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Yarnold Family of Ledbury

Yarnold Family of Worcester, Ledbury and Gloucester

 


Joseph Yarnold and Mary of St Helen’s Parish, Worcester

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Charles Yarnold I (1751-1824) and Ann Lench (1746-1818 )

Glazier of St Helen’s Parish, Worcester

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 Charles Yarnold II (1781-1836) and Frances or Fanny Hussey (1781-1852)

Plumber, Glazier and Painter of St Martin’s Parish, Worcester and Ledbury

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Ann Yarnold (Frith) (?) of Ledbury and Gloucester

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 James Henry Yarnold (1833-1912) and Frances Brown (1831-1879)

Foreman Joiner of Gloucester


 

CHARLES YARNOLD II, Great IV Grandfather of Richard Barton

 Son of Charles Yarnold and Ann (nee Lench)

Husband of Frances or Fanny Hussey

Father of Eleanor Price, William, Ann Frith, Mary, Benjamin, Frances, Charles and Thomas

Charles Yarnold was baptised on 14th December 1781 at the Church of St Helen in Worcester. He was the fifth of the eight children of his parents, Charles and Ann Yarnold, to be baptised in that church and the third to bear the name of Charles.

When Charles was aged eight his father was faced with severe financial problems because we find that on 25th May 1789, in the Times column for bankruptcies, a Charles Yarnold of Worcester, Glazier, was to surrender on June 9th, 10th and July 4th at the Talbot Inn in Worcester. The attorney was Mr. J. Lea of Worcester.

Charles Yarnold II seems to have enlisted in the Worcestershire Militia.

Charles Yarnold II married Frances or Fanny some time before the birth of their daughter Mary in July 1815. From the 1851 census we discover that Fanny was born at Honiton in Devon and one can only guess at the circumstances of their marriage. We also know from the census and from her death certificate that she was born in about 1781.

Charles Yarnold married Frances Yarnold at St David’s Church in Exeter on 10th June 1805.

Pallot’s Marriage Index reveals the following:

Marriage on 10th June 1805 at St David’s Church, Exeter

Eleanor and William, children of Charles and Frances Yarnold were baptised on 18th April 1809 at St John’s Church, Portsea.

Their daughter Ann was probably born sometime between 1813 and 1815 and according to later census returns this took place either in Devon or Portsmouth.

City Directories for Worcester from 1815-1820 reveal that Charles and Fanny were living in New Town and that he was working as a Glazier. Pigot’s Directory for 1822 describes Charles Yarnold as a Plumber, Glazier and Painter of New Street, Worcester.

Their residency in Worcester’s artisan area of New Town, is further confirmed with the baptisms of three of their children at Old St Martin’s Church. Mary was christened on 19th July 1815 and Frances who was baptised on 18th April 1817 followed her. Finally we discover that their brother Benjamin was baptised on 3rd December 1820.

Their son, Charles Yarnold, was baptised at Eastnor in 1823.

The ancient St Martin’s Church was demolished in 1767 and was replaced by the present building. Although Anthony Keck, of Gloucester, is generally credited for the design of St Martin’s, there is evidence that a Henry Keene was involved, too. The rebuilding took four years and cost £2,215. The tower was completed later, in 1780. The west gallery was erected in 1811 and side galleries (now removed) put up in 1830.

We find nothing more about the family until a directory of 1828 records that Charles Yarnold was now trading as a glazier in Ledbury, Herefordshire. The baptism of Thomas Yarnold, son of Charles Yarnold, a glazier, and Frances his wife, of Homend, at Ledbury Parish Church on 19th February 1828, confirm this fact. From now on our attention moves to Ledbury.

Charles Yarnold, glazier of Homend, Ledbury, was buried on 11th May 1836 and his age was given as fifty-two-years.

 

FRANCES OR FANNY YARNOLD, Great IV Grandmother of Richard Barton

Daughter of William Hussey and Jane (Jenny) (nee Pomeroy)

Wife of Charles Yarnold II

Mother of Eleanor Price, William, Ann Frith, Mary, Benjamin, Frances, Charles and Thomas

From the 1851 census we discover that Fanny was born at Honiton in Devon and one can only guess at the circumstances of their marriage to Charles Yarnold, the Glazier of Worcester. We also know from the census return and from her death certificate that she was born in about 1781.

There is a baptism for Fanny Hussey, daughter of William and Jenny Hussey, at Honiton-on-Otter on 20th January 1782.

Charles Yarnold married Frances Yarnold at St David’s Church in Exeter on 10th June 1805.

Pallot’s Marriage Index reveals the following:

Eleanor and William, children of Charles and Frances Yarnold, were baptised on 18th April 1809 at St John’s Church, Portsea.

Their daughter Ann was probably born in about1813 and according to later census returns this took place at Portsmouth.

City Directories for Worcester from 1815-1820 reveal that Charles and Fanny were living in New Town and that he was working as a Glazier. Pigot’s Directory for 1822 describes Charles Yarnold as a Plumber, Glazier and Painter of New Street, Worcester.

Their residency in Worcester’s artisan area of New Town, is further confirmed with the baptisms of three of their children at Old St Martin’s Church. Mary was christened on 19th July 1815 and Frances who was baptised on 18th April 1817 followed her. Finally we discover that their brother Benjamin was baptised on 3rd December 1820.

Their son, Charles Yarnold, was baptised at Eastnor in 1823.

The ancient St Martin’s Church was demolished in 1767 and was replaced by the present building. Although Anthony Keck, of Gloucester, is generally credited for the design of St Martin’s, there is evidence that a Henry Keene was involved, too. The rebuilding took four years and cost £2,215. The tower was completed later, in 1780. The west gallery was erected in 1811 and side galleries (now removed) put up in 1830.

We find nothing more about the family until a directory of 1828 records that Charles Yarnold was now trading as a glazier in Ledbury, Herefordshire. The baptism of Thomas Yarnold, son of Charles Yarnold, a glazier, and Frances his wife, of Homend, at Ledbury Parish Church on 19th February 1828, confirm this fact. From now on our attention moves to Ledbury.

Her husband Charles Yarnold, glazier of Homend, Ledbury, was buried on 11th May 1836 and his age was given as fifty-two-years.

Fanny is not listed in the 1841 census return for Ledbury. However, her ten-year-old grandson, James Yarnold, was living at Homend on the night of the census and with him was Elizabeth Cole.

Fanny’s daughter Frances Yarnold died on 8th August 1847 at Homend Street, Ledbury. Her age was given as twenty-nine-years and she was described as a Domestic Servant. The cause of her death was given as ‘Consumption – not certified’. Wm Thomas, Registrar, registered the death on 10th August and the informant was her mother, Frances Yarnold, who was present at the death and made her mark.

In the 1851 census return James’s grandmother, Fanny Yarnold, was described as a seventy-year-old widow, born in Honiton, Devon and living on the west side of Homend Street, Ledbury. Living with her were her son Benjamin and her grandson, James Yarnold. Benjamin was then aged thirty-years, a glazier journeyman, whose place of birth was given as Worcester. Young James, aged seventeen years, a baker’s assistant, was also described as born in Worcester.

Fanny Yarnold, died on 7th January 1852 at Homend Street, Ledbury. Her death certificate records her age as the seventy-one-year-old Widow of Charles Yarnold, Painter. The cause of her death was given as ‘Old Age – not certified’. Wm Thomas, Registrar registered the death on 13th January and the informant was James Yarnold of Homend Street, Ledbury, who was present at the death. Fanny was buried four days later from the Parish Church.

Record_ID: 208591
Entry_Number: 1573
Year: 1852
Month: Jan
Day: 11
Surname: YARNOLD
Forenames: Fanny
Residence: Homend
Age_at_death: 71
Officiating_Minister: J. George Watts Vicar
Event: Burial
Cause_of_death:
Memoranda:
Notes:
Register_Reference: BO92/36
Page_No: 197
Parish_Chapel: Ledbury
Soundex: Y654

Their children were Great IV Aunts and Uncles of Richard Barton:

ELEANOR PRICE, Great IV Aunt,

 Eleanor and William, children of Charles and Frances Yarnold were baptised on 18th April 1809 at St John’s Church, Portsea.

She married James Price at St Peter’s Worcester on 5th July 1830. Both were extra-parochial, Eleanor was unable to sign and both the witnesses were Prices.

