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Dave's Ancestors - Cherrington

Cherrington


Generation 1

John Cherrington [husband of Mary surname unknown)]
Cherrington family tree

Generation 2

Children of John and Mary

John Cherrington (1791 - 1799)
[baptised 27th May 1791 at All Saints, Wellington: Buried 10th February 1799 at St Leonards, Bilston}]
Mary Cherrington (1794 - )
[baptised 20th May 1794 at All Saints, Wellington.}
Margaret Cherrington (1795 - 1805)
[baptised 31st May 1795 at All Saints, Wellington: Buried 23rd July 1805 at St Leonards, Bilston]
Robert Cherrington (1797 - )
[baptised 25th June 1797 at All Saints, Wellington.] husband of Mary Perry
Ruth Cherrington (1799 - )
[baptised 21st April 1799 at All Saints, Wellington.]
Frances Cherrington (1801 - )
[baptised 6th September 1801 at St Leonards, Bilston.]
Richard Cherrington (1804 - )
[baptised 23rd September 1804 at St Leonards, Bilston.]


Generation 3

Children of Robert and Mary

Ann Cherrington (1820 - )
{birth date calculated from census}
John Cherrington (1822 - )
[baptised 3rd March 1822 at St Leonards, Bilston]
Mary Cherrington (1824 - )
[baptised 3rd October 1824 at St Leonards Bilston] [married Lewis Simms (1825 - ) in 1847]
Frances Cherrington (1826 - )
[baptised 3rd September 1826 at St Leonards Bilston]
Andrew Cherrington (1829 - )
[baptised 27th April 1828 at St Leonards Bilston] [married Phoebe Onions on 30th August 1851 at St James, Dudley]
Sarah Cherrington (1831 - )
{birth date calculated from census} [married Joseph Rogers on 16th May 1853 at St James, Dudley]
William Cherrington (1833 - 1873)
{birth date calculated from census}[husband of Elizabeth McGuinness]
Priscilla Cherrington (1836 - )
{birth date calculated from census} [married Henry Breakwell on 19th February 1854 at St James, Dudley]

Link to McGuinness family

Generation 4

Children of William and Elizabeth

Edward Cherrington (1861 - 1924)
[born 21st December 1861 at Willow Street, Burley, Leeds] [died 26th August 1924 at 9, Milnthorpe Street, Garston.]
Mary Cherrington (1864 - 1919)
[born 6th March 1864] [wife of Richard Edward Abbott (1858 - 1897)]
Jennet Cherrington (1870 - )
After William's death:
Mary Ann Cherrington (baptised 1874 St Augustine, Liverpool)
Joanna Cherrington (baptised 1874 St Augustine, Liverpool)

Generation 5

Children of Richard and Mary

Sarah Cherrington Abbott (1883 - )
[Married to John Twist (1897 - ) on 22nd July 1908]
Thomas Edward Abbott (1885 - 1918)
[ Thomas was killed in action on 27th September 1918 and is buried at Brie British Cemetery, Grave IV.B.3.]
Richard Abbott(1887 - )
[Baptised 1st February 1887, Garston] [Husband of Ethel May Fitton (1890 - )]
John Abbott (1889 - )
[Baptised 16th July 1889, Garston Parish Church] [John married Isabella Humphreys on 3rd February 1913]
William Abbott (1892 - 1894)
[Baptised 23rd February 1892, Buried November 7th 1894, Garston Parish Church]
Elizabeth Abbott (1895 - 1896
[Baptised 9th April 1995, Buried 2nd June 1896, St Michael Garston]
Mary Elizabeth (1897 - 1898)
[Buried age 4 months 9th March 1898, St Michael, Garston]

Link to Fitton family Link to Abbott family




Further details of Dave's direct Cherrington 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 Cherrington


John Cherrington and his wife Mary are the earliest generation of Cherringtons I have found.
I have yet to confirm more information about them.
The first four children I have identified, John, Mary, Margaret and Robert, were baptised in Wellington, Shropshire, between 1791 and 1797. The later three children, Ruth, Frances and Richard were baptised in Bilston, Staffordshire, between 1799 and 1804.

