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John Mason-Pierce1

M, #126, Deceased, b. 24 July 1889, d. 12 December 1973

Person Exhibits

John Mason Pierce Rhyl 1907
  • Consanguinity: Great-uncle of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Families

Family 1: Annie Helena ("Nell") Kent (b. 11 June 1900, d. October 1980)

  • Helen Pierce
  • Stella Rosemary Pierce+ (b. 25 September 1928)

Family 2: Florence Margaret ("Maggie") Morrison (b. 1889, d. 12 December 1916)

Main Events

  • Reference Number: John Mason-Pierce had reference number PIERJM80.
  • Birth: He was born on 24 July 1889 in Chester I have another birth date as possibly 1880, but I think it was 1889.
  • Biography: He became a vicar after retiring from being a teacher. He attended Chester Diocese Training College and gained a Techers Certificate in 1905. Crockford's gives the following " d and p 1953 Wor; Church of All Saints w St. Helen, Worc 1953-56; Vicar of Swinbrook w Widford, Dio Ox from 1956; Swinbrook Vicarage, Burford, Oxon. "


    Thank you for your letter together with the notes from Mr John Snelson concerning my predecessor at Swinbrook in the Diocese of Oxford, namely the Reverend Jack Mason Pierce, whom I succeeded in 1967.

    I recall very clearly both Mr Mason Pierce and his charming wife, Helen, for they made my wife and me most welcome when we called on them, by appointment, shortly before their retirement. He had served the Benefice for about eleven years following his Ordination for which he had prepared at, I think, the Worcester Training College for Older Men. (I have never heard of the Cheshire Training College, but have always known that Jack was a certificated teacher).

    During our conversations he gave me a good deal of advice and background information relating to the parish and to his parishioners. This was a considerable boon and enabled me to avoid a number of mistakes or misjudgements.

    In due course, Jack Mason-Pierce (the usual manner in which he described himself) removed, with his wife Helen and their two (I think) children to the very ancient Dorset town of Sherborne, where some generous benefactor unknown had undertaken to provide the family with housing, either in Sherborne itself or at any rate within the vicinity.

    Most unfortunately I never learned their precise address and correspondence between us was not continued. I have always felt a certain guilt in having never made a point of finding out their address in order to say how his former parish was going. I really do regret this - although I have never heard from the Mason-Pierces anyway. Such a breakdown in communication was most unfortunate - particularly since it ought to have been quite a simple operation by consulting the Sherborne Register. A Black mark to T.Hine.

    One particular feature of John's ministry at Swinbrook and Widford ( to which, in my time Asthall was very appropriately added) was that he was his own organist - an eccentricity which I, as an enthusiastic organist myself continued throughout my 27 years as vicar 1967 - 1994, when I retired to North Dorest, just 8 miles from Sherborne, whither the Mason-Pierces themselves had lived after Swinbrook. But I never did discover where they had lived exactly, nor where they had moved, if they had moved. So much the pity.

    Should any further reflections occur to me I will write again, in case Mr. Snelson finds them at all useful.

    Yours sincerely,

    J.T.M.Hine
    Hon. Canon of Christchurch.

    John Mason-Pierce died in 1973 and is buried in Swinbrook Churchyard.

    He was Vicar of Swinbrook with Widford 1956 - 67.
  • Education: He was educated in Chester Diocese Training College, Chester, in 1909 Teacher's Certificate.
  • Marriage: John Mason-Pierce and Florence Margaret ("Maggie") Morrison were married about August 1915 in Conway, Caernarvonshire, Wales.
  • Associatn: He was initiated into the "White Horse Lodge" on 18 December 1917 Passing Jan 15 1918 and Raised Feb 19 1918 in Westbury, Wiltshire, and is shown in the Lodge Records as being a School Master.2
  • Associatn: He passed from Lodge 2227 into the Foresters Lodge (the entry says his name is "James Mason Pierce", clearly an error) and that his occupation is "schoolmaster" on 15 April 1920 in Uttoxeter.2
  • Marriage: John Mason-Pierce and Annie Helena ("Nell") Kent were married in 1922 in Utoxeter.
  • Residence: He resided in St. Helen, Worcestershire, about 1953 He was Deacon and Priest at Worcester College of All Saints, St Helens.
  • Residence: He resided in Swinbrook, Widford, Burford, Oxfordshire, about 1957 He was Vicar of Swinbrook with Widford 1956-1957.
  • Occupation: He was a teacher and vicar.
  • Occupation: He was a man of the cloth, having taken the appropriate orders, and lived in The Middle House, Castleton, Sherborne, Dorset, in 1970.
  • Death: He died on 12 December 1973, at age 84, in Castleton, Sherborne.
  • Burial: John's remains were buried on 18 December 1973 in St. Mary's, Swinbrook.