In 1841 James and Eliner (sic) were living in Foundry Street in St Peter’s Parish. James was described as a thirty-six year old leather stainer born in Worcestershire. Eleanor was aged thirty. Their children included James aged eight, Ann and aged three and Frances aged one.

In 1851 the family was at 15 Foundry Street, Worcester. James was described as a forty year old stainer of Leather, born in Worcester. Eliza (sic) was aged thirty-nine-years, a greengrocer, born at Southampton, Portsea (crossed out Ports Loop). Their children included James, aged seventeen, a tailor, born St Peter’s Worcester; Hannah, aged thirteen, a scholar, born at St Peter’s Worcester; Frances, a ten-year-old gloveress; Eliza an eight-year-old scholar; Mary a six-year-old scholar; Harriet a three-year-old scholar and finally John aged ten months. All were born in St Peter’s Worcester.

In 1861 James and Eleanor Price were living at 3 Spa Field Gardens, near Park Street, Worcester. James was a fifty-five-year-old brick labourer, born in Worcester. Eleanor was a fifty-one (six?) year-old gloveress, born at Portsea, Hampshire. Children included Charles, a twenty-nine-year-old son, a linendraper’s assistant, born in Worcester; Ann was a twenty-four-year-old gloveress born in Worcester; Frances was a twenty-one-year-old gloveress born in Worcester; Eleanor was an eighteen-year-old gloveress born in Worcester; Mary was a sixteen-year-old gloveress born in Worcester and Hannah, aged thirteen, a thirteen-year-old nursemaid.

Eleanor Price died in 1870, aged sixty-two-year, in Worcester Registration District.

Their children were first cousins of James Henry Yarnold:

CHARLES PRICE

 Charles Price was born in about 1831 at Worcester. In 1841 he was living at High Street, Worcester, aged ten years. He was with Mary Yarnold, aged forty-five-years and also in residence was John and Ann Edwards aged sixty-five and sixty respectively. In 1851 he was employed as a draper’s assistant, aged twenty-four (sic) and born in Worcester at 69/70 High Street, St Helen’s Worcester. In 1861 he was at home and described as a twenty-nine-year-old assistant of a linendraper.

In 1871 a Charles Price, tailor, was living at Ladywood, Birmingham with his wife Emma. Charles was born at Worcester and aged thirty-eight-years

JAMES PRICE

 James was born in about 1832 at Worcester. He was at home at the time of the 1841 census and also the 1851 census when he was described as a tailor. In 1861

HANNAH PRICE or ANN PRICE

 Hannah was born in about 1836 at Worcester. She was at home for the 1841, 1851 and 1861 censuses and in the last was described as a twenty-four-year-old gloveress born in Worcester.

FRANCES WILLMORE

Frances Price was born in about 1840 at Worcester. She was at home for the 1841, 1851 and 1861 censuses. In the last she was described as a twenty-one-year-old gloveress born in Worcester. In 1868 Frances married George Willmore. At the time of the 1881 census George and Frances were living at Kidderminster. They were living at 4 Fair Street East. He was described as a thirty-four-year-old printer and compositor born at Ripple. She was described as thirty-six and born at Worcester.

ELEANOR PRICE

Eleanor was born in about 1842 at Worcester. She was at home for the 1851 and 1861 censuses. In 1861 she was described as an eighteen year-old gloveress born in Worcester.

MARY PRICE

 Mary was born in about 1844 at Worcester. She was at home for the 1851 and 1861 censuses. In the latter she was described as a sixteen-year-old gloveress.

HARRIET PRICE

Harriet was born in about 1847 at Worcester. She was at home for the 1851 and 1861 censuses. In the latter she was described as a thirteen-year-old nursemaid.

JOHN PRICE

John was born in 1850 at Worcester. He was at home for the 1851 census and was described as ten months old at that time.

  

WILLIAM YARNOLD, Great IV Uncle

Eleanor and William, children of Charles and Frances Yarnold were baptised on 18th April 1809 at St John’s Church, Portsea.

 


ANN FRITH, (?) Great III Grandmother of Richard Barton

Daughter of Charles Yarnold II and Frances (nee Hussey)

(?) Possibly the Mother of Henry James or James Henry Yarnold

 Wife of William Frith

Also mother of Sarah Ann Frith, Eliza Mary Frith, George Frith, Alfred Frith, Clare Frith, William Frith, Edward Frith, Ada Frith, Fanny Frith,

 Ann Yarnold was born in about 1813 in either Portsmouth or Devon, according to later census returns.

On 21st January 1833 James the base born son of Ann Yarnold of Homend, a spinster, was baptised in the Parish Church at Ledbury.

We know that Ann Yarnold married William Frith on 29th October 1848 at St Michael’s Church, Bedwardine, Worcester. The marriage register simply records that William Frith, of full age, a widower and tailor, married Ann Yarnold, of full age, spinster, and both were of St Michael’s parish. There no details of father for either party. William Frith signed his name and Ann made her mark. The witnesses appear to be Edward Stokes and Sarah Bullock who made her mark. Even though they had married in 1848 they seem to have been together from as early as 1838.

William Frith probably married Mary Ann Holbert at St Michael’s Church, Bedwardine, on 16th August 1828.

On 21st March 1838 at Trevethin, Pontypool, Sarah Ann, daughter of William Frith, tailor, was born. Her mother was Ann Frith, of Trevethin, formerly Yarnold, She was the informant and she was only able to make her mark when she registered the child at Pontypool on the 23rd April.

In the 1841 census return we find William Frith and Ann living at Longsmith Street, Gloucester. He was described as a thirty-year-old tailor and his wife as a twenty-five-year-old dressmaker. Their child, Sarah, was aged three years. In 1851 the place of her birth was given as Abenworth (sp?), Wales (possibly Abersychan) Further children, Eliza, George and Alfred seem to have been born to the couple in Gloucester prior to the marriage of 1848 and Clara was born in Worcester a few months before the wedding. William, Edward, Ada and Fanny seem to have been born in Gloucester during the years following the wedding.

In 1851 William and Ann Frith were still in Longsmith Street. William was described as a tailor aged forty-two and born in Malta. Ann was aged fifty-one (which seems unlikely) and was born in Portsmouth and their children included Sarah A. Frith aged thirteen, born Abenworth, Wales; Eliza aged nine and born in Gloucester; George aged seven and born in Gloucester; Alfred aged five and born in Gloucester; Clara aged three and born in Gloucester and William aged seven months.

In 1861 William and Ann were living in Blackfriars Square, Gloucester. William was a fifty-one-year-old tailor born in Worcester and Ann was listed as aged forty-seven and born in Devon. A correction has been made in the line for William giving the name ‘Hants’ but the crossing out is actually over Ann’s entry of Devon. Children at home included Clare aged thirteen; William aged eleven; Edward aged seven; Ada aged five and Fanny aged two years. All were born in Gloucester.

In 1861 Thomas Yarnold and his wife Harriet were living at the Canal Locks, Newent. Staying with them were Eliza Mary Frith, his niece, aged nineteen, a dressmaker, born at Gloucester and unmarried. Also Frederick George Frith, his great nephew, aged one month and born at Ledbury.

In 1871 William and Ann were still living at 3 Blackfriars Square, Gloucester. William Frith was described as a sixty-one-year-old Tailor born at Malta and Ann was aged fifty-six-years and born at Portsmouth. The children at home included Edward aged sixteen, a decorator, born at Gloucester; Ada J. Frith, aged fourteen, a scholar, born in Gloucester and Fannie (sic) K. Frith, aged eleven years, a scholar, and born in Gloucester too.

According to his death certificate William Frith died on 11th December 1878 at Blackfriars Square, St Mary de Crypt. He died of paralysis, 18 months, and bronchitis, 1 month, certified by John P. Wilton, M.R.C.S. The informant was Ann Frith, who made her mark, widow, present at the death and of Blackfriars. The death was registered on 12th December 1878.

Gloucester Journal 12th December 1878:

Births, Marriages and Deaths – Frith – Dec 11, at Blackfriars-square Mr William Frith late of the firm of Bryan, Frith & Co, of Gloucester, in his 71st year.’

