He was born 25 August 1800 and baptised 26 October 1800 at Braithwell. He was a son of George Asbery and Ann formerly Casthaven (daughter of John).
In the 1841 index, at Whiston, he appeared to be living on his own, aged 40. His daughter was with her grandparents so John may have been a widower at this date.
In 1851, at Whiston, John (Asbrey) was aged 50, a shepherd, born at Bramley. His wife, Mary, was aged 44 and born at Hooton Roberts and his daughter, Barbara, was aged 14 and a ? at home and born at Conisbro'.
In 1861, at Whiston (south Rotherham, 3 miles south west of Bramley), John (Asberry) was aged 60, a widower and farm labourer, born at Bramley. With him was his daughter, Barbara (middle 'a' crossed out?) single, aged 25, a house keeper, born at Conisbrough.
In 1871 at (Court) Effingham Street, Sheffield, with his daughter, Barbara, and son in law, John Asbray was aged 70, a widower and shepherd, born at Bramley.
John Asbery was buried 3 June 1873 at Whiston aged 72.
John and his wife's children may have been
Alice, baptised 19 December 1830 at Hooton Roberts (Asbrey).
Anne, baptised 11 September 1831 at Hooton Roberts (Asbrey).
Barbara Asbery (1835 – 1909), born about 1835 at Conisbrough.
In 1841, at Bramley, Barbara Asbery aged 7 was living with George Asbery aged 65-70, an agricultural labourer and Allice Asbery aged 65-70. All were born in the county.
In 1851, living at home at Whiston, she was aged 14 and born at Conisbro'.
In 1861, living at home at Whiston, she was aged 25 and born at Conisbrough.
She married Henry Hollis 19 July 1863 at Whiston.
In 1871 at (Court) Effingham Street, Shefield, Henry was aged 26 am engine tenter born at Worksop, Notts. His wife, Barbara was aged 36 and born at Conisbrough and their children were John W. aged 7, Mary E aged 6, Walter aged 4 and Jane aged 11 months, all born at Sheffield. With them also was Henry’s father-in-law, John Asbray aged 70, a widower and shepherd, born at Bramley.
In 1881, at 41 Tinsley Park Road, Attercliffe cum Darnall, Sheffield, Henry was aged 36, a mortar mill engine tenter and born at Worksop. His wife, Barbara was aged 40 and born at Conisbrough and their children were John W a mortar mill engine tenter, Walter aged 14 a coke burner, Jane aged 10, Alice aged 8 and Allen aged 3, all born in Sheffield.
In 1891 at 41 Tinsley Park Road, Henry was aged 46, a mortar grinder born at Worksop. His wife, Barbara was aged 50 and born at Conisbrough and their children were Walter aged 24 a foundry labourer, Alice aged 18 and Allen aged 13, all born in Sheffield.
Henry Hollis was buried 10 February 1901 at Park Municipal Cemetery, Tinsley, Sheffield aged 56.
In 1901 at 108 Greenland Road, Attercliffe, Barbara was a widow aged 60 and born in Hull (!). With her were two grandchildren, William Henry Downing aged 10 and Mary E. Downing aged 6, both born in Sheffield.
Barbara Hollis was buried 7 January 1909 at Park Municipal Cemetery, Tinsley, Sheffield aged 68. Barbara and Henry’s children were:
John William Hollis,
Mary E Hollis,
Jane Hollis (1870 – 1904), born about 1870, and registered in the June quarter 1870 in the Sheffield district. (X) She married (X) Joseph Downing 10 February 1889 at Attercliffe by banns. He was aged 23, a bachelor and striker of Newark Street, a son of William Downing a spring knife maker. She was aged 19, a spinster of Tinsley Park Road, a daughter of Henry Hollis, a mineral grinder. The witnesses were (X) John William Hollis and (X) Alice Hollis. In 1891 at 16 Canal Side, Attercliffe, Joseph was aged 25 a foundry labourer born at Sheffield, his wife, Jane was aged 20 and born at Sheffield and their son, William H. was aged 11 months and born at Attercliffe. In 1901 at the same address, in 4 rooms, Joseph was aged 35 a foundry labourer, Jane was aged 30 and Joseph was aged 3. All were born in Sheffield. Jane was buried 27 March 1904 at Park Municipal Cemetery, Tinsley, Sheffield. In 1911, at 40 March Street, Tinsley Park Road, Attercliffe, Joseph was aged 45, a widower and labourer in a steel depot (Warehouse), Bessemer Steel, and born in Sheffield. He had been married for 22 years and had had 6 children three of whom had died. His children were William Henry aged 20 a labourer in steel depot (warehouse) Bessemer Steel, and Joseph Downing aged 13 both born in Attercliffe. Joseph and Jane’s children were:
William Henry Downing, born about 1890.
Mary E Downing, born about 1894.
Joseph Downing, born about 1897.
Allen Hollis, born about . In 1901 at 126 Phillimore Road, Attercliffe, Allen was aged 23 a corporation labourer roads and born at Sheffield. His wife, Mary A. was aged 23 and born at Chesterfield and their daughter, Jennie, was aged 1 and born at Attercliffe. In 1911 at 10 Canal Side, Attercliffe, in 3 rooms, Allan was aged 33 a labourer colliery top and born in Sheffield. His wife, Mary A. was aged 33 and born at Brimington, Derbys. They had been married for 9 years and had had 4 children three of whom had died. Their daughter, Jennie was aged 11 and born at Sheffield. Allen and Mary’s children were:
Jennie Hollis, born about 1900.
Posted October 2016