Census

Census 1891John Mason-Pierce Id #126 (Son) was at home on Census night 5 April 1891 at 31 Beaconsfield, Chester.

Also in the household that night were John Pierce (Head of Household), Elizabeth Mason (Wife), Anne Elizabeth Pierce (Daughter), Harry Pierce (Son), Margaret Sarah Pierce (Son), Miriam Pierce (Daughter), and Nessie Pierce (Daughter)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #117, 118, 120, 124, 125, 127, and 24

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 3
Census 1901John Mason-Pierce Id #126 (Son) was at home on Census night 1901 at 3 Trinity Street, Chester.

Also in the household that night were John Pierce (Head of Household), Elizabeth Mason (Wife), Margaret Sarah Pierce (Daughter), Miriam Pierce (Daughter), Nessie Pierce (Daughter), and Miriam Catherine Pierce (Son)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #117, 118, 125, 127, 24, and 121

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 4
Census 1911John Mason-Pierce Id #126 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1911 at Rugby, Warwickshire; working as an Assistant Teacher for the Warwickshire County Council

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
Census 1939John Mason-Pierce Id #126 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1939 at "Cestria"; as a Head Teacher, with a note that reads "have offered services with A.R.P. for any duty when not in school". Below listed is Annie Pierce b. 11 June 1900 employed on unpaid domestic duties

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
  • Last Edited: 5 January 2019 23:04:49

Citations

  1. [S865] Victorian Society of Genealogists
  2. [S5982] United Grand Lodge of England Membership Registers
  3. [S5971] Head: John Pierce
    Age: 47
    County: Cheshire
  4. [S5508] Census 1901, Census Type: Census 1901
    Census Place: Chester, 3 Princes Street

Biography

Miriam Pierce

F, #127, Deceased, b. 10 January 1882, d. 26 September 1966

Person Exhibits

Miriam Pierce 1882-1966
  • Consanguinity: Great-aunt of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Family

Family: Frederick Thomas Quinn (b. 1885, d. 14 May 1947)

Main Events

  • Name: Miriam Pierce was also known as Miriam Quinn.
  • Reference Number: She had reference number PIERM$82.
  • Birth: She was born on 10 January 1882.
  • Occupation: She was in Chester in 1901.
  • Marriage: Miriam Pierce and Frederick Thomas Quinn were married about February 1907 in Chester.
  • Death: She died on 26 September 1966, at age 84, in Bold Street, Southport.1
  • Burial: Miriam's remains were buried on 29 September 1966.

Census

Census 1891Miriam Pierce Id #127 (Daughter) was at home on Census night 5 April 1891 at 31 Beaconsfield, Chester.

Also in the household that night were John Pierce (Head of Household), Elizabeth Mason (Wife), Anne Elizabeth Pierce (Daughter), Harry Pierce (Son), Margaret Sarah Pierce (Son), Nessie Pierce (Daughter), and John Mason-Pierce (Son)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #117, 118, 120, 124, 125, 24, and 126

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 2
Census 1901Miriam Pierce Id #127 (Daughter) was at home on Census night 1901 at 3 Trinity Street, Chester.

Also in the household that night were John Pierce (Head of Household), Elizabeth Mason (Wife), Margaret Sarah Pierce (Daughter), Nessie Pierce (Daughter), Miriam Catherine Pierce (Son), and John Mason-Pierce (Son)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #117, 118, 125, 24, 121, and 126

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 3
  • Last Edited: 9 November 2018 08:00:13

Citations

  1. [S542] Letter from Gwen Webb ( nee Quinn )
  2. [S5971] Head: John Pierce
    Age: 47
    County: Cheshire
  3. [S5508] Census 1901, Census Type: Census 1901
    Census Place: Chester, 3 Princes Street

Biography

Thomas Gough

M, #128, Deceased, b. about 1813

Family

Family: Henrietta Page (b. about 1821)

Main Events

  • Reference Number: Thomas Gough had reference number GOUGT$YY.
  • Birth: He was born about 1813 in Tipton.
  • Marriage: Thomas Gough and Henrietta Page were married in June 1839 in Wolverhampton.
  • Occupation: He was an iron puddler in 1881.

Census

Census 1881Thomas Gough Id #128 (Head of Household) was at home on Census night 1881 at Haywoods Park, Bradfield, Yorkshre.

Also in the household that night were Henrietta Page (Wife) and Esther Gough (Daughter)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #129 and 22,200

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
  • Last Edited: 9 November 2018 08:00:37

Biography

Henrietta Page

F, #129, Deceased, b. about 1821

Family

Family: Thomas Gough (b. about 1813)

Main Events

  • Name: Henrietta Page was also known as Henrietta Gough.
  • Reference Number: She had reference number PAGEH$YY.
  • Birth: She was born about 1821 in Wellngton, Shropshire.1
  • Marriage: Henrietta Page and Thomas Gough were married in June 1839 in Wolverhampton.

