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Family of Joseph Tom EPWORTH and Margaret Ethel SKINNER

Husband: Joseph Tom EPWORTH (1885-1965)
Wife: Margaret Ethel SKINNER (1887-1974)
Children: Monica Margaret EPWORTH (1915-2002)
William Edward EPWORTH (1917-1974)
Marriage 4 Jun 1913 Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England
St Andrews Church, Sharrow
Residence at time:Joe (Clerk), 50 Burcot Road, Meersborough, Margaret 3 Grange Crescent Rd
Cert No, 94
Reg Eccleshall B., Vol 9c , p 597
Residence at time:Joe unreadable "30 Burcot Road, Meersborough????", Margaret "3 Graye Crescent Rd"
Cert No, 94, possible date is 7th not 4th?
Reg Eccleshall B., Vol 9c , p 597

Husband: Joseph Tom EPWORTH

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Joseph Tom EPWORTH, Joseph Tom Epworth

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Singles Tennis Champion Medal 1914 - Front

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Singles Tennis Champion Medal 1914 - Rear

Name: Joseph Tom EPWORTH1,2,3
Sex: Male
Nickname: Joe
Father: Joseph Hinchcliffe EPWORTH (1855-1907)
Mother: Amy MOSS (1860-1951)
Birth 17 Oct 1885 Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England3
64 Glover Road, Eccleshall (Bierlow)
"Born 12.55 (noon) pm" in pencil on Birth Certificate
9c, p 382
"Born 12.55 (noon) pm" pencil on Birth Cert
Baptism 18 Apr 1886 (age 0) Sheffield, Cathedral Church of St Peter & St Paul
Sheffield, England
Archive: Sheffield Archives & Local Studies. Archive reference: PR-138-2-45, Page 118
Census 5 Apr 1891 (age 5) Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England4
65 Glover Road
Census 31 Mar 1901 (age 15) Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England5
65 Glover Road, Eccleshall (Bierlow)
Commercial Clerk
Census 2 Apr 1911 (age 25) Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England6
50 Burcot Road, Meersbrook
Occupation 2 Apr 1911 (age 25) Clerk (Municipal), Sheffield Corporation; Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England6
Residence bef 4 Jun 1913 (age 27) Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England
50 Burcot Road, Meersbrook
from Marriage cert
Residence btw 5 Jun 1913 and 2 Oct 1915 (age 27-29) Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England
Sandford Grove Road, Nether Edge
Title 1914 (age 28-29) Mens Singles Champion, Brentwood Tennis Club; Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England
Brentwood Tennis Club
Residence btw 1915 and 1918 (age 29-33) Dronfield Woodhouse, Derbyshire, England
Wreaks House, Dronfield
Monica told me that both she and William were born at Wreaks House Dronfield (1915 & 1917 respectively). This does not fit, perhaps only William was. She also said that her father Joseph Epworth kept chickens there. I know absolutely nothing more except that they lived elsewhere before they married in 1913, and had moved elsewhere in Sheffield by 1918.
Occupation Aug 1917 (age 31) Commercial Clerk
Christening of Son
Occupation c. 1917 (age 31-32) Poultry business; Dronfield Woodhouse, Derbyshire, England
Wreaks House, Dronfield
Residence aft 1918 (age 32-33) Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England
Brentwood Avenue
Occupation 23 May 1920 (age 2) woollen merchant
Occupation Jul 1920 (age 34) Tennis player; Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England7
Nether Edge Ground
Sheffield & District Lawn Tennis association. Gents Singles handicap JTE beat E Clegg. Gents Doubles: JTE & PL Martyn beat A. Turner & T.G. Sim.
Residence btw 1922 and 1936 (age 36-51) Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England
108 Brincliffe Edge Road
not sure the 1922
Occupation frm 1925 to 1934 (age 39-49) Draper; Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England
108 Brincliffe Edge Road
Kelly's Sheffield Trade Directory Indexes
Residence 1936 (age 50-51) Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England
4 The Causeway, Dore
Occupation 1939 (age 53-54) Hosier etc,. Epworth & Hall Ltd. Wholesale Merchants; Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England
4 Well Lane
Also Bunneys (Hoisery) Limited, Shops at end of The Moor and Exchange Street, & Castleford certainly from 1955 onwards (earliest I remember). Listed as: EPWORTH & HALL LIMITED Registered No 00426136


