17 January

Another Joseph Green from Yorkshire today (there were a lot of the) who looks as if he fathered an illegitimate child with his housekeeper. Also a Lamb from Aberdeenshire and a Hamilton from Ayrshire who there’s not much to say about, and a George from Aberdeenshire who went to Canada and ended up at Port Credit.

17 January 1809
Baptism of my gggg uncle Joseph Green at Worsbrough, son of Joseph Green and Ann Cox. (I did wish the Green family tree didn’t contain so many Josephs!) This Joseph was the son of my linen bleacher and innkeeper gggg grandfather who ran the Rose & Crown at Worsbrough Common. In 1834 Joseph Green junior married Mary White at Silkstone, although the parish register entry shows they were both living in Barnsley. In 1841 Joseph and Mary, with 3 children, are at Nelson Street, Barnsley and Joseph is a bleacher. Wife Mary died in 1850 and in 1851 widower Joseph Green is at Castlereagh Street, Barnsley with 4 children and a female servant, and has become a green grocer with his two eldest sons also working as green grocers. His father Joseph Green died in 1853, and Joseph junior seems to have taken over running the Rose & Crown as in 1861 he is an innkeeper at Worsbrough Common with a son working as a huckster (salesman) and a housekeeper called Martha Nuttall. His son John was born in 1862 but does not seem to have been baptised, so without ordering his birth certificate I don’t know who his mother was. In 1871 Joseph is still an innkeeper at Worsbrough Common and has his son George and 10 year old son John Green living with him, as well as female servant Mary Day and a 1 year old boy visitor with the surname Day. However, there is a death registered in Barnsley (the registration district for Worsbrough) in 1867 for Martha Nuttall age 34, and I suspect the housekeeper in 1851 was John’s mother but she died in 1867. Joseph Green died in 1876 age 70.

17 January 1848
Birth of Barbara Lamb at Monquhitter, Aberdeenshire, daughter of my gggg aunt Mary Hutcheon and Robert Lamb. Barbara is with her parents and siblings in 1851, her father an ag lab, but she is not with them in 1861 and cannot be found elsewhere, so it looks as if she died in childhood.

17 January 1855
Birth of David Hamilton at Knockintiber, Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, son of coal miner John Hamilton and Janet Strachan and grandson of my ggg uncle Thomas Strachan and Elizabeth Nisbet. David is with his parents at Knockintiber in 1861, then his father died in 1869. He was with his widowed mother in 1861, who was a spirit dealer at Kilmaurs Road, Kilmarnock. David Hamilton died in Kilmarnock in 1878, age 23, but I haven’t downloaded his death certificate so don’t know the cause of his early death.

17 January 1871
Birth of James George at Dyce, Aberdeeenshire, son of my ggg aunt Barbara Logan and James George. James migrated, with his family, to Canada in 1872 and is with his family at Brant, Ontario in 1881, his father a farmer. He is still with his parents in 1891 and is helping his father on the farm. His mother died, and in 1901 James is with his father and a sister at Walkerton, Ontario working as a farm labourer, though as his father is a farmer he was most probably still working for his father. James married Sarah Hare at Port Credit, Ontario in 1906 and by then was an iron worker. He’d changed jobs again by 1911 and was a “teamster on street” (which will mean driving horse-drawn vehicles) in Toronto, and he and Sarah have a son plus another family of similar ages living with them as lodgers. James George died in 1937 at Port Credit.

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