Census

Census 1881Henrietta Page Id #129 (Wife) was at home on Census night 1881 at Haywoods Park, Bradfield, Yorkshre.

Also in the household that night were Thomas Gough (Head of Household) and Esther Gough (Daughter)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #128 and 22,200

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
Census 1891Henrietta Page Id #129 (Mother) was at home on Census night 1891 at Ecclesfield, Bosterstone, Yorkshire.

Also in the household that night were John Gough (Head of Household), Martha Bielby (Wife), Henrietta May Gough (Daughter), Salome Gough (Daughter), John Thomas Gough (Son), Mary Ann Gough (Daughter), Gladys Rebecka Gough (Daughter), and Esther Gough (Sister)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #130, 133, 135, 137, 136, 134, 164, and 22,200

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 1
  • Last Edited: 9 November 2018 08:00:13

Citations

  1. [S5888] Census Yorkshire 1891 Mary Ann Gough a. 4, Head: John Gough
    Age: 4
    County: Yorkshire

Biography

John Gough

M, #130, Deceased, b. 20 September 1856, d. 17 April 1898

Parents

Family

Family: Martha Bielby (b. about 1826, d. 21 November 1904)

Main Events

  • Reference Number: John Gough had reference number GOUHJ$56.
  • Birth: He was born on 20 September 1856 in Tipton, Staffordshire.
  • Residence: He resided in Stocksbridge, Yorkshire.
  • Occupation: He was a Steel Puddler.
  • Marriage: John Gough and Martha Bielby were married on 23 December 1878.
  • Death: He died on 17 April 1898, at age 41.
  • Burial: John's remains were buried in April 1898 in the local cemetery, Yorkshire.

Census

Census 1891John Gough Id #130 (Head of Household) was at home on Census night 1891 at Ecclesfield, Bosterstone, Yorkshire.

Also in the household that night were Martha Bielby (Wife), Henrietta May Gough (Daughter), Salome Gough (Daughter), John Thomas Gough (Son), Mary Ann Gough (Daughter), Gladys Rebecka Gough (Daughter), Esther Gough (Sister), and Henrietta Page (Mother)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #133, 135, 137, 136, 134, 164, 22,200, and 129

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 1
Census 1901John Gough Id #130 (Head of Household) was at home on Census night 1901 at 76 Haywood Park, Bolderstone, Stocksbridge, West Riding, Yorkshire; John is described as a 43 year old widowed, iron paddler.

Also in the household that night were Henrietta May Gough (Daughter), Salome Gough (Daughter), Mary Ann Gough (Daughter), Gladys Rebecka Gough (Daughter), Lorrie Ann Gough (Daughter), John Thomas Gough (Son), and Heather Gough (Sister)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #135, 137, 134, 164, 138, 136, and 22,237

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
  • Last Edited: 9 November 2018 08:00:37

Citations

  1. [S5888] Census Yorkshire 1891 Mary Ann Gough a. 4, Head: John Gough
    Age: 4
    County: Yorkshire

Biography

Joseph Bielby

M, #131, Deceased, b. about 1800

Family

Family: Unkown Unknown

Main Events

  • Reference Number: Joseph Bielby had reference number BIELJ$YY.
  • Birth: He was born about 1800.
  • Marriage: Joseph Bielby and Unkown Unknown were married about 1825.
  • Last Edited: 9 November 2018 08:00:37

Biography

Unkown Unknown

F, #132, Deceased

Family

Family: Joseph Bielby (b. about 1800)

Main Events

  • Name: Unkown Unknown was also known as Unknown Bielby.
  • Marriage: Unkown Unknown and Joseph Bielby were married about 1825.
  • Last Edited: 9 November 2018 08:00:13

Biography

Martha Bielby

F, #133, Deceased, b. about 1826, d. 21 November 1904

Parents

Family

Family: John Gough (b. 20 September 1856, d. 17 April 1898)

Main Events

  • Name: Martha Bielby was also known as Martha Gough.
  • Reference Number: She had reference number BIELM$57.
  • Birth: She was born about 1826 in Beverley or Berlia, Yorkshire.1
  • Marriage: Martha Bielby and John Gough were married on 23 December 1878.
  • Death: She died on 21 November 1904.

Census

Census 1891Martha Bielby Id #133 (Wife) was at home on Census night 1891 at Ecclesfield, Bosterstone, Yorkshire.