Also Bunneys (Hoisery) Limited, Shops at end of The Moor and The Wicker?? certainly from 1955 onwards (earliest I remember)
Death 31 Mar 1965 (age 79) Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England8
Cause: "1(a) Gastric Carcinoma"
Address: 4 The Causeway, Dore Village
Vol 2D, Page 203

Burial 3 Apr 1965 Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England
Christ Church, Dore Village, Sheffield
Died at 4 The Causeway, Dore
Own Ref: A48

Wife: Margaret Ethel SKINNER

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Margaret Ethel SKINNER, 2010, age 123, 2010-0010-3

Name: Margaret Ethel SKINNER3
Sex: Female
Nickname: Num
Father: William Edward SKINNER (1857-1910)
Mother: Harriet BADGER (1858-1925)
Birth 30 Jun 1887 Burton Agnes, Near Bridlington, Yorkshire, England3
Registered in July 1887, Vol 9d, p 345
Census 31 Mar 1901 (age 13) Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England9
44 Wostenholme Road
Residence 1911 (age 23-24) Ecclesall Bierlow, Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England
3 Grange Crescent
Census 2 Apr 1911 (age 23) Ecclesall Bierlow, Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England10
3 Grange Crescent Road, Sharrow
Occupation 2 Apr 1911 (age 23) at home; Ecclesall Bierlow, Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England10
Residence bef 1913 (age 25-26) Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England
3 Grange Crescent Road
from M. Cert
Occupation Seamstress, Home Maker, Reader of Philosophy
Death 7 Feb 1974 (age 86) Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England
in Middlewood Hospital
Death reg. District Wortley, Vol20 p2036
Burial Feb 1974 Dore, Sheffield, England
Dore Christ Church
It was raining, her son in law Oswald Nicholson (Nick), nearly slipped into the open grave as she was being laid to rest, saying in his broad Yorkshire accent: "Eh up Grandmother, I thought I were comin' to join thee!"
Monica Ref. A49

Child 1: Monica Margaret EPWORTH

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Monica Margaret EPWORTH, Monica Epworth at Work

Name: Monica Margaret EPWORTH3
Sex: Female
Birth 2 Oct 1915 Dronfield Woodhouse, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
Wreaks House, Dronfield
7b, 1320
Residence to 1936 (age 20-21) Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England
Brincliffe Edge Road
Residence c. 1960 (age 44-45) Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England
4 Laverdine Way, Totley
Address on W O Nicholson, Stainless Steel fabrications
Occupation btw 1960 and 1990 (age 44-75) Sculptor, Ceramic animals; Saint Ives, Cornwall, England
The Cavalier Studios, The Digey
First had a stall in the sloop market
Residence bef 1970 (age 54-55) Saint Ives, Cornwall, England
Menhyr Drive Carbis Bay
Death 23 Jun 2002 (age 86) Hayle, Cornwall, England
Cause: Bronchopneumonia,
Address: Bonaer Nursing Home
16.15 BST. Cert 3651 65C 025
Cremation 1 Jul 2002 Truro, Cornwall, England

