Ann Hough (1850 – 1903)

Until a couple of days ago, I was a little bit puzzled as to what happened to my 3rd great grandmother, Ann Hough, after her appearance with her husband, George Pointon, and family, in the 1881 census “Near Royal Oak”, Knutton, Staffordshire, England.

George had appeared in the 1891 census as married, at Vale Pleasant, Knutton, Staffordshire, an ironstone miner.

I found George Pointon’s death, caused by injuries due to an accident at the Harrison and Woodburn Pit, Leycett in 1894, however it puzzled me why I could not find any mention of Ann.

I had been searching for a possible death, with no luck, but then turned my attention to a possible marriage, and found it!

Ann Pointon, the daughter of John Hough (and Elizabeth Jones), a widow, married John Lloyd, a batchelor and a miner, father Edward, at Holy Trinity, Sneyd, Staffordshire on the 26th June 1894.

I found John and Ann Lloyd on the 1901 census at Tunstall, Staffordshire, with a son, John B(luch) Lloyd, born in about 1888.  John Bluch Lloyd was born in 1887, and the mother’s maiden name was Hough.

The puzzle of where Ann was in 1891 had been cleared up, she was listed as Ann Lloyd in that year’s census, living with her future husband and son.

I also found the death registered in 1903 of Ann Lloyd.

So, not only had I discovered what happened to Ann, I had also found a new 3rd great uncle, I had never heard about before.

Moral of the story, if you think someone might have died, try checking for a marriage first.  I certainly will.

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Elizabeth Artless (1797 – 1864)

In northern Staffordshire, England, about 1797, a girl was born called Elizabeth Artless/Hartless.

Elizabeth was my 4th great grandmother, unfortunately no baptism record has yet been found.

On the 27th June 1825, Elizabeth, apparently of the parish of Stoke on Trent at the time, a spinster, married John Stockton, the son (I believe) of Peter and Ann, a collier, widower of Keele at Stoke on Trent.

John and Elizabeth Stockton went on to have 7 children that I know of;  Richard, William, John, George (my line), James Henry, Elijah and Anne between 1826 and 1841.

John and Elizabeth can be found on the 1841, 1851 and 1861 census.  Elizabeth’s age is consistently given to indicate a birth in about 1797, while her place of birth is given as Keele, Staffordshire in 1851 and Balterley, Staffordshire in 1861.

On the 17th March 1864, Elizabeth Stockton, nee Artless/Hartless died of Bronchitis at the High Street, Silverdale, Staffordshire.

Elizabeth was buried at Keele, Staffordshire on the 20th March 1864.

Is there anyone who knows anything of the Artless/Hartless family from the north Staffordshire area?  If so, please do get in touch by clicking here, i’d be pleased to hear from you.

Some early Norton le Moors family mentions

Find My Past has a large collection of Staffordshire parish records now available to browse, so I decided to go through some of the early Norton le Moors/Norton in the Moors St. Bartholomew parish records, and transcribe a few of them which relate and may relate to the “Our Ancestors” family tree:

John Rosse and Julian Rowley married 18th October 1618

Jane Poynton the daughter of Randle and Rosse his wife baptised the 31st October 1619

Elizabeth Roose the daughter of John Roose and Julia his wife was baptised 11th February 1620

John the sone of Randle Poynton and Joyse his wife baptised 17th March 1621

Thomas Besswicke and Mary Poynton married ………? 1621

Elina (?) the daughter of John Roase and Julian his wife baptised 23rd February 1622

Meare the sone of Randall Poynton and Joyse his wife baptised 4th October 1624

Anne the daughter of John Rose and Julian his wife baptised 27th February 1624

….(Wm.?) Ball and Jane Poynton married February 24th 1624

Randall Poynton buried May the 25 1625

….? the daughter of Randall Poynton and Joyse his wife bapt. the same day (14th January) 1626