Also in the household that night were John Gough (Head of Household), Henrietta May Gough (Daughter), Salome Gough (Daughter), John Thomas Gough (Son), Mary Ann Gough (Daughter), Gladys Rebecka Gough (Daughter), Esther Gough (Sister), and Henrietta Page (Mother)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #130, 135, 137, 136, 134, 164, 22,200, and 129

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 1
  • Last Edited: 9 November 2018 08:00:13

Citations

  1. [S5888] Census Yorkshire 1891 Mary Ann Gough a. 4, Head: John Gough
    Age: 4
    County: Yorkshire

Biography

Mary Ann Gough

F, #134, Deceased, b. 22 January 1887, d. 20 June 1959

Person Exhibits

Mary Ann Gough (back row, 4th on left, tallest girl)

Parents

  • Father: John Gough (b. 20 September 1856, d. 17 April 1898)
  • Mother: Martha Bielby (b. about 1826, d. 21 November 1904)

Family

Family: Wilford Lockwood (b. 1889, d. 1950)

  • Bernard Lockwood+
  • Dorothy Lockwood+
  • Donald Lockwood+ (b. about March 1913)
  • Joan Lockwood+ (b. 20 June 1920, d. 18 June 2013)

Main Events

  • Name: Mary Ann Gough was also known as Mary Ann Lockwood.
  • Reference Number: She had reference number GOUGMA87.
  • Birth: She was born on 22 January 1887 in Stockbridge, Yorkshire.
  • Death: She died on 20 June 1959, at age 72.
  • Burial: Mary Ann's remains were buried in June 1959 in Crosby Cemetery, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire.
  • Marriage: Mary Ann Gough and Wilford Lockwood were married in an unknown place.

Census

Census 1891Mary Ann Gough Id #134 (Daughter) was at home on Census night 1891 at Ecclesfield, Bosterstone, Yorkshire.

Also in the household that night were John Gough (Head of Household), Martha Bielby (Wife), Henrietta May Gough (Daughter), Salome Gough (Daughter), John Thomas Gough (Son), Gladys Rebecka Gough (Daughter), Esther Gough (Sister), and Henrietta Page (Mother)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #130, 133, 135, 137, 136, 164, 22,200, and 129

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 1
Census 1891Mary Ann Gough Id #134 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1891 at Bolsterstone, Stockbridge, Yorkshire

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 1
Census 1901Mary Ann Gough Id #134 (Daughter) was at home on Census night 1901 at 76 Haywood Park, Bolderstone, Stocksbridge, West Riding, Yorkshire; John is described as a 43 year old widowed, iron paddler.

Also in the household that night were John Gough (Head of Household), Henrietta May Gough (Daughter), Salome Gough (Daughter), Gladys Rebecka Gough (Daughter), Lorrie Ann Gough (Daughter), John Thomas Gough (Son), and Heather Gough (Sister)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #130, 135, 137, 164, 138, 136, and 22,237

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
  • Last Edited: 9 November 2018 08:00:13

Citations

  1. [S5888] Census Yorkshire 1891 Mary Ann Gough a. 4, Head: John Gough
    Age: 4
    County: Yorkshire

Biography

Henrietta May Gough

F, #135, Deceased, b. 1 May 1880, d. 5 June 1966

Parents

  • Father: John Gough (b. 20 September 1856, d. 17 April 1898)
  • Mother: Martha Bielby (b. about 1826, d. 21 November 1904)

Main Events

  • Name: Henrietta May Gough was also known as Hetty Gough.
  • Reference Number: She had reference number GOUGHM80.
  • Birth: She was born on 1 May 1880.
  • Biography: She gave up her enfgagement to bring up the family. [:CR:].
  • Death: She died on 5 June 1966, at age 86.
  • Burial: Henrietta May's remains were buried in June 1966 in Bolderstone, Yorkshire.

Census

Census 1891Henrietta May Gough Id #135 (Daughter) was at home on Census night 1891 at Ecclesfield, Bosterstone, Yorkshire.

Also in the household that night were John Gough (Head of Household), Martha Bielby (Wife), Salome Gough (Daughter), John Thomas Gough (Son), Mary Ann Gough (Daughter), Gladys Rebecka Gough (Daughter), Esther Gough (Sister), and Henrietta Page (Mother)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #130, 133, 137, 136, 134, 164, 22,200, and 129

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 1
Census 1901Henrietta May Gough Id #135 (Daughter) was at home on Census night 1901 at 76 Haywood Park, Bolderstone, Stocksbridge, West Riding, Yorkshire; John is described as a 43 year old widowed, iron paddler.

Also in the household that night were John Gough (Head of Household), Salome Gough (Daughter), Mary Ann Gough (Daughter), Gladys Rebecka Gough (Daughter), Lorrie Ann Gough (Daughter), John Thomas Gough (Son), and Heather Gough (Sister)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #130, 137, 134, 164, 138, 136, and 22,237

Original Documents, Source and Citations here

Citations

  1. [S5888] Census Yorkshire 1891 Mary Ann Gough a. 4, Head: John Gough
    Age: 4
    County: Yorkshire

Biography

John Thomas Gough

M, #136, Deceased, b. 29 June 1884

Parents

  • Father: John Gough (b. 20 September 1856, d. 17 April 1898)
  • Mother: Martha Bielby (b. about 1826, d. 21 November 1904)

Family

Family: Lily Wordsworth

  • Cyril Gough
  • Arthur Gough

Main Events

  • Reference Number: John Thomas Gough had reference number GOUGJT84.
  • Birth: He was born on 29 June 1884.
  • Biography: Evidently Tom was so cut up by the death of his wife that he left and went to work as a waiter on the Canadian Pacific Railway. He never saw his son Cyril from that day of his birth.
  • Marriage: John Thomas Gough and Lily Wordsworth were married in an unknown place.

