On 20 and 21 July

Nothing happened on 20 July, but on 21 July there’s yet another innkeeping Green ancestor from Worsbrough, my Aberdeenshire great uncle who migrated to New Zealand, and a Barnsley born distant relative.

21 July 1828
Baptism of Mary Anne Green at Worsbrough, Yorkshire, daughter of my ggggg uncle George Green and Hannah Ellis. She is in the 1841 census with her parents and siblings, her father George a publican of Ward Green. Her father died in 1850 but her mother continued to run the inn, as in 1851 Mary Anne is with her mother, an inkeeper, at Ward Green: Mary Anne, age 21, is working as a stay maker. In 1861 Mary Ann and her mother were still in Worsbrough, with a visitor and a lodger – no occupation is given for either of them. Then later in 1861 Mary Ann married James Halmshaw, and in 1871 they are at Goose Hulls, Worsbrough and James is an innkeeper with two children visitors with the surname Poles, who are children of Mary Ann’s sister Alice. The enumerator got their name as Hampshire in the 1881 census, but they are still at Goose Hulls and James is still a publican. Two Poles children are with them and are now described as niece and nephew, and their widowed mother is living not far away. James Halmshaw died in 1886 and frustratingly I’ve been unable to find Mary Ann in the 1891 or 1901 census, but she died in 1909.

21 July 1893
My great uncle Richard William Fraser was born at Aitkenshill Farm, Foveran, Aberdeenshire, second child of my great grandparents William Fraser and Helen Hay. His father was working as a cattleman at Aitkenshill at the time. In 1901 the family were at Mill of Brogan, Slains, where William was head cattleman and Richard, 7 years old, was at school. By 1911 the family were living at Hatton Lodge, Hatton village and Richard, age 17, was a shop assistant. In 1920 he migrated to New Zealand, sailing from Southampton to Aukland, and gave his occupation as farming, and can be found in the 1928 census for New Zealand in Birdwood Avenue, New Plymouth. Then in 1930, at the age of 37, he married Helen Stewart but they did not have children. Richard had a baker’s shop, and can be found in the electoral rolls as a baker living at Mahoe Street, Inglewood in 1935, Rata Street, Inglewood in 1938, and then at 34 Beach Street, New Plymouth, the address he was still at after he retired. In 1954 he and his wife came to the UK on a holiday and spent most of their time in Aberdeenhire, but they also visited Leeds to see his brother, my grandfather. I met Richard and Helen then but as I was only a toddler I can’t remember their visit. Richard died in New Zealand in 1965.

21 July 1924 (born 1904)
Margaret Eliza Athorn was born in 1904, her birth registered at Barnsley, Yorkshire. She was the daughter of my gg aunt Hester Green and John Amberson Athorn. In the 1911 census Margaret is at 10 Longcar Street, Barnsley, age 6, with her parents and siblings. She married Charles Slater at St Mary’s Church, Barnsley in 1924 and her address at the time was Old Mill Lane, Barnsley.

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