George Gaskell: 26 February 1793 - 23 March 1863
George was born in Wanstead, Essex.
He married, by license from Canterbury, Ann Bone on 18th January 1815, both then of the Parish of St John, Thanet, Kent.
The Census of 1841 has George and Ann living in St James Square aged (to the nearest 5 years rounded up) 45 and 50 respectively, with their children - Marie 20, Ann 15, Mary 14 and John 7. Son, George was at Mill House, Thanet, and daughter, Caroline, must have been elsewhere.
At the wedding of his daughter, Ann, in 1845, his address was 3 St James Square, Margate, Kent.
According to the 1851 Census, George, with imperfect vision, was aged 56 and Ann, aged 60, were still living at 3 St James Square. George was a proprietor of Houses and Land. Also present were his children:- George Bone Gaskell. aged 26, a Wesleyan Minister. Caroline Jemima Gaskell, aged 19. John Gaskell, aged 17. and his granddaughter, Emma Sackett, aged 3. There was also one servant. George is also mentioned in the Post Office Directory and Court Directory for 1851 as resident at 3 St James Square.
According to the 1861 Census, George, aged 68 was blind and was still living at 3 St James Square; he was a Land and House proprietor. Also present were Maria Sackett, his daughter, aged 40, John Gaskell, his son, aged 27, and Emma Sackett, his granddaughter, aged 14.
His wife, Ann, died on 24th September 1859, aged 69 and George died on 23rd April 1863 at Horsforth, Yorkshire although he was, according to his will, of Thanet, Kent; his estate was valued at under £3000. The will was proved on the oath of John Gaskell, gentleman and brother, of St Nicholas Parish. They had seven children:
John Gaskell was born on 10th November 1818 and baptised on 29th January 1819 at St John’s Hawley Square-Wesleyan Church, Margate - his future is not known, but probably died young.
Maria Gaskell born on 22nd August 1820 and baptised at St John’s on 25th October 1820. In Margate, she married Rev. Edward Saunders Sackett, a Wesleyan Minister, on 17th August 1842. Edward was the son of Edward Sackett, a Shipwright, 1791 – 1818, and Mary Saunders, whom he married on 27th May 1810 at Spitalfields Christ Church, Stepney, London; The Rev Edward Saunders Sackett was baptised on 3rd November 1811 in St Lawrence in Thanet and died in Essex in 1850. He married firstly Ann Elizabeth Hopkins in 1835, who died childless on 28th May 1837 at Ramsgate, Kent.
Edward and Maria had four children
Maria Sackett born 1843 in Spilsby, Lincolnshire and married John Hartley Blackburn in late1876 in Wharfedale, Yorkshire. According to the 1871 Census, Marai was staying with her Aunt, Caroline Jemima Blackburn, néé Gaskell, and her family in Horsforth
Catherine Sackett born 1845 in Spilsby, Lincolnshire and married Charles Jack in early1870 in Wharfdale. In 1861 Caroline was staying with her Aunt Caroline Jemima Balckburn
Emma Sackett born 1847 in Norwich, Norfolk. According to the 1861 Census, she was staying with her grandparents in Thanet and in 1861 with her mother at her grandparents. She married Thomas Henry Vickers in early 1868 in Kirkstall, Yorkshire. Was he a relative of George Vickers Gaskell's mother, Mary Randall Vickers?
Edward Gaskell Sackett born 1849 in Romford, Essex and died in 1925. According to the 1871 and 1881 Census he was living with his mother in Horsforth, Yorkshire. He married an Alice Horsburgh in West Derby in 1877 and they had six children:
Edward Stewart Gaskell Sackett born in Wharfedale, Yorkshire in 1879
Nora Alice Sackett born in 1880.
Harry Leonard Sackett born in June quarter 1884 in Nottingham
Mabel Sackett born in September quarter 1887 in Basford. She married Frederick Hilton Francis on 12th May 1914.
Eileen Sackett born in June quarter 1894 in Nottingham
Edith Gordon Sackett born in June quarter 1896 in Nottingham
According to the 1851 Census, Maria , a Wesleyan Minister's widow, aged 30 , was living in West Street, New Sleaford, Lincolnshire. Children at home were Maria, aged 7, Catherine, aged 5 and Edward, aged 1. Emma was staying with Maria's parents.