Robert Cherrington



In Brief:


In detail:

Baptism

Link to All Saints, Wellington at nls.uk
Link to All Saints, Wellington at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing All Saints, Wellington
Robert Cherrington was baptised at All Saints, Wellington on 25th June 1797


Marriage

Link to original position of St John, Tipton at nls.uk
Link to original position of St Martin, Tipton at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the original position of St Martin, Tipton
Robert Cherrington married Mary Perry on 21st February 1820 at St Martin, Tipton
Witnesses were John Perry and Henry Horton
[freereg.org.uk]

1841 census
Canal Side, Tipton
H0107 982/1

Link to Approximate position of Canal Side at nls.uk
Link to Approximate position of Canal Side at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Canal Side, Tipton
Robert Cherrington age 40, Puddler
Mary Cherrington age 45
Ann Cherrington age 20, Tailoress
John Cherrington age 15
Mary Cherrington age 15
Andrew Cherrington age 12
Sarah Cherrington age 11
William Cherrington age 8
Priscilla Cherrington age 5

1851 census
Dudley Road, Tipton
H0107 2029

Link to Dudley Road, Tipton at nls.uk
Link to Dudley Road, Tipton at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Dudley Road, Tipton
Robert Cherrington age 55, Puddler, Tipton
Mary Cherrington age 57, born Tipton
Andrew Cherrington age 22, Puddler, born Tipton
Sarah Cherrington age 20, born Tipton
Priscilla Cherrington age 15, born Tipton
William Cherrington age 18,Puddler, born Tipton
Sarah Amado?? age 3, visitor, Tipton


1861 census
Factory Canalside, Tipton
RG9 2041

Link to approximate position of Canal Side at nls.uk
Link to approximate position of Canal Side at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Canal Side, Tipton
Robert Cherrington age 64, Labourer, Blind from cataract 10 years
Mary Cherrington age 68, born Tipton


Death

There is a registered death for a Robert Cherrington in the Dudley district in 1868, aged 74. This may well be 'our' Robert.

William Cherrington



In Brief:


In detail:

1841 census
Canal Side, Tipton
H0107 982/1

Link to approximate position of Canal Side at nls.uk
Link to approximate position of Canal Side at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Canal Side, Tipton
Robert Cherrington age 40, Puddler
Mary Cherrington age 45
Ann Cherrington age 20, Tailoress
John Cherrington age 15
Mary Cherrington age 15
Andrew Cherrington age 12
Sarah Cherrington age 11
William Cherrington age 8
Priscilla Cherrington age 5

1851 census
Dudley Road, Tipton
HO107 2029

Link to Dudley Road, Tipton at nls.uk
Link to Dudley Road, Tipton at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Dudley Road, Tipton
Robert Cherrington age 55, Puddler, born Tipton
Mary Cherrington age 57, born Tipton
Andrew Cherrington age 22, Puddler, born Tipton
Sarah Cherrington age 20, born Tipton
Priscilla Cherrington age 15, born Tipton
William Cherrington age 18,Puddler, born Tipton
Sarah Amado?? age 3, visitor, Tipton


 

1861 census
9 Willow Street, Burley, Leeds
Living with Lewis Simms and his family.

Link to Willow Street, Burley at nls.uk
Link to Willow Street, Burley at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Willow Street, Burley
Lewis Simms age 35, Iron heater, born Derbyshire, Spondon
Mary Simms (see note below) age 36, born Staffordshire, Tipton
Sarah Ann Simms age 13 born Tipton
Samuel Simms age 11, born Tipton
Robert Simms age 9, born Pensnet?, Staffs
Lewis Simms age 3, born Sedgley, Staffs
Mary Simms age 1, born Moseley, Staffs
William Cherrington (visitor) age 27, Iron Puddler, born Tipton, Staffs

[Mary Simms was William Cherrington's sister. She had married Lewis Simms in 1847 (3rd Qtr Dudley XVIII 393)]


Marriage (from certificate)

Link to Parish Church of St Thomas, Dudley at nls.uk
Link to Parish Church of St Thomas, Dudley at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing parish church Dudley
William Cherrington married Elizabeth Miginess at The Parish Church, Dudley, on 21st July 1861.
[The name McGuinness has a variety of spellings, Miginess perhaps being the most bizarre.]
William, of full age, was a Puddler. His father was Robert Cherrington, also a Puddler.
Elizabeth's father was Edward Miginess (dead), a glass blower
The witnesses were William Burton and Drucilla Warrington.