Meare Poynton and Elizabeth Tourner married February the 11th (?) 1627

Jane the daughter of Meare Poynton and Elizabeth his wife baptised …… 1628

Randulphi Poynton baptised 2nd August 1629

Joane the daughter of John Rose baptised the first day of August 1630

Jane the daughter of Maier ? Poynton baptised the 3 day of Oct 1630

Ellin the daughter of Randulphe Poynton was baptised December 3 1631

William the sonn of Meare Pointon was buried the 28th January 1637

John son of Meare Pointon and Elizabeth bapt. April the 19th 1640

Elizabeth Pointton buried April the ? 1640

John the son of Meare Pointon buried 29th June 1642

Mathew Pointon buried 26th March 1645

 

 

More research notes

Some more random notes from the various bits of paper and notebooks I have, from various sources.  Note, as always, not all of the following are related to me but at the time I noted them down, they were possibilities:

Hannah Salkeld Slinger born June qtr. 1859 East Ward, Westmorland, England.  Ref. 10b 546.  Married William Gaskarth (58) father Thomas 23rd June 1896 Dunham Massey, Cheshire.

Hannah Salkeld Gaskarth of Drumlin, Windsor Terrace, Kendal, widow died 30th July 1923.  Admin Carlisle 7th September 1923 to Martha Wharton wife of James.  Effects £10482 13s 2d

Jane Annie Rawsthorne of Beckside, Old Hutton, Westmorland, spinster died 12th March 1923.  Probate Carlisle 29th May 1923 to Isabella Thompson wife of Robert & Robert Simpson baths manager.  Effects £1622 16s 7d

1851 Census – Broad Lane, Stapeley, Cheshire, England

John Hough – Head – 69 – Ag. lab. – born Wales

Ann Hough – Wife – 61 – born Acton, Cheshire

Sarah Edge – Niece – Unmarr. – 26 – Seamstress – born Liverpool

Ann Hough wife of John of Stapeley buried aged 64 on the 26th April 1853 at Wybunbury, Cheshire

1861 Census – Marsh Lane, Nantwich, Cheshire, England

Aaron Jones – Head – 37 – labr. – born Nantwich

Elizabeth Jones – Wife – 37 – born Audlem, Cheshire

Jane Jones – Dau. – 12 – scholar – born Nantwich

Aaron Jones – Son – 1 – born Nantwich

Aaron Jones – Father – 70 – Tanner – born Llangollen, North Wales

1841 Census – Wall Lane, Nantwich, Cheshire

Aaron Jones – 45 – Tanner – Not born Cheshire

Elizabeth Jones – 45 – Not born Cheshire

John Jones – 25 – Not born Cheshire

William Jones – 20 – Not born Cheshire

Aaron Jones – 15 – Born Cheshire

Samuel Jones – 9 – Born Cheshire

Ann Hough – 13 – F. S. – Born Cheshire

Elizabeth Lowe baptised 23rd January 1788 Market Drayton, Shropshire, England to John

From 1911 England Census Summary book:

Rev. Hopton at 18 Spring Lane, Radcliffe, Lancashire

On the 13th April 1899 at Emmanuel Church, Preston, Lancashire, England:

George Dunkley Coxhead aged 24, a gardener, bachelor of Cop Lane, Penwortham, father William Dunkley Coxhead (deceased), gardener.  Married Bertha Duffell aged 19, domestic servant of 34 Barlow Street.  Witnesses James Woodburn and Rachel Duffell

On the 27th February 1892 at St. Mary, Penwortham, Lancashire, England:

Robert Orritt aged 27 a farm labourer of Hutton, father Robert, a shoemaker.  Married Alice Coxhead, aged 28, spinster, mother Elizabeth Coxhead a farmer.  Witnesses John Sutton and Ellen Coxhead

On the 13th February 1816 at St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire, England:

George Austin, a seaman of Lancaster married Maria Pimm a spinster also of Lancaster.  Witnesses Alice Bradshaw and Anthony Marshall.

