born in county? Thomas Baxter 56 wood sawyer y === (page-break) === Ann Baxter 50 ---- y John " 26 brush m [sic] y William " 17 wood sawyer y Samuel " 14 stone mason yThey are enumerated with their son Samuel (and the latter’s wife and child) in the 1851 census, in which he is called a labourer, and it is mentioned that he was deaf, and blind in one eye.1851 Census of England, Nottingamshire, registration district: Mansfield, subdistrict: Mansfield, enumeration district 1j, p. 27; PRO HO107, piece 2124, folio 212 [Family History Library microfilm no. 87,754].
Thomas Baxter* head 66 labourer Notts.: Mansfield Ann Baxter wife 60 Notts.: Mansfield Samuel Baxter son 24 labourer Notts.: Mansfield Mary Baxter wife** 27 Notts.: Mansfield Woodham Eliza Baxter g.dau. 4mo. Notts.: Ald... [illegible] ---- * deaf; blind [in] 1 eye ** This should evidently read “son’s wife”We have not found either of them in the 1861 or 1871 censuses. Thomas Baxter and his wife baptized the following children in the parish church of Mansfield (per IGI unless otherwise stated; the record of the eldest children is probably not complete):
John Jarratt, of Brightside, Ecclesall Bierlow (a suburb of Sheffield), in the West Riding of Yorkshire, b. probably in 1813, between April and November,The various reports of John Jaratt’s age we have found are consistent with one another, and taken together, imply a date of birth between April 1813 and Nov. 1813:
born in county?
Garrtt* John 25[-29] Brick Maker Yes
Garrtt Mary 20[-24] ---- Yes
Garrtt James 4 ---- Yes
Garrtt William 2 ---- Yes
They were living at Railway Terrace, Sheffield, at the taking of the 1851 census, in which he is again called a brickmaker; at the time, his widowed mother, Mary Flemming, was living with them.1851 Census of Yorkshire, registration district: Sheffield, subdistrict: Brightside, enumeration district 14, p. 4; HO107/2342, folio 356 [FHL microfilm nos. 87598-87600]. The entry reads:
John Jarratt head mar. 37 brickmaker Warwick — Birmingham
Mary " wife mar. 35 Notts. — Mansfield
James " son --- 14 Yorkshire — Sheffield
William " son --- 12 scholar "
Ann " dau. --- 9 scholar "
Mary " dau. --- 6 scholar "
Martha E. " dau. --- 1 ---- "
Mary Flemming mother widow 56 ---- Lancashire — St. Ellens
They are found at Carlisle Street East, Railway Terrace, in the 1861 census of Brightside, Sheffield, in which he is called a brickmaker; living in his household at the time was a “relative,” Ann Jarratt, aged 73 years.1861 Census of England, Yorkshire, registration district: Sheffield, subdistrict: Brightside, enumeration district 28, p. 11; RG9/3499, folio 68 [Family History Library microfilm number 543,142]. The entry reads:
John Jarratt head mar. 47 brickmaker Warwick — Birmingham
Mary " wife mar. 43 ---- Notts. — Mansfield
Ann " dau. --- 19 dressmaker Yorks. — Sheffield
Mary " dau. --- 16 ---- "
Martha Ellen " dau. --- 11 scholar "
Elizabeth " dau. --- 4 ---- "
Ann " relative widow 73 ---- Derbyshire — Crich
In 1868 “Mary Jarratt … [of] 146 Grimesthorpe Road, Brightside Bierlow,” witnessed (with a mark in lieu of a signature) the death of Mary (____) (Jarratt) Flemming, who died in her presence in her house. By 1870 they were living at no. 3 Ditchingham Street, Brightside, which is given as the address of their daughter Martha at her marriage in 1870, and where they appear in the 1871 census, which gives John’s occupation as “brick manufacturer.” At this time their married daughter Martha and the latter’s husband were still living with them, as well as their unmarried daughter Elizabeth.1871 census of England, Yorkshire, registration district: Sheffield, subdistrict: Brightside, enumeration district 30, p. 14; RG10/4694, folio 99 [Family History Library film no. 847,237]. This source erroneously calls Martha Ellen “Mary Ellen,” but she is recognizable nonetheless. The entry reads:
John Jarratt head mar. 57 brick Warwick: Birmingham
Mary " wife mar. 54 ---- Notts.: Mansfield
Elizabeth " dau. --- 14 scholar Yorks.: Sheffield
John Blythe son in law mar. 23 forgeman Yorks.: Low Moor
Mary Ellen " dau. mar. 21 ---- Yorks.: Sheffield
This extract was originally obtained for me by my friend George W. Glenn, a professional genealogist.
They were enumerated at no. 4 Buckenham Street in the 1881 census, in which John is called a retired brick manufacturer; living with them was their granddaughter, Elizabeth Purcell (daughter of their daughter Mary).1881 Census of England, Yorkshire, registration district: Sheffield, subdistrict: Brightside, enumeration district 35, p. 1; PRO RG11/4661, folio 94. In the LDS and Ancestry.com’s transcriptions the name is misread as “Jarrerd.” At the time, their son James Jarratt was living at most two houses away, at no. 8 on the same street. John’s death certificate calls him a “brick manufacturer” (although he was perhaps retired by then), and names the informant as “Benjamin Sockett, son-in-law, 24 Verdon Street, Brightside Bierlow.” His widow, then described as “living on her own means,” was still residing at no. 4 Buckenham Street, with her grandchildren Henry and Annie Blythe, children of her daughter Martha (Jarratt) Blythe, in 1891.1891 Census of England, Yorkshire, Brightside Bierlow, parish of All Saints, Enumeration District 40, piece RG12/3833, folio 50, p. 11. At the time, John and Martha (Jarratt) Blythe were living at no. 8 on the same street.1891 Census of England, Yorkshire, Brightside Bierlow, parish of All Saints, Enumeration District 40, piece RG12/3833, folio 50, p. 12. In the certificate of her death, which was reported by “Anne Sockett, daughter, present at death” she is called “Mary Jarratt, widow of John Jarratt, brick manufacturer.”