ANDREWS FAMILY TREE
|This is the family tree of
my father Dudley John Andrews who was born on the 28th of May 1929 and
died on the 18th of April 2010 at the age of 80.
Family relationships within the tree are with regards to myself, Stephen Andrews.
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Fifth Generation (2nd Great Grand Parents)
John Andrews & Elizabeth Isaac
John Andrews (1883 – 1942)
John Henry Andrews
(1907 - 1971)
Dudley John Andrews (1929 - 2010)
Stephen Michael Andrews (1959 - )
Victoria (1837 -
Edward VII (1901 -
George V (1910 -
John is the son of William Andrews
and Jane Woodhoust and was born in 1843 in Exeter, St Davids, Devon. He
died on the 15th of October, 1922 at 51 Albert Street, Hucknall in
Nottinghamshire and was buried on the 19th of October, 1922 in grave No.
690, South Class A, Hucknall. His burial record states that he was 78 at
the time of his burial.
In this year, 1843;
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The Registration District of St. Thomas was created in 1837 to include a huge area covering places many miles apart. In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described like this:
"THOMAS (St.), a district in Devon; named from St. Thomas-the-Apostle parish at Exeter, and containing the sub-districts of St. Thomas, Alphington, Christow, Kenton, Heavitree, Topsham, Broad Clist, Woodbury, Exmouth, and East Budleigh. Acres, 130,141. Poor rates, in 1863, £20,860. Pop. in 1851, 48,806; in 1861, 48,405. Houses 9,663. Marriages in 1863, 285; births, 1,386, -of which 76 were illegitimate; deaths, 947,-of which 383 were at ages under 5 years, and 45 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 2,869; births, 13,218; deaths, 9,423. The places of worship, in 1851, were 58 of the Church of England, with 19,268 sittings; 7 of Independents, with 2,161 s.; 5 of Baptists, with 601 s.; 2 of Unitarians, with 670 s.; 14 of Wesleyans, with 1,888 s.; 1 of Bible Christians, with 72 s.; 1 of Wesleyan Reformers, with 55 attendants; 2 of Brethren, with 300 s.; and 7 undefined, with 700 s. The schools were 52 public day-schools, with 2,915 scholars; 94 private day-schools, with 2,046 s.; 53 Sunday-schools, with 3,014 s.; and 1 evening school for adults, with 10 s."
Elizabeth was pregnant at the time of the wedding as within five months on the 7th of May 1865 they baptised their first child, William in Hillfarrance in Somerset. At this time John was a labourer on the railways. Hillfarrance is some 35 miles north-east of Exeter. Throughout his life John, and subsequently his family, moved around the country, through his work on the railways.
By 1868 John and Elizabeth were in Knebworth in Hertfordshire as they had a daughter, Elizabeth Annie. Knebworth is 193 miles east of Hillfarrance. Two years later on the 27th of February 1870 John and Elizabeth baptised their second son George also in Knebworth.
On the night of 1871 census within the household there is Harry Isaacs listed as a nine year old, and as a stepson. Harry is the illegitimate son of Elizabeth. The family are living at the Great Northern Railway station at Welwyn, Hertfordshire, and John is now a signalman. Welwyn is six miles south of Knebworth and they are connected by the railway, just ten minutes apart.
This is a thumbnail click on the picture to enlargeWright's Directory 1894-5 lists George Caldwell, photographer, at 91 & 97 Carrington St. Nottingham
Wright's Directory 1898-9 lists Geo Caldwell, photographer, at 95 & 97 Carrington St.
Kelly's Directory 1904 lists George Caldwell & Co (photographers) at 7 St Peter's Church Walk.
