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Dave's Ancestors - Fitton Family

The Fitton Family.


 

Generation 1.

George Fitton (1800 to 1872),
[husband of Margaret Hitchmough (1799 to 1843), and then Catherine Shimmin from 1849].

 

Generation 2.

Children of George Fitton and Margaret Hitchmough:

Thomas Fitton (1828 to 1908),
Ellen Fitton (1830 - ),
[Baptised on 17th June 1830, at the Chapelry of Garston, Childwall Parish].
John Fitton (1834 - ),
[Baptised on 17th August 1834, at the Chapelry of Garston, Childwall Parish].
Robert Fitton (~1835 - )
[Baptised 12th November 1837, at the Chapelry of Garston, Childwall Parish].
Sarah Fitton (1839 - ).
George Fitton (1841 - ).

 

Generation 3.

Fitton Family Tree.
Fitton family tree diagram.
Children of Thomas Fitton and Margaret Lunt:

Alice Fitton (1860 - ),
[Baptised on 27th May 1860 at Garston. Married Harry Cowsill on 25th December 1887].
George Fitton (1860 - ),
[Twin of Alice. Born in the June Quarter 1860 in PRESCOT Volume 08B Page 424. Buried 8th May 1860 age 3 weeks at Garston. Parents living in Speke Town.].
Margaret Fitton (1861 - ),
[Baptised on 3rd November 1861, Parish Church, Garston].
George Fitton (1864 to 1936)
[Baptised 27th September 1863, buried 18th September 1936 St Michael's, Garston. Age 72]
Charles Fitton (1866 - ),
[husband of Elizabeth Day Rigby (1868 - 1904), (daughter of William Henry Rigby)].
Mary Ellen Fitton (1869 - ),
[Baptised on 2nd August 1868, Parish Church, Garston], [wife of William Meredith (1866 - ). Children: Ann (1897, Abraham (1900)].
Anne Jane Fitton (1872 - ),
[Baptised on 4th August 1872, Parish Church, Garston], [Married to Thomas Henry Evans (1870 - ). Children: Thomas (1896), George (1898)].
Sarah Fitton (1872 - )
[Baptised 7th May 1876, Parish Church, Garston]

Generation 4.

Fitton Family Tree.
Fitton family tree diagram.
Children of Charles Fitton and Elizabeth Day Rigby:

Margaret Elizabeth Fitton (1888 - ),
[Baptised on 25th November 1888 at Garston Parish Church].
William Charles Fitton (1889 - ),
[Baptised on 5th January 1890 at Garston Parish Church]. [Married Hannah Freeman on 9th October 1910].
Ethel May Fitton (1891 - 1950)
Alice Ann Fitton (1895 - ),
[Baptised on 29th September 1895 at St Michael, Garston. (The register shows parents as Charles and Alice but has the address correct for Charles and Elizabeth)].
Mary Ellen Fitton (1898 - ),
[Married to Samuel Greer on 22nd April 1917].
Annie Fitton (1899 - ),
[Baptised on 2nd April 1899 at St Gabriel, Toxteth Park].
Sarah Fitton (1901 - )

 

Generation 5.

Abbott Family Tree
Abbott family tree diagram.
Children of Ethel May Fitton and Richard Abbott.

Thomas Edward (1913 to 1985),
William Ronald Abbott (1915 to 1981),
[Married Letitia Parry in 1938].
Ethel May Abbott (1920 to 1993),
[Married Eric T. Curtis in 1941].
Irene Abbott (1924 - 1996),
[Married William Traynor in 1945].
Link to the Abbott family page.



Further details of Dave's direct Fitton 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.



 

George Fitton.

Fitton Family Tree 2 Fitton family tree diagram.

In Brief:


In detail:


George's First Marriage.

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George Fitton married Margaret Hitchmough on 12th November 1827 at St Mary, Edge Hill.
Witnesses were Ann Hitchmough and William Gibson.


1841 census.
HO107 /511 /5.
Garston Village.

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George Fitton, age 40, Ag Lab.
Margaret Fitton, age 40.
Ellen Fitton, age 10.
John Fitton, age 6.
Sarah Fitton, age 2.
George Fitton, age 2 months.


