Caroline Hawksley (1836 – 1901)

She was baptised at South Wingfield, 10 July 1836, a daughter of Elizabeth Hawksley.


In 1841, in Church Street, South Wingfield, Caroline was aged 5 and born in Derbyshire, with Elizabeth Hawksley, in the household of George and Sarah Hawksley.


In 1851, at South Wingfield, Caroline, a granddaughter, aged 15, a framework knitter, born in South Wingfield was with her mother in the home of her grandmother Sarah Hawksley.


She married Nathan Shepherd 23 February 1858, at Alfreton.  This entry gave her age as 22 and her father as James Brawtley.  Nathan's age was 27 and his father was John Shepherd. 


In 1861, at Clay Lane, North Wingfield, as lodgers in the household of Thomas and Eliza Shilton, Nathan was aged 29, a coal miner, born at Spitland (?), Lancs., and Caroline was aged 26 and born at South Wingfield.


In 1871, at Doghouse, Liversedge, West Yorkshire, (between Huddersfield and Bradford), Nathan was aged 40, a well sinker, born at Rochdale and Caroline was aged 36 and born in Derbyshire (no place given).


In 1881 they were living at Prospect Place, Normanton, Yorks, two uninhabited houses away from her half-brother George Johnson and his family.  Caroline was aged 45 and born at South Wingfield, Derbys. and her husband, Nathan Shepherd, was aged 49, a coal miner born at Rochdale.


In 1891, Nathan and Caroline were living in two rooms at Nottingham Road, Pye Bridge, near Somercoates.  Nathan was aged 60, a coal miner, born at Rochdale, Lancs. and Caroline was aged 56, born at South Wingfield.


In 1901, at Pinxton, Caroline was aged 68 and born at South Wingfield and Nathan Shepherd, a retired miner was aged 68 and born at Bagslate, Rochdale.


In all the censuses there are no children of the marriage.


Caroline's death was possibly registered in the Mansfield district, in the September quarter 1901 (7b 56), aged 66.


Nathan Shepherd's death was possibly registered in the Mansfield district, in the March quarter 1904 (7b 47), aged 71.


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Posted March 2014