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EYRE FAMILY OF DALTON
Presented by Brian Eyre
When I first was introduced to your site, I was looking through the
census what you had printed For Dalton as one does. I found my Grandmother
Clara Eyre, she had been born in Birstall Yorkshire.
The photo on the left kindly provided by Brian Eyre is of his Great Granddad William Eyre with his family at Dalton Magna about 1897 with unknown man at the rear. Herbert age 7 [ On pony ], Lily age 8, Gertrude age 12 , Florence age 10 Martha age22, and Williams second wife Lucy age 43 holding son Ernest age 2.
The family story begins with Thomas Eyre Father of John
Eyre [born 26th May 1772 ]. at Sykehouse Yorkshire ; John married Martha White
[ born1773 ] on the 25th Nov 1794 in Hatfield Doncaster.
The family can be found on the 1881 census as follows.
William Eyre Head M Male 41 Rotherham, York,
England Milk Vendor And Farmer Of 23 Acres
William Eyre born 1867 at Rotherham Yorkshire moved to Dalton prior to
1891 when he was listed as a Farm Labourer Employed living at 52,Dalton Magna
Priscilla Foulds born 1829 at Dalton Yorkshire
became a farmer and Grocer listed as a Widower in 1891and running a business,
Priscilla lived at 15,Dalton Parva in the house are her nephew
Somewhere between 1891 and 1901 William Eyre snr. had lost his first wife Sarah, and he had remarried a Rotherham Lady named Lucy.
The Eyre family were living in Dalton and were
Between 1891 and 1901 Selina Simpson had lost her husband and by the 1901 census has remarried to a Frank Dawson age 29 who was born in Attercliffe, and employed as a Farmers Labourer. Living at 22 Dalton Magna the couple had a son named Ernest Dawson age 7months, also living there was Selina's son Samual Simpson age 9, both boy's being born in Dalton.
Henry Hill and my Grandmother, moved there
from Masbrough Rotherham.
Samual Simpson the son of Selina pictured left of Dalton Parva was sadly one of those servicemen never to return. On the 1/07/1916 Private Simpson of the York and Lancaster Regiment 8th Bn. died during the Battle of the Somme age 24.
The battle commenced on the 1/07/ 1916 Making Samual of the first casualties in what was to be an horrific engagement lasting until November of 1916, approximately 68, 000 United Kingdom and South African Officers and men were killed within those five months.
The Memorial at Thiepval where Samual is commemorated, is for those 68,000 men who have no known grave, By 1918 a total of 72,000 men were lost on the Somme.
left circa 1935 at his home 59 Saville St. Dalton is William Eyre who was
born in 1867 at Rotherham. William Eyre, at the top of the back yard in
Saville street backs, in the far back ground if the quality of the photo was
better I think is Dalton Parish church These photos were taken on glass
plate, not film as today or yesterday now the digital cameras are here My
father had one of these cameras.
My cousin thinks my Grand dad and family were in the house from them being built, I do know they were in the house when my dad went in the army about 1917.
Basil Eyre is pictured left at 59 Saville Street this was taken in the back yard with his back to the toilets and coal house; these toilets weren't flush toilets they had to be emptied by shovel into horse and cart.
And what looks like a chimney [which I used to think they were] was a vent for the fumes. Basil married Edith Hill daughter of William Henry
Rose b 1908 [ Pictured left taken at the end of their back yard. My Aunt was born in 1908 and she looked about 11 or 12 years old at the time. ]
Walter born 1913 died 1916.
© Brian Eyre
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