On 27 August

Today, a Morgan killed by a granite stone, a Green who become an innkeeper’s wife (an occupation common in the Green family) and adopted a son, and a Green descendent who, before marriage, was bottling mineral water back in 1901. And we think bottled water is a recent phenomena!

27 August 1815
Birth of Arthur Morgan at Longside, son of Peter Morgan and my ggggg aunt Isabel Sangster, and also grandfather of Helen Ann Morgan, who was my great grandfather Wiliam Fraser’s second wife. In 1835 he married Margaret Robb at Cruden, and in the 1841 census they are at Mains Gask, Cruden with a daughter. Margaret died sometime in the mid to late 1840s, by which time they’d had 4 children. Arthur then married Catherine Adam at Cruden in 1849, and the 1851 census finds them at Tillymaud, Cruden with Arthur’s 4 older children and a new baby; Arthur is a farm servant. At some point he started working in the quarry, and the family moved to Longhaven, which is close by the granite quarry, as in 1860 Arthur died almost instantly when he was crushed by a large granite stone.

27 August 1848
Baptism of my ggg aunt Elizabeth Green at Worsbrough, daughter of my ggg grandparents William Green and Sarah Firth. In 1851 she is with her grandfather, parents and siblings at the Rose and Crown Inn, Worsbrough, her grandfather an innkeeper and her father a bleacher (which would have been of linen). Her father died in 1865, and Elizabeth got married in 1870 at Wortley to John Edward Elstone. In the 1871 census Elizabeth and her husband are at Greenfoot Road, Barnsley North with Elizabeth’s widowed mother: John Elstone is an engine tester. By 1881 John and Elizabeth have moved to The Orchard, which is close to Greenfoot Road, and have become publicans employing two young female servants. They have moved to the Three Crowns Inn in The Shambles, Barnsley by 1891 and have an adopted son Silvester Milne, a servant and a female pianist and her daughter as boarders. Elizabeth’s husband John died in 1900 age 51, and in 1901 Elizabeth is at 132 Cemetery Road, Barnsley South, working as a shirt machinist, with son William Elstone age 13: he was born in Halifax as was Silvester Milne who was age 3 in 1891. The household also has two boarders from Ireland. Frustratingly, I cannot find Elizabeth or her adopted son William in the 1911 census. Elizabeth Esltone died in 1919 age 71. In 1914 there was a marriage in Barnsley of Willie S M Elstone: was he William Silvester Milne Elstone?

27 August 1882
Birth of Gertrude Burton at Stanley Hall Lodge, Yorkshire, daughter of James Burton and Sarah Ann Wilson and granddaughter of Joseph Wilson and my ggg aunt Mary Green. Her father was a twine maker, and by 1891 the family had moved to Alverthrope, near Wakefield: they are there at Pilkington Street in 1891 and 1901, with Gertrude at school and as a bottle worker at a mineral water works. She married Henry Wood in 1907, and in 1911 they are living at Sandal, Henry a colliery workman below ground, and have 3 children plus Henry’s stepfather and a 14 year old nurse girl living with them. Gertrude died in 1971 at Wakefield age 88.

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