Census

Census 1891John Thomas Gough Id #136 (Son) was at home on Census night 1891 at Ecclesfield, Bosterstone, Yorkshire.

Also in the household that night were John Gough (Head of Household), Martha Bielby (Wife), Henrietta May Gough (Daughter), Salome Gough (Daughter), Mary Ann Gough (Daughter), Gladys Rebecka Gough (Daughter), Esther Gough (Sister), and Henrietta Page (Mother)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #130, 133, 135, 137, 134, 164, 22,200, and 129

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 1
Census 1901John Thomas Gough Id #136 (Son) was at home on Census night 1901 at 76 Haywood Park, Bolderstone, Stocksbridge, West Riding, Yorkshire; John is described as a 43 year old widowed, iron paddler.

Also in the household that night were John Gough (Head of Household), Henrietta May Gough (Daughter), Salome Gough (Daughter), Mary Ann Gough (Daughter), Gladys Rebecka Gough (Daughter), Lorrie Ann Gough (Daughter), and Heather Gough (Sister)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #130, 135, 137, 134, 164, 138, and 22,237

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
  • Last Edited: 9 November 2018 08:00:37

Citations

  1. [S5888] Census Yorkshire 1891 Mary Ann Gough a. 4, Head: John Gough
    Age: 4
    County: Yorkshire

Biography

Salome Gough

F, #137, Deceased, b. 7 March 1882

Parents

  • Father: John Gough (b. 20 September 1856, d. 17 April 1898)
  • Mother: Martha Bielby (b. about 1826, d. 21 November 1904)

Family

Family: Arthur Woodward

  • Ronald Woodward
  • Audrey Woodward+

Main Events

  • Name: Salome Gough was also known as Salome Woodward.
  • Reference Number: She had reference number GOUGS$82.
  • Birth: She was born on 7 March 1882.
  • Marriage: Salome Gough and Arthur Woodward were married in an unknown place.

Census

Census 1891Salome Gough Id #137 (Daughter) was at home on Census night 1891 at Ecclesfield, Bosterstone, Yorkshire.

Also in the household that night were John Gough (Head of Household), Martha Bielby (Wife), Henrietta May Gough (Daughter), John Thomas Gough (Son), Mary Ann Gough (Daughter), Gladys Rebecka Gough (Daughter), Esther Gough (Sister), and Henrietta Page (Mother)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #130, 133, 135, 136, 134, 164, 22,200, and 129

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 1
Census 1901Salome Gough Id #137 (Daughter) was at home on Census night 1901 at 76 Haywood Park, Bolderstone, Stocksbridge, West Riding, Yorkshire; John is described as a 43 year old widowed, iron paddler.

Also in the household that night were John Gough (Head of Household), Henrietta May Gough (Daughter), Mary Ann Gough (Daughter), Gladys Rebecka Gough (Daughter), Lorrie Ann Gough (Daughter), John Thomas Gough (Son), and Heather Gough (Sister)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #130, 135, 134, 164, 138, 136, and 22,237

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
  • Last Edited: 9 November 2018 08:00:13

Citations

  1. [S5888] Census Yorkshire 1891 Mary Ann Gough a. 4, Head: John Gough
    Age: 4
    County: Yorkshire

Biography

Lorrie Ann Gough

F, #138, Deceased, b. 2 September 1893, d. about March 1976

Parents

  • Father: John Gough (b. 20 September 1856, d. 17 April 1898)
  • Mother: Martha Bielby (b. about 1826, d. 21 November 1904)

Family

Family: Unknown Holling

  • Joseph Haydn Holling

Main Events

  • Name: Lorrie Ann Gough was also known as Lorrie Ann Holling.
  • Reference Number: She had reference number GOUGLA93.
  • Birth: She was born on 2 September 1893.
  • Death: She died about March 1976 in Spilsby.
  • Marriage: Lorrie Ann Gough and Unknown Holling were married in an unknown place.

Census

Census 1901Lorrie Ann Gough Id #138 (Daughter) was at home on Census night 1901 at 76 Haywood Park, Bolderstone, Stocksbridge, West Riding, Yorkshire; John is described as a 43 year old widowed, iron paddler.

