilnhurst Road, Sandhill, Rawmarsh and was a coal miner. His father was Sam Lowcock, an insurance agent. Florence was aged 21 and Herbert was 24. Witnesses were Lily Ardron and G. W. Lowcock. (GRO cert MXA386883 + GRO ref Rotherham 9c 1097 Sep 1902)

On the 1911 Census (2 April) Florence was living with her husdband at 147 Kilnhurst Road, Sandhill, Rawmarsh:

a) Herbert Lowcock, head, 33, married (8 years), coal mine corporal below ground, worker, Yorkshire Rawmarsh

b) Florence Kate Lowcock, wife, 30, married (8 years), Yorkshire Rawmarsh

c) Hazel Mary Lowcock, daughter, 5, single, Yorkshire Rawmarsh

The record shows a total of 1 children born alive in present marriage, 1 still living and 0 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 ??)

She died at her daughter Hazel's house, 37 Bond Road, Barnsley on 12 January 1975 aged 93. (Brian Hurst + GRO ref Barnsley 3 0250 Mar 1975 - [born] 24-Fe-1881)

Florence was then buried at Haugh Road Cemetery, Rawmarsh. (Brian Hurst)

Herbert LOWCOCK (1877 - 1949)
He was born in 1877. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 650 Dec 1877)

On the 1881 Census (3 April) Herbert was listed as living with his parents at 39 Kilnhurst Road, Rawmarsh:
a) Sam Lowcock, head, married, 27, Gleadless York
b) Elizabeth Lowcock, wife, married, 23, Conisbro York
c) Herbert Lowcock, 3, Rawmarsh York
d) George W. Lowcock, 3 months, Rawmarsh York
(PRO ref RG11 piece 4680 folio 7 pg 9) NEED TO CHECK OCCUPATIONS

1891 CENSUS?? – AGED 13?

On the 1901 Census (31 March) Herbert was living with his parents at 39 Kilnhurst Road, Rawmarsh:

a) Sam Lowcock, head, married, 47, coal mines deputy below ground, worker, Gleadless Yorkshire

b) Elizabeth Lowcock, wife, married, 43, Conisborough Yorkshire

c) Herbert Lowcock, son, single, 23,

d) George Wm Lowcock, son, single, 20,

e) Harry Lowcock, son, single, 18,

f) John Arthur Lowock, son, single, 15,

g) Albert Lowcock, son, single, 13,

h) Edgar Lowcock, son, single, 11,

i) Mary Elizabeth Lowcock, daughter, single, 9,

j) Evelyn Lowcock, daughter, single, 5,

k) ?? Lowcock, son, single, 3,

(PRO ref RG13 piece 4399 folio 54 pg 4) NEED TO CHECK OCCUPATIONS + BIRTH LOCATIONS

Herbert died on 24 January 1949 in Rawmarsh. (Brian Hurst + GRO ref Rother V 2c 863 Mar 1949 - [aged] 71)

He was buried at Haugh Road Cemetery, Rawmarsh. (Brian Hurst)

2) Lily Ardron (1883 - 1945)

          

My G-Great Aunt was born on 6 May 1883 at Rawmarsh . (Based on age and location on 1891 Census + Brian Hurst) This agrees with a GRO index entry. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 669 June 1883)

On the 1891 Census (5 April) she was aged 7, a school girl, living with her parents and 2 sisters at 81 Grange Road, Sandhill, Rawmarsh. (PRO ref RG12 piece 3851 folio 53)

On the 1901 Census (31 March) Lily is listed as a domestic housemaid at the residence of one Charles Lord, a fustian dealer of Stubbin House, Hebden Bridge, West Riding:
a) Lily Ardron, servant, single, 17, housemaid domestic, Ryecroft Yorks
(PRO ref RG13 piece 4083 folio 5 pg 1)

Sometime before July 1903 Lily went to South Africa with her future husband Willie Mullins. (Based on marriage cert)

Lily married Willie Mullins on 13 July 1903 at St Marys Church, Indive, parish of Dordrecht, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa after banns. She was aged 24 and Willie was a mining engineer aged 26. Witnesses were Charles Mullins and Bertha Colley. (Based on marriage cert)

1911 CENSUS?? – AGED 27? – it is likely that she was in South Africa as I cannot find her or Willie on the 1911 Census for England.

