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Chris's Ancestors - Hand family


Hand Family


 

Generation 1.

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James Hand (~1800 - ), (Parents unknown yet),

 

Generation 2.

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Children of James Hand and Mary:


Bernard Hand (1835 to 1898),

 

Generation 3.

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Children of Bernard Hand and Margaret Street:


John Hand (1857 - ),
Mary Ellen Hand (1859 - ),
[Baptised at Our Lady of Reconciliation de la Salette, Liverpool, on 22nd May 1859.]
James Hand (1862 - ).

 

Generation 4.

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Children of John Hand and Martha Catterall:


Margaret Hand (1883 to 1965),
Martha Hand (1884 - ).
[ Martha married widower (and near neighbour) Herbert Evans in 1909. Their children: John (1910), David (1912), Margaret (1914), James (1916), Martha (1919), Alice (1921), Lilian (Lily) (1926). Herbert brought 2 children to the marriage: Herbert (1898) and Albert (1903) . ]
Mary Ellen Hand (1889 - ).
[ Mary Ellen married Joseph Emmerson on 4th April 1915. Their children: Eleanor (1916), Edith (1919), James (1921), William (1922), John (1925), Margaret (1927) who married George Mallinder in 1961. ]
Esther Hand (1893 - ).
[ Esther married Harry Robinson on 1st August 1920. Their children: Harry (1916), John (1924), James (1921), Irene (1927), John (1925), Dorothy (1929). ]
Elizabeth Hand (1895 - 1897).
John Hand (1899 - 1971).
[ John married Doris May Bibby (1898 - 1980) on 26th June 1924. Their children: Doris (1925 - 1994), Elsie (1928), John (1931). ]
Alice Hand (1902 - ).
[Single mother of Mary Hand (1924 - 1997). Married to Daniel Evans in 1934. Alice's daughter, Mary Hand, married Roland Caig (1924 -1992) in 1948 and had two children, Alan and Barbara. ]
James Hand (1906 to 1993).


Generation 5.

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Children of Margaret Hand:

before marriage...

George Hand (1905 to 1991)

...and with Walter Cave:

John Cave (1921 to 1993) husband of Constance Nelson (1928 to 2011).
Margaret Cave (1926 to 1928).


Further details of Chris's direct Hand 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.



 

James Hand and Mary Hand.

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We know little of the life of James and Mary Hand.
They were born in Ireland at the end of the 18th century. The 1851 census suggests that James was born in 1798, Mary in 1796. Mary's burial record suggests a birth date of 1793.
James and Mary had at least one son, Bernard, who was born in Ireland about 1834/5.
At Bernard's wedding on 3rd September 1855 in Liverpool, Bernard described his father as a labourer.

We suspect that the Hand family had settled in Manchester in the late 1830s on arrival from Ireland. It is likely that their son Bernard met his future wife, Margaret, here.

We believe this to be James and Mary in 1851:

1851 Census:
28 Stanley Street, Salford.

Stanley Street, Salford at nls maps Stanley Street, Salford at nls maps
Stanley Street, Salford at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Stanley Street, Salford at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing the location of Stanley Street, Salford. Map showing the location of Stanley Street, Salford.
James Hand, age 52, Silver Finisher, born Dublin, Ireland.
Mary Hand, age 54, born Dublin, Ireland.
Catherine F. Leonard, visitor, age 19, Dressmaker, born Dublin, Ireland.


1861 Census:
James has died by 1861 and Mary was living with her son, Bernard, and his family.
1 Court, 4 House, Pickop Street.

Pickop Street, Liverpool at nls maps Pickop Street, Liverpool at nls maps
Link to Pickop Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Pickop Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing the location of Pickop Street, Liverpool. Map showing the location of Pickop Street, Liverpool.
Mary Hand, widow, age 60, Lodging House Keeper, born Ireland.
Bernard Hand, son, age 26, labourer, born Ireland.
Margret Hand, son's wife, age 21, japanner, born Manchester, Lancs.
John Hand,, grandson, age 3, born Liverpool.
James Hand, grandson, age 2 months, born Liverpool.


Mary's Death.


Mary Hand was buried, age 73, at Anfield Cemetery on 10th September 1866.
Her address on the cemetery record is 1 court,  Pickop Street, Liverpool.


