Jeffrey ARDRON (1896 - 1963)

Father: Herbert Ardron (1872 -)
Mother: Edith Mary Booth

Tree extract starting with common ancestor to me:


My 2nd cousin twice removed was born on 24 April 1896 at 1 Manse Place, Westgate, Rotherham. His father was an ironworker. The informant was his mother. (GRO cert BXCE670303 + GRO ref Rotherham 9c 700 Jun 1896) It should be noted that he was named Jeffrey on his birth certificate and at his death, however on both the 1901 and 1911 Censuses and his marriage certificate he was recorded as Geoffrey.


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 – shown as Geoffrey)


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 ?? – shown as Geoffrey)


On 10 April 1917 he married Ellen Dransfield at the Rotherham Register Office by certificate. He was aged 20, a carter and of 6 Old Sheffield Road, Rotherham. His father was a steel clipper. Ellen was aged 19 and of 80 Lismore Street, Rotherham. Her father was William Eaton Dransfield, a general labourer. Witnesses were Robert Kirk and Eleanor Aizlewood(?) ( GRO cert MXE997559 + GRO ref Rotherham 9c 1263 Jun 1917 – Dransfield – it should be noted that he appears as Geoffrey on both the index and the certificate)


However Jeffrey and Ellen subsequently divorced. (Barbara Cherry (nee Ardron))


Jeffrey died on 25 September 1963 aged 67. (Wills & Admons + GRO ref Rotherham 2C 547 Sep 1963 - [aged] 67 – shown as Jeffrey)


Administration of his estate was granted the same year to his son Frank: “Ardron, Jeffrey of 9 Ethel Street Rotherham Yorkshire died 25 September 1963 at The Hospital Doncaster Gate Rotherham. Administration Wakefield 25 November Frank Ardron miner. Effects £147 16s.” (Wills & Admons, 1963)


Ellen DRANSFIELD (1898 -)
She was born in 1898, the daughter of William Eaton Dransfield. (Based on age at marriage)


After her marriage to Jeffrey, Ellen went on to marry Harry Maiden in 1952. (Barbara Cherry (nee Ardron) + GRO ref Rotherham 2c 1528 Mar 1852 – Maiden)


1) Frank Ardron IV (1917 – 1991)


2) Elsie Ardron III (1919 -)

My 3rd cousin once removed was born in 1919. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 1209(?) Sep 1919 – Dransfield)


3) Vera E. Ardron (1921 -)

My 3rd cousin once removed was born in 1921. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 1525 Jun 1921 – Dransfield)


In 1939 she married Edwin Bartholomew. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 1845 Jun 1939 – Bartholomew)


4) Geoffrey Ardron I (1924 – 1995)


5) Gladys M. Ardron (1926 -)

My 3rd cousin once removed was born in 1926. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 1160 Jun 1926 – Dransfield)


In 1947 she married James E. Summers. (GRO ref Rotherham 2c 1688 Sep 1947 – Summers)


6) Colin Ardron I (1928 – 2009)