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Chris's Ancestors - Nelson Family

Nelson


Generation 1 Early Nelson Family Tree

John Nelson (birth date unknown yet ) husband of Elizabeth ( - 1803) (surname unknown yet - possibly Mettcalfe)
John and Elizabeth lived in Weathercote in the Ingleton area of Yorkshire
in the last quarter of the 18th century.

Generation 2 Early Nelson Family Tree

Children of John Nelson and Elizabeth

John Nelson (1790 - )
James Nelson (1792 - 1865) husband of Mary Lawrence (1785 - 1869)
Richard Nelson (1794 - )
Peggy Nelson (1796 - )
George Nelson (1801 - 1802)
Thomas Nelson (1803 - )

Generation 3 Early Nelson Family Tree

Children of James Nelson and Mary Lawrence

John Nelson (1818 - ) husband of Elizabeth Jackson (1817- )
Elizabeth Nelson (1823 - ) [wife of Thomas Kidd (1820 - )]
[mother of Joseph (1838 - )?, Mary (1845 - ), Joseph (1848 - ), James (1850 - ), Richard (1853 - ), Margaret Ann (1857 - ), Isabella (1862 - )]

Generation 4 Early Nelson Family Tree

Children of John Nelson and Elizabeth Jackson

James Nelson (1845 - 1897) husband of Sarah Ann Emery (1848 - 1930)
Mary Ellen Nelson (1847 - )
William Nelson (1849 - )
[Baptised 17th June 1849 at Arkholm]
Richard Nelson (1851 - )
[Baptised 23rd February 1851 at Arkholm]
John Nelson (1853 - )
[Baptised 13th February 1853 at Arkholm]
Elizabeth Ann Nelson (1856 - )
[Baptised 28th October 1855 at Arkholm, married John Kirkbride in 1886]
George Nelson (1859 - )
[Baptised 29th August 1958 at Arkholm]
Robert Nelson (1860 - 1935)
[Baptised 16th December 1860 at Arkholm, married Elizabeth Hannah Garner on 5th April 1899]

Generation 5 Nelson Family Tree 1845 on

Children of James Nelson and Sarah Ann Emery

Elizabeth Ann Nelson (1871 - )
[born 20th September 1871; baptised 5th November 1871 St Peter, Liverpool.]
John Nelson (1873 - )
[born 17th July 1873; baptised 31st August 1873 St Peter, Liverpool; married to Esther Woodfin on 17th October 1898 at the Parish Church, Rossett.]
Sarah Ellen Nelson (1874 - )
[born 16th November 1874; baptised 7th February 1875 St Silas, Liverpool.]
James Nelson (1876 - 1956) husband of Harriet Louisa Swinnerton (1878 - 1942)
William Jackson Nelson (1879 - )
Agnes J. Nelson (1885 - )

Generation 6 Nelson Family Tree 1845 on

Children of James Nelson and Harriet Louisa Swinnerton

Stanley Swinnerton Nelson (1900 - 1992) husband of Margaret Alice Evans (1902 - 1985)
George Nelson (1901 - 1970)
[Born 28th April 1901, married 30th May 1928 to Doris Weston, died 28th March 1970 ]
William James Nelson (1902 - )
[Born 29th July 1902, married Alice K Barron in 1927]
Edith Constance Nelson (1904 - 1944)
[Born 13th May 1904, married William Friend in 1924]
Francis Nelson (1907 - )
[Born 21st June1907, married Winifred Hughes in 1931]
Beatrice Nelson (1909 - )
[Born 23rd May 1909]
Lilian Norah Nelson (1912 - )
[Born 27th February 1912, married Edward Jones in 1938 - later divorced.]
Thomas Francis Nelson (1915 - )
[Born 26th February 1915, married Margaret I Galliford 1936, then divorced and married Margaret M Turner in 1954]
Lillie Nelson (1916 - )
[Born 18th September 1916, married Thomas E Ashton in 1936]
Adelaide Nelson (1919 - )
[Born 7th April 1918, married Walter S Kemp in 1945]
John Stackhouse Albert Nelson (1919 - )
[Born 16th June 1919, buried 21st July 1920 St Anne, Stanley]


Generation 7 Nelson Family Tree 1845 on

Children of Stanley and Margaret

Arthur Nelson (1925 - 2002) husband of Dorothy Ward
Constance Nelson (1928 - 2011) wife of John Cave (1921 - 1993)





Further details of Chris's direct Nelson ancestors


The following sections contain details transcribed from documents such as census, birth, marriage and death certificates, parish records, newspapers, etc.

