Note: There are many different ways of spelling Shepherdson/Shepperson, not all of which are picked up by searches (with variants) of databases, and Ann is also equivalent to Hannah.
She (X) married George Shepherdson (X) 3 October 1819 at Alfreton after banns. The witnesses were Alexander Johnson and Mary Shepperson.
Ann (as Hannah) Shepperdson was buried at St Martin’s Alfreton 12 August 1832 aged 34.
George Shepperson, widower of Alfreton, married secondly Ann Hill 17 January 1834 at Alfreton after banns. The witnesses were Rebecca Bullock (X) and Joshua Rolley.
In 1841, at Hayen’s Allotment, Alfreton, George Shepperdson was aged 40, a cotton framework knitter, Ann was aged 30, George 15 a cotton framework knitter, Hannah 15, William 10, Sarah 9, Joseph 7, Mary 5, John 3 and Jemima 2 months. All were born in Derbyshire. The age of Ann is too low to be Anne formerly Johnson, which indicated a second marriage of George, later found to be 1834.
In 1851, at Toll Bar, Alfreton, George Shepperson was a widower aged 53, a framework knitter. Joseph was aged 16, Henry 14, John 12, all framework knitters, Jemima was aged 10, Elizabeth 6 and Walter 2. All were born in Alfreton.
In 1861, in Shirland, George Shepperson was a widower aged 62 a cotton framework knitter. Joseph was aged 23 and John aged 21, both unmarried and cotton framework knitters, Jemima was 20 and a housekeeper, William a grandson was aged 5 months and born at Shirland (perhaps a son of Jemima?) and Walter was aged 12. All except William were born in Alfreton.
The children of George and his first wife, Ann:
1. Mary Shepirdson, baptised 11 May 1820 at Alfreton (stockinger).
2. George Shepperson, born about 1823/4 at Alfreton. In 1841 he was at home with his father and step-mother, aged 15-19. He (George Shepperson) married Mary Lovett in the Basford district in the March quarter 1846. In 1851, in Derby Road, Belper, he was a lodger, married, aged 27 a cotton framework knitter, born in Alfreton. His wife was not with him. In 1861, in Main Road, Lambley, Notts, George Shepperson was aged 37, a framework knitter, born at Alfreton. His wife, Mary was aged 33, a seamer and born in Lambley. Their children were George aged 14 a framework knitter, William aged 2 and Joseph aged 11 months. All were born in Lambley. In 1871 in Brook Street, Carlton, Notts, George Shepperson was aged 46, a framework knitter born in Alfreton. His wife Mary was aged 43 and their children were George aged 24 a framework knitter, William aged 12 a cotton winder, James aged 8, Mary Ann aged 6 and Gervase aged 4. All were born at Lambley. In 1881 in Brook Street, Carlton, Notts, George Shepperson was aged 56, a framework knitter born at Alfreton. His wife Mary was aged 53 and their children were James aged 18, a farm labourer, Mary A. aged 16 a cotton factory hand, George aged 14 a farm labourer, all born at Lambley, and Samuel aged 7 and born at Carlton. In 1891, in Station Street, Carlton, in 4 rooms, George was aged 67, a framework knitter born at Alfreton. Mary his wife was aged 63 and born at Lambley, and their son was Samuel aged 17, a printer’s labourer born in Carlton. In 1901 in Urban Road, Carlton, George was aged 77 a wool framework knitter born at Alfreton, Mary his wife was aged 74 and born at Lambley. George’s death was registered in the Basford district in the March quarter 1902. He was aged 76. Mary’s death was registered in the Basford district in the December quarter 1910. She was aged 83. There is an odd gap in the list of children between 1847 and 1857. There is also in 1851 a Mary Lovett (daughter), unmarried, aged 23 and a framework knitter, born at Lambley and a George Lovett (grandson) aged 4 in the household of Jervess and Ann Lovett, in Main Street, Lambley. Could these be the missing wife and child of George Shepperson? It is almost as if George and Mary separated after George was born only to be reunited before William and the rest of the children were born, and possibly after Mary parents died.