According to the 1861 Census, Maria was living with her father, aged 40, and was a House proprietor
According to the 1871 Census, Maria, aged 50, was widowed and living on an annuity at 30 Viewpond Side, Horsforth, Yorkshire, with her son Edward.
According to the 1881 Census, Maria was widowed and living at New Road Side, Horsforth, Yorkshire, with her son, Edward. Maria died on 11th June 1884 at her home - Airedale House, Horsforth, Guiseley, Yorkshire and in her will of 11th July 1882, she left her estate, valued at £3071.0.7, equally to her four children
Ann Gaskell, born on 16th August 1822 and baptised at St John’s on 4th November 1822. She married Rev. William Exton, son of Barnabus Exton, Brewer, and Mary Sale, on 13th August 1845 at St John’s. William was a Wesleyan Minister, born on 28th February 1815 in Newport, Isle of Wight and baptised at the Wesleyan Chapel, on 26th March 1815; William died on 26th May 1891. His parents married in Newport on 9th April 1814 and Barnabus died on 9th November 1847. At the time of her marriage, Ann was "of independent means" and witnesses at the wedding included her brother George and sister Mary. The children of William and Ann were:
George Gaskell Exton born on 19th March 1847 and died on 12th April 1848
Mary Gaskell Exton born on 8th August 1848 and died on 16th March 1849
William Henry Gaskell Exton born on 25th October 1850. According to the 1871 Census he was living with his parents and sister, Isabella, at Jersey Cottage, Water Lane, Lambeth and worked as a Commercial Clerk. He married Theresa Charlotte Ellen Wimp in late 1887 in London. According to the 1891 Census William and Theresa were living in Walthamstow, Essex, with Theresa’s father, Henry Wimp, aged 54, a carpenter. William was a Publisher, aged 40 and Theresa, aged 33, was born in Kentish Town, Middlesex. Also present was Theresa’s brother Frederick H K Wimp, who was aged 21, a Clerk. According to the 1901 Census, William aged 50, was an Author, Dramatist and Editor. Theresa was 43. Also living with them was William’s mother Ann, aged 78.
William died in London on 15th December 1910
Mary Jane Exton born on 4th December 1852 and died on 1st December 1879. According to the 1861 Census, Mary was aged 8 and living with her parents in Lower Road, Kettering.
George Gaskell Exton born on 31st July 1856 in Huntingdon. in mid 1883 in London. According to the 1861 Census, George was aged 4 and living with his parents in Lower Road, Kettering. According to the 1871 Census, George attended, aged 14, Woodhouse Grove School in Rawdon, Yorkshire. He married Lizzie Nelson Harris in mid 1883 in London. According to the 1891 Census George, aged 34, and Lizzie, aged 32, were living in Garside, Beckenham, Kent. George was a Manager of a safe and lock manufacturers. They had one daughter plus two servants:
Ethel Mary Exton aged 7 and born in London
George died on 18th June 1936
Rev. John Gaskell Exton born on 3rd October 1858. According to the 1861 Census, John was aged 2 and living with his parents in Lower Road, Kettering. He attended, according to the 1871 Census, Woodhouse Grove School, Rawdon, Yorkshire, where he was a Scholar, aged 13. According to the 1881 census he was aged 22, a Commercial Clerk and local Methodist Preacher born in Chepstow, Monmouthshire. He married Mary Thomas, who was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, in mid 1885 in London. According to the 1891 Census he was 31 and living at 17 Wendell Road, Croydon, with his wife, Mary, aged 21. John’s employment then was just listed as a Commercial Clerk. Children present were:
Ernest William Exton aged 5 and born in Norwood, Croydon c. 1886. He married Marie G Nicholson and they had a son:
Eric John Nicholas Exton
Herbert George Exton aged 3 months and born in Norwood, Croydon, in early 1891
Also present was Mary Thomas, aged 73, a widow and the mother of Mary.
