George Count

George Spencer Count (1877 - 1952)

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George Spencer Count
Born in Wombwell, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Barnsley, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Wombwell, Yorkshire, Englandmap
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Biography

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George Count was born in , England.
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George Count was a coal miner
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George was born in Wombwell, Yorkshire on 14 October 1877.[1] He was the second of eight children of Frank Count and Fanny Spencer. He was christened on Christmas Day 1877 at St Mary's Church Tickill, Yorkshire.[2] Mothers often took their children back to their home parish for christening at that time. George had an older brother Arthur Count and three younger brothers, Charles Count, Frank Count and John Count. He also had younger sisters, Annie Count, Charlotte Count and Nellie Count.

At the time of the 1881 census, when George was 3 year old, he was living at 20 George Street, Wombwell, Yorkshire a with his parents, and his brother Charles (8 months) and two boarders. [3]

In 1891, 14 year old George was working as a Grocers assistant. At home at 21 George Street, Wombwell were Frank and Fanny, George and Charles (11), Frank (8), Mary (5), John (4) and Charlotte who was known as Rose (1 month) along wth a boarder. [4]

Sadly in 1892 Charlotte, George's younger sister died.[5]

On 17 April 1900 George married Emily Gyte who lived near by. [6]

In 1901 they lived at 44 George Street Wombwell. [7] George was now a coal miner. They had a son, Frank Count, who was with his grandmother Fanny Spencer at the time of the 1901 census. [8] Frank was with his grandmother because Emily became ill after his birth and was soon admitted to Middlewood Mental Hospital Sheffield. the reason for admission was 'Lying In'. Today we would call it Post Natal Depression. She was discharged in December that year as cured. [9]

George and Emily were still at 44 George Street in 1911 and had five more children Arthur (9), Richard (7), Nellie (5) Fanny (3) and Harry (1). Again, their son Frank, who was now 10 was with his grandparents.[10][11]

More children followed, Ruth, (1912), John (1914), Sarah Dorothy (1916), Charles (1919), George (1921) and Horace (1926).

George worked as a miner and as the country needed coal he was not called to serve in the Great War 1914-1918. His younger brother John did join the army and was killed in France in 1917. [12][13]

George and Emily’s eldest child, Frank, died in 1926.[14] Around the same tine Emily became ill again and spent several years in hospital before she died in Storthes Hall Mental Hospital, Huddersfield in 1933. [15]

Daughter, Nellie was called home from service to care for the family. When she married Fanny took over and later the younger girls took their turn.

At some point in the 1930s the family moved to a new council house at 20 Roebuck Street, Wombwell, Yorkshire.

At the time of the 1939, register five of George and Emly's children were still living at home at 20 Roebuck Street, Wombwell, Yorkshire. [16]

In the early 1940s the children still at home, became fed up with living with their father and all decided to leave home and move in with their older siblings. The girls continued to care for their father, however, Nellie baking for him each week, Fanny and Ruth shopping and cleaning and Sarah doing his washing.

George died at home on 4 January 1952.[17] [18] He was buried on 9 January 1952 in Wombwell Cemetery, Wombwell, Yorkshire.[19]