On the 7th September 1863 at St. Mary the Virgin, Prescot, Lancashire:

Jesse Bibby, of full age, a collier, widower of Whiston, father Jonathan a labourer.  Married Nancy Finch, of full age, a widow of Prescot, father Henry Critchley a labourer.  Witnesses Thomas Jones and Jane Erlam.

1901 Census – 11 Starkie Street, Leyland, Lancashire:

Hugh Wilson – 44 – Insurance agent – born Leyland

Sarah Wilson – 42 – Wife – born Longton

Harold C Wilson – 16 – Son – Commercial Clerk – born Leyland

Walter H Wilson – 12 – Son – born Carlisle

Vera J Wilson – 9 – Dau. – born Leyland

Frank Wilson – 4 – Son – born Leyland

From St. Andrew, Longton Lancashire burials:

Betty Fairhurst aged 87 of Longton buried on the 20th January 1870

And finally, a couple of St. Just in Penwith, Cornwall burials:

James Maddern aged 72 of Cape Cornwall Road buried on the 18th June 1907

William Charles Allen Dungey aged 37 of Pleasant Row, St. Just in Penwith buried 18th June 1918

 

Some more research notes

Various notes on bits of paper i’ve gathered over the years.  As always in these posts, not all of these people are related to me, but I noted these things down at the time as they could have been.

From the Staffordshire BMD indexes:

Hannah Pointon death registered 1871 Newcastle under Lyme, Audey sub district, ref. AUD/011/41

Hannah Pointon death registered 1877 Newcastle under Lyme, Audley sub district, ref. AUD/014/4

George Pointon death registered 1888 Newcastle under Lyme, Audley sub district, ref. AUD/018/99

Thomas Stockton married Mary H Grocott – St. Margaret, Wolstanton – 1873 – ref. C30/12/450

Alfred Stockton married Kate Lightfoot – St. Mary, Knutton – 1884 – ref. C15/1/101

Samuel Stockton married Jane Hughes – St. Mary, Knutton – 1887 – ref. C15/1/175

Alexander Stockton married Ellen Dickin – St. Luke, Silverdale – 1892 – ref. C26/1/458

William J Stockton married Elizabeth Key – St. Mary, Knutton – 1893 – ref. C15/1/383

Thomas Stockton married Rosalina Stubbs – St. Mary, Knutton – 1895 – ref. C15/1/408

From St. Mary, Lancaster, Lancashire parish registers:

Baptisms to John and Peggy Woodhouse –

Nancy on the 30th June 1791

Agnes on the 15th January 1789

Jane on the 3rd January 1799

Mary on the 3rd January 1796

Betty on the 11th April 1793

John on the 15th August 1802

Margaret on the 3rd April 1800

Thomas Dickinson on the 26th August 1805

From the GRO Index:

Alice Pedder death registered Lancaster March quarter 1843, ref. 21 362

Peter Pedder death registered Preston September quarter 1845, ref. 21 354

Mary Ann Bradshaw death registered Lancaster March quarter 1850, ref. 21 382

James Docker death registered Ulverston March quarter 1857, ref. 8e 428

Isabella Willison death registered Ulverston March quarter 1895 aged 69, ref. 8e 641

James Holme death registered Kendal March quarter 1840, ref. 25 331

James Holme death registered Ulverston March quarter 1868, aged 67, ref. 8e 472

From the 1841 England Census

36 Bridge Lane, Lancaster –

William Bradshaw – 37 – Blockmaker – born Lancashire

Mary Ann Bradshaw – 37 – born Lancashire

Edward Bradshaw – 11 – born Lancashire

Margaret Bradshaw – 5 – born Lancashire

Betsy Bradshaw – 9 months – born Lancashire

12 St. George’s Quay, Lancaster –

Christopher Bradshaw – 65 – Burtons mariner – born Lancashire

May C. Bradshaw – 60 – born Lancashire

Agnes Bradshaw – 20 – born Lancashire

Under Gardens, Damside Street, Lancaster –

Edward Bradshaw – 32 – currier & leather dealer – born Lancashire

Margaret Bradshaw – 32 – not born Lancashire

William Bradshaw – 9 – not born Lancashire

John Bradshaw – 7 – not born Lancashire

Elizabeth Bradshaw – 6 – born Lancashire

Hannah Bradshaw – 2 – born Lancashire

Margaret Bradshaw junior – 8 months – born Lancashire

From the 1851 England Census:

Parr Stocks, Parr –

Peter Cundliffe – Head – coal miner – 56 – born Parr

Mary Cundliffe – Wife – 55 – born Parr

Joseph Cundliffe – Son – coal miner – 16 – born Parr

Saml. Cundliffe – Son – coal miner – 13 – born Parr

John Cundliffe – Son – wid. – coal miner – 35 – born Parr

Miles Cundliffe – Son – wid. – coal miner – 32 – brn Parr

Mary Cundliffe – G. Dau. – scholar – 8 – born Parr

John Cundliffe – G. Son – scholar – 10 – born Parr

Ralph Cundliffe – G. Son – scholar – 8 – born Parr

Mary Cundliffe – G. Dau. – scholar – 6 – born Parr

And from the 1861 England Census:

Park Road Beerhouse, Parr  –

Thomas Francis – Head – marr. – 40 – Beerseller – born Parr

Esther Francis – Wife – marr. – 40 – born Parr

Wm. Francis – Son — 18 – born Parr

John Francis – Son – 15 – born Parr

Ellen Francis – Dau – 8 – born Parr

Elizth. Francis – Dau. – 2 – born Parr

Samuel Francis – Son – 4 mths. – born Parr

 

 

Some more newspaper notes

This is the second in a series of posts looking at excerpts from newspapers.

From the Saturday 15th December 1849 edition of the Kendal Mercury:

At Whicham, Millom, on the 6th inst. , by the Rev. G. Wilkinson, rector, Mr Robert Holme, huntsman to G. Woodburne Esq. Thurston Ville, to Eleanor, niece of Mr G. Benson, Rallies, Whicham.

From the 21st October 1854 edition of the Lancaster Gazette:

Ulverston – On the 14th instant, at the Parish Church by the Rev. S. Robertson, curate, Mr Joseph Holmes, husbandman, Hazelrigg, Cartmel, to Miss Ellen Lowis of Newland, near Ulverston.

From the Saturday 9th July 1836 edition of the Staffordshire Advertiser:

To be imprisoned three months – Randle Pointon, for stealing from the person of Thomas Cooper, at Audley, two half-crown pieces, his property.

From the Saturday 12th March 1836 edition of the Staffordshire Advertiser:

To be imprisoned three calendar months – Jane Darlington, stealing a piece of Kenseymere Cloth, and other articles, the property of John Harding, at Audley.

From the Monday 19th July 1897 edition of the Liverpool Mercury:

Fatal Accident to a St. Helens Boy

Samuel Francis, 13 yrs old, son of Wm. Francis, a collier, of 296, Park Road, St. Helens, died on Saturday night from injuries received on the previous Thursday afternoon.  Francis was in the employ of Councillor Ryder, mineral water manufacturer, and accidentally fell from a mineral water waggon at Burtonwood.  He alighted on his head, and it was afterwards found that he had fractured the base of his skull.  He gradually sank, and expired as stated.

From the Thursday 29th April 1937 edition of the Cornishman:

Mr M. Maddern, St. Just

The death occurred at his residence, 19 Pleasant Terrace, St. Just, on Wednesday, of Mr. Matthias Maddern.  He was well known in agricultural circles, having farmed at Botallack for many years.  He retired from farming within the last two years.

Mr Maddern was held in high esteem by all who knew him, and much sympathy will be extended to the widow and family in their irreparable loss.