Also in the household that night were John Gough (Head of Household), Henrietta May Gough (Daughter), Salome Gough (Daughter), Mary Ann Gough (Daughter), Gladys Rebecka Gough (Daughter), John Thomas Gough (Son), and Heather Gough (Sister)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #130, 135, 137, 134, 164, 136, and 22,237

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
  • Last Edited: 9 November 2018 08:00:13

Biography

Joe Gough

M, #141, Deceased, b. 27 December 1894, d. 1914

Parents

  • Father: John Gough (b. 20 September 1856, d. 17 April 1898)
  • Mother: Martha Bielby (b. about 1826, d. 21 November 1904)

Main Events

  • Reference Number: Joe Gough had reference number GOUGJ$94.
  • Birth: He was born on 27 December 1894.
  • Death: He died in 1914, at age ~20, in influenza plague.
  • Burial: Joe's remains were buried in 1914.

Biography

Richardson ("Richard") Lockwood

M, #142, Deceased, b. about March 1855

Parents

Family

Family: Eliza Temperton (b. about 1854)

Main Events

  • Reference Number: Richardson ("Richard") Lockwood had reference number LOCKR$YY.
  • Birth: He was born about March 1855 in Thorne, Lincolnshire.
  • Biography: He was a bit of a drunk according to Joan Ferraby. [:CR:].
  • Marriage: Richardson ("Richard") Lockwood and Eliza Temperton were married about December 1875 in Thorne, Lincolnshire, He is named as Richard Lockwood.

Census

Census 1881Richardson ("Richard") Lockwood Id #142 (Head of Household) was at home on Census night 1881 at Althorpe, Lincolnshire.

Also in the household that night were Eliza Temperton (Wife), Mary Eliza Lockwood (Daughter), and William Lockwood (Son)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #22,201, 22,202, and 22,238

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
Census 1891Richardson ("Richard") Lockwood Id #142 (Head of Household) was at home on Census night 1891 at Gatehouse, Frodingham, Lincolnshire; He is described as a plate layer.

Also in the household that night were Wilford Lockwood (Son), Eliza Temperton (Wife), Mary Eliza Lockwood (Daughter), and John George Lockwood (Son)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #143, 22,201, 22,202, and 22,203

Original Documents, Source and Citations here

Biography

Wilford Lockwood

M, #143, Deceased, b. 1889, d. 1950

Parents

Family

Family: Mary Ann Gough (b. 22 January 1887, d. 20 June 1959)

  • Bernard Lockwood+
  • Dorothy Lockwood+
  • Donald Lockwood+ (b. about March 1913)
  • Joan Lockwood+ (b. 20 June 1920, d. 18 June 2013)

Main Events

  • Reference Number: Wilford Lockwood had reference number LOCKW$YY.
  • Birth: He was born in 1889 in Glanford Brigg, Lincolnshire.
  • Biography: He trained in the army in Burma, and never saw his child until he was 5 years old. In one incident, his fellow soldiers were shot swimming a river, but he escaped, evidently because he couldn't swim.
  • Death: He died in 1950, at age ~61.
  • Burial: Wilford's remains were buried in 1950 in the Cemetery, Crosby.
  • Marriage: Wilford Lockwood and Mary Ann Gough were married in an unknown place.

Census

Census 1891Wilford Lockwood Id #143 (Son) was at home on Census night 1891 at Gatehouse, Frodingham, Lincolnshire; He is described as a plate layer.

Also in the household that night were Richardson ("Richard") Lockwood (Head of Household), Eliza Temperton (Wife), Mary Eliza Lockwood (Daughter), and John George Lockwood (Son)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #142, 22,201, 22,202, and 22,203

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
  • Last Edited: 12 January 2020 15:25:13

Biography

Joan Lockwood

F, #147, Deceased, b. 20 June 1920, d. 18 June 2013

Person Exhibits

JOANLOCKWOOD1950x

Parents

Families

Family 1: Robert Douglas Ferraby (b. 22 September 1917, d. September 1998)

Family 2: George Horsman Slee (b. 30 June 1926, d. 3 September 2004)

Main Events

  • Name: Joan Lockwood was also known as Joan Ferraby.
  • Name: She was also known as Joan Lockwood.
  • Name: She was also known as Joan Slee.
  • Note: I have found no evidence of a Marriage but my guess is that the relationship took place between mid 1950 and early 1953.
  • Marriage Status: Joan Lockwood and George Horsman Slee were an Unmarried Couple.
  • Reference Number: She had reference number LOCKJ$20.
  • Birth: She was born on 20 June 1920 in Glanford Brigg, Lincolnshire.
  • Biography:

    She worked at the steelworks in Scunthorpe on 7/6 per week. That was in the days when a pair of stockings cost 2/6. Evidently, her first marriage should never have happened, as they were, according to Joan "incompatible". She lived at her parents' home in Scunthorpe with son John, and attended teacher's training college in Peterborough, where she met George Slee in about 1950.

