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The children of Richard and Anne Daykin (by John Daykin)

(or most of them!!)

Eliza Eleanor (aka Emma) Daykin.

Richard and Anne Daykin’s (nee Clemenson) eldest daughter, Eliza Eleanor (aka Emma) Daykin had been born on the 8th January 1830 and baptised on the 8th February 1830.

She married Stanley-born cordwainer, grocer and druggist George Moon on Christmas Day 1855 in Ilkeston and subsequently went to live in Mapperley – the village to which George’s family had moved shortly after his birth… “A small colliery village with drunkenness and vice rampant and almost unrebuked”… According to the “Ilkeston Pioneer” in 1881.

Eliza and George’s marriage was celebrated in the “Derby Mercury” on Wednesday the 2nd January 1856… “On the 25th ult at St. Mary’s Ilkeston Mr. George Moon of Mapperley to Miss Ellen Daykin of Ilkeston”…

The union was recorded in the “St. Mary’s Ilkeston Marriage Records”; –“1855 Dec 25, George Moon , age 30, b, cordwainer, abode Mapperley, father’s name William, cordwainer, witness Elija Higgett; Eliza Eleanor Daykin, age 25, s, abode Ilkeston, father’s name Richard, joiner, witness Anna Daykin”…

There is a family tree for George Moon, his siblings and antecedents dating back to James Moon, born 8/11/1744, in one single ancestral group and pedigree chart record on the familysearch.org website (LDS).

George Moon had been baptised in Stanley, Derbyshire on the 16th March 1825, the son of William and Martha Moon (nee Hawley) and one of seven siblings. the others being; William (bapt. 27/5/1827 at Kirk Hallam); John (bapt. 2/8/1829 at Kirk Hallam); Rebecca (bapt. 11/8/1831 at Ilkeston); Isaac (born c.1834 Mapperley Common); Thomas (bapt. 3/6/1838 at Ilkeston) and James, who appeared on the 1851 census as a one year old child. (Was James the son of Rebecca Moon and the grandson of William and Martha?)

William Moon of Stanley had married Martha Hawley at Kirk Hallam on the 9th August 1824. William’s father, Thomas Moon, born c. 1781 had married Mary Bridgett at Alfreton on the 18th November 1798 and had died on the 6th July 1847 at Denby.

Thomas’s wife Mary (nee Bridgett) died age 94 on Christmas Eve – December 24th 1869 at Mapperley.

Thomas’s father, James Moon had been born on the 8th November 1744 at Denby and married Sarah Abel on the 24th August 1772 at Denby.

James Moon died aged 83, which makes it c.1827 but his wife Sarah had died aged 57 (c. 1800) at Simon Field, which is a coal mine in Derbyshire, but it is not known if it was in the mine itself or if the district was named after the mine.

According to the 1851 Census for “Mapaly”. George Moon (26), his younger brother Isaac (17), his sister Rebecca (19), and their father William (47) were all cordwainers. The other children in the Moon family in 1851 were John (24), a coal miner, Thomas (14) a Labourer and a child called James (1).

According to “Whites 1857 Directory of Derbyshire – Morleston and Litchurch Hundred”, George Moon of Mapperley was a…“Shopkeeper and Shoemaker”…

In the 1861 Census for Mapperley, George Moon is listed as being a grocer, age 36, along with his wife, Elizabeth E. age 31, and by the time of the next census in 1871 they had moved to live at 9 Town Street Mapperley, and their business had expanded to now become a chemist and grocer and the family now included their son Arthur, a scholar.

The family had moved once again by 1881 to 5 Main Street Mapperley and the business continued, although now under the heading of “Druggist and grocer”, with 56 year old George and 51 year old Eliza E. and their only child, Arthur H. age 18 who by this time had become a schoolmaster.