Margaret's death 1843.

George became a widow in 1843. Margaret was buried at St Michaels, Garston, on 30th November 1843, aged 45.
George and Margaret had produced 6 children by this date.

George's Second Marriage, 1849.

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George Fitton, widower, married Catherine Shimmin, spinster, on 17th June 1849, at St James, Toxteth
Both are recorded as living in Lark Lane.
Their fathers were not named on the record.
Witnesses were William Kermode and Samuel Brayne.

1851 census.
School Lane, Toxteth Park Extra Parochial
The family is listed as Filton.

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George Filton, age 50, Farm Labourer, Lancashire, born Little Woolton.
Catherine Fitton, age 45, born Isle of Man.
Robert Fitton, age 16, ostler, born Toxteth Park. [Catherine's illigitimate son, - see below.]
Sarah Fitton, age 13, born Garston.
George Fitton, age 9, born Garston.


1861 census.
Irwell Street, Garston. (Aigburth Vale).
George and his youngest son, George, are living in the home of his daughter, Ellen's, family.

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James Gandy, age 34, agricultural labourer, born Little Woolton.
Ellen Gandy, age 30, born Garston.
Mary Ann Gandy, age 7, born Garston.
Margaret Gandy, age 6, born Garston.
James Gandy, age 3, born Garston.
Charles Gandy, age 1, born Garston.
George Fitton, widower, age 61, James Gandy's father in law, Agricultural Labourer, born Little Woolton.
George Fitton, (George's youngest son), age 19, blacksmith's apprentice, born Garston.

...meanwhile... Catherine Fitton, (née Shimmin), is living in the home of Robert and Ann Humphries. [Robert was Catherine's illegitimate son.]

14, Frank Street, South Toxteth.

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Robert Humphries, age 28, horseshoer, born Liverpool.
Ann Humphries, age 24, born Liverpool.
Robert Humphries, age 4 months, born Liverpool.
Catherine Fitton, Robert's mother, age 56, born Isle of Man.

Robert Humphries, (Humphreys.)

Robert was Catherine Shimmin's illegitimate son.
At the Lancashire Quarter Sessions at Kirkdale on 8th March 1833, magistrates had issued an order of filiation and maintenance of "Robert, bastard child of Robert Humphreys, of Black Brook, collier, and Catharine Shimmin, singlewoman".
Robert married Ann Cray, daughter of Edward Cray, mariner, and Martha Sowerby, at St Nicholas, Liverpool, on 7th February 1859. Robert gave his occupation as blacksmith, and his father's name as Robert Humphreys, "contractor for railway". (Robert senior was a "hammerman", who worked on the railways, and settled with his wife, Mary and family, in Manchester.)
Robert and Ann had at least 4 children:-
Robert Shimmin Humphreys, born 14th December 1860, baptised on 19th May 1861, St Peter, Liverpool. Buried on 29th September 1863.
Edward Cray Humphreys, born on 28th February 1863, baptised on 31st May 1863, St Peter, Liverpool.
Martha Ann Humphreys, born on 23rd November 1865, baptised on 25th June 1866, St Peter, Liverpool. Buried on 10th July 1866 at Toxteth Park.
Catherine Ann Humphreys, born on 8th May 1867, baptised on 29th June 1868, St Peter, Liverpool.
Robert died sometime between 1867 and 1871. His widow, Ann, and her children, Edward and Catherine, were living in a cellar in Essex Street at the time of the 1871 census.

George's Death.

George Fitton died in 1872 and was buried on May 28th 1872, aged 71, at St Michaels Church, Garston. (From burial register).

 

Thomas Fitton

Fitton Family Tree 2 Fitton family tree diagram.


In Brief:


In detail:


1851 census.
HO107 /2192.
Thomas as a farm servant at Chapel Farm, Garston.

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Thomas Greenap? age 45, Farmer of 100 acres, 2 labourers, born Rainford.
Martha Greenap, widow, age 74, Farmer's mother, born Cheshire, Northin?
Margaret Greenap, age 47, Farmer's sister, born Rainford.
John Lamb, Thomas' nephew, age 14, born Woolton.
Betsey Jones, age 24, House Servant, born North Wales.
Joseph Ellis, age 27, House Servant, born Shropshire.
Thomas Fitton, age 31, Labourer, born Garston.