Child 2: William Edward EPWORTH

Name: William Edward EPWORTH3,11,12
Sex: Male
Nickname: Bill
Birth 17 Aug 1917 Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England13,14
Brentwood Avenue
Birth Registered: William E, Mothers maiden name Skinner, District Chesterfield, Vol 11b, page 1274
Registrar Dronfield DRONB/43/429
Father Commercial Clerk
Reg date 28 Sep 1917, from Williams Birth Cert
Residence c. 1918 (age 0-1) Dronfield Woodhouse, Derbyshire, England
Wreaks House, Dronfield
Baptism 23 May 1920 (age 2) Ecclesall Bierlow, Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England
"All Saints Church", Ecclesall
Confusion as babtism record in 1917 for Dronfield, Reference:DRONB/43/429,
Record source:Derbyshire Registrars Birth Index
Residence c. 1930 (age 12-13) Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England
108 Brincliffe Edge Road
By the tennis courts where his parents used to play.
Residence c. 1935 (age 17-18) Dore, Sheffield, England
4 The Causeway
Occupation btw 17 Nov 1939 and 14 Nov 1945 (age 22-28) Royal Air Force Flying in Wellington Bombers. Aircrew and Gunnery Instructor later in the war Served in Egypt at one time
Squadrons: 15, 38 Ops.& then 10 Air Gunnery School, Training Command
Service No. 943953?
Residence c. 1945 (age 27-28) Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England
54 Trap Lane, Bents Green
Occupation 1946 (age 28-29) Maker of plastic items; Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England
Dore Village
Started business making items in coloured polycarbonate: combs (sawcut), serviette rings, letter openers
Occupation btw 1947 and 1955 (age 29-38) Cutler; Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England11
Matilda Street
J T Epworth & Sons cutlery business was started by regularly meeting a man who met cutlers at the end of Carver Street. William Edward Epworth & Larry Fulton then set up on their own. They worked together from 1946 to 1954/5
Supplied cutlery to Selfridges & John Lewis', and exported to Australia
Residence c. 1953 (age 35-36) Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
1 Mercia Drive, Totley
Occupation c. 1957 (age 39-40) Blacksmith; Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
High Street, Dore Village
After cutlery business folded and brief time selling comptometers he had a business (Epworth Steel Fabricators), in a draughty stone building, where he made many wrought iron gates etc. Also made stainless steel doorstep protectors sold by Nick and Peter Butler.
Epworth Steel Fabricators. The mention of Mr Gill's geese brought back many memories, I was terrified of them. I think that my father Bill Epworth was the steel fabricator mentioned, unless Mr Woodhouse was there before him. He worked in a now demolished building at the back of the "new" row of shops below The Devonshire Arms. The geese used to attack him, and their own reflections in his car hubcaps! My grandparents lived in Dore from the early Twenties and my Dad's first business there was in a building behind the Methodist Church, in the 1940s, making plastic combs and serviette rings. He then went on to be a cutler and it was only later, in the late Fifties and early Sixties that he worked in Dore again, making wrought-iron gates and repairing farm machinery etc. He made some gates for my Grandparents who lived on The Causeway. The design featured "branches of leaves", the leaves being made of copper. I think that the idea was that as it aged, the copper leaves would turn green with Verdi Gris, but last time I saw the gates, they had been painted all over and I think they've now gone.
From Gill Warburton (nee Epworth)
Death 23 Oct 1974 (age 57) Bamford, Derbyshire, England
Cause: Myocardial Infarction. (a sudden Heart Attack at home)
Address: 1 Ashopton Drive
Intestate, left £18,139 gross, (£17,993 net), Ina got most of it by stealth. Derbyshire Registrars Death Index: Place of Death registered: Chapel-en-le-Frith, Reg Office:High Peak, County:Derbyshire, Register Entry:CD/2-1/148
Reg Office:High Peak, County:Derbyshire, Vol 6, page 1082

Cremation btw 23 Oct 1974 and 7 Nov 1974 Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England
Service held at church in Bamford. Not sure whether cremated in Sheffield, Gill knows which

Note on Husband: Joseph Tom EPWORTH (1) - shared note

Monica said that His father died when he was just 13 years old, but dates suggest he was 22 (JTE Born 1885 his dad died 1907 according to Monicas sheet)

 

He had to work to keep family through the depression.

He was a good Sprinter when young.

He kept the family, worked at Sheffield town hall, and studied hard.

He taught himself to play the violin, used to play to his wife's sisters.

Good artist, had a few cartoons published in the Sheffield paper.

Painted a good copy of the famous lute player oil painting for sister Ella's wedding

 

Good tennis player, played with wife Margaret Ethel, Possibly at Eccleshall Tennis club.

