ROSE SANBY'S BROTHERS AND SISTERS

The photograph on the previous page reveals six children who I assume are my grandmother Rose's brothers and sisters but there is no actual confirmation that this is the case.

A 1891 Census Extract led me to the 1891 Census for the Nether Hallam registration district of Sheffield. My gran's family were living at 402 South Road, Walkley Sheffield (PRO Ref RG12/3798) 

SURNAME

FORENAME

Age

Rel Staus Occupation Place of Birth

County

SANBY Edwin (1856 - 34 Head Married Edge Tool Forger Sheffield Yorkshire
SANBY Mary (1859 -  32 Wife Married   Sheffield Yorkshire
SANBY Albert (1881 - 1949)  10 Son   Scholar Sheffield Yorkshire
SANBY Florence (1882  -  8 Dau   Scholar Sheffield Yorkshire
SANBY Beatrice (1884 - 6 Dau     Sheffield Yorkshire
SANBY Ada (1886 - 4 Dau     Sheffield Yorkshire
SANBY Edwin (1889 -  9 m Son     Sheffield Yorkshire

The 1891 information also ties in with the Enumerators Return for the 1901 Census although by this time the family were living at 48 Harold Street Walkley Sheffield

ALBERT's birth was registered in the December quarter of 1880 (PRO Sheffield Volume 9C Page 407)

ALBERT SANBY married a woman called ALICE MARSH. There is a record of a marriage that took place in the December quarter of 1910 between Albert Sanby and Alice Marsh  (PRO Ecclesall Bierlow Vol 9C Page 717)

The 1911 Cenus has the following information

Name Albert Sanby
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Condition Married Gender Male
Age 30 Estimated Year of Birth 1881
Occupation Steel Works Labourer
Employed Yes Working at Home No
Place of Birth Sheffield Yorkshire
Enumerator Information
Address 144 Bell Hagg Sheffield Parish Ecclesall Town Bell Hagg Road Sheffield
Type of Building Private House Number of Rooms 4 Rooms
Inhabited Yes
Reference RG14PN27701 RG78PN1587 RD509 SD1 ED1 SN187 Administrative County Yorkshire (West Riding)
Registration District Ecclesall Bierlow Registration Sub District Ecclesall North Enumeration District 1

Living with Albert was his twenty seven year old  year old wife ALICE and his twenty year old brother EDWIN who was also a Steel Works Labourer. Ther were no children

In the Burgess Rolls (Register of Electors) for the Rivelin Polling District Spring 1921 there is an entry for  Albert and Alice SANBY who were entered as living at 144 Bell Hagg Road in the Walkley district of Sheffield. Sadly ALICE died soon after the entry was made at the relatively early age of 37 on 24th April 1921. She is buried in the grave of her in-laws EDWIN and MARY SANBY in St Mary's Cemetery Walkley Sheffield. There is a birth in the registers for an ALICE MARSH in the March quarter of 1884 (PRO Ecclesall Bierlow Vol 9C Page 320) but at the moment I have no way of proving that this is the same person as Albert married.

There was also an ALICE OLDAM (nee SANBY) who lived at 144 Bellhagg Road, Walkley, Sheffield and later moved to 65 Marchwood Road, Stannington, Sheffield. She is almost definitely the daughter of Albert and Alice. (is she named after her mother?) In the photograph taken below, the front is inscribed "with love from Alice" and on the reverse it states "to Aunt Rose with love" 

An entry in Kelly's Directory of Sheffield and Rotherham 1972 gives Alice's husbands name as EDWIN OLDHAM. Albert and Alice also had another daughter ELSIE who died whilst still a baby in 1916

1911 Census Record
Personal Information
Name Florence Richardson
Relationship to Head of Household Wife
Condition / Years Married Married / 2 Years
Total Children Born Alive 1
Children Still Living 1
Gender Female
Age 28 Estimated Year of Birth 1883
Employed No
Working at Home No
Place of Birth Yorks Sheffield
Enumerator Information Address 48 Steadfast St Sheffield Parish Sheffield Town Sheffield Type of Building Private House Number of Rooms 4 Rooms Inhabited Y
Reference RG14PN27996 RG78PN1600 RD510 SD7 ED8 SN128 Administrative County Yorkshire (West Riding) Registration District Sheffield Registration Sub District Attercliffe Enumeration District 8

A Notice of her Death in the Sheffield Star stated that 

"Peacefully at home on April 13th Florence aged 87 of 42 Steadfast Street, the beloved wife of William, loving mother of Albert and Vesta and a dear Grandma and Great-Grandma. Service and interment Tinsley Park Cemetery on Friday April 17th at 12.15 p.m."

