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I am looking for information on Joseph Sellers and Mary Jane Cartledge, they lived in Sheffield, Joseph was a spring cutler and a foreman at Joseph Rogers, he died in 1908 from diabetes, I have been told that he was a gifted athlete and won a lot of trophies, does anyone have any information of Joseph and his parents John and Elizabeth, I think they lived at Harvey Clough Road for a while, and also Marshall Rd Sheffield. Mary Jane was the daughter of Uriah, I have been unable to find a birth certificate for Joseph. Does anyone have any ideas how I can find information about Joseph and Mary Jane, Joseph was born in 1862 and died in 1908. Were there local papers around the Wortley, Bradfield and Sheffield areas and how could I search them as I am in Australia. Some ideas on how to go forward from here would be appreciated. I am on Ancestry.
Hi Helen, There is a baptism at the United Methodist church on Surrey Street for John Joseph Sellars 20 September 1863 father John Mother Eleanor (Smith), He was born 4th Quarter 1862. could be your Joseph and explain why you could not find it. Will send you an email. regards Barry
Dunno if you know this,,,
Joe Sellers and Mary Jane Cartledge married on July 1st 1888 in Sheffield St Pauls Norton Lees,
A spinster aged 23 and Bachelor aged 26,grooms father was John Sellers, brides father was Uriah Cartledge.
Joe Sellers may have been born in Wakefield Union 1862, mothers maiden name is Whiteman GRO 9C 33. Wakefield Union was a workhouse.
I don't find his death in 1908 at the GRO.
I *think* Joe's parents married in 1865 in Bradfield (Elizabeth's maiden name was HAYWOOD). John SELLERS may not be his father.
This looks the most likely birth:
HAYWOOD, JOE (no mother's maiden name listed)
GRO Reference: 1861 Sep Quarter in WORTLEY AND PENISTONE Volume 09C Page 187
1881 census - Harvey Clough Road, Norton, Derbyshire.
John Sellars, head, 40yrs, Spring knife cutler, born Leeds, Yks.
Elizabeth Sellars, wife, 40yrs, born Wadsley, Yks.
Jos'h Sellars, son, Spring knife cutler, born Wadsley, Yks.
Margaret Sellars, dau, 17yrs, born Sheffield.
Wadsley is a suburb of Sheffield.
Norton is also a suburb of Sheffield, but, was originally just over the
border in Derbyshire.
1871 census - Town Head, Ecclesfield, Wortley, Yks.
John Sellers, head, 30yrs, Cutler, born Bradford, Yks.
Elizabeth Sellers, wife, 30yrs, born Wadsley, Yks.
Joe Sellers, son, 9yrs, born Wadsley, Yks.
Mary Jane Cartledge, baptised 17 Aug 1865, St. James, Norton.
Parents - Uriah and Mary of Bole Hill, grinder.
1871 census - Derbyshire Lane, Norton, Dby.
Uriah Cartledge, head, 31yrs, Scythe grinder, born Hawthorpe, Dby.
Mary Cartledge, wife, 32yrs, born Ridgeway, Eckington, Dby.
Children are: Lucy Sophia 9, William Hy. 7, Mary J. 5, Ellen 3 and Ann E. 1yr.
All born Norton.
In 1881 the family are at Mundella Place, Derbyshire Lane, Norton.
Uriah is down as being born in Masbro, Deby.
There are more children - Florence 9, Alice 5, Emelia 3 and Walter 3months.
Also Jane Ann Cartledge, sister-in-law, widow, 28yrs, born Grenoside, Yks.
Rose Ann Cartledge, 3yrs, niece, born Norton.
By 1891 the family are living at £0 Rufford Road, Sheffield.
St. James, Norton, Marriage, 8 April 1860.
Uriah Cartledge, 21, Widower, Scythe grinder of Bole Hill, father - William Cartledge,
Mary Butterley, 21, Spin, of Bole Hill, father - Richard Butterley, Sickle manufacturer.
A few weeks after Joe died there was a benefit concert in Woodseats for Mary Jane and her 5 children. A newspaper report describes Joe as "an old-time cricketer and footballer" and says that he used to play for Lockwood Brothers.
Incidentally, John SELLARS, cutler, of Wadsley was fined twice in the 1860s for poaching.
thank Barry, I will look forward to the email.
Thanks Terry, I will order the birth certificate and see if I get any more information.
I would opt for a pdf from the GRO, £6.00 and 5 days if you didn't know already.