Herbert ARDRON (1872 -)

Father: William Henry Ardron (1852 -)
Mother: Maria Peace

Tree extract starting with common ancestor to me:


My 1st cousin three times removed was born in 1872 in Rawmarsh. (Based on age + location at 1891 Census + GRO ref Rotherham 9c 552 Mar 1872)


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

1879 Britain fights the Zulu war in South Africa

On the 1881 Census (3 April) he was aged 9 and at his grandparents, William and Hannah Peace, at the Pack Horse Inn, Doncaster Gate, Rotherham:
a) William Peace, head, married, 48, licensed victualler, Derbys Newhale
b) Hannah Peace, wife, married, 48, Notts Kimberly
c) Isaac Hawkins, son in law, married, 26, coal miner (unemployed), Yorks Haugh
d) Elizabeth Hawkins, daur, married, 24, Derbys Stavely
e) Mary Hawkins, grand daughter, 1, Yorks Rawmarsh
f) Herbert Hardron, grand son, 9, scholar, Yorks Rawmarsh
g) Sarah Coucher, neice, unmarried, 22, general servant, Leciesters Coalville
h) William Wickes, servant, unmarried, 22, Ostler huntsman, Yorks Rotherham
i) George Bendall, lodger, unmarried, 28, general labourer, Hants Basingstoke
j) Francis Wragg, lodger, unmarried, 30, general labourer, Yorks Rotherham
(PRO ref RG11 piece 4672 folio ?? pg ??) - on Ancestry.co.uk index he is shown as Hardron and this is how it is written on the census

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 aged 19, a barman living with his parents at his grandmother’s (Hannah Peace) public house, the Pack Horse Inn, Doncaster Road, Rotherham. (PRO ref RG12 piece 3846 folio 34 pg 62) - shown as Ardson on Ancestry.co.uk index


Did Herbert marry Edith Mary Booth in 1893 aged 21? (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 854 Dec 1893) This is based on marriage before son Geoffrey being born in 1896.


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) Herbert is living with his parents in law, though his wife is absent, at 57 Sheffield Road, Rotherham:
a) Godson Booth, head, married, 58, carter general, own account, Nottinghamshire Askham(?)

b) Emma Booth, wife, married, 59, Nottinghamshire Selby

c) Emma Chapman, daughter, married, 19, Yorkshire Catcliffe

d) Thomas Chapman, son in law, married, 21, coach trimmer, worker, Yorkshire Scarborough
e) Herbert Ardron, son in law, married, 29, labourer general, worker, Yorkshire Rotherham
f) Geoffrey Ardron, grand son, 4, Yorkshire Rotherham


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) Herbert was listed as living with his mother in law, Emma Booth, at 6 Old Sheffield Road, Rotherham:

a) Emma Booth, head, 71, widow, Nottinghamshire Bawtry

b) Herbert Ardron, son in law, 39, married, labourer general, ?? steel works, worker, Yorkshire Rotherham

c) Edith Mary Ardron, daughter 40, married (17 years), Nottinghamshire ??

d) Geoffrey Ardron, grandson, 15, single, carter, ?? steel works, working on own account, Yorkshire Rotherham

e) Tom Chapman, son in law, 28, married, carriage (builder) trimmer, horse carriage works, worker, Yorkshire Scarborough

f) Emily Chapman, daughter, 28, married (11 years), Yorkshire Catcliffe

g) Thomas Godstone Chapman, grandson, 10, Yorkshire Rotherham

h) Reginald Chapman, grandson, 7, Yorkshire Rotherham

i) Leslie Chapman, grandson, 6, Yorkshire Rotherham

j) Ernest Chapman, grandson, 2, Yorkshire Rotherham

The record shows a total of 2 children born alive to Edith Mary in present marriage, 1 still living and 1 having died.

The record shows a total of 4 children born alive to Emily in present marriage, 4 still living and 0 having died.

The property consisted of 6 rooms (including kitchen but excluding scullery, landing, lobby, closet, bathroom, warehouse, office or shop if present).

(PRO ref RG14 ??)


Did Herbert die in 1936 aged 63? (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 854 Mar 1936 - [aged] 63) Based on being aged 63 at death he would have been born circa 1873.


Edith Mary BOOTH (1871 -)
She was born in 1871 at ??, Nottinghamshire, the daughter of Godson and Emma Booth. (Based on age + location on 1911 Census + father on 1901 Census) GRO REF??

1871 CENSUS?? – AGED 2? – based on possible age at death

1881 CENSUS?? – AGED 12?

1891 CENSUS?? – AGED 22?

Did Edith die in 1925 aged 56? (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 757 Dec 1925 - [aged] 56) Based on being aged 56 at death she would have been born circa 1869.



1) Geoffrey Ardron (1896 -)
My 2nd cousin twice removed was born in 1896 in Rotherham. (Based on age + location on 1911 Census) The GRO index appears to have an entry for a Jeffrey for this year. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 700 Jun 1896)


On the 1901 Census (31 March) Geoffrey was aged 4, living with his father at his maternal grandparents residence at 57 Sheffield Road, Rotherham. His mother is absent. (PRO ref RG13/4391/24/40)


On the 1911 Census (2 April) he was aged 15, a carter working on his own account at ?? steel works, living with his parents at his maternal grandmother’s residence at 6 Old Sheffield Road, Rotherham. (PRO ref RG14 ??)


Did Geoffrey die in 1963 aged 67? (GRO ref Rotherham 2C 547 Sep 1963 - [aged] 67 – shown as Jeffrey) Based on being aged 67 at death he would have been born circa 1896. This also agrees with Wills & Admons, 1963 – “Ardron, Jeffrey of 9 Ethel Street Rotherham Yorkshire died 25 September 1963 at The Hospital Doncaster GateRotherham. Administration Wakefield 25 November Frank Ardron miner. Effects £147 16s.”

Who was Frank Ardron?


2) ?? Ardron (?? – ??)
My 2nd cousin twice removed - Based on the information that Edith had 2 children born to the present marriage at the time of the 1911 Census, but 1 having died. (1911 Census entry)