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Adoption Records in Leeds around 1903

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Dave

Dave Report 29 Dec 2012 23:35

Hi Marie Celeste
Thanks for that ,sorry it's a bit vague , maybe it was a sister of Agnes's husband John Thomas Swann?? My dad says his mum took him on holiday to Prestbury to a house that backed onto the racecourse and it was a relatives house!

Flip

Flip Report 30 Dec 2012 09:07

Hi Dave,

Can't help with the relation I'm afraid - it looks like your grandmother kept in touch with her birth family as well as her adopted family. There are 6 witnesses on her marriage certificate, including 2 Colleys!

Her father is named as Isaac Tempest Colley, carrier. If you haven't already got the certificate I can download and send by PM. Let me know

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 30 Dec 2012 11:59

I've sent Dave images of the records that I'd already posted but I hadn't thought of looking up Dorothy's marriage.

When I've been looking at various records and census it seems that the Colleys, Broadheads and Swanns all lived around Freehold Street so it appears Dorothy would have still had contact with her dad and siblings, which is nice.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 30 Dec 2012 12:04

Looks like John Thomas had 3 sisters on the 1881:

SWANN, Thomas Head Married M 40 1841 Cloth Press Setter (U) Leeds, Yorkshire
SWANN, Dinah Wife Married F 42 1839 Leeds, Yorkshire
SWANN, Edith S A Daughter Single F 19 1862 Boot Machinist Leeds, Yorkshire
SWANN, James E Son Single M 16 1865 Clerk (Loan Office) Leeds, Yorkshire
SWANN, Lucy S Daughter Single F 14 1867 Boot Fitter Leeds, Yorkshire
SWANN, John T Son Single M 10 1871 Scholar Leeds, Yorkshire
SWANN, Sarah A Daughter Single F 6 1875 Scholar Leeds, Yorkshire
LONGBRIDGE, George Boarder Single M 10 1871 Scholar Leeds, Yorkshire

Piece: 4520 Folio: 116 Page: 22
Registration District: Leeds
Civil Parish: Leeds

Address: 6, Waterloo Pl, Leeds County: Yorkshire (West riding)

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 30 Dec 2012 12:10

Starting with Sarah Ann:

West Yorkshire, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1910
Name: Sarah Ann Swann
Birth Date: 28 Mar 1875
Parish: Leeds, St Peter
Baptism Date: 11 Apr 1875
Father's Name: Thomas Swann - Press setter
Mother's Name: Dinah Swann
Address: Waterloo Place
_____________________________________________________________

Looks like her marriage:

West Yorkshire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935

Name: Sarah Ann Swann, spinster. A tailoress of 7 Middleton Street
Birth Year: abt 1876
Age: 22
Marriage or Bann Date: 30 Apr 1898
Parish: Burmantofts, St Agnes and St Stephen
Father's Name: Thomas Swann - Press Setter
Spouse's Name: Gilbert Rawson Hobson - , bachelor. A plumber age 24 of 4 Spink Road.
Spouse's Father's Name: Joseph Hobson - Moulder

Witnesses: Charles Mills and Clara Jane Hobson.
___________________________________________________________________

1911 for her:

HOBSON, Gilbert Head Married 12 years M 36 1875 Glazier Leeds Yorkshire
HOBSON, Sarah Ann Wife Married F 35 1876 Leeds Yorkshire
HOBSON, Gladys Daughter Single F 12 1899 School Leeds Yorkshire

RG number: RG14 Piece: 23769
Reference: RG14PN23769 RG78PN1378B RD464 SD2 ED68 SN336
Registration District: Chorlton
Sub District: Ardwick
Enumeration District: 68
Parish: South Manchester

Address: 15 Tintern Street Rusholme Manchester County: Lancashire

3 children born, 2 had died.
_____________________________________________________________________

Not seeing any death that could be her in the Cheltenham area.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 30 Dec 2012 12:50

See if we get anywhere with Lucy

West Yorkshire, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1910
Name: Lucy Swann
Birth Date: 22 Feb 1867
Parish: Leeds, St Peter
Baptism Date: 17 Mar 1867
Father's Name: Thomas Swann - Press setter
Mother's Name: Dinah Swann

Lived St Ann's Square
___________________________________________________________________

West Yorkshire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935

Name: Lucy Swann, spinster of 81 Burley Lodge Terrace
Birth Year: abt 1869
Age: 24
Marriage or Bann Date: 20 May 1893
Parish: Burley, St Matthias
Father's Name: Thomas Swann (deceased) - press setter
Spouse's Name: Charles Mills, bachelor age 24. Stock cutter of 6 Spring Grove Avenue
Spouse's Father's Name: Thomas Mills (deceased) - Hosiery manufacturer

Witnesses: James Edward Swann and Martha Mills.
___________________________________________________________________

