Carrier mysteries

From the Little Hallam area we are walking back up to White Lion Square.

“Up past Hobson’s Field and Plantation, Mr. John Wakefield, baker, built the house called Penny Loaf Hall”.

We shall meet John Wakefield as we walk into White Lion Square.


George Carrier alias Daykin

The tour continues: — “Next came two houses. George Carrier, his wife and daughter, lived in one. George worked a warp frame at H. Carrier & Sons.”
This was 11 Stanton Road in 1871.

Mystery alert! 
George Carrier appears on all the censuses from 1841 to 1881 under that name, living in Ilkeston, with wife Ann (nee Turton). The baptism of their first child records that Ann was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Turton.

This first child, also named Ann, died in 1834, aged 11 weeks.
The only other surviving child was daughter Betsey Daykin Carrier, born in September 1837.
I believe that the marriage of George and Ann took place at St. Mary’s Church in July 1830 when the groom was recorded as George Daykin.
Who was George Daykin alias Carrier?

After living for many years in Pimlico the couple moved to Stanton Road where the 1861 finds them with their married daughter, son-in-law George Aram, grandchildren, and a blind widowed mother-in-law Ann Riley, aged 89.

Mystery alert! 
Who is Ann Riley?
She could be the widow of Pimlico shepherd Francis Riley and who married him in 1823.
At that marriage she was recorded as ‘Ann Turton, a widow’.
How is she related to Ann Carrier (nee Turton)?

On the 1881 census George and Ann are still living at 11 Stanton Road. George is aged 73 and Ann aged 77.
Just over a year later, in May 1882,  Ann died there with a registered age of 83!!
And three months later George died in Stanton Road, aged 75.


The Bryan family

Adeline now points out that “Mr. Bryan, his wife, and son William, lived in the other (house). Both Mr. Bryan and his son were machinists at Carriers”.

The Bryan family came from Sandiacre to Ilkeston in the 1850’s. It consisted of William, wife Ruth (nee Attenborough) and son William junior. They continued to live in the town, eventually settling at 4 Albert Street.
The 1861 census describes William Bryan senior as ‘silk lace maker and local Methodist preacher’.

William junior, also a lacemaker, married in April 1868 to Frances Lowe, daughter of Joseph and Mary (nee Hesketh) and continued then to live with his parents.
When Frances died in March1898 William junior almost immediately married Mary Lowe. (Was she his late wife’s niece and daughter of Isaac and Charlotte (nee Longdon alias Bamford)?). He continued to live just a few doors from his widowed mother’s house, at 7 Albert Street.

There was a elder Bryan son, Joseph, also a lacemaker and who also came to Ilkeston, in the late 1850’s, with his wife Emma (nee Cockayne), daughter of Joseph and Eliza, and family. He settled for a time in Extension Street.

William senior died of chronic bronchitis in December 1893, at his Albert Street home, aged 77. His widow Ruth died at the home of her son William in January 1900, aged 79.


We now enter Regent Street.