John ARDRON VIII (1898 - 1983)

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

Tree extract starting with common ancestor to me:


My 2nd cousin 3 times removed was born in 10 March 1898 at Swinton. (Based on the 1901 Census + date of birth on death certificate) This agrees with a GRO birth index entry. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 751 Jun 1898)


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) John was aged 3, living with his parents at 20 Cliffield Road, Swinton. (PRO ref RG13 piece 4402 folio 19 pg 29)

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 13, working on conductors (motors)[?], 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


John married Olive Emily Mould at Wellingborough in 1924. (Sandra Brocklehurst + GRO ref Wellingbro 3b 371 Sep 1924 - Mould)


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)

After the death of his first wife John married Hilda M. Miers in 1932. (Based on Conrad John Ardron being his son, present at death and his mother being shown as Miers on his birth index entry (see below) + GRO ref Doncaster 9c 2010 Sep 1932 - Miers, Hilda M.)

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

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

He died on 20 February 1983 at Doncaster Royal Infirmary. He was born on 10 March 1898 in Yorkshire. He was a builders labourer (retired) and of 24 Salisbury Road, Hexthorpe, Doncaster. The informant was Conrad John Ardron, son of the same address. Cause of death was a) left ventricular failure b) calcific aortic stenosis. Death was certified by the Coroner for South Yorkshire (East District) after post mortem without inquest. (GRO cert QBDX318816 + GRO ref Doncaster 3 709 Mar 1983 - [born] 10-Mr-1898)

Probate was granted on 11 March 1983: "Ardron, John of 24 Salisbury Rd Hexthorpe Doncaster died 20 February 1983. Probate Leeds 11 March. Not exceeding £25000. (831303434M) (Wills & Admons, Family Division of the High Court)

Olive Emily MOULD (1898 - 1931)

She was born in 1898. (Based on her being aged 33 at death)

Olive died in 1931 aged 33. (GRO ref Doncaster 9c 831 Dec 1931 – [aged] 33)

Hilda M. MIERS ( - )

Did Hilda die in 1967 aged 74? (GRO ref Doncaster 2E 48 Mar 1967 - [aged] 74). Based on being 74 at death this would make the year of birth 1893.



1) Olive Gwendoline Ardron (1926 -)



She was born on 28 February 1926. (Sandra Brocklehurst (daughter) + GRO ref Doncaster


Olive married Stuart Higgins on 25 October 1947 in Sheffield. (Sandra Brocklehurst (daughter) + GRO ref Sheffield 2d 230 Dec 1947 - Higgins)



1) Conrad John Ardron (1933 -)