CARLTON of Middlestown (Yorkshire)

Placenames in red indicate place of birth. Placenames in blue indicate place of baptism.

 

John Carlton (birthplace: Ireland) married Jane --- (birthplace: Ireland) in c.1840 in Ireland?

Benjamin
(c.1842-1907)
Barnsley

Ann J.
(1849- )
Barnsley

William
(1850- )
Holbeck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second child, Ann Jane, was baptised at St Mary's Church, Barnsley on 3 June 1849. Of the other two, we currently have no record.

 

Census: 30 March 1851

Address

Name of
each person

Relation
to
head of
family

Condition
as to
marriage

Age last birthday

Profession or occupation

Where born

Kiln Street, Holbeck, Leeds

John Carlton

head

married

45

canvas weaver

Ireland

Jane

wife

married

40

---

Ireland

Benjamin

son

unmarried

8

---

Barnsley

Ann J.

daughter

unmarried

2

---

Barnsley

William

son

unmarried

3 months

---

Holbeck


In the first half of the 19th century Holbeck village was a quiet hamlet of just a few streets, but, with the advent of the Industrial Revolution, it became one of the richest and most significant places in England. Holbeck's foundries and mills manufactured cloth, machinery, steam engines and other equipment for companies all over the world.


At the time of the 1861 Census, the family appear to be absent from the country. My guess is that they returned to Ireland, perhaps for the funeral of either John or Jane.

 

Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church inthe Parish of Thornhill in the County of York

When married

Name and surname

Age

Condition

Rank or profession

Residence at the time of marriage

Father's name and surname

Rank or profession of father

8 May 1865

Benjamin Carlton

full age

bachelor

miner

Middlestown

John Carlton

weaver

Martha Thornes

19

spinster

---

Middlestown

Joshua Thornes

miner

Witnesses: Thomas Westwood, William Ramsden

 

Clara (1868- )
Middlestown
Thornhill

Emma (1871- )
Middlestown
Thornhill

John William (1873- )
Middlestown
Thornhill

 

Census: 2 April 1871

Address

Name of
each person

Relation
to
head of
family

Condition
as to
marriage

Age last birthday

Profession or occupation

Where born

Thornhill Road, Middlestown

Benjamin Carlton

head

married

28

coal miner

Barnsley

Martha

wife

married

25

---

Shitlington

Clara

daughter

unmarried

2

---

Shitlington

Emma

daughter

unmarried

8 days

---

Shitlington

 

Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Thornhill in the County of York

When married

Name and surname

Age

Condition

Rank or profession

Residence at the time of marriage

Father's name and surname

Rank or profession of father

8 May 1880

Benjamin Carlton

37

widower

miner

Middlestown

John Carlton (deceased)

weaver

Sarah Broadhead Clarkson

24

spinster

---

Sandy Lane [Thornhill?]

James Clarkson

tailor

Witnesses: Charles Brook, Richard Bedford

 

James (c.1881- )
Middlestown
Thornhill

 

Census: 3 April 1881

Address

Name of
each person

Relation
to
head of
family

Condition
as to
marriage

Age last birthday

Profession or occupation

Where born

Thornhill Road, (Middlestown), Shitlington

Benjamin Carlton

head

married

38

coal miner

Barnsley, Yorkshire

Sarah

wife

married

26

---

Bradley, Yorkshire

Clara

daughter

unmarried

12

scholar

Middlestown, Yorkshire

Emma

daughter

unmarried

10

scholar

Middlestown, Yorkshire

John William

son

unmarried

7

scholar

Middlestown, Yorkshire

George Firth

apprentice

unmarried

13

colliery (hurrier appte)

Shariston, Yorkshire

 

At the time of the Census in 1881, George Firth, a 13 year old colliery apprentice is living with the family. Without any evidence to the contrary, we must assume that all Benjamin's children left school at the age of 12 or 13 also.