Children

Census

  • 1881 - 20 George Street, Wombwell, Yorkshire [3]
    • Frank Count - Head - M - 29 - Coal Miner - Newmarket, Suffolk
    • Fanny Count - Wife - M - 29 - - Tickhill, Yorks.
    • George Count - Son - - 3 - - Wombwell, Yorks.
    • Charles Count - Son - - 8m - - Wombwell, Yorks.
    • Joseph Finney - Boarder - M - 32 - Coal Miner - Gislington, Suffolk
    • Kate Finey - Boarder - M - 30 - - Warrington, Stafford
  • 1891 - 21 George Street, Wombwell, Yorkshire[4]
    • Frank Count - Head - M - 41 - Coal Miner - Cambs, Newmarket
    • Fanny Count - Wife - M - 42 - - Yorks, Tickhill
    • Geo Count - Son - S - 14 - Grocers Asssistant - Yorks, Wombwell
    • Chas Count - Son - - 11 - Scholar - Yorks, Wombwell
    • Frank Count - Son - - 8 - Scholar - Yorks, Wombwell
    • Mary Count - Daur - - 5 - - Yorks, Wombwell
    • John Count - Son - - 4 - - Yorks, Wombwell
    • Rose Count - Daur - - 1m - - Yorks, Wombwell
    • Lot Woodcock - Boarder - W - 41 - Coal Mine
  • 1901 - 44 George Street, Wombwell, Yorkshire[7]
    • Count George 23 1878 Head Coal Trammer Below Underground Wombwell, Yorkshire RG13/4320/F?
    • Count Emily 23 1878 Wife Wombwell, Yorkshire
  • 1911 - 44 George Street, Wombwell, Yorkshire[10]
    • George Count - 33 - 1878 - Male - Head - Married 11yr - Coal Miner Hewer - Wombwell, Yorkshire
    • Emily Count - 33 - 1878 - Female - Wife - Married 11yr - Wombwell Yorkshire
    • Arthur Count - 9 - 1902 - Male - Son - Wombwell, Yorkshire
    • Richard Count - 7 - 1904 - Male - Son - Wombwell, Yorkshire
    • Harry Count - 1 - 1910 - Male - Son - Wombwell, Yorkshire
    • Nellie Count - 5 - 1906 - Female - Daughter - Wombwell, Yorkshire
    • Fannie Count - 3 - 1908 - Female - Daughter - Wombwell, Yorkshire
  • 1839 register - Wombwell U.D., Yorkshire (West Riding), England [16]
    • Spencer G Count 01 Jul 1877 Male Road Labourer Seeking Work Widowed 290 1
    • Sarah (D) Williams (Count) 10 Sep 1916 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Single 290 2
    • Harry Count 24 Mar 1910 Male Colliery Hewer Single 290 3
    • Charles Count 13 Nov 1919 Male Colliery Haulage Hand Single 290 4
    • George Count 21 Nov 1921 Male Colliery Haulage Hand Single 290 5
    • One closed record

Sources

  1. GRO index (Births) - COUNT, GEORGE  SPENCER  - SPENCER  GRO Reference: 1877  S Quarter in BARNSLEY UNION  Volume 09C  Page 222
  2. Tickhill parish records - Doncaster Archives
  3. 3.0 3.1 UK census 1881 - 20 George Street, Wombwell, Yorkshire
  4. 4.0 4.1 UK census 1891 - 21 George Street, Wombwell, Yorkshire
  5. GRO index (Deaths) - COUNT, CHARLOTTE 1 Order GRO Reference: 1892 J Quarter in BARNSLEY UNION Volume 09C Page 136
  6. "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26SC-5GX : 13 December 2014), George Spencer Count, 1900; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1900, quarter 2, vol. 9C, p. 472, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  7. 7.0 7.1 UK census 1891 - 44 George Street, Wombwell, Yorkshire
  8. UK census 1901 - 53 George Street, Wombwell, Yorkshire
  9. South Yorkshire Asylum, Admission Records May 1900 - Emily Count - Female - Born 1878 - Age 22 - Admission Date, 17 May 1900 - Cause of Insanity, Lying in - Outcome, Recovery - Discharged, 29 December 1900 - Residence, Wombwell
  10. 10.0 10.1 UK census 1911 - 44 George Street, Wombwell
  11. Uk census 1911 - 53 George Street, Wombwell, Yorkshire
  12. *Commonwealth war graves
  13. Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVKR-5ZB2 : 11 July 2016), J Count, 1917; Burial, Achiet-le-Grand, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension; citing Find A Grave: Memorial #56388721
  14. GRO index (Deaths) - COUNT, FRANK     26   GRO Reference: 1926  D Quarter in BARNSLEY  Volume 09C  Page 282
  15. GRO index (Deaths) - COUNT, EMILY     55   GRO Reference: 1933  M Quarter in HUDDERSFIELD  Volume 09A  Page 483
  16. 16.0 16.1 1939 register - Wombwell U.D., Yorkshire (West Riding), England
  17. *Death Certificate
  18. *GRO index (Deaths) - COUNT, GEORGE  SPENCER   74   GRO Reference: 1952  M Quarter in STAINCROSS  Volume 02D  Page 559
  19. Wombwell Burial Records - Barnsley Library
  • Paternal and maternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Joan Williams and her second cousin once removed. Their most-recent common ancestors are Frank Count and Fanny Spencer. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 3rd Cousins, based on sharing 98 cM across 8 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.


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