In 1881 Ann Frith was living at 40 Philip Street, with her daughter Fanny and her family. Hodgson Littlewood, the head of the household, was aged twenty-four-years, a wood moulding machine worker, born in Rochdale, Lancashire. Fanny was aged twenty-one-years and their child, Albert H. Littlewood, was aged one year. Ann Frith, mother-in-law, was aged sixty-seven and recorded as born in Portsmouth, Hants. Edward, brother-in-law, was aged twenty-seven , a bill poster, born in Gloucester. Ada Jane, sister-in-law, was a twenty-four-year-old upholsterer, born in Gloucester.

Ann Frith died during 1893 in Gloucester Registration District. Her death certificate reveals that she died on 18th June 1893 at 2 Mitre Street, St Aldate’s, Gloucester.  She was aged eighty years, the widow of William Frith, Master Tailor, and died of old age certified by J.J.S. Johnstone M.D., The informant was Clara Athey, daughter, who was present at the death and lived at 55 Westgate Street. The death was registered on 19th June.

From Belinda Allen:

William FRITH (possibly born 18th May 1807, son of Sarah and Paul FRITH
Private in the 39th regiment in Malta) (possible other siblings include
Francis FRITH born 22nd October 1809 to Paul and Sarah in Malta and Ann
Firth daughter of Paul Firth and Sarah died 20th January 1806 Malta.) There
is a William Frith aged 70 at death in 1878 on the FreeBMD and on Hodgson
and Fanny’s marriage certificate it states William is deceased.
William FRITH married to Ann YARNOLD 29Tth October 1848 St. Michael,
Worcester. Ann was his second wife. Don’t know who the first wife was or if
any children.
William was a Tailor (master).
So far have found four children for Ann and William;
Clara born 1st April 1848 Worcester
Fanny Kate 14th June 1857/59? Black Friars Gloucester?
Ada Jane born 1856 Gloucester
Edward born 1853 Gloucester

Any info or family connections would be welcomed
Belinda Allen
Victoria
Australia

(?) Her illegitimate son:

JAMES HENRY (or HENRY JAMES) YARNOLD, Great II Grandfather of Richard Barton

Husband of Frances Brown

Father of Emily Yarnold

 Also Father of Frances Mary, William Henry, Alice Maddicks, Florence, Charles Frederick, Alfred Robert and Albert

Also Husband of Sarah Cullen

On 21st January 1833 James the base born son of Ann Yarnold of Homend, a spinster, was baptised in the Parish Church at Ledbury.


The children William and Ann Frith may have been half brothers and sisters of James Henry Yarnold:

SARAH ANN HOLDER, (?) Half Great III Aunt

On 21st March 1838 at Trevethin, Pontypool, Sarah Ann, daughter of William Frith, tailor, was born. Her mother was Ann Frith, of Trevethin, formerly Yarnold, She was the informant and she was only able to make her mark when she registered the child at Pontypool on the 23rd April.

In 1841 she was at home in Gloucester aged three years.

She was baptised on 22nd August 1841 with Eliza Mary at St Mary de Lode, Gloucester. She was described as the daughter of William and Ann Frith of Holy Trinity Parish, Tailor.

In 1851 she was at home in Gloucester, aged thirteen years and born at Abenworth (sic). She was probably born in Abersycan hence the various attempted spellings in later census returns.

In 1861 Sarah Ann Frith was a barmaid at the New Inn, Shurdington Road, Great Shurdington, Gloucestershire. She was described as twenty-three and born in Wales.

Sarah Ann Frith married Richard Holder in Upton-on-Severn Registration District during the first quarter of 1865.

In 1871 The Holders were at the Three Tuns, Winchester Street, Basingstoke. He was described as a twenty-seven-year-old coach wheeler, born at Gretton Warren, Gloucestershire. His wife, Sarah A. Holder, was aged thirty-three and born at Abersiccon (sp) and their children were Anne M. Holder aged five; Richard W. Holder aged three and both were born in Basingstoke. A visitor was listed, namely Sarah’s sister, Clara Frith, aged twenty-three and born in Gloucester.

In 1881 the Holders were still at the Three Tuns in Basingstoke. Richard was listed as a thirty-eight-year-old wheelwright born at Winchcombe, Gloucestershire; Sarah A. Holder was aged forty-three and born at Aberystwyth (sic); Anne was aged fifteen and born at Basingstoke; Richard aged thirteen and born at Basingstoke; Nellie aged eight, a scholar, born at Basingstoke and Fannie aged five and born at Basingstoke.

In 1891 Sarah Holder, a fifty-three-year-old widow, was living at 4 Cross Street, Basingstoke. She was described as a general shopkeeper born in Wales. Annie M. Holder was aged twenty-five, a housemaid born in Basingstoke; Nellie was aged nineteen and born in Basingstoke and Fannie aged fifteen and born in Basingstoke.

In 1901 Sarah A. Holder, aged sixty-four-years, born in Abberscombe, Wales, was living in Basingstoke with twenty-nine-year-old Nellie and twenty-five-year-old Fanny.

Their children were:

Anne M. Holder was born in about 1865 at Basingstoke. She was at home for the surveys of 1871, 1881 and in 1891 she was still at home and working as a housemaid.

Richard N. Holder was born in about 1868 at Basingstoke. He was at home for the 1871 and 1881 censuses.

Nellie Holder was born in about 1872 at Basingstoke. She was at home for the 1881, 1891 and 1901 censuses.

Fannie Holder was born in about 1875 at Basingstoke. She was at home for the 1881, 1891 and 1901 censuses.

Carol Anderson:

One of the girls married a “Reeves” (Richard?) and had Winnie, Olive and Elsie

Edna Fowler (Winnifred Littlewood/Sciven’s daughter) recalled the shop at 4 Cross Street

Basingstoke sold sweets, general groceries and teas. Two of the girls – Nellie & “Tot” – ran it

later. They had a big 4-poster bed with steps that Edna and Doreen slept in when they visited.

FRANCES FANNY FRITH{?}, Infant Half Great III Aunt

A Frances Fanny Frith was buried from St Mary de Lode on 14th October 1840 aged ten months.

ELIZA MARY LLEWELIN, (?) Half Great III Aunt

Eliza Mary was born during the second quarter of 1841 in Gloucester Registration District.

She was baptised on 22nd August 1841 with Sarah Ann at St Mary de Lode, Gloucester. She was described as the daughter of William and Ann Frith of Holy Trinity Parish, Tailor.

In 1851 she was at home aged nine years and born at Gloucester. In 1861 she was staying with her uncle Thomas Yarnold at Newent. He and his wife Harriet were living at the Canal Locks, Newent. He was described in the return as a thirty-two-year-old canal lock keeper, born in Ledbury. His wife, Harriet, was aged thirty-one-years and born at Ledbury. Their children included Charles Frederick, aged seven, a scholar, born in Ledbury and Fanny was aged one year and born at Ledbury. Staying with them were Eliza Mary Frith, his niece, aged nineteen, a dressmaker, born at Gloucester and unmarried. Also Frederick George Frith, his great nephew, aged one month and born at Ledbury.

Eliza married Frederick Lewellin during the third quarter of 1861 in Gloucester Registration District.

In 1871 they were boarding with Frederick Pedley, a hairdresser, in Longsmith Street, Gloucester. Frederick G. Llewelyn was described as a thirty-five-year-old groom born in Hereford. Eliza M. Llewelyn was aged twenty-nine and born Gloucester and Frederick, aged ten, was also shown as born in Gloucester.

In 1881 Frederick and Eliza were staying with his brother Thomas Llewellin and his family at 91 and 92 Broad Street, Birmingham. Frederick G. Llewellin was described as a forty-three-year-old horse dealer, born in Hereford and his wife Eliza was aged thirty-seven and born in Gloucester. Their son, Frederick G. Llewellin junior, was a twenty-year-old hairdresser born in Gloucester.

In 1891 Frederick George Llewellin and his wife were at 30 Regent Avenue, Harrogate. He was described as fifty-two, born in Hereford, and out of employment. His wife Elizabeth Mary (sic) was aged forty-nine and born in Gloucester. Their grand-daughter, Beatrice May Llewellin was staying with them, a scholar, aged six years and born in Birmingham.

In 1901 we find Frank G. Lewellin and Eliza Mary Lewellin were living at the Masonic Hall, Severn Street, Birmingham. He was described as a sixty-five-year-old caretaker born in Hereford and she was fiftyinine and born in Gloucester.