The burial record states

"RICHARDSON Florence 17 Apr 1970 87 housewife 42 Steadfast St Sheffield 8A2738gp

The year was 1970 and so this confirms the year of birth as 1882 and so would have been an elder sister of my grandmother by eleven years. William ("Bill") incidentally died two years later on October 23rd 1972 and was cremated four days later on 27th October 1972   

The notice in the local paper stated

"RICHARDSON - in hospital October 23rd aged 84 years of 7 Willington Road (late Steadfast Street) beloved husband of the late Florence, loving father of Albert and Vesta, loving Grandad of Donald and Leia and a darling great grandad. Service and cremation at City Road on Friday Oct 27th at 11.15 a.m. Flowers to and mourners meet B&C Suffolk Road " 

The only other information I have to date is that in 1901 Florence was employed as a Sweet Machine Worker. 

An entry in Kelly's Directory of Sheffield and Rotherham 1972  gives Albert and Vesta's address as 17 Follett Road Shiregreen Sheffield

The striking feature of this information I have found for FLORENCE is that she lived in 42 Steadfast Street Attercliffe from possibly 1908 and definitely 1911 until her death in 1970, a total of 60 years. As the notice of her death states she rather fittingly died at home

Steadfast Street Attercliffe circa 1965

With regard to her family Beatrice married a man called GEORGE MOSS. I know very little about George beyond the fact that he and Beatrice had two children PEGGY and GEORGE (named after his father).

The 1911 Census gives the following information

Name Beatrice Moss
Relationship to Head of Household Wife
Condition / Years Married Married / 5 Years
Gender Female
Age 26 Estimated Year of Birth 1885
Employed No Working at Home No
Place of Birth Bramwall Square Bierlow Yorks
Enumerator Information Address 117 Stevenson Road Attercliffe Sheffield Parish Sheffield Town Attercliffe Sheffield Type of Building Private House Number of Rooms 4 Rooms Inhabited Y
Reference RG14PN28001 RG78PN1600 RD510 SD7 ED13 SN142 Administrative County Yorkshire (West Riding) Registration District Sheffield Registration Sub District Attercliffe Enumeration District 13

Peggy had not been born yet but their son GEORGE had. He was just 10 months old. And sadly there is mention of a daughter JESSE who is 2 years old but next to her name is the word in capital letters "DEAD"

On Friday February 5th 1971 there appeared the following death notice in the Sheffield Star

MOSS - Peacefully in hospital on February 3rd (Wednesday) George aged 60 of 224 Elm Lane dearly loved husband of Hester, loving father of Pat and son-in-law Walt, dear grandad of Martin and Georgina and brother of Peggy received into St Patrick's R C Church Feb 8 at 7.00p.m. Requiem Mass on Tuesday 9th at 9.15 a.m Interment at Shiregreen Cemetery at 10.00 a.m.

For a number of years I thought that this was the only photograph I'd got of GEORGE and HESTER MOSS. But in February 2008 I was contacted by a descendent of George and Hester who confirmed that a previously unidentified wedding photograph I had posted to another page was in fact the wedding of GEORGE and HESTER. The only information I had was on the reverse side of the photograph - a date 15th April 1933. The only other indication on the photograph is that it was taken outside the "Guild Room" which seems to point to the fact that the photo was taken at the Reception rather that at the Church. The descendent confirmed that this was the date of George and Hester's wedding. The lady to the right of the bride Hester, sat on the end,  is ROSE GILLOWAY  who was Hester's mother.  As it is a wedding photograph, it is safe to assume that it is George's mother BEATRICE who is sat on the left. (The likeness between Beatrice and my gran Rose is remarkable)