Bernard Hand (1835 - ).

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Bernard was born in Ireland. His parents were James and Mary, but as yet little is known of his past or when the family arrived in England. It would seem that the family first settled in the Manchester area, where Bernard may have met his future wife, Margaret Street.

Margaret Street, was daughter of George Street, widower, and Ellen Clarke, who were married on 28th March 1825 at Manchester Cathedral. At this time, George was a callenderer. [Street has variants, Streets or Streett, on some documents.]

Balloon Street, Manchester at nls maps Balloon Street, Manchester at nls maps
Link to Balloon Street, Manchester at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Balloon Street, Manchester at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing the location of Balloon Street, Manchester. Map showing the location of Balloon Street, Manchester.
In 1841 the Street family were living in Balloon Street, Manchester.
George Streets, age 50, callenderer.
Ellen Streets, age 45.
John Streets, age 15.
Ellen Streets, age 10.
Margaret Streets, age 5.

Primrose Street, Ancoats, Manchester at nls maps Primrose Street, Ancoats, Manchester at nls maps
Link to Primrose Street, Ancoats, Manchester at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Primrose Street, Ancoats, Manchester at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing the location of Primrose Street, Ancoats, Manchester. Map showing the location of Primrose Street, Ancoats, Manchester.
In 1851 Margaret Street and her younger sister, Ellen, were living in Primrose Street, Ancoats, Manchester.
Elizabeth William, widow, age 41, (Occupation unreadable).
Ellen Streets, visitor, age ? silk winder.
Margaret Streets, lodger, age 11, japanner, born Manchester.

Bernard married on 3rd September 1855
at the Register Office, Liverpool.

From the certificate:
Bernard Hand, age 21, batchelor, Car Driver, Pickop Street, Liverpool. Father: James Hand, Labourer.
Margaret Street, age 20, spinster, Vauxhall Road, Liverpool. Father: George Street, Bookkeeper.
Witnesses: James Davies and Maria Cunningham.

1861 Census:
4 House, 1 Court, Pickop Street, Liverpool.

Pickop Street, Liverpool at nls maps Pickop Street, Liverpool at nls maps
Link to Pickop Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Pickop Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing the location of Pickop Street, Liverpool. Map showing the location of Pickop Street, Liverpool.
Mary Hand, widow, age 60, Lodging House Keeper, born Ireland.
Bernard Hand, son, age 26, labourer, born Ireland.
Margret Hand, son's wife, age 21, japanner, born Manchester, Lancs.
John Hand,, grandson, age 3, born Liverpool.
James Hand, grandson, age 2 months, born Liverpool.


1870 Electoral Registers:

Bernard Hand appears on the Burgess Roll (Scotland Ward), for 5 in 6 Court, Beau Street and, on the Electoral Register (Scotland Ward), for both 8 in 1 Court, Pickup Street and 5 in 6 Court Beau Street.

1871 Census:
5 House, 6 Court, Beau Street, Liverpool.

Beau Street, Liverpool at nls maps Beau Street, Liverpool at nls maps
Link to Beau Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Beau Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing the location of Beau Street in 1871. Map showing the location of Beau Street in 1871.
Bernard Hand, age 37, Coach Driver, born Ireland.
Margret Hand, age 33, Driver's wife, born Lancashire, Manchester.
John Hand, age 14, son, feather(leather?) cleaner, born Liverpool.
James Hand, age 10, son, scholar, born Liverpool.


Bernard has found himself in the Liverpool Workhouse Infirmary at the time of the 1881 census, while Margaret and the two sons remain in Beau Street.


1881 Census:
Liverpool Workhouse.

Bernard Hand, age 49, Coachman, born Ireland.

5 House, 6 Court, Beau Street, Liverpool.

Beau Street, Liverpool at nls maps Beau Street, Liverpool at nls maps
Link to Beau Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Beau Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing the location of Beau Street in 1881. Map showing the location of Beau Street in 1881.
Margret Hand, age 41, born Lancashire, Manchester.
John Hand, age 23, son, lard refiner, born Manchester.!!
James Hand, age 20, son, labourer in flour mill, born Liverpool.


