She, aged 27, was removed from Pentrich to Alfreton with her parents and illegitimate son, John, aged 2, in 1819.
She appears to have had two illegitimate sons:
1. George Johnson (1810 – 1880), baptised 1 December 1810 at Pentrich. In 1841 he appears to have been living at Furnace Row, Ripley, a molder, aged 31. With him was Mary aged 29, William aged 2 and Alexander aged 9 months. He was probably the George Johnson living at Butterley Row, Ripley in the census of 1851. He was aged 41 and an iron and brass moulder born at Pentrich. His wife, Mary, was 38, born at Alfreton and his children were Alexander aged 10, a brass moulder, born at Ripley and Joseph aged 3, also born at Ripley.
In 1861, at Chapel terrace, Ripley, George was aged 51, a moulder born at Pentrich. His wife, Mary was aged 48 and born at Somercoates. Their children were Joseph aged 13 and George aged 2, both born at Ripley.
In 1871 he was living at Alfred Street, Ripley, aged 61, a brass founder, born at Pentrich. His wife, Mary, was aged 58 and born at Somercoates and their son George was aged 12 and born at Ripley.
George’s death was registered at Ripley in the March quarter 1880. He was aged 70.
George and Mary’s sons were
i. William Johnson (1838 – 1847), birth probably registered in the sub-district of Ripley 1838. His death was probably registered at Ripley in 1847 and he was probably buried at Pentrich 4 March 1847 aged 8.
ii. Alexander Johnson (1840 – 1883), born 1840 in Ripley sub-district.
He married Jane Chisell in 1858 at Reform Wesleyan Methodist Church, Holloway, Derbyshire (between Crich and Matlock).
In 1861 he was living at Matthew’s Yard, Ripley aged 20, a moulder, born at Ripley. With him was his wife Jane, aged 22, born at Heanor and son Alexander aged 1, born at Ripley.
In 1871 at 5 Court, Victoria Street, Derby, he was aged 31 a moulder born at Ripley. His wife, Jane was aged 32 and born at Heanor. Their children were Alexander aged 11, born at Ripley, Joseph aged 6, George aged 4 and William aged 9 months, the last three born at Derby.
In 1881 he was living at 17, Grove Street, Derby, aged 40, a brass moulder, born at Butterley. His wife Jane was aged 42 and born at Heanor. Their children were Joseph aged 16 and George, aged 14, both labourers and born at Derby.
A possible death registration is in the Nottingham district in the December quarter 1883. He was aged 43. Alexander and Jane’s children were:
A. Alexander Johnson (1859 – 1912), baptised 12 July 1859 at Ebenezer United Methodist Free Church, Ripley15. He married Edith Jackson in the March quarter 1877 in the Leicester district. In the 1881 census of 1 Court A Craven Street, Leicester, he is aged 21, a brass founder born in Ripley. His wife, Edith was aged 20, a hosiery mender and born in Leicester and their children were William H. aged 2, a scholar and Alfred, aged 5 months, both born in Leicester. In 1891, at Douglas House, Ivanhoe Road, Newfoundpool, near Blaby (south Leicester) he was aged 31 a brass moulder born in Derby. His wife, Edith, was aged 30 and born in Leicester. His children were William Henry aged 12, Alfred aged 10, Nelly aged 5 and Kate aged 3, all born in Leicester. In 1901, at 62 Sanney Gate, Leicester, he was aged 41, born at Ripley, a brass moulder. His wife, Edith was aged 40 and born in Leicester. Their children were Nellie aged 15 a hosiery turner, Kate aged 13, Walter aged 5 and Arthur aged 2. All were born in Leicester. In 1911, at 3 Ascot Road Leicester, in 7 rooms, Alexander was aged 51, a brass moulder (worker) born at Ripley. His wife, Edith, was aged 50 and born in Leicester. They had been married for 33 years and had had 8 children of whom 3 had died. With them was their daughter Kate aged 23 a hosiery turner and son Walter aged 15 a book binder’s assistant, both born in Leicester. There was also a visitor, a widow, Jane Cooke aged 72 and born at Heanor. Alexander’s death was registered in the June quarter 1912 in the Leicester district. He was aged 52. Alexander and Edith’s children were:
a. William Henry Johnson, born about 1878/9 at Leicester and probably registered in the June quarter 1879.
b. Alfred Johnson, born about November 1880 at Leicester and registered in the December quarter 1880.
c. Nellie Johnson, born about 1885 in Leicester and registered in the September quarter 1885.
d. Kate Johnson, born about 1887 in Leicester and registered in the September quarter 1887.
e. Walter Johnson, born about 1895 in Leicester and registered in the March quarter 1886.
f. Arthur Johnson (1897 – 1904), born about 1897 in Leicester and registered in the September or December quarters 1897. His death is probably registered in the March quarter 1904 in the Leicester district. He was aged 6.