|The Station was opened in 1850 as part of the Great Northern Railway. It was called Welwyn Station until 1926 when it was renamed following the opening of Welwyn Garden City, the second garden city founded in England. It isn’t known when John became the signalman at Welwyn but it is possible that he was involved in the Welwyn tunnel rail crash which occurred in the tunnels to the north of the station on the 9th of June 1866. From the point of view of damage to engines and rolling stock it was one of the most destructive in railway history. There are two tunnels between Welwyn station and Knebworth on the East Coast Main Line, known as Welwyn South Tunnel and Welwyn North Tunnel. In 1866, traffic through the tunnels was operated using a form of block working – the signalmen at Welwyn and Knebworth communicated with each other via a telegraph system, and were not permitted to signal a train into the tunnels until they had received confirmation that the previous train had cleared the section. The instrument was a “speaking” telegraph, which was used for general communication between the signal boxes. The first train involved in the accident consisted of 38 empty coal wagons, drawn by a tender locomotive. The second train was a Midland Railway goods train from London, with 26 wagons. The third train was a Great Northern express freight train, carrying meat from Scotland for Smithfield Market. The train of coal empties was signalled away from Welwyn at 23:20. When passing through the North tunnel, the engine failed and the train came to a halt. The guard at first recommended that the train be allowed to roll back on the falling gradient to Welwyn, but the driver refused, as such a move would be dangerous in itself and contrary to the railway regulations. The guard should, according to the regulations, have placed detonators on the line to protect the rear of his train, but he failed to do so - he also failed to communicate with either signal box. At 23:36, the second train stopped at Welwyn signal box. The signalman at Welwyn, who had not received the “out of section” signal for the train of coal empties, sent a telegraph message to Knebworth asking if it had cleared the tunnel. The Knebworth signalman stated to the official enquiry that he had replied with the code for “No”, but the Welwyn signalman claimed that he had received a “Yes”. The code for “No” differed from the code for “Out” only by the number of beats on the telegraph needle, and the enquiry ruled that the Welwyn signalman had misinterpreted the signal as being “Out”, which would have the same meaning as “Yes” in answer to his question. He therefore lowered his signals and allowed the second train into the tunnel. The second train ran into the stationary first train at a speed estimated between 20 and 25 mph, the driver not having any warning of its presence. Wray, the guard of the first train, was killed in the collision. Rawlins, an employee of the Metropolitan Railway, was travelling in the guard's van contrary to the regulations of the Great Northern Railway. He was severely injured and died on the morning of the 12th. The driver and fireman of the second train were not seriously injured, but it took them some time to extricate themselves from the debris of the accident. Before any of the railway men could communicate with either signal box, the up meat train was allowed into the tunnel, where it struck the wreckage from the first collision and caught fire. Due to the difficulty of accessing the tunnel after the accident, and because the fire was immediately beneath one of the tunnel’s ventilation shafts, it was not extinguished until the 11thof June, according to witnesses, “all that night and all through the next day the ventilation shaft belched flames, smoke and the smell of roasting meat over the surrounding countryside.” The official report, by Captain F.H. Rich of the Royal Engineers, blamed the crash mainly on Guard Wray of the first train, for failing to protect the rear of his train after the engine failure and for relying on the signals for protection in this situation. A secondary cause was the misreading of the telegraph message by the Welwyn signalman. Rich recommended two changes to the signalling method, which were subsequently adopted in the system of absolute block working - before a train is allowed into a section, the signalman must positively request clearance from the next box ahead, rather than relying on the ‘out of section’ message for the previous train, and a separate block telegraph that permanently displays the state of the section is used, in addition to the general-purpose ‘speaking’ telegraph.|
During the 1870s the Andrews household had a population boom. On the 8th of May 1873 in Welwyn they had a daughter, Mary Jane and then in 1874 also in Welwyn, the couple had another daughter, Lilly Maud who they baptised on the 19th of April in Welwyn. She was soon followed by another sister Fanny, who was born about 1875 in Sandy in Bedfordshire, however the 1939 register states that Fanny was born on the 31st of May 1874. Fanny was christened on the 7th of November 1875 in Sandy, so it is likely that the 1939 register may be a year out.
About six months after the birth of their daughter, Florence Susan on the 15th of July 1878 they baptised her on the 12th of January 1879 in Pinxton in Derbyshire, which is near near Mansfield in Nottinghamshire. The baptism record shows that John was a signalman and the family were living in Pinxton.
John and Elizabeth baptised their daughter, Ellen Matilda who was born in the fourth quarter of 1880, on the 27th of February 1881 in Pinxton, sadly she was to die just a year later and she was buried on the 11th of February 1882 in Pinxton.
By 1881 John was still employed as a signalman, and the family at this time were at Mount Pleasant in Pinxton. With the family are two boarders, Harry G Isaac, Elizabeth’s illegitimate son and Edith Rulimout who is a three year child, who was born in the City of London.
Another daughter, Edith was born around 1878 in London, however she does not appear on the 1881 census but does appear on the 1891 census. It is believed that Edith Rulimont becomes Edith Andrews by 1891 as both are born in London, parish unknown. So it is not known exactly the relationship Edith has with the rest of the family.