Bernard was admitted to the Workhouse Infirmary on a number of occasions in his life:
26th March 1872 to 29th April 1872, "wound of leg".
11th December 1879 to 19th January 1880, "rheut'm".
20th August 1880 to 9th October 1880, "sore leg".
29th March 1881 to 19th September 1881, "ulcer of leg"
28th August 1889 to 21st December 1881, "ulcer of leg"
22nd March 1892 to 6th May 1892.
12 July 1893 to 21st October 1893.
6th November 1893 to 26th November 1893.
4th August 1896 to 21st November 1896.
14th September 1897 to 18th October 1897.


1891 Census:
5 House, 6 Court, Beau St, Liverpool.

Beau Street, Liverpool at nls maps Beau Street, Liverpool at nls maps
Link to Beau Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Beau Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing the location of Beau Street in 1891. Map showing the location of Beau Street in 1891.
Bernard Hand, age 56, Car owner, born Ireland.
Margaret Hand, age 62, Japaner, born Manchester, Lancashire.
James Hand, son, age 29, lard refiner, born Liverpool.
Margaret Hand,, granddaughter, age 7, born Liverpool.


Margaret's Death


Bernard was widowed in the summer of 1892.
GRO Reference: HAND, MARGARET age 53. June Quarter, 1892. LIVERPOOL, Volume 08B Page 13.

Bernard's Death


Bernard was buried at Ford Cemetery on March 10th 1898, grave 2208.
The record shows him as having resided at 9 Court, Beau Street.
He was aged 64.


 

John Hand (1857 to 1936).

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1861 Census:
4 House, 1 Court, Pickop Street.

Pickop Street, Liverpool at nls maps Pickop Street, Liverpool at nls maps
Link to Pickop Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Pickop Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing the location of Pickop Street, Liverpool. Map showing the location of Pickop Street, Liverpool.
Mary Hand, widow, age 60, Lodging House Keeper, born Ireland.
Bernard Hand, son, age 26, labourer, born Ireland.
Margret Hand, son's wife, age 21, japanner, born Manchester, Lancs.
John Hand,, grandson, age 3, born Liverpool.
James Hand, grandson, age 2 months, born Liverpool.


1871 Census:
5 House, 6 Court, Beau Street, Liverpool.

Beau Street, Liverpool at nls maps Beau Street, Liverpool at nls maps
Link to Beau Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Beau Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing the location of Beau Street in 1871. Map showing the location of Beau Street in 1871.
Bernard Hand, age 37, Coach Driver, born Ireland.
Margret Hand, age 33, Driver's wife, born Lancashire, Manchester.
John Hand, age 14, son, feather(leather?) cleaner, born Liverpool.
James Hand, age 10, son, scholar, born Liverpool.


John's father, Bernard, is in the workhouse in the 1881 census but John is at home with his mother and younger brother.

1881 Census:
5 House, 6 Court, Beau Street, Liverpool.

Beau Street, Liverpool at nls maps Beau Street, Liverpool at nls maps
Link to Beau Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Beau Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing the location of Beau Street in 1881. Map showing the location of Beau Street in 1881.
Margret Hand, age 41, born Lancashire, Manchester.
John Hand, age 23, son, lard refiner, born Manchester.!!
James Hand, age 20, son, labourer in flour mill, born Liverpool.


John's marriage:
10th September 1882, Christ Church, Kensington, Liverpool/

Link to Christchurch, Kensington at nls maps Link to Christchurch, Kensington at nls maps
Link to Christchurch, Kensington at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Christchurch, Kensington at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of former Christ Church, Kensington, Liverpool. Google map showing the position of former Christ Church, Kensington, Liverpool.
John Hand, age 25, batchelor, lard refiner, 6 Court 5 House, Beau Street. Father: Bernard Hand, coachman.
Martha Cattarell, age 19, spinster, 11 Ruddlesworth Street. Father: Peter Cattarell (deceased), dock labourer.
Witnesses: Alfred McCoy?, Margaret Miller.

1891 Census:
12 House, 6 Court, Beau Street, Liverpool.
The Hand family listed as Hands.

Beau Street, Liverpool at nls maps Beau Street, Liverpool at nls maps
Link to Beau Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Beau Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing the location of Beau Street in 1891. Map showing the location of Beau Street in 1891.
John Hands, age 33, General Labourer, born Liverpool.
Martha Hands, age 28, wife, born Liverpool.
Daughter, Margaret, was staying with her grandfather, Bernard, at 5 House in the same court.
Martha Hands, age 5, daughter, born Liverpool.
Mary E. Hands, age 2, daughter, born Liverpool.


