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Senior family from silkstone or tankerley.

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Reggie Report 14 Sep 2013 09:08

At least one other member has EMILY in her GR tree.....send her a message.


Geoffrey Report 17 Sep 2013 18:53

Once again, thank you for bearing with me.
To the best of my knowledge there is no dispute that William Senior 1831 was the father of all other children in his family, I think he had 4 children by his first wife.
I believe that he married Esther Wilcock on 2 January 1862 (not confirmed) who brought Joe Ben Wilcock ( father not named) into the Senior family, they proceeded to have 8or 9 children together.
My grandfather Joe Ben was buried in Royston nor Barnsley with the name Joe Ben Wilcock on the brass plaque on his coffin. I presume he was never officially adopted into the Senior family.
He was known all his life and employed on the railway as Joe Ben Senior.
Thanks for your help so far ,
Geoff Wilcock.


Reggie Report 17 Sep 2013 21:57

Marriages Mar 1862

Wilcocks Esther Huddersfield 9a [38]33
Senior William Huddersfield 9a 333

Now try to get in touch with the other member researching EMILY

Also, use freebmd to carry out research yourself..............there's a lot of info on page one for you to work on................


Reggie Report 17 Sep 2013 22:00

1911 census

Person: SENIOR, Esther Address: 70 Brampton Road West Melton Rotherham

SENIOR, Walter Husband Married M 47 1864 Coal Miner Hewer Holmfirth VIEW
SENIOR, Sarah Wife Married24 years F 46 1865 Domestic Duties West Melton VIEW
SENIOR, Matilda Daughter Single F 22 1889 Drapery Manageress Birdwell VIEW
SENIOR, Albert Son Single M 19 1892 Coal Miner Hewer Birdwell VIEW
SENIOR, Horace Son Single M 17 1894 Pony Driver Under Ground Silkston Common VIEW
SENIOR, Elsie Daughter Single F 16 1895 Assisting At Home Birdwell VIEW
SENIOR, Gladys Daughter Single F 14 1897 Assisting At Home Birdwell VIEW
SENIOR, Doris Daughter Single F 10 1901 School Silkstone Common VIEW
SENIOR, Esther Mother Widow F 73 1838 Pensioner Cawthorne


Geoffrey Report 19 Sep 2013 10:29

Reggie, thank you for all the info that you have sent to which I have failed to reply. Everything that i have been able to verify is absolutely correct, and 1 or 2 'holes' have been filled.
I am now getting to understand the system a little better and will try to reply promptly her-after.


Geoffrey Report 26 Sep 2013 11:30

Thank you for all you recent info most of it confirmed, but the occasional use of an alternate surname certainly 'spices up the game'.
I have a copy of the marriage certificate of Joe Ben Wilcock and Annie Lees dated 9th April 1882 in the Parish of St Luke PRESTON.

It is interesting on this certificate to see that the Grooms Father is William 'Wilcock'. He would have a lifetimes experience of the embarrasment of using two surnames,
i think that this may be a 'facesaver' to use a term that you used earlier.
"Could Joe Ben have given this name in Williams absence ? HE knew his true surname at birth but he would have known William (Senior ) as his father for 20 years, this of course is speculation on my part.
Many thanks Geoff.