Thomas' Marriage.

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Thomas Fitton married Margaret Lunt on 21st May 1860 at the Parish Church, Liverpool.
Both were described as being of full age.
Thomas' father was George Fitton, labourer.
Margaret's father was William Lunt, labourer.
Thomas lived in Frederick Street, while Margaret was in Pitt Street.
Witnesses were John Richmond and Margaret Leadbetter.

After their marriage, the couple lived with Margaret's family in Speke Town.

Thomas and Margaret's First Children:

Alice Fitton (1860 - ),
[Born in the June Quarter 1860 in PRESCOT Volume 08B Page 423. Baptised on 27th May 1860 at Garston. Father was a gardener, living in Speke Town. Alice married Harry Cowsill on 25th December 1887].
George Fitton (1860 - ),
[Twin of Alice. Born in the June Quarter 1860 in PRESCOT Volume 08B Page 424. Buried on 8th May 1860, age 3 weeks, at Garston. Parents were living in Speke Town.]

1861 census.
RG9 2739.
Speke.

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Thomas Fitton, age 31, Labourer, born Garston.
Margaret Fitton, age 26, born West Derby.
Alice Fitton, age 1, born Speke.
They are living in the same house as Margaret's family:
William Lunt, (widower), age 45, Labourer, born West Derby.
James Lunt, age 13, born West Derby.
George Lunt, age 10, born West Derby.
Ann Lunt, age 5, born Speke.


1871 census.
16 Mona Street, Garston.
RG10 3853.

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Thomas Fitton,, age 42, Gardener, Born Garston.
Margaret Fitton age 40, born West Derby.
Alice Fitton, age 11, Born Garston.
Margaret Fitton, age 9, born Garston.
George Fitton, age 7, born Garston.
Charles Fitton, age 5, born Garston.
Mary Ellen Fitton, age 2, born Garston.
also, Thomas Lunt, Margaret's brother, age 25, Carter, born West Derby.


1881 census.
6 Queen Street, Garston.
RG11 3719.

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Thomas Fitton, age 53, Labourer, born Garston.
Margaret Fitton, age 50, born West Derby.
Alice Fitton, aged 20, born Speke.
George Fitton, aged 17, born Garston.
Charles Fitton, aged 15.
Mary Ellen Fitton, aged 12.
Anne Jane Fitton, aged 8.


1891 census.
6 Queen Street, Garston.
RG12 3004.

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Thomas Fitton, age 63, Gen Labourer, born Garston.
Margaret Fitton, age 62, Born West Derby.
Mary E. Fitton, age 22, Born Garston.
Also, a lodger, William Meredith, aged 25, a general labourer, born in Wales.


Widowed.

Thomas' wife, Margaret, died in 1895 and was buried at St Michael, Garston, on 1st June.

1901 census.
6 Queen Street.
RG13 3507.

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Thomas Fitton, age 73, widower.
Abraham Balshaw, lodger, age 50 , born Lancaster.
Thomas and Abraham were only occupying two of the four rooms. The other two rooms were occupied by William Meredith and his family.
William Meredith, age 35, labourer in iron works, born Holywell, Wales.
William's wife was Mary E. Meredith age 31.
Ann E. Meredith, age 4.
Abraham Meredith, age 1.

Next door, at number 5 Queen Street:
Thomas H. Evans, age 30, general labourer, born Holywell, Flintshire.
Ann J. Evans, age 28, born Garston.
His wife, Anne J., was born Anne Jane Fitton, daughter of Thomas Fitton (1828). They had been married in 1895.
Their children:
Thomas Evans, aged 4.
George Evans, aged 2.
Also living in the same house:
Anne's brother, George Fitton, age 37, born Garston.
and lodger, Albert Hand, age 15, general labourer, born Gateacre.


Thomas' death.

Thomas died in 1908 and was buried at St Michael's Church, Garston, on 18th May 1908.


 

Charles Fitton.

Fitton Family Tree 2 Fitton family tree diagram.


