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Re: DUNFORDs from NORMANTON, Yorks???????
Posted by: Junette Robinson (ID *****3634) Date: June 02, 2005 at 13:21:40
In Reply to: DUNFORDs from NORMANTON, Yorks??????? by ken hartley of 442

Does anyone know anything of or connect with this family from the 1881 Census - I would be most appreciative if someone could tell me any history of these people before or after 1881 - I am led to believe that Sarah Dunford, wife was Sarah Hartley - THANKS FOR ANY INFO

Ken Hartley

Researching my family tree on the internet, I recently found your posting on the Dunford Family Genealogy site, asking for information on Sarah Dunford, nee Hartley.

My name is Junette Robinson and Sarah Hartley was my great-great-grandmother through her daughter Hannah. I have given below the details I have about the family gleaned from various relatives over the years. Although by now you may already have the information you were seeking I hope this will be of interest to you, and I would be pleased to hear of anything you have discovered.
Junette Robinson

Dwelling: Castleford Rd Dunfords Blds
Census Place: Normanton, York, England
Source: FHL Film 1342103 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4573 Folio 56 Page 30

Marr Age Sex Birthplace
James DUNFORD M 37 M Ossett, York, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Coal Miner

Sarah DUNFORD M 40 F Weston Lane End, York, England
Rel: Wife
Nee Hartley, as you say. We know little about her, except a rumour that she smoked a pipe!

Sarah Ann DUNFORD 13 F Normanton, York, England
Rel: Dau

Benjamin DUNFORD 12 M Normanton, York, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Brick Yard Labourer
Following an accident (we think, either in the pit or elsewhere) his father bought him a handcart and he sold sweets he boiled at home, some of which were packaged by his sisters into "lucky bags", inventing popular cough sweets called "Poor Bens" and "Stop Barkers". He became a succcessful businessman in Normanton, owning 2 confectionery warehouses, built a row of houses called Benson Lane, and also owned a cinema, where from the age of 14 his nephew (my grandfather) used to play piano for the silent movies before becoming a travelling salesman with the confectionery business around 1920, which is how he met my grandmother, whose family had a general store in Stanley.
Benjamin married Jane , they had 6 children; Albert, James Edgar, Jack, Henry, Ruth and Emily.
- James Edgar drowned in Egypt on active service 24th February 1916 aged 21

Elizabeth DUNFORD 10 F Normanton, York, England
Rel: Dau
Occ: Scholar

Hannah DUNFORD 8 F Normanton, York, England b 1873
Rel: Dau
Occ: Scholar
My great-grandmother: Married Thomas Raybould, she died Isleworth 1954.
- 3 children James, Edwin & Sarah
James was a church organist for most of his life, and
married Louie Brown of Stanley; they moved to Bournemouth
in 1942.
-One daughter, June - married Charles Robinson.
- Two children, Paulian and Junette (me !)
       - Paulian married Julia Dixon, one daughter Jade

Edwin moved to Australia as he could not find work in
England. He married Jean and became a very successful
fruit farmer in Berri, nr. Melbourne, where Raybould
Lane is named after him.
Three children in Australia, Alison, Helen and Thomas
       Alison married with 2 children
       Helen married with 4 children
       Tom married (several times) with 5 children

Sarah (Sally) married Eric Roberts, a Professor of
Nuclear Medicine at Middlesex Hospital who travelled the
world in the course of his work in cancer research, being
seconded to the UN World Health Organisation to bring the
first "cobalt" machine from the US to Britain. Lived in
Twickenham, Norfolk and finally Tewkesbury.
- Two children, Gwendoline (Wendy)(adopted), followed 6
yrs later by Susan (natural daughter)
- Wendy married Richard Moore, 2 daughters, Anne & Karen
       - Karen m. Gary: 2 children: Bethany & Rebecca
       - Anne m. Ralph - 2 children: Joshua & Gemma
- Susan married Peter Woodthorpe- 3 daughters, Tracy,
Lindsay and Catherine
       - Tracy m. Phil: 2 children - Zoe & Connie
       - Lindsay m. Kevin: 2 children - Alexandra & Joseph
       - Catherine m. Sean: 1 child - Nicole

Mary DUNFORD 7 F Normanton, York, England
Rel: Dau
Occ: Scholar
Married name Lythe, children Elsie, Cissy and Arthur
       - Cissie married Sydney Wandless,
               one son Kenneth, who married Ellen
                     two children, David & Jonathan
       - Elsie married Edwin Astle - railway engine
driver - no issue
       - Arthur - railway fireman, worked on footplate
with Edwin - married Winn, no issue

George DUNFORD 5 M Normanton, York, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
       Married (presumably) with 2 daughters, Annie & Lily

Martha DUNFORD 3 F Normanton, York, England
Rel: Dau
Married Joe and went to live in Australia - her nephew Edwin Raybould stayed with them when he first went out there.

Emily DUNFORD 11 m F Normanton, York, England
Rel: Dau
Died July 1900 aged 20

Ruth DUNFORD - another daughter, probably born after Emily, who married Ike Price.
       They had two children, Blanche and James

We have no information on Sarah Ann or Elizabeth, or knowlege of a step-son Henry.

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