CHARLES FARNSWORTH & ANN JONSON/JANSON
Charles Farnsworth’s birth has not yet been traced; however, he was probably born in the Bagthorpe area in about 1700. He married Ann Jonson (or Janson) at Selston, Nottinghamshire, England on 30 April 1728. Ann was the daughter of William and Mary Jonson and was baptised at Selston on 16 December 1702.
Charles and Ann had 4 children, 3 of whom survived childhood –
· John, baptised at Selston on 4 May 1729
· Charles, baptised at Selston on 12 July 1736
· Daniel, baptised at Selston on 13 August 1738
· Charles, born in about 1746
Charles died in 1762 having predeceased Ann by 10 years. Ann (and possibly Charles) was buried at Selston.
John was baptised at Selston on 4 May 1729. On 2 July 1760 he married Mary SELLARS at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire . John and Mary had 2 children before Mary died in 1770. Mary was buried at Selston. On 31 July 1775 John married Martha PARKER (of Greasley, Nottinghamshire) at Selston. There were no children from this marriage. Martha died in 1798 and was buried at Selston. John died at Bagthorpe in 1814 and was buried at Selston.
John and Mary’s children were
v Charles, baptised at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire on 31 January 1761. On 30 October 1781, Charles married Dinah BEARDSLEY at Selston. Dinah died at Bagthorpe, aged 64 years, and was buried at Selston on 11 November 1828 having predeceased Charles by 4 months. Charles also died at Bagthorpe and was buried at Selston on 29 March 1829, aged 69 years. Charles and Dinah had 8 children -
¨ John, baptised at Selston on 17 November 1782
¨ Mary, died in 1786
¨ Thomas, died in infancy
¨ Mary, baptised in 1792 but died in infancy
¨ Edward, baptised in 1795
¨ Mary, baptised in 1798
¨ Esther, died in 1802
¨ Thomas, baptised in 1808
v John, was born at Bagthorpe and baptised at St Helen’s Church, Selston on 19 December 1769. In 1802 John, a farmer by occupation, married Sarah HILL at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Sarah was baptised at Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire on 30 April 1780 and her parents were William Hill and Sarah Hill (nee Smith) who had been married at Hucknall Torkard on 1 August 1774. John died at Bagthorpe and was buried at Selston on 3 January 1839 aged 70 years. Sarah died at Bagthorpe and was buried at Selston on 25 March 1827 aged 46 years.
John and Sarah had four children –
¨ Ann, baptised at Selston on 29 May 1806. She married Elias WINFIELD at Selston on 4 April 1825. By 1881 Elias had died and Ann was living with her son Joseph and his family at Annesley. Ann and Elias had 10 children
Ø Sarah, baptised at Selston on 28 August 1825
Ø Maria, baptised at Selston on 28 April 1827
Ø William, baptised at Selston on 5 July 1829
Ø John, baptised at Selston on 18 December 1831
Ø Ann, baptised at Selston on 18 May 1834
Ø James, baptised at Selston on 27 March 1836
Ø Daniel, baptised at Selston on 26 July 1840
Ø Joseph, baptised at Selston on 1 May 1842. Joseph was an agricultural worker. He married Mary in about 1874 and by 1881 they were living at Annesley with their 2 daughters (Mary, aged 5 and Martha aged 3 years). Also living with the family in 1881 was Joseph’s widowed mother Ann.
Ø Edward, baptised at Selston on 19 July 1846
Ø Emma, baptised at Selston on 16 April 1848
¨ Elizabeth, baptised at Selston on 17 May 1807.
¨ John, born at Bagthorpe on 9 December 1808 and baptised at Selston on 13 December 1808.. He married Mary HOUSLEY at Selston on 14 February 1831. (See separate Chapter on John Farnsworth and Mary Housley).
¨ Daniel, born at Bagthorpe and baptised at Selston on 24 November 1811. He married Julia STORER at Crich Carr, Derbyshire on 5 November 1838. Julia was born at Crich Carr in about 1819.
