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Nimrod Gardner from Bugbrooke to Birkenhead

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brigid Report 24 Apr 2014 19:19

brilliant 1 day I now have some information about all the Nimrod.s children except ;2nd child Charlotte bHelsby 1852; and 6th George b,birkenhead 1863 he may have died 1906 aged 43

1 Sarah + no 8 Richard died young
3. nimrod junior m. Mary 1871 had 4 children;james .albert,nimrod
4 sarah ann m.thomas mawdleychildren ;richard 1879 +Jane1881
5.caroline m john roberts ;children Mary +Charlotte
7.Mary m thomas Hale 1906 Children ????
9William m Eliza Reed 1891
10 james m emily thompson1896 son fred james b1987 James died same year
11jane m joseph jones in 1896 had joseph gardner jones
nimrod william james ,jane lived in Birkenhead around turn of century ; :-)


Alisoun Report 24 Apr 2014 21:24

Richard Gardner 1867b died in July 1879 morpeth docks fishing for crabs

Livepool daily post ; would they still issue a death certificate if his body was never found ??

William+ Eliza had a son Albert F gardner aged 6 on 1911 census
George married Ruth they are together in 1891 he's a railway ??
in 1911 Ruth 's a widow in Bristol ,a cook
Caroline died in 1893of phthisis in claytonst

Their parents Nimrod +Mary reached their late 80's. how many more of their children they outlived


Alisoun Report 26 Apr 2014 08:20

In a search for Nimrod senior b1827 I found a 1841 census page which I didn't understand

lt had his brothers George Gardner aged 15 , Edward Gardner aged 10, Thomas Burbidge aged 15,Susannah Burbidge aged 35 william Hall aged 15,Ann Hickman age 25

I couldn't see any way of telling how these people were related ,who was head of household or any professions ...any light to throw on this ?


Kucinta Report 26 Apr 2014 10:54

Relationships to head of household weren't described in the 1841 census, and ages of over 15s were meant to be. were rounded down to the nearest 5 years

Looking at the image, occupations are as follows:

Member of household Occupation/Employment/or of independent means

Susanannah Burbidge Ind.

Thomas Burbidge -

Ann Hickman F. S.

Mary Boyson .F. S.

George Gardner M. S.

Edward Gardner M. S.

My best guess is that F.S and M.S are female servant and man servant respectively, and that they worked for Ann Burbidge who was of independent means and that Thomas Burbidge was probably her son.


brigid Report 29 May 2014 13:02

thanks Kucinta ,that's a good deduction .


brigid Report 24 Jul 2014 20:35

My mother + I would love to see some photos of this family to see if there are any family resemblences .margee says a member has 2 photos of james gardner on family tree but when i look up member photos all i can see is mostly "Gardner family " with no indication of names or dates so how would i know who to send a request to ?


jax Report 24 Jul 2014 23:59

Are you looking on Ancestry?


mgnv Report 25 Jul 2014 01:53

Lancashire Marriage indexes for the years: 1877
Surname Forename(s) Surname Forename(s) Church / Register Office Registers At Reference
MAWDSLEY Thomas GARDINER Sarah Ann Bury, St.Mary Bury CE7/23/176

Sarah Ann + Thos [with image link]

Lancashire Birth indexes for the years:
Surname Forename(s) Sub-District Registers At Mother's Maiden Name Reference
1878 MAWDSLEY Mary Ann Bury South Bury GARDNER BS/44/15
1879 MAWDSLEY Richard Bury South Bury GARDNER BS/45/79
1881 MAWDESLEY Jane Bury South Bury GARDNER BS/47/67
1882 MAWDSLEY Nimrod Bury South Bury GARDNER BS/49/80
1884 MAWDSLEY Thomas Bury South Bury GARDNER BS/51/79
1886 MAWDSLEY Eleanor Bury South Bury GARDNER BS/54/16
1904 MAWDSLEY Sarah Ann Bury North Bury ARMSTRONG BN/83/92

Lancashire Death indexes for the years: 1880
Surname Forename(s) Age Sub-District Registers At Reference
MAWDSLEY Mary Ann 2 Bury South Bury BS/31/38

