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OTHER RELATED LYONS AND LYNES FAMILIES
For the earlier history of this family, see LYON and YARROW in Cambridgeshire
[LYNE671] William Lyon (born 1828) had an illegitimate child at Tadlow by [YARR672] Elizabeth Lyon (born 1826), formerly YARROW, whilst she was married to James Lyon (born 1821, see later):
[LYNE681] Francis (born at Tadlow, 20th December 1846, baptised at East Hatley, 31st January 1847), was brought up by James and Elizabeth, see later.
William Lyon moved down to Leeds for work around 1853-55, taking the surname Lyons. William, a forgeman, married (at Leeds, St. Peter, 1st April 1855) Jane Thacker (born at Croydon, 1834, daughter of William & Emma), both of Lloyd Street, Burley, Leeds. Jane had already had an illegitimate child, quite likely fathered by William Lyon:
George Henry (born at Burley, 1854), married Mary Ann Smith.
William and Jane lived variously at Burley (Leeds), Kirkstall, Pool in Wharfedale, Burley again, Armley and New Wortley. William was variously a forge labourer, mason’s labourer, highway labourer and railway platelayer. They had twelve children:
Joanna (born at Burley, 11th June 1856, baptised there 31st January 1858), married William Beeby;
Samuel (born at Burley, 3rd December 1857, baptised there 31st January 1858), died (age 81, unmarried) at Armley (buried at New Wortley Cemetery, Leeds, 19th August 1939);
Frederick William (born at Burley, baptised there 25th March 1860), married Maria Mortimer Haywood;
Esther (born at Burley, baptised there 1st September 1861), married Frank Grunwell;
Alfred (born at Burley, baptised there 4th October 1863), married Ada Fidler;
Arthur (born at Burley, baptised there 3rd February 1867), died 1913 (age 42);
Emma (born at Kirkstall, baptised at Burley, 16th October 1870), died (age 42, unmarried, buried at New Wortley Cemetery, Leeds, 10th July 1913);
Sarah Anne (born at Pool in Wharfedale, baptised at Burley, 19th January 1873), died age 1;
twin, Mary Ann (born at Pool in Wharfedale, 1873), lived 1 week (buried at Poole, 7th September 1873);
twin, Jane (born at Pool in Wharfedale, 1873), lived 2 weeks (buried at Poole, 14th September 1873);
Jane (born at Burley, baptised there 20th June 1875), married William Henry Lee (born at Farnley, 1867);
Alice Beatrice (born at Burley, baptised there 22nd September 1878), died (age 15 months) at Burley (27th October 1879, buried at Woodhouse Cemetery, Leeds, 29th October 1879).
William (age 60) was acting as a flagman on the railway at Lingwell Gate (East Ardsley) when he was run over by an express passenger train and killed instantly (18th October 1888, buried at New Wortley Cemetery, Leeds, 21st October 1888). Jane continued living in Armley (until at least 1900), later moving to Kirkstall (by 1913) and finally Stanningley. She died (age 84) at Stanningley (buried at New Wortley Cemetery, Leeds, 8th October 1916).
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OTHER RELATED LYNES FAMILIES
James Lyon (born 1821, son of Christopher Lyon and Ruth), labourer, married (at East Hatley, 16th September 1844) Elizabeth YARROW, of East Hatley, a minor, witnessed by George Clark and Sarah Yarrow (Elizabeth's sister).
James and Elizabeth had five children at Croydon. There was a gap between the first and third, and in this gap, Elizabeth registered a male child (first-name left blank) on 28th December 1846: child born on 20th December 1846 at Tadlow, father’s name William Lion, labourer. The mother was shown as Elizabeth Lion formerly Yarrow, of Tadlow. She made her mark. When the baby was 6 weeks old. It was baptised Francis at East Hatley (31st January 1847), but shown as the son of James & Elizabeth Lyon of East Hatley.
