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Tom James PICKFORD

Male Abt 1867 - 1950  (~ 83 years)


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  • Name Tom James PICKFORD 
    Born Abt 1867  America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID 08F0CD116F7E4682B481CFDE7AAD437C53D7 
    Died Mar 1950  Woodfall Road, Finsbury Park, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Notes 
    • When daughter Rose Eveline was baptised Tom was a brush maker living at 32 Joseph Street, Bradford.

      1891 census (1): lodging at 35 Cecil Street, Stockton on Tees, Durham (with Annie Frankland, head, 46, living on own means, born Wales), Thomas PICKFORD (married, 23, brushmaker, born Bradford, Yorks).
      1891 census (2): at 32 Joseph Street, Bradford (all PICKFORD), Elizabeth A (wife [no head of household listed], married, 25, born Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire), Rose E (daughter, 1, born Bradford), Alice M (sister [should say 'in-law'], 13, worsted spinner, born Macclesfield) and Frederick J (brother [should say 'in-law'], 16, worsted spinner, born Macclesfield).

      When son George Henry was baptised Tom was a brush maker living at 130 Mount Street, Bradford.
      When daughter Lilian Elizabeth was baptised Tom was a brush maker living at 33 Seymour Street, Bradford.
      When son David Cyril was baptised Tom was a brush manufacturer living at 36 Webster Street, Bradford.
      When daughter Laura* was baptised Tom was a foreman living at 5 Bosphorus Street.

      1901 census: at 7 Lineker Av (?), Leeds, Yorkshire (all PICKFORD), ??? J (head, 34, foreman brush maker, born Canada (sic)), Elizth A (wife, 35, born Sowerby, Yorks), George H (son, 9, born Bradford), Lilian E (daughter, 7, born Bradford), David C (son, 4, born Bradford) and Elsie A* (2, born Leeds).

      * Are Laura and Elsie Adelaide the same person? Laura was born on 19 Sep 1898 and baptised on 19 October 1898 at Upper Armley, W Yorks as the daughter of Tom James and Elizabeth Ann PICKFORD, but there doesn't appear to be a corresponding birth registration. Elsie Adelaide's birth was registered at Bramley (which includes Armley) in Q4 1898. Unless they had different mothers, it seems likely that Laura and Elsie Adelaide «b»were«/b» the same person and that for some reason the name Laura was dropped in favour of Elsie Adelaide. No trace of a Laura Pickford has been found other than the 1898 baptismal record.

      1911 census (1) at 40 Spital Road, Maldon, Essex (6 rooms) (all PICKFORD), T James (head, 44, married, factory manager (bristle), born Canada), Anne (wife, 44, married 22 years, 5 children, 4 living, 1 dead, housewife, born Bradford, Yorks), George H (son, 20, single, hairsorter, born Bradford), D Cyril (son, 16, single, hairsorter, born Bradford) and E Adelaide (daughter, 14, school, born Leeds).
      Form signed Tom James Pickford.
      1911 census (2): at 22 Orfeur Street, Leeds (2 rooms) (both PICKFORD), Elizabeth Ann (wife [no head of household listed], married 22 years, [a mark which could be a '1' is in the 'total children born alive' column], born Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire) and Lilian Elizabeth (daughter, 17, single, machinist maker of underclothing, born Bradford, Yorks).
      It's not clear whether the Anne shown as Tom's wife in 1911 (1) was the same person as the Elizabeth Ann shown in 1911 (2).

      The London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965 (at Ancestry.com) has an entry for 1911 for Tom James Pickford at 11 Chatsworth Road, Hackney, London. This may or may not relate to 1867 Tom James.
      The same source has a 1937 entry at 33 Fonthill Road, Islington for George Henry and Thomas Pickford - could be Tom and his son.

      Tom's granddaughter Mavis Roper has his death certificate which shows he died at 10 Woodfall Road, Islington, London, in 1950, aged 84.

