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Chris's Ancestors - Nelson Family


Nelson


 

Generation 1.

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

 

Generation 2.

 Nelson Family Tree Diagram. Nelson Family Tree Diagram.

Children of John Nelson and Elizabeth:

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

 

Generation 3.

 Nelson Family Tree Diagram. Nelson Family Tree Diagram.

Children of James Nelson and Mary Lawrence:

John Nelson (1818 to 1892), husband of Elizabeth Jackson (1817- ).
Elizabeth Nelson (1823 - ),
[wife of Thomas Kidd (1820 - ) and mother of Joseph (1838 - )?, Mary (1845 - ), Joseph (1848 - ), James (1850 - ), Richard (1853 - ), Margaret Ann (1857 - ), Isabella (1862 - )].

 

Generation 4.

 Nelson Family Tree Diagram. Nelson Family Tree Diagram.

Children of John Nelson and Elizabeth Jackson:

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

 

Generation 5.

Nelson Family Tree 1845 on Nelson Family Tree Diagram - 1845 on.

Children of James Nelson and Sarah Ann Emery:

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

 

Generation 6.

Nelson Family Tree 1845 on Nelson Family Tree Diagram - 1845 on.

Children of James Nelson and Harriet Louisa Swinnerton:

Stanley Swinnerton Nelson (1900 to 1992), husband of Margaret Alice Evans (1902 to 1985).
George Nelson (1901 to 1970)
[Born on 28th April 1901, married on 30th May 1928 to Doris Weston, died on 28th March 1970. ]
William James Nelson (1902 - ),
[Born on 29th July 1902, married to Alice K. Barron in 1927.]
Edith Constance Nelson (1904 to 1944)
[Born on 13th May 1904, married to William Friend in 1924.]
Francis Nelson (1907 - ),
[Born on 21st June 1907, married to Winifred Hughes in 1931.]
Beatrice Nelson (1909 - ),
[Born on 23rd May 1909.]
Lilian Norah Nelson (1912 - ),
[Born on 27th February 1912, married to Edward Jones in 1938; later divorced.]
Thomas Francis Nelson (1915 - ),
[Born on 26th February 1915, married to Margaret I. Galliford 1936, then divorced and married to Margaret M. Turner in 1954.]
Lillie Nelson (1916 to 2008),
[Born on 18th September 1916, married to Thomas E. Ashton in 1936.]
Adelaide Nelson (1919 - ),
[Born on 7th April 1918, married to Walter S. Kemp in 1945.]
John Stackhouse Albert Nelson (1919 to 1920),
[Born on 16th June 1919, buried on 21st July 1920 at St Anne, Stanley.]


 

Generation 7.

Nelson Family Tree 1845 on Nelson Family Tree Diagram - 1845 on.

Children of Stanley and Margaret:

Arthur Nelson (1925 to 2002), husband of Dorothy Ward.
Constance Nelson (1928 to 2011), wife of John Cave (1921 to 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.

 Nelson Family Tree Diagram. Nelson Family Tree Diagram.

John was the husband of Elizabeth, - surname not yet confirmed.
[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 maps Chapel le Dale at nls maps
Link to Chapel le Dale. Weathercote is just to the north of this spot at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Chapel le Dale at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Chapel le Dale and Weather Cote. 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, 24th October 1790.
James, son of John and Eliz. Nelson, Weather Cote, 3rd June 1792.
Richard, son of John and Eliz. Nelson, Chapel House, 25th May 1794.
Peggy, daughter of John and Elizth. Nelson, Chapel House, 14th August 1796.
George, son of John Nelson, 13th September 1801.
Then, sadly,
"George, son of John Nelson, 24th April 1802, Burial."
Thomas, son of John Nelson, 2nd March 1803.
and then, the final tragedy: Elizabeth seems to have died giving birth to Thomas.
"Betty. wife of John Nelson. 2nd March 1803, Burial."


 

James Nelson (1792 to 1865).

 Nelson Family Tree Diagram. Nelson Family Tree Diagram.

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 maps Chapel le Dale at nls maps
Link to Chapel le Dale. Weathercote is just to the north of this spot at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Chapel le Dale at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Chapel le Dale and Weather Cote. 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's siblings, the home is given as Chapel House, Weathercote.
Cottages called Chapel Houses, marked on early maps close to the chapel, still exist.)



 

James's Marriage

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

Mary Lawrence (1785 to 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, Lancashire.
NB. Tunstall is often spelled Tunstal in old documents.

Tunstall, Lancashire at nls maps Tunstall, Lancashire at nls maps
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Google map showing Tunstall, Lancashire. Google map showing Tunstall, Lancashire.
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, Lancashire.

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Google map showing Back Lane House, Tunstall. 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's daughter, born Lancashire, Tunstal.
Thomas Kidd, age 30, son in law of James, Game Keeper, born Yorkshire, Gargrave.
Mary Kidd, James's grandaughter, age 5, born Lancashire, Tunstal.
Joseph Kidd, James's grandson, age 3, born Lancashire, Tunstal.
James Kidd, James's grandson, age 1, born Lancashire, Tunstal.