    I cannot find hard evidence of a marriage to George Horsman Slee - evidently, he was very supportive when Joan was going through her separation from her first husband.

    According to Joan, he was a charming man, but "a bit of a rogue" as far as women were concerned. Not quite sure what that means.

    My wife Georgina related that George walked out on April 1st 1953 with the words often used on that day - and was never seen or heard from again, leaving Joan to bring up his two children. I would like to add that I am not sure that this is a true story or not – this is certainly what Georgina believed but George's character does not fit easily with this image - so I am sure that we do not know the full story - and will never know.

    I don't believe that they were ever married because George was already married to Mary ... and she would not divorce him. Secondly, I can find no evidence of her divorce from Robert Ferraby, although that may have happened. If I am right, then both were separated from their spouse.

    Their children, William and Georgina)'s surnames were changed by Deed Poll to Ferraby so that all three of her children carried the same surname - thus avoiding difficult questions at school ... and shaking heads in the High Street. The matter of “who was my father” was never discussed and it was only when issues relating to passports and father’s nationality were raised when we were coming to Australia that some of this information was discussed.

    Judging by the views of Joan's siblings and their families, there may well be more this story ... and indeed there are rumours that she may have had several other relationships much to the dismay of her family including her children.

    John Ferraby did tell me that he came home from school one day to find the vicar unfrocked so to speak .. er .. well, you can guess. Such a colourful image. Joan gave the same son John a silver ring that she said came from a Polish prisoner of war. We do not know why or what the ring represents - but I think we can guess.

    Joan was a very intelligent, strong woman … she came to Australia to stay with us maybe 6 times often for 3 months at a time .. I liked her very much.

    I have not found any evidence that they were ever actually married in the traditional sense of the times, although the name change by deed poll in 1960 might suggest so, yet some doubt remains. There is no doubt that George and Joan lived together and had two children, William and Georgina.
  • Marriage: Joan Lockwood and Robert Douglas Ferraby were married about May 1940 in Scunthorpe.1
  • Divorce: Joan Lockwood and Robert Douglas Ferraby were divorced in May 1950.
  • Residence: She resided in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, in 1950.
  • Occupation: She was a school teacher between 1960 and 1985.
  • Witness: She and Irene Nettacress Roby, David Gordon Smith, John Wilford Ferraby, Beverley A Lockwood, William David ("Ferraby") Slee, and Vivienne Mary Danvers witnessed the marriage of Adrian John ("John") Snelson and Georgina Elizabeth ("Ferraby") Slee on 6 January 1973 in the Registry Office, Ely, Cambridgeshire.
  • Residence: Joan Lockwood resided in Stuntney, near Ely, in 1980.
  • Residence: She resided in Witchford in 1990.
  • Death: She died on 18 June 2013, at age 92, in Lily House, Ely, Cambs.
  • Last Edited: 17 March 2020 15:05:50

Citations

  1. [S5576] Marriages Registered in April, May and June 1940, Bride's Name: Joan Lockwood
    Groom's Name: Robert Douglas Ferraby
    Vol Name/no: 7a, 2784

Biography

Robert Douglas Ferraby

M, #148, Deceased, b. 22 September 1917, d. September 1998

Parents

Family

Family: Joan Lockwood (b. 20 June 1920, d. 18 June 2013)

Main Events

  • Reference Number: Robert Douglas Ferraby had reference number FERRRDYY.
  • Birth: He was born on 22 September 1917.
  • Occupation: He was a car mechanic.
  • Marriage: Robert Douglas Ferraby and Joan Lockwood were married about May 1940 in Scunthorpe.1
  • Divorce: Robert Douglas Ferraby and Joan Lockwood were divorced in May 1950.
  • Death: He died in September 1998, at age ~81, in Lincolnshire.
  • Last Edited: 9 November 2018 08:00:37

Citations

  1. [S5576] Marriages Registered in April, May and June 1940, Bride's Name: Joan Lockwood
    Groom's Name: Robert Douglas Ferraby
    Vol Name/no: 7a, 2784

Biography

John Wilford Ferraby

M, #149, Deceased, b. 1 October 1944, d. 15 December 2012

Parents

Family

Family: Vivienne Mary Danvers (b. about 1946, d. 19 March 2007)

  • Mathew Jonathan Ferraby+ (b. about 1973)
  • Sara Cathryn Ferraby (b. about 1976)

