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Mary Jane Bingham

1868 - 1951

Father Robert Bingham
Mother Hannah Goodwin
Husband William Sheldon
Children Margaret, John Robert, Victor Arnold, Edward


Mary Jane was born on 10th April 1868 in Litton, the only child of Robert & Hannah, and baptised in Tideswell just over 2 weeks later (1)(19). Sometime fairly soon after her birth, the family moved to Cressbrook (2). She appeared twice in the census of 1871, once at home with her parents in Cressbrook (2), and also with her grandmother Elizabeth Bingham, and uncle William, in Litton(3). She was obviously staying with her grandmother on the night of the 2nd April - indeed being an only child, its likely that her mother worked full time at Cressbrook Mill, and that Mary Jane spent a fair amount of time with her only living grandpanent.

Sometime in the 1870s, her parents and her moved to Ashton-under-Lyne, and were there at the time of the 1881 census (along with her uncle William and her grandmother, next door) (4). However by the next census of 1891 they had moved back to Cressbrook (5).

On 27th June 1892, she married William Sheldon from next door but one in Cressbrook, at Tideswell church (6). Her father died in December that same year (07).

Her first child, Margaret, was born in July 1893 (8), and their next, John Robert, in March 1895 (9). Her mother died in 1898 (10). Their third child, Victor Arnold, was born in February 1900 (11), but for some reason wasn't baptised for almost a year (12). At the time of the census in March 1901, her husband William was lodging in Hasland in Chesterfield, working as a coal miner (13), whilst Mary Jane and the family were still in Cressbrook (14). It seems that this arrangement didn't last long though, as by the time their last child Edward was baptised the following January, William was was back in Cressbrook working as a warehouseman at Litton Mill (15).

Her husband William died aged 59 in April 1930 (16). Mary Jane survived him by 21 years, dying at her daughter Margaret's home in Bakewell on 31st March 1951 (17).


Brief details of her children:



Sources:

