John Kerton was baptised 26 September 1802 (son of Richard junior, Kirkby).
He married Ann Green at St Peter’s Leeds 25 December 1826.
He may have married Sarah Johnson in the Leeds district in the March quarter 1838.
In 1841 at 116? Copenhagen Street, Leeds, John Kerton was aged 35, a porter, with Sarah aged 35, George aged 13 and Sarah aged 10. All were born in Yorkshire.
In 1851 at 10 Spread Eagle Yard, Leeds, John Kirton was aged 48, a rail labourer and born at Kirkby Malzeard. His wife, Sarah was aged 46 and born at Boroughbridge and their son, George, was aged 23 and a rail labourer, born at Leeds.
John and Ann’s children were:
George Kerton (1828 – 1864), born about 1827 in Leeds and baptised at St Peter, Leeds 2 March 1828 a son of John and Ann Kearton. He married Elizabeth Noble in Leeds in 1852.
In 1861, at 16 Nelson Street, Leeds North, George was aged 33, a drayman. His wife, Elizabeth was aged 30 and born at Boroughbridge. Their children were Jane Ann aged 8, John Richard aged 6, George Henry aged 5, Tom aged 2 and Frederick aged 7 months. All were born in Leeds except Elizabeth.
George’s death was possibly registered in the Leeds district (sub-district Leeds North) in the December quarter 1864. Elizabeth’s death was probably registered in the Leeds district (sub-district Chapeltown, but probably not for there is another Elizabeth Kearton, sister of Margaret Clark in Chapeltown of about the same age) in the June quarter 1872. Their children were
Jane Ann Kerton (1853 – 1922), born 1853 in Leeds (sub-district Leeds West). In 1871 she was with her aunt, Sarah Ann Race, aged 18, employed in a worsted mill and born in Leeds.
She (X) married John William Perkin Pollard (X) at St Silas’s Church, Hunslet 25 October 1873 after banns. Jane Ann was aged 20, a spinster of 11 Grape Street, a daughter of George Kerton a labourer. John was aged 21, a bachelor and forgeman of 7 Grape Street, a son of Thomas Pollard a wool sorter. The witnesses were Alexander Somerville and Elizabeth Pollard (X).
In 1881, at 23 Endon Street, Hunslet, she was aged 27. Her husband was John aged 28, a general labourer. Their children were Mary E. aged 6, Rose A. aged 4 and Clara aged 0. Also with them was a brother Thomas Kerton aged 22 a striker (iron). All were born in Leeds.
In 1891, at 6 Hapwell Terrace, Hunslet, John W. Pollard was aged 38 a labourer at Ironworks. His wife, Jane A. was aged 38 and their children were Mary E. aged 17 a boot machinist, Rose A. aged 14 a printer’s book binder, Clara aged 10, Arthur aged 8 and John W.C. aged 2. All in employment were workers and all were born in Leeds.
In 1901, at 35 Elford Terrace, Potternewton, John Pollard was aged 48 a boiler coverer (Engine works). His wife, Jane A. was aged 48 and their children were Rose aged 24 a machinist vest maker, Clara aged 20 a machinist vest maker, John aged 12, Clifford aged 4 and Maud aged 3. All were born in Leeds.
In 1911 in 5 rooms at 13 Conway Street, Harehills, Leeds, John Pollard was aged 58 a boiler coverer. His wife, Jane Ann was aged 58 and they had been married for 37 years and had had 8 children one of whom had died. Their children were John aged 22 a warehouseman boot factor, Clifford aged 14 an office boy tailor’s shop and Maud aged 13 a milliner’s apprentice. All were born in Leeds.
Jane A Pollard’s death was probably registered in the Leeds district in the December quarter 1922, aged 69.
Their children were
Mary Elizabeth Pollard, birth registered in the June quarter 1874 in the Hunslet district (the March quarter 1874 in the Leeds district is less likel;y).
Rose Agnes Pollard, birth registered in the December quarter 1876 in the Hunslet district.
Clara Pollard, birth registered in the September quarter 1880 in the Hunslet district.
Arthur Pollard, birth registered in the Hunslet sub-district in 1882.
John W C Pollard, birth registered as John William in the Hunslet sub-district in 1889.