Unless otherwise stated, we have transcribed directly from the original document or from a scanned or photographic image of the original document.



John Nelson ( ) Early Nelson Family Tree

John was the husband of Elizabeth - surname not yet known.
[A possible marriage for John would be to Elizabeth Mettcalfe on 15th February 1790 at Kirkby Lonsdale]

They lived in Weathercote (Weather Cote) which is just north of Chapel le Dale, near Ingleton, Yorkshire

Chapel le Dale. Weathercote is just to the north of this spot at nls.uk
Link to Chapel le Dale. Weathercote is just to the north of this spot at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Chapel le Dale and Weather Cote

Their children's baptisms are recorded in the Ingleton Fells parish registers.

John son of John and Eliz Nelson Weathercote 24 Oct 1790
James son of John and Eliz Nelson Weather Cote 3 June 1792
Richard son of John and Eliz Nelson, Chapel House 25 May 1794
Peggy daughter of John and Elizth Nelson, Chapel House 14 Aug 1796
George son of John Nelson 13 Sept 1801
Then, sadly,
"George son of John Nelson 24 April 1802 - Burial"
Thomas son of John Nelson 2 March 1803
and then, the final tragedy - Elizabeth seems to have died giving birth to Thomas
- "Betty wife of John Nelson 2 March 1803 - Burial"


James Nelson (1792 - 1865) Early Nelson Family Tree

In brief:


In detail:

Baptism
Ingleton Fells area, Yorkshire
17th July 1792

Chapel le Dale. Weathercote is just to the north of this spot at nls.uk
Link to Chapel le Dale. Weathercote is just to the north of this spot at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Chapel le Dale and Weather Cote
James Nelson was presented for baptism by John Nelson and Elizabeth of Weather Cote
(This is at Chapel le Dale, close to Ingleton. Weathercote Cave has long been a tourist attraction, even painted by JMW Turner.
In the baptism record for James' siblings, the home is given as Chapel House, Weathercote.
Cottages called Chapel Houses, marked on early maps close to the chapel, still exist and offer bed and breakfast accommodation.)



James' Marriage

From the records of St John the Baptist, Tunstall-
Marriage: 31 Aug 1818 St John the Baptist, Tunstall, Lancashire, England
James Nelson - (X), Husbandman of this Parish
Mary Lawrence - Spinster of this Parish
Witness: Richard Nelson; Richard Lawrence
Married by Banns by: William Carus Wilson, Vicar

Mary Lawrence (1785 - 1869), was daughter of Christopher Lawrence and Elizabeth Brennard who had married on 1st January 1776. Her siblings were Thomas (1776), William (1779), Dorothy (1782) and Richard (1789).

1841 Census
Tunstal, Lancs
NB. Tunstall is often spelled Tunstal in old documents.

Tunstall, Lancashire at nls.uk
Link to Tunstall, Lancashire at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Tunstall
Richard Lawrence age 50, carpenter [brother of Mary]
James Nelson age 50, Farmer, not born in county
Mary Nelson age 50
John Nelson age 20
Elizabeth Nelson age 15