Their son was:

Frederick G. Llewelin was staying with his great uncle and mother at the time of the 1861 census in Newent. He was aged one month. In 1871 he was at home in Gloucester aged ten years and bore his father’s surname. Ten years later he was staying with his uncle Thomas Llewellin in Broad Street, Birmingham. He was then described as a twenty-year-old hairdresser, born in Gloucester.

In 1891 he was possibly living at 7 Star Street, Broughton, Salford. A Frederick Llewellin was described as a thirty-year-old hairdresser born in Ledbury. His wife Frances was aged twenty-eight and born in Bristol. Children included Albion aged four and Blanche aged two, who were both born in Birmingham and Frederick aged ten months and born in Manchester. On the night of the 1891 census Beatrice May, aged six years, a scholar, born in Birmingham, was staying with her grandparents in Harrogate.

GEORGE WILLIAM FRITH, (?) Half Great III Uncle

George was born during the last quarter of 1843 in Gloucester Registration District.

He was baptised at St Michael’s Church on 19th November 1843, the son of William and Ann Frith, Tailor, of the Hamlet of St Michael.

He was at home, aged seven years, for the 1851 census.

ALFRED FRITH, (?) Half Great III Uncle

Alfred was born during the last quarter of 1845 in Gloucester Registration District.

He was baptised on 18th January 1846 at St Michael’s Church. He was described as the son of William and Ann Frith, Tailor, of the Hamlet of St Michael.

He was at home aged five years in 1851. He was buried from St Mary de Lode on 20th January 1853 aged seven years and described as of St Owen’s.

CLARA ATHEY, (?) Half Great III Aunt

Clara was apparently born on 1st April 1848. She is recorded as being born during the second quarter of 1848 in the Gloucester Registration District.

Clara was baptised at St Michael’s Church on 26th April 1848. She was described as the daughter of William and Ann Frith, Tailor, of the Hamlet of St Michael.

In the 1851 census she is shown as aged three and born in Gloucester and at home. In 1861 she was at home aged thirteen and again shown as born in Gloucester. born in about 1847 at Gloucester.

In 1871 she was staying with her sister Sarah Ann Holder, in Basingstoke.

Ann Frith died during 1893 in Gloucester Registration District. Her death certificate reveals that she died on 18th June 1893 at 2 Mitre Street, St Aldate’s, Gloucester.  The informant was Clara Athey, daughter, who was present at the death and lived at 55 Westgate Street.

Carol Anderson

CLARA ATHEY – born on 1st April 1848 on Victoria Street, Gloucester. In the 1851 census she is shown as aged three and born in Gloucester and at home. In 1861 she was at home aged thirteen and again shown as born in Gloucester in about 1847. In 1871 she was staying with her sister, Sarah Ann Holder, in Basingstoke. She married John (Jack) Athey, sometime before the 1881 census. In 1881 Clara and Jack were living at 55 Westgate Street, Gloucester, with Albert A.N. Pepperil, a servant. Jack was employed as a “Reader at a Printers” and was born about 1847. In 1891, they’re still on Westgate Street, and John is a Printer’s Clerk and listed as being born in London. By 1901 the Atheys had moved to 2 Parliament St., Gloucester and had two borders: Edward Wingate, 36, a manager and Edward Trottman, 22, a Clerk. In the 1927 Gloucester Directory, Clara Athey ran a boarding house at 4 Wellington Parade, Gloucester. According to probate records, Clara Athey, of 4 Wellington-parade London-road, Gloucester, widow, died 28 July 1935 at the City General hospital, Gloucester. Probate 7 September to Ada Jane Hobbs, widow. Effects L56.14s

WILLIAM CHARLES FRITH, (?) Half Great III Uncle

William was born in during the third quarter of 1850 in Gloucester Registration District.  The 1851 census finds him at home aged seven months. In 1861 he was still at home aged eleven years.

On 22nd September 1850 William Charles Frith, son of William and Ann Frith, Tailor, of St Mary de Crypt, was baptised in St Michael’s Church.

A William Charles Frith married in Gloucester Registration District during the last quarter of 1868. On November 26th 1868 William Charles Frith married Mary Ann Williamson at St Catherine’s Church in the City of Gloucester. He was described as aged twenty, a bachelor and ship’s carpenter, of Hare Lane, son of William Charles Frith, Tailor. She was described as eighteen, a spinster, of Hare Lane, daughter of Joseph Williamson, blacksmith. He signed his name and she made her mark. The witnesses were Robert Edward and Esther Rees.

However, in the first quarter of 1871 a Charles William Frith married Eliza Jane H. Malpass in Thornbury Registration District and the details of the bridegroom are strangely similar. The couple married in St Mary’s Church, Berkeley, on 4th March 1871. He was described as twenty-one, a bachelor and ship’s carpenter of Breadstone. His father was given as William Charles Frith, Tailor. The bride, Eliza Jane Harper Malpass, was aged twenty-one, a spinster, of Breadstone, daughter of Thomas Malpass, shoemaker. Both signed their names and the witnesses were Thomas George and Mary Powell. Was William Charles alias Charles William Frith a bigamist as I cannot find a death for the first wife????

In 1881 William C. Frith was living in Wotton Road, Gloucester. He was described as a thirty-year-old carpenter, born at Gloucester, and Eliza J. Frith was aged thirty-one and born at Breadstone. Their children included Jessie F. Frith aged eight; Maud F. Frith aged six and Frank E. Frith aged four. All four children were born in Gloucester.

In 1891 William C. Frith was living at 85 London Road, Gloucester. He was described as a forty-year-old carpenter, born in Gloucester and Eliza J. Frith was aged forty-one and born at Berkeley. Their children included Jessie F. Frith aged eighteen; Frank E. Frith aged fourteen, a telegraph messenger; Blanche aged nine, a scholar, and Arthur H. Frith, aged five months. All the children were born in Gloucester.

In 1901 William C. Frith was living at 59 London Road, Gloucester. He was described as a fifty-one-year-old carpenter and worker born in Gloucester and Eliza was aged fifty-two and born in Breadstone. Their children included Blanche aged nineteen and Arthur aged nine – both born in Gloucester.

William C. Frith died during the second quarter of 1923 in Gloucester Registration District. According to probate records William Charles Frith of 89 London Road, Gloucester, Painter, died on 9th May 1923. Probate was granted at Gloucester on 13th June 1923 to John Joseph Athey, a retired printer’s clerk. The effects were valued at £468-13-8d.

Eliza J. Frith died during 1929 in Gloucester Registration District. According to probate records Eliza Jane Frith of 89 London Road, Gloucester, widow, died on 11th March 1929. Probate was granted at Gloucester on 10th April 1929 to Frank Ernest Frith, publisher and manager and Maud Florence Frith spinster. The effects were valued at £665-3-2d.

Their children were:

Jessie F. Frith was born in about 1872 at Gloucester. She was at home for the 1881 and 1891 census returns.

Maude Florence Frith was born in about 1874 at Gloucester. She was at home for the 1881 census. She was an executrix of her mother’s estate in 1929 and was described as a spinster.

Frank Ernest Frith was born in about 1876 at Gloucester. He was at home for the 1881 and 1891 census returns. In the latter he was described as a fourteen-year-old telegraph messenger. He was later an executor of his mother’s estate in 1929 and was described as a publisher and manager.

Blanche Frith was born in about 1881 at Gloucester. She was at home for the 1891 and 1901 censuses.

Arthur H. Frith was born in about 1891 at Gloucester. He was described as five months old in the 1891 census and was still at home in 1901.

EDWARD FRITH, (?) Half Great III Uncle

Edward Frith was born during the third quarter of 1853 in Gloucester Registration District.

He was baptised at St Michael’s Church on 18th January 1854, son of William and Ann Frith, Tailor of St Owen’s.

He was at home aged seven for the 1861 census and in 1871 he was still at home, a decorator, aged sixteen, and born at Gloucester.