Late 1882 or January 1883 their last child, John was born in Pinxton and baptised on the 25th of January 1883 in Pinxton. The baptism record states that the family were living in Codnor Park in Derbyshire at the time and that John was a station master.
|In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Codnor Park like this: CODNOR-PARK, an extra-parochial tract in the district of Basford, and county of Derby; on the Erewash river, canal, and railway, 10 miles SW of Mansfield. It has a station on the railway. Acres, 1, 320. Real property, £2, 161. Pop., 795. Houses, 141. A castle here, now a ruin, belonged for ages to the Greys of Codnor; and passed to the Zouches and others. There are coal-mines and iron-works.|
In the second quarter of 1886 saw the marriage of their son William to Rebecca Burgoyne, the marriage is recorded in the records in Basford, Nottingham.
The 28th of October 1890 saw the wedding of their 16 year-old daughter Lilly Maud to Simeon John Inder Goss, who was 32 years-old, in Pontypool in Monmouthshire, Wales. Simeon was her mother’s half-brother, so Lilly married her half-uncle. Although such a marriage would be forbidden now it appears that in 1890 it was allowed. By this time John was now a railway station master for the Great Northern Railway, this is possibly in Nuthall, Nottinghamshire since by the 1891 census the family are living at the G. N. Station House at Nuthall and his occupation is Station Master (Rail).
As can be seen on the census Harry Isaacs has become Harry Andrews and Edith Rulimont has become Edith Andrews.
In 1891 their daughter, 23 year-old Elizabeth Annie married 20 year-old William Burbanks, who by 1911 was an engine fitter in a locomotive department.
By 1894 White's History, Gazetteer and Directory shows that John is now the stationmaster on the Great Northern Railway at Linby in Nottinghamshire. Sadly the following year in late 1895 their first child William died at the age of just 30. His death is recorded in Nottingham's Basford records.
In 1896 their daughter, 23 year-old Mary Jane married 20 year-old Arthur Mitchell in Notts, although he was born in Beeston his family had been living in Linby since at least 1881. The following year saw another wedding when in 1897, 23 year-old Fanny married 26 year-old Frederick Evans who was from Macclesfield in Cheshire. Frederick worked on the railways as a plate layer and so it possible that they met through her father’s work.
|The start of the new century saw their 21 year-old daughter, Florence marry 26 year-old Alfred Chamberlain on the 4th of July 1900 at the Anglican church of St. Michael in Linby. Alfred was a railway signalman on the Great Northern Railway and similarly to her sister Fanny they probably met through John’s work.|
The 1901 census shows that John and Elizabeth were at Linby and
that John was certainly now the railway station master at Linby. Living
with them were their youngest child, John now aged 18 who was working as a
railway porter, presumably at Linby station. Also with them are Fanny and
her husband Frederick Evans and Florence Hilda Evans, their two year old
granddaughter. Keeping all things train related Frederick is a railway
Great Northern Railway Station Masters House, Linby 1905
|By the time of the marriage of his now 23 year-old son, John to 26 year-old Florence Louisa Winterbotham Peet on the 4th of June 1906 he had retired. The newlyweds had married at the Wesleyan Chapel in Barnby Gate, Newark in Nottinghamshire. The 1911 census is more detailed than previous ones and it shows that John and Elizabeth were living at 6A Albert Street in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire and he was a retired railway station master. The house had four rooms and shortly after the census Elizabeth died in July at this address. Albert Street is only a couple of miles from where they were living in Linby. This census states that John and Elizabeth had nine children born alive and seven were still alive. It confirms that 'Edith Andrews' is 'Edith Rulimont' as the couple would have had ten children otherwise. Within a couple of months of the census sadly Elizabeth died in July at Albert Street at the age of 70. John had the sad task of burying her on the 31st of July 1911 in Grave 690, South Class B in Hucknall. She was buried in consecrated land.|