1851 Census
Back Lane House, Tunstall, Lancs

 Back Lane House, Tunstall, Lancashire at nls.uk
Link to Back Lane House, Tunstall, Lancashire at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Back Lane House, Tunstall
Richard Lawrence, Partner with James Nelson, age 60, Farmer, joint occupier of 30 acres, born Tunstal
James Nelson brother in law and joint partner of Richard Lawrence, age 59, born Yorkshire, Ingleton
Mary Nelson age 63, James Nelson's wife, born Lancashire, Tunstal
Elizabeth Kidd age 27, James' daughter, born Lancashire, Tunstal
Thomas Kidd age 30, son in law of James, Game Keeper, born Yorkshire, Gargrave
Mary Kidd, James' grandaughter, age 5, born Lancashire, Tunstal
Joseph Kidd, James' grandson, age 3, born Lancashire, Tunstal
James Kidd, James' grandson, age 1, born Lancashire Tunstal


1861 Census
Back Lane House, Tunstall, Lancs

 Back Lane House, Tunstall, Lancashire at nls.uk
Link to Back Lane House, Tunstall, Lancashire at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Back Lane House, Tunstall
James Nelson age 71, Joint farmer of 28 acres, born Yorkshire, Ingleton
Mary Nelson age 74, born Lancashire, Tunstal
Richard Lawrence, James' brother in law, Joint farmer of 28 acres, born Lancashire, Tunstal
James Kidd, James' grandson, age 11, born Lancashire, Tunstal

Next house on the census, Tunstal Village

Thomas Kidd age 40, Gamekeeper, born Yorkshire, Eshton
Elizabeth Kidd, (James Nelson's daughter), age 37, born Lancashire, Tunstal
Joseph Kidd age 13, born Lancashire, Tunstal
Richard Kidd age 8, born Lancashire, Tunstal
Margaret A. Kidd age 4, born Lancashire, Tunstal

James' Death

There is a burial registered for a James Nelson, aged 73, in Tunstall on 29th December 1865, and it seems likely that this refers to our James Nelson.
His wife, Mary, died in Kirby Lonsdale and was buried on 14th September 1869, aged 84.

John Nelson (1818 - ) Early Nelson Family Tree

In brief:


In detail:

Baptism

John was baptised at St John the Baptist, Tunstall, on 15th November 1818.
His father was James Nelson, husbandman, and his mother was Mary

1841 Census
Tunstal, Lancs

Tunstall, Lancashire at nls.uk
Link to Tunstall, Lancashire at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Tunstall
Richard Lawrence age 50, carpenter [brother of Mary]
James Nelson age 50, Farmer, not born in county
Mary Nelson age 50
John Nelson age 20
Elizabeth Nelson age 15


John's Marriage

Marriage: 17 Sep 1844 St John the Baptist, Tunstall, Lancashire, England
John Nelson - Full Age Farmer Bachelor of Tunstal
Elizabeth Jackson - Full Age Spinster of Tunstal
Groom's Father: James Nelson, Farmer
Bride's Father: William Jackson, Inn Keeper and Smith
Witness: Mary Anne Jackson; Elizabeth Nelson; Thomas Kidd
Married by Licence by: Tho's Sabine

1851 Census
Low Broomfield, Arkholme, Lancs

Low Broomfield, Arkholme at nls.uk
Link to Low Broomfield, Arkholme at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Low Broomfield, Arkholme
John Nelson age 32, farmer of 147 acres, born Lancashire, Tunstal
Elizabeth Nelson age 33, born Westmorland, Kirby Lonsdale
James Nelson age 5, born Lancashire, Tunstal
Mary Ellen Nelson age 4, born Lancashire, Tunstal
William Nelson age 1, born Lancashire, Arkholme
Richard Nelson age 3 months, born Lancashire, Arkholme

Robert Jackson, (Elizabeth's uncle), age 65, Ag Lab, born Westmorland, Kirby Lonsdale
Thomas Fawcett, servant, age 14, born Lancashire, Tunstal
Agness Jackson age 19 (Elizabeth's sister), House assistant, born Lancashire, Tunstal
Margaret Ashworth age 15, servant, born Lancashire, Caton