Clifford Pollard, birth registered in the Hunslet sub-district in 1896.
Maud Pollard, birth registered in the Hunslet sub-district in 1897.
John Richard Kerton (1855 – 1930), born 1855 in Leeds (sub-district Leeds West). He (John Kerton) married Hannah Jackson at St Peter’s Church Hunslet 15 August 1880 after banns. John was aged 25 a bachelor and planer of 26 Moors Road and a son of George Kerton a railway servant. Hannah was aged 22 a spinster of Pulfield Street and a daughter of Smith Jackson, a blacksmith. The witnesses were John Pollard (X) and Jane Ann Pollard (X) [John’s brother-in-law and sister].
He has not been found in the 1881 census.
In 1891, at 2 Hazelhead Street, Hunslet, John R Kerton was aged 36, an iron slotter. His wife, Hannah was aged 32, a tailoress and born in Hunslet and their children were Emily aged12, Harry aged 10, Albert aged 8, Annie aged 6 and Ernest aged 2. All except Hannah were born in Leeds.
In 1901, at 10 Armley Heights, Armley (Christchurch) Leeds, John R. Kerton was aged 46, an iron miller, Hannah was aged 42 and their children were Emily aged 21 a tailoress, Albert aged 18 an iron turner, Annie aged 15 a tailoress, Ernest aged 12 and Herbert aged 6. All those in employment were workers and all were born in Leeds.
In 1911, at 46 Rydall Street, Holbeck in 4 rooms, John Richard Kerton (signed) was aged 56, an iron miller (steam plough). Hannah was aged 52. They had been married for 31 years and had had eight children of whom 3 had died. Their children were Ernest aged 22 a letter press machiner (printers) and Herbert aged 16 a hairdresser’s assistant. All were born in Leeds.
Hannah’s death was probably registered in the Hunslet district in the March quarter 1926, aged 67.
John R Kerton’s death was registered in the Leeds North district in the September quarter 1930, aged 75.
John and Hannah’s children were:
Emily Kerton, born about 1879 or 80 in Leeds. There is no birth registration for Emily Kerton but there is an Emily Jackson registered in the Hunslet sub-district in 1879.
Harry Kerton, birth registered in the Hunslet sub-disrict in 1881.
Albert Kerton, birth registered in the Hunslet sub-disrict in 1883.
Annie Kerton, birth registered in the Hunslet sub-disrict in 1885.
Ernest Kerton, birth registered in the Leeds North sub-disrict in 1889.
Herbert Kerton, birth registered in the Hunslet sub-disrict in 1894.
George Henry Kerton (1856 – 1936), born 1856 in Leeds (sub-district Leeds West). He married Jane A Wilde at St Silas, Hunslet 8 March 1879, after banns3. George Henry Kerton was aged 22, a bachelor and warehouseman of BR Goodman Street, a son of George Kerton, deceased. Jane Ann was aged 28, a spinster of the same address and a daughter of William Wilde a joinerman (?) The witnesses were John William Pollard (X) and Jane Ann Pollard (X) [George’s brother-in-law and sister].
In 1891, at 5 Close Street, Leeds Northwest (St Mark) George H. Kerton was aged 34, a clothier’s stock cutter. Jane A. his wife was aged 40 and their children were George N aged 11, Tom (sic) A. aged 9 and Sidney aged 8. All were born in Leeds.
In 1901, at 8 Bagby Row, Leeds Northwest (All Souls) George Henry was aged 44 a clothier’s stock cutter. His wife, Jane A was aged 50 and their children were George N. aged 21, a cloth manufacturer’s clerk, William (as Wm, sic) A aged 19, a mechanic turner, Sidney aged 18 a clothier’s trimmer and Herbert aged 7. All in employment were workers and all were born in Leeds.
Jane Ann Kerton’s death was registered in the March quarter 1904 in the Leeds district aged 53.
In 1911, in 5 rooms at 3 Hanover Drive, Leeds, George Henry was aged 55, a widower and hoist man (wholesale clothing). He had had 4 children all of whom were still living. With him were his single sons Sidney, aged 28 a master tailor and Herbert aged 17 a clerk to a coal factor. All were born in Leeds.