|On the 26th of September 1912 their daughter Lilly Maud, her husband Simeon Goss and their nine children at that time emigrated to Australia from the port of London on board the ship Commonwealth, travelling 3rd class. On the 5th of August 1916 one of their grandchildren Albert Inder Goss was killed at the battle of the Somme during the Great War. His death is recorded as being in the Department de la Somme, Picardie, France and he is buried in Beaumont-Hamal in the Department. Albert was just 19 at the time of his death. From the Nottinghamshire County Council Roll of Honour Albert Inder Goss was born in 1897 at Hucknall and was the son of the late Simeon John Inder Goss a coal miner and Lily Maud Goss Crampton, of Poowong, Post Office, Victoria, Australia. His father Simeon was born in 1859 in Yeovil and his mother Lily Maud Andrews was born in 1875 in Middlesex, they were married in 1890 at Pontypool and went on to have 15 children 4 of whom died in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were John b1892 Monmouthshire, Elizabeth b1894 Monmouthshire, their remaining children were all born in Hucknall and were Albert Inder b1897, Edith Maud b189, Lilian Adelaide b1901, Lonnie Dennis b1905, Ivy Gwendoline b1905, Doris May b1909 , Eva Lottie b1910 and Percival Robert Goss b1914 Korumburra, Victoria, Australia. In the 1911 census the family are living at the rear of the Wesleyan Chapel, Watnall Road, Hucknall and were shown as Simeon John Inder 52 yrs a coal miner, he is living with his wife Lily Maud 36 yrs and their children , Albert Inder 14 yrs a coal miner, Edith Maud 12 yrs a scholar, Liliian Adelaide 10 yrs a scholar, Lonnie Dennis 6 yrs, Ivy Gwendoline 4 yrs, Doris May 2 yrs and Eva Lottie 1 yr. His parents Simeon and Lily emigrated in 1912 to Australia, they are shown with their family departing as passengers on the ship SS Commonwealth (P & O line) on 26th September 1912 from London, bound for Melbourne Australia. By the time of Alberts enlisted in Australia on 13th January 1916 his father Simeon was dead and his mother later remarried to become Mrs Crampton. Private Albert Inder Goss, enlisted on 13th January 1916 at Melbourne, Australia; he gave his age as 19 yrs and 1 month and that he was a miner, he stated that his father was deceased and his next of kin was his mother Lilly Maud Goss of Shellcotts Road, Korumburra, Victoria. He served with the 22nd Battalion Australian Imperial Force, and left to join the British Expeditionary Force on 9th May 1916 from Alexandria on 9th May 1916, disembarking at Marseilles, France, on 18th May 1916. Upon disembarkation he was suffering from Influenza and was admitted to No 2 General Hospital. Following his recovery he was taken 'on strength' on 31st July 1916. On 5th August 1915 he went missing in action near to Poziers and following a court of enquiry on 26th November 1917 he was deemed to have been killed in action on 5th August 1916. His body was subsequently found and identified along with 7 other Australians in an isolated grave near to Poziers. His body was finally reburied in Serre Road No. 2 Cemetery on the Somme, grave reference 33.J.3 A note was sent to his mother to inform her of this fact and a copy contained in his army service record is included below. Undated letter sent to Mrs LM Crampton, PO Poowong, South Cippeland. V. by OIC Base Records: Dear Madam 'I am in receipt of advice from the Imperial War Graves Commission that during the course of recent exhumation work in France the remains of eight Australian soldiers, members of the 22nd Battalion killed in action between 27.7.1916 and 5.8.1916 were recovered from an isolated grave near Posieres. 'Among those identified was your son, the late No. 4110 Private AI Goss, 22nd Battalion, and his body will be removed to the nearest available military cemetery for final interment. 'Full particulars of burial location will be furnished in due course, and any articles of intrinsic or sentimental value found at the time returned to Australia for disposal.'||
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|John died on the 15th of October 1922 at his home in Albert Street and was buried four days later in Grave 690 of South Class A cemetery in Hucknall, he was 79 years-old.|
