These following details are taken from the 1901 Census for the Eccliastical Parish of St Thomas, Crookes in Sheffield 

Census Place: Nether Hallam, York, England
PRO Ref RG13 Piece 4339 Folio 36 Page 7 - SPRING HILL


Name Relation Age Occupation Where Born
13 GIBSON George Head 54 Incorporated Accountant (SE) Stokesley, Yorkshire
  GIBSON Sarah Hannah Wife 46   Sheffield, Yorkshire
  HOCKLEY Agnes Servant 20 General Servant (Domestic) Sheffield, Yorkshire
15 ASH Joseph Head 53 Cutlery Manufacturer Sheffield, Yorkshire
  ASH Sarah Elizabeth Wife 51   Sheffield, Yorkshire
  ASH Joseph Son 20 Cutlery Manager Sheffield, Yorkshire
  ASH Mary Ellen Dau 18   Sheffield, Yorkshire
  ASH Sarah Elizabeth Dau 15   Sheffield, Yorkshire
  ASH Wm Henry Son 9   Sheffield, Yorkshire
17 SEAGER Samuel Head 48 Incorporated Accountant (Emp) Barnstaple, Devonshire
  SEAGER Mary Ellen Wife 46   Barnstaple, Devonshire
  SEAGER Eveline Alice Dau 21 Formal College Student Sheffield, Yorkshire
  SEAGER Francis Percy Son  20 Electrical Engineer Sheffield, Yorkshire
  SEAGER John Eric Son 8   Sheffield, Yorkshire
  MAIDMONT - FOSTER Louis Visitor 18 School Teacher (Elementary) Sheffield, Yorkshire
  FIELDING Henrietta Servant 18 General Servant (Domestic) Sheffield, Yorkshire
19 LISTER Hugh Norton Head 42 Builder-Steeplejack (manager)  Sheffield, Yorkshire
  LISTER Annie Maud Wife 34   Sheffield, Yorkshire
  LISTER Hugh Norton Son 10   Sheffield, Yorkshire
  LISTER John Stevenson Son 8   Sheffield, Yorkshire
  LISTER Gertrude Maud Dau 6   Sheffield, Yorkshire
21 GIBBINS Thomas Henry Head 49 Managing Executor (Gen Cutlery) Handsworth, Yorkshire
  GIBBINS Lily Wife 41   Sheffield, Yorkshire
  GIBBINS T.H. Maunday Son 3   Sheffield, Yorkshire
  GIBBINS Lilian Norah Dau 2   Sheffield, Yorkshire
  BARTON Sarah Ellen Servant 16 Domestic Servant Sheffield, Yorkshire

Census Place: Nether Hallam, York, England
PRO Ref RG13 Piece 4339 Folio 36 Page 8 - SPRING HILL


Name Relation Age Occupation Where Born
23 GILL Ann Elizabeth Head 73 Boarding House Keeper Boston Lincolnshire
  CHALLINOR John Boarder 25   Tunstall Staffs
  COOPER Florence Boarder 40   Sheffield, Yorkshire
31 MELLOR Herbert Head 32 Mark Maker and Cutter (Steel) Sheffield, Yorkshire
  MELLOR Nellie Wife 26   Sheffield, Yorkshire
  MELLOR Dorothy May Dau 3   Sheffield, Yorkshire
  MELLOR Majorie Dau 3mths   Sheffield, Yorkshire
33 ASH John Head 59 Silversmith Gold - manager Sheffield, Yorkshire
  ASH Louisa Wife 58   Sheffield, Yorkshire
  ASH Ada Louisa Dau 32   Sheffield, Yorkshire
  ASH John William Son 28 Silversmith Gold Sheffield, Yorkshire
35 HOWE Alfred Head 50 Table Knife Cutter - Buffer Sheffield, Yorkshire
  HOWE Florence Wife 38   Sheffield, Yorkshire
  HOWE Frank Son 4mth   Sheffield, Yorkshire
37 SHACKLOCK Arthur Head 35 Butchers Shopkeeper Bolsover Derbyshire
  SHACKLOCK Alice Wife 36   Wadsley Sheffield
39 BRITTLEBANK Wm Henry Head 35 Engineer Tool (Manager) Wadsley Sheffield
  BRITTLEBANK Florence Ann Wife 35   Wadsley Sheffield
  BRITTLEBANK Wm Llewellyn Son 4   London
41 FERGUSON Robert Head 69 Stove Grate Fitter Scotland
  FERGUSON Annie Wife 35   Barnsley Yorkshire
  FERGUSON Mary C  Dau 15   Sheffield Yorkshire