She died on 5 December 1945 aged 62 at 20 Moorgate. She was of 18 Silverwood Cottages, Ravenfield, Rotherham.The informant W[illiam]. P[ercival]. Mullins, son, of 19 Silverwood Cottages, Thybergh, Rotherham. (Death cert IJ572970)

A newspaper announcement advised the death as follows: “MULLINS – On December 5th 1945, Lily, beloved wife of Willie, of 18 Silverwood Cottages, in the Rotherham Municipal Hospital. Thanking doctor and staff, also relatives, neighbours and friends, for kindness and sympathy.” (Newspaper announcement – name + date unknown)

Willie MULLINS (1880 - 1946)
He was born on 29 December 1880 at Rawmarsh. (Based short birth cert and age + location on 1881 Census)

On the 1881 Census (3 April) Willie was living with his parents at Ryecroft, Rawmarsh:

a) William Mullins, head, married, 22, coal miner, Yorkshire Rawmarsh

b) Eliza Mullins, wife, married, 22, Yorkshire Carlton

c) Lilian Mullins, daughter, 1, Yorkshire Rawmarsh

d) Willie Mullins, son, 3 months, Yorkshire Rawmarsh

(PRO ref RG11piece 4680 folio 6 pg 8)

 

On the 1891 Census ( 5 April) Willie was living with his parents at 19 Kilnhurst Road, Rawmarsh:

a) William Mullins, head, married, 32, mining deputy, employed, Yorkshire Rawmarsh

b) Eliza Mullins, wife, married, 32, Yorkshire Rawmarsh

c) Lilian Mullins, daughter, 11, scholar, Yorkshire Rawmarsh

d) Willie Mullins, son, 10, scholar, Yorkshire Rawmarsh

e) Arthur Mullins, son, 8, scholar, Yorkshire Rawmarsh

f) Charles Mullins, son, 7, scholar, Yorkshire Rawmarsh

(PRO ref RG12 piece 3853 folio 18 pg 30)

 

On the 1901 Census (31 March) Willie was living with his parents at Warren Vale, Rawmarsh:

a) William Mullins, head, married, 42, colliery under manager below, worker, Rawmarsh Yorkshire

b) Eliza Mullins, wife, married, 42, Rawmarsh Yorkshire

c) Willie Mullins, son, single, 20, colliery packer below, worker, Rawmarsh Yorkshire

d) Arthur Mullins, son, single, 18, ??, worker, Rawmarsh Yorkshire

e) Charles Mullins, son, single, 17, ??, worker, Rawmarsh Yorkshire

f) Annie E Carr, servant, single, 16, servant domestic, worker, Rawmarsh Yorkshire

(PRO ref RG13 piece 4399 folio 67 pg 30)

 

In 1945 at the time of his wife’s death he was a colliery deputy. (Wife’s death cert)

 

He died in 1946. (Denise Pannett (nee Oxtoby))

3) Alice Ardron II (1888 - 1916)

My G-Great Aunt was born on 25 April 1888 at Rawmarsh. (Based on age and location on 1891 Census + Brian Hurst) This agrees with a GRO index entry. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 650 Dec 1888)

On the 1891 Census (5 April) she was aged 2, living with her parents at 81 Grange Road, Sandhill, Rawmarsh. (PRO ref RG12 piece 3851 folio 53)

On the 1901 Census (31 March) she was aged 12, living with her parents at 92 Claypit Lane, Rawmarsh. (PRO ref RG13 piece 4399 folio 35 pg 8)

Alice married Robert Walter Tate. (Based on information supplied by Gillian Morris concerning a fabric bookmark in a family bible) This was probably in 1910 based on the GRO marriage index. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 1384 Dec 1910)

1911 CENSUS?? – AGED 22?

She died on 3 January 1916 aged 27 and was interred at Haugh Road Cemetery, Rawmarsh on 7 January. (Based on information supplied by Gillian Morris concerning a fabric bookmark in a family bible + GRO ref Doncaster 9c 998 Mar 1916 - [aged] 28)

The bookmark found by Gillian Morris and also Brian Hurst has the following inscription:

"In loving memory of
Alice,
The beloved wife of Robert
Walter Tate
And dearly loved daughter
of Samuel and Mary Jane
Ardron
Who departed this life January
3rd 1916
In her 28th Year
And was interred at the Haugh
Road Cemetery Rawmarsh January 7th

If love and care could death prevent,
Her life had not so soon been spent,
But God in mercy thought it best
To take her to his home of rest"

Robert Walter TATE (-)

1901 CENSUS?? – AGED ?

4) Horace Ardron II (1894 - 1973)

 

5) Cyril Ardron I (1900 - 1983)