JOSEPH SANBY(1853-1910) and JANE SANBY (1856-1923)

The 1881 Census gave the following information on JOSEPH SANBY who is one my great grandfather EDWIN SANBY's older brothers and the second eldest son of HENRY and AGNES SANBY

Dwelling: 47 Jenkinson St Census Place: Nether Hallam, York, England
Source: FHL Film 1342116 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4623 Folio 42 Page 21
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Joseph GILL M 58 M Sheffield, York, England
Rel: Head - Occ: Pen Blade Grinder Cutler
Per IGI INDEX 456520- birth 10th April 1822 - christened 9th June 1822 Cathedral St Peter, Sheffield
Parents Joshua and Ellen GILL
Mary A. GILL M 56 F Oughtibridge, York, England
Rel: Wife
Florence GILL 18 F Sheffield, York, England
Rel: Daughter - Occ: Cigar Maker Tobacct
Mary A. GILL 14 F Sheffield, York, England
Rel: Daughter

Joseph SANBY M 27 M Sheffield, York, England
Rel: Boarder ((Lodger)) (1853 -
Occ: Edge Tool Forger
Jane SANBY M 24 F Sheffield, York, England (Maiden name GILL)
Rel: Boarder (Wife) (1856 -
Jane SANBY 3 F Sheffield, York, England
Rel: Boarder (Daughter 1877 - 1927)
Henry SANBY 2 M Sheffield, York, England
Rel: Boarder (Son 1879 - )

JOSEPH and JANE SANBY were married in the registration district of Ecclesall Bierlow in the June quarter of 1876 (GRO Ref vol9c page 315) and five years later were living with Jane's parents, Joseph and Mary Gill.

Ten years later in 1891 the family had grown with Jane's mother MARY living with them. The family had moved to 

41 BRADLEY STREET, CROOKES, SHEFFIELD (Ed31 Folio 106 Piece 3798)

Surname

Forename

Age

Rel

Status Occupation Born
SANBY  Joseph (1853-1910) 37 Head Mar Edge Tool Forger Sheffield Yorkshire
SANBY Jane (1856 -  34 Wife Mar - Sheffield Yorkshire
SANBY Jane (1877- 13 Daughter - Scholar Sheffield Yorkshire
SANBY Henry (1878 -  12 Son - Scholar Sheffield Yorkshire
SANBY Joseph (1881 -  9 Son - Scholar Sheffield Yorkshire
SANBY George (1885 -  5 Son - - Sheffield Yorkshire
SANBY Minnie (1887 - 3 Daughter - - Sheffield Yorkshire
GILL Mary A (1824-1892) 67 Mother In Law - - Sheffield Yorkshire

Minnie's birth was registered in the December quarter of 1887 (Ecclesall Bierlow Vol 9C page 317)

The indications show that Jane's mother and Joseph's mother-in-law MARY ANN GILL died in the December quarter of 1892 at the age of 69 Ecclesall Bierlow Vol 9C page 228).

The next Census taken in 1901 shows that the family had grown with the addition of NELLIE in 1894 and had also moved to 

Dwelling: 7, Court 21 Lord Street Census Place: Park District of Sheffield England Source: PRO Ref RG13 Piece 4371 Page 34

Name Relation Status Age Occupation Born
Joseph Sanby Head Married 47 Edge Tool Forger Sheffield Yorkshire
Jane Sanby Wife Married 45   Sheffield Yorkshire
Jane Sanby Daughter Single 23 Machinist - Shirt Maker Sheffield Yorkshire
Henry Sanby Son Single 22 Edge Tool Forger Sheffield Yorkshire
Joseph Sanby Son Single 19 Edge Tool Striker Sheffield Yorkshire
George Sanby Son Single 15 Wood Turner Sheffield Yorkshire
Minnie Sanby Daughter Single 13   Sheffield Yorkshire
Nellie Sanby Daughter Single 6   Sheffield Yorkshire

Nellie was born in September 1894 quarter - Ecclesall Bierlow Volume 9C Page 353

All the details tie in with the previous 1881 and 1891 Census with one exception. The head of the household JOSEPH is marked on the Census as WALTER. This mirrors what happened to my great grandfather EDWIN (Joseph's brother) who is marked down on the 1901 Census as GEORGE. Walter incidentally is the name of  one of his brother Frederick sons. Quite why this has occurred is open to speculation but the most likeliest explanation is that both Joseph and Edwin each named one of their sons after themselves and so they may have "adopted" the Christian names of other male family members to lessen confusion. The other possibility and one that must be considered is that the family may have experienced a downturn in fortunes and were avoiding creditors and the like. Certainly the family had moved into a poor working class area of Sheffield. Lord Street in the Park district was a collection of back to back properties and tenements not at all like their previous address in Crookes. I have been unable to obtain a photo of Lord Street itself but the one shown below of nearby Duke Street shows the type of housing working class families had to endure at the turn of the twentieth century

In November 2007 when I located Joseph's burial record, I came across the following entry in the burial registers for City Road Cemetery in Sheffield

Sanby, Walter (Child, age 2).
Died at 21ct 7 Lord St; Buried on July 24, 1899 in Consecrated ground;
Grave Number 14615, Section Y of City Road Cemetery, Sheffield.
 

