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A Presentation by Mollie Uttley nee Drabble


The Drabble Family circa 1948 Photo courtesy of Mollie Uttley nee Drabble



The Drabble family above are a well established family in the Village of Thrybergh with an history there established pre 1850. Anyone my age or older will of course remember Connie Drabble above who worked at Fosters 50 years ago. With her on the photo are husband William at the rear, left to right Sylvia, Margaret, Mollie, and Peter. The family took a lot of interest in the Village and became members of local groups, in particular associated with St. Leonard's Church. Mollie Uttley nee Drabble went to St. Leonards at Thrybergh, was a bellringer, Sunday School teacher, Brown owl, for the brownies all in Canon Dixon's days. So lets take a look at the history of this family.

In 1881 the family were listed as below on the census of that year.
Charles Drabble Head M Male 43 Attercliffe, York, England Farm Labourer Ag Lab
Mary Drabble Wife M Female 41Woodsetts, Nottingham, England Farm Wife
Sarah Drabble Daur Female 11 Maltby, York, England Scholar
George Drabble Son Male 8 Thrybergh, York, England Scholar
Rebbeca Drabble Daur Female 6 Thrybergh, York, England Scholar
William Drabble Son Male 4 Thrybergh, York, England Scholar
Dwelling Cottage
Census Place Thrybergh, York, England
Public Records Office Reference RG11 Piece / Folio 4684 / 54 Page Number 19

Ten years later in 1891 the family was listed as below
Rotherham Rd
Charles Drabble Head M 54 Maltby Yorks Agricultural Labourer
Margaret DrabbleWife M 52 Woodsetts
Charles Drabble Son S 25 Thrybergh Furnace stoker at colliery
George Drabble Son S 19 Thrybergh Quarry Labourer stone
Rebecca Drabble Daug S 16 Thrybergh
William Drabble Son14 Thrybergh Farm Servant
Edwin Drabble Son 9 Thrybergh Scholar
By 1901 there were quite a few more Drabbles living in Thrybergh.
Charles DRABBLE 64 1837 Yorks Attercliffe Thrybergh Farm Bailiff
Mary DRABBLE 62 1839 Notts Woodsetts Thrybergh
Sarah DRABBLE 31 1870 Yorks MaltbyThrybergh
Rebecca DRABBLE 26 1875 Yorks Thrybergh Thrybergh
Edwin DRABBLE 19 1882 Yorks Thrybergh Thrybergh Stationary Fireman
Charles DRABBLE 9 1892 Yorks Thrybergh Thrybergh
The second household was

Charles DRABBLE 54 1847 Yorks Thrybergh Thrybergh Yorkshire Engine Man
Emma DRABBLE 36 1865 Warwicks Bourton Thrybergh Yorkshire
SydneyDRABBLE 6 1895 Yorks Thrybergh Thrybergh
George DRABBLE 5 1896 Yorks Thrybergh Thrybergh Yorkshire
William DRABBLE 3 1898 Yorks Thrybergh Thrybergh Yorkshire 
Ernest DRABBLE 9M 1900 Yorks Thrybergh Thrybergh Yorkshire

In 1901William Drabble age 26 born at Thrybergh was found in Alfreton Derbyshire as a Butler.
Also listed is living in Alfreton is Annie Drabble age 26 born at Pentracth Anglesey who is possibly the wife of William.
Mary Drabble died after the above census on the 1st of July 1901 age 62

EMMA DRABBLE [ nee Paget ]


Emma Drabble above was found on the 1881 census working for Charles G. Fullerton Rector of St Andrew Boothby Graffoe Lincs on Vicarage Lane. Emma was listed in the household as Emma Paget working as a Housemaid age16 , born at Bourton On Dunsmore, Warwickshire, England Dom. Serv.
Emma worked for the Fullertons also at Thrybergh Hall as a servant for which she she got one 1/2 day off a year, which was New Years day. Her salary was 7/6d per year but of course she lived there and had food and clothing.
The photo on the left is of one of Emma's sisters and the other lady is a Miss Leak who was a descendant of the Fullertons, Miss Leak lived in a caravan during  the Rev. Dixon era, then she had a house built near the tennis courts. Eventually Miss Leak left Thrybergh and married in her later years and lived in Cambridge.








Around 1894 Emma Paget married Charles Drabble, and her linage is as follows working on the 1881 census.

George PAGET Head M Male 43Bourton, Warwick, England Carpenter
Emma PAGET Wife M Female 42 Barford, Warwick, England
William J. PAGET Son U Male 19 Bourton, Warwick, England Carpenter
Henry E. PAGET Son U Male 17 Bourton, Warwick, England Carpenter
Mary E. PAGET Daur Female 11& Bourton, Warwick, England Scholar
Harriet L. PAGET Daur Female 8 Bourton, Warwick, England Scholar
George PAGET Son Male 5 Bourton, Warwick, England Scholar
Helen R. PAGET Daur Female 4 Bourton, Warwick, England
Census Place Bourton On Dunsmore, Warwick, England
Public Records Office Reference RG11 Piece / Folio 3081 / 9 Page Number 8

Joseph PAGET Head M Male 75 Bourton, Warwick, England Parish Clerk & Farmer Of 8 1/2 Acres Grass
Mary PAGET Wife M Female 70 Bourton, Warwick, England
Census Place Bourton On Dunsmore, Warwick, England
Public Records Office ReferenceRG11 Piece / Folio 3081 / 9 Page Number 8


The Family Story by Mollie Uttley nee Drabble

My Grandma was Emma Paget aged 16 in the 1881 census Fullerton family she was a housemaid.   My Mother worked at Fosters after the last war until she retired, she was in charge of the girls packing up orders when Fosters had a fleet of vans and did deliveries.   William Drabble in the list you sent me was my Father he was born in 1898, he lived at Thrybergh 84 years and worked at Silverwood pit as an engine driver on the pit top, he also played cricket at Thrybergh cricket club. We lived on East Vale Drive about 3 doors away from John, Beryl and Sandra Chesworth and grew up with them. Uncle Ernest  when he married he lived in the first house on Vale Road across from the Fullerton Hotel.
Sydney Drabble was killed in action in the first World War.
Edwin Drabble lived on Park Lane but was knocked down and killed by a bus near England's post office he was my fathers uncle.
Charles & Mary Drabble were my fathers grand parents.
Emma's husband also Charles drowned in the river Don on his way home from work, he worked at Kilnhurst, it was pay day and it was a misty October night, they never knew if he was mugged or if he misplaced his footing with it being dark. He left grandma with 5 boys, my father being one of them. Rebecca Drabble who had a farm in Park Lane brought my father up. He then went on the work at Whittakers farm on Doncaster Road where he met my Mother as she lived in there as a maid.
Photo right is Margaret Drabble. Many thanks to Mollie Uttley nee Drabble[ Left ] for the contribution of photos and information above.
Census records researched by John Doxey



Mollie Uttley nee DabbleMargaret Drabble




Photo right is Margaret Drabble. Many thanks to Mollie Uttley nee Drabble[ Left ] for the contribution of photos and information above.

Census records researched by John Doxey
















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