In 1881 Edward Frith was living at 40 Philip Street, with his sister Fanny and her family. Hodgson Littlewood, the head of the household, was aged twenty-four-years, a wood moulding machine worker, born in Rochdale, Lancashire. Fanny was aged twenty-one-years and their child, Albert H. Littlewood, was aged one year. Ann Frith, mother-in-law, was aged sixty-seven and recorded as born in Portsmouth, Hants. Edward, brother-in-law, was aged twenty-seven , a bill poster, born in Gloucester. Ada Jane Frith, sister-in-law, was a twenty-four-year-old upholsterer, born in Gloucester.

Edward Frith married Louise Norman in Cheltenham Registration District during the second quarter of 1885.

In 1891 Edward and Louisa were living at Dean’s Walk, Gloucester. He was described as a thirty-six-year-old plumber’s labourer, born at Gloucester and his wife was aged thirty-five and born at Chedworth. Their children included Fanny G. Frith aged four; Beatric Frith aged two and Edward W. Frith aged two months. All were born in Gloucester.

In 1901 Edward and Louisa were living at 25 St Mary Street, Gloucester. He was a forty-six-year-old plumber’s labourer born at Gloucester and she was aged forty-five and from Chedworth. Their children included Fanny L Frith aged fourteen, a general servant; Edward W. Frith aged ten and Annie C. Frith aged seven.

Edward Frith probably died during the final quarter of 1909 in Gloucester Registration District.

Gloucestershire Echo, 9th July 1885:

Marriage – Frith – Norman. June 28 at St Mary’s Church, Cheltenham, Edwin, son of the late William Frith, tailor, Southgate-street, Gloucester, to Louisa, eldest daughter of Mr. John Norman, of Chedworth, Gloucestershire.’

Their children were:

Fanny G (or L.) Frith was born in about 1886 at Gloucester. She was at home for the 1891 and 1901 censuses.

Beatrice Frith was born in about 1888 at Gloucester. She was at home for the 1891 census.

Edward W. Frith was born in 1891 at Gloucester. He was at home aged two months for the 1891 census and was ten in 1901.

Annie Frith was born in about 1893 at Gloucester. She was at home for the 1901 census.

ADA JANE HOBBS, (?) Half Great III Aunt

Ada Jane Frith was born during the second quarter of 1856 in Gloucester Registration District.

Ada Jane was baptised on 9th May 1856 at St Michael’s Church. She was described as the daughter of William and Ann Frith, Tailor of St Owens.

She was at home aged five in 1861 and in 1871 she was still there and described as a fourteen-year-old scholar born at Gloucester. In 1881 she was staying with her sister Fanny and her family at 40 Philip Street, Gloucester. She was described as a twenty-four-year-old upholsterer born in Gloucester.

On 1st November 1884 Ada Jane Frith married Daniel Hobbs at St Luke’s Church, Gloucester. She was described as a twenty-seven-year-old spinster, of St Luke’s Parish, the daughter of William Charles Frith, Tailor. Daniel was a twenty-four-year-old bachelor, a stone mason of St Luke’s Parish, son of Thomas Hobbs, Sea Captain. The witnesses were Hogson Littlewood and Rosa Hobbs.

In 1891 Daniel and Ada were living at 43 Linden Road, Gloucester. Daniel Hobbs was described as a thirty-year-old stonemason born at Frampton. Ada J. Hobbs was aged thirty-two and born at Gloucester. Their children included Violet A. Hobbs aged five and Charlotte aged three, both born in Gloucester.

In 1901 Daniel and Ada were at 45 Linden Road, Gloucester. He was listed as a forty-year-old stonemason born at Gloucester and she was aged forty-three and also born in the city. Their children included Charlotte aged thirteen (check?); William aged eight and May aged seven.

An Ada Jane Hobbs died during March 1936 in Gloucester Registration District.

Gloucester Journal, 8th November 1884:

Marriages – Hobbs – Frith. November 1 at St Luke’s Church by the Rev. W. Scott, Daniel Hobbs of Frampton-on-Severn to Ada Jane, the fourth daughter of the late William Frith of Gloucester.

Their children were:

Violet A. Mees was born in about 1885 in Gloucester and she was at home for the 1891 census. She married a man named ‘Mees’

Charlotte Washburn was born in about 1887 at Gloucester and was at home for both the 1891 and 1901 censuses. Charlotte (Lottie) married a ‘Washburn’ and had Robert (Bob), who married Grace and they had Allan and Jane. Allan had two girls.

William Hobbs was born in about 1892 at Gloucester and was at home for the 1901 census. He married Nancy.

May Hobbs was born in about 1893 at Gloucester and was at home for the 1901 census.

FANNY KATE LITTLEWOOD, (?) Half Great III Aunt

Fanny Kate Frith was born on 14th June 1859 at Gloucester.

She was baptised at St Michael’s on 28th December 1859. She was described as the daughter of William and Ann Frith, tailor, of St Mary de Crypt Parish.

She was at home aged two years for the 1861 census and in 1871 Fannie K. Frith (sic) was still at home, aged eleven years, and described as a scholar and born at Gloucester. She married Hodgson Littlewood on 21st October 1878 at Gloucester (Belinda Allen).

In 1881 they were living at 40 Philip Street, with her brother Edward, sister Ada Jane and her mother. Hodgson Littlewood, the head of the household, was aged twenty-four-years, a wood moulding machine worker, born in Rochdale, Lancashire. Fanny was aged twenty-one-years and their child, Albert H. Littlewood, was aged one year. Ann Frith, mother-in-law, was aged sixty-seven and recorded as born in Portsmouth, Hants. Edward, brother-in-law, was aged twenty-seven , a bill poster, born in Gloucester. Ada Jane, sister-in-law, was a twenty-four-year-old upholsterer, born in Gloucester.

Belinda Allen:

Fanny Kate FRITH married Hodgson LITTLEWOOD 21st October 1878 Gloucester.
In the 1881 census Hodgson and Fanny are living at 40 Philip Street South
Hamlet Gloucester. Also on the census is their son Albert Hodgson
LITTLEWOOD, Fanny’s mother Ann FRITH widow, and Fanny’s siblings Edward
(occupation Bill Poster) and Ada Jane FRITH (upholstress).

Hodgson and Fanny had (about) eight children.
Albert Hodgson born 1879 married Florence
Fanny Clara A. born 1883
Mabel Ann born 1884 married Henry PARTINGTON*
William John born 1886 married Alice
Dora Ellen M. born 1890 married Robert SMITH
Dorothy Grace born 1892
Winifred Kate born 1894 married Christopher SCRIVEN
and
Alfred (birth unknown)
[*my ancestors]
Henry PARTINGTON came to Australia in November 1911 aboard the Moravian.
Mabel PARTINGTON nee LITTLEWOOD with daughter Mabel Dorothy PARTINGTON came
to Australia in November 1912 aboard the Port Macquarie. Mabel Partington
is my paternal grandmother.
Any info or family connections would be welcomed
Belinda Allen
Victoria
Australia

Their children:

Albert Hodgson Littlewood was born in 1879 and he married Florence
Fanny Clara A. Littlewood was born in 1883
Mabel Ann Partington was born in 1884 and she married Henry Partington. Henry Partington came to Australia in November 1911 aboard the Moravian. His wife Mabel Partington with their daughter Mabel Dorothy Partington came to Australia in November 1912 aboard the Port Macquarie
William John Littlewood was born in 1886 and married Alice
Dora Ellen M. Smith was born in 1890 and she married Robert Smith.
Dorothy Grace Littlewood was born in 1892
Winifred Kate Scriven was born in 1894 and she married Christopher Scriven
Alfred Villiers Littlewood, born about 1881 and died in 1887.

Gloucester Citizen, 28th August 1888:

The Sad Fatality of a Boy in Gloucester – Inquest – An inquest was held at the Infirmary, on Monday evening before the City Coroner, Mr. Morton-York, on the body of the lad Alfred Littlewood, who had met with his death by being run over by a van on Saturday. Mr. John Leat was chosen as foreman of the jury.

Hodgson Littlewood said he was a wood moulder and lived in Linden-road. The deceased, Alfred Villiers Littlewood, was his son and was seven-years-old. He was a strong, healthy child. The last
he saw of the deceased was on Saturday morning about nine o’clock, when he went out with his aunt to go to the Co-operative Stores, The deceased was insured in the Prudential Life Insurance Office for about £7.