I cannot be sure at the moment who the parents of Walter are, I will need to see the birth certificate. What I can state is that Walter died in the same house as the Sanbys were living in 1901.

Joseph died at the age of 56 in the June quarter of 1910 (GRO Ref: Volume 9C Page 320 Sheffield). His death certificate states that he died on 8th April 1910 at 48 Bray Street, Darnall, Sheffield and that the cause of death was Cardiac Disease. The informant was his eldest daughter JANE who was present at his death. At sometime after 1901 she must have married a man named DAWSON. Her home address was given as 34 Bray Street. 

Joseph was buried four days later at City Road Cemetery in Sheffield. The curious fact about this is that there are already two infants buried there previously. The full details of the grave are as follows

Wilson, Charlotte (Child, age 3mo).
Died at 7ct 5 Sussex St; Buried on December 3, 1890 in Consecrated ground; Grave Number 14630, Section Y of City Road Cemetery, Sheffield.
Gillott, Harry (Child, age 3 mo).
Died at 5ct Franklin St; Buried on July 22, 1899 in Consecrated ground; Grave Number 14630, Section Y of City Road Cemetery, Sheffield.
Sanby, Joseph (Edge Tool Forger, age 56).
Died at 48 Bray St; Buried on April 12, 1910 in Consecrated ground; Grave Number 14630, Section Y of City Road Cemetery, Sheffield.

The reason for this multiple occupancy is unknown. In July 2011 I went to locate Joseph's grave and as I suspected there was no gravestone or memorial. Like many other working class people in Sheffield he was buriedin an unmarked grave as they could not afford the cost of a memorial stone. Joseph's grave is on the right of the path between the trees

His younger daughter MINNIE SANBY married a CHARLES T JEFFCOCK - HOBSON in the December quarter of 1912 (GRO Ref: Volume 9C Page 1318 Sheffield).

His youngest daughter NELLIE SANBY married a ERNEST J HOBSON in the September quarter of 1912 GRO Ref: Volume 9C Page 1318 Sheffield)

His wife JANE SANBY is buried in a different grave in the same cemetery

Sanby, Jane (widow, age 66). Died at 22 Eden St; Buried on September 20, 1923 in Consecrated ground;
Grave Number 9043, Section T of City Road Cemetery, Sheffield.

In the same grave are the following

Career, Sarah (Widow, age 71).Died at Ecclesall Workhouse; Buried on January 2, 1891 in Consecrated ground;
Grave Number 9043, Section T of City Road Cemetery, Sheffield.
Dawson, Jane (wife of Joe, age 40). Died at 22 Eden St; Buried on May 17, 1919 in Consecrated ground;
Grave Number 9043, Section T of City Road Cemetery, Sheffield.
Dawson, Joe (Labourer, age 64). Died at 246 St Philips Rd; Buried on April 9, 1943 in Consecrated ground;
Grave Number 9043, Section T of City Road Cemetery, Sheffield.
Dodson, William (Spring K. Cutler, age 42).Died at Fir Vale U Hospital; Buried on May 6, 1905 in Consecrated ground;
Grave Number 9043, Section T of City Road Cemetery, Sheffield.
Samby, Henry (Labourer, age 65).Died at City General Hospital; Buried on March 21, 1944 in Consecrated ground;
Grave Number 9043, Section T of City Road Cemetery, Sheffield.

Again quite why Sarah Career and William Dodson are buried there I do not know. But Jane Dawson the daughter of Joseph and Jane Sanby does seem to have died at a relatively young age.

Jane is not buried with her husband Joseph. But like Joseph her grave is unmarked

 

NOTES

JEFFCOCK-HOBSON

34 St John Road Sheffield, Yorkshire in 1891. at a The family should be Henry (head), Martha, Elizabeth, Joseph, Alfred, Florence and Charles.

The reference is:
Piece RG12/3826 Sheffield - West Riding Yorkshire Folio: 35, Page 63,  Schedule 406.

Henry Jeffcock Hobson, head, M, 43, Coal Miner, born Sheffield
Hannah Jeffcock Hobson, wife, M, 33, born Sheffield
Elizabeth Ann Hobson, dau, 14, born Sheffield
Joseph Henry Hobson, son, 12, Scholar, born  Sheffield
Alfred T. Hobson, son, 7, Scholar, born Sheffield
Florence Hobson, dau, 5, Scholar, born Sheffield
Charles Thomas Hobson, son, 2, born Sheffield

Marriage entry for Henry Jeffcock Hobson - the son of HAYNES and ANN HOBSON both born in  Sheffield South Yorkshire West Riding of Yorkshire circa 1820

BRADDER, Martha Clay 1875 March Marriages Sheffield South Yorkshire West Riding of Yorkshire - HOBSON, Henry Jeffcock 1875 March Marriages Sheffield South Yorkshire West Riding of Yorkshire
 

Births Jun 1897 Sanby Walter Sheffield 9c 539 Deaths Sep 1899 Sanby Walter 2 Sheffield 9c 362

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