Daniel was a stone-cutter or quarryman by occupation. In 1841 Daniel and Julia were living in Crich Carr near Julia’s relatives. By 1851 they were living at Crowden Brook, Tintwistle, Cheshire which is in Longdendale just west of Woodhead Reservoir in Longdendale near to the boundary with Derbyshire. This was an encampment of about 300 people living in groups of 8 or 9. The camp was associated with the construction of either the reservoirs in Longdendale or of the Manchester and Sheffield Railway. Daniel and Julia (with 3 of their children) had 3 single men living with them at that time. By 1857 they were living at Old Brampton were Daniel may have been working on the construction of the Linacre reservoirs.
Some time later Daniel travelled to Europe where he worked on the Danube and Black Sea Railway. Julia and the children returned to Crich Carr to be near her relatives. On 12 July 1861 Daniel obtained a visa to return to England from Kustendge, Turkey (now Constanza, Romania). This area was notorious for malaria at that time and it is conjectured that he had become ill and wished to return to England. He probably wanted to travel overland, which is why he needed the visa; however, in the end he was not fit to travel and died in the workmen’s camp on 28 October 1861. His death was registered with the British Vice-Consulate at Kustenjie.
Julia continued to live in Crich Carr during Daniel’s absence and at the time of the 1861 census she was recorded as wife, not widow. Nevertheless, she was remarried in August 1863 to Mr HOLYLAND (no other details knows at this time). By the 1881 census Julia was again recorded as a widow and was living with her daughter Clara in Brimington, Derbyshire.
Daniel and Julia had 6 children –
Ø Hannah, baptised at Crich Carr on 30 June 1839. She died on 22 November 1840 and was buried at Crich Carr.
Ø John, baptised at Crich Carr on 16 May 1841. John was a stonecutter by occupation and was living with his mother at Crich Carr at the time of the 1861 census. A short time later he married Mary Ann TOPHAM, who was born at Crich in about 1843. In about 1869-1870, John and Mary Ann emigrated to the USA with their 3 children. Their next 2 children were born in the USA where the family remained for at least 4 years before returning to England. Daughters Julia and Lucy were born at Rawtenstall before the family moved to Tintwistle where William was born and where the family were living at the time of the 1881 census. The family returned to the USA sometime after the 1881 census with John’s brother William and several others from Crich.
John and Mary Ann had 8 children –
· Ellen, born at Thornhill, Dewsbury on 11 October 1863 and baptised at Crich Carr on 15 May 1864
· Clara A., born at Ramsbottom, Lancashire in 1866
· Mary Ann, born at Ramsbottom, Lancashire in 1868
· Emma, born in the USA in 1871
· Daniel, born in the USA in 1874
· Julia, born in Rawtenstall in 1876
· Lucy, born in Rawtenstall in 1878
· William, born in Tintwistle, Cheshire
Ø Sarah, born at Crich Carr in about 1843. She appears in the 1851 census aged 7 years, but not in the 1861 census
Ø George, born at Crowden Brook, Tintwistle, Cheshire in about 1848. He died before the 1861 census.
Ø William, born at Crowden Brook, Tintwistle, Cheshire on 31 January 1854. He was living with his mother at Crich Carr in 1861 but moved to Derby Lane, Chesterfield in 1863 when his mother remarried. On 10 May 1875 he married Sarah YATES at Chesterfield Parish Church. Sarah was born at Crich Carr, Derbyshire on 19 July 1854. Her father was Walter Yates.
William was a stone cutter by occupation (also described variously as a labourer and quarryman). Soon after their marriage, William and Sarah moved to Walmersley near Bury, Lancashire where their first child was born. However, by 1877 they had returned to Crich Carr where their next 3 children were born. In 1881, William and Sarah were still living at Crich Carr, Derbyshire with 4 of their children (Emma, Ellen, Clara Amanda Jane and Alice Ethel who was just one month old at that time). At some after 1881, inspired by his elder brother John’s experiences, William and the family emigrated to the USA where their youngest 4 children were born.
