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Family of Alfred FAIRBANK and Mary Lavinia RHODES

Husband: Alfred FAIRBANK (c. 1867-1948)
Wife: Mary Lavinia RHODES (1869-c. 1930)
Children: Ada FAIRBANK ( - )
Grace FAIRBANK (1891- )
Lucy Ann FAIRBANK (1898-1979)
Elsie FAIRBANK (1896- )
James William FAIRBANK (1898- )
Mary Lavinia FAIRBANK (1901- )
Alice Ethel FAIRBANK ( -1951)
Alfred Lee FAIRBANK ( - )
Colville Roy FAIRBANK (1908- )
Marriage 10 Feb 1889 St James Church, Norton Lees, Sheffield1,2,3

Husband: Alfred FAIRBANK

Name: Alfred FAIRBANK3,4
Sex: Male
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth c. 1867 Skipton, Yorkshire, England5
Residence 2 Apr 1871 (age 3-4) Abbey View, Norton6
Residence 3 Apr 1881 (age 13-14) Cherry Tree Road, Norton7
Residence 10 Feb 1889 (age 21-22) Derbyshire Lane, Norton1
Occupation 10 Feb 1889 (age 21-22) -; Cutler1
Residence 5 Apr 1891 (age 23-24) 243 Derbyshire Lane, Norton8
Occupation 5 Apr 1891 (age 23-24) -; Spring knife cutler9
Occupation 17 Aug 1893 (age 25-26) -; General Labourer10
Residence 31 Mar 1901 (age 33-34) 61 Abbey View Road, Norton11
Census 1911 (age 43-44) 59 Mount View Road, Norton Woodseats, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Occupation 16 Dec 1914 (age 46-47) -; Painter and Decorator12
Death 18 Dec 1948 (age 80-81) 66 Mount View Road, Sheffield3,13,14
Burial Dec 1948 Derbyshire Lane Cemetery, Norton15

Wife: Mary Lavinia RHODES

Name: Mary Lavinia RHODES4,15
Sex: Female
Father: William RHODES (b.1824, bur.1880)
Mother: Mary LEE (1832-1912)
Birth 17 Mar 1869 Hemsworth, Norton, England16,17
Residence 2 Apr 1871 (age 2) Hemsworth, Norton18
Residence 3 Apr 1881 (age 12) Hemsworth, Norton19
Residence 10 Feb 1889 (age 19) Hemsworth, Norton1
Residence 5 Apr 1891 (age 22) 243 Derbyshire Lane, Norton20
Census 1911 (age 41-42)
59 Mount View Road Norton Woodseats Sheffield
Death c. 1930 (age 60-61)21
Burial "BET OCT AND DEC 1930" Derbyshire Lane Cemetery, Norton15

Child 1: Ada FAIRBANK

Name: Ada FAIRBANK4,15
Sex: Female
Spouse: Herbert SHERRIFF ( - )
Birth "BET JAN AND MAR 1889" Norton15,22

Child 2: Grace FAIRBANK

Name: Grace FAIRBANK4,15
Sex: Female
Spouse: Frank DEAN ( - )
Birth 22 Sep 1891 Norton15,23

Child 3: Lucy Ann FAIRBANK

Name: Lucy Ann FAIRBANK3,24
Sex: Female
Spouse: James YELLAND (1892- )
Birth 17 Aug 1893 Bole Hill, Norton10,25,26
Birth 1898
Residence 31 Mar 1901 (age 2-3) 61 Abbey View Road, Norton9,26
Residence 16 Dec 1914 (age 15-16) 5 Chepstow Street, Walton12,26
Occupation -; Maid in Service15,26
Death 5 Nov 1979 (age 80-81) Clatterbridge Hospital, Bebington, Wirral26,27,28
Burial Nov 1979 Landican Cemetry, Wirral3,26

Child 4: Elsie FAIRBANK

Name: Elsie FAIRBANK4,15
Sex: Female
Spouse: Male UNKNOWN ( - )
Birth 1896 Norton29
Occupation -; Maid in Service15

