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A presentation by Steve and Yvonne Elmore



Riley Robert South photo supplied by Steve and YvonneHi John, I've spent the last three evenings reading your excellent web site and have enjoyed it very much. My interest is that I am researching my wife's family tree, she is Kilnhurst born and bred and very proud of it. I thought you may be interested in the following, her family name is South and she was pleased to see that some of her ancestors are listed on your site.

To my knowledge they worked at Thrybergh Hall. Her g g grandfather was Thomas South whose wife was Hannah Turner (maiden name listed as unknown on your list). They had a daughter named Matilda who married Walter Coggins which you can read in the census records.

What is not clear is that before Matilda married Walter in March 1881 she gave birth to a son on 22nd June 1874, this is Riley Robert South [ pictured left ]who is listed as living with Thomas in the 1891 census and not with his mother and his step father and half brothers and sisters. No father is listed on Rileys birth certificate, I suppose it must have been a scandal in its time. Was it a public scandal or kept hidden? I would really like to discover who the father was but unless any of your readers have any information I guess I never will. Can you make any suggestion where I can research.

What is also interesting is that Thomas (b1818) was born in Cadeby to William South (b1775) and Mary Mason (b1779 in Rotherham). William and Mary had a further six sons and two daughters William and his four sisters were born in Sprotbrough as was his father William (b1737) while his mother Margaret Grayson (b1741) is from Rawmarsh.






Thomas South Head M Male 62 Cadeby, York, England Farm Labourer Ag Lab
Hannah South Wife M Female 62 Thrybergh, York, England Farm Labourer Wife
Fredrick South Son U Male 26 Thrybergh, York, England Colliery Fireman
Riley Robert South Grandson Male 6 Thrybergh, York, England Scholar
Walter Coggins Son M Male 27 Oxford, England Farm Labourer Ag Lab
Matilda Coggins Daur M Female 25 Thrybergh, York, England Farm Labourer Wife
Dwelling Cottage
Census Place Thrybergh, York, England
Public Records Office Reference RG11 Piece / Folio4684 / 55 Page Number 21


Rotherham Rd Thrybergh
John South Head M 70 South Bisby Gardener
Mary A South wife M 69 Bakewell Derbyshire

Rotherham Rd Thrybergh
Thomas South Head M 75 Cadeby Yorks Road Labourer
Hannah South Wife M 71Thrybergh
Riley South g,son S 16 Thrybergh Joiners Apprentice
Agnes L Baker g,daugt 9 Bramley Yorks Scholar

Rotherham Rd Thrybergh
Walter Coggins Head M 27 Souldern Oxford
Matilda Coggins Wife M 25 Thrybergh
Frederick Coggins Son 9 Thrybergh Scholar
John W. Coggins son 7 Thrybergh Scholar
Samual Coggins son 5 Thrybergh Scholar
William Coggins son 2 Thrybergh
Edwin Coggins son 8M Thrybergh
The ages of Walter Coggins and Matilda Coggins in the 1891census lists are 10 years out. They should be 37 and 35 respectively.


Fred South age 46 born in Thrybergh living at Swinton Yorkshire as a Colliery Engine Stoker
Joseph South age 42 born in Scapwick Lincolnshire living at Thrybergh as a Carter At Stone Quarry
Riley South age 27 born in Thrybergh living at Thrybergh as a Bricklayer
Willie South age 4 born in Thrybergh living at Thrybergh
Rebecca South age 40 born in Highwood Lincolnshire living at Thrybergh
Sarah South age 29 born in Cridling Yorkshire living at Thrybergh


The photo is of Riley Robert South junior and Edith Coggins his wife.


The photo is of Riley Robert South junior and Edith Coggins his wife.

Riley snr. married twice, the first time to Sarah Jane France and they had a son William Thomas South who died in WW1. His name is listed in the memorial list on your site.

William Thomas South was born in Thrybergh, and enlisted at Mexborough, he became a  Private Service No: 21447  in the10th Bn. of the York and Lancaster Regiment. William died from wounds received in action at the The 36th Casualty Clearing Station on the 3rd July 1916, and is buried at section: I. B. 31. of the Heilly Station Cemetery Mericourt-L'Abbe
Sarah sadly died shortly after his death and it is felt in the family that she died of shock.

Rileys second marriage was to Frances Cowles. They had two sons the eldest had the same name as his father, Riley Robert South who passed away in February 2005 aged 90 and the youngest son was James William South who died in 1968 aged 47. James was my wife's father.











ŠText Steve Elmore


Many thanks to Steve and Yvonne Elmore and the present Riley South for sharing their family here
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