1861 Census
Low Broomfield Farm, Arkholme

Low Broomfield, Arkholme at nls.uk
Link to Low Broomfield, Arkholme at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Low Broomfield, Arkholme
John Nelson age 42, farmer of 145 acres employing his own family, born Tunstal, Lancashire
Elizabeth Nelson age 44, born Kirby Lonsdale, Westmorland
James Nelson age 16, Ag Lab, born Tunstal, Lancashire
Mary Ellen Nelson age 14, servant, born Tunstal, Lancashire
William Nelson age 11, born Arkholme, Lancashire
Richard Nelson age 10, born Arkholme, Lancashire
John Nelson age 8, born Arkholme, Lancashire
Elizabeth Ann Nelson age 5, born Arkholme, Lancashire
George Nelson age 2, born Arkholme, Lancashire
Robert Nelson age 7 months, born Arkholme, Lancashire

Robert Jackson age 78, uncle, formerly blacksmith, born Kirby Lonsdale, Westmorland
George Nowel age 21, Lodger, servant, born Tatham, Lancashire
Thomas Todd age 14, servant, born Longdale, Westmorland
Margaret Bradshaw age 14, Farmer's daughter, born Tatham, Lancashire


Some disaster seems to have befallen the family during the 1860s. John and Elizabeth have moved from the farm by 1871, and are living in Burton in Lonsdale with youngest children, George and Robert
Low Broomfield is now in the hands of Richard Robinson and family, and I can find no obvious connection between them and the Nelsons.
The older children have all moved on by 1871. James to Liverpool, where he married Sarah Ann Emery, Richard and John to Lancaster (lodging, as joiners at 84 Damaide Street), William as servant in the home of John Birtles, cowkeeper, at 32 Epworth Street, Liverpool.


1871 Census
Burton in Lonsdale

Burton in Lonsdale at nls.uk
Link to Burton in Lonsdale at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Burton in Lonsdale
John Nelson age 52, Ag Lab, born Tunstal, Lancashire
Elizabeth Nelson age 53, born Kirby Lonsdale, Westmorland
George Nelson age 13, born Melling, Lancashire
Robert Nelson age 10, born Melling, Lancashire


1881 Census
Burton in Lonsdale

Burton in Lonsdale at nls.uk
Link to Burton in Lonsdale at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Burton in Lonsdale
John Nelson age 62, Ag Lab, born Tunstal, Lancashire
Elizabeth Nelson age 64, born Kirby Lonsdale, Westmorland
William Nelson age 31, wood cutter, born Arkholme, Lancashire
Elizabeth Ann Nelson age 24, dressmaker, born Arkholme, Lancashire


Son Richard has now moved on to 2 Ampton Street, St Pancras, London, boarding as a carpenter and joiner with John Timothy Jackson and family (maybe related, since born in Richmond, Yorkshire).
Robert has become a blacksmith's Apprentice in Arkholme. He later joined the police force and went on to become Assistant Chief Constable of Liverpool.
George seems to have moved to 16 Wesley Place, Newchurch with Bacup, boarding with the Pickles Family as a Carriage Smith. Also boarding with him was William Kidd, also born in Burton.

1891 Census
Low Street, Burton in Lonsdale

Burton in Lonsdale at nls.uk
Link to Burton in Lonsdale at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Burton in Lonsdale
John Nelson age 72, General Labourer, born Tunstall, Lancashire
Elizabeth Nelson age 74, born Kirby Lonsdale, Westmorland
Ruth J. Mitton, grandaughter, age 13, born Lancashire, Halton
Bernard Kirkbride, grandson, age 3, born Burton in Lonsdale
(Son of John's daughter Elizabeth Ann (1856 - )

Death

John died on 3rd July 1892 Rose Cottage, Low Street, Burton in Lonsdale
John's widow, Elizabeth, lived on at Rose Cottage, dying sometime between 1901 and 1911
Their daughter, Elizabeth Ann, widow of John Kirkbride, continued to live in the cottage until her death in 1933.

