Edward and Ann née Lee (formerly Aldous) and the career of Edward Jackson - my great grandparents
|Times 8.2.1889 referring to previous day||Times 9.2.1889 referring to previous day||Times 16.2.1889 referring to previous day|
|Manchester Times 9th February 1889|
Edward was awarded his second class certificate of competency at Hoyland Silkstone mine on 16th May 1888. By 18th January 1889, he was under-manager at the Hyde Colliery in Cheshire, and Joseph Goodwin was the manager. Edward was present and apparently underground in a different part of the mine at the time of a terrible explosion, which killed 23 people. He was living at Woodend Lane, Hyde at the time. He gave evidence at the inquest of the dead, held at Hyde Town Hall, on 7th and 8th February 1889, and was again recalled on 15th February. In aid of the disaster, a football match was held between Ardwick and Newton Heath (the present day Manchester City and Manchester United) which was the first floodlit Manchester Derby match. The match was held on 26th February 1889, at Belle Vue Athletic Ground, attended by 10,000 people and Newton Heath won 3-2. For more details about Hyde Colliery and the explosion see here, here and here. By the 1st March 1890 he was clearly living with his future wife as my grandfather Harry Jackson was born at Wood End Lane. His ‘wife’ was Ann Aldous née Lee from Holmfirth in Yorkshire. See Below. At the 1891 Census, Edward, Ann and Harry were living just around the corner at 71 Great Norbury Street. In 1892 their daughter Annie was born, they were living at 20 Higher Henry Street (again just around the corner.) Both children were baptised in the nearby St George’s Hyde church. See below for details of the children.
Ann Lee was born on 8 Feb 1848 at Upper Mill, Upperthong, near Holmfirth, Yorkshire. Her parents were John Lee, a cordwainer, and Mary Cook. She grew up in Holmfirth and Glossop, Derbyshire. She married her first husband, the Suffolk born William Aldous on 8th July 1866 at St Michael's, Ashton-under-Lyne, and had a son Fred and a daughter Sarah (‘Sadie’), who were born in1873 and 1877. The Aldous family were clearly in Yorkshire at Penistone in 1877, and Worsborough at the 1881 Census. It is not known what happened to William as there is no death registration for him. By 1891 William was not around and Ann was living with Edward Jackson as his wife at 71 Great Norbury Street, Hyde. She was 12 years older than Edward, though had clearly modified her age downwards as her age was reduced when with Edward in Censuses. Now Edward and Ann didn't get married until the 30th May 1896 at Christchurch, Macclesfield. The marriage was by banns and the residence of both was given as Richmond Hill, which is very near to where Edward’s grandfather Edward Jackson used to live at 92 Windmill Street. However after examining the following, it seems very unlikely that they ever lived in Macclesfield. Perhaps they married out of the way of any scandal so that people did not know they were not married. Why they did not marry before is not clear. William was later referred to as deceased.
|1892||71 Great Norbury Street, Hyde||71 Great Norbury Street and property in Woodend Lane|
|1894-6||20 Higher Henry Street, Hyde||20 Higher Henry Street|
|1897||33 Perrin Street, Hyde||33 Perrin Street, and 20 Higher Henry Street|
|1898||Perrin Street, Hyde||16, 18 & 20 Higher Henry Street|
Perrin Street is very close to the other Streets mentioned. Note Edward was recorded as under-manager still at Hyde Lane Colliery in 1896 to Abraham Elce. For some pictures of Hyde houses and Church and the area see here.
Edward was awarded his first class certificate of competency at Manchester on 12th January 1895. He had been made a mine manager in Breightmet Colliery near Bolton by 1899. Further Electoral registers show
|1899||25 Oakenbottom Road, Brightmet, near Bolton||16, 18 and 20 Higher Henry Street|
|1900||25 Oakenbottom Road, Brightmet, near Bolton||16, 18 and 20 Higher Henry Street|
Fernhill, 1 Lingard Lane, Bredbury
Just along the road from where Richard Bond Cocks lived at Moorfield Hous, Lingard Lane
Gateposts confirm this is the right house
The People mentioned
Mrs & Miss Jackson - widow Ann Jackson and daughter Annie
Mr & Mrs Jackson - son Harry and daughter in law Mary Bond Jackson
Mrs Hammerton was presumably Sadie Hammerton nee Aldous, his step-daughter. Mr & Mrs Andrews. Mrs Andrews was Edward's sister Martha
Mr & Mrs Williams - Mrs Williams was Edward’s sister Dinah. Mr R E Williams was Dinah’s brother in law
Geo W Jackson was Edwards nephew, son of brother Isaac. George W Goddard I think is Edward’s cousin, son of James Goddard and Martha
Walter Goddard was Geo W Goddard’s brother. Walter Jackson was Edward’s nephew, son of Isaac. Miss Haigh could be Sally or Mary, nieces of Ann Jackson, daughters of her sister Emma. Miss Alice Hoyland was Ann’s niece, daughter of her sister Martha. Miss Hampshire is unknown. Mr Noah Swindells was Annie’s husband to be (He is described as junior as he was living with an older cousin called Noah Swindells). Mr Wardle - it is tempting without any evidence to think this could be Annie's second husband!
Of the bearers E Cocks would likely to be Ernest Cocks, Mary Bond Jackson’s brother. He lived at Bredbury and would have worked under Edward.
Sadie and Joe Hammerton, Sadie was Edward’s step-daughter, née Aldous.
Noah and his cousin of the same name.
Fred Aldous, born in March quarter 1873 in Glossop, Derbyshire, married Alice Ann Hampson on 27th December 1902 at St James Breightmet, though she died in December quarter 1919 in Bolton. They had no children and he died
Sarah 'Sadie' Aldous was born in September quarter 1877 in Penistone, Yorkshire married twice as above and died in July quarter 1957 in Ealing district
Edward Jackson and Ann had these children: -
Harry Jackson, my grandfather, was born on 1st March 1890 at Wood End Lane, Hyde, Cheshire. He married Mary Bond Cocks in September quarter 1913 at Salford Registry office. See here. Harry died on 1st April 1953 at Chertsey, Surrey.
Annie 'Cissy' Jackson was born on 22nd July 1892 at 20 Higher Henry Street, Hyde, Cheshire. She married twice (see here). She died on 25th August 1977 at Chichester
Bredbury Colliery can be seen with Fernhill House (where Edward and Ann and family lived) with Moorfield House where Richard Bond Cocks and family lived.
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