Samuel was born on 13 March 1787 at Denton, Lancashire, the son of Joshua Albinson. He was baptised on 15 April 1787 at St Lawrence, Denton. His date of birth was recorded in the baptismal register.
Samuel married Mary.
This couple had five known children named Ann born c.1828, Maria born 5 May 1830, Samuel born 27 April 1832, Joshua born 2 April 1834 and Jane born c.1835.
Ann Albiston [sic] was baptised on 3 January 1828 at the Chapelry of Heaton Norris, Manchester. The family was then living in Reddish and Samuel was a woolwasher.
Three children were baptised at St. Lawrence, Denton, Maria on 8 August 1830 and Samuel and Joshua on 18 May 1834. The family was still living in Reddish in 1830 and then at Denton in 1834. Samuel was a labourer. The dates of birth of Maria, Samuel and Joshua were all recorded in the baptismal register.
At the time of the 1841 census the family was living in Denton. No specific address was recorded but the enumerator described the area as "All that part of the Township of Denton commencing at Crown Point which is bounded on the west by South street as far as Chapel Green on the south side by Broom Lane from Crown Point to the Coach & Horses Inn and on the north and east by the Township of Haughton." Samuel, aged 55, was then a publican. Mary was aged 45. Ann was aged 13, Maria aged 11, Samuel aged 9, Joshua aged 7 and Jane aged 5. Also living with them were servants Bridget Farnon, aged 25, and Florence McCarty, aged 50. [HO 107/581 Folio 27]
Note: The age of a person over 15 was usually, but not always, rounded down to the nearest five years in this census.
An entry for Samuel from the 1841 Pigot & Slater’s Directory of Denton, Droylsden, and Gorton recorded he was a victualler at the Jolly Hatters.
Samuel Albinson died on 25 January 1844 at Crown Point, Denton aged 57 years of jaundice intemperance. His death certificate further recorded his occupation as an innkeeper. The informant was George Linfoot of Crown Point, Denton, who was present at the death.
Samuel was buried on 29 January 1844 at Denton.
From the 1844 Index of Administrations – 16th February Before E. D. Jackson Surrogate Admon of Samuel Albinson late of Denton in the County of Lancaster publican deceased was granted unto Mary Albinson widow the relict of the said deceased Sworn under £200
In 1851 Mary Albiston [sic] was residing at 25 Denbigh St, Hulme, Manchester, Lancashire. Aged 58, she was described as a former laundress. Sons Samuel, aged 18, and Joshua, aged 16, were merchant's salesmen. Jane was aged 14. Married daughter Ann and her family were also living with her. Alexander Catlow, aged 26, was a hatter. Ann was aged 24, and their two children Mary and James were aged 5 and 2 respectively. [HO 107/2221 742 Pg 4 & 5]
Mary Albinson died on 24 March 1856 at Cottage, Chapman Street, Hulme aged 61 years of scrofulous disease of the ankle joint – several years [a form of tuberculosis] and hemiplegia [paralysis of one side of the body]. Her death certificate recorded she was the widow of Samuel Albinson, a publican. The informant was Elizabeth Worrall of 50 Dorrington Street, Hulme, who was present at the death.
A woman of this name lived at 21 Denbigh St, Hulme at the time of the 1851 census and was probably a friend of Mary’s.
Mary was buried on 29 March 1856 at Denton.
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