Thomas Henry Baldaro said that on the morning in question at about 12:15, he was in Bristol-road and saw the deceased playing with some other boys near Gee’s works. He attempted to run across the road just as the Co-operative van was passing. The van was on the right side of the road. The deceased ran under the horse’s belly, and did not appear to see the vehicle coming. He was knocked down by the animal’s hind legs, the near fore and hind wheels passed over his back. The driver (Samuel Smart) was going at the rate of about five or six miles an hour, and shouted at the deceased, but before he could pull up the wheels had passed over him. He had possession of the reins. The driver was in no way to blame. Mr. Smart picked the deceased up, and the witness took him in a trap to the Infirmary. The child was quite unconscious, and was bleeding from the mouth. The child died just as he arrived at the Infirmary. In his opinion the occurrence was a pure accident.

George Augustus Aday, of the Boat Inn, Island, corroborated the evidence of the last witness, and gave it as his opinion that the occurrence was quite accidental.

The Coroner here asked Mr. Smart, who was present, if he wished to give any evidence, but the latter intimated that the evidence of the former witnesses was quite correct.

Mr. F. H. Knaggs, house-surgeon at the Infirmary, said that the deceased was brought to the institution on Saturday at about 12:15. He was dead on admission. He had made a post-mortem examination, and found five fractured ribs on the left side and both of the lungs were torn across. The cause of death was a haemorrhage consequent on the injuries received, which was quite consistent with the body having been run over.

The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence, but attached no blame whatsoever to anyone in the matter.’

Carol Anderson:

Hodgson Littlewood was born 27th June, 1856 in Castleton, Dist. of St. Chad’s, Rochdale, Manchester, son of Daniel Littewood and Sarah Ann Hodgson. The family was living on Nuttall Street at the time and Daniel was a Journeyman Joiner.

Fanny Kate Frith was born on 14th June 1859 at Gloucester. She was at home aged two years for the 1861 census and in 1871 Fannie K. Frith (sic) was still at home, aged eleven years, and described as a scholar and born at Gloucester. Hodgson and Fanny were married 21st October 1878 at the Baptist Chapel, Gloucester. He was a 22-year-old Machinist (bachelor) living at Robinhood Street, Goucester, and she was a 19-year-old spinster liviing at Blackfriars. His father, Daniel Littlewood, was a deceased machinist and her father, William Frith, was a Tailor. The marriage was witnessed by John Athey and Ada Jane Frith. In 1881 Fanny and Hodgson were living at 40 Philip Street, with her brother Edward, sister Ada Jane and her mother. Hodgson Littlewood, the head of the household, was aged twenty-four-years, a wood moulding machine worker, born in Rochdale, Lancashire. Fanny was aged twenty-one-years and their child, Albert H. Littlewood, was aged one year. Ann Frith, mother-in-law, was aged sixty-seven and recorded as born in Portsmouth, Hants. Edward, brother-in-law, was aged twenty-seven, a bill poster, born in Gloucester. Ada Jane, sister-in-law, was a twenty-four-year-old upholsterer, born in Gloucester.

In 1891 they were at 59 Linden Rd., South Hamlet, Gloucester. Hodgson, 34, was a Wood Molding

Machinist and Fanny K was 31. Children were Albert H Littlewood, 11 (Scholar); Fanny C A

Littlewood, 8 (Scholar); Mabel A Littlewood, 6 (Scholar); Willliam J Littlewood, 4 and Dora E M

Littlewood, 8 months.

By 1901 they had moved to 8 Realand Terrace, Malvern Link, Worcestershire. Hodgson was a 44-

year-old Machinist – Wood Cutting/Sawyer and Fanny was 41. The children were: Fanny Littlewood,

18, a Dressmaker; Mabel Littlewood, 16, William Littlewood, 14, an Errand Boy; Dora Littlewood, 10, Dorothy Littlewood, 8 and Winnifred Littlewood, 6.

Fanny liked to frequent a pub called the Seymour (cor. Linden Rd. and Seymour Rd.), as did Ada. She used to send the children (Dora claims it was always her) with a pail to get ‘milk stout.’ My grandmother hated going there and would stand at the door and try to catch the eye of the bartender. They were large ladies (probably all that milk stout!) and usually dressed in black. On the 15th of September, 1927 Fanny applied for National Health Insurance. She was living at 47 Lysons Avenue, Gloucester at the time. She died in August, 1930.

Hodgson collected cigarette cards, stamps and coins. He was a machinist, joiner, carpenter and cabinetmaker and it’s rumoured he made some furniture for Queen Mary. He was a quiet, soft man with a big moustache. Granny said her mother was the boss (She remembered her mother giving her

the least choice cuts of meat when she was the youngest if it had been up to her father she would have gotten better, but Mum made the rules!). Hodgson Littlewood died in June, 1934.

Their children:

 ALBERT HODGSON LITTLEWOOD was born in 1879 and was 1 year old in the 1881Census.

In 1891 he was an 11-year-old Scholar He married Florence (Florrie). By 1901 he had married Florence (Florrie),and they lived at Malvern Link with daughter Edna, 9 months. Albert was a Joiner/Sawyer Machinist. He was a woodworker, as was his brother Will – the two of them carved the new Speaker’s Chair, which replaced the one bombed, in the House of Parliament. He died in 1938.

ALFRED VILLIERS LITTLEWOOD was born in 1881 and died young of sleeping sickness He doesn’t appear on any census record.

FANNY CLARA ADA LITTLEWOOD was born in January 8, 1882. In 1891 she was an 8-year-old Scholar. In the 1901 Census she’s listed as 18 and a Dressmaker. When they were quite young, she, Dorothy and Dora started a small sewing business. They would design clothes right on the customer, making their patterns as they went along. During WWI she and her sisters Dora and Dorothy worked in a Munitions Factory. She never married and died in 1968 in Gloucester.

 MABEL ANN PARTINGTON was born in 1884, In the 1891 Census she’s listed as 6 years old and a Scholar and in 1901 she was 16 and at home. She married Henry Partington. Henry emigrated to Australia in November 1911 aboard the Moravian. His wife Mabel Partington with their daughter Mabel Dorothy Partington went to Australia in November 1912 aboard the Port Macquarie.

Mable Dorothy Allen died in a car accident in 1955 in Melbourne, Australia. She had seven children: Charles, Robert (Bob), Kenneth (Ken), William, Dorothy, Heather and Wendy. William Allen is Belinda Allen’s father.

 WILLIAM JOHN LITTLEWOOD was born on October 24, 1886. In the 1891Census he was 4 years old and in the 1901 Census he was a 14-year-old Errand Boy. He married Alice Bucknell in 1914. They had a daughter, Mary. He spent all of his life in Cheltenham. ‘Uncle Will’ was a joiner and woodworker, as was his brother Albert – the two of them carved the new Speaker’s Chair, which replaced the one bombed, in the House of Parliament. He died in 1980.

DORA ELLEN MARY SMITH was born in 1890. In the 1891 Census the family lived at 59 Linden Road, South Hamlet, Gloucester and Dora was just 8 months old. By 1901 they had moved to 8 Realand Terrance, Malvern Link, Worcestershire and she was a 10-year-old Scholar. In later years she talked about growing up in the ‘Malvern Hills.’ She and her sisters Dorothy and Fanny had a small sewing business when they were young – they made patterns as they went and would fit the pieces directly on the customer. Granny told us she had been engaged three times when she was young and that she and her boyfriends would walk home from school or work (that was the only real time for courting). She had lots of boyfriends and about a week after she started going with a new one, she would (miraculously) have another birthday! One of her boyfriends was a German boy living in England (his mother made wonderful krullers), and when WWI started the boy was ‘detained’ and she never saw him again. Dora, Fanny and Dorothy worked in a munitions factory during WWI. On her “Certificate of Employment During the War,” (Number 28492) she is listed as “Member, General Clerk” in the Women’s Royal Air Force (from 12/03/19 to 21/09/19), and her “Trade or Calling before Enrolment’ was Dressmaker. She was Discharged at Winchester on 21/09/19 and was described as 29 years old, 5’4”, build medium, eyes blue, hair dark brown and her work during her time in the Air Force was described as “Very Good” and her personal character as “Excellent.” She was sent to Toronto, Canada, in 1919 to ‘look after Winn,’ who was having trouble with her marriage to Christopher Scriven. (She told me her mother gave her all the dirty jobs – like sending her to Canada when she really wanted to stay in England.) She sailed from Avonmouth, England, on the Pretorian and landed in Montreal on 21 October, 1919 – she suffered from sea-sickness all the way. Once there, she worked in a sewing factory, where she met her lifelong friend, Dolly Griffith. Through Winn’s brother-in-law, she met Robert Smith (his sister Peggy was married to Christopher Scriven’s brother, Alfred). Robert was the son of James Findlay Smith and Mary Clark Gailbraith, and was from Glasgow, Scotland.