George Moon was a devout Christian, for almost 40 years he had been a Sunday School teacher, for 16 years the Churchwarden of Mapperley Church, and all his life a total abstainer. This venerable man who had dedicated his life in pursuit of his Christian beliefs died, quite befittingly on November 9th 1881… “inside church”… at the Holy Trinity Church Mapperley, where his profession was given as “Churchwarden”, and his burial at Kirk Hallam Parish Church was conducted with the appropriate dignity, respect and reverence.

There was a moving tribute to George Moon printed in the “Derby Mercury” on Wednesday 16th November 1881…
“MAPPERLEY. On Friday last the grave closed over all that was mortal of one who was deservedly loved and respected by all who knew him. Mr. George Moon, whose death at the comparatively early age of 54 we have to record, was one of those whose lives are spent in doing good, and whose loss is nothing short of a local calamity. Bred at Mapperley, the deceased had been for more than 30 years a teacher in the Sunday school of that place, and during the whole of this long period had been untiring in his exertions for the welfare of his young charges. From the time when the present church at Mapperley was first built Mr. Moon had taken the deepest interest in all that concerned it, and for many years past had been vicar’s warden. In fact the Church work in the parish devolved mainly upon him during the somewhat frequent and prolonged interregnums between the resignation of one vicar and the acceptance of the living by another. Another cause which found Mr. Moon a consistent and zealous advocate was that of Temperance, he having been an abstainer from his youth. For some months past Mr. Moon’s health had been seriously undermined and his illness terminated fatally on Wednesday last. He was buried in Friday at Kirk Hallam, the mother church from which Mapperley was separated some years ago; and, in spite of the distance, a considerable number of Mapperley friends attended the funeral, including many of the children, with the mistress, Miss Hammond. The scene at the grave was very affecting. The service was conducted by the Rev. H. H. Evans, vicar of Mapperley, assisted by the Rev. A. E. Evans, vicar of Kirk Hallam, and the Rev. E. T. S. Fowler, vicar of Cotmanhay, all of whom were desirous by their presence to pay a last tribute of respect to the memory of the deceased. A portion of Mapperley choir were also present, and, together with the clergy, met the funeral procession at the church gate. Two hymns (one over the grave) were sung by them and the Kirk Hallam choir, led by Miss Hardy, the voluntary organist. A short but solemn address was delivered over the grave by the Vicar of Mapperley, who spoke of the bright example left by the deceased and the sure and certain hope with which in his case  they might look forward to the future. On Sunday funeral sermons were preached both at Kirk Hallam and Mapperley by the respective vicars, who dwelt on the lessons to be derived from so pure and Christian a career as that of the deceased. The congregation were large and attentive, and the feeling seemed general that Mr. Moon’s place at Mapperley will not readily be supplied, or his name speedily forgotten”…

According to the National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations)… “MOON George Personal Estate £212 7s. 6d.  5 December.

The Will of George Moon late of Mapperley in the County of Derby Druggist and Grocer who died 9 November 1881 at Mapperley was proved at Derby by Eliza Eleanor Moon of Mapperley Widow the Relict and Henry Frederick Daykin of Little Hallam in the Parish of Ilkeston in the said County Schoolmaster the Executors”…

Eliza Eleanor Moon (nee Daykin) died in South Street on March 29th 1890. There is no indication as to where she was buried but it is safe to assume that she was laid to rest with her late husband.

According to the National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administration)… “MOON Eliza Eleanor Personal Estate £179 8s. 6d. 8 May  Administration of the Personal Estate of Eliza Eleanor Moon late of Ilkeston in the County of Derby Widow who died 29 March 1890 at Ilkeston was granted at the Principal Registry to Arthur Henry Moon of Ilkeston Schoolmaster the Son and only Next of Kin”…