1901 Census
Low Street, Burton in Lonsdale

Burton in Lonsdale at nls.uk
Link to Burton in Lonsdale at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Burton in Lonsdale
Elizabeth Nelson age 83, born Kirby Lonsdale, Westmorland
Elizabeth A. Kirkbride age 43 (widow), Dressmaker, born Lancashire, Arkholme
Alice Nelson age 16, grandaughter, dressmaker, born Burton in Lonsdale
Bernard Kirkbride, grandson, age 13, silk knifer, born Burton in Lonsdale (Son of John's daughter Elizabeth Ann (1856 - )
William Nelson age 11, grandson, born Burton in Lonsdale
John N. Kirkbride age 8, grandson, born Burton in Lonsdale



James Nelson (1845 - ) Nelson Family Tree 1845 on

In brief:


In detail:

Baptism:

4 May 1845 St John the Baptist, Tunstal, Lancashire, England
James Nelson - Son of John Nelson and Elizabeth
Occupation: Husbandsman
Baptised by: William E. Ussher, Curate of Tunstal

1851 Census
Low Broomfield, Arkholme, Lancs

Low Broomfield, Arkholme at nls.uk
Link to Low Broomfield, Arkholme at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Low Broomfield, Arkholme
John Nelson age 32, farmer of 147 acres, born Lancashire, Tunstal
Elizabeth Nelson age 33, born Westmorland, Kirby Lonsdale
James Nelson age 5, born Lancashire, Tunstal
Mary Ellen Nelson age 4, born Lancashire, Tunstal
William Nelson age 1, born Lancashire, Arkholme
Richard Nelson age 3 months, born Lancashire, Arkholme
Robert Jackson, (Elizabeth's uncle), age 65, Ag Lab, born Westmorland, Kirby Lonsdale
Thomas Fawcett, servant, age 14, born Lancashire, Tunstal
Agness Jackson age 19 (Elizabeth's sister), House assistant, born Lancashire, Tunstal
Margaret Ashworth age 15, servant, born Lancashire, Caton


1861 Census
Low Broomfield Farm, Arkholme

Low Broomfield, Arkholme at nls.uk
Link to Low Broomfield, Arkholme at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Low Broomfield, Arkholme
John Nelson age 42, farmer of 145 acres employing his own family, born Tunstal, Lancashire
Elizabeth Nelson age 44, born Kirby Lonsdale, Westmorland
James Nelson age 16, Ag Lab, born Tunstal, Lancashire
Mary Ellen Nelson age 14, servant, born Tunstal, Lancashire
William Nelson age 11, born Arkholme, Lancashire
Richard Nelson age 10, born Arkholme, Lancashire
John Nelson age 8, born Arkholme, Lancashire
Elizabeth Ann Nelson age 5, born Arkholme, Lancashire
George Nelson age 2, born Arkholme, Lancashire
Robert Nelson age 7 months, born Arkholme, Lancashire
Robert Jackson age 78, uncle, formerly blacksmith, born Kirby Lonsdale, Westmorland
George Nowel age 21, Lodger, servant, born Tatham, Lancashire
Thomas Todd age 14, servant, born Longdale, Westmorland
Margaret Bradshaw age 14, Farmer's daughter, born Tatham, Lancashire


Marriage

St Michael in the Hamlet at nls.uk
Link to St Michael in the Hamlet at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing St Michael Toxteth now St Michael in the Hamlet
James Nelson married Sarah Ann Emery on 20th November 1870
at the Church of St Michael, Toxteth
James was 25 and a batchelor. He was in the police force and living in Lodge Lane.
His father was John Nelson, labourer.
Sarah Ann was 22 and a spinster. She lived in Lodge Lane and her father was Thomas Emery, farmer.
Witnesses were James Dodson and Ellen Emery

1871 Census
In the house of Richard Lucas
36 Lodge Lane, Toxteth Park

36 Lodge Lane, Toxteth Park at nls.uk
Link to 36 Lodge Lane, Toxteth Park at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing 36 Lodge Lane Liverpool
Richard Lucas age 62, cowkeeper, born Lancashire
Mary Lucas age 62?, born Lancashire
Fanny Davies, grandaughter, age 11, born Lancashire
Richard Davies, grandson, age 8, born Lancashire
Robert Emery, [Sarah's brother], age 20, painter, born Lancashire
George Tearle?, boarder, age 46, Annuitant, born Bedfordshire
Sarah Nelson age 26, general servant (domestic), born Lancashire Liverpool
James Nelson, visitor, age 26, Policeman, born Lancashire Liverpool?

