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James Jessop or Gertrude Jessop (Booth) siblings

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Hi everyone,
I have been busy searching my ancestors and have found quite a lot of information. Especially on the Walheims and Wests.

My mother would like information on the siblings of my Great grandparents,
James Herbert Jessop, born in 1880 - Huddlesfield to Arthur and Rachel Jessop (Whittard). Mum thinks he was one of eight boys, but I can't find records for this.
Gertrude Jessop (Booth), Huddlesfield to Joseph and Martha Booth (Crowther).
Possibly had 12 sisters and 2 brothers.
One sister Lilly.
One sister married a Rice, immigrated to Canada and had a son Chris.
One sister went to Boston Massachusist USA.
One sister married a Kay, has a son Jimmy who lived in Sri Lanka and then Melbourne 75 years ago.
One brother Joe.
I don't know where my mum found this information and it hasn't been confirmed.

I would really appreciate some help on this one.:)

Cheers Lyn
 

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Hi Lyn,

This looks like James and Gertrude's marriage:

Name: James Herbert Jessop
Birth Year: abt 1879
Age: 21
Marriage or Bann Date: 18 Aug 1900
Parish: Rashcliffe, St Stephen and Primrose Hill, St Matthew
Father's Name: Arthur Jessop
Spouse's Name: Gertrude Booth
Spouse's Father's Name: Joseph Booth

This looks like James in the 1881 census:

Name: James H. Jepson
[James H. Jessop]
Relationship to Head: Son
Father: Arthur Jepson
Mother: Rachel Jepson
Gender: Male
Where born: Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England
Civil Parish: Huddersfield
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England
Street address: High St
Education:

Employment status:

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Registration district: Huddersfield
Sub-registration district: Huddersfield
ED, institution, or vessel: 16a
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 4383
Folio: 32
Page Number: 11
Household Members:
Name Age
Arthur Jepson 21
Rachel Jepson 21
James H. Jepson
Alice Dixon 21

I think you couldn't find him because as you see they were under the name Jepson .

This looks like the family in 1891 census:

Name: James Herbert Jessop
Age: 10
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1881
Relation: Son
Father's Name: Arthur Jessop
Mother's name: Rachel Jessop
Gender: Male
Where born: Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England
Civil Parish: Huddersfield
Ecclesiastical parish: Paddock All Saints
Town: Huddersfield
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England
Street address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Education:

Employment status:

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Registration district: Huddersfield
Sub-registration district: Huddersfield
ED, institution, or vessel: 13
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 3568
Folio: 4
Page Number: 1
Household Members:
Name Age
Arthur Jessop 31
Rachel Jessop 30
James Herbert Jessop 10
John Arthur Jessop 9
Joseph Lleweklom Jessop 4
William Jessop 9/12
Helena Jessop 2 Years


This looks like James and Gertrude in 1901:

Name: James Herbert Jessop
Age: 20
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1881
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Spouse: Gertrude Jessop
Birth Place: Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England
Civil Parish: Lockwood
Ecclesiastical parish: Lockwood
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England
Street address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Education:

Employment status:

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Registration district: Huddersfield
Sub-registration District: Lockwood
ED, institution, or vessel: 07
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 4109
Folio: 137
Page Number: 31
Household schedule number: 224
Household Members:
Name Age
James Herbert Jessop 20
Gertrude Jessop 21
Arthur Jessop 2/12

This looks like Arthur and Rachel in the 1901 census:

Name: Arthur Jessop
Age: 42
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1859
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Spouse: Rachel Jessop
Birth Place: Longwood, Yorkshire, England
Civil Parish: Huddersfield
Ecclesiastical parish: All Saints
Town: Huddersfield
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England
Street address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Education:

Employment status:

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Registration district: Huddersfield
Sub-registration District: Huddersfield
ED, institution, or vessel: 20
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 4106
Folio: 60
Page Number: 16
Household schedule number: 123
Household Members:
Name Age
Arthur Jessop 42
Rachel Jessop 42
John A Jessop 19
Joseph Jessop 14
Helena Jessop 12
William Jessop 10
Lester Jessop 5

Hope this helps

Amanda
 
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Hi everyone,
I have been busy searching my ancestors and have found quite a lot of information. Especially on the Walheims and Wests.