1901 Census:
4 House, 6 Court, Beau Street, Liverpool.

Beau Street, Liverpool at nls maps Beau Street, Liverpool at nls maps
Link to Beau Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Beau Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing the location of Beau Street in 1901. Map showing the location of Beau Street in 1901.
John Hand, age 43, cotton porter, born Liverpool.
Martha Hand, age 38, wife, born Liverpool.
Margaret Hand, age 17, daughter, drysalter? (overwritten 'drug'), born Liverpool.
Martha Hand, age 15, daughter, domestic servant, born Liverpool.
Mary E. Hand, age 12, daughter, born Liverpool.
Esther Hand, age 8, daughter, born Liverpool.
John Hand, age 2, son, born Liverpool.
James Hand, age 39, brother, cotton porter, born Liverpool.


1911 Census:
34 Cornwall Street, Everton, Liverpool.

Link to Cornwall Street, Liverpool at nls maps Link to Cornwall Street, Liverpool at nls maps
Link to Cornwall Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Cornwall Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the location of Cornwall Street in 1911. Google map showing the location of Cornwall Street in 1911.
John Hand, age 52, this marriage 29 yrs, cotton porter at a cotton warehouse, born Liverpool.
Martha Hand, age 49, wife, this marriage 29 yrs, born Liverpool.
9 children born, 7 still alive, 2 died.
Margaret Hand, age 27, daughter, charwoman - office cleaner, born Liverpool.
Ellen Hand, age 22, daughter, wrapper at chocolate manufacturer, born Liverpool. (Mary Ellen)
Ester Hand, age 18, daughter, wrapper at chocolate manufacturer, born Liverpool.
John Hand, age 12, son, born Liverpool.
Alice Hand, age 8, daughter, born Liverpool.
James Hand, age 4, son, born Liverpool.
George Hand, age 5, grandson, (Margaret's son), born Liverpool.


John's Death:

There is a death record for a John Hand, Age 78 in Liverpool North, in the June Quarter of 1936.
Volume: 8b Page: 509. (To be investigated)

The family after John's death:

1939 register:
34 Cornwall Street, Everton, Liverpool.

Link to Cornwall Street, Liverpool at nls maps Link to Cornwall Street, Liverpool at nls maps
Link to Cornwall Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Cornwall Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the location of Cornwall Street. Google map showing the location of Cornwall Street.
Martha Hand, widow, birth year 1861.
James Hand, birth year 1906, (margin note: 40 batt RTR HQ Crosby No 3771998 B...).


Martha's Death:

There is a likely reference for Martha's death in the GRO register:
HAND, MARTHA. age 78
GRO Reference: 1940, June Quarter in LIVERPOOL NORTH. Volume 08B Page 737.



 

Margaret Hand (1883 to 1965).

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Margaret's birth, from certificate:
19th November 1883.

Margaret Ann Hand.
Father: John Hand, labourer.
Mother: Martha Hand, formerly Catterall, of 5 House, 1 Court, Beau Street.

1891 Census:
Margaret is with her grandparents at 5 House, 6 Court, Beau St, Liverpool.

Beau Street, Liverpool at nls maps Beau Street, Liverpool at nls maps
Link to Beau Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Beau Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing the location of Beau Street in 1891. Map showing the location of Beau Street in 1891.
Bernard Hand, age 56, Car owner, born Ireland.
Margaret Hand, age 62, Japaner, born Manchester, Lancashire.
James Hand, son, age 29, lard refiner, born Liverpool.
Margaret Hand, granddaughter, age 7, born Liverpool.


1901 Census:
4 House, 6 Court, Beau Street, Liverpool.

Beau Street, Liverpool at nls maps Beau Street, Liverpool at nls maps
Link to Beau Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Beau Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing the location of Beau Street in 1901. Map showing the location of Beau Street in 1901.
John Hand, age 43, cotton porter, born Liverpool.
Martha Hand, age 38, wife, born Liverpool.
Margaret Hand, age 17, daughter, drysalter? (overwritten 'drug'), born Liverpool.
Martha Hand, age 15, daughter, domestic servant, born Liverpool.
Mary E. Hand, age 12, daughter, born Liverpool.
Esther Hand, age 8, daughter, born Liverpool.
John Hand, age 2, son, born Liverpool.
James Hand, age 39, brother, cotton porter, born Liverpool.