NB. next door at No 38 was James Dodson and family. James was a witness at James and Sarah's wedding

First child

Windsor Street, Toxteth Park at nls.uk
Link to Windsor Street, Toxteth Park at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Windsor Street Liverpool
James and Sarah's first child, Elizabeth Ann was born on 20th September 1871 and baptised at St Peter's Church, Liverpool on 5th November
The parish record shows that James was a police officer, living at Windsor Street.


Second child

Langsdale Street, Liverpool at nls.uk
Link to Langsdale Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Langsdale Street, Liverpool at
James and Sarah's second child, John was born on 17th July 1873 and baptised at St Peter's Church, Liverpool on 31st August
The parish record shows that James was a policeman, living in Langsdale Street.
There were two Langsdale Streets in Liverpool the 1870s, either of which could have been James and Sarah's home.
The more likely contender was between Shaw Street and Soho Street.

Third child

James and Sarah's third child, Sarah Ellen, was born on 16th November 1874 and baptised at St Silas Church, Liverpool on 7th September 1875
The parish record shows that James was a manager of abbatoir company, living in 11 Great Newton Street.


Great Newton Street, Liverpool at nls.uk
Link to Great Newton Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Great Newton Street Liverpool

Fourth child

James and Sarah's fourth child, James, was born on 9th November 1876 and baptised at St Silas Church, Liverpool on 11th March 1877
The parish record shows that James was a clerk, living at 11 Great Newton Street.

Fifth child

James and Sarah's fifth child, William Jackson Nelson, (Probably named after his grandmother) was born on 13th April 1879 and baptised at St Silas Church, Liverpool on 14th December 1879
The parish record shows that James was a manager, living at 11 Great Newton Street.
[Great Newton Street is a very short distance further up Brownlow Hill from the abattoir in Trowbridge Street, where James worked.]

1881 Census
28 Sandstone Road, West Derby

Sandstone Road, West Derby at nls.uk
Link to Sandstone Road, West Derby at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing 28 Sandstone Road, West Derby
James Nelson age 36, Cowkeeper, born Tunstall, Lancashire
Sarah A. Nelson age 33, born Liverpool,
Elizabeth A. Nelson age 9, born Liverpool,
John Nelson age 7, born Liverpool
Sarah E. Nelson age 6, born Liverpool
James Nelson age 4, born Liverpool
William Nelson age 1, born Liverpool


1891 Census
10 Sandstone Road, West Derby

Sandstone Road, West Derby at nls.uk
Link to Sandstone Road, West Derby at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Sandstone Road, West Derby
James Nelson age 46, Coal Dealer, born Tunstall, Lancashire
Sarah A. Nelson age 43, born Liverpool,
John Nelson age 17, butcher, born Liverpool
William Nelson age 11, born Liverpool
Agnes J. Nelson age 5, born Liverpool


Death

James died on 16th January 1897 at 10 Sandstone Road.
On the death certificate his occupation is given as "coal carrier".
The cause of death was given as "syncope due to excessive drinking".



Sarah remained in Sandstone Road until her death in 1930:-


1901 Census
10 Sandstone Road, West Derby

Sandstone Road, West Derby at nls.uk
Link to Sandstone Road, West Derby at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Sandstone Road, West Derby
Sarah Nelson widow, age 53, Coal Dealer, born Toxteth, Liverpool,
William Nelson age 21, born Toxteth, Liverpool
Agnes Nelson age 15, born West Derby, Liverpool


Gores Directory from 1905 lists Mrs Sarah Nelson, coal dealer, at 10 Sandstone Road.
It also lists, James Nelson, Son and Co. Ltd., butchers at 28 St Oswald Street, Old Swan. However, it seems that this is a coincidence and that this was one of a chain of shops around the city, set up by a James Nelson from Ireland.