According go the 1901 Census, John, aged 42 and a Clergyman of the Church of England, was living at 4 Second Avenue, Bradford, Yorkshire, his wife, presumably dead. Ernest was also not at home. Herbert was aged 10 and an additional child plus a housekeeper were present
Howard John G Exton aged 8 and born in Norwood, Croydon in late 1892
John died on 13th may 1929
Isabella Annie Exton born on 3rd January 1861 in Kettering. According to the 1861 Census, she was aged 3 months and living with her parents in Lower Road, Kettering. According to the 1871 Census she was living with her parents at Jersey Villa, Water Lane, Lambeth and in the 1881 Census she was aged 20, born in Kettering, Northamptonshire. She died on 11th February 1889
According to the 1851 Census, William, aged 36, a Wesleyan Minister, and Ann, aged 28, were living in Holy Dyke, St Peter's Parish, Barton upon Humber, Lincolnshire. William, their youngest surviving son, aged 6 months and servant were also present
According to the 1861 Census, William, aged 46 and Ann, aged 38, were living in Lower Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire. William was a Wesleyan Minister and the following children were at home – Mary, aged 8; George, aged 4; John, aged 2 and Isabella, aged 3 months.
According to the 1871 Census Ann, aged 48, and William, aged 56, were living at Jersey Villa, Water Lane, Lambeth with their son, William HG and daughter, Isabella, plus one servant. William was the wife of a Wesleyan Minister In the1881 Census she was living at the same address with her children John and Isabella
According to the 1891 Census, William and Ann still lived at 2 Water Lane, Brixton, London. William died shortly after the Census. Ann died in Bournemouth on 10th February 1908.
Rev. George Bone Gaskell born on 19th May 1824 and baptised at St John’s, Margate on 2nd July 1824. He married Mary Randall Vickers on 18th April 1855 in Leeds. According to the will of his sister, Maria's, husband, Rev Edward Saunders Sackett dated 28th March 1848, George was a Wesleyan Minister of Barnstaple, Devon.
According to the 1861 Census, Mary, born in Leeds, was a widow, aged 29, living in Cowper Street, Potter Newton, Hedingly, Leeds with her children, George, aged 3 and Annie, aged 2, plus one servant
According to the 1871 Census, Maria (Mary) was a widow, living at her father's home, aged 39 and born in Leeds. She was classed as a Gentlewoman. Also in the home at Willow House, Potter Newton, Leeds, Yorkshire, were her father, Benjamin R Vickers, widower, aged 72 and born in Leeds on 11th April 1798; Mary's daughter Annie, aged 12; a niece of her father, Helen Shillito, aged 36, a Minister's wife and visiting ; Benjamin T Vickers, her brother, aged 28, and not in employment. All were born in Yorkshire
They had two children:
George Vickers Gaskell born on 17th July 1857. According to the 1871 Census, George was a pupil, aged 13, at Dr Brewer's College, Clifford, Yorkshire. In 1881, according to the Census, George was living with his mother, Mary, then aged 49, a widow and born in Leeds, Yorkshire, at Willow House, Potter Newton, Yorkshire, which was the home of George's Grandfather, retired oil merchant, Benjamin Vickers, aged 82, widower and born in Leeds on 11th April 1798; George was a Civil Engineer (not practising). Also in the house were three servants. On 7th January 1884 he wrote from 17 Bainbrigge Road, Headingly, Leeds to his Uncle John about the family history (having traced it back, possibly, to Daniel Gaskell of Clifton Hall, Eccles, in 1651). He also mentioned that he was in financial trouble and was considering joining the old 93rd, “now the Argyle Sutherland Highlanders”. On 8th December 1884, in another letter to his Uncle, he wrote from Laurel House, Boston Spa, nr. Tadcaster again on the family history and his financial problems - presumably not having joined the 93rd.
According to the 1901 Census, he was a Clergyman of the Church of England, aged 42, living in an apartment in Lancashire. The apartments were owned by an Elvina Oldrieve.
