He was born about 1823/4 at Alfreton, Derbyshire, a son of George and Ann Shepperson.
In 1841 he was at home with his father and step-mother, aged 15-19.
He (George Shepperson Junior) married Mary Lovett in the Basford district in the March quarter 1846.
In 1851, in Derby Road, Belper, he was a lodger, married, aged 27 a cotton framework knitter, born in Alfreton. His wife was not with him.
In 1861, in Main Road, Lambley, Notts, George Shepperson was aged 37, a framework knitter, born at Alfreton. His wife, Mary was aged 33, a seamer and born in Lambley. Their children were George aged 14 a framework knitter, William aged 2 and Joseph aged 11 months. All were born in Lambley.
In 1871 in Brook Street, Carlton, Notts, George Shepperson was aged 46, a framework knitter born in Alfreton. His wife Mary was aged 43 and their children were George aged 24 a framework knitter, William aged 12 a cotton winder, James aged 8, Mary Ann aged 6 and Gervase aged 4. All were born at Lambley.
In 1881 in Brook Street, Carlton, Notts, George Shepperson was aged 56, a framework knitter born at Alfreton. His wife Mary was aged 53 and their children were James aged 18, a farm labourer, Mary A. aged 16 a cotton factory hand, George aged 14 a farm labourer, all born at Lambley, and Samuel aged 7 and born at Carlton.
In 1891, in Station Street, Carlton, in 4 rooms, George was aged 67, a framework knitter born at Alfreton. Mary his wife was aged 63 and born at Lambley, and their son was Samuel aged 17, a printer’s labourer born in Carlton.
In 1901 in Urban Road, carlton, George was aged 77 a wool framework knitter born at Alfreton, Mary his wife was aged 74 and born at Lambley.
George’s death was registered in the Basford district in the March quarter 1902. He was aged 76.
Mary’s death was registered in the Basford district in the December quarter 1910. She was aged 83.
There is an odd gap in the list of children between 1847 and 1857. There is also in 1851 a Mary Lovett (daughter), unmarried, aged 23 and a framework knitter, born at Lambley and a George Lovett (grandson) aged 4 in the household of Jervess and Ann Lovett, in Main Street, Lambley. Could these be the missing wife and child of George Shepperson? It is almost as if George and Mary separated after son George was born only to be reunited before William and the rest of the children were born, and possibly after Mary’s parents died.
George and Mary’s children were:
1. George Shepperson, born about 1846 at Lambley.
2. William Shepperson, born about 1858 at Lambley.
3. Joseph Shepperson, born May 1861 at Lambley.
4. James Shepperson, born about 1862/3 at Lambley.
5. Mary Ann Shepperson, born about 1864/5 at Lambley.
6. Gervase Shepperson, born about 1866/7 at Lambley. In 1881 he appears to be ‘George’. Jarvis married Jane Hatherley in the June quarter 1894 in the Shardlow district. In 1911 at 2 Works Yard, Cavendish Square, Main Street, Carlton, in 4 rooms, Gervase Shepperson was aged 45, a casual labourer, born in Lambley. Jane, his wife was aged 44, born in Keyworth and they had been married for 16 years and had had six children all of whom were alive. These were Herbert aged 14 a printer at Stafford and Co. Netherfield and born in Toton, Notts., Violet aged 12, William aged 11, George aged 9, Edwin Gervase aged 7 and Ida Kate aged 3, all born in Carlton. Gervase and Jane’s children were:
a. Herbert Shepperson (1897 – 1980), born about 1896 at Toton, Notts.
b. Violet Shepperson (1898 – 1915), born about 1898 in Carlton.
c. William Shepperson, born about 1899 in Carlton.
d. George Shepperson, born about 1901 in Carlton.
e. Edwin Gervase Shepperson, born about 1903 in Carlton.
f. Ida Kate Shepperson (1907 – 1994), born about 1907 in Carlton.
7. Samuel Shepperson, born about 1873/4 at Carlton.
Posted March 2014