Several Croydon families moved to Leeds around the 1850’s for work. James Lyon and his family moved down some time between May 1855 (when a child was baptised at Croydon) and June 1857 (when a child was baptised at Burley). The family was now known as Lyons. Years later, Francis said he walked from Croydon to Leeds.
Altogether James and Elizabeth brought up twelve children, as follows :
Samuel (born at Croydon, 3rd January 1845), married 1. Emma Scholes, then lived with Martha Ann; then married 2. Clara Fenton;
[LYNE681] Francis (born at Tadlow, 20th December 1846), brought up as a child of James and Elizabeth, married Ann Kemplay, see later;
James (born at Croydon, 3rd February 1848), birth registered as Charles, but baptised as James, married Hannah Galloway;
Charles Philip (born at Croydon, 31st January 1851), birth registered as Charles, but baptised as Charles Philip, married Annie Elizabeth Holmes;
Susan (born at Croydon, 29th January 1853), died at Caxton Workhouse (March 1856);
Alfred (born at Croydon, 22nd March 1855), died at Burley (1866);
Elizabeth (born at Burley, 3rd June 1857), birth registered as Emily, last noted in the 1871 Census at Burley as "Elizabeth";
Harriet (born at Burley, 27th March 1860), lived only a few days;
Richard (born at Burley, about February 1861), died at Burley (1863, surname registered as Lions);
Emily (born at Burley, 30th January 1864), birth registered as Emily, but baptised as Emma 14th July 1877 at Burley St. Matthias. She never married and died (age 95) at Leeds (13th September 1959). see EMMA LYNES;
George William (born at Burley, about May 1868), married 1. Sarah Fynn, then 2. Fanny Travers;
Jane Eliza (born at Burley, 16th June 1870), birth registered as Jane Eliza, but known as Eliza Jane, married Charles Edwin Emms.
In 1868 this branch of the family took the name Lynes instead of Lyons. The circumstances behind the change are not recorded, but subsequent folklore said Samuel had changed the name by deed poll. However as at both his marriages (1866 and 1894) Samuel "made his mark" instead of writing his name, it seems unlikely that someone who could not write his name would change the spelling of the name. Samuel was also said to have been a practical joker!
James (a forge labourer) died (age 54, of pulmonary emphysema) at Minor Street, Burley (3rd August 1875), his surname then being recorded as Lyons. Elizabeth continued to live in the Burley area, where she died (age 78, of apoplexy hemiplegia, i.e. paralysis) at Burley Village (10th December 1903), her surname then being recorded as Lynes.
[LYNE681] Francis Lynes (born 1846), an engine-tenter, married (at Little Holbeck, 12th February 1871) [KEMP682] Ann Kemplay (born 1851, see KEMPLAY), a servant, both of Derwent Street, witnessed by Thomas Appleyard (Ann's step-father) and Emma Lynes (Francis' aunt). Ann had been a child of almost 9 when her paternal grandfather Joseph had died, and she was his sole blood descendant. However any money there could have been, would have gone to his widow Elizabeth, his last wife. Ann was 14 when Elizabeth Kemplay died, and it is possible that Elizabeth had told her step-granddaughter that she would get the Kemplay money. If so, it failed to materialise, but Ann always said there was money they were entitled to.
Francis and Ann had eleven children, as follows:
Albert Kempley (born at Little Holbeck, 19th February 1872), married 1. Florence Lancaster; then 2. Selina Mary Johnson;
Frank (born at Little Holbeck, 3rd February 1874), lived 1 month;
Joseph (born at Little Holbeck, 1875), married Edith Ward;
Elizabeth Anne (born at Leeds, 27th August 1877), married William Harry Herbert Barker;
a child (still born at Leeds, 2nd April 1879);
Francis (born at Leeds, 11th March 1882), married Emily Chamberlin;
a child (still born at Leeds, June 1886);
Ada (born at Leeds, October 1887), lived 10 hours;
[LYNE692] Grace Beatrice (born at Leeds, 14th August 1890), married (at Leeds, St. George, 27th January 1923) [BODD691] Henry George Boddy (born 1891, see HENRY GEORGE BODDY);
Grace Beatrice at
Alfred Ernest (born at Leeds, 18th April 1892), married Minnie "Langstaff";
Florence Ada (born at Leeds, 9th February 1894, baptised 11th March 1894, Leeds, St. Andrew, married George Tomlinson.