In Brief:


In detail:


Charles' birth, from certificate:

28th February 1866.
Father, Thomas Fitton, gardener, domestic servant.
Mother, Margaret Fitton, formerly Lunt,
Place of birth and Mother's residence, Chapel Road, Garston.
Registered 29th March 1866 by Thomas Morgan registrar.



Charles' baptism, from register.

15th April 1866, St Michaels, Garston.
Parents, Thomas Fitton, labourer, and Margaret.,
Residence, Garston.



1871 census.
16 Mona Street, Garston.
RG10 3853.

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Thomas Fitton,, age 42, Gardener, Born Garston.
Margaret Fitton, age 40, born West Derby.
Alice Fitton, age 11, Born Garston.
Margaret Fitton, age 9, born Garston.
George Fitton age 7, born Garston
Charles Fitton age 5, born Garston
Mary Ellen Fitton, age 2, born Garston.
also, Thomas Lunt, Margaret's brother, age 25, Carter, born West Derby.



1881 census.
6 Queen Street, Garston.
RG11 3719.

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Thomas Fitton, age 53, Labourer, born Garston.
Margaret Fitton, age 50, born West Derby.
Alice Fitton, aged 20, born Speke.
George Fitton, aged 17, born Garston.
Charles Fitton, aged 15.
Mary Ellen Fitton, aged 12.
Anne Jane Fitton, aged 8.


Charles' marriage, from certificate:

25th December 1887 at Garston Church.
Charles Fitton, age 21, bachelor, turner, resident Garston. Father: Thomas Fitton, gardener.
Elizabeth Day Rigby,, age 19, spinster, born Liverpool. Father: William Henry Rigby, (deceased), late labourer.
Witnesses Frederick Burgess, Elizabeth Evans.



1891 census.
98 Raglan Street, Garston.
RG12 3004.

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Charles Fitton age 25, Wood turner, Born Garston
Elizabeth D. Fitton, age 22, born Liverpool.
William C Fitton, age 1.


1901 census.
14 Shand Street.
RG13 3507.

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Charles Fitton,, age 34, labourer in the Bobbin Works, born Garston.
Elizabeth Fitton,, aged 29, (a discrepancy from her stated age at marriage, which should have put her as 33 in 1901), born Liverpool.
William Fitton, age 11, born Garston.
Ethel Fitton, age 9, born Garston.
Mary E Fitton, age 3, born Garston.
Annie Fitton, age 2, born Garston.


Charles was widowed in 1904:

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Elizabeth's death is listed in the GRO register under the name Filton:
FILTON, ELIZABETH DAY: Age 33,
GRO Reference: 1904, September Quarter in WEST DERBY Volume 08B Page 563.

From the death certificate, Elizabeth died on 17th September 1904, at 28 Dale View, Garston. The cause of death was an embolism, 19 days after childbirth.
She was buried on 22nd September 1904 at St Michael's Church, Garston.

The child Elizabeth bore in September 1904 was named Hilda.
GRO Reference: FITTON, HILDA. Mother's maiden name, RIGBY. 1904, September Quarter, in WEST DERBY, Volume 08B, Page 731.

Hilda did not survive for long and her death was registered during the December Quarter of 1904: WEST DERBY, Volume 08B, Page 417.




1911 census.
81 Byron Street.

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Charles Fitton,, age 45, widower, labourer in the Bobbin Works, born Garston.
Mary Fitton, age 14, work at home, born Garston.
Annie Fitton, age 12, born Garston.
Sarah Fitton, age 10, born Garston.

Charles' Death.

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From the death certificate, Charles died at 69 Saunby Street, Garston, on 17th March 1818, from Bright's Disease and Valvular Heart disease leading to Cardiac Failure.
The death certificate was signed by his son, William Charles Fitton.
GRO Reference: 1918. March Quarter, West Derby, Volume 08b, Page 867.

Charles was buried on 21st March 1918, at St Michael's, Garston.




 

Ethel May Fitton.

Fitton Family Tree 2 Fitton family tree diagram.