The other interesting fact to emerge from the death notice is that George's funeral was a Roman Catholic one and this is the only one I've come across in the family to date although it is likely that there will be more. I was also informed that Beatrice's son GEORGE who incidentally was born on 27th May 1910 in Attercliffe, Sheffield (PRO Ref Sheffield Volume 9C page 714) lived with his parents Beatrice and George at  117 Stevenson Road Attercliffe Sheffield. His father also called George Moss is listed as a Carter. George showed great promise playing piano and at the age of 12/13 had passed all his exams from the Victoria College of London, thus allowing him to teach music  He started to teach piano to Hester Gilloway who lived a few doors down at 111 Stevenson Road, and as a result a relationship developed that led to the above mentioned marriage at the Church of Emmanuel in Attercliffe Sheffield. The service was conducted by the vicar P.H.S. Rains  and witnessed by Frank Billington and Kate Gilloway (Hesters sister). Kate was a bridesmaid and is on the wedding photograph.

The same descendent who supplied me with details of the photograph also stated

"It was Hester that had Catholic faith and I think that over time she converted George.  That faith was also passed onto to their daughter Patricia, who went on to marry Walter Moore, also a Catholic, they married at St Patrick's, RC Church at Sheffield Lane Top. All four,  George, Hester, Patricia, and Walter  are buried together in Shiregreen, Cemetery (Sheffield)"

In March 2008 some further information came to light. GEORGE and BEATRICE had another daughter JESSIE who sadly died at the age of just two. The Burial Records for City Road Cemetery in Sheffield give the following details

MOSS, George (Cab Driver, age 42).
Died at Ecclesall Workhouse; Buried on March 8, 1902 in Consecrated ground; 
Grave Number 9193, Section T of City Road Cemetery, Sheffield.

MOSS, Jessie (daughter of George, age 2).
Died at 117 Stevenson St; Buried on February 6, 1909 in Consecrated ground; 
Grave Number 9193, Section T of City Road Cemetery, Sheffield.
Parent Name if Available: George Moss.

WALKER, Christina Elizabeth (Spinster, age 39).
Died at Ecclesall Union; Buried on October 31, 1908 in Consecrated ground; 
Grave Number 9193, Section T of City Road Cemetery, Sheffield.

At the moment it looks as though the GEORGE MOSS mentioned in the burial records is JESSIE'S grandfather. I have no indication of who CHRISTINA WALKER is.  

The only other information I have to add is that in 1901 Beatrice was employed as a File Cutter

The 1911 census lists two daughters ALICE age 2 and ADA age 10 months I know of three other children from the marriage

Births Mar 1914
SPYE Arthur Sanby Ecclesall B. 9c 806

Births Sep 1916
SPYE Rose Sanby Ecclesall B. 9c 671
Births Mar 1919
SPYE Nellie Sanby Ecclesall B. 9c 512

Marriages Jun 1942 SPYE Rose Verhamme Sheffield 9c 1212
Marriages Jun 1944 SPYE Nellie Gow Sheffield 9c 901

The 1911 Census has the following information

Name Ada Spye
Relationship to Head of Household Wife
Condition / Years Married Married / 3 Years
Total Children Born Alive 2 Children Still Living 2
Gender Female Age 24 Estimated Year of Birth 1887
Employed No Working at Home No
Place of Birth Yorkshire Sheffield
Enumerator Information
Address 67 Penistone Road Sheffield Parish Ecclesall Town Sheffield Type of Building Private House Number of Rooms 2 Rooms
Inhabited Yes Reference RG14PN27718 RG78PN1587 RD509 SD1 ED18 SN297 Administrative County Yorkshire (West Riding)
Registration District Ecclesall Bierlow Registration Sub District Ecclesall North Enumeration District 18

ADA died just over two years after her sister Beatrice on Saturday October 22nd 1977 and was buried on the following Thursday, October 25th 1977  

SANBY - On September 20 at the Royal Hospital EDWIN aged 63, 51 Marston Road, Crookes beloved husband of Mary. Interment Crookes 3 o'clock Thursday Rest after pain patiently borne