George and Eliza Moon (nee Daykin) had two children, the first, Arthur Henry Moon, was born on the 13th June 1862 and baptised at the Holy Trinity Church Mapperley on August 3rd, but the second child, a daughter named Elizabeth Jane, born in the March quarter of 1867 only survived for eight months, dying on November 24th 1867  and was buried on November 26th at “SR”.  The records state that… “Moon Elizabeth Jane 8m. Ilkeston died Nov. 24 dau of Mr. Moon chemist/burial Tues. 3pm/grave 13/2nd/cost £1.3s.”…

Arthur Henry Moon, who, like his uncle Henry Frederick Daykin had forged a career in education, becoming an assistant master at Granby Boys’ School, marrying Mary Tamar Gregory, the daughter of “Captain” Charles Hiram Gregory, landlord of the “Old Wine Vaults Inn” on July 23rd 1892 at St. Lawrence, Heanor.

Arthur Henry and Mary Tamar Moon also had just one child, a son named Charles George Moon, born in the June quarter 1895 who fought in World War I in the Sportsmen’s Battalions and was wounded at Douai in northern France before being taken prisoner of war, and eventually dying of his wounds age just 22 years. He was believed to have been buried in Park Cemetery in grave 9833, but that could be incorrect.

Five years after their marriage, on a fortnight’s summer holiday at Chapel in Lincolnshire, Arthur Henry Moon was drowned while swimming in the “German Ocean” (the North Sea) on August 9th 1897.

According to the National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations)… “MOON Arthur Henry of Market-street Ilkeston Derbyshire schoolmaster died 9 August 1897 at Chapel near Hogsthorpe Lincolnshire Probate London 13 October to Mary Tamar Moon widow. Effects £431 7s. 9d.”…

Arthur Henry Moon’s widow, Mary Tamar Moon (nee Gregory) re-married John Brimson, a lace designer from Nottingham in the December quarter 1898, and they are recorded on the 1911 census for Holmside, Gunthorpe, Nottinghamshire; — John Brimson, Head, 47, Lace Manufacturer, born Radford, Notts; Mary Brimson, Wife, 37, married 12 years, no children together; Gladys Lillian Brimson, Daughter, 21, Single; Charles George Moon, Stepson, 15, Single, Lace Embroidery Craftsman; all born Ilkeston.

John Brimson died on 11th October 1921 age 58 years and was buried on October 14th 1921 alongside his wife’s first husband Arthur Henry Moon in grave 9833 at Park Cemetery. According to the National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) … “BRIMSON John of Holmside Gunthorpe Nottinghamshire lace designer died 11 October 1921 at 19 Hampden-street Nottingham Administration Nottingham 26 October to Mary Tamar Brimson widow. Effects £176 3s. 9d.”…

Mary Tamar Brimson (nee Moon formerly Gregory) died in October 1952 aged 78 years, and was buried on October 28th 1952 alongside her two husbands in grave 9833 at Park Cemetery, Ilkeston.

Elizabeth Daykin (I)

Richard and Ann Daykin’s (nee Clemerson) second daughter, Elizabeth, was born in Ilkeston on the 6th January 1832 and baptised on the 27th April at the Wesleyan Methodist Church but sadly never survived past infancy. The baby was buried the week after her baptism on the 2nd May 1832, according to church transcripts;

… “Elizabeth Daykin, “an infant”, buried at Kirk Hallam All Saints Church”…

Elizabeth Daykin (II)

Richard and Ann Daykin (nee Clemerson) had a third daughter on the 6th April 1833, who was also named Elizabeth, baptised on the 25th of June 1837 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church Ilkeston. There are further records of a christening of Elizabeth Daykin on the 27th April 1833 (born to Richard Daykin & Ann Clemerson) at Salem Chapel Barker Gate-Armenian Methodist, Nottingham, one of the independent chapels set up in those days of nonconformity.

Elizabeth married tailor and draper Elijah Higgitt in the June quarter of 1855. Elijah had been born in Shipley, Derbyshire on the 22nd of October 1833 and baptised at the Independent, Ilkeston on the 25th of November 1833, the youngest child of Henry and Ann Higgit (nee Shelton).