Still in Leeds in 1911:

MILLS, Charles Head Married M 42 1869 Clothiers Cutter Leicester Leicestershire
MILLS, Lucy Wife Married 18 years F 42 1869 Leeds Yorks
MILLS, Frank Son Single M 17 1894 Grocers Apprentice Leeds Yorks
MILLS, Harold Son Single M 13 1898 Clothiers Cutter's Apprentice Leeds Yorks
MILLS, Hilda Daughter Single F 8 1903 Leeds Yorks

RG number: RG14 Piece: 26967
Reference: RG14PN26967 RG78PN1547 RD500 SD2 ED24 SN83
Registration District: Leeds
Sub District: North Leeds
Enumeration District: 24
Parish: Leeds

Address: 83 Bayswater Road Leeds County: Yorkshire (West riding)

Only those three children born.
____________________________________________________________

They still appear to be in Leeds in 1930 when daughter Hilda married Wilfred Broadbent.

Flip

Flip Report 30 Dec 2012 12:59

I've sent the marriage image for Dorothy, which has been mis-transcribed as Cothey.

It could also be Dorothy's sister who they visited - Elsie was a witness at her marriage

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 30 Dec 2012 13:02

That's a good point Flip - I traced two of the sisters but the trail went a bit cold on Elsie.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 30 Dec 2012 13:07

The eldest of John Thomas' sisters:

West Yorkshire, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1910

Name: Edith Sarah Ann Swann
Birth Date: 21 Oct 1861
Parish: Leeds, St Peter
Baptism Date: 10 Nov 1861
Father's Name: Thomas Swann - press setter
Mother's Name: Dinah Swann

Lived Flint Street
______________________________________________________________

West Yorkshire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935

Name: Edith Sarah Ann Swann, spinster
Birth Year: abt 1861
Age: 24
Marriage or Bann Date: 25 Dec 1885
Parish: Leeds, All Saints
Father's Name: Thomas Swann - press setter
Spouse's Name: Christopher William Bland Holroyd, bachelor age 29. - shoe finisher
Spouse's Father's Name: John Holroyd - mechanic

Both gave address as Ascot Terrace.

Witnesses: James Edward Swann and Jane Stewart
___________________________________________________________________

In Leeds in 1911:

HOLROYD, Christpher Head Married M 52 1859 Gas Labourer Leeds Yorkshire
HOLROYD, Edith Wife Married 25 years F 49 1862 Leeds Yorkshire
HOLROYD, J Son Single M 22 1889 Cutter Clothing Trade Leeds Yorkshire
HOLROYD, Lucy Daughter Single F 20 1891 Shirt Machine Hand Leeds Yorkshire VIEW
HOLROYD, Herbert Son Single M 18 1893 Filler Ated Waters Leeds Yorkshire
HOLROYD, Harry Son Single M 16 1895 Feeders Printers Trade Leeds Yorkshire
HOLROYD, Doris Daughter Single F 14 1897 Flag Bunner Machine Hand Leeds Yorkshire
SWANN, Lilly Niece Single F 3 1908 Leeds Yorkshire

RG number: RG14 Piece: 26936
Reference: RG14PN26936 RG78PN1546 RD500 SD1 ED21 SN103
Registration District: Leeds
Sub District: South East Leeds
Enumeration District: 21
Parish: Leeds

Address: 19 Harry Crescent Leed County: Yorkshire (West riding)
_____________________________________________________________

Doesn't look like Edith ever lived in Cheltenham:

England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837-1915

Name: Edith S A Holroyd
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1862
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1915
Age at Death: 53
Registration district: Leeds
Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding
Volume: 9b
Page: 442

Flip

Flip Report 30 Dec 2012 13:29

Dorothy's oldest sister Marian dob 9/6/1894 did not marry and died in Bradford in 1982.

Clarice Ada married John Clifford Shaw, and died Bradford in 1979.

Elsie dob 2//10/1900 - not managed to find out any more just yet, but will take another look.

Flip

Flip Report 30 Dec 2012 14:00

There's no death showing up for an Elsie * with that dob. No local marriage post 1924 when she was still single at Dorothy's marriage.

192.com had an Elsie Colley living in what would appear to be a care home - lots of other people with different names - still in Yorkshire, but I've no way of knowing if this is her.

Dave

Dave Report 31 Dec 2012 12:02

Thanks everyone , sorry if I've sent you all on a wild goose chase, I need to have a conversation with my dad again and get back to you.