Robert Anderson Smith, Grandfather, (Son of James Findlay Smith and Mary Clark Gailbraith, Father of Catherine Winnifred Anderson) and Dora were married on 18 March, 1921 at St. Barnabas Church, Toronto and, interestingly, lied blatantly on their marriage certificate about their parents’ names! They stated that her parents were John and Sarah Littlewood and his were Robert and Annie Smith. Witnesses were Alfred Scriven and Winnifred Scriven. Both bride and groom were able to read and write. He was a Bank Messenger and she was a Dressmaker. The license was issued in Welland, Ontario, where Bob had found employment with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, on King Street. They settled in Welland and lived above the bank, where they took in the ‘bank boys’ as borders. Their daughter Catherine was born on February 17, 1925. They loved to dance (Robert was a wonderful dancer) and entertain and play Bridge. They would often go to the cinema, leaving Catherine, asleep in her buggy, with the ticket-taker (a friend of Robert’s), who would jiggle the buggy whenever she stirred. Robert joined the Optimists and Dora the Rebekkas (which she was involved in until well into her 60s). In about 1932 they adopted another girl, Dora, who was the same age as Catherine. Robert Smith died in 1943 of stomach ulcers, the result of being gassed in WW1, and they were forced to move. “Young Dora” married at 19 and moved away so it was just Dora and Catherine for a long time. They sometimes catered small weddings and private parties – often with fancy sandwiches and petit-fours (the question, “is that for here?” was raised at our house whenever we’d come home to find something yummy cooling on the kitchen counter). Dora was active in the Ladies Auxiliary at Holy Trinity Church, still played cards and enjoyed hosting bridge parties. She ran the cafeteria at Welland High and Vocational School until her retirement at around age 70. Dora lived with Catherine and her husband, Bruno, from shortly after their marriage until she went into long-term care, helping them keep house and raise their daughter while they both worked. In her 80s, she suffered from pernicious anemia and had to have frequent blood transfusions and her health declined. When my mother could no longer care for her at home, she went into the Woolcot Wing (long-term care) at the Welland Hospital. She died on May 17, 1980, at the Welland County General Hosptial and is buried in Smith Street Dora’s 89th birthday, 1979 Cemetery, beside Robert.

  • Catherine Winnifred Smith married George Bruno Anderson on July 16, 1955 and had Carol

Ellen Anderson (me!) on 30 October, 1957. Bruno Anderson died in 1992.

  • Dora Mary Smith married Joseph Whelan and adopted Joann Mary, born April 18, 1950 and

Gregory Paul, born February 6, 1954. Joann married Fernando Saitti and had Shawna (born

December 27, 1977) and Adam (born August 19, 1980). Shawna married Andrew Marando

and had Nadia (2006) and Mya (2009). Aunt Dora died in January, 2012.

 DOROTHY GRACE LITTLEWOOD was born July 22 1892. In the 1901 Census she’s listed as an 8-year-old Scholar. She and sisters Dora and Fanny had a small sewing business when they were young. During the First World War she worked in a Munitions Factory. She never married and died in 1990.

WINIFRED KATE SCRIVEN was born on 9 August , 1894 and in the 1901 Census she’s listed as a 6-year-old Scholar. She met Christopher Scriven while he was in the army and they married on 14 October 1917 and moved to Toronto where all three of their children were born. While there, Chris met his sister-in-law’s sister, Dorothy Smith, and started seeing her. Winn sent for her sister, Dora to stay with her while she was having marriage trouble. When it became too bad, she went back to England with her daughters. She never returned but they were never divorced. The girls never knew what became of their father until after his death. Winifred Scriven died in 1982 at age 88.

Winn and Chris had three children:

  • Jack Hodgson Scriven, born 2 Feb., 1920, who died 21 Jan. 1925, in Toronto, at 4 yrs. 11 mos.
  • Edna, who married Frank Fowler. Son Christopher married Carol and had Marc.
  • Doreen, who married Ron Langley

 

MARY YARNOLD, Great IV Aunt

Mary was baptised on 19th July 1815 at St Martin’s Church, Worcester, daughter of Charles and Frances.

Name: Mary Yarnold
Gender: Female
Age: 1
Birth Date: 1815
Burial Date: 22 Dec 1816
Burial Place: Bedwarbine, Worcester, England
FHL Film Number: 350553
Reference ID: Film 3859 P8 R5

FRANCES OR FANNY YARNOLD, Great IV Aunt

Frances Yarnold was baptised on 18th April 1817 at St Martin’s Church, Worcester. She was the daughter of Charles Yarnold II and his wife Fanny or Frances.

On 8th October 1833 we find in Ledbury Parish Registers the baptism of Henry, base born son of Frances Yarnold, of Bishop Street, Ledbury.

The Bishop Street Yarnolds included Richard, Dinah, nee Symonds, and their seven children who were all baptised at Ledbury between 1801 and 1819. Bishop Street is now known as Bye Street which is just around the corner from the west side of Homend Street where Charles and Fanny Yarnold seem to have settled when they moved to Ledbury from Worcester. To add to the confusion, Richard and Dinah had a daughter Fanny Yarnold who was baptised in 1805, making her twelve years older than Frances, the daughter of Charles and Fanny Yarnold. Was Henry Yarnold a child of Fanny Yarnold of Bishop Street or Frances Yarnold from Homend? Sadly there seem to be no other reference to a Henry Yarnold in Ledbury or to Bishop Street Fanny.

Frances Yarnold’s death took place on 8th August 1847 at Homend Street, Ledbury. Her age was given as twenty-nine-years and she was described as a ‘Domestic Servant’. The cause of her death was given as Consumption – not certified. William Thomas, Registrar, registered the death on 10th August and her mother, Frances Yarnold, who was present at the time of the death, acted as informant.

Record_ID: 208257
Entry_Number: 1239
Year: 1847
Month: Aug
Day: 11
Surname: YARNOLD
Forenames: Frances
Residence: Homend
Age_at_death: 29
Officiating_Minister: Henry John Bull Curate
Event: Burial
Cause_of_death:
Memoranda:
Notes:
Register_Reference: BO92/36
Page_No: 155
Parish_Chapel: Ledbury
Soundex: Y654

 

BENJAMIN YARNOLD, Great IV Uncle 

 Benjamin was baptised on 3rd December 1820 at St Martin’s Worcester. In the 1851 census return for Ledbury he was described as a thirty-year-old Glazier Journeyman living at Homend with his mother, Fanny Yarnold, and seventeen-year-old nephew, James Yarnold. Benjamin was described as born in Worcester. In the 1861 census return he was a servant, an Ostler, in Ledbury and was again described as born in Worcester. He died on 19th March 1862 aged thirty-nine-years and was buried at Ledbury.

Record_ID: 209405
Entry_Number: 2386
Year: 1862
Month: Mar
Day: 19
Surname: YARNOLD
Forenames: Benjamin
Residence: Ledbury
Age_at_death: 39 yrs
Officiating_Minister: J. Jackson Rector
Event: Burial
Cause_of_death:
Memoranda:
Notes:

CHARLES YARNOLD, Great IV Uncle

 Charles Yarnold was baptised on 6th May 1823 at Eastnor, Herefordshire. In 1841 a Charles Yarnold was living in Longsmith Street, Gloucester, and was described as fifteen year old tailor born out of the county.

In 1861 a Charles Yarnold was boarding with the Hill Family in Bye Street, Ledbury. He was described as thirty-seven-years-old, an unmarried tailor, born in Ledbury.

In 1871 a Charles Yarnold was lodging with the Hill family in Bye Street, Ledbury. He was described as a fifty-year-old unmarried annuitant – Greenwich Pens, born in Ledbury.

A Charles Yarnold died during the second quarter of 1876 aged fifty years in Ledbury Registration District.