Lancashire Death indexes for the years: 1888
Surname Forename(s) Age Sub-District Registers At Reference
MAWDSLEY Eleanor 2 Bury South Bury BS/37/39

Lancashire Death indexes for the years: 1889
Surname Forename(s) Age Sub-District Registers At Reference
MAWDSLEY Sarah Ann 32 Bury South Bury BS/37/78

Lancashire Marriage indexes for the years: 1904
Surname Forename(s) Surname Forename(s) Church / Register Office Registers At Reference
MAWDSLEY Nimrod ARMSTRONG Sarah Ann Bury Register Office or Registrar Attended Bury RM/103/167

Deaths Sep 1904 (>99%)
MAWDSLEY Sarah Ann 21 Bury 8c 356

[Sarah A Mawdsley a=25 pob=Birkenhead]

Street 18 Boundary Street
Parish Bury
Town Bury
City Bury
County Lancashire
Country England
Municipal ward Moorside
Parliamentary borough Bury
Ecclesiastical district St Johns
Registration district Bury
Enumeration district 2
Series RG12 Piece number 3138 Folio number 28 Page 5

First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital condition Gender Age Birth year Occupation Birth place
Thomas Maudsley Head Widower Male 43 1848 Butcher Cheadle, Cheshire
Richard Maudsley Son - Male 11 1880 Scholar Bury, Lancashire
Jane Maudsley Daughter - Female 10 1881 Scholar Bury, Lancashire
Nimrod Maudsley Son - Male 8 1883 Scholar Bury, Lancashire
Thomas Maudsley Son - Male 6 1885 Scholar Bury, Lancashire

House number 267
House name -
Street Bell Lane
Parish Bury
Town Bury
County Lancashire
Country England
Municipal ward East
Parliamentary borough Bury
Registration district Bury
Enumeration district 19
Series RG13 Piece number 3640 Folio number 88 Page 10

First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital condition Gender Age Birth year Occupation Birth place
Henry Armstrong Head Married Male 47 1854 Hat Trimmer Whitehaven, Cumberland
Selina Armstrong Wife Married Female 47 1854 - Bury, Lancashire
Sarah Ann Armstrong Daughter Single Female 18 1883 Staylace Packer Bury, Lancashire
John Armstrong Son Single Male 17 1884 Iron Grinder Bury, Lancashire
Henry Armstrong Son Single Male 12 1889 - Bury, Lancashire
John Armstrong Son - Male 4 1897 - Bury, Lancashire
Nimrod Mawdsley Lodger Single Male 18 1883 Dye Works Carter Bury, Lancashire


brigid Report 25 Jul 2014 09:16

MGNV thanks for this extra information ...
Jax I don't have access to Ancestry ...but did get some info via a friend from there for initial research ...why do you ask ?


jax Report 25 Jul 2014 12:38

Because that's where Margee says where the photos are

Pm sent


Mary Report 1 Apr 2015 21:17

I have a very distant connection to Nimrod Gardiner - probably too distant to be of interest but in case it's of use to know more about his daughter's husband's line please contact me. (My connection is that Thomas Mawdsley's mother, Margaret Smith, was my 3g-grandfather's youngest sibling. I have a copy of Margaret's father's will, in which he leaves property to her.)

If you have any information on the Smiths of Bury, e.g. Margaret's father, as listed below, please let me know.

Baptism: 7 Jan 1781 St Mary the Virgin, Bury, Lancashire, England
James Smith - Son of Jacob Smith
Born: 1 Jan 1781
Abode: Redvs.
Register: Baptisms 1771 - 1782, Page 41, Entry 55
Source: Original Register

Elton, Burial Reg Entry No. 2786 Grave No. 2314 MI No. 57/15 James Smith Bury
Buried 15-Sep 1862 aged 81


Alisoun Report 3 May 2015 20:43

hi mary . brigid's membership has lapsed for moment she's busy on Scottish sites ; she's my sis .sorry we don't have any information on your Smiths and don't go that far back . we were more interested in tracing descendents who may have photos of Nimrod gardiner + his children .