Dave

Dave Report 4 Jan 2013 10:55

Postscript,
I think the Prestbury link has gone cold but thanks for the time being . I wondered if anyone has any thoughts about the Hannah Owen character who links the two families together I cant find her on the 1861 when she will have been 8 unless she came from Wales. Strange that she was living with the family. If she was Isaacs cousin (or his dad Philip's niece in the 1871 census) then surely she would be the daughter of one of Philips brothers or sisters!!!!
Any help appreciated.
Dave

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 4 Jan 2013 11:07

This is that Hannah character, her full middle name was shown on the marriage record to Josiah Charles Broadhead previously posted at 20:07 on 28 Dec:

West Yorkshire, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1910
Name: Hannah Pollard Owen
Birth Date: 10 Aug 1852
Parish: Leeds, St Peter
Baptism Date: 2 Sep 1860
Father's Name: Charles Owen - Labourer
Mother's Name: Ann Owen
Address: Millwright Street

She was a niece of the Colley's and was also the mother of Agness Swann (nee Broadhead)

She could actually be the daughter of one of Mary Ann's (Phillip's wife) brothers or sisters.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 4 Jan 2013 11:32

In 1861 she's listed as a visitor with the Colley's (Ann and Hannah being interchangeable names):

COLLEY, Phillip Head Married M 23 1838 Carrier Leeds, Yorkshire
COLLEY, Mary Ann Wife Married F 22 1839 Leeds, Yorkshire
COLLEY, Willm Son M 3 1858 Leeds, Yorkshire
COLLEY, Sarah Jane Daughter F 1 1860 Leeds, Yorkshire
OWEN, Ann P Visitor F 8 1853 Leeds, Yorkshire

Piece: 3384 Folio: 74 Page: 16
Registration District: Leeds
Civil Parish: Leeds
Municipal Borough: Leeds

Address: 13, York Road, Leeds County: Yorkshire (West riding)

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 4 Jan 2013 11:42

Dave, if you go back to the 1857 marriage I posted 28 Dec 20:13 you'll see that Phillip Colley's wife was Mary Ann Walsh and her fathwer was William, a cordwainer.

I think this is the marriage of Hannah Pollard Owen's parents:

West Yorkshire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935

Name: Charles Owen, bachelor. A cloth dresser of Gower Street.
Birth Year: abt 1829
Age: 21
Marriage or Bann Date: 21 Apr 1850
Parish: Leeds, St Peter
Spouse's Name: Ann Walsh, spinster age 26 of Cloth Street.
Spouse's Father's Name: William Walsh - cordwainer.

(No father's details for Charles so he was most likely illegitimate)

Witnesses: Henry Sykes and Edwin Moore.

So, as I suspected, Hannah (Ann) Owen was the daughter of Mary Ann's sister.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 4 Jan 2013 11:48

Here's the two sisters together in 1841:

WALSH, William M 35 1806 Yorkshire - shoemaker
WALSH, Sarah F 40 1801 Yorkshire
WALSH, Ann F 15 1826 Yorkshire <<
WALSH, Stephen M 9 1832 Yorkshire
WALSH, Jane F 4 1837 Yorkshire
WALSH, Mary F 2 1839 Yorkshire <<
INMAN, Thomas M 45 1796 Yorkshire

Piece: 1346 Book/Folio: 10/21 Page: 7
Registration District: Leeds
Civil Parish: Leeds
Municipal Borough: Leeds

Address: Byron Street, Leeds County: Yorkshire

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 4 Jan 2013 12:12

I've no idea why Hannah was with the Colleys as her parents seem to be alive and well - maybe she just liked staying there!

The name on this 1861 is actually Owen and the street address matches Hannah's baptism:

ORVIN, Charles Head Married M 31 1830 Labourer Leeds, Yorkshire
ORVIN, Ann Wife Married F 37 1824 Leeds, Yorkshire
ORVIN, Elizabeth Daughter F 8 1853 Leeds, Yorkshire
ORVIN, John Son M 4 1857 Leeds, Yorkshire
ORVIN, Henry Son M 1 1860 Leeds, Yorkshire
ELICE, Eliza Lodger F 24 1837 Leeds, Yorkshire
ELICE, Maria Lodger F 2 1859 Leeds, Yorkshire

Piece: 3378 Folio: 104 Page: 10
Registration District: Leeds
Civil Parish: Leeds
Municipal Borough: Leeds

Address: 26, Millwright Street, Leeds County: Yorkshire (West riding)

Dave

Dave Report 4 Jan 2013 13:58

Your so good at these little puzzles, I'm so impressed many many thanks again
Dave :-)

Dave

Dave Report 21 Jan 2013 22:04

Happy New Year to people who helped me on this earlier this month .
Just a quick update on the Cheltenham link, my dad wrote to the record office in Cheltenham and they have confirmed that a 'Mrs Swann' lived at 3 The Burgage Prestbury in 1952 which backs onto the Racecourse, he is waiting for a letter from them with the ladies first name. So I'm thinking she was possibly a brother or sister of Thomas Swann born in 1841. I dont know if this adds anything or you can help on this which will finish off the Cheltenham mystery?? The first name will definitely help!