In Brief:


Birth: 16th September 1891, 60 Vulcan Street, Garston
Baptism: 17th November 1891 St Michaels, Garston
1901 census: 14 Shand Street, Garston
1911 census: 29 James Street, Garston
Marriage: Married Richard Abbott on 7th September 1912 at St John the Baptist, Toxteth
1913: First child Thomas Edward born. Ethel and Richard lived at 11 Victoria Terrace.
Death: 1950

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Ethel May Fitton
and husband Richard Abbott.

In detail:


Birth

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Ethel was born on 16th September 1891, a few months after the 1891 census, and the family were then living at 60 Vulcan Street, Garston. Her father, Charles, is described on the birth certificate as a journeyman woodturner. Mother was Elizabeth Day Fitton, formally Rigby, the birth being registered on 28th October 1891.


Ethel May's Baptism

Ethel May Fitton was baptised on 17th November 1891. Address: 60 Vulcan Street. Her father, Charles, is described on the certificate as a woodturner. Her mother was Elizabeth Day Fitton.


1901 census.
14 Shand Street.
RG13 3507.

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Charles Fitton,, age 34, labourer in the Bobbin Works, born Garston.
Elizabeth Fitton,, aged 29, (a discrepancy from her stated age at marriage, which should have put her as 33 in 1901), born Liverpool.
William Fitton, age 11, born Garston.
Ethel Fitton, age 9, born Garston.
Mary E. Fitton, age 3, born Garston.
Annie Fitton, age 2, born Garston.


1911 census.
29 James Street, with the Milton family.

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John Charch? Milton, age 35, rope splicer, LNW Railway, born Stonehouse, Devon.
Florence Milton, aged 37, married for 11 years with 5 children born, 4 of whom still living, born Devonport.
Charles Milton, age 10, born Devonport.
William Milton, age 9, born Devonport.
Lilian Milton, age 4, born Devonport.
Hannah Milton, age 2, born Garston.
Ethel Fitton age 18, Bobbin Finisher at Garston Bobbin Works, born Liverpool.


Marriage, (from certificate).

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7th September 1912, at St John the Baptist Church, Toxteth.
Ethel May Fitton, age 22, spinster, living at 112 Upper Essex Street. Father: Charles Fitton, labourer.
Richard Abbot, (note the spelling), age 25, bachelor, dock labourer, living at 112 Upper Essex Street. Father: Richard Abbott, Dock labourer.
Witnesses: Matthew and Catherine Poole.
Note: Upper Essex Street was just behind St John the Baptist Church.

First child of Richard And Ethel May.

My father, Thomas Edward Abbott, was born on 27th January 1913.
His father, Richard Abbott, is described on the birth certificate as a dock labourer. His mother Ethel Abbott, formerly Fitton.
The birth was registered on 7th March 1913.

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Victoria Terrace, Aigburth
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Victoria Terrace, Island Road, Garston

The address given on his birth certificate was 11 Victoria Terrace, Garston, in the column "When and where born"

but in the column headed "Signature, description and residence of informant", it was written as 11 Victoria Terrace, Aigburth.


Initially, I could find no other family connection with the Aigburth address, so Victoria Terrace in Island Road, Garston seemed more likely. Indeed, in 1939, my Uncle Ron, Thomas Edward's brother, William Ronald, and his wife Letitia (Parry) were living at number 8 Island Road, directly opposite number 11 Victoria Terrace.
However, the 1914/15 electoral register for 11, Victoria Terrace, Aigburth has Richard Abbott, (Thomas Edward's father), registered there to vote. So Aigburth wins!

1939 Register.
7 Garfourth Close, Liverpool.

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Richard Abbott, born 16 January 1887, Crane Driver, Heavy Work.
Ethel M. Abbott, born 16 September 1891, Unpaid domestic duties.
Thomas E Abbott, born 27 January 1913, Dock labourer, Heavy work.
Ethel M. Abbott, Curtis, born 7 November 1920, Dress maker, gowns.
Irene Abbott, Traynor, born 27 June 1925, Filler, fancy leather goods.
NB: Ethel May Abbott (1920) married Eric T. Curtis (1919 to 1994), in 1941. Irene Abbott (1925) married William Traynor 1924 to 1990), in 1945.

Death.

Ethel May Abbott, (née Fitton), died in the first quarter of 1950. (Registration district, Liverpool South).