George and Mary’s children were:
George Shepperson, born about 1846 at Lambley.
William Shepperson, born about 1858 at Lambley.
Joseph Shepperson, born May 1861 at Lambley.
James Shepperson, born about 1862/3 at Lambley.
Mary Ann Shepperson, born about 1864/5 at Lambley.
Gervase Shepperson, born about 1866/7 at Lambley. In 1881 he appears to be ‘George’. Jarvis married Jane Hatherley in the June quarter 1894 in the Shardlow district. In 1911 at 2 Works Yard, Cavendish Square, Main Street, Carlton, in 4 rooms, Gervase Shepperson was aged 45, a casual labourer, born in Lambley. Jane, his wife was aged 44, born in Keyworth and they had been married for 16 years and had had six children all of whom were alive. These were Herbert aged 14 a printer at Stafford and Co. Netherfield and born in Toton, Notts., Violet aged 12, William aged 11, George aged 9, Edwin Gervase aged 7 and Ida Kate aged 3, all born in Carlton. Gervase and Jane’s children were:
Herbert Shepperson (1897 – 1980), born about 1896 at Toton, Notts.
Violet Shepperson (1898 – 1915), born about 1898 in Carlton.
William Shepperson, born about 1899 in Carlton.
George Shepperson, born about 1901 in Carlton.
Edwin Gervase Shepperson, born about 1903 in Carlton.
Ida Kate Shepperson (1907 – 1994), born about 1907 in Carlton.
Samuel Shepperson, born about 1873/4 at Carlton.
3. Hannah Shepperson, born about 1824/5 at Alfreton. In 1851, at Tag Hill, Heanor, as a lodger, Hannah Shepperson was a seamer aged 26 and born at Alfreton. She was with Lawrence Anderson, married, aged 37, a cotton framework knitter, born in Scotland. Also with her as lodgers were Ann Anderson aged 2 and born in Belper and James Anderson aged 4 weeks/months and born in Carlton. In 1861, at Beardall’s Lane, Hucknall, Hannah Shepperson was unmarried a housekeeper aged 34 and a cotton framework knitter, born in Codnor Park. As head was Lawrence Anderson aged 47 unmarried and a cotton framework knitter, born in Scotland. There were sons and daughters with the surname Shepperson: Ann aged 12, an occasional framework knitter, born in Belper, James aged 10 a seamer born in Carlton, John aged 8 and born in Heanor, Mary aged 5 and born in Hucknall, as were Elizabeth aged 3 and William aged 1 month. In 1871, at Butler’s Hill, Hucknall, Hannah was the head and unmarried, aged 46 and born in Codnor Park. Her daughter, Ann Birch, was a widow, aged 23 a ?ale stitcher and born in Belper. Her other Shepperson children were James aged 20 a coal miner, born at Carlton, John aged 18 a miner born in Heanor, Mary aged 15, Elizabeth aged 13, William aged 11, Clara aged 6, George aged 3 and grandson William Birch aged 3. The last 6 were born in Hucknall. Lawrence Anderson, unmarried aged 57, and born in Perth, Scotland, a framework knitter was lodging in South Street Place, Hucknall, so was living apart from Hannah and her family. Hannah never married Lawrence though her children (except Ann) seem to have been registered as Anderson. In 1881 in East Well Street, Hucknall Torkard, Hannah was aged 59, a charwoman born in Codnor Park. Her children were William aged 19 a colliery engine driver, Clara aged 16 a wool ? stitcher, and her grandson William S. Birch was aged 13, a coal miner. All were born in Hucknall. In 1891 at the same address, Hannah was 69 a widow born at Codnor Park. William Birch her grandson was aged 23 a coal miner born at Hucknall. There were three Golden (Gouldin) grandchildren; James aged 14, Annie aged 12, and Elizabeth aged 7, all born in Hucknall and a visitor (probably Hannah’s half-sister) Mary Shepperson aged 63 and born in Lambley. Hannah’s death was registered in the Basford district in the June quarter 1900. She was aged 74. Hannah’s children were (registrations not proved):
Ann Shepperson, born 1848-9 at Belper and birth apparently registered in the Belper district in the March quarter 1849.
