Matthew ARDRON (1907 - 1978)


Father: Matthew Henry Ardron (1878 - 1947)

Mother: Edith Ann Hirst


Tree extract starting with common ancestor to me:


My 2nd cousin 3 times removed was born on 29 September 1907 at Kilnhurst. (Jane Margaret Kelly (nee Ardron) + GRO ref Rotherham 9c 798 Dec 1907 + date of birth on GRO death index + location on 1911 Census)


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 shown as aged 3, living with his parents at 53 Sopps Lane, Mexborough, near 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)


Matthew married Sarah Phelps in 1933 in the registration district of Worksop. (Jane Margaret Kelly (nee Ardron) + GRO ref Worksop 7b 143 Jun 1933 - Phelps)


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


He died in 1978 in the registration district of Rotherham. (GRO ref Rotherham 3 1271 Mar 1978 - born 29 Se 1907)




1) Alwyn M Ardron (1935 -)


2) Ian Ardron II (1940 -)


3) Keith Ardron II (1944 -)

My 3rd cousin twice removed was born in 1944 in the registration district of Rother Valley. (Jane Margaret Kelly (nee Ardron) + GRO ref Rother V. 9c 1156 Mar 1944 - Phelps)


Did Keith marry in 1966 to ? Waring? (GRO ref Rother V. 2c 1609 Sep 1966 - Waring)
Did they then have two sons: Paul Lynden in 1968 (GRO ref Rother V. 2c 990 Sep 1968 - Waring) and Mark in 1973 (Rotherham 2c 1759 Sep 1973 - Waring)