This family story is included elsewhere — as we walk down Bath Street and meet Elijah Higgett.

Anna (aka Annie) Daykin

Richard and Ann Daykin’s (nee Clemerson) fourth daughter, Anna (aka Annie) was born in Ilkeston on the 6th January 1837 and baptised on the 25th June 1837 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Ilkeston.  She appears with her parents on both the 1841 and 1851 census’s with no indication as to her status, other than a child.

In the 1861 census taken on 7th April Anne is listed as being a “Helper”, still living with her parents at 66 South Street Ilkeston, before she died on October 24th 1861, still a spinster, and a domestic servant living at South Street, age only 24 years and was buried at All Saints Church Kirk Hallam on October 27th 1861.

Henry Frederick Daykin.

Richard and Ann Daykin’s (nee Clemenson) youngest son, Henry Frederick Daykin was born in the June Qtr.1852 and had moved with his parents to live in Little Hallam. He succeeded in his academic career from those early days as a “pupil teacher” in the 1871 census to being a “schoolmaster” by the time of the 1881 census. These simple descriptors of his profession actually belie his true integrity, distinguished career and success in education at the British School where he had a long attachment, becoming its headmaster after Mr. Wright Lissett resigned in 1873.

In January 1876 Henry Frederick received his… “certificate for the first division of the first class”… from the Education Department together with a testimony that he… “maintains good discipline, and both by his manner and his intelligence is fitted for his post”… He was then aged 23.

Sheddie Kyme recalls that the principle teachers under headmaster Henry Frederick were… “Arthur William Higgitt, born in 1859, the son of Bath Street tailor, Elijah and his first wife Elizabeth (nee Daykin). At the end of 1875 as a pupil teacher, he gained… “a first class honours in the late examination”… He made a career in education and later became headmaster at Chaucer Street Board School (mixed), erected in 1889, and then Gladstone Street School (mixed), erected in 1897. His home by then was at “Chistlehurst” in Nottingham Road”…

… “Arthur Henry Moon, born in 1862 at Mapperley, only son of grocer and chemist George and Eliza Eleanor (nee Daykin)…”

There appears to be a degree of nepotism surrounding the “British School” and its masters, as well as the painting contractor who undertook the refurbishment; Henry Frederick Daykin, headmaster, had Arthur William Higgitt, one of his brother-in-laws youngest sons, also Arthur Henry Moon, another brother-in-laws only child as masters; Henry’s mother, Anne (nee Clemerson) happened to be painter and decorator Henry Clemerson’s brother, whose daughter Mary Ann Clemerson became Elijah Higgitt’s second wife!!!

There were to be further accolades from various professional bodies bestowed on Henry Frederick Daykin, such as this from the “Derby Mercury” – Wednesday 12 June 1878…
“The Chairman said the School Attendance Committee had done a good work in taking the census of the children in the town, which showed a deficiency of school accommodation for nearly 1,000 children.- The Rev. W. Shakespeare (Unitarian) paid a high compliment to Mr. Daykin, the master of the school, for the energy and zeal displayed by him in conducting the school, and said that his appointment had more than justified the most sanguine expectations of the committee.- Mr. Daykin, in proposing a vote of thanks to the chairman, said he and his teachers had worked hard in the school, and if they had been successful in teaching kindness, diligence, and punctuality to the children, they were satisfied with their reward. Songs and recitations were given at intervals, and the meeting closed by singing “God Save the Queen.”…

According to a report in “The Pioneer” in 1893 Henry Frederick’s career was described from when he came direct from college to the headmastership of the school, after it had been closed some months, and retained that position after the school was taken over by the School Board. His tenure was an apparent success story and … “For the last 13 years (up to 1893), without a single break the highest award of “excellent” has been yearly obtained; the Government inspector this year awarded the “excellent” merit grant without examination, as a compliment to the extraordinary success which the school has obtained for so many years”…

Henry Frederick was also the teacher of the Art class under the Technical   Instruction Committee and outside of school he was a Freemason and a member of the Congregational Church, identifying himself with the Christian Endeavour Society and the PSA (Pleasant Sunday Afternoon) Movement.

