JANE SANBY 1870 - 1927

JANE SANBY married a man called Alfred NALL on 23rd July 1893 at St Georges Church Sheffield. (GRO Ref Volume9C Page 682 - September 1893).  Initially I thought that JANE was the eldest daughter of JOSEPH SANBY, my great grandfather's elder brother but the 1901 shows that JANE was unmarried at the age of 23 and still living at home with her parents in the Park Hill district of Sheffield. 

After reviewing the evidence on the web-site of Paul Flinders (see below) and re-examining the 1881 Census I am certain that that the JANE SANBY Paul refers to is my great great grandfather HENRY SANBY's daughter and NOT his niece. This would give her an age at marriage of 23 and not 16 as indicated on Paul's site. The date of birth for the first born November 15th 1893 gives the reason for the wedding on 23rd July 1893 at St Georges Church in Sheffield. This would mean that the date of birth in Paul's family tree for Jane should be 1870 and not 1877. Confirmation was finally received when I checked the GRO reference for JANE NALL's death. In GRO Ecclesall Bierlow Vol9c Page 566 for the March quarter of 1927 it states that JANE NALL was 57 years of age when she died. She was born in 1870. 

Nevertheless the NALL family tree has been extensively researched by Paul Flinders and so if you require more detailed data I suggest that you follow the link to Paul's website


I have adapted the above image from the Paul's site to show where JANE SANBY figures in the tree. Incidentally her husband ALFRED's great uncle Robert NALL (born 1810) murdered his wife Mary Ann Hall and was hung at York 16th April 1842 (Source: "A Most Un-English Crime" by M. Hartley.). Shades of my Lewis ancestors!!

ALFRED (born 29th October 1869 in Sheffield ) and JANE NALL (nee SANBY) had two children. As you will see from the narrative Joseph and Doris ended up marrying the son and daughter of the son of George (1855 - ) and Myna Emily JACKSON (1862 - 1949) - maiden name HATTERSLEY

JOSEPH NALL - the eldest child was born on 15th November 1893 (my dad's birthday) in Sheffield. Joseph married twice the first occasion being the 31st July 1919 at St Mary's Parish Church, Walkley, Sheffield to a MISS MAY DAVIDSON (born 4th December 1895 Sheffield). I do not know exactly why the first marriage ended but I can hazard a guess that it could be do with the premature death of MAY. On 17th April 1933 at the same church where he married May, he married SARAH JACKSON (born 16th February 1897) - the DAUGHTER of George (1855 - ) and Myna Emily JACKSON (1862 - 1949)

DORIS NALL was born on 10th September 1895 in Walkley Sheffield (the same district my Gran Rose lived in as a child). She married the SON of George (1855 - ) and Myna Emily JACKSON (1862 - 1949) - WILFRED JACKSON. The marriage took place on 20th April 1922 at Wadsley Parish Church Sheffield. WILF and DORIS had three daughters Joyce. Margaret and Eunice.

The 1911 UK Census has the following information

Personal Information
Name Alfred Nall
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Condition Married
Gender Male
Age 41 Estimated Year of Birth 1870
Employed Yes Working at Home No
Place of Birth Yorks Sheffield
Enumerator Information
Address 148 Cromwell St Sheffield Parish Ecclesall Town Sheffield
Type of Building Private House Number of Rooms 6 Rooms
Inhabited Yes
Reference RG14PN27703 RG78PN1587 RD509 SD1 ED3 SN44
Administrative County Yorkshire (West Riding) Registration District Ecclesall Bierlow Registration Sub District Ecclesall North Enumeration District 3

Living at the same address was his 41 year old wife JANE, his 17 year old son JOSEPH who was a printer's assistant, and 15 year old DORIS who was a dressmaker

In April 2009 I located the baptism records for JOSEPH and DORIS

 Nall, Joseph (of 176 Freedom Rd, born 1893-11-15).Baptised December 6, 1893, by Alfred.J. Parkes at St Marys Church, Walkley.
     Parents name(s) are Jane & Alfred (Machine Knife Maker).

Nall, Doris (of 176 Freedom Rd, born 1895-09-10). Baptised October 16, 1895, by Hugh N. Smith at St Marys Church, Walkley.
     Parents name(s) are Jane & Alfred (Machine Knife maker).


WILF who was born on 12th March 1894 in Wheel Lane Sheffield died at the age of 66 in Sheffield's Royal Hospital on New Year's Eve 1960 and was cremated four days later at the Crematorium on City Road Sheffield. DORIS incredibly lived to a day short of her 98th birthday (the SANBY constitution) but sadly died on 9th September 1993 at the Greystones Nursing Home, Maltby, Rotherham

Her mother JANE had died many years earlier on 26th February 1927 and her father ALFRED had died five years later on 8th October 1932 at the age of 62


HO107/2223/Enumeration District 1Z/Page 7/Schedule 23 14 Pear Street, Salford, Lancashire
Alfred NIELL,Head,M,36,J'yman,Derbyshire Darley Dale
Ann NIELL,Wife,M,36,Yorkshire Sheffield
Joseph NIELL,Son,8,Scholar,Yorkshire Sheffield
Mary NIELL,Dau,8,Scholar,Yorkshire Sheffield
Sarah Ann NIELL,Dau,5,Scholar,Lancashire Manchester
Rachel NIELL,Mother,72,Derbyshire Eckerton

Burial Record burial no: 23680 grave no: R 155 death date: 18 Nov 1881 burial date: 22 Nov 1881 name: Joseph Nall sex: age: 38 cause of death: description: Silversmith birthplace: residence: 7 Sidney Road parents: informant: minister: Thomas S. King burial type: unconsecrated

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