B. Joseph Johnson, born about 1864/5 at Derby.
C. George Johnson, born about 1866/7 at Derby.
D. William Johnson, born about June 1870 at Derby.
iii. Joseph Johnson, born about 1847/8 at Ripley. He married Mary. In the 1881 census of 9 Albert Street, Ripley, he was aged 34, an iron moulder, born at Ripley. Mary, his wife was aged 32 and born at Heage. Their children were George aged 13 born at Ripley, Ann Jane aged 11 born at Derby, Joe aged 9 born at Ripley, Mary Ann aged 7 born at Ripley, Alexander aged 4 born at Ripley, all scholars, and William aged 2 born at Ripley and Tom aged 2 months born at Ripley. In 1901, at 55 Bobber’s Mill Road, Nottingham, Joseph was aged 53 a brass moulder born in Ripley. His wife, Mary was aged 54 and born at Ripley. Their son was George, a widower aged 33, a brass finisher, born at Ripley and their granddaughter, Millicent Johnson was aged 6 and born at Nottingham. There was also a boarder. In 1911, living with his son, Joseph in Grantham, Joseph was aged 63, a widower and a labourer in an iron works and born at Ripley. Joseph and Mary’s children were:
A. George Johnson, born about 1867/8 at Ripley. In 1901 he was living with his parents in Notttingham, a widower aged 33 a brass finisher and born in Ripley.
B. Ann Jane Johnson, born 1869/70 at Derby.
C. Joseph Johnson, born 1871/2 at Ripley. In 1911, at 75 Stanford Street, Grantham, in 5 rooms, Joseph was aged 38 a brass finisher at an iron works and born at Ripley. His wife was Mary Ann aged 33 and born in Nottingham. They had been married for 15 years and had had three children of whom 1 had died. Their children were Nellie aged 9 and Joseph aged 5 and both were born in Nottingham. Also with them was Joseph’s father, Joseph aged 63, a widower and a labourer in an iron works and born at Ripley.
a. Nellie Johnson, born about 1901 in Nottingham.
b. Joseph Johnson, born about 1905 in Nottingham.
D. Mary Ann Johnson, born 1873/4 at Ripley.
E. Alexander Johnson, born 1876/7 at Ripley.
F. William Johnson, born 1878/9 at Ripley.
G. Thomas Johnson, born about February 1881 at Ripley.
iv. George Johnson, born about 1859 at Ripley. In 1881, he was lodging at 79 Alma Street, Derby. He was single, aged 22 a brass moulder and born at Ripley.
2. John Johnson (c.1817 – 1903), born about 1817. He probably married Eliza Brown 28 September 1840 at St Martin’s Alfreton, after banns. He (X) was a bachelor and collier of Birchwood aged 23 and with no father recorded. Eliza Brown (X) was a spinster aged 20 of Birchwood whose father was Samuel Brown a collier. The witnesses were James Vardy and Phoebe Keeling (X).
In 1841 in Summer Cotes, Alfreton, John was aged 25 a coal miner and Eliza was aged 21.
In 1851, they were living in Riddings. John was aged 33, a coal miner, born at Codnor Park, and Eliza, his wife, was aged 30 and born at Brinsley, Notts. With them was a lodger, Samuel Brown, aged 83, a pauper (formerly coal miner) and born in Derby (Eliza’s father).
In 1861, in Summercotes, John was aged 43, a coal miner born at Alfreton and Eliza was aged 40 born at Brinsley, Notts.
In 1871, in Epperson’s Houses, Pinxton, next to the church, Eliza Johnson was Head of the household, aged 50, a coal miner’s wife, and born in Brinsley, Notts. With her was a boarder, Aaron Gibson, aged 27 a coal miner, born at Bagthorpe, Notts. So where was John? He could not be found in the census.
In 1881, at Birchwood Lane, Alfreton, John was aged 65, a coal miner born in Ironville. His wife, Eliza was aged 61 and born in Old Brinsley, Notts. There was also a lodger, Aaron Gibson, unmarried and aged 40, a coal miner born at Bagthorpe, Notts.
In 1891, at Birchwood, Alfreton/Riddings, John was aged 76 a coal miner born at Ironville, Eliza, his wife, was aged 72 and born at Brinsley, and Aaron Gibson, a boarder and coal miner, was single, aged 49 and born at Bagthorpe.
Eliza’s death was registered in Alfreton in 1896. She was aged 78.
In 1901 in the Belper Union Workhouse, Derby Road, Belper (with his cousin John Johnson, son of Alexander), John Johnson was a widower aged 87, a coal miner loader, born at Ironville. His death was registered in 1903 in Belper aged 89.
Revised March 2014