This would make Edwin Rose's elder brother by about four years as he was born 1889. There is also a postscript to this. In the acknowledgements section of the Sheffield Star newspaper "Mrs SANBY wishes to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for their kindness and floral tributes, also doctors and nurses of the Royal Hospital (Wilkinson Ward) also S.C.C.E in her sad bereavement"

The Burial Registers for Crookes Cemetery record the following

13653    6748    SANBY EDWIN     Tramway Employee Age 63 Died Royal Hospital Date of Burial 25th September 1952 Section KK  No 6441 Conc Ground Ceremony performed by W Sawle

MARY looks as though she remarried soon after Edwin's death - the following notice refers to her as being the wife of THOMAS BENNETT. Sadly though MARY died in tragic circumstances. The Sheffield Star reported

WITNESSES SOUGHT

Sheffield Police are anxious for any person to come forward who saw an accident at 5.00p.m.  yesterday at the junction of Leopold Street and Church Street in which Mrs Mary Bennett aged 60 of 51, Marston Road, Crookes Sheffield was knocked down by British Railways mechanical "horse". Mrs. Bennett died in the Royal Hospital.

In a subsequent death notice BENNETT - On Jan 27 in accident Mary Emma (nee Womack) aged 62 years of 51 Marston Road dearly beloved wife of Thomas Bennett. Interment Crookes Cemetery Monday at 12.30. Re-united with her loved ones  

There is an entry in the Registers for the birth of a MARY EMMA WOMACK in the December quarter of 1893 (PRO Ref Wortley Volume 9C page 351). This would have meant that at the accident occurred on Thursday, January 27th 1955.

The Burial Registers for Crookes Cemetery record the following

14547 13099 MARY EMMA BENNETT Wife of Thomas Age 62 Died Leopold Street Date of Burial 31st January 1955 Section KK  No 6441 Conc Ground Ceremony performed by Redfern,

She is buried with her first husband EDWIN.

The one remarkable fact about my Gran and her sisters is their longetivity. Rose was 94 when she died whilst her eldest sister Florence was 87. Beat was 91 and Ada was just two days short of her 91st birthday. For four sisters to live as long as they did says quite a bit for the Sanby constitution. 

I have also posted a page on the Sanby Family in Sheffield in 1881. I have excluded one family on the grounds that they were not born in Sheffield but all the others in the Census MAY have a strong family link. 

For further information on the Sanby section of the site please click here

As a footnote I believe that quite a few of my ancestors may be buried in St Mary's Cemetery. St Mary's is one of three cemeteries on the hillside between Rivelin Valley Road and Bole Hill Road. On the lower slopes there is St Michael's Roman Catholic Cemetery. Above that is St Mary's cemetery which is the cemetery for St Mary's, Walkley (C of E). St Mary's cemetery is now closed and in many places quite overgrown. There is still an occasional burial but that is in existing family plots only.

My great grandparents EDWIN AND MARY SANBY, are buried in St Mary's Cemetery. The inscription on the headstone reads

In Loving memory of
Mary Elizabeth
    the beloved wife of Edwin Sanby
who died Feb 28th 1904 in her 46th year
        Also of Edwin Sanby
  the beloved husband of the above
 who died Feb 6th 1910 in his 54th year
            Gone but not forgotten
    Also of Alice the beloved wife of
       Albert Sanby
    and daughter in law of the above
   died Apr 24th 1921 aged 37 years

The burial entry for Mary Elizabeth states that she was buried on Friday 4th March 1904 and that her address at the time of her death was 166 Hoole Street Walkley Sheffield. The grave reference is G1153 

There is also a page of photographs featuring people who I believe may be members of the SANBY family. I have added all the information I have relating to the photographs and hope that someday I may be able to add some more 

Notes

Burial record

GILLOWAY, Rose (102 Southey Hall Road Widow, age 80).     Died at Northern General Hosp; Buried on October 3, 1971 in Consecrated ground; Grave Number 58, Section S2 of Burngreave Cemetery, Sheffield.

Births registered June 1916 qtr Sanby Elsie Mother maiden name Marsh Ecclesall Bierlow Vol 9c Page720

Deaths registered June 1916 qtr Sanby Elsie 0 Ecclesall Bierlow. Volume 9c Page 365
 

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