1805 Info 1b for John Crompton
His wife's family: The Jeffersons

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Source: IGI and church records
                                William Jefferson  
                                |
                                m......1779
                                |                   
                                Joys Helm           
                                |
            |===================|============|============|========||
            Paul                Addy         Addy         Ann        
            farmer of Houndales |            |            |
            b.                  b......1782  b......1784  b......1794
            c.19aug1780
            d.27jun1833
            |
            m.18mar1808
            |             
            Alice England 
            b.....~1785
            d.....+1851
            |
|===========|===========|===========|===========|===========|============|========||
William     Mary        Ann         Paul        Richard     Eliza        John       
c.06jan1809 c.30dec1810 c.03feb1813 c.17nov1814 c.06dec1817 c.11apr1822  c.01apr1832
d.1stQt1872 d.          d.3rdQt1859 d.....-1861 d.3rdQt1874 d.3rdQt1875  d.4thQt1905
|                       |           |           |           |            |
m.4thQt1846             m.04nov1834 m.1stQt1850 m.1stQt1848 m.27oct1847  m.4thQt1854
|                       |           |           |           |            |           
Jane                    John        Elizabeth   Jane        David        Jemima
Goodlass                Crompton    Duggleby    Barnby      Wray         Duggleby    
b.....~1811             c.09mar1805 b.....~1817 b.....~1825 b.....~1824  b.....~1829      
d.21sep1886             d.26may1872 d.          d.1stQt1878 d.1stQt1863? d.1stQt1892
                                                                         |  
                                                                         |  
  Children born Ruston Parva                                             |
 |===========|===========|===========|===========|===========|===========|===========|=/== 
 Annie       Mary        William     Alice       Thomas      Elizabeth   eLiza?      
 joyce                   duggleby                paul                                                                  
 b.1stQt1857 b...dec1859 b.1stQt1860 b.1stQt1862 b.4thQt1865 b.3rdQt1868 b.3rdQt1869 
 d.2ndQt1897 d.2ndQt1940 d.01may1861 d.2ndQt1939 d.1stQt1952 d.21jan1880 d.....+1911 
   *********   *********   *********   *********   *********   *********   *********
   
                                                                       /==|========||
                                                                          Emma
                                                                          b...feb1873
                                                                          d.~24jan1880

On 4 November 1834, witnesses at marriage of Ann JEFFERSON and John CROMPTON were William JEFFERSON and Eliza JEFFERSON.


1805info1b, sheet 2

William JEFFERSON senior

1841 Census Sun/Mon  6/7 June 1841
Source:   FHL Film TNA Ref HO107
          Piece: 1215; Book: 5; Folio: 7; Page: 6; Line: 12; 
Dwelling: Howdale [Sic]
Place:    Nafferton, Yorkshire
  
Name                Age  Occupation    Born in County
William Jefferson    30  Farmer             Y
Alice Jefferson      50  Housekeeper        Y
Eliza Jefferson      15                     Y
John Jefferson        8                     Y
Charles Bott         25  M. S.              Y
Henry Potter         20  M. S.              Y
Thomas Hope          15  M. S.              Y
Allinson Harrington  13  M. S.              Y
Susannah Donkin      25  F. S.              Y

Note: Ages are often rounded to the nearest five years
1851 Census Sun/Mon 30/31st March 1851
Source:     FHL Film  TNA Ref HO7
            Piece 2366  Folio 337  Page 6
Dwelling:   North Street    
Place:      Nafferton, York, England

Name              Rel  Age  Occupation  Birthplace        (Notes)
Alice Jefferson   Wid   64              Yorks, Nafferton  (nee England)
Alice Crompton    GDau   8  Scholar     Yorks, Nafferton  (dau of John Crompton and Ann)
Margaret Morra    Vis   50              Yorks, Nafferton

William JEFFERSON junior

On the fourth quarter of 1846 William married Jane GOODLASS (GRO ref: Beverley 23 95).

