In 1851 he was at home with his parents aged 6 and born at Leeds.
In 1861 he was at home with his parents aged 16, a blacksmith (apprentice) and born at Leeds.
He married Elizabeth Bate in the Leeds Register Office in 1864.
In 1871, at 1 Sheepscar Street, Thomas was aged 26, a smith striker and born in Leeds. His wife, Elizabeth, was aged 28 and born at Newton le Willows, Lancs. Their son was Richard aged 1 and born in Leeds.
In 1881, at 1 Sheepscar Street, Thomas was aged 36, a working chemist and born at Leeds. His wife, Elizabeth was aged 38 and born at Newton le Willows, Yorks. There was a daughter in law (presumably step daughter) Hannah Bate aged 20, a tailoress, born at Hunslet. Thomas' children were Richard aged 11, George aged 9 and Rose aged 2 all born at Leeds. With the family was Thomas' father, George, a widower, aged 74, a working chemist and born at Kockby (i.e. Kirkby) Malzeard, Yorks.
In 1891, at 23 Sheepscar Street, in 4 rooms, Thomas was aged 46, an indigo refiner (employee), born in Leeds. His wife, Elizabeth, was aged 47 and born in Lancashire. Their children were Richard, aged 21, a rough cutter of leather (employee), George aged 19 a brick (?) maker (employee), Rose, aged 12, and Thomas aged 6. All were born in Leeds.
There is a suitable death registration for Elizabeth Kerton aged 57 in the Leeds district in the June quarter 1899 (9b 320).
Thomas then married again, to Emma Ratcliffe, at St Clement, Sheepscar, Leeds in 1900 (CE61/C/100).
In the 1901 census of 19 Sheepscar Street, Leeds, Thomas Kerton, was aged 56, a chemical warehouseman (worker), born Leeds. With him was his wife, Emma, aged 42 born at Halifax and his children Thomas, aged 16, a French polisher and Rose, aged 22, both born in Leeds. There was also a visitor, Lily Gill aged 4 and born in Leeds (a relative of Annie Gill, the wife of Richard Kerton?).
Emma’s death appears to have been registered in the Leeds district in the September quarter 1907. She was aged 48.
In the 1911 census, at 19 Sheepscar Street, Leeds, Thomas was aged 66, a widower and a warehouseman at a chemical works, Rose was aged 31, a housekeeper at home and Thomas was aged 25 and a labourer at a scientific instrument maker’s. All were workers. All were born in Leeds.
Thomas Kerton died 18 January 1918 (registered in the Leeds district in the March quarter 1918, aged 73) and he was of 19 Sheepscar Street, Leeds. Probate was granted 7 February 1918 at Wakefield to Richard Kerton, painter [son} and Rose Ledsham, the wife of Richard Ledsham [daughter]. His effects were £49.8s.11d.
Thomas and Elizabeth's children were
Richard Kerton (1869 – 1937), born 1869 in the sub-district of West Leeds.
He married Mary Johnson in St Clement, Sheepscar in the September quarter 1895.
In the 1901 census, at 27 Craven Street, Leeds North, in 3 rooms, Richard (in the index as Nerton) was aged 31, a painters labourer, Mary, a wife and furrier (?), aged 31, Alice aged 4 and Annie Elizabeth aged 1 (perhaps 1 month?), both daughters.
In the 1911 census at 2 Standby Place, Burmantofts, Leeds, (in the index as Herton), Richard was aged 41, a whitewasher and paperhanger working on his own account. Mary was aged 41, married for 15 years and with 2 children both of whom were alive and a charwoman (worker). Their children were Alice aged 14, a day girl (general domestic servant, worker) and Annie Elizabeth aged 10. All were born in Leeds.
There is a death registration for Richard Kerton in the Leeds North district in the December quarter 1937. He was aged 68.
Richard and Mary’s children were:
Alice Kerton, registered in Leeds West in the June quarter 1896.
Annie Elizabeth Kerton, registered in Leeds West in the March quarter 1901.
George Kerton (1871 – 1916), birth registered in the December quarter 1871 in the Leeds district.
He married Annie Woodlock (Yorkshire BMD, Woodcock in FreeBMD) at Holy Trinity, Leeds in the September quarter 1895.
In 1901 at 3 Wingham Terrace (after Sheepscar Vale), George was aged 29, a brushmaker and Annie was aged 30. With them was Annie’s sister, Beatrice Woodlock, single and aged 27. All were born in Leeds.
In the census of 1911, at 9 Bedford Terrace, Sheepscar Street, in 3 rooms, George was aged 39, a brushmaker (worker), Annie was aged 41 and had had two children, one of whom had died, and their daughter, Maud, was aged 8. All were born in Leeds.
George Kerton died 17 March 1916 (registered in the Leeds district in the March quarter 1916, aged 44) and was of 9 Bedford Terrace, Leeds. Administration of his estate was granted 14 February 1918 to Annie Kerton his widow. His effects were £39. 5s.
George and Annie’s child was:
Maud Kerton, born in the September quarter 1902 in the Leeds West sub-district.
Rose Kerton (1878 – 1838), born 1878 in the sub-district of North Leeds.
In 1911 she was living with her father, aged 31. She married Richard Ledsham in the Leeds district in the September quarter 1911.
There is a death registration for Rose Ledsham in the Leeds North district and the March quarter 1938. She was aged 58.
Richard and Rose’s children were
Richard Ledsham, birth registered in the Leeds district in the March quarter 1912 (maiden name Kerton)
Norman Ledsham, birth registered in the Leeds district in the September quarter 1914 (maiden name Kerton).
Thomas Ledsham, birth registered in the Leeds district in the March quarter 1916 (maiden name Kerton).
Thomas Kerton (1885 – 1933), birth registered as Kirton in the Leeds district and the March quarter 1885.
In 1911 he was living with his father aged 25.
There is a death registration for Thomas Kerton in the Leeds North district and the September quarter 1933. He was aged 48.
Posted February 2017