1861 Census:
Back Lane House, Tunstall, Lancs.

 Back Lane House, Tunstall, Lancashire at nls maps Back Lane House, Tunstall, Lancashire at nls maps
Link to Back Lane House, Tunstall, Lancashire at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Back Lane House, Tunstall, Lancashire at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Back Lane House, Tunstall. 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's brother in law, Joint farmer of 28 acres, born Lancashire, Tunstal.
James Kidd, James's 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's Death:

James's death was reported in the Westmorland Gazette of 30th December 1865:
On the 25th inst., at Tunstal, Mr James Nelson, farmer, aged 73 years.

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.
(GRO Reference: 1865, NELSON, JAMES, age 73, December Quarter, in LANCASTER, Volume 08E, Page 487.)

His widow, Mary, died on 10th September 1869, aged 84, in Kirby Lonsdale. (Reported in the Kendal Mercury and the Lancaster Gazette on 18th September 1869.)
She was buried on 14th September 1869, in Tunstall.

 

John Nelson (1818 to 1892).

 Nelson Family Tree Diagram. Nelson Family Tree Diagram.

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, Lancashire.

 Back Lane House, Tunstall, Lancashire at nls maps Back Lane House, Tunstall, Lancashire at nls maps
Link to Back Lane House, Tunstall, Lancashire at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Back Lane House, Tunstall, Lancashire at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Back Lane House, Tunstall. Google map showing Back Lane House, 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.
Witnesses: Mary Anne Jackson, Elizabeth Nelson, Thomas Kidd.
Married by Licence, by Thos Sabine.

1851 Census:
Low Broomfield, Arkholme, Lancashire.

Low Broomfield, Arkholme at nls maps Low Broomfield, Arkholme at nls maps
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Google map showing Low Broomfield, Arkholme. 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 maps Low Broomfield, Arkholme at nls maps
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Google map showing Low Broomfield, Arkholme. 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.

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Google map showing Burton in Lonsdale. Google map showing Burton in Lonsdale.
John Nelson, age 52, Ag Lab, born Tunstal, Lancashire.
Elizabeth Nelson, age 53, born Kirby Lonsdale, Westmorland.br /> George Nelson, age 13, born Melling, Lancashire.
Robert Nelson, age 10, born Melling, Lancashire.


1881 Census:
Burton in Lonsdale.

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Google map showing Burton in Lonsdale. 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 rose through the ranks in Liverpool. (Family legend has him becoming Assistant Chief Constable but we have no evidence of rank beyond inspector.)
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 maps Burton in Lonsdale at nls maps
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Google map showing Burton in Lonsdale. 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.
(Daughter of John's daughter, Mary Ellen Nelson and Walter Mitton.)
Bernard Kirkbride, grandson, age 3, born Burton in Lonsdale.
(Son of John's daughter Elizabeth Ann (1856 - ).

Death:

John died on 3rd July 1892 at Rose Cottage, Low Street, Burton in Lonsdale.

Probate

NELSON John, of Rose Cottage, Low Street, Burton in Lonsdale, died 3 July.
Probate: London, 31st December, to George Nelson, coach builder, and Robert Nelson, police sergeant.
Effects £47 11s.

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.

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Google map showing Burton in Lonsdale. 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 Nelson Family Tree Diagram - 1845 on.


In brief:


In detail:

Baptism:

4th May 1845 at St John the Baptist, Tunstal, Lancashire, England.
James Nelson, Son of John Nelson and Elizabeth.
Father's occupation: Husbandsman.
Baptised by: William E. Ussher, Curate of Tunstal.

1851 Census:
Low Broomfield, Arkholme, Lancashire.

Low Broomfield, Arkholme at nls maps Low Broomfield, Arkholme at nls maps
Link to Low Broomfield, Arkholme at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Low Broomfield, Arkholme at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Low Broomfield, Arkholme. 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 maps Low Broomfield, Arkholme at nls maps
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Google map showing Low Broomfield, Arkholme. 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 maps St Michael in the Hamlet at nls maps
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Google map showing St Michael Toxteth now St Michael in the Hamlet. 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 in the Hamlet. (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 maps 36 Lodge Lane, Toxteth Park at nls maps
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Google map showing 36 Lodge Lane Liverpool. 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 Dodson was a witness at James and Sarah's wedding.

First child:

Windsor Street, Toxteth Park at nls maps Windsor Street, Toxteth Park at nls maps
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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 in Windsor Street.


Second child:

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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 in 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.


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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.

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Google map showing Sandstone Road, West Derby. Google map showing 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.

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Google map showing Sandstone Road, West Derby. 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.

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Google map showing Sandstone Road, West Derby. 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.

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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, neé 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 to 1956).

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In detail:

Birth:

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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's 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.

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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:
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.

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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.

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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's 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's sister, Elizabeth Ann.

1939 Register.
12 Merton Close, Roby.

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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.

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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 to 1992).

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Birth: 13th April 1900, Liverpool.


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

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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.

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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:

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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.

1925 Electoral Register:

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In 1925, Stanley Swinnerton Nelson appears on the electoral register, living at 66, Mansell Road, Kensington, Liverpool.




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