My mother would like information on the siblings of my Great grandparents,
James Herbert Jessop, born in 1880 - Huddlesfield to Arthur and Rachel Jessop (Whittard). Mum thinks he was one of eight boys, but I can't find records for this.
Gertrude Jessop (Booth), Huddlesfield to Joseph and Martha Booth (Crowther).
Possibly had 12 sisters and 2 brothers.
One sister Lilly.
One sister married a Rice, immigrated to Canada and had a son Chris.
One sister went to Boston Massachusist USA.
One sister married a Kay, has a son Jimmy who lived in Sri Lanka and then Melbourne 75 years ago.
One brother Joe.
I don't know where my mum found this information and it hasn't been confirmed.

I would really appreciate some help on this one.:)

Cheers Lyn
There is a Clara Jessop listed on the UK outbound passenger list. The departure date is Oct 1935, with her age listed as 60. Her address is listed as 47 Fartonn Green, Huddersfield, with the contracted destination of Boston. Does this sound like someone who might be from your family?
 
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Thankyou very much for this information. I can see why I've hit brick walls, with names spelled wrong/different.
I will see how far I can get with this.

Did you find anything on the Booth side at all?

Thankyou again.

I will ring mum with this info right now - excitement plus!
:D
 
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1881 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription

Albert Street, Lockwood, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England

Joseph Booth Head Married Male 44 1837 Card Maker (S M) Manchester, Lancashire, England
Sarah Booth Wife Married Female 42 1839 - Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England
James Booth Son Single Male 23 1858 Woollen Weaver Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England
Joe Booth Son Single Male 18 1863 Labourer Brick Works Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England
Clara Booth Daughter Single Female 16 1865 Mill Hand Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England
Eliza Booth Daughter Single Female 14 1867 Mill Hand Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England
Mary Booth Daughter Single Female 10 1871 - Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England
Agnes Booth Daughter Single Female 8 1873 - Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England
Emily Booth Daughter Single Female 5 1876 - Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England
Lily Booth Daughter Single Female 3 1878 - Lockwood, Yorkshire, England
Gertrude Booth Daughter Single Female 1 1880 - Lockwood, Yorkshire,
 
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1891 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription

Wood Terrace, Almondbury, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England

Martha Booth Head Widow Female 46 1845 Charwoman England
James Booth Son Widower Male 33 1858 Woollen Weaver England
Emily Booth Daughter Single Female 15 1876 Woollen Twister England
Lily Booth Daughter Single Female 13 1878 Scholar England
Gertrude Booth Daughter Single Female 10 1881 Scholar England
Florry Booth Daughter Single Female 5 1886 Scholar England
Harriett Booth Daughter Single Female 6 1885 Scholar England
Martha Booth Daughter Single Female 8 1883 Scholar England
 
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1871 England Census

Name:
James Booth

Age:
13

Estimated Birth Year:
abt 1858

Relation:
Son

Father's Name:
Joseph Booth

Mother's name:
Kerah Booth

Where born: Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England
Ecclesiastical parish: St Mark
Town: Dewsbury

County/Island:
Yorkshire
Country: England
Registration district: Dewsbury

Piece: 4603
Folio: 16
Page Number: 26

Joseph Booth 35 Card Maker, Manchester
Kerah Booth 28 Longwood
James Booth 13 Huddersfield
Joe Booth 8 Longwood
Clara Booth 6 Longwood
Eliza Booth 4 Dewsbury
 
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1861 England Census

Name:
James Booth

Age:
3

Estimated Birth Year:
1858

Father's Name:
Joseph Booth

Mother's name:
Keeray Booth

Where born:
Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England

Ecclesiastical parish:
St Thomas

Town:
Huddersfield

County/Island:
Yorkshire

Registration district:
Huddersfield
ED, institution, or vessel:
8

Piece:
3262

Folio:
50

Page Number:
4

Joseph Booth 25 Manchester, card dresser
Keeray Booth 23 Clifford
James Booth 3 H'field
Annes Booth 11m H'field
 
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Joseph Booth 1st marriage


Marriages 31st May 1857

Booth Joseph Huddersfield 9a 308
Crowther Kerrenhappuch Huddersfield 9a 308



Name:
Joseph Booth

Birth Year:
abt 1836

Age:
21

Marriage or Bann Date:
31 May 1857

Parish:
Huddersfield

Father's Name:
James Booth

Spouse's Name:
Kerenhappuch Crowther

Age: 20

Spouse's Father's Name:
Geo Crowther
 
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There is a Clara Jessop listed on the UK outbound passenger list. The departure date is Oct 1935, with her age listed as 60. Her address is listed as 47 Fartonn Green, Huddersfield, with the contracted destination of Boston. Does this sound like someone who might be from your family?
Clara probably belongs to a collateral line; her husband is Fred Jessop and she is in fact his second wife. He was born in Shepley about 1872 and arrived in Boston in 1901, according to his naturalization papers of Oct 4, 1917. In the 1910 census his wife was an Emma, and there is a marriage record in the UK index for Fred Jessop and Emma Threapleton. Emma died in 1913.