1911 Census
10 Sandstone Road, Stoneycroft, Liverpool

Sandstone Road, West Derby at nls.uk
Link to Sandstone Road, West Derby at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Sandstone Road, West Derby
Sarah Nelson widow, age 64, Green Groceries, own account, born Liverpool,
James Nelson, son, age 34, butcher, Stanley Abbatoir, born Liverpool
William J Nelson, grandson, age 8, born Liverpool
May Nelson grand daughter, age 7, born Liverpool
Francis Nelson, grandson, age 3, born Liverpool
Beatrice Nelson, grand daughter, age 1, born Liverpool

Sarah declared 6 children from her current marriage, of which 5 survived. (I'm not sure which of her 6 children has died by this stage.)
Her son, James claimed 5 children, all alive. He should have claimed 6 children at this date, but possibly discounted the first son, Stanley, who was at this time staying with his Swinnerton grandparents.
His wife, Harriet Louisa, is proving difficult to find on the 1911 census.


Sarah's Death

Sarah Ann Nelson, neƩ Emery, died at 126 Smithdown Road, Liverpool, (Sefton General Hospital) on 8th July 1930.
From her death certificate, she had lived at 20 Sandstone Road, widow of James Nelson, cow keeper.
Her cause of death, "senile dementia".
The informant was son, John Nelson, of 2 Shrewsbury Street, Warrington

James Nelson (1876 - 1956) Nelson Family Tree 1845 on


In detail:

Birth

Great Newton Street, Liverpool at nls.uk
Link to Great Newton Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Great Newton Street Liverpool
James was born on 9th December 1876.
His father was James Nelson, butcher and his mother Sarah Nelson, formerly Emery
They were living in Great Newton Street.

James' birth was registered on 12th January 1877

Baptism

James, was baptised at St Silas Church, Liverpool on 11th March 1877
The parish record shows that James was a clerk, living at 11 Great Newton Street.

1881 Census
28 Sandstone Road, West Derby

Sandstone Road, West Derby at nls.uk
Link to Sandstone Road, West Derby at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing 28 Sandstone Road, West Derby
James Nelson age 36, Cowkeeper, born Tunstall, Lancashire
Sarah A. Nelson age 33, born Liverpool,
Elizabeth A. Nelson age 9, born Liverpool,
John Nelson age 7, born Liverpool
Sarah E. Nelson age 6, born Liverpool
James Nelson age 4, born Liverpool
William Nelson age 1, born Liverpool


1891
I am not sure where James was for the 1891 census
There was a James Nelson aged 16, as servant to a coal dealer, Peter Robinson, just round the corner from Sandstone Road, on Green Lane. This would seem likely but is unproven.


Marriage

6th November 1900 at the Register Office, West Derby
James Nelson, 23 years, batchelor, married Harriet Louisa Swinnerton, 22 years, spinster.
James was described as a butcher of 8, Sandstone Road and his father James Nelson (deceased), a dairyman.
Harriet was living at the Waterworks, Green Lane, Tuebrook, and her father was George Swinnerton, Water engineer
Witnesses were W R Burns and A E Clubbe

1901 Census
29 Meliden Road, (off Edge Lane) Fairfield, Liverpool

29 Meliden Road, (off Edge lane) Fairfield, Liverpool at nls.uk
Link to 29 Meliden Road, (off Edge lane) Fairfield, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Meliden Road, Liverpool
James Nelson age 24, Butcher, born Liverpool,
Harriet L. Nelson age 23, born Liverpool
Stanley S. Nelson age 11 months, born Liverpool


Gores Directory from 1905 lists Mrs Sarah Nelson, coal dealer, at 10 Sandstone Road. It also lists, James Nelson, Son and Co. Ltd., butchers at 28 St Oswald Street, Old Swan. However, it seems that this is a coincidence and that this was one of a chain of shops around the city, set up by a James Nelson from Ireland.