Notes:
William Burton and Drucilla Warrington (born 4th May 1842) both lived in Old Cross Street, Tipton, in 1861. Drucilla was at number 32 with parents John and Hannah, while William Burton (1839 - ), unmarried, was lodging at number 34. He was a puddler.

First child

William's first child, Edward, was born on 21st December 1861 at Willow Street, Burley, Leeds. The birth certificate shows his mother as Elizabeth Cherrington, formerly McGuiness.

1871 census
56 Raglan Street, Garston
RG10 3853

Link to Raglan Street, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Raglan Street, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Raglan Street, Garston
William Cherrington age 38, Puddler, born Tipton Staffs
Elizabeth Cherrington age 30, born Manchester
Edward Cherrington age 8, born Leeds, Yorks
Mary Cherrington age 6, born Tipton, Staffs
Jennet Cherrington age 9 months, born Garston, Lancs

NB. At number 60 Raglan Street was Janet McGuinness, Elizabeth's mother and family.

Admission to Prestwich Lunatic Asylum

William Cherrington was admitted to Prestwich Lunatic Asylum on 20th December 1872.
(The transcript of the admission record as seen on Find My Past has him listed as James but this is just a mistake in the transcription. The original record shows him as William.)
Age: 40
Occupation: Puddler
Religion: Protestant

Death (from certificate) Prestwich Lunatic Asylum

Link to Prestwich Lunatic Asylum at nls.uk
Link to Prestwich Lunatic Asylum at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the site of Prestwich Lunatic Asylum
William died on 15th July 1873
The cause of death was "Exhaustion termination General Paralysis"
Death was registered on 17th July 1873, the informant was W G Smith, in attendance, Lunatic Asylum, Prestwich
William was buried on 19th July 1873 at St Mary the Virgin, Prestwich

Elizabeth after William's death

On 19th May 1874, Elizabeth had two daughters baptised at St Augustines Roman Catholic Church in Cressington, nr Garston.

Anno 18__ die__ mensis__ nata et anno 1874 die 19 mensis Maii baptizat a est Maria Anna Cherrington filia Gulielmi et Elizabeth Cherrington (olim McGuiness) conjugum: a me Jacobo Hegarty CSSR.
Patrinus fuit__ Matrina fuit Joanna Lawton.
also,
Anno 18__ die__ mensis__ nata et anno 1874 die 17 mensis Maii baptizat a est sub conditione Joanna Cherrington filia Gulielmi et Elizabeth Cherrington (olim McGuiness) conjugum: a me Jacobo Hegarty CSSR.
Patrinus fuit__ Matrina fuit Helena Witten.


At some point, Elizabeth seems to have remarried, or at least partnered with John Eakin. I still have not been able to find this marriage in the the index, but these are the census references from which the notion arises, and which are fairly conclusive:

1881 census
19 Window Lane, Garston
RG11 3719

Link to Window Lane, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Window Lane, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Window Lane, Garston
John Eakin age 40, General Labourer, born Ireland
Elizabeth Eakin age 42, born Manchester
Edwin "Derrington" (stepson of John, therefore Elizabeth's son) age 21, born Staffs, Dudley
This, surely, is Edward Cherrington, William and Elizabeth's son?
Mary "Derrington" (stepdaughter of John ) age 19, Dom. Servant, born Staffs, Dudley
Similarly, I believe this is Mary Cherrington, William and Elizabeth's daughter
"Jane Derrington" (stepdaughter of John )age 7, born Garston
Similarly, I believe this could be Joanna Cherrington, William and Elizabeth's daughter
Rebecca Eakin age 2, born Garston
Wm. John Eakin age 2 months, born Garston

1891 census
19 Window Lane, Garston
RG13 3004

Link to Window Lane, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Window Lane, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Window Lane, Garston
John "Haken" (Eakin) age 50, Labourer Iron Foundry, born Ireland
Elizabeth "Haken" age 50, born Manchester
Rebecca "Haken" age 13, born Garston
Edward Cherrington, "son", age 32, Labourer Iron Foundry, born Yorks, Leeds

In 1892, Elizabeth's daughter, Janet, taking the name of her stepfather, 'Eakins', married Thomas Abbott (1866 - ), at St Catherine's Edge Hill. Thomas was brother to Richard Edward Abbott (1858 - 1897), husband of Elizabeth's daughter, Mary Cherrington (1864 - 1919)



Elizabeth's Death

Elizabeth Eakin, (née McGuinness, formerly Cherrington), was buried at St Michael's, Garston, on 9th November 1896.
In the register, her age is given as 55 yrs and she was living at 16 Window Lane, Garston.