The internment took place on Sunday afternoon at the Parish Church, St. Just, in the presence of a large number of sympathizers.  The service was conducted by Rev. A Tampsett (curate)

The mourners were:  Mrs Maddern and Mr R. Maddern (widow and son), Mr W. E. Maddern and Mrs M. E. Oats (son and sister), Mr J W Maddern and misses May and Mary Maddern (grandson and grand-daughters), Mr T. Maddern and Misses Hetty and Iris Maddern (brother and grand-daughters), Mr C. Maddern and Miss M. Oats (nephew and niece), Mr T. Maddern and Mrs R. Collins (cousins), Mr J. Maddern and Mrs W. E. Maddern (cousin and daughter in law), Mr W. Tregear and Mrs C. Maddern (cousin and niece), Mr F. Hocking and Mrs T. Maddern (cousins), Mrs J. Hocking and Mr J. T. Williams (sister-in-law and friend), Mr and Mrs J Hosking (niece and nephew), Mr B. Oats, Miss M. A. Oats and Mrs W. Hosking (cousins), Mrs T. Trevorrow, Mrs B. Hocking, Miss M. A. Pascoe, Mr J Dennis, Mrs W. Boase, Mrs J Hosking (cousins), Mr and Mrs H. Harry, Mr W. Harry, Mr T. Harry, Mr and Mrs Pope (friends) and others.

Floral tributes were:  “Whith love.” from his sorrowing wife;  “In loving memory,” from Robert, Hettie, Jim and family;  “To dear father, with love,”  from William Eddy and Rosie;  “To dear Grandad,” from May, Mary, Hetty and Iris;  “To darling granda, with little Maureen’s love”;  “With deepest sympathy,” from R and T Collins, Newlyn;  “With deepest sympathy,” from Mary, Ben and Florrie;  “In loving memory,” from Willie Mabel and Elizabeth;  “In affectionate remembrance, and with deepest sympathy,” from John and Lottie;  “In loving memory,” from M.S.H. Harry and Henry;  “With sincere sympathy,” from B. Lugg;  “With deepest sympathy,” from Mr and Mrs Pope, Barwis Terrace, Penzance;  “With deepest sympathy,” from Mrs Scutt and Eileen.

The bearers were Messrs. P. Rickard, P. Thomas, C. Gilbert, F. Stephens, R. Grenfell, and J. T. Williams.

The coffin was of unpolished panel elm, with solid brass furniture, with the inscription:

“Matthias Maddern, died 21st April 1937, aged 72 years.”

The undertaking arrangements were satisfactorily carried out by Jas. Roberts and Sons, St. Just.  The motor hearse was supplied by Mr Hawken, Penzance, and the cars by Mr. H. Eddy, St. Just.

From the Saturday 18th June 1859 edition of the Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser:

ENGLISH PATENTS

Robert Lloyd Burrowes, of St. Helen’s, professor of Music, and John Knowles, jun. , of the same place, mine surveyor, for improvements in the construction of pianoforts and organs.  Dated December 9, 1858.

 

Audley, Staffordshire

Several of my Pointon/Poynton ancestors and related families lived in and around the Audley area.

Audley, as you can see from the map above, is situated in northern Staffordshire, with Betley, Wrinehill,  Miles Green, Halmer End, Chesterton, Talke and Betley in Staffordshire, and Barthomley, and Alsager in Cheshire close by.  The area historically had lots of coal mines, so if you have ancestors from the area, you’ll possibly have a miner among them.

My 7 times great grandfather, Randle Poynton, was baptised at Talke to Randle and Hannah on the 3rd April 1726.  He went on to marry Sarah Whiteall at Audley in 1744.

Abel Dale, a husbandman, and Sarah Booker, one set of my 7th great grandparents married at Audley in 1756.

Another set of my 7th great grandparents, Oldcot Eardley and Cisley Ryley married at Audley in 1744.