 

Enjoyed smoking herbal cigarettes

Note on Husband: Joseph Tom EPWORTH (2) - shared note

Epworth Cutlery business - 1946 to 1956. William Epworth jointly ran a small cutlery business in Sheffield with Larry Fulton, from approx 1947-1955. Cutlery was being sold at Selfridges, exported to Australia. Business became insolvent in April 1956. The business was called JT Epworth and Sons. The works was at 111 Matilda Street, Sheffield 1.

Prior to the cutlery business, he had a plastics business from the war's end, possibly also with Larry. It was based in Dore village, in building behind the Methodist Church.

 

The Epworth cutlery business was started by regularly meeting a man who met cutlers at the end of Carver Street. Then they set up on their own business. They worked together from 1946 to 1954/5. Joseph Tom Epworth helped finance his son William in starting the business, but had no day to day involvement despite the "JT Epworth & Sons" stamp.

The business supplied cutlery to Selfridges & John Lewis', and exported to Australia

 

Larry Fulton, had wife Marjorie, son Gavin went to Birkdale, (born 1946-1950?). Gill Warburton believes that Marjorie was the woman who painted gold decoration onto glassware at Bills cutlery works. Larry stood as prospective Conservative? candidate for Penistone North.

Note on Husband: Joseph Tom EPWORTH (3) - shared note

Epworth Cutlers: There have been several cutlers in my Epworth family since the late 1700s, starting with my Great Great Grandfather Joseph Epworth 1784-1860, and all living in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. I am a blood relative of the following Epworth Cutlers:

Joseph Epworth 1784-1860 Cutlers Apprentice in 1798, probably the first, as his father was a Yeoman

John Epworth 1777-? Cutler

Joseph Epworth 1815-1883 Spring Knife Cutler (may have been the J of JT Epworth& Sons)

Thomas Epworth 1826-1899 Cutler (may have been the T of JT Epworth& Sons)

Samuel Hobson Epworth 1808-1886 Spring Knife Cutler

Mary Ann Hobson Epworth 1817-1899

Thomas Epworth 1860-? Pen Knife Cutler

Joseph Epworth 1855-1907 Cutler

William Edward Epworth 1917 1974 Cutler

 

Richard Epworth 1945-........

 

My grandfather (Joseph Tom Epworth) had never been a cutler, though he may have been intended to follow in his fathers footsteps (Joseph Epworth 1855-1907), rather than becoming a clerk and a businessman (hosiery). He helped his son William E Epworth set up a cutlery business.

Note on Husband: Joseph Tom EPWORTH (4) - shared note

Epworth Cutlery stamps: There is a question regarding the oldest "J T Epworth" stamp on a knife. It clearly predates William Edward Epworth, and his father Joseph Thomas Epworth never was directly involved in the cutlery business. So it is most likely associated with his father Joseph Epworth 1855--1907. But why "J T" Epworth? Possibly it was Joseph and Thomas.

 

The further question is the stamp for the cutlery business of William Edward Epworth (1917-1974). This is "J T Epworth and Sons", yet I Richard Epworth am William's only son, just as he was Joseph Thomas Epworth's only son. Probably it was to continue the original business name (though there was no continuity), and "Sons" meant descendants.

 

I (Richard Epworth) have a collection of cutlery, mostly made by my father William (Bill) Edward Epworth, I have just one solitary knife from my Great grandfather's cutlery business Joseph Epworth (1855-1907).

 

"JT Epworth and Sons" was always a bit of a puzzle to me as my father's father was Joseph Tom Epworth, but he only had one son William (my father). It appears that the JT Epworth name originally came from the cutlery business of my Great Grandfather Joseph Epworth (1855-1907),and his brother Thomas Epworth (b 1860). The "J" and the "T" being the two brothers respectively.

 

My grandfather (Joseph Tom Epworth) had never been a cutler, though he may have been intended to follow in his fathers footsteps (Joseph Epworth 1855-1907), rather than becoming a clerk and a businessman (hosiery).

 

"Epworth" trade stamps.

Variations in the stamps.