1901 census

By 1901, John Eakin was on his own, age 57, at 16 Window Lane, with daughter Rebecca, (now Twist) and her husband Joseph and their son John aged 3 months)
[Joseph Smith Deam Twist was brother of John Twist, who was married to Sarah Cherrington Abbott (1882 - ), daughter of Richard Edward Abbott (1858 - 1897) ]

John Eakin's death

John Eakin died age 65, at 16 Window Lane, Garston. He was buried on 16th November 1907 at St Michael, Garston.


Mary Cherrington



In Brief:


In detail:

Birth (from certificate)

Map showing general location of Swan Village, Sedgeley at nls.uk
Link to location of Swan Village, Sedgeley at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the general location of Swan Village

Mary Cherrington was born on 6th March 1864 at Swan Village, Sedgley, Staffs
Her father William Cherrington, Iron Furnace Man, her mother was Elizabeth Cherrington, formerly McGuiness.

1871 census
56 Raglan Street, Garston

Link to Raglan Street, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Raglan Street, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Raglan Street, Garston
William Cherrington age 38, Puddler, born Tipton Staffs
Elizabeth Cherrington age 30, born Manchester
Edward Cherrington age 8, born Leeds, Yorks
Mary Cherrington age 6, born Tipton, Staffs
Jennet Cherrington age 9 months, born Garston, Lancs

Mary's father, William, died in 1873.
Her mother Elizabeth seems to have remarried, to John Eakin. I have found no record of this marriage, but the census evidence is fairly conclusive:

1881 census
19 Window Lane, Garston
RG11 3719

Link to Window Lane, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Window Lane, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Window Lane, Garston
John Eakin age 40, General Labourer, born Ireland
Elizabeth Eakin age 42, born Manchester
Edwin "Derrington" (stepson of John, therefore Elizabeth's son) age 21, born Staffs, Dudley
This, surely, is Edward Cherrington, William and Elizabeth's son?
Mary "Derrington" age 19, Dom. Servant, born Staffs, Dudley
Similarly, I believe this is Mary Cherrington, William and Elizabeth's daughter
"Jane Derrington" (stepdaughter of John )age 7, born Garston
Similarly, I believe this is Jennet Cherrington, William and Elizabeth's daughter
Rebecca Eakin age 2, born Garston
Wm. John Eakin age 2 months, born Garston

Marriage (from certificate)


Married in the Parish Church, Liverpool on 3rd November 1884
Richard Abbott aged 27, bachelor, labourer, living in Clarence Street, father Thomas, labourer.
Mary Cherrington, spinster, also living in Clarence Street, father William, labourer.
Link to Abbott family

1891 census
21 Window Lane, Garston.

Link to Window Lane, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Window Lane, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Window Lane, Garston
Richard Abbott age 33 general labourer born Lancs, Garston.
Mary Abbott age 28 born Staffs, Dudley.
Sarah Abbott age 8, born Liverpool
Thomas E. Abbott age 6, born Garston
Richard Abbott age 4, born Garston
John Abbott age 2, born Garston

Also living with them in 1891, was Richard's brother Thomas, age 24, general labourer, born Garston.

1901 census
13 Arthur Street, Garston

Link to Arthur Street, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Arthur Street, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Arthur Street, Garston
Mary Abbott on her own as head of the household, age 38, born Sedgley, Staffs
Sarah Abbott, age 18, born Liverpool
Thomas E. Abbott age 16, a 'labourer mineral water', born Garston
Richard Abbott age 14, a cart lad, born Garston
John Abbott age 11, born Garston
Also, Edward Cherrington (Mary's brother) age 39, Marine Engineer, born Thirsk, Yorks

1911 census
13 Arthur Street, Garston

Link to Arthur Street, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Arthur Street, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Arthur Street, Garston
Mary Abbott widow, age 47, born Dudley, Staffs
Mary has had 7 children, of whom 4 were still living.
Thomas E. Abbott age 26, a fitter at the gasworks, born Garston
Richard Abbott age 24, a hydraulic crane driver at Garston Docks, born Garston
John Abbott age 21, house painter, born Garston

Death

Mary died in 1919 and was buried at St Michael's Church, Garston on 12th December 1919.


Link to Abbott family