  1. Birth Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where born Name Sex  Name and surname of father Name, surname and maiden surname of mother Occupation of father Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Tenth
    April
    1868
    Litton
    Mary Jane   Girl Robert
    Bingham
    Hannah
    Bingham
    formerly
    Goodwin
    Power loom
    cotton weaver
    Hannah
    Bingham
    Mother
    Litton
    Twentyfifth
    April
    1868
  2. Census of 2nd April 1871 reads:
    Place: Top Row, Cressbrook
    Robert Bingham Head Mar 30 Cotton Power Loom Weaver [Derbyshire], Litton
    Hannah do Wife Mar 29 do do, Monyash
    Mary Bingham Daur   2   do, Litton
  3. Census of 2nd April 1871 reads:
    Place: Litton
    Elizabeth Bingham Head W 53 Seamstress [Derbyshire], [Litton]
    William Bingham Son Unm 21 Cotton Mill Hand do, do
    Mary Jane Bingham Grandr   2   do, do
  4. Census of 3rd April 1881 reads:
    Place: 79 Princess St, Ashton-under-Lyne
    Robert Bingham Head Mar 39 [Cotton Weaver] Derbyshire, Litton
    Hannah - do - Wife Mar 39 - do - - do - Monyash
    Mary Jane - do - Daur   12 Scholar - do - Litton
    Alice Goodwin Visitor Mar 49   - do - Tideswell
    Ann Heywood Visitor Unm 28 Cotton Weaver - do - Little Longstone
  5. Census of 5th April 1891 reads:
    Place: Middle Cottages, Cressbrook, Litton
    Robert Bingham Head M 49 Powerloom Calico Weaver Employed Derbyshire, Litton
    Hannah Do Wife M 49     Do, Monyash
    Mary Jane Do Daur S 22 Powerloom Calico Weaver Employed Do, Litton
    Herbert Bennett Boarder Widower 32 Power Loom Overlooker Employed Do, Tideswell
  6. Marriage Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    1892 Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Tideswell in the County of Derby
    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
    1892 June 27th William Sheldon 21 Bachelor Labourer Cressbrook the late John Sheldon Gamekeeper
    Mary Jane Bingham 24 Spinster - Cressbrook Robert Bingham Weaver
    Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church after banns
    in the presence of Fred Dawson, Charlotte Jackson
  7. Death Certificate from Registration District of Repton states:
    When and where died Name Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Sixteenth
    December
    1892
    The County
    Asylum
    Mickleover
    R.S.D.
    Robert Bingham Male 51
    years
    Formerly
    a
    weaver
    at
    Cressbrook
    Bakewell
    Exhaustion
    from Epilepsy
    Certified by
    J Murray
    Lindsay MD
    J Murray
    Lindsay MD
    Superintendent
    County Asylum
    Mickleover
    Twentieth December 1892
  8. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    1893
    July
    20th
    Maggie William
    &
    Mary Jane
    Sheldon Cressbrook [Cop Carrier]
    Born 18th July 1893
  9. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    1895
    July 4
    John
    Robert
    William
    &
    Mary Jane
    Sheldon Ravens Dale
    Cressbrook
    Labourer
    Born March 6 1895
  10. Death Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where died Name Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Thwentieth
    November
    1898
    Ravensdale
    Litton
    RD
    Hannah
    Bingham
    Female 56 years Widow of
    Robert
    Bingham
    a Powerloom
    Cotton Weaver
    Influenzal Bronchitis
    Asthemia
    Certified by
    J S Parke
    MRCS
    William Sheldon
    Son-in-law
    present at the death
    Ravensdale
    Litton
    Twenty
    first
    November
    1898
  11. Birth Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where born Name Sex  Name and surname of father Name, surname and maiden surname of mother Occupation of father Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Third February 1900, Cressbrook, Litton Victor Arnold Boy William Sheldon Mary Jane Sheldon formerly Bingham General Labourer Mary Jane Sheldon, Mother, Cressbrook, Litton First March 1900
  12. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    1901
    January 15
    Victor
    Arnold
    William
    &
    Mary Jane
    Sheldon Cressbrook Labourer
  13. Census of 31st March 1901 reads:
    Place: 48 New St, Grassmoor, Hasland, Chesterfield
    William Sheldon Boarder M 30 Coal Miner Worker [Derbys], Tideswell
  14. Census of 31st March 1901 reads:
    Place: Middle Row, Cressbrook
    Mary Jane Sheldon Head away
    Wife
    M 32 Cotton Weaver Worker Derby, Litton
    Maggie Sheldon Dau s 7 School .    "     Cressbrook
    John Robt Sheldon Son s 6 - .    "             "
    Victor Arnold Sheldon " s 1 . .    "             "
    Ethel Bingham Visitor s 16 Cotton Winder Worker Lanc, Hurst
  15. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    1902
    January 28
    Edward William
    &
    Mary Jane
    Sheldon Cressbrook Warehouseman
    at Litton Mill
  16. Death Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where died Name Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Sixteenth April 1930, Cressbrook, Litton William Sheldon Male 59 years An Overlooker in Cotton Doubling Mills 1.(a) Acute Cardiac Ashtma (b) Fatty Degeneration of Heart (c) Chronic Bronchitis 2. Chronic Phlebitis Left Leg No PM. Certified by [Fred K B Quanbrough] MRCS Edward Sheldon, Son, in attendance, Cressbrook, Litton Seventeenth April 1930
  17. Death Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where died Name Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Thirty-first March 1951. Butts Cottage, Bakewell Mary Jane Sheldon Female 82 years Widow of William Sheldon. Overlooker at Cotton Mill 1.(a) Myocardial degeneration. Certified by D S Cooke MB M Robinson, Daughter. In attendance, Butts Cottage, Bakewell Second April 1951
  18. Census of 2rd April 1911 reads:
    William Sheldon Head 40 Married         Cop Winding Overlooker Cotton Doubling Worker   Cressbrook, Derbyshire
    Mary Jane Sheldon Wife 42 Married 18 4 4 0         Litton, Derbyshire
    Maggie Sheldon Daughter 17 Single         Cop Winder       "       " Worker   Cressbrook, Derbyshire
    John Robert Sheldon Son 16 Single         Bobbin Doffer       "       " Worker   Cressbrook, Derbyshire
    Victor Arnold Sheldon Son 11     "     "         School       Cressbrook, Derbyshire
    Edward Sheldon Son 9     "     "         School       Cressbrook, Derbyshire
    Number of Rooms: 5
    Postal Address: 47 Cressbrook via Buxton
  19. Baptism entry in the parish register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell reads :
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    1868
    April
    27th
    Mary =
    Jane
    Robert
    &
    Hannah
    Bingham Litton Weaver
    Born April 10 1868



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