Henry married Annie Mary Bunting in the September quarter of 1876. Annie was born on June 13th 1855, the only child of pork butcher George Bunting and his first wife Ann Limbert, who he’d married on the 16th November 1853 in St. Mary’s Nottingham.

The birth was reported in the first new edition (following the Newspaper Stamp Duty Tax being repealed) of the (now) weekly “Ilkeston News” on Saturday 30th June 1855… “On June 13th a daughter to butcher George Bunting and his wife Ann (Limbert) of East Street”…

Ann Limbert had been christened on the 1st July 1821 at St. Mary’s Nottingham to William and Ann Limbert (nee Tow).

George Bunting (Jnr.) was the son of George Bunting (Snr.), a calico weaver, and Hannah Gamble and had been born at Steeplehouse near Wirksworth on the 20th December 1812 and christened on the 17th January 1813 at Wirkswoth, Derbyshire.

George Bunting (Snr.) had been born in Mugginton Derbys. and christened in 1779 to Thomas and Mary Bunting (nee Harrison). Thomas Bunting had married Mary Harrison on the 3rd of November 1775 at St. Peter’s Church, Derby.

George Bunting (Snr.) married Hannah B. Gamble on the 21st September 1806 in Duffield. Hannah had been christened on the 18th June 1786 in Ashover Derbys. to Stephen and Alice Gamble (nee Walker). Hannah’s father, Stephen Gamble had been christened in Wirksworth on the 17th September 1762, where his father’s name had been given as Joseph Gamble, and he married Alice Walker in 1786 in Ashover.

George Bunting (Jnr.) married Ann Limbert, daughter of lacemaker William and Ann (nee Tow??) on the 16th of November 1853, but she sadly died on June 3rd 1863 age 44, leaving him with his daughter Annie age just 8 years. George, however, was re-married the following year in the March quarter of 1864 to Mary Ann Gaskill Doxey, the daughter of baker, later warehouseman, milliner and property owner Thomas and Elizabeth (nee Gaskill). Mary Ann Gaskill Doxey was born in Nottingham and christened on the 18th March 1834 in St. Mary’s Nottingham.

Two of Mary Ann Gaskill Doxey’s younger sisters, Harriett and Miriam Doxey had set up a “Dames School” in Bath Street in 1859 or 1860 before moving to Albion House in 1868, and were still there in 1875 when Miriam married book-keeper Edward Wood and moved to Bulwell. Two years later, in January 1877, sister Harriett moved into a large upstairs room in Wilton Place where she was teaching a dozen pupils and charging 12 to 18 shillings per quarter.

The three Doxey sisters, Elizabeth, Harriett and Miriam had apparently also set up a drapery and millinery business in the former school premises on Bath Street, which later became a public house after the sisters moved into one of Joseph Carrier’s recently constructed dwellings, where the three ladies were colloquially referred to as Misses Harriett, Lizzie and Minnie Doxey.

George (Jnr.) and Mary Ann Bunting (nee Doxey) are believed to have had at least five children together, although the first two, both sons, died in infancy. William Gaskill Bunting was born in the March quarter 1865 but died the same year on August 24th 1865 age 7 months.  The second son born in the March quarter 1866 was also named William G. , but he died a year later on 10th March 1867 age 13 months.

In the 1871 census for Market Place, East Side, Ilkeston, George Bunting is head of the household, age 52, born 1819; his second wife, Mary A. age 38, born 1833; and the daughter from his first marriage, Annie, age 15, and the children from his second marriage; Elizabeth Gaskill age 3, born in the June quarter 1867; George Neville age 2, born in the September quarter 1868, and a servant, Sarah Purdy, age 24, born 1847; all the household were born in Derbyshire.