Their eldest child took “Kempley” as his middle name, to keep the name going in case the promised money eventually materialised. Albert Kemplay (spelling changed) Lynes in turn named his eldest son Albert Kemplay Lynes (1899), no doubt taking note of what his mother had told him (she did not die until 1903). It was to no avail, and in due course the descendants of Albert Kempley (senior) lost out when he too remarried at the age of 79, and after his death in 1956 all the money which his children were expecting went to their step-mother’s side!
Francis and Ann continued to live in the Kirkstall Road area until 1894, after which they lived at various addresses: Burley Street, “Smiths Arms” Holbeck (publican), Moorland Road (grocer), Denison Street (grocer), Belle Vue Street, Belle Vue Avenue (stationary engine tenter), “Moorhouse Inn” Hunslet (beer retailer) and finally 24 Belle Vue Road (engine tenter, then firewood dealer). Latterly they lived with their married daughter Grace Beatrice Boddy at No. 3 Belle Vue Street.
Ann died (age 76, of chronic nephritis) at Belle Vue Street (2nd May 1927, buried at Holbeck Cemetery 5th May 1927). Francis died (age 81, of hardening of the arteries) at St. James's Hospital Leeds (19th March 1929, buried at Holbeck Cemetery, 23rd March 1929). An interesting sign of changing times was that Ann’s hearse was horse drawn, whilst Francis’ hearse was a motor vehicle.
William Lyon = Jane Thacker
1861 Census 3354-9 Leeds, Burley, 13 Stansfield Row William LYONS H M 32 masons lab Croydon CAM Jane LYONS W M 27 Croydon George H T Lyons S - 6 Burley Joannah Lyons D - 5 Burley Samuel Lyons S - 3 Burley Frederick Wm Lyons S - 1 Burley Josiah Lyons Lr U 29 lab Croydon William Mole Lr U 22 lab Croydon 1871 Census 4573-79 Kirkstall, 8 St Ann's Row William LYONS H M 43 highway lab CAM Jane LYONS W M 37 CAM Joanna Lyons D - 14 flax miller Burley Samuel Lyons S - 13 cloth brusher Burley Frederick Lyons S - 11 scholar Burley Esther Lyons D - 9 scholar Burley Alfred Lyons S - 7 scholar Burley Arthur Lyons S - 4 scholar Burley Emma Lyons D - 6m Kirkstall 1881 Census 4508-64 Armley, 4 Cricketers Place William LYONS H M 52 platelayer Croydon CAM Jane LYONS W M 48 Croydon Frederick Lyons S U 21 cloth dresser (unemp) Burley nr Leeds Esther Lyons D U 19 servant (unsituated) Burley nr Leeds Alfred Lyons S - 17 steam crane engineman Burley nr Leeds Arthur Lyons S - 14 cloth miller Burley nr Leeds Emma Lyons D - 10 scholar Burley nr Leeds Jane Lyons D - 6 scholar Burley nr Leeds 1891 Census 3680-106 Armley, 12 Elsworth Terrace Jane LYONS H W 57 - Croydon CAM Samuel Lyons S S 33 platelayer Leeds Esther Lyons D S 29 harden weaver Leeds Emma Lyons D S 20 stocking knitter Leeds Jane Lyons D - 16 boot machinist Leeds 1901 Census 4212-100 Armley, 12 Elsworth Terrace Jane LYONS H W 68 Leeds !** Samuel Lyons S S 43 road labourer Croydon CAM !** Emma Lyons D S 30 machine stocking knitter Burley ** probably enumerator's error 1911 Census Leeds, Kirkstall, 24 Sandford Road Samuel Lyon*** S S 53 highway labourer Burley Jane LYON Mr W 78 Croydon CAM *** Samuel signed Samuel Lyon