1911 Census
10 Sandstone Road, Stoneycroft, Liverpool

Sandstone Road, West Derby at nls.uk
Link to Sandstone Road, West Derby at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Sandstone Road, West Derby
Sarah Nelson widow, age 64, Green Groceries, own account, born Liverpool,
James Nelson, son, age 34, butcher, Stanley Abbatoir, born Liverpool
William J Nelson, grandson, age 8, born Liverpool
May Nelson grand daughter, age 7, born Liverpool
Francis Nelson, grandson, age 3, born Liverpool
Beatrice Nelson, grand daughter, age 1, born Liverpool

James' mother, Sarah declared 6 children from her current marriage, of which 5 survived. (I'm not sure which of her 6 children has died by this stage.)

James claimed 5 children, all alive. He should have claimed 6 children at this date, but possibly discounted the first son, Stanley, who was at this time staying with his Swinnerton grandparents.

Their second son, George, was staying at 12 Sandstone Road with his uncle, James Stackhouse, widower of James' sister, Elizabeth Ann

1939 Register
12 Merton Close, Roby

Merton Close, Roby at nls.uk
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Google map showing Merton Close, Roby
Nelson James, born 9th December 1876, Butcher's Slaughterman. (Heavy Work)
Nelson Harriett L., born 17th March 1877, Unpaid domestic duties

Harriet's death
12 Merton Close, Roby

Merton Close, Roby at nls.uk
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James became a widower on 26th May 1942
James was described on Harriet's death certificate as a butcher's slaughterman.

James's death

From certificate:-
James Nelson, Journeyman Butcher, died age 79, on 16th March 1956 at 12 Merton Close, Huyton.
The informant was his son, Stanley S. Nelson, of 43 Msbury Road (sic) Liverpool 11. [Malmesbury Road]
The cause of death was "Carcinoma of Head of Pancreas".



Stanley Swinnerton Nelson (1900 - 1992) Nelson Family Tree 1845 on

Birth 13th April 1900, Liverpool

1901 Census
29 Meliden Road, (off Edge lane) Fairfield, Liverpool

29 Meliden Road, (off Edge lane) Fairfield, Liverpool at nls.uk
Link to 29 Meliden Road, (off Edge lane) Fairfield, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Meliden Road, Liverpool
James Nelson age 24, Butcher, born Liverpool,
Harriet L. Nelson age 23, born Liverpool
Stanley S. Nelson age 11 months, born Liverpool

1911 Census
Water Works, Green Lane, Liverpool
Stanley living with his maternal grandparents.

Waterworks Cottages, Green Lane at nls.uk
Link to Waterworks Cottages, Green Lane at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Waterworks Cottages, Green Lane, Liverpool
George Swinnerton age 57, Engine Fitter for the Corporation, born Liverpool,
H.L. Swinnerton age 54, born Liverpool

Harriet and George married for 34 years, having had 11 children born alive, 6 still alive.

G.B. Swinnerton (daughter), age 25, Dressmaker (own account), born Liverpool.
T.E. Swinnerton (son), age 19, Apprentice Fitter (Engineer), born Liverpool
Stanley Nelson (grandson) age 10, born Liverpool

Marriage

Jerusalem Chapel, Egerton Street, Wrexham at nls.uk
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Stanley Swinnerton Nelson married Margaret Alice Evans by licence at the Jerusalem Chapel, Egerton Street, Wrexham, Denbighshire, on 15th September 1924
Stanley was a batchelor of 24 years and Margaret a spinster of 22 years.
Stanley, a police constable, was living at 66 Mansell Road, Kensington and his father was James Nelson, a journeyman butcher.
Margaret was living at Llwyn Onn, Nant, Coedpoeth, Bersham. Her father was Robert Evans, (Deceased), and had been a pumpman at the steelworks.
Witnesses were George Thomas Nelson, B.C. Faulkner, Louise Davies and L. Nelson


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