Barnett Cryle ARDRON (1908 - 1975)


Father: Reuben Ardron (1880 - 1937)
Mother: Mary Ann Gething



Tree extract starting with common ancestor to me:


My 2nd cousin 3 times removed was born on 15 March 1908 and was baptised 12 April of that year. His parents were Rueben Ardron, a miner and Mary Ann. They had moved to 9 Piccadily Road, Swinton. (APR)  This agrees with a GRO index entry. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 877 Jun 1908)

1908 on 27 April Olympic Games open at White City in London

1908 on 27 October Parliament approves old age pensions (weekly means-tested pension of a maximum of five shillings to all those aged over 70)

1910 Death of King Edward VII, succeeded by King George V

1911 National Insurance Act provides cover against sickness and unemployment

On the 1911 Census (2 April) he was aged 3, living with his parents at 9 Piccadilly, Swinton. (PRO ref 14 ??)

1912 on 15 April sinking of the SS Titanic
1913 on 4 June Suffragette Emily Davison is killed by the king's horse

1914-18 The Great War (World War I)
1918 in May a massive flu epidemic reaches Britain and kills more than 200,000 people in Britain and up to 50 million worldwide

1918 All men over 21 and all women over 30 get the vote

1921 in July unemployment reaches a post-war high of 2.5 million

1922 The Irish Free State is established

1927 on 1 January the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is created

1928 Equal Franchise Act - All women are given the same voting rights as men (all over the age of 21)
1928 on 30 September Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin

1929 on 24 October the Wall Street Crash sparks the Great Depression

1931 Financial crisis and run on the pound (Britain abandons the gold standard)

Barnett married Elsie Oates on 26 December 1933 at the Methodist Church, High Street, Rawmarsh by certificate. He was aged 25 and a fitter of 45 Brookfield Avenue, Swinton. His father, Rueben Ardron, was a coal hewer. Elsie was aged 24 and a shop assistant of 83 Main Street, Ryecroft, Rawmarsh. Her father was James Oates (deceased), a miner. Witnesses were John Schofield, Cathy Haynes(?) and Norman Ardron. (GRO cert MXA909334 + GRO ref Rotherham 9c 1738 Dec 1933 - Oates)

He worked as a colliery electrician at the Manvers Main Colliery. (Jack Ardron II)

1935 in July the first Penguin paperbacks go on sale, costing just 6 pence, bringing literature to the masses

1936 Death of King George V, succeeded by King Edward VIII
1936 Abdication of King Edward VIII in order to marry Wallace Simpson, succeeded by King George VI

1939-45 World War II
1944 Butler Education Act - framework for new free comprehensive secondary education for all
1947 on 1 January Britain's coal industry is nationalised

1948 National Health Service established

1948 on 29 July the Olympic Games open at Wembley Stadium in London

1952 Death of King George VI, succeeded by Queen Elizabeth II
1954 Rationing resulting from ends

1955 on 22 September commercial television starts with the first ITV broadcast

1956 on 17 October Britain switches on its first nuclear power station at Calder Hall

1959 M1 Motorway punched through the Midlands from Watford to Birmingham

1963 The Profumo Affair
1965 on 8 November the death penalty is abolished

1966 on 30 July England win the football World Cup

1967 Abortion and homosexuality are legalised

1969 on 2 March Concorde, the world's first supersonic airliner, makes its maiden flight

1971 on 15 February decimalised currency replaces 'pounds, shillings and pence'

1973 on 1 January Britain joins the European Economic Community

Barnett died on 16 June 1975. He was of 83 Main Street, Rawmarsh . (Based on Wills & Admons - see below + GRO ref Rotherham 3 1910 Jun 1975 - [born] 15 Mr 1908)

Administration of his estate was then granted: "Ardron, Barnett Cryle of 83 Main Street, Rawmarsh, Rotherham died 16 June 1975. Administration Sheffield 29 July. 1594. (753004443F)" (Wills & Admons 1975, Family Division of the High Court)

Elsie OATES (1909 - 1990)
She was born on 28 October 1909, daughter of James Oates, a miner (based on date of birth shown on the GRO death index + marriage cert + GRO ref Rotherham 9c 786 Dec 1909)

1911 CENSUS?? AGED 2?

Elsie died on 29 November 1990. She was of 83 Main Street, Rawmarsh . (Based on Wills & Admons - see below + GRO ref Rotherham 1990 November vol no. 3 pg no. 767 reg no. 1190 - [born] 28 Oct 1909)

Her will was probated on 20 December 1990: "Ardron, Elsie of 83 Main Street Rawmarsh Rotherham died 29 November 1990. Probate Leeds 20 December. Not exceeding 115000 (9051614341M)" (Wills & Admons 1990, Family Division of the High Court)


1) Margaret Ardron (1935 -)
My 3rd cousin twice removed was born in 1935 in the registration district of Rotherham. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 1015 Jun 1935 - Oates)

Margaret married Derrick Chambers in 1960 in the registration district of Rother Valley. (Jack Ardron II + GRO ref 2c 1227 Jun 1960 - Chambers)

2) David Ardron I (1947 -)