Extract from Whites Directory for Sheffield 1901

I have been able to find a little bit more about the couple that live in our house ARTHUR and ALICE SHACKLOCK. Arthur George SHACKLOCK was christened in Bolsover, Derbyshire on 25th February 1865. He was the son of Joshua and Elizabeth SHACKLOCK. The 1881 Census has Arthur as a 15 year old boarder in a school in Chesterfield - St Mary's House. (FHLF 1341820 PRO REF RG11/3430/104 Page 1). His marriage to ALICE occurred at the relatively late age of 32 in the March quarter of 1897 (GRO REF Sheffield Vol 9C Page 620). Alice's maiden nmae was MOORE and as the census indicates was born in Wadsley, Sheffield. The only other fact that appears in the 1901 Census is that ARTHUR worked on "his own account", the only person to do so who lived in the houses 23 - 41 Spring Hill

The family next door at 39 Spring Hill, WILLIAM and FLORENCE BRITTLEBANK were from Sheffield, although I believe that there may be a question over whether or not they were born in Wadsley. It is far more likely that they were born in Sheffield itself, Wadsley being a village in the mid nineteenth century. The 1881  Census living as a 15 year old Warehouse Boy (Factory Labourer) with his family at 120 Meadow Street, Sheffield (FHLF 1342122 PRO REF RG11/4645/98 Page 6). He was the son of an unemployed Sheffield born Scale Cutter (Cutler) also called WILLIAM. His mother MARY JANE was also born in Sheffield He married his wife FLORENCE LLEWELLYN in the December quarter of 1895 (GRO REF Sheffield Vol 9C Page 631). Florence Ann was the daughter  of WILLIAM and ELIZA LLEWELLYN who in 1881 lived at 57 Oxford Street in the Netherthorpe area of Sheffield (FHLF 1342116 PRO REF RG11/4621/67 Page19). Her occupation is given as "at home domestic". She had four brothers and a sister, three of which were younger than her.  Her father WILLIAM was a "Steel Toy Forger & Finisher&Hammer Finisher" who originated form Birmingham. William is of interest in as much as he started his working life as a factory labourer and twenty years later was an engineering manager - classic Victorian. He may have had to move for the records show that his son was born in the Edmonton area of London in 1897.  

There is however a terribly sad postscript for the family. Their son WILLIAM LLEWELLYN died at the Battle of The Somme in 1916 at just 19 years of age and like many thousands who died in the Great War he has no known grave.

Initials: L W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: York and Lancaster Regiment
Unit Text: 1st/4th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 07/07/1916
Service No: 4956
Additional information: Son of Mr. W. H. and Mrs. T. A. Brittlebank, of 19, Redcar Rd., Crookesmoor, Sheffield.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 14 A and 14 B.

The ASH family at 33 Spring Hill were living there 20 years earlier in 1881. JOHN ASH was still in the same trade - a Silversmith manger  and had been joined by his son JOHN WILLIAM. One daughter Nelly had left to marry a HERBERT MELLOR in 1895 but the other daughter ADA was still living in the family home. Incidentally, I believe that JOHN and LOUISA had been married for 34 years at the time of the 1901 Census. There is a record of a JOHN ASH and a LOUISA WING getting married in the December quarter of 1866  (GRO REF Ecclesall Bierlow Volume 9C Page 321).

As you have probably gathered from the Census the house next door to the ASH's is occupied by their younger daughter NELLIE and her husband HERBERT MELLOR who must have moved into the house soon after their marriage. They have two daughters DOROTHY MAY and MAJORIE. I cannot be certain but there is a HERBERT MELLOR who is the son of the widow ANN MELLOR in the 1881 Census. The family lived at 87 Carr Road (Family History Library Film 1342117 PRO REF RG11/4626/22 Page35). Carr Road is less than a mile away from Spring Hill in the Walkley district of Sheffield.

And finally there is another sad note to finish on. The son of the GIBBINS family who lived at 21 SPRING HILL was three years old in 1901. Like his near neighbour  WILLIAM LLEWELLYN BRITTLEBANK, he was also killed in The Great War - on Xmas Eve 1917 aged 20

Initials: T H M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: "C" Battery. 277th Bde.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 24/12/1917
Service No: 687082
Additional information: Son of T. H. and Lily Gibbins, of 15, Flamborough Rd., Bridlington. Born at Sheffield.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. C. 26.


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