Horace ARDRON III (1910 - 1988)

Father: John Edward Bonell Ardron (1866 - 1941)
Mother: Sarah Ann Drury


Tree extract starting with common ancestor to me:


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

My 2nd cousin three times removed was born on 22 December 1910 at 80 Wheatley Lane, Wheatley, Doncaster. His father was a coachman (domestic) and of the same address. (GRO cert BXCA776398 + GRO ref Doncaster 9c 931 Mar 1911)

1911 National Insurance Act provides cover against sickness and unemployment

On the 1911 Census (2 April) he was aged 3 months, living with his parents at 10(?) Wheatley Lane, Doncaster. (PRO ref RG14 ??)

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)

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

Horace married Evelyn Picton on 3 September 1939 in the Parish Church of Braithwell after banns. He was aged 28 and a compression driver of 80 Wheatley Lane, Doncaster. His father was a labourer. Evelyn was aged 20 and of Main Street, Braithwell. Her father was Oswald Picton, a miner. Witnesses were Thomas Lowe, Helen Picton and Oswald Picton. (GRO cert MXC771571 + GRO ref Don Valley 9c 2674 Sep 1939 - Picton)

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

1978 Wide spread strikes result in the so called “Winter of Discontent”
1979 Margaret Thatcher becomes Britain's first female Prime Minister

1984 on 12 March the 12-month 'Miners' Strike' over pit closures begins

Horace died in 1988. (GRO ref Doncaster 1988 June vol no 3 pg no 328 reg no 688 - [born] 22-Dec-10)

She was born in 1919, the daughter of Oswald Picton. (Based on marriage certificate) This would agree with a GRO index entry. (GRO ref Doncaster 9c 1331 Jun 1919 - Holgate)


1) Derek Ardron (1946 -)
My 3rd cousin twice removed was born in 1946. (GRO ref Rother V. 2c 1060 Sep 1946 - Picton)

Did Derek marry Carol A. Beighton in 1967? (GRO ref Goole 2b 1280 Mar 1967 - Beighton, Carol A.)? Did they have a daughter Claire Louise in 1969 (GRO ref Don Valley 2b 2212 Jun 1969 - Beighton)?

2) Malcolm Ardron (1949 -)
My 3rd cousin twice removed was born in 1949. (GRO ref Doncaster 2b 642 Jun 1949 - Picton)

Did Malcolm first marry in 1970 to Beryl S. Turner (GRO ref Doncaster 2b 783 Jun 1970 - Turner, Beryl S.). Did they have a son in 1970 also called Malcolm (GRO ref Doncaster 2b 2024 Dec 1970 - Turner)?
Did Malcolm go on to marry in 1975 to ? Hamilton (GRO ref Doncaster 3 691 Sep 1975 - Hamilton)? As such did they have a daughter and three sons?; Michelle Anne in 1976 (GRO ref Doncaster 3 789 Mar 1976 - Hamilton), Derek in 1977 (GRO ref Doncaster 3 426 Sep 1977 - Hamilton), Stephen Alan R. in 1982 (GRO ref Doncaster 3 725 Sep 1982 - Hamilton) and Mikel John in 1984 (GRO ref Doncaster 1984 August vol no 3 pg no 802 reg no 884 - Hamilton)?

3) Christopher Ardron (1960 -)
My 3rd cousin twice removed was born in 1960. (Doncaster 2b 548 Dec 1960 - Picton)