He applies for a passport in 1921 for himself and a son, George Alfred Jessop, document gives his father as George Henry Jessop, deceased. His reason is 'visiting relatives'. However, there is an entry in the UK marriage index for Fred Jessop and Clara Graham in 1921, taking place in Huddersfield, Yorkshire West Riding. 1930 census says Clara came to the US in 1921. They actually lived in Providence Rhode Island; she would have used the port of Boston and then traveled up to Providence.

If the Booth sister married before she came to the US it would be hard to find her. From 1900 to 1910 I only saw two single Booth women born in England in the Boston area; Frances and Annie, in 1930 there was a Rose Booth, single and born in England.

There actually were not many Jessops from England in the Boston area; in 1890 for instance, there were only two Jessops. John J. and Joseph H. They worked in the same store and boarded at the same place. John was born about 1857 so would be the previous generation to your great grandfather.
 
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in 1901 James 43 is with wife Olive 33 and children Martha Ann 18, Harriet 16, Kate 7, Amy 4, Wright 2 and Lawrence 4m (plus Olive born 1908)

also in 1901

1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription

44, Lockwood Road, Lockwood, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England

Kerah Booth Head Widow Female 62 1839 - Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England

Florence Booth Daughter Single Female 17 1884 Worsted Spinner Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England

It gets a bit muddled - these are my thoughts,

Kerenhappuch Crowther married Joseph in 1857, Sarah (1871 census) and Martha (1891 census) are recording errors and should be Keren. Joseph died possibly 1889 which would make the children recorded on 1891 census his, i.e. Florry 5, Harriet 6, Martha 8, Gertrude 10 Lily 13, Emily 15 and James 33. BUT Martha Ann and Harriet are recorded as children of James on 1901 census. They are too young to be Olive's children, but on 1891 census James is recorded as a widower, so had he already had children. But then we have Florence who is younger than both Martha and Harriet being recorded as Keren's daughter

Perhaps you can shed more light, from your family knowledge. How sure are you that Gertrude's mother was Martha? was this from the 1901 census
 
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in 1901 James 43 is with wife Olive 33 and children Martha Ann 18, Harriet 16, Kate 7, Amy 4, Wright 2 and Lawrence 4m (plus Olive born 1908)

also in 1901

1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription

44, Lockwood Road, Lockwood, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England

Kerah Booth Head Widow Female 62 1839 - Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England

Florence Booth Daughter Single Female 17 1884 Worsted Spinner Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England

It gets a bit muddled - these are my thoughts,

Kerenhappuch Crowther married Joseph in 1857, Sarah (1871 census) and Martha (1891 census) are recording errors and should be Keren. Joseph died possibly 1889 which would make the children recorded on 1891 census his, i.e. Florry 5, Harriet 6, Martha 8, Gertrude 10 Lily 13, Emily 15 and James 33. BUT Martha Ann and Harriet are recorded as children of James on 1901 census. They are too young to be Olive's children, but on 1891 census James is recorded as a widower, so had he already had children. But then we have Florence who is younger than both Martha and Harriet being recorded as Keren's daughter

Perhaps you can shed more light, from your family knowledge. How sure are you that Gertrude's mother was Martha? was this from the 1901 census
First, Thankyou everyone for your replies. I think I will have to print all the info out to get my head around it.
Dave, you have helped me previously with the Kerenhappuch/Sarah/Martha Dilemma. Thankyou again for sorting me out.
I have Gertrude's birth certificate: born 26/2/1880 to Joseph Booth and Martha Booth formally Crowther.
I think my original post may have sent you up the wrong tree. Reading back over it, I should have clarified that the information I gave on siblings, were all on the Booth side. I don't have any information on any of the Jessops.

Thanks again for you help so far.
I really appreciate it.
 

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