Annie Margaret Gaskell born on 2nd April 1859. She married Arthur T Walker of Leeds on 29th July 1880. He was the son of Benjamin and Sarah Walker. According to the 1881 Census, Arthur, aged 29 and Annie aged 22 were living in Bainbridge Terrace, Headingly, Leeds. Arthur was a Mechanical Engineer and Annie was a Partner in the firm Fannett & Walton. They had one son and 2 servants
Gaskell H Walker aged 5 months, born in Leeds. According to the 1891 Census he was a scholar, living with his parents, aged 10. In 1901 he was aged 20 still living at home with no job listed
According to the 1891, the family were living in Alma Road, Headingly. Arthur was then a Steam Engine Hydraulic Manufacturer and Annie was not working. There was another son
Arthur R Walker aged 1, born in Leeds. He does not appear in the 1901 Census
According to the 1901 Census, Arthur was aged 49, a Civil Engineer, Employer; Annie was aged 41 and not working. Annie’s mother, Mary Randall Gaskell, was living with the family, aged 69. They had 6 servants.
Mary Bone Gaskell born on 31st July 1826 and baptised at St John’s on 17th September 1826. Mary married Rev. Charles Gibson Turton on 9th July 1846. Charles was born on 6th June 1816 and baptised on 1st July 1816 at Holy Trinity, Waltham Street, Wesleyan Methodist Church, Kingston upon Hull, the son of Isaac 1777 - 1851 and Sarah Gibson. 1775 - 1828. For more information on the Turton family click on the following paragraph 43
According to the 1851 Census, Mary, aged 24 and Charles, aged 34, a Wesleyan Minister, were living in Boughton, Canterbury, Kent, with their children George Isaac Turton, aged 3 and Mary Ann G Turton, aged 1, plus a servant
According to the 1861 Census Mary, aged 34, and Charles, a Wesleyan Minister, aged 44, were living in Gomeroal, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, with their children: Mary Ann Turton, aged 11 and Caroline, aged 6
According to the 1871 Census, the family were living in Cemetery Road, Heckmondwicke, Yorkshire. Charles was aged 54, a Wesleyan Minister and Mary was aged 44. The following children were at home
George Isaac Turton aged 23 and born c.1848 in Gross Hills, Yorkshire. He was then a Bankers Clerk. He died, aged 42 in mid 1892 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire
Mary Ann Gaskell Turton aged 21 and born c. 1850 in Sandwich, Kent. She married Frederick Gray, son of Samuel Gray and Martha Kellitt, on 17th December 1873 in Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, District of Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England. Frederick was born in 1852.
Emily C. Turton born c.1855 in Snaith, Yorkshire.
Also present in the house in 1871 were Robert Passmore aged 28, a Wesleyan Minister, born in Cross Hills, Yorkshire and a servant.
In the 1881 Census, The family of then of Charles and Mary plus daughter Emily were living at 31 New Road, Great Driffield and in 1991 Fulford, St Oswald’s, Yorkshire
Charles died in 1893
Caroline Jemima Gaskell born on 4th November 1831 and baptised at St John’s on 18th December 1831. Caroline married Henry Webster Blackburn on 9th September 1856. Henry was baptised in Bradford, Yorkshire on 24th September 1817, the son of John Blackburn and Elizabeth Webster, who married in Bradford on 20th April 1812. On 2nd April 1861, Henry appears as a Trustee of The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Pudsey, Yorkshire. The Chapel opened on 6th June 1862.
According to the 1861 Census, Caroline, aged 29 and Henry, aged 43, were living in Bank House, Horsforth, Yorkshire. Henry was a Public Accountant. The following children were at home, born in Horsforth:
Henry Blackburn aged 3
Caroline Blackburn aged 1
Plus 3 servants
According to the 1871 Census, Caroline, aged 39 and Henry, aged 53 and born in Bradford Yorkshire, were living in Bank House, Toulsons Fold, Horsforth, Yorkshire. Henry was a Public Accountant. The following children were at home all born in Horsforth.
John H Blackburn aged 23, a Public Accountant. Presumably a son of John by an earlier marriage.
Caroline E Blackburn aged 11
Edward P Blackburn aged 8, a Scholar
Arthur H Blackburn, aged 7, an Scholar
Edith A Blackburn aged 6, a Scholar
William Owen Blackburn aged 5
Sydney E Blackburn aged 4
Charles F Blackburn aged 2
Alfred B Blackburn aged 10 months
Maria Sackett aged 27, Caroline's neice
According to the 1881 Census, Caroline was a widow, still living at Toulsons Fold Bank House, Horsforth, Yorkshire, with the following children then at home.