Child 5: James William FAIRBANK

Name: James William FAIRBANK4,15
Sex: Male
Spouse 1: Nelly CASTRY ( -c. 1933)
Spouse 2: Irene HOYLAND ( - )
Birth 1898 Norton30
Residence 12 Jun 1912 (age 13-14) 59, Mount View Road, Norton, Sheffield.31

Child 6: Mary Lavinia FAIRBANK

Name: Mary Lavinia FAIRBANK4,15
Sex: Female
Birth 1901 Norton32

Child 7: Alice Ethel FAIRBANK

Name: Alice Ethel FAIRBANK4,15
Sex: Female
Birth "BET JUL AND SEP 1903" Norton33
Death 195115
Burial 1951 Derbyshire Lane Cemetery, Norton?15

Child 8: Alfred Lee FAIRBANK

Name: Alfred Lee FAIRBANK4,15
Sex: Male
Birth "BET JUL AND SEP 1905" Norton34
Death "BET JUL AND SEP 1920"35

Child 9: Colville Roy FAIRBANK

Name: Colville Roy FAIRBANK4,15
Sex: Male
Spouse: Millicent Fairbank Nee UNKNOWN ( - )
Birth 1908 Norton36

Note on Husband: Alfred FAIRBANK - shared note

Information from Ian Fairbank:

Ian has a copy of the indentures of his grandfather (James William Fairbank). It is interesting to note that in the introduction of the indenture the names FAIRBANK have been handwritten as FAIRBANKE, although the signatures at the bottom are both written as FAIREBANKE.