Main Events

  • Name: John Wilford Ferraby was also known as John Wilford Ferraby.
  • Reference Number: He had reference number FERRJW44.
  • Birth: He was born on 1 October 1944.
  • Occupation: He was a Qty-Surveyor.
  • Marriage: John Wilford Ferraby and Vivienne Mary Danvers were married about 1968 in parish church, St. Mary's, Ely.
  • Witness: He and Irene Nettacress Roby, David Gordon Smith, Beverley A Lockwood, William David ("Ferraby") Slee, Vivienne Mary Danvers, and Joan Lockwood witnessed the marriage of Adrian John ("John") Snelson and Georgina Elizabeth ("Ferraby") Slee on 6 January 1973 in the Registry Office, Ely, Cambridgeshire.
  • Death: John Wilford Ferraby died on 15 December 2012, at age 68, in St George's Hospital, Tooting, London.
  • Last Edited: 9 November 2018 08:00:37

Biography

George Horsman Slee

M, #150, Deceased, b. 30 June 1926, d. 3 September 2004

Person Exhibits

George Horsman Slee 1944

Parents

Families

Family 1: Mary Hawken (b. 17 January 1926, d. 16 July 1998)

  • Heather A. Slee (b. 30 May 1947)
  • Jeffrey M. Slee (b. 3 July 1948)

Family 2: Joan Lockwood (b. 20 June 1920, d. 18 June 2013)

Family 3: Phyllis Mary Preston (b. about 1932, d. 26 March 2016)

  • Peter Robert Horsman Slee+ (b. 27 January 1958)
  • James Patrick Slee (b. 9 July 1962)

Main Events

  • Note: I have found no evidence of a Marriage but my guess is that the relationship took place between mid 1950 and early 1953.
  • Marriage Status: George Horsman Slee and Joan Lockwood were an Unmarried Couple.
  • Reference Number: He had reference number SLEEG$YY.
  • Birth: He was born on 30 June 1926 in Burnley, Lancashire, 3rd Qtr BDMs 8e 215.1
  • Marriage: George Horsman Slee and Mary Hawken were married on 22 July 1946 in St. Peter's, Burnley, Lancashire.2,3
  • Occupation: He was in the Armed Forces in 1946.
  • Residence: He resided in 25 Lindsay Street, Burnley, in 1946.
  • Education: He was educated in Peterborough Training College, Peterborough, between 1949 and 1950 I have a panorama photograph of the teachers and students 1949-1950.
  • Occupation: About 1952 George Horsman Slee was a teacher in The Shade School, Soham, where evidently he was very popular with the children.
  • Occupation: He was a teacher in Soham or Peterborough about 1953.
  • Misc: Mentioned in the Supplement to the London Gazette, in an item re the Combined Cadet Force ... "George Horsman SLEE (434663) to be 2nd Lt., 28th Jan. 1954." on 27 April 1954.
  • Residence: He resided in 1964 George and Phyllis moved to the Durham region.
  • Publicatio: He; 1970; "Outdoor Education - Northumberland County, England"
  • Divorce: George Horsman Slee and Mary Hawken were divorced on 25 May 1972 in Keighly County Court George Petitioner) divorced Mary (Respondent) with the decree being made absolute after 3 months. I understand that Mary refused to accept a divorce until the law was changed in the 1970s.
  • Marriage: George Horsman Slee and Phyllis Mary Preston were married about 27 May 1972 in Durham (Northern District.)4,5
  • Residence: He resided in "Speedwell House", Delves Lane, Consett, Wearside, Co. Durham, DH8 7PX, 01207 504186, between 1980 and 1984.6
  • Award: George Horsman received an Award in 1986 in London. an MBE for his services to education.
  • Occupation: He was a regional advisor for outdoor education in Durham before 2000.
  • Biography:

    I have to be careful here - as it is probable that George did not share his associations with ALL 3 of his families.

    My wife was George's daughter. That is a fact.

    Should anyone wish for further inflormation, please contact me by writing directly to me (see CONTACT tab at the top of this page ... or call me on +61416014978 for a conversation) in absoloute confidence.
  • Death: He died on 3 September 2004, at age 78, in University Hospital, North Durham.7,8,9
  • Cremation: The remains of George Horsman Slee were cremated on 13 September 2004 in College of St. Hild and St. Bede, Bede Chapel, Leazes Road, Durham, George's headstone at St Andrew's Church, Gargrave, near Skipton, North Yorkshire.
  • Last Edited: 24 March 2020 09:31:46

Citations

  1. [S5566] George H Slee Birth1926
  2. [S5573] Lancashire Marriage indexes for the years: 1946
  3. [S5577] Mary Hawken & George Slee 1946
  4. [S5571] Phyllis Slee - Consett Directory, Directory Type: New Hosting Directory
  5. [S5572] Slee - Preston {Marriage - Q2, 1a136B)
  6. [S5570] British Phone Book
  7. [S5569] George Slee Death 2004
  8. [S5590] Death Certificate - George Horsman Slee, Event Date: 3 September 2004
    Registration Date: 7th September 2004
    Registration District: Durham Central
    Rd Ref: BAD 026085
  9. [S5650] Newcastle Evening Chronicle, Death of George Slee

Biography