Henry G Blackburn, aged 23, a Chartered Accountant
Caroline E Blackburn, aged 21
George Herbert Blackburn, aged 19, a Solicitor's Articled Clerk. He is mentioned in the will of his Aunt, Maria Sackett, nee Gaskell, in 1884, as Executor, of 19 Heaton Grove, Bradford, Yorkshire, Solicitor
Edward P Blackburn, aged 18, an Accountant Clerk
Arthur H Blackburn, aged 17, an Engineer's Student
Edith A Blackburn, aged 16, a Scholar
William Owen Blackburn, aged 15, a Scholar
Sydney E Blackburn, aged 14, a Scholar
Charles F Blackburn, aged 12, a Scholar
Alfred B Blackburn, aged 10, a Scholar
Also in the house in 1881 were a Visitor, John H Metcalfe, and three servants.
According to the 1891 Census, Caroline, a Widow, was a visitor, aged 59, with her daughter Caroline aged 31. Caroline was living on her own means and they were visiting a George G Oldbye in Boston St Mary's Yorkshire
John Gaskell born on 3rd December 1833 and baptised at St John’s, Margate on 4th February 1834. Accoding to the 1851 Census he was aged 17 and still living with his parents. John married Mary Berridge on 17th May 1865. John was then a Stock and Share Broker and lived at The Limes, Shipley, Yorkshire. They had four children:
John Berridge Gaskell born on 3rd April 1866 in Bradford, Yorkshire. According to the 1991 Census, John, aged 25 was living with his parents at 52 Courtfield Gardens, Kensington, London. John was then a Civil Engineer. In 1905 he married.
George Percival Gaskell born on 1st January 1868 and baptised at the Weslyan Methodist Church, Saltaire, Yorkshire on 9th February 1868. He was Assistant Master at Ilkley School of Art from 1886 until 1888. He married Edith Maxton on 7th March 1891. According to the 1891 Census George, aged 23, was living in Belsize Park, Hampstead, London and was an Artist, Painter and Art Master, born in Shipley; his wife Edith, aged 21 and born in Highbury, London. In fact, from 1891 until 1895, George was Headmaster of North West London School of Art. From 1896 until 1930, George3 was Headmaster of the Polytechnic School of Art, Regent Street, London and was also a Staff Lecturer to the University Extension Board of the University of London. According to the 1901 Census, George was an Artist and lecturer on Art. He exhibited his paintings widely, producing numerous etchings, aquatints and mezzotints; his favourite subjects were landscapes. George was a Member of the Royal Society of British Artists and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-etchers. He died in 1934
Elizabeth Lucy Gaskell born on 4th January 1870 in Shipley and baptised at the Weslyan Methodist Church, Saltaire, Yorkshire on 13th February 1870
According to the 1871 Census, John, aged 37, and Mary, aged 29, were living at 20 Victoria Park, Park Road, Shipley, Yorkshire. Both John and Mary were Stock and Share Brokers with the above three children at home
According to the 1881 Census, John was then lodging at 5 Suffolk Place, St Martin in the Fields, London, and his job was that of Sharebroker. His wife, Mary, aged 39 and born in Windsor, Berkshire was also present with their children: Lucy aged 11 and Hilda, aged 5, plus 3 servants
Hilda Mary Gaskell born on 13th June 1876 in Shipley and baptised as Sheila Mary at the Weslyan Methodist Church, Saltaire, Yorkshire on 16th July 1876
Also present were 3 servants
According to the 1991 Census, John, aged 57 and Mary, aged 49, were living at 52 Courtfield Gardens, Kensington, London. John was then a Banker and living with them were their son, John Berridge, aged 25, a Civil Engineer and Elizabeth, unmarried daughter, aged 21, a nephew and several servants
According to the 1901 Census, John, aged 67 and Mary, aged 59, were living at 121/122 Queen’s Court, Kensington, a Hotel, with their daughters Elizabeth and Hilda, aged respectively 31 and 24. Also present in the house were 14 servants and 23 boarders. John was a Mortgage Broker and Mary a Hotel Proprietress. Hilda was a food carving teacher and Elizabeth did not have a job
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