Record_ID: 184470
Entry_Number: 692
Year: 1876
Month: Apr
Day: 4
Surname: YARNOLD
Forenames: Charles
Residence: Bye Street
Age_at_death: 50
Officiating_Minister: J.Jackson Rector
Event: Burial
Cause_of_death:
Memoranda:
Notes:
Register_Reference: B092/37
Page_No: 87
Parish_Chapel: Ledbury
Soundex: Y654

THOMAS YARNOLD, Great IV Uncle 

Thomas Yarnold was baptised on 19th February 1828 at Ledbury Parish Church. In the 1851 census he was described as a twenty-two-year-old labourer, born in Ledbury and lodging in Homend Street with the Davies Family. James Davies (sic) was aged fifty-four-years, an agricultural labourer, born in Ledbury and his wife was aged fifty. Their children included Harriet, a labourer’s daughter, aged twenty years; Mary Ann a thirteen-year-old glover; Elizabeth aged nine; Charlotte aged seven; Frederick aged four. All the children were born in Ledbury. Also lodging was Charles Langford, a thirty-seven-year-old shoemaker from Droitwich. The Davies Family was living in Homend in 1841.

Record_ID: 58744
Entry_Number: 337
Year: 1851
Month: Nov
Day: 23
Grooms_Surname: YARNOLD
Grooms_Forenames: Thomas
Grooms_Age: Full
Groom_Condition: Bachelor
Grooms_Occupation: Labourer
Grooms_Residence: Homend
Grooms_Fathers_Surname: Yarnold
Grooms_Fathers_Forenames: Charles
Grooms_Fathers_Occupation: Glazier
Brides_Surname: DAVIS
Brides_Forenames: Harriet
Brides_Age: Full
Brides_Condition: Spinster
Brides_Occupation:
Brides_Residence: Homend
Brides_Fathers_Surname: Davis
Brides_Fathers_Forenames: James
Brides_Fathers_Occupation: Labourer
Licence_or_Banns: Banns
Date_of_Banns:
Signature_or_Mark: Both mark
Witness_1: Thomas Davis
Witness_2: Jane Louisa Davis
Other_Witnesses:
Officiating_Minister: J George Watts Curate
Event: Marriage
Memoranda:
Notes:
Register_Reference: BO92/19
Page_Number: 169
Parish_Chapel: Ledbury
Soundex_Groom: Y654
Soundex_Bride: D120

Thomas Yarnold married Harriet Davis in Ledbury Registration District, during the final quarter of 1851. Harriet’s family were still living in Ledbury in 1861 although her father had died by then.

In 1861 Thomas Yarnold and his wife Harriet were living at the Canal Locks, Newent. He was described as a thirty-two-year-old canal lock keeper, born in Ledbury. His wife, Harriet, was aged thirty-one-years and born at Ledbury. Their children included Charles Frederick, aged seven, a scholar, born in Ledbury and Fanny was aged one year and born at Ledbury. Staying with them were Eliza Mary Frith, his niece, aged nineteen, a dressmaker, born at Gloucester and unmarried. Also Frederick George Frith, his great nephew, aged one month and born at Ledbury.

His death is recorded in the Newent Registration District for the July to September Quarter of 1868.bly not him.

In 1871 Harriet and her family were living at 4 Beaches Buildings, Whitstones, Worcester. She was described as a forty-three-year-old laundress, born in Ledbury. Charles was a seventeen-year-old labourer born in Ledbury; Mary Ann a nine-year-old born in Ledbury too and George W. Yarnold was aged seven years and born at Newent.

Harriet Yarnold married Richard Weston during the third quarter of 1873 in Worcester Registration District.

In 1881 the family was living at 2 Court 15 Gt Lister Street, Nechells, Birmingham. Richard Weston was described as a fifty-four-year-old Sawyer, born at Hanley Castle, Worcestershire. Harriet was aged forty-eight and from Ledbury and her children included Mary Ann Yarnold aged nineteen, a general servant (domestic) born at Ledbury and George Yarnold aged sixteen, a glass blower, born at Newent. Also in residence was Richard Weston’s son Henry, aged eighteen, an iron caster, born at Worcester.

Their children were probably first cousins of James Henry Yarnold:

CALIA ANN YARNOLD

Calia was baptised on 25th December 1852 and buried on 22nd March 1853.

 

Record_ID: 208687
Entry_Number: 1669
Year: 1853
Month: Mar
Day: 22
Surname: YARNOLD
Forenames: Calia
Residence: Homend
Age_at_death: Infant
Officiating_Minister: Rob[er]t T. King. Curate
Event: Burial
Cause_of_death:
Memoranda:
Notes:
Register_Reference: BO92/36
Page_No: 209
Parish_Chapel: Ledbury
Soundex: Y654

 

CHARLES FREDERICK YARNOLD

 Charles Frederick Yarnold was born during the second quarter of 1854 in Ledbury Registration District. He was at home aged seven years at the time of the 1861 census and recorded as a scholar born in Ledbury. In 1871 he was still at home in Worcester, aged seventeen, a labourer, born at Ledbury.

FANNY YARNOLD

 Fanny Yarnold was born during the final quarter of 1859 in Ledbury Registration District. She was at home aged one year and born at Ledbury in the 1861 census. She died during the first quarter of 1868 in Newent Registration District.

MARY ANN YARNOLD

Mary Ann was born during the first quarter of 1862 in Ledbury Registration District. In 1871 she was at home aged nine, and recorded as born in Ledbury. In 1881 she was at home in Nechells aged nineteen, a general servant (domestic) and recorded as born in Ledbury.

Record_ID: 390501
Entry_Number: 143
Year: 1863
Month: Dec
Day: 25
Parents_Surname: YARNOLD
Child_Forenames: Mary Ann
Fathers_Forenames: Thomas
Mothers_Forenames: Harriet
Mothers_Surname:
Residence: Newtown Ledbury
Occupation:
Officiating_Minister: John Anderson
Event: Baptism
Memoranda: Daughter of Born Jan 24th 1862
Notes:
Register_Reference: AC93/2
Page_Number: 40
Parish_Chapel: Ledbury Wesleyan
Soundex: Y654

 GEORGE WILLIAM YARNOLD

George William Yarnold was born during the second quarter of 1865 in Newent Registration District. He was at home in Worcester for the 1871 census aged seven years, a scholar, born at Newent. In 1881 he was at home in Nechells and working as a glass blower, aged sixteen and born at Newent.

In 1889 he possibly married Emma in Aston, Warwicks, Registration District.

In 1891 George and Emma were living at St Stephen’s Birmingham, 39 Court 5, Farm Street. He was described as a twenty-seven-year-old labourer born at Worcester and his wife was aged thirty, a hinge dresser (?), and born at Worcester. Emma, their daughter, was aged nine months and born in Birmingham.

In 1901 we find a George and Emma Yarnold at 41 Ct 4 H, Birmingham. George was aged forty-five with no given place of birth. Emma was aged forty and from Birmingham and May was aged six years.

Record_ID: 153461
Entry_Number: 269
Year: 1865
Month: Apr
Day: 18
Parents_Surname: YARNOLD
Child_Forenames: George William
Fathers_Forenames: Thomas
Mothers_Forenames: Harriet
Mothers_Surname:
Residence: Newent
Occupation: Lock Keeper
Officiating_Minister: F.Harrison
Event: Baptism
Memoranda: P
Notes: p in margin
Register_Reference: P225 IN 1/7
Page_Number: 34
Parish_Chapel: Newent
Soundex: Y654

BESSIE YARNOLD

 Bessie was baptised on 17th December 1868 aged eleven months.

Record_ID: 153752
Entry_Number: 559
Year: 1868
Month: Dec
Day: 17
Parents_Surname: YARNOLD
Child_Forenames: Bessie
Fathers_Forenames: Thomas
Mothers_Forenames: Harriet
Mothers_Surname:
Residence: Town of Newent
Occupation: late Lock Keeper
Officiating_Minister: Fred[eric]k Wood Vicar
Event: Baptism
Memoranda: p 11 months old
Notes: p in margin 11 months old father late. In this record the child’s forename was not clear so the best guess was given.
Register_Reference: P225 IN 1/7
Page_Number: 70
Parish_Chapel:

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS FAMILY CONTACT: btsarnia@gmail.com

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