"JT.Epworth & Sons' " (note no fullstop between J&T, and the apostrophe at the end)

"J.T.Epworth & Sons"

"J.T.Epworth & Son" (note the singular Son here)

"Epworth & Son"

"Epworth"

 

Update November 2009 by Richard Epworth

It has been brought to my attention that cutlery exists with the stamp: "Epworth EPNS A1", with a registration number which would give a date of 1926!

 

I checked the canteen of modern Epworth cutlery that I have and the date comes out as the end of 1952, almost 1953, entirely feasible. The design is called FANFARE Reg No. 869296

Joseph Epworth 1885 - 1907 was dead then, perhaps his brother Thomas b 1860, d unknown???

(But see the note on Joseph Epworth 1885 - 1907 regarding questions of his death date.)

The mystery deepens as the mark is similar to several others that I have. is it possible that the stamp was passed from Joseph and Thomas Epworth, to William Edwad Epworth, skipping his father's generation, and later replaced by the more ornate stamp?

Note on Husband: Joseph Tom EPWORTH (5)

Epworth and Hall Data from 1934 Kelly's Directory of Sheffield:

Alphabetical:

Hall, Arthur, wholesale draper (Epworth & Hall) 203 Tom Lane 10

Hall, Jsph 203 Tom Lane 10

Epworth, Jsph Tom, who draper (Epworth & Hall), h. 108 Brincliffe Edge Road 11

Epworth & Hall, who. Drapers, 4 Well Lane 1 [TN Sheffield 25724] & retail 29 Hereford Street 1 .

(Note might be Well Road now?)

 

1936 Kelly's Post Office Directory of Sheffield & Rotherham

Hall Arthur, wholesale draper (Epworth & Hall), 203 Tom Lane 10

Hall Gilbert, 26 Shrewsbury Road, Park

Hall Joseph, 203 Tom Lane tel: Broomhill 31759

Note on Wife: Margaret Ethel SKINNER (1) - shared note

Went deaf at 12, had a succession of hearing aids with increasing technology. Father went deaf too, after Margaret

Note on Wife: Margaret Ethel SKINNER (2)

Birthplace in 1911 census as:Burton Fleming Hummanty Yorks. Probably Hunmanby near Filey, Yorks

Sources

1"Page added to The Amazing Exercise Book by Joseph Thomas Epworth".
2Richard Epworth, "Glover Road Addresses, Sheffield".
3"From Monica Nicholson". Text From Source: Date of Import: 11 Jan 2003
4"Census 1891 Sheffield, Yorks, England RG12/3809 Fische 2 F55 (Joseph Epworth)".
5"Census 1901 65 Glover Road, Eccleshall (Bierlow), Sheffield, England RG13_Pc-4355_Fo-82_Pg-27 (Joseph Epworth)".
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Source: Census 1901 65 Glover Road, Eccleshall (Bierlow), Sheffield, England RG13_Pc-4355_Fo-82_Pg-27 (Joseph Epworth), 1901Census_65and67_GloverRoad_RG13_Pc-4355_Fo-82_Pg-27

6"Census 1911 Sheffield, Yorkshire, England". Cit. Date: 2 April 1911.
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Source: Census 1911 Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, JT_EPWORTH_50Burcot_Road_C1911

7"The Sheffield Daily Independent, Saturday July 17, 1920".
8"Joseph Tom Epworth Death Certificate IC 247447 No. 493".
9"Census 1901 Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England". Cit. Date: 31 March 1901.
10"Census 1911 Ecclesall Bierlow, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England RG14PN27829". Cit. Date: 2 April 1911.
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Source: Census 1911 Ecclesall Bierlow, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England RG14PN27829, SKINNER MARGARET ETHEL Mother Harriett_C1911

11"MyTotalFile.FTW". Text From Source: Date of Import: Sep 22, 1998
12"PeaceSp.FTW". Text From Source: Date of Import: 11 Jan 2003
13"William Epworth Birth Certificate, District Chesterfield, Subdistrict Dronfield, No.429, Reg sept 28th 1917". Text From Source: Date of Import: Sep 22, 1998
14"William Edward Epworth_1917-1974_CV".