So, there are quite a few of my ancestors from the area.

Interesting and useful websites about the area (some cover the wider region) include:

Audley and District Family History Society

Audley, Staffordshire at GENUKI

History of Audley on A Vision of Britain Through Time

Staffordshire BMD

Staffordshire Archives

The Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry

Wishful Thinking Staffordshire Local History includes MI collection, photograph index and Lichfield wills index

Talke Info

Sources for Betley History

Betley Local History Society

North Staffs Mines History

 

Transcript of the will of Jane Dale

Jane Dale her markJane Dale, the widow of John Dale, died in 1768 and was buried at St. James, Audley, Staffordshire, England on the 3rd November 1768.

John and Jane are one set of my 8th great grandparents via their son, Abel.  Abel’s daughter, Jane and her husband, Randle Pointon are my line.

Jane’s will was proven on the 25th November 1768.

Spelling and grammar as per the original, however I have divided the transcript up for easier reading:

In the Name of God Amen:  The Last Will and Testament of Jane Dale in the Parish of Audley in the County of Stafford Widdow made the Thirtieth Day of June and in year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and fifty nine:

First my Mind and Will is that all my just Debts and funeral Expenses be paid and satisfied with all Convenient Speed after my Decease and then I give to my Sons Abel and John and Sarah my Daughter Each of Them one Shilling having given Them their portion before

Item:  I give to my Son Joseph and to my Daughters Rebecca and Hannah all my Horse Gears as Chains Saddles Collers and all other Necessaries thereinto belonging:  and my Clock that I Lent my Son John and even all the rest residue and remainder of my personal Estate whether of Goods or of Money of what nature Kind or Denomination soever the same Equally to be Divided amongst Them share and share alike

and if any of them Die leaving no Child the Survivor or Survivors of Them to have Their Share so Dying

and Lastly I do Nominate constitute and appoint my Son Joseph and my Daughter Rebecca Executor and Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Will or Wills by me made

In Witness whereof I have hereunto put my Hand and Seal the Day and Year first above Written.

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the Testatrix as Her Last Will and TestamentIn the Presence of us who subscribed Our Names in the said Testatrix’s Presence

Jane [X] Dale

Her mark [seal]

Samuel Clowes

Ricd. Warham

Richard Hamilton

Transcript of the will of Abel Dale

Signature of Abel DaleAbel Dale, the son of John and Jane,  is one of my 7 times great grandparents.  He married twice,  to Ann Smith, at Audley, Staffordshire in 1750, then to Sarah Booker, also at Audley, in 1756.

Abel died in 1804, and was buried at St. James, Audley on the 4th March 1804.

His will was proved on the 24th April 1804.

Spellings and grammar as per the original, except for the paragraphs, which are there for easier reading.

In the Name of God Amen- I Abel Dale of Audley in the County of Stafford Yeoman, being of sound and Disposing mind, memory & understanding (praised be God) do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner and form following,

That is to say, I recommend my soul to God who made it, and my Body to the Earth to be decently Buried at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named,-And as to my worldly affairs I direct as follows

First I will and direct that my Just debts and Funeral Expenses be forthwith paid and discharged,  I give and bequeath to Elizabeth Darlington my daughter the wife of John Darlington the sum of Ten Shillings – I also give and bequeath to my daughter Hannah Beech the sum of Ten Shillings

and all the residue of my Estate whether personal actual of what Nature or Kind whatsoever.  I give and bequeath unto my son in Law Renwell Steel and my Son in Law Randle Pointon their Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns share and Share Alike –

And I do hereby nominate and Appoint the said Renwall Steel and the Said Randle Pointon Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Will and Wills by me heretofore made and declare this to be my last.  In witness, whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this Fifth day of May in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Two —

Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Testator Abel Dale as and for his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us and in the presence of Each Other have Subscribed our Names as Witnesses —

Abel Dale [Signature and Seal]

Edwd. Eardley

Benjn. Eardley