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Alfred Beckett (bef. 1841 - bef. 1885)

Alfred Beckett
Born before in Castleford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdommap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 25 Dec 1872 in Brotherton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdommap
Descendants descendants
Died before at about age 43 in Ferrybridge, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdommap
Profile last modified | Created 11 Nov 2017
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Biography

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Alfred Beckett was born in Yorkshire, England.

Alfred was born in 1841. He was the son of William Becket and Elizabeth Hopkins. His birth was registered in the Oct-Nov-Dec quarter of 1841 in the Pontefract district,[1] Alfred was baptised on 21 November 1841 in Castleford, Yorkshire, England.[2]

1851 Census: In the 1851 census Alfred (age 10) was the son of William Beckett in High Road, Castleford, Yorkshire. He had 8 siblings and his father William was a Tailor and Draper. [3]
1861 Census: Alfred's father died about 1961 and in the 1861 census Alfred 19, was the single son of Elizabeth Beckett in Castleford, Yorkshire. He is working as a Glass Bottle Blower. [4]

1st Marriage: Alfred 24 married Mary Bamford 24 on 3 December 1865 in Castleford, All Saints. Alfred was a bachelor working as a Glass Blower and father named as William Beckett, Tailor. Mary was a widow, her father named as Arthur Bennett, Potter. [5]
It seems likely they had 2 children Jane in 1867 and William in 1869 who both died at, or soon after birth. Wife Mary also died in 1869 likely in childbirth. Mary's death (age 29) was registered in the Jan-Feb-Mar quarter of 1869 in the Pontefract district.[6]

1871 Census: In the 1871 census Alfred (age 27) was the lodger of Thomas Evans at The Rows in Swinton, Yorkshire, England. Working as a Glass Blower. [7]

2nd Marriage: The marriage by Banns of Alfred Beckett and Elizabeth Simpson took place on 25 December 1872 in Brotherton, St Edward the Confessor, Yorkshire.
Alfred 31 was a widower, working as a Glass Blower and living in Brotherton.
Elizabeth 25 was a widow living in Brotherton. Both fathers are recorded as dead and not named.
Witnesses were John Beckett and Mary Ann Westerby, and the ceremony performed by Joseph Froin?[8]

1881 Census: In the 1881 census Alfred, 39, Glass Bottle Maker, was the married head of household in Fishergate, Ferry Frystone Aka Ferrybridge, Yorkshire. Wife Elizabeth is 34 and has a daughter from her previous marriage Elizabeth A Simpson 12. They also now have 4 children, William 8, John 5, Mary 3, and Fanny 1.[9]


Alfred's death (age 44) was registered in the Jul-Aug-Sep quarter of 1885 in the Pontefract district.[10] He was buried on 19 August 1885 in Ferry Fryston, St Andrew (Ferrybridge), Yorkshire, England.[11]

Research Notes Elizabeth Simpson's birth name was Westerby. The couple had at least 5 children, 2 were recorded with mother's maiden name Simpson and 3 with Westerby on GRO. Further work needed on Elizabeth's profile to correct issues which will do when I can. Wright-34853 07:53, 4 December 2021 (UTC)

Sources

  1. Birth Registration: "England & Wales General Register Office"
    GRO Online Indexes - Birth (accessed 3 December 2021)
    Beckett, Alfred (Mother's maiden name: Hopkins).
    GRO Reference: 1841 Oct-Nov-Dec in Pontefract Volume 22 Page 451.
  2. Baptism: "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    FamilySearch (accessed 3 December 2021)
    and he was baptised on 21 Nov 1841 in Castleford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.
  3. 1851 Census: "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    Citing Castleford, Yorkshire,Yorkshire (West Riding), England, p. 11; citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
    FamilySearch (accessed 3 December 2021)
    FindMyPast Image
    Alfred Beckett (10) son in household of William Beckett (46) at High Road in Pontefract registration district. Born in Castleford, Yorkshire.
  4. 1861 Census: "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    Citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
    FamilySearch (accessed 3 December 2021)
    FindMyPast Image
    Alfred Bickett (19), single son in household of Elizabeth Bickett (54) in Pontefract registration district.
  5. 1st Marriage: "West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935"
    West Yorkshire Archive Service; Leeds, Yorkshire, England; Yorkshire Parish Records; Reference Number: WDP147/2/3
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry uk Record 2253 #4495164 (accessed 3 December 2021)
    Alfred Beckett (24) marriage to Mary Bamford on 3 Dec 1865 in Castleford, All Saints, Yorkshire, England.
  6. Death Registration: "England & Wales General Register Office"
    GRO Online Indexes - Death (accessed 3 December 2021)
    Beckett, Mary (Age at death: 29).
    GRO Reference: 1869 Jan-Feb-Mar in Pontefract Volume 09C Page 68.
  7. 1871 Census: "1871 England Census"
    The National Archives; Kew, London, England; 1871 England Census; Class: RG10; Piece: 4712; Folio: 46; Page: 39; GSU roll: 847245
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry uk Record 7619 #28561040 (accessed 3 December 2021)
    Alfred Beckett (27) lodger in household of Thomas Evans (56) in Rotherham registration district. Born in Castleford, Yorkshire, England.
  8. 2nd Marriage: "West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935"
    West Yorkshire Archive Service; Leeds, Yorkshire, England; Yorkshire Parish Records; Reference Number: WDP74/1/3/4
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry uk Record 2253 #17366044 (accessed 3 December 2021)
    Elizabeth Simpson (25) marriage to Alfred Bickett on 25 Dec 1872 in Brotherton, St Edward the Confessor, Yorkshire, England.
  9. 1881 Census: "England and Wales Census, 1881"
    Citing p. 1, Piece/Folio 4586/73, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,288.
    FamilySearch (accessed 4 December 2021)
    FindMyPast Image
    Alfred Becket (39), married head of household in Pontefract registration district. Born in Castleford, Yorkshire, England.
  10. Death Registration: "England & Wales General Register Office"
    GRO Online Indexes - Death (accessed 3 December 2021)
    Beckett, Alfred (Age at death: 44).
    GRO Reference: 1885 Jul-Aug-Sep in Pontefract Volume 09C Page 49.
  11. Burial: "West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1985"
    West Yorkshire Archive Service; Wakefield, Yorkshire, England; New Reference Number: WDP95/1/4/2
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry uk Record 2254 #5441473 (accessed 4 December 2021)
    Alfred Beekett burial (died age 44) on 19 Aug 1885 in Ferry Fryston, St Andrew (Ferrybridge), Yorkshire, England.
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