The family of Annie Asbery (1877 – 1936)

She was born 1877 (registered Rotherham, December quarter 1877), a daughter of John Asbery and Hannah Elizabeth formerly Vollans.

In the 1881 census of 20 Kimberworth Road, Annie was living with her family aged 3 and born in Masbrough.


In the 1891 census of 38 Kimberworth Road, Masbrough, Rotherham, Annie was living with her family, aged 13, and born at Kimberworth.


In the 1901 census of 36, Kimberworth Road, Annie was living with her family, aged 22, and born at Rotherham.


She worked in the family business when she was young and later went as housekeeper to a family called Potter on Corbar Road, Buxton.  It is believed that she returned to Rotherham and later lived with Cissie.


There is a suitable death entry in the March quarter 1936 in the Rotherham district (9c 931).  She was aged 58.


Annie's child was

Alice Asbery (1908 – 1989).  There is a likely birth registration (as Alice Asbery) in the Rotherham district (9c 844) in the June quarter 1908.  She was brought up by Hannah Asbery, her grandmother, and later by Cissie.  She went nurse training, with her uniform etc (£30) paid for by Mary and George Nelson.

At one stage, Alice worked for the firm of Ellis, Son and Paramore at Sheffield, which made equipment for the disabled. 

Alice married Tom Clark (Rotherham district, December quarter 1929, 9c 1449) and they settled at Derby. 

William Johnson, her cousin, would cycle from Chesterfield to visit her there before WW2.  However Tom and Alice later separated and were divorced.  She may have been a matron at Derby Royal Infirmary and subsequently was an assistant to an orthopaedic surgeon. 

In 1939 (register), at 10 Kerry Street, Derby, Alice Clark had a date of birth of 5 May 1908.  She was ARP first aid and later married a Warner.  With her was Thomas F Clark, an infectious hospital porter with a date of birth of 10 March 1904, and an ARP ambulance driver.

Alice (Clark) then married Frank W. Warner in the September quarter 1957 in the Derby district, who worked in an ironmongers at Derby.  In 1965 she and Frank were living at 26 Vincent Street Derby.  After retirement they moved to live in the Almshouses of St Cross, at Winchester.  Frank’s father had been at Winchester and so they knew of St Cross.  They applied and were granted a place.  William Johnson visited them there about 1971 or so.  Frank died there and it is thought that Alice suffered from dementia and was moved to an institution at Basingstoke, where she died and is thought to have been buried.  There is a likely entry in the GRO death indexes for Alice Warner (born 5 May 1908) in the Basingstoke district, in the month of December 1989. 

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Posted October 2016