James Anderson, born 1850-1 at Carlton and birth apparently registered in the Basford district in the December quarter 1850.
John Anderson, born 1852-3 in Heanor and birth apparently registered in the Basford district in the June quarter 1852.
Mary Anderson, born about 1855-6 in Hucknall and birth apparently registered in the Basford district in the September quarter 1855. James Gouldin married Mary Shepparson in the Basford district in the June quarter 1874. Their children were
James Alfred Goulding, birth registered in the Basford district in the December quarter 1876.
Ann Goulding, birth registered in the Basford district in the December quarter 1878.
Elizabeth Goulding, born about 1883-4 at Hucknall.
Elizabeth Anderson, born about 1857-8 in Hucknall and birth apparently registered in the Basford district in the March quarter 1858.
William Anderson, born 1861 at Hucknall and birth apparently registered in the Basford district in the March quarter 1861.
Clara Anderson, born 1864-5 at Hucknall and birth apparently registered in the Basford district in the June quarter 1864.
George Anderson, born about 1867-8 at Hucknall and birth apparently registered in the Basford district in the September quarter 1867.
4. William Shepperson (1830 – 1868), born about September 1830 at Alfreton. He attested at Derby 28 December 1848 for the 95th (Derbyshire) Regiment of Foot at the aged of 18 years and 3 months, a labourer born at Alfreton (this age is consistent with his age in the 1841 census). In the 1851 census, at Anglesey Barracks, Portsea, he was aged 20, a private in the 95th Regiment and born at Alfreton. He was not found in later censuses. Private William Shepperson (No. 2401) had a chequered career in the army. He served abroad for 5 years and 2 months (in Turkey and the Crimea for 1 year and 4 months, and in the ‘East Indies’ for 3 years and 10 months), and possessed the Crimean medal and 2 clasps, the Turkish Crimean medal and the Indian Mutiny medal and clasp. However, although his conduct had latterly been good he had been court-martialled (26 July 1851), for desertion between 27 June 1851 and 14 July 1851. He was sentenced to 128 days imprisonment with hard labour (26 July 1851 – 9 January 1852) and to be marked with the letter ’D’. He was wounded at the battle of Alma (London Gazette), 20 September 1854 – 23 November 1854. This battle is considered to be the first of the Crimean War (1853 – 1856). He was discharged as a private from the 95th Regiment 11 January 1862 on medical grounds as being unfit for further service. His medical examination was carried out at Dublin 22 January 1862 and the report stated that he ‘suffers from chronic hepatitis and disease of the heart making him incapable of further service. His disability is attributable to service in India and has not been induced or aggravated by vice or intemperance.’ He finally left on 27 January 1862 with a pension based on service of 10 years 18 days because of the time forfeited by his court martial and punishment for desertion. When he left he was described as aged 30 years and 2 months. He was 5 feet 8½ inches tall of fresh complexion with hazel eyes and brown hair, and with the letter ‘D’ marked on his body. His intended place of residence was to be Alfreton. His death was registered in the Basford district in the March quarter 1868 aged 40, and he was buried at Christchurch Ironville, 26 January 1868 aged 37.
5. Sarah Shepperson, born about 1831-2.
The children of George and his second wife, Ann formerly Hill:
6. Joseph Shepperson, baptised 12 October 1834 at St Martin, Alfreton (stockinger).
7. Mary Shepperson, born 4 July 1836 and baptised 6 September 1836 at Belper Wesleyan Methodist Church. She was also baptised 3 November 1848 at Alfreton, with John and Walter.
8. John Shepperson, baptised 3 November 1848 at Alfreton.
9. Jemima Shepperson, born about April 1841. She married Ralph Frost in the Chesterfield district in the December quarter 1861. In 1871 she was living in Shirland with her husband and their children, Hannah aged 8, Joseph aged 6 and Ralph aged 1.
10. Walter Shepperson, baptised 3 November 1848 at Alfreton.
Posted October 2016