      It seems, from email discussions from Mavis Roper, that some time prior to 1939, when Mavis was born, Tom began a relationship with Mavis's mother Annie Eleanor CONLEY, later DUFFIELD (see Annie's record for more information). At the time Mavis was born Tom was about 73 and Annie only 24. As far as Mavis knows Tom and Annie didn't marry and had two more daughters before Tom died in 1950. All three daughters were registered as DUFFIELD.
      In December 2012 Mavis wrote:
      "I have always been curious about my family history on my fathers side and until now never knew Thomas was my father - I always thought he was my grandfather perhaps because of the age difference between him and mum. [When] I was born 1939 mum was 24 [and] Thomas would have been about 73 so a big difference. I always knew him as Pam and spent many happy hours with him and loved him dearly .
      He and Harry [Tom's son George Henry] made hair & shaving brushes which Pam took up the West End to sell. There was never much money but oodles of love & laughter.
      When he [Tom] died there was just us and uncle Harry but he died soon after. We then moved to Highbury. Later I became very ill so we moved to the country. Cynthia & Penny were left with relatives as I recall It is a very topsy turvy history and mum eventually wed an Alf Seamark who died a couple of years later so once again she was on her own. Mum didn't have a very happy life she was always looking for someone to love her she died in 1972."

      The London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965 (at Ancestry.com) has an entry for 1951 which refers to Tom's now widowed partner Annie and his son George: at 23 Highbury Grove - Ann E DUFFIELD and George H PICKFORD. 8 other people were at the same address.
    Person ID I1428  Folkestone, Kent
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2016 

    Father George PICKFORD,   b. Abt 1835, Macclesfield, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1879, Macclesfield, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth JONES,   b. Abt 1840, Macclesfield, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 26 Dec 1858  Parish Church, Stockport, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • Married by licence. George Pickford, full age, bachelor, commercial traveller of No 108 Higher Hillgate, Stockport, father James Pickford, inn keeper. Elizabeth Jones, full age, spinster of No 174 Newtown, Macclesfield, father John Cooke, manufacturer of silk. Both signed full names. Witnesses James Cartledge and Susan Bullock.
    Family ID F486  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Ann FOX,   b. Abt 1866, Sowerby, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1939, Islington, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married 3 Feb 1889  Bradford, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    • Married after banns. Tom James Pickford, 21, bachelor, brushmaker of 64 Bower Street, Horton, father George William Pickford (deceased), wine merchant. Elizabeth Ann Fox, 23, spinster, worsted twister of 138 Mount Street, Bradford, father Matthew Fox (deceased), wool merchant. Both signed full names. Witnesses Harriett Pickford and Frederick Jones Pickford.
    Children 
     1. Rose Eveline PICKFORD,   b. 17 Mar 1890, Bradford, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1894, Bradford, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     2. George Henry PICKFORD,   b. 27 Mar 1892, Bradford, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Lilian Elizabeth PICKFORD,   b. 29 Dec 1893, Bradford, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. David Cyril PICKFORD,   b. 2 Apr 1896, Bradford, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1968, Southend on Sea RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. Laura PICKFORD,   b. 19 Sep 1898, Bradford, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Elsie Adelaide PICKFORD,   b. 29 Oct 1898, Bramley (Yorks) RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1995, Bolton RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F485  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Annie Eleanor DUFFIELD,   b. 18 Jun 1915,   d. Mar 1971, Gainsborough RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married Type: Partners 
    Children 
     1. Mavis R DUFFIELD
     2. Cynthia DUFFIELD
     3. Penelope A DUFFIELD
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F490  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] 1871 census.

    2. [S36] BMD index, aged 84, Q1 1950 Islington 5c/1044. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S182] Mavis Roper, January 2013, July 2016.

    4. [S36] BMD index, Q4 1858 Stockport 8a/108. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S183] Chester parish registers of Marriages c1538-1910 at FindMy Past, Jan 2013.

    6. [S36] BMD index, Q1 1889 Bradford 9b/60. (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S179] West Yorkshire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935 at Ancestry.com, Jan 2013.