His death is registered in the Leeds South district in the December quarter 1936, aged 80. He died 2 December 1936 at 3 Green Hill Road, Bramley, Leeds. Probate was granted 24 May 1937 at Wakefield to Arthur Wild, draper’s manager. His effects were £86.3s and he was of 24 Hall Grove, Leeds.
George and Jane Ann’s children were:
George Noble Kerton, birth registered (Kirton) in the December quarter 1879 in the Hunslet district.
Tom/William A Kerton, born about 1882.
Sydney Kerton, birth registered in the Leeds West sub-district in 1883.
Herbert Kerton, birth registered in the sub-district Leeds West in the September quarter 1893 (the possibility in Hunslet in September 1894 would make him 6 and 16 in the two censuses).
Thomas Kerton (1858 – 1889), born 1858 in Leeds (sub-district Leeds West).
In 1871, in the Leeds Moral and Industrial Training School for Pauper Children, a Thomas Kearton was aged 12 and born in Leeds.
His death was registered in the March quarter 1889 in the Hunslet district, aged 29.
Frederick Joseph Kerton (1860 – 1861), born 1860 in Leeds (sub-district Leeds West). His death (Frederick Joe Kerton) is probably registered in the December quarter 1861.
Sarah Ann Kerton, born about 1831. She appears to be in the household of John and Sarah Kerton in the 1841 census with George born 1828.
Sarah Ann Kerton married Thomas Thwaites 4 March 1858 at St Peter’s Church Leeds after banns. Sarah Ann was aged 21 (ie full age) and a spinster of Gower Street, a daughter of John Kerton, a carrier. Thomas Thwaites was also aged 21 (ie full age), a bachelor and cow keeper of Richmond Road, a son of Simon Thwaites, a cow keeper. The witnesses were George Wray and Julia Thomas.
Thomas’s death was registered in the June quarter 1859 in the Leeds Southeast sub-district.
Sarah Ann Thwaites then married Robert Race 23 September 1860 in St Philip’s Church, Leeds after banns. Sarah Ann was a widow aged 26 of ?Charity Street, Leeds, a daughter of John Kerton a drayman. Robert Race was aged 26, a bachelor and brewer of ?North Griggson and a son of John Race, a farmer. The witnesses were George Kerton and Elizabeth Robinson.
In 1861, in Town Street, Old Malton, Robert Race was aged 30, an agricultural labourer born at Farnley and his wife, Sarah A. was aged 29 and born in Leeds.
In 1871, at 15 Grape Street, Hunslet, Robert was aged 38, a labourer in stone yard and born at Farnley, Sarah Ann his wife was aged 39 and born in Leeds and their daughters were Elizabeth aged 9 and Mary aged 7 both born in Leeds. Also with them was Jane Ann Kearton, a niece [a daughter of George above] aged 18, employed in a worsted mill and born in Leeds.
Robert Race’s death was registered in the Hunslet district in the June quarter 1874, aged 41.
In 1881 at 25 Grape Street, Hunslet, Sarah Ann Race, widow, was aged 49. Her daughters were Elizabeth aged 19 a worsted spinner and Mary aged 17 a harding weaver (linen). All were born in Leeds.
In the 1891 census she was in the household of William Crossley, her cousin, aged 60.
Sarah Ann Race’s death was registered in the Leeds district in the December quarter 1892, aged 62.
Robert and Sarah Ann’s children were
Elizabeth Race, born 19 December 1861 and baptised 21 September 1862 at St Paul, Leeds, a daughter of Robert and Sarah Ann. Robert was a carter of 16 Nelson Street, Leeds (the address of her brother George Kerton in 1861). She married James Bilcliff at St James, Woodside, Leeds 23 December 1883 after banns. Elizabeth was aged 22 a spinster of Woodside and a domestic servant and a daughter of Robert Race, a driver. James was aged 22, a bachelor and striker, of Woodside and a son of James Bilcliff a blacksmith. The witnesses were James Cooper and Ruth Cooper.
Mary Race, born 28 October 1863 and baptised 16 November 1863 at St Peter Leeds, a daughter of Robert and Sarah Ann. Robert was a carter of Nelson Street, Leeds.
Posted February 2017