52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors (2014) #29 Jane Elizabeth Oldroyd

Last week, my ancestor was Mark Oldroyd.   This week, my ancestor is his daughter Jane Elizabeth Oldroyd, my gg grandmother.

The first information I had about Jane was from the book “Tarnagulla & District: The Way It Was” by Edna & Ken Arnold.  This book stated that Jane was born 5 April 1828 and died 10 July 1902.  Her parents were Mark Oldroyd and Elizabeth Sidebottom.  Jane married Henry Sharp in 1847 in Wakefield.

I haven’t yet applied for her death certificate, to confirm the date of death, but I did find her death entry on the death indexes for Victoria, which were on microfiche at my local library:

Death Indexes 1896-1913

Year           Name                 No               Father                    Mother                               Place                      Age

1902           Sharp Jane        9097           Oldroyd Mark      Sidebottom Elizth            C’wood                  74

I also found a marriage record for Jane and Henry, in the West Yorkshire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935 database at ancestry, which confirmed she was married in 1847 in Wakefield.

 

Sharp Oldroyd marriage
St John the Baptist (Wakefield, Yorkshire, England), Marriage certificate, Henry Sharp and Jane Oldroyd (1847), issued 1 Aug 1847, West Yorkshire Archive Service; Wakefield, Yorkshire, England; Yorkshire Parish Records; Old Reference Number: D45/1/17; New Reference Number: WDP45/1/3/8; digital images, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., “West Yorkshire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935,” ancestry.com.au (http://www.ancestry.com.au : accessed 1 Jan 2015).

Despite an extensive search of the online databases, I have been unable to find a baptism/birth record for Jane.  Although I have found baptisms for the first five of Mark and Elizabeth’s children (all christened at East Ardsley), the rest of their children remain elusive.

The next thing was to trace Jane on the census records in England.The 1841 Census showed that Jane was living with her parents at Stanley cum Wrenthorpe, Wakefield. (Lake Lock Rail Road).

Jane Oldroyd 1841 census
1841 census of England, Wakefield, Yorkshire, folio 64, page 38, Jane Oldroyd; digital images, ancestry.com, ancestry.com.au (http://www.ancestry.com.au/ : accessed 1 Jan 2015); citing PRO HO 107/1271/9.

The 1851 England Census shows Henry and Jane in George Street, Wakefield, Yorkshire.

Henry & Jane 1851 Census
1851 census of England, Wakefield, Yorkshire, folio 365, page 54, Jane Sharp; digital images, ancestry.com, ancestry.com.au (http://www.ancestry.com.au/ : accessed 1 Jan 2015); citing PRO HO 107/2327.

 

The 1861 England Census shows the Henry and Jane were in the household of Roland Tidd at Newton Heath, Lancashire, England.  Roland was Jane’s brother-in-law – he had married her sister Rachel.

1861 census of England, Newton Heath, Lancashire, folio 12, page 17, Jane Sharp; digital images, ancestry.com, ancestry.com.au (http://www.ancestry.com.au/ : accessed 1 Jan 2015); citing PRO RG 9/2966.
1861 census of England, Newton Heath, Lancashire, folio 12, page 17, Jane Sharp; digital images, ancestry.com, ancestry.com.au (http://www.ancestry.com.au/ : accessed 1 Jan 2015); citing PRO RG 9/2966.

The two families also migrated to Australia together.  They travelled on the “Marco Polo”, which sailed from Liverpool on 6 August 1863 and arrived in Melbourne on 16 November 1863.

Sharp & Tidd immigration
Victoria, Australia, “Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839-1923,” Jane Sharp b abt 1831, ship “Marco Polo”; database online, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, ancestry.com.au (http://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1635 : accessed 1 Jan 2015); Original data: Victoria. Inward Overseas Passenger Lists (British Ports). Microfiche VPRS 7666, copy of VRPS 947. Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne, Victoria.Victoria. Inward Overseas Passenger Lists (Foreign Ports). Microfiche VPRS 7667, copy of VRPS 947. Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne, Victoria.Victoria. Inward Overseas Passenger Lists (New Zealand Ports). Microfiche VPRS 13439, copy of VRPS 947. Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne, Victoria.Victoria. Register of Assisted Immigrants from the United Kingdom. Microfiche VPRS 14. Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne, Victoria

Both families ended up settling in the Tarnagulla area, as did Jane’s two other sisters, Emma (married James Abson), and Hannah (married George Gill), and her three brothers, John, Joshua and James.

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