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There is a newspaper report which states that his wife and son were living with a cousin until they went into the workhouse.
Thomas was supposedly working away from home
The Ecclesall Bierlow workhouse admission registers have been transcribed by us and this is what I found.
Ref NHS/21/5/6/1 page 87.
5 Dec 1904..HIDES Mary E date of birth 23 May 1877. wife.
5 Dec 1904..HIDES Douglas. date of birth 28 May 1902.
Their last address is given as 7court 5 house Trafalgar St.
There might be more information in the actual register we only compiled an index.
Try this Mick…firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheffield Petty Sessions would deal with this and the records are available at Sheffield archives. I’ll see if I have anything as we are just indexing the petty sessions.
I have found a record. Reference MC/2/22…..Thursday 5 January 1905.
Complainent. Allen Dearden, Board of Guardians. Ecclesall.
Defendent: Thomas Hides. Deserting family wife and child.
This implies that the wife and child where in the workhouse.
St Mary’s was closed 1941-1955 (war bombing and repairs) and the baptisms took place at St Barnabas.
I have passed you enquiry to Pat Swindin our projects coordinator
It would appear that Herbert Henry married more than twice, there is a marriage in the Sept Q of 1911 to Lucy Woodmansey. A possible relative of his first wife Anne.
Burials in Darnall cemetery, grave no 2504, section GG, consecrated section.
Annie SOLLITT aged 45 wife of Herbert Henry Sollitt. Died at 17 Ronald Road. Buried 12 May 1910.
Lucy SOLLITT aged 34 wife of Herbert Henry Sollitt. Died at 17 Ronald Road. Buried 3 October 1911.
Minnie SOLLITT aged 45, Spinster. Died at 176 Broomspring Lane. Buried 18 March 1943
Sidney C BARLOW aged 60 retired. Died at 176 Broomspring Lane. Buried 8 February 1945.
Still looking for Percy.
Ann-Marie Are you wanting to come forward or go back?
Percy Sollitt was baptised at Owlerton 21 August 1889 born 6 Aug 1889. Son of Herbert Henry and Annie Sollitt of 23 Burnaby St. Father’s occupation Postman.
I have found this newspaper article from Sheffield Daily Telegraph 19 Jan 1916
Formerly a Sheffield Postman Mr Herbert Henry Sollitt who resided at 13 Ronald Rd, Darnall has been granted the Imperial Service Medal in recognition of long and meritorious service. Mr Sollitt who now lives at Douglas, Isle of Man, joined the Post Office in Sheffield as a telegraph messenger over 30 years ago. Bit by bit he worked his way up until he became acting head postman. During these years Mr Sollitt spent the greater part of his time in connection with the Post Office at Hillsborough and Attercliffe. He only retired last year.
Did Percy also go to the Isle of Man and that is why he cannot be found in the GRO records after his birth registration.
The Nunnery Colliery occupied the land from Woodbourn Road up to and past The Makro.
Burial Arthur J Walkden aged 55 a labourer
Died at Nunnery Colliery. Buried Dec 14 1948 (general ground)
Section KK grave no 107 Burngreave cemetery.
This appears to be a common grave as the other 5 burials all have different surnames.
The Births and Deaths Act of 1874 stated that all births had to be registered within 42 days and a penalty was introduced for non-registration within this period.
The marriage took place at Sheffield parish church of SS Peter & Paul (later cathedral) The certificate image is on FindMyPast.
17 May 1875 Robert Wildsmith aged 26 a Bachelor. Occupation Farmer of Spital Hill. Father: Joseph Wildsmith a Farmer.
Maria Derry aged 32 a Widow of Spital Hill. Father Thomas Newton a Farm labourer.
Her previous marriage was in the June Q of 1865 to Frederick Derry registered in Belper Vol 7B Page 694. This was at Duffield parish Church (Image available on Ancestry)
19 June 1865 Frederick Derry aged 21 a Labourer of Windley. Father: Thomas Derry. deceased.
Maria Newton aged 23 Spinster of Windley. Father: Thomas Newton. Deceased.
I cannot find a death for Frederick Derry between 1865 and 1875 when she married Robert Wildsmith. Although Robert states that his father was Joseph on the Sheffield marriage certificate, I am only coming up with a father George Joseph on the census. I am wondering now if Maria’s second marriage was bigamous and that is why they married in Sheffield.
- This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by Angela.
Sheffield Local Studies have an index to obituaries and death notices in the Sheffield newspapers. You can download the index here:
It is to the right of the screen in green.
After this date a search would have to be carried out manually.