James Lyon = Elizabeth Yarrow
1851 Census 1758-313 Croydon (CAM) James LYON H M 28 agric lab Croydon Elizabeth LYON W M 25 Tadlow Samuel Lyon S - 6 Hatley East Francis Lyon S - 4 Tadlow James Lyon S - 2 Croydon Charles Philip Lyon S - 2m Croydon 1861 Census 3353-91 Leeds, Burley (YKS), 6 Bateson Street James LYONS H M 36 forge lab Croydon CAM Elizabeth LYONS W M 34 Tadlow CAM Samuel Lyons S - 16 forge lab Atley CAM Francis Lyons S - 14 forge boy Atley sic ! James Lyons S - 12 scholar Croydon Charles Lyons S - 10 scholar Croydon Alfred Lyons S - 6 scholar Burley (!) Elizabeth Lyons D - 3 Burley Richard Lyons S - 1m Burley 1871 Census 4570-48 Burley, 51 Back Lloyd Street James LYNES H M 49 lab Croydon CAM Elizabeth LYNES W M 45 Croydon James Lynes S U 22 engineman Croydon Elizabeth Lynes D - 14 mill hand Burley Emma Lynes D - 7 scholar Burley George W Lynes S - 3 scholar Burley Jane Eliza Lynes D - 10m Burley 1881 Census 4531-122 Leeds, 10 Dover Street John S Fox H W 65 shoemaker Dewsbury Elizabeth LYNES Bd W 55 washerwoman Tadlow CAM George W Lynes S - 13 general lab Burley Annie W Fox D - 7 scholar Leeds 1891 Census 3711-39 Burley, 18 Willow Road Elizabeth LYNES H W 66 monthly nurse Tadlow CAM Jane E Lynes D S 20 mule piecer Leeds Clifford G Lynes G/S - 6w Leeds William G Hallas Bd S 25 builder Leeds 1901 Census 4244-142 Burley, 43 Burley Village Elizabeth LYNES H W 76 Cambridge! CAM sic ! Jane Lynes D S 30 cotton spinner Leeds Nellie Lynes G/D - 4 Leeds
Francis Lyon = Ann Kemplay
1871 Census 4570-51 Burley, 8 Bateson Street Francis LYNES H M 24 engine man Croydon CAM sic ! Ann LYNES W M 20 Leeds 1881 Census 4531-38 Leeds, 65 Kirkstall Road Francis LYNES H M 34 engineman CAM sic ! Ann LYNES W M 29 Leeds Albert K. Lynes S - 9 Leeds Joe Lynes S - 5 Leeds Elizabeth Lynes D - 3 Leeds 1891 Census 3704-65 Leeds, 71 Kirkstall Rd (Stansfield Mill Yard) Francis LYNES H M 44 stationary engineer Croydon CAM sic ! Ann LYNES W M 39 Leeds Albert K Lynes S - 19 presser wholesale clothing Leeds Joseph Lynes S - 15 presser wholesale clothing Leeds Elizabeth A Lynes D - 13 Leeds Frank Lynes S - 9 scholar Leeds Grace B Lynes D - 8m Leeds 1901 Census 4236-67 Leeds, 10 Belle Vue Avenue Francis LYNES H M 54 engine tenter (stationary) Croydon CAM sic ! Ann LYNES W M 49 Leeds Elizabeth A Lynes D S 24 Leeds Francis Lynes S S 19 clothiers trimmer Leeds Grace B Lynes D - 10 scholar Leeds Alfred E Lynes S - 8 scholar Leeds Florence A Lynes D - 7 scholar Leeds 1911 Census Leeds, 24 Belle Vue Road Francis LYNES H M 63 engine tenter Croydon CAM sic ! Ann K LYNES W M 59 Leeds Elizabeth Lynes D S 33 domestic servant Leeds Grace B Lynes D S 20
tailoressclerk Leeds Alfred E Lynes S - 18 cloth finisher Leeds Florence A Lynes D - 17 milliner Leeds