The 1881 census reveals a confusing family relationship as George Bunting, 47, a farmer (Driffield Derbyshire), and Mary A. 47, along with their niece, Gertrude, age 7, a scholar born in Spondon, are now lodgers with brother/sister-in-law Joseph Smith, 53, his wife Sarah, 49, and their children; Joseph, 23; Edith, 21; Kate, 20; Ethel, 18; and Norman, 15, living at 4 Forest Road East, Nottingham St. Mary.

In the 1891 census for 3 Trent Junction Cottages, Trafalgar Square, Long Eaton, George is now 76, a retired farmer (Derby Shottel), Mary A. is 55, but Gertrude Bunting is now listed as their daughter, age 25, a Silk Lace Mender, born Kirk Hallam. The household is completed by a boarder, Annie Taylor (single), 25, another Silk Lace Mender, born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

George Bunting died at 14, Friar Street, Long Eaton in January 1892, aged 68, and in December of that same year, and from the same address, one of his daughters of his second marriage, Elizabeth Gaskill Bunting, married Kneesall-born farmer William Mosely.  George’s widow, and second wife, Mary Ann Bunting (nee Doxey) is believed to have died in the June quarter of 1901, age 67 .

Henry Frederick and Annie Daykin (nee Bunting) had three known children; Margaret Ann, born June quarter 1879, Albert Henry, born March quarter 1880 and Bernard, born March quarter 1887, although (according to the 1911 census) there was a fourth child born but never survived infancy.

Apart from Henry Frederick’s success in his profession, he also became a prominent member of Ilkeston’s civic society with regular mentions in the local press;- … “Derby Daily Telegraph – Wednesday 6 July 1887… TOWN COUNCIL.-  The monthly meeting of the above council took place on Tuesday, the Mayor (Alderman F. Sudbury) presiding. The other members present were -… The Town Clerk (Mr. Wright-Lissett) reported that Messrs. W. Smith and A. B. Wood had been elected revising assessors for the borough, and that they had respectively appointed Mr. H. F. Daykin and Mr. Wm. Frost to act as their deputies in case of necessity”…

… “Derby Daily Telegraph – Saturday 30 July 1887. ILKESTON BUILDING SOCIETY.- The thirty-fourth annual meeting of the shareholders of the Ilkeston Permanent Benefit Building Society was held in the Town Hall, Ilkeston, on Thursday evening. Mr. E. Higgitt in the chair…the retiring directors were Messrs. E. Higgitt, H. F. Daykin, and R. B. Daykin, and they were all re-elected”…

… “Derby Mercury – Wednesday 31 August 1887… FREEMASONRY.- On Tuesday evening the members of the Rutland Lodge of Freemasons entertained the members of the Mundy Grove Lodge, Shipley, at dinner… About sixty guests sat down to dinner, the presidential chair being occupied by the W. M. of the Rutland Lodge, Bro. H. F. Daykin”…

… “Derby Daily Telegraph – Thursday 14 March 1889…CIVIC FESTIVITIES AT ILKESTON. PRESENTATION TO THE EX-MAYOR…On Wednesday night there was a large gathering in the Town Hall, Ilkeston, upon the occasion of a complimentary dinner to the first Mayor of the town, Ald. Sudbury… and there were among the guests present… H. F. Daykin”…

… “Derby Daily Telegraph – Thursday 25 April 1889…ILKESTON LODGE OF MARK MASTER MASONS.- The anniversary of the Ilkeston Lodge (No 373) of Mark Masters took place yesterday (Wednesday) evening at the lodge room in the Rutland Hotel, and passed off most successfully… Brother Fletcher subsequently appointed his officers in the following order… Br. H. F. Daykin…Later in the evening the brethren dined together, Host Daykin providing an admirable report”…