|Noted events in his life were: * Living: 1851, Stoke Canon, Devon. * He worked as a mason - journeyman in 1861. * Living: 1861, Porters Arms, Plymouth. * Living: 25th December 1864, Devon. * He worked as a labourer on 25th December 1864. * He worked as a railway labourer on the 7th of May 1865. * Living: 1871, G.N.R. Station, Welwyn, Hertfordshire. * He worked as a railway signalman in 1871. * Living: 12th January 1879, Pinxton, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. Florence's baptism. * He worked as a signalman on 12th January 1879. Florence's baptism. * Living: 1881, Mount Pleasant, Pinxton, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. * He worked as a signalman in 1881. * Living: 25th January 1883, Codnor Park, Derbyshire. John’s baptism. * He worked as a stationmaster on 25th January 1883. * He worked as a railway stationmaster on 28th October 1890. * Living: 1891, G. N. Station House, Nuthall, Nottinghamshire. * He worked as a stationmaster (Rail) in 1891. * He worked as G. N. stationmaster in 1894 in Linby, Nottinghamshire. White's History, Gazetteer and Directory * Living: 1901, Linby, Nottinghamshire. * He worked as a railway stationmaster in 1901. * He worked as a retired stationmaster on 4th June 1906. * Living: 1911, 6A Albert Street, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire. * He worked as a retired railway stationmaster in 1911.|
|John married Elizabeth Isaac on Christmas Day 1864 in St Thomas, Devon. Children from this marriage were: i. William Andrews – (About 1865 – 1895) ii. Elizabeth Annie Andrews – (1868 – Dec 1932) iii. George Andrews – (About 1870 – ) iv. Mary Jane Andrews – (8/5/1873 – ) v. Lilly Maud Andrews – (1874 – 19/8/1954) vi. Fanny Andrews – (31/5/1874 – 1948) vii. Florence Susan Andrews – (15/7/1878 – ) viii. Ellen Matilda Andrews – (1880 – 1882) ix. John Andrews – (1883 – 7/2/1942) x. Edith Andrews – (About 1878 - ) is Edith Rulimont.|
Elizabeth is the daughter of Henry Isaac and Ann Inder and
was born on the 27th of June 1841 in Martock, Somerset. She was
baptised in All Saints' Parish Church on the 29th of November 1841 in Martock. Elizabeth died
in July 1911 at 6A Albert Street, Hucknall, Nottingham, at the age of 70. From the register of burials Elizabeth was buried on the
of July 1911 in Grave 690, South Class B, Hucknall, Nottingham. She was
buried in consecrated land. The register states that she was a Retired
In this year, 1841;
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|After this census in 1864 Elizabeth had married John. Although she is a spinster at the time of the wedding it looks likely that she had an illegitimate son, since on the night of the 1871 census there is Harry Isaacs, a nine year old, and stepson to John, although he does appear, as in 1891 to later have the name Andrews. But in J/F/M 1892 there is a record of Harry George Isaacs who gets married in Basford, Nottinghamshire, vol. 7b, page 282 to Eliza Ann Beck. In 1901 Harry and Eliza are living in Kimberley Lane in Awsworth, Nottinghamshire with their five children under the name Andrews.|
|Noted events in her life were: * Living: 1851, North Street, Martock, Somerset. * She attended school in 1851. * Living: 1861, National School, Church Street, Martock, Somerset. * She worked as a glove maker in 1861. * Living: 1871, G.N.R. Station, Welwyn, Hertfordshire. * Living: 12th January 1879, Pinxton, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. Florence's baptism. * Living: 1881, Mount Pleasant, Pinxton, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. * Living: 25th January 1883, Codnor Park, Derbyshire. John’s baptism. * Living: 1891, G. N. Station House, Nuthall, Nottinghamshire. * Living: 1901, Linby, Nottinghamshire. * Living: 1911, 6A Albert Street, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire. Elizabeth had a son from a relationship before her marriage to John Andrews. Children from this relationship were: i. Harry G Isaacs – (About 1862 – 30/8/1934) It is possible that a report in the Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette of the 15th of October 1870 refers to Harry. George Wyatt, an able seaman, belonging to H.M.S Inconstant, pleaded guilty to being the father of the illegitimate child of Elizabeth Isaac, and was ordered to pay 2s. per week, 11s. 6d. the costs, and 10s for the midwife. However this is eight years after Harry’s birth. Harry was born before their marriage but was brought up by Elizabeth and John and is listed as stepson on the 1871 census. Elizabeth married John Andrews on 25th December 1864 in St Thomas, Devon.|
|5th Generation||6th Generation||7th Generation|
|2nd Great Grandparents||3rd Great Grandparents||4th Great Grandparents|
|Thomas Andrews (1789 - )|
|William Andrews (1818 - Before 1901)|
|Mary Lee* (1791 - Before 1861)|
|John Andrews (1843 - 15/10/1922)|
|Jane Woodhoust* (9/9/1821 - After 1901)|
|Abraham Isaac (1757 - 1824)|
|Henry Isaac (1813 - 28/7/1842)|
|Sarah Weakley (1776 - 1851)|
|Elizabeth Isaac (27/6/1841 - 1911)|
|Simeon Inder (1799 - 15/6/1880)|
|Ann Inder (1821 - )|
|Mary Russell (1797 - 1847)|