Charles ARDRON II (1858 -)

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


Tree extract starting with common ancestor to me:


My G-G-Great Uncle was baptised on 29 July 1860 in Kilnhurst. His date of birth is shown as 23 March. His parents were James Ardron, a miner and Martha. (APR) However the GRO index of births has only an entry for a birth of this name in 1858. This would tie in with the four year gap between the births of Samuel and Naomi. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 394 Jun 1858) It would also tie in with his age as shown on the 1881 Census.

On the 1861 Census (7 April) Charles was aged 3 shown as a visitor along with his uncle, Henry Ardron I at the household of Charles Tyas in Kilnhurst. (PRO REF??)

1863 London Underground opens (Metropolitan Line)
1868 Last public hanging
1870 Primary Education becomes compulsory in Britain

On the 1871 Census (2 April) he was aged 12 living with his parents at 82 Meadow Works, Rawmarsh. (PRO ref RG10 piece 4709 folio 27 page 20)

1872 Secret voting is introduced for elections
1876 Invention of the telephone by A G Bell

Charles married Sarah Jane Bowns in 1877. (Based on 1881 Census + birth certificate of their son Ernest Ardron I + GRO ref Sheffield 9c 514 Jun 1877)

1879 Britain fights the Zulu war in South Africa

On the 1881 Census (3 April) he was listed as head of household for 30 Rotherham Road, Parkgate, Rawmarsh:
a) Charles Ardron, head, married, 23, labourer blast furnace (iron), Yorkshire Kilnhurst
b) Sarah Jane Ardron, wife, married, 22, Yorkshire Parkgate
c) Ernest Ardron, son, 1, Yorkshire Parkgate
d) David F. Hanley, boarder, unmarried, 27, labourer blast furnace (iron), Ireland
(PRO ref RG11 piece 4678 folio 69 pg 31) COPY
Though it should be noted that on the Mormon transcripts of the Census he appears as Charles ARDREN.

1883 Married women obtain the right to acquire their own property

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

On the 1891 Census (5 April) he was listed as head of household for 9 Alma Street, Wombwell, Yorkshire:
a) Charles Ardron, head, married, 32, coal miner, employed, Yorkshire Kilnhurst
b) Sara J Ardron, wife, married, 32, Yorkshire Rawmarsh
c) Ernest Ardron, son, 11, scholar, Yorkshire Rawmarsh
d) Oscar Ardron, son, 8, scholar, Yorkshire Rawmarsh
e) Edgar Ardron, son, 6, scholar, Yorkshire Rawmarsh
(PRO ref RG12 piece 3778 folio 6 page 5) COPY

1893 Invention of motion pictures by Thomas Edison
1895 Invention of wireless telegraphy by G Marconi

1899-1902 Britain fights the Boer War in South Africa

1901 Death of Queen Victoria, succeeded by King Edward VII

On the 1901 Census (31 March) he was listed as head of household for 9 Alma Street, Wombwell, Barnsley:
a) Charles Ardron, head, married, 42, living on own means, Yorkshire Kilnhurst
b) Sarah J Ardron, wife, married, 42, Yorkshire Rawmarsh
c) Ernest Ardron, son, single, 21, coal hewer underground, worker, Yorkshire Rawmarsh
d) Oscar Ardron, son, single, 18, coal mine rope boy underground, worker, Yorkshire Parkgate
e) Edgar Ardron, son, single, 16, grocers assistant, worker, Yorkshire Parkgate
(PRO ref RG13 piece 4320 folio 52 page 8) - shown as ARDISON on index COPY

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) Charles, aged 52, working on his own account, and his wife Sarah Jane, also 52, were living with their middle son Oscar Ardron II (1883 - 1965) and family at 131 Hough Lane, Wombwell. The record shows Sarah Jane having had a total of 3 children born alive in present marriage, 3 still living and 0 having died. (PRO ref RG14 ??)

Did Charles die in 1938 aged 79? (GRO ref Barnsley 9c 285 Mar 1938 - [aged] 79) Based on being aged 79 at death he would have been born in 1859.

Sarah Jane BOWNS (1859 -)
She was born in 1859 at Rawmarsh, the daughter of Thomas Bowns, a coal miner, and Harriet. (Based on age + location on the 1891 and details from 1901 Census) GRO REF??

1861 CENSUS??


On the 1871 Census (2 April) Sarah was living with her parents on Rawmarsh Hill, Parkgate:
a) Thomas Bowns, head, married, 35, coal miner, Yorkshire Greasborough
b) Harriet Bowns, wife, married, 35, Yorkshire Rawmarsh
c) William Bowns, son, unmarried, 14, coal miner, Yorkshire Rawmarsh
d) Sarah J Bowns, daughter, 11, scholar, Yorkshire Rawmarsh

e) Joseph H Bowns, son, 9, scholar, Yorkshire Rawmarsh
f) Lilly Bowns, daughter, 4, scholar, Yorkshire Rawmarsh
(PRO ref RG10 piece 4708 folio ?? page ??) COPY


Did Sarah J. die in 1938 aged 79? (GRO ref Cleethorpes 7a 628 Sep 1938 - [aged] 79) Based on being aged 79 at death she would have been born in 1859.



Ernest Ardron I (1879 - 1943)


2) Oscar Ardron II (1883 - 1965)


3) Edgar Ardron (1884 - 1970)