1GRO, "Marriage Certificate Fairbank = Rhodes".
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2GRO, "Marriage Index Fairbank = Rhodes 1889 Q1 Ecclesall b 9c 342".
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3"Documented by David Arthur".
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5"Documented by David Arthur". Text From Source: Born about 1866, to an Unknown (Possibly Alfred) Fairbank and an unknown mother, Alfred was brought up by "Granny" Booker, believing his name to be Booker. According to Yelland family folk lore, on the day of his marriage to Mary Lavinia Rhodes, Granny Booker enlightened Alfred to the fact that his real name was Fairbank. It has not been possible to determine neither Alfred’s birth date nor his parentage. A thorough search of the birth indexes and the census records for 1851 and 1861 have not revealed anything certain regarding his parents. The following information is based on known facts: 1871 Census (Age 3): Between 3 Apr 1867 and 2 Apr 1868. 1881 Census (Age 14): Between 4 Apr 1866 and 3 Apr 1867. 10 Feb 1889 Wedding (Age 22): Between 11 Feb 1866 and 10 Feb 1867.
18 Dec 1948 Death (Age 82): Between 19 Dec 1865 and 18 Dec 1866. Largest time span is 17 Dec 1865 to 2 Apr 1868 (2 years and 3 months. Shortest time span is 4 Apr 1866 to 18 Dec 1866 (8 months). Note: If you assume the enumerator made a mistake in the 1871 census, the time span reduces significantly: 17 Dec 1865 to 3 Apr 1867, a time span of 1 year 4 months.
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6PRO, "Census 1871 Booker Norton". Text From Source: An Albert Booker was living with a family of Bookers (James head, Lucy wife and Edwin son) in a road called Abbey View in the Civil Parish of Norton.
Albert has been recorded as a scholar, born in Yorkshire Sheffield.
It is probable that this is our Alfred Fairbank and that Lucy Booker was "Granny" Booker. Albert is recorded as being 3 years of age at the time of the census, putting his birth at around 1868. This date corresponds with the age recorded on the wedding certificate of Alfred Fairbank with Mary Lavinia Rhodes. (22 years of age in 1889).
It is also interesting to note that Albert’s birth registration was Sheffield and not in Norton nor Stoney Middleton where brother Edwin and Lucy were born. Nothing conclusive, but interesting.
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7PRO, "Census 1881 Booker Norton". Text From Source: We find the same family (James, Lucy, Edwin and this time Alfred) recorded as living in Cherry Tree Road Norton Derbyshire.
Note 1: Alfred has the same birth date and place as recorded for Albert's entry in the 1871 Census.
Note 2 A nursed child (Herbert Frith) was living with the Booker family. Maybe Lucy Booker was a keeper of waifs and strays?
Note 3: The 1861 Census shows a certain Dr Booker (Surgeon and General Practitioner) living in Norton. It is not beyond the realms of impossibility that Dr Booker was related to Alfred’s “Booker” family and that Dr Booker arranged for Alfred to be taken in by James and Lucy Booker.
Finally and in case it escaped your attention, Alfred and Mary Lavinia's third child was called Lucy, as per "Granny" Booker's name.
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8PRO, "Census 1891 Fairbank Norton". Text From Source: Head of the household. Note how the enumerator has spelt the name with two e's i.e. Fairebanke.
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10GRO, "Birth Certificate Lucy Ann Fairbank".
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11PRO, "Census 1901 Fairbank Norton".
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12GRO, "Marriage Certificate Yelland = Fairbank".
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13GRO, "Death Certificate Alfred Fairbank".
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14GRO, "Death Index Alfred Fairbank 1948 Q4 Sheffield 2d 326".
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15"Documented by Maureen Elizabeth Arthur (nee Yelland)".
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16GRO, "Birth Certificate Mary Lavinia Rhodes".
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17"Birth Index Mary Lavinia Rhodes 1869 Q2 Ecclesall b 9c 249".
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18PRO, "Census 1871 Rhodes Norton".
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19PRO, "Census 1881 Rhodes Norton".
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20PRO, "Census 1891 Fairebanke Norton".
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21GRO, "Death Index Mary Lavinia Fairbank (nee Rhodes) 1930 Q3 Ecclesall b 9c 333".
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22GRO, "Birth Index Ada Fairbank 1889 Q1 Ecclesall b 9c 339".
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23GRO, "Birth Index Grace Fairbank 1891 Q4 Ecclesall b 9c 385". Text From Source: The name of Grace is recorded in the Birth Index as Fairebanke (Note the Spelling)
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25GRO, "Birth Index Lucy Ann Fairbank 1893 Q3 Ecclesall b 9c 407".
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26"File (merged): N:\MyDocuments\Family Historian Projects\Big_Yelland_Holley\Big_Yelland_Holley.fh_data\Big_Yelland_Holley.ged".
27GRO, "Death Certificate Lucy Ann Yelland (nee Fairbank)".
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28GRO, "Death Index Lucy Ann Yelland (nee Fairbank)".
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29"Birth Index Elsie Fairbank 1896 Q1 Ecclesall b 9c 396". Text From Source: Note the name of Elsie is recorded in the Birth Index as Fairebanke
30GRO, "Birth Index James William Fairbank 1898 Q3 Ecclesall b 9 c 403". Text From Source: Note the name of James William is recorded in the Birth Index as Fairebanke
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31"Indenture James William Fairbank". Text From Source: The indenture (dated 12 June 1912) was a contract to work as an apprentice Plane Maker with William Marples and Sons Limited, Hibernia Works Sheffield. The contract was for 7 years and James was to be paid five Shillings a week in the first year, increasing by one Shilling a week up to eleven Shillings a week in the seventh year.
32"Mary Lavinia Fairbank 1901 Q1 Ecclesall b 9c 418".
33"Birth Index Alice Ethel Fairbank 1903 Q3 Ecclesall b 9c 445". Text From Source: Note the name of Alice Ethel is recorded in the Birth Index as Fairebanke
34"Birth Index Alfred Lee Fairbank 1905 Q3 Ecclesall b 9c 426". Text From Source: Note that the name of Alfred Lee is recorded in the Birth Index as Fairebanke
35"Death Index Alfred Lee Fairbank 1920 Q3 Ecclesall b 9c 345".
36"Birth Index Colville Roy Fairbank 1908 Q3 Ecclesall b 9c 460". Text From Source: Note the name of Colville Roy is recorded in the Birth Index as Fairebanke