Margaret's son, George, was born on 10th June 1905.

Beau Street, Liverpool at nls maps Beau Street, Liverpool at nls maps
Link to Beau Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Beau Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing the location of Beau Street. Map showing the location of Beau Street.
His birth certificate suggests that some inaccuracies were given to the registrar, possibly to 'save face', since the child was born out of wedlock.
Father: John Hand, dock labourer.
Mother: Margaret Hand, formerly Catterall, of 24 Beau Street.
Informant: M. Hand, mother, 24 Beau Street.

1911 Census:
34 Cornwall Street, Everton, Liverpool.

Link to Cornwall Street, Liverpool at nls maps Link to Cornwall Street, Liverpool at nls maps
Link to Cornwall Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Cornwall Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the location of Cornwall Street. Google map showing the location of Cornwall Street.
John Hand, age 52, this marriage 29 yrs, cotton porter at a cotton warehouse, born Liverpool.
Martha Hand, age 49, wife, this marriage 29 yrs, born Liverpool.
9 children born, 7 still alive, 2 died.
Margaret Hand, age 27, daughter, charwoman - office cleaner, born Liverpool.
Ellen Hand, age 22, daughter, wrapper at chocolate manufacturer, born Liverpool. (Mary Ellen)
Ester Hand, age 18, daughter, wrapper at chocolate manufacturer, born Liverpool.
John Hand, age 12, son, born Liverpool.
Alice Hand, age 8, daughter, born Liverpool.
James Hand, age 4, son, born Liverpool.
George Hand, age 5, grandson, (Margaret's son), born Liverpool.


Margaret's marriage:
28th September 1919. All Saints Church, Liverpool.

St Annes Church, Great Nelson Street, Liverpool at nls maps St Annes Church, Great Nelson Street, Liverpool at nls maps
Link to St Annes Church, Great Nelson Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to St Annes Church, Great Nelson Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing the position of former All Saints Church, Great Nelson Street, Liverpool. Map showing the position of former All Saints Church, Great Nelson Street, Liverpool.
Walter Cave, age 42, widower, dock Labourer, 17 Prince Edwin Street. Father: Thomas Cave, (deceased), joiner.
Margaret Hand, age 35, spinster, 11 Prince Edwin Street. Father: John Hand, Cotton Porter.
Witnesses: Harry Robinson and Esther Hand.

Electoral Registers:

Hector Street at nls maps Hector Street at nls maps
Link to Hector Street at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Hector Street at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Hector Street. Google map showing Hector Street.
1920 and 1925: Walter Cave and Margaret Cave are registered to vote at 29 Hector Street, Bootle.
1934 to 1935: Walter Cave, Margaret Cave, Walter Cave Jnr. and George Hand (Margaret's son) are registered to vote at 29 Hector Street.
1939 to 1940: Walter Cave, Margaret Cave and George Hand are registered to vote at 29 Hector Street.

1939 Register:
29 Hector street, Bootle.
Walter is presumably at sea.

Margaret Cave, born 19th November 1883.


Electoral Registers 1945:

Walter Cave and Margaret Cave are registered to vote at 13 Pendleton Road, Walton, along with:
George Hand, Albert Cave and his wife Madge, (née Kenna), and John Cave.

Electoral Register 1950:

Walter Cave and Margaret Cave are registered to vote at 13 Pendleton Road, Walton, along with:
George Hand, (Margaret's son), and James Hand (Margaret's brother).

Walter's death, from certificate:

Pendleton Road at nls maps Pendleton Road at nls maps
Link to Pendleton Road at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Pendleton Road at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing 13 Pendleton Road. Google map showing 13 Pendleton Road.
2nd November 1951, at 107 Rice Lane.
Walter Cave, Age 74, of 13 Pendleton Road, retired Merchant Seaman.
Cause of death: saddle embolism of the aorta.
Informant: M. Cave, widow of the deceased.

Margaret's Death:

Margaret's death was recorded in the register in the September quarter of 1965.
CAVE Margaret, Age 81. LIVERPOOL North, Volume 10D, Page 226.