The family lived initially in Oberlin, Ohio but because of his health the family moved to Florida in about 1887, first at Lake Helen and later at De Leon Springs, not far from Daytona Beach, Florida where he was the manager of a quarry. William died in Florida, USA in about 1890-1891 and Sarah returned to England with the children in about 1892-1893 and kept house for her widowed father, Walter Yates with some of the children dispersed among relatives in Crich Carr. After her father died in 1910, Sarah spent most of her time visiting her daughters. She died at Chesterfield, Derbyshire in March 1925.
William and Sarah’s children were -
· Emma (Veronica), born at Bank Lane, Walmersley near Bury, Lancashire on 25 May 1876. She married Alfred Joseph PEARSON (from Bolton) at Belper, Derbyshire in 1898 and they had 5 children one of whom died in infancy – Percival (born in 1899 and died 1972, he married Hilda COOPER and they had 3 children), Reginald (born in 1900 and died 1994, he married Florence and they had 4 children), Kathleen (who died in childhood) and Ronald (who died in childhood). Emma and Alf lived at Matlock. Alf, a musician, was church organist and had a dance band. Emma wrote 2 novels (Eric and Deric Daring in 1923 and Judge Not in 1929). Alf died in about 1937 and Emma in about 1942.
· Ellen, born at Crich Carr, Derbyshire on 25 November 1877. She married Tom Wood WRIGHT at Belper Primative Methodist Chapel, Derbyshire on 8 July 1902. Their witnesses were Samuel Wright and Alice Ethel Farnsworth. Ellen and Tom had 3 children – Olive Muriel (born in 1903 and died in 1906), Irvin William Farnsworth (born on 5 July 1905 and died on 28 February 1978, he married Winifred Mary FARNSWORTH and they had 2 children), and Inez Sarah Noreen (born in September 1908 and died on 16 July 1995, she was married to Harry DAVIDSON who died in 1947 and then to Frank SALT). Ellen died at Bakewell, Derbyshire in February 1961 and was buried at Brimington, Derbyshire. Tom died in March 1949.
Ellen’s son Irvin married Winifred Mary FARNSWORTH and this marriage brings 3 Farnsworth/Farnesworth lines together. Winifred Farnsworth is the daughter of Joseph William Farnsworth and Kate Sanderson; son of Edwin Farnsworth and Mary Paul; son of Joseph Farnsworth and Ann Cheetham; son of Joseph Farnsworth and Mary Brooks; son of Charles Farnsworth and Elizabeth Kesteven; son of Charles Farnsworth and Ann Galton. The third Farnsworth line comes in via Mary Brooks who is the daughter of Anne Farnesworth and William Brooks; daughter of Thomas Farnesworth and Martha Taylor.
Thomas Farnesworth senior, husband of Martha, made a will on 27 August 1796 some 3 years prior to his death. He could not read or write but made his mark. He named his wife as his executrix and left property to her as well as to his sons Thomas (and his son Thomas), George and Charles, and his daughters Elizabeth Wainwright and Anne Brooks.
· Clara Amanda Jane, born at Crich Carr, Derbyshire in 1880. She married James Alfred MARTIN, a stonemason of Crich, at the Baptist Chapel, Crich Carr on 8 April 1901 and they had 2 children – Clifford and Colin. Clara emigrated to Australia some time after 1920 and she remarried
· Alice Ethel, born at Crich Carr, Derbyshire in 1881. She married Samuel WRIGHT at Belper, Derbyshire in June 1905. They adopted Samuel’s niece Doris PARKER who died in 1953.
· Adelaide Violet, born in the USA. She married George SIMPSON at Belper, Derbyshire in 1908 and she died in about 1953. They had 2 sons who died in childhood and later adopted a daughter – Kathleen who, when married, became Kathleen MILES.
· Walter Yates, born in the USA. He married Clara at Belper, Derbyshire in June 1909 and they had 4 children – Kathleen (who married Eddie WARD and they had 3 children), Stella, Hazel and William. Walter was a blacksmith in Whatstandwell, Derbyshire from about 1908. He emigrated to Australia in the 1920’s and became an arable farmer at Swan Hill, Victoria. He died in about 1948.