 

Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church inthe Parish of Mirfield in the County of York

When married

Name and surname

Age

Condition

Rank or profession

Residence at the time of marriage

Father's name and surname

Rank or profession of father

3 July 1886

Benjamin Carlton

44

widower

miner

Middlestown

John Carlton (deceased)

weaver

Mary Naylor

36

spinster

---

Flash Lane

Henry Naylor (deceased)

joiner

Witnesses: John Cudworth, Thomas Thornes

 

Lois (1887- )
Middlestown
Thornhill

Martha (1890- )
Middlestown
Thornhill

Harry (c.1892- )
Middlestown
Thornhill

 

In 1890, Clara married George Kinder, a colliery lamp keeper, also from Middlestown. In 1891 they were living at Inghams Yard, Middlestown. He was 28, she was 22. They later had a daughter Alice, before Clara died in childbirth. George remarried and had a houseful of kids, but his second wife also died young and Alice had to raise them all herself.

 

Census: 5 April 1891

Address

Name of
each person

Relation
to
head of
family

Condition
as to
marriage

Age last birthday

Profession or occupation

Where born

Highfield Terrace, Middlestown

Benjamin Carlton

head

married

48

coal miner

Barnsley

Mary

wife

married

41

---

Mirfield

Emma

daughter

unmarried

20

cloth weaver loom

Thornhill

John W.

son

unmarried

17

coal miner

Thornhill

James

son

unmarried

9

scholar

Thornhill

Lois

daughter

unmarried

3

---

Thornhill

Martha

daughter

unmarried

8 months

---

Thornhill

 

1893 was the year of the Thornhill Colliery Disaster, when 139 men were lost in an explosion at Combs Pit, Thornhill. Not surprisingly, this seems to have precipitated a change - the family moved to Edge End to run a shop.

Shortly afterwards the family moved to Stacksteads in Lancashire so that James could train as a monumental mason. He eventually set up shop in Gawthorpe, near Ossett.

John William married a girl called Emma and went to live at Conisboro'.

 

Census: 31 March 1901

Address

Name of
each person

Relation
to
head of
family

Condition
as to
marriage

Age last birthday

Profession or occupation

Where born

2 Acre Mill Road, Bacup

Benjamin Carlton

head

married

58

Corporation labourer & road labourer

Barnsley

Mary

wife

married

51

---

Mirfield

James

son

unmarried

19

apprentice to stonemason

Middlestown

Lois

daughter

unmarried

13

assistant woolen weaver

Middlestown

Martha

daughter

unmarried

10

---

Middlestown

Harry

son

unmarried

8

---

Thornhill

 

In 1901, at the age of 13, Lois has already started work as a weaver of woollens at Ashworths mill in Stacksteads. Her mother, Mary, also worked there for a time.

In 1907 they are living in Church Street, Stacksteads, which is where Benjamin died at the age of 67.

From Church Street, the family moved to Glen Top and Mary opened a small house shop, later taking over the eating house in Bacup Market Hall. Eventually that was sold and they bought (for 14!) a business in Todmorden Road, Bacup. Lois gave up working at the mill to help her mother run it.

Lois married Walter Woods Hoyle in about 1913 and went to live at 14 Chapel Street, Haslingden, Lancashire. Shortly afterwards, her mother, Mary, also moved to Haslingden; living at 36 Parkinson Street, until her death in 1920.

 

Marriage solemnized at the Independent Methodist Church, Beaconsfield Street, Haslingden

When married

Name and surname

Age

Condition

Rank or profession

Residence at the time of marriage

Father's name and surname

Rank or profession of father

4 May 1919

Frederick Henry Terry

27

bachelor

no occupation (discharged soldier)

36 Parkinson Street, Haslingden

Robert Terry

Farm labourer

Martha Carlton

28

spinster

cotton weaver

36 Parkinson Street, Haslingden

Benjamin Carlton (deceased)

Chapel keeper

Witnesses: Walter Woods Hoyle, L. Hoyle