By the time of the 1891 census on the 5th April Henry Frederick and his family had moved to live at number 28 Little Hallam Road Ilkeston, where he is listed as a 38 year old School Master living with his wife, Annie M. and their children; Maggie, 12; Albert, 10, Bernard, 4; all scholars born in Ilkeston. As well as his children he also had his nephew lodging with him, 28 year old Arthur N. Moon, born Maperly, who himself was a School Master, the only child of Henry Frederick’s  eldest sister Eliza and her husband George Moon. There was also another lodger, a School Mistress from Bridport, 25 year old Rose S. Whittle (both lodgers listed as “single”). The last member of the household was Matilda Searles, a 36 year old (married) Domestic Servant from Ipswich.

There were further reports in the press regarding Henry Frederick’s professional successes;-

… “Derby Mercury – Wednesday 22 April 1891… With regard to the letter inviting the appointment of delegates to attend the congress on hygiene and demography, to be held in London, in August, which letter had been sent by command of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, your committee recommend that Councilors… be appointed delegates to attend such congress on behalf of the Council… H. F. Daykin, British School, Ilkeston, £5 10s.”…

… “Derby Mercury – Wednesday 8 July 1891… PRESENTATION TO A SCHOOLMASTER.- On Thursday, to commemorate the termination of Mr. H. F. Daykin’s headmastership of the British School, and the commencement of his services in a similar capacity now that the schools have been turned over to the School Board, a presentation was made to him by the scholars, teachers, and subscribers. Mr. H. Jackson performed the ceremony, the presents consisting of a marble timepiece with candelabra, and a hand-painted silver-mounted matchbox”…

Sadly, Henry Frederick Daykin could only savour his success for a couple of more years after this census as he died on December 16th 1893 and was buried in Park Cemetery, Ilkeston in grave number 4962 on December 20th 1893, the grave being purchase by his widow Annie Mary Daykin on December 18th. The grave had a green granite cross and kerb set memorial surrounding it.
There was an epitaph written some years later in 1929 in the “Ilkeston Advertiser” presumably by a journalist as it is credited to “Tilkestune”, which gives a glowing synopsis of the man.
“Tilkestune” remembered Henry Frederick as a man of much… “internal and external energy, who was worn out in the middle of life and succumbed to a lung infection. In November of 1893, aged 41, he contracted pneumonia which a few weeks later triggered a fatal septicaemia infection. This was all the more sad because owing to the recurring high standard of efficiency in his school, he received a Government appointment as school inspector. He, however, died before he could start on his new duties”…
He was buried in Park Cemetery on December 22nd… “a Wednesday afternoon of bitterly cold inclement weather”…

According to the National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administration)… “Daykin Henry Frederick of Little Hallam Ilkeston Derbyshire schoolmaster died 16 December 1893 Probate London 8 January to Annie Mary Daykin widow and John Llewellyn schoolmaster Effects £553 14s. 7d. resworn February 1894 £598 19s. 7d.”…

Following Henry Frederick’s death, his widow Annie M. Daykin moved to live in Nottingham with her children, and is recorded in the 1901 census on the 31st March as living at 42 Pym Street in Nottingham, as a 45 year old Widow, along with her daughter, 22 year old Margaret A. Daykin, who had followed her late father into education, working as a Teacher, and her eldest son Albert H. who had chosen a mechanical career and was now a 20 year old Engine Steam Fitter. They were still apparently a family of substance as they employed a 15 year old servant called Mabel M. Bowen, who, like all the children came from Ilkeston. The extended household included two visitors, 19 year old Beatrice I. Robinson and 32 year old Frederick Gould.

Annie also had her 34 year old younger sister Elizabeth Mosley (nee Bunting) and her 3 year old daughter (Annie’s niece) Kathleen A. Mosley visiting. Elizabeth was actually Annie’s stepsister, born to Annie’s father’s second wife, Mary Ann Gaskill (nee Doxey) in the June quarter of 1867  who had married William Moseley in the December quarter of 1892 . Elizabeth Mosley (nee Bunting) had taken her mother’s middle name of “Gaskill”.