· Jessica L. (Jessie), born in the USA. She married her cousin Harrison ASHMORE at Belper, Derbyshire in March 1912 and they had 8 children two of whom died in infancy – Doreen (who married W.H. TAYLOR and they had 2 children), Gladys (who married W.F. WILKS and they had 2 children), Gordon (who married Edith SLACK and they had one child), Muriel (who married S. CAPE and they had one child), Bryant (who married Kathleen BAGGULEY and they had 2 children) and Trevor Farnsworth (who married Margaret BUTLER and they had 2 children) Jessie died in Brimington, Derbyshire in 1975.
· Edna (Willi Edna), born in the USA. She was married a number of times (possibly as many as six times), first to Frank RAWLINGS and they had 3 children – Tessie, Iris and Colin. Her second husband was Samuel PEARSON. no other details known.
Ø Clara Amanda, born at Brampton or Brimington, Derbyshire and baptised at St Thomas’ Church, Brampton, Derbyshire on 26 July 1857. She married Thomas William ASHMORE at Brimington, Derbyshire on 29 September 1878. Thomas was born in Brimington Common in about 1854 and was a tailor by occupation. In 1881 they were living at Heywood Street, Brimington, Derbyshire with their 5 month old son Wilfred and her widowed mother (Julia Holyland). Clara and Tom’s children were -
· Wilfred O., born at Brimington, Derbyshire in 1880
· Amanda, born in about 1881
· Alice, born in about 1885
· Harrison, born in about 1888. In March 1812 he married his cousin Jessie L. FARNSWORTH at Belper
Charles was baptised at Selston on 12 July 1736. He died in 1742 and was buried at Selston.
Daniel was baptised at Selston, Nottinghamshire on 13 August 1738. He married Elizabeth CLARKE at Selston on 27 December 1759. Elizabeth was baptised at Selston on 8 June 1742. Her parents were William Clarke and Martha Farnsworth (the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Farnsworth of Selston) who were married at Selston on 27 September 1726
Daniel died in 1794 and Elizabeth in 1801. Both were buried at Selston.
Daniel and Elizabeth’s children were -
v Mary, born in 1762. Mary had a son, Benjamin, who was baptised on 17 June 1787.
v Betty, born in 1764. She married John PARKER at Greasley, Derbyshire on 28 February 1792
v William, baptised at Selston on 22 July 1771. He married Ann CHAPLING at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire on 30 August 1812. They had 5 children -
¨ Elizabeth, baptised at Selston on 7 March 1813. She died before 1823.
¨ Mary, baptised at Selston on 2 July 1815
¨ Edward, baptised at Selston on 3 December 1820
¨ Hannah, baptised at Selston on 2 December 1821
¨ Elizabeth, baptised at Selston on 31 July 1823
v Charles, born in 1778. On 14 December 1798 Charles (then living in the parish of Selston, Nottinghamshire) was married by licence to 21 year old Elizabeth ROBINSON of the parish of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. As Charles was under age, and his father deceased, George Lowe and John Allen (both of Mansfield) swore on oath “that the express consent of Daniel Farnsworth who is the natural and lawful father of the said Charles Farnsworth is had and obtained” to the marriage. Charles and Elizabeth were living at Ironville, Selston in 1851. Charles died in 1857 aged 80 years and was buried at Selston on 25 October 1857.
Charles and Elizabeth had 4 children –
¨ Esther, baptised at Selston on 7 February 1803. Esther had 3 children–
Ø James, baptised on 28 August 1825, he was a coalminer and living at Kirkby in Ashfield in 1881
Ø Mary Ann, baptised on 3 December 1830
Ø William, baptised on 30 July 1837
¨ Richard, baptised at Selston on 24 October 1809. He was living at the Basford Workhouse in 1881
¨ Ann, baptised at Selston on 4 September 1814
¨ Elizabeth, baptised at Selston on 15 September 1816
Charles was born in about 1746. He married Hannah WOOD at Selston, Nottinghamshire on 22 September 1761. Hannah was baptised at Selston on 20 June 1734 and her parents were William and Mary Wood. Hannah died in 1813, aged 79 years, and was buried at Selston on 6 November 1813. Charles died at Bagthorpe, Nottinghamshire in 1830, aged 84 years, and was buried at Selston on 15 March 1830.