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Ashmore family in Awsworth Nottinghamshire 1921

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Peter Report 10 Jan 2022 15:29

I have found my grand parents Timothy & Ada Ashmore in the newly released 1921 census. Their address is stated as Mayley's fields Awsworth
I have searched high and low to find this place without success
Most of my Ashmore along with Coleman & Webster relatives lived in the local area, Awsworth and Eastwood. and on my mother's birth certificate states she was born in 1917 in Lane end yard Greasley, another address I cannot locate.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 10 Jan 2022 15:43

Have you located them on the 1939 register

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 10 Jan 2022 15:45

Looks like it’s no help

Name: Timothy Ashmore
Death Age: 51
Birth Date: abt 1879
Registration Date: Apr 1930
[May 1930]
[Jun 1930]
Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun
Registration District: Nottingham
Inferred County: Nottinghamshire
Volume: 7b
Page: 382

Ada Ashmore
Death Age: 53
Birth Date: abt 1878
Registration Date: Oct 1931
[Nov 1931]
[Dec 1931]
Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
Registration District: Basford
Inferred County: Nottinghamshire
Volume: 7b
Page: 152

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 10 Jan 2022 15:56

Probably no help either

With married sister Elsie M

27 Hill Top Raglan Street, Eastwood, Eastwood U.D., Nottinghamshire, England

John William Potter 14 Dec 1910 Male Colliery Hewer Married 21 1
Elsie M Potter 24 Aug 1909 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 21 2
The record for this person is officially closed.
Henry W F Ashmore 07 Feb 1914 Male Colliery Hewer Single 21 4
Ivy M Ashmore 18 May 1917 Female Neckwear Boxer Single 21 5
Joyce Torbett (Ashmore) 10 Oct 1919 Female Cigarette Packer Single 21 6


nameslessone Report 10 Jan 2022 16:06

When you say you have looked high and low for these places, where have you looked?


ErikaH Report 10 Jan 2022 16:44

Are you looking for them in the present?

Or searching historical maps?

Have you submitted surname transcription corrections to FMP?


nameslessone Report 10 Jan 2022 16:53

The very useful Alan Godfrey maps don’t appear to cover the village.


ErikaH Report 10 Jan 2022 16:53

1911 has BAYLEY's Fields........... ;-) ;-)

Previous image is Rose Cottage, Park Hill
Next image is Croft House


ErikaH Report 10 Jan 2022 17:06

Doing an address search on 1921, there is one result for Lane End Yard, Greasley

And one for Lane End Yard, Giltbrook


ArgyllGran Report 10 Jan 2022 17:17

Looking at Google Streetview -

Rose Cottage, Park Hill (built 1904) is the second house from the downhill end of Park Hill.

Can't see the house right at the bottom of the hill, as the Google camera doesn't go as far as that.

The houses uphill from Rose Cottage look more recent., but don't have names visible.

As Croft House is the last house listed in 1911, I assume that's the house at the bottom of the hill, and it seems reasonable that Bayleys Fields should be the fields/allotments - but there's no house on the maps.


ArgyllGran Report 10 Jan 2022 17:31

There's a 1937 map of Awsworth, which shows Rose Cottage and the house at the end of Park Hill - and then several empty plots before the row of terraced houses which are still there.

This next one, from 1913, shows Rose Cottage and its neighbour, and then Allotment Gardens before the terraced houses.

This third one is from 1921 - but also shows a big empty space between Rose Cottage and the terrace:


Peter Report 11 Jan 2022 13:20

Thanks to all for your help


alviegal Report 11 Jan 2022 14:16

Electoral registers for the time have Timothy and Ada at Manor Field from at least 1921 till 1929.
Arthur Joseph Ashworth is next at Meadows.

As an aside, this appears to be him

EXCUSES FOR THEFTS OF WOOD IN NOTTS. I sawed the tree down because I had no coal and the seven children wanted a bit of fire to warm them' said Timothy Ashmore, a miner, of Awsworth when summoned at the Nottingham Shire Hall today with stealing part of an oak tree, value £5 at Kimberley.

15 June 1921 - Nottingham Evening Post - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

He was fined £2. It appears there were a few miners at the same court all charged with stealing wood, one even got charged for stealing an old broken fence.
Times were certainly hard back then.