Annie Mary Daykin, Frederick’s widow was re-married in the September quarter of 1905 at Kirk Hallam to widower and Land Estate Agent, John Vaughan Robinson. John was born in the December quarter of 1854, the son of Joseph (1831-1903) and Zillia Robinson (nee Vaughan) (1830-1891), and had married Lizzie Elliot on November 11th 1876.

John and Lizzie Robinson (nee Elliot) are believed to have had four children together prior to Lizzie’s death:- John Henry Woodford Robinson (1878), Sophie Alice (1880), Beatrice Irene (1882) and Percy Henry (1899).

Annie Mary’s remarriage to John Vaughan Robinson only lasted four years before he died aged just 53 years in the March quarter 1908 and was buried along with her first husband Henry Frederick Daykin on March 28th 1908 in Park Cemetery.

On the 1911 Census for  Little Hallam, Annie Mary Robinson (nee Daykin formerly Bunting) was listed as Head of household, age 55 years, a Widow who had been married for five years, had born four children, with only two currently surviving, born in Ilkeston. Living with Annie was her daughter Margaret Ann Daykin, aged 32, Single, a Teacher in an Elementary School, City Council, born in Ilkeston; William Moseley, Brother-in-law, age 62, Married, a Farm Bailiff, born Kneesall, Notts; Kathleen Annie Moseley, Niece, age 13, Single, at School, born Rolleston, Stafford; Ada Nicholson, Servant, Servant, 23, Single, Domestic Service (General) born Nottingham.

The two children of Annie Mary Robinson (nee Bunting) that had died were the unknown infant and her youngest son Bernard, who had died in 1909,  being buried on April 6th in grave no. 4962 in Park Cemetery alongside his father, Henry Frederick and his mother’s second husband, John Vaughan Robinson.

Annie Mary Robinson (nee Daykin) died March 27th 1919 age 63 years and was the last person to be buried in grave number 4962, on March 30th 1919.

The National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administration) lists… “ROBINSON Annie Mary of Green Bank Little Hallam Ilkeston Derbyshire widow died 27 March 1919 Probate Derby 16 July to Margaret Ann Daykin spinster and Albert Henry Daykin engineer. Effects £117 6s. 2d.”…

Henry Frederick and Annie Daykin’s (nee Bunting)  eldest son, Albert Henry married Gertrude Blood, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Ann Blood (nee Rice) on the 15th February 1904 at Kirk Hallam.

Gertrude Blood had been born on the 28th of February 1880 and christened on the 26th June 1891 at Kirk Hallam, the same day as her two sisters, Elizabeth, who had been on the 20th of June 1875 and Ellen (Nellie), who had been born in the September quarter of 1878.

Gertrude Blood’ parents, Thomas and Mary Ann (Rice) had been married in the September quarter of 1874 and according to the 1881 census for Peel terrace, Long Eaton, Thomas and Mary Ann Blood lived at the address with their three daughters, Gertrude, age 1, Elizabeth and Ellen.

Henry Frederick and Annie Daykin’s (nee Bunting) daughter, Margaret Ann Daykin never married, and died a spinster on November 11th 1935 aged 57 at Sunbury-place, Sunbury, Middlesex,  leaving half of her estate to her brother Albert Henry Daykin and the other half to Lucy Ann Green.

According to the National Probate Calendar(Index of Wills and Administrations)… “DAYKIN Margaret Ann of 29 Welby-avenue Nottingham spinster died 11 November 1935 at Sunbury-place, Sunbury Middlesex Probate Nottingham 10 December to Albert Henry Daykin engineer and Lucy Ann Green (wife of George Green). Effects £1,925 5s 6d.”…

Which leaves Richard Birch Daykin?