Samuel Lowcock Albinson was born on 18 March 1856 at Cottage, Chapman St, Hulme, Manchester, Lancashire. His birth certificate recorded his mother was Maria Albinson. His father was not named. Maria, of the same address, was the informant of the birth.
In the 1861 census Samuel Albison [sic] was boarding at the home of Henry Hutchinson, a joiner, and family, at 70 North St, Cheetham, Lancashire. He was aged 5 years. [RG9/2971 18 Pgs 29 & 30]
His mother Maria and her brother Samuel Albiston [sic] were residing at 40 Radnor St, Hulme. Samuel, aged 28, was a manchester warehouseman. Maria, aged 30, was a housekeeper. [RG9/2898 65 Pg 12]
In 1871 these three family members were living at 207 Ward St, Hulme. Samuel, aged 38, was a salesman. Maria, aged 40, was still a housekeeper. Son Samuel, aged 15, was an office boy. [RG10/4003 145 Pg 23]
Samuel Albinson married Sarah Anne [sic] Simpson on 29 September 1879 at Barton on Irwell Register Office or the Registrar attended a place of their choosing. [Date of marriage from a family member].
This couple had six children named Fred Winnington Albinson born 10 October 1880, Stanley Curtis Albinson born 1881, twins Dorothy Gertrude Albinson and Harry Albinson born 8 August 1886, Frank Albinson born 16 April 1890 and Elsie May Albinson born 20 August 1891.
In the 1881 census the family was residing at 1 Maidstone Terrace, Stretford, Manchester. Samuel, aged 25, was a marine salesman and authorised dealer. Sarah was aged 29 and son Fred was aged 6 months. Also living with them was boarder William Bury Simpson, aged 34, a bookkeeper, and Mary Ryder, a domestic servant, aged 14. [RG11/3887 98 Pg 30]
Samuel Laycock [sic] Albinson died in 1900 aged 44 years. He was buried on 6 April 1900 at Southern Cemetery [Grave C 1482] with James and Eliza Simpson, Sarah's parents.
Sarah and children have not been located in the 1891 census.
In the 1901 census Sarah and five children were living at 363 Moss Lane East, Moss Side, Manchester. Sarah was aged 45 [sic]. Stanley, aged 19, was a traveller in cotton goods. Dorothy, aged 14, was a pattern card makers apprentice. Harry, aged 14, was a photographers apprentice. Frank was aged 10 and Elsie was aged 9. Also living with them were cousins David, an insurance clerk, and Amy Jenkins, aged 28 and 25 respectively, and boarders Louis Boodman, aged 50, a cigar merchant and Lilly Holland, aged 19, a bookkeeper. [RG13/3711 131 Pg 6]
In 1911 the family was still at the same address. Sarah, aged 59, was then employed letting apartments. Dorothy was aged 23. Frank, aged 20, was a warehouseman [hosiery trade] and Elsie, aged 19, was a saleswoman in a drapers shop. Also living with them were 4 boarders and a general servant named Margaret Griffiths, aged 27.
Sarah A Albinson remarried to John Hardy [Marriage Mar Qtr 1920/Chorlton 8c 1761].
The 1939 Register, taken on 29 September 1939, has been described as a snapshot of the civilian population of England and Wales just after the outbreak of the Second World War. The Register recorded each person's address, date of birth and occupation.
At that John Hardy was living at 15 Station Rd, Blackpool. Aged 92, he was a restaurant keeper. His date of birth was recorded as 12 August 1847. Also living at this address was a person with an unopened record , Florence Curwen, aged 40, an incapacitated barmaid, Frederick Sawyer, aged 45, a bricklayer, and his wife Mary, aged 40, an office cleaner.
Sarah has not been located in the Register.
Sarah Ann Hardy died on 23 June 1941 aged 90 years.
From the 1941 Index of Wills and Administrations – HARDY Sarah Ann of 11 Burdith-avenue Moss Side Manchester (wife of John Hardy) died 23 June 1941 at 20 Nell-lane Hospital Withington Manchester Probate Llandudno 23 August to Fred Winnington Albinson wholesale tobacconist and Frank Albinson motor driver. Effects £511 3s. 3d.
Probate papers stated Sarah was formerly of 15 Station Road, South Shore, Blackpool.
Her will read – THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me SARAH ANN HARDY the wife of and residing with John Hardy at 15 Station Road South Shore Blackpool in the County of Lancaster
WHEREBY I REVOKE all former wills and testamentary dispositions made by me
I APPOINT my sons Fred Winnington Albinson and Frank Albinson executors and trustees of this my Will
I DEVISE AND BEQUEATH all my real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto my trustees upon trust for sale with power to postpone the sale thereof and to hold the net proceeds of sale and the net income until sale after payment thereout of my debts and funeral and testamentary expenses in trust for my children the said Fred Winnington Albinson Stanley Curtis Albinson Harry Albinson the said Frank Albinson and Elsie May Storry in equal shares absolutely
IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of June One thousand nine hundred and thirty nine. Sarah Ann Hardy
SIGNED by the above named Sarah Ann Hardy as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us both being present at the same time who at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses: James E Harrison Solicitor Blackpool and Margaret Parkinson Page 351 Lytham Road Blackpool S. S. Widow
Sarah was buried with Samuel at Southern Cemetery.
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