1851 Census Sun/Mon 30/31st March 1851
Source:     FHL Film  TNA Ref H1O7
            Piece 2366 Folio 347 Page 26
Dwelling:   Howdales [sic]    
Place:      Nafferton, York ER, England

Name                Rel Mar Age  Occupation                   Birthplace 
William Jefferson  Head  M  42   Farmer of 325 ac. employing  Yorks, Nafferton
                                 6 labourers
Jane Jefferson     Wife  M  40                                Yorks, Skerne 
John Jefferson      Bro  U  19   Assistant on the farm        Yorks, Nafferton
Smith Milner       Serv  M  45   Farm labourer                Yorks, Walkington
Allison Hanington  Serv  U  23   Farm labourer                Yorks, Flamborough
George Jackson     Serv  U  20   Farm labourer                Yorks, Nafferton 
Escutt Horner      Serv  U  17   Farm labourer                Yorks, Nafferton 
Samuel Storey      Serv  U  14   Farm labourer                Yorks, Nafferton  
Frances Parrott    Serv  U  20   House servant                Yorks, Tickton
Susannah Briggs    Serv  U  18   House servant                Yorks, Skerne
1805info1b, sheet 3
1861 Census Sun/Mon. 7/8th April 1861
Source:     FHL Film  TNA Ref RG09
            Piece 3608 Folio 65 Page 13 Sched 65 
Dwelling:   Main Street  [after Vicarage House]
Place:      Nafferton, York ER, England

Name               Rel Mar Age  Occupation                     Birthplace 
William Jefferson Head  M  52   Farmer of 527 acres employing  Yorks, Nafferton
                                6 labourers & 6 boys
Jane Jefferson    Wife  M  50                                  Yorks, Skerne 
Ann Pickering     Serv  U  20   House servant                  Yorks, North Frodingham
Jeimima Lancton   Serv  U  17   Dairy maid                     Yorks, Nafferton 
Henry Hudson      Serv  U  32   Shepherd                       Yorks, Burlington 
Robert Iwaites    Serv  M  15   Shepherd boy                   Yorks, Ulram 
Robert Bennett    Serv  U  31   Groom                          Lincs, Deeping 
1871 Census Sun/Mon. 2/3rd April 1871
Source:      FHL Film  TNA Ref RG10
             Piece 4807 Folio 109 Page 22 Sched 130
Dwelling:    Vicarage Lane
Place:       Nafferton, York ER, England

Name                Rel Mar  Age  Occupation               Birthplace
William Jefferson  Head  M  [6]2  Farmer of 376 acres      Yorks, Nafferton
                                  employing 8 men & 6 boys
Jane Jefferson     Wife  M   60                            Yorks, Skerne
William Dawson     Serv  M   50   Ag lab shepherd          Yorks, Catick
Baker Horner       Serv  U   39   Ag lab groom             Yorks, Nafferton
Emma Philips       Serv  U   18   Domestic servant         Yorks, Driffield
Clara Brigham      Serv  U   14   Domestic servant         Yorks, Nafferton

William died in the first quarter of 1872  (GRO ref: Driffield 9d 213).

1881 Census  Sun/Mon 2/3rd April 1881
Source:      FHL Film  TNA Ref RG11 
             Piece 4794 Folio 17 Page 27 Sched 34                       
Dwelling:    34 Beverley Road 
Place:       Great Driffield, York ER, England

Name            Rel Mar Age Occupation        Birthplace
Jane Jefferson Head  W  70  Retired farmer    Yorks, Skerne
Ann Phillips   Serv  U  20  Servant domestic  Yorks, Great Driffield

Jane died on 21 September 1886 (GRO ref: Driffield 9d 224).


1805info1b, sheet 4

Paul JEFFERSON

Paul JEFFERSON married Elizabeth DUGGLEBY of Ruston Parva in first quarter of 1850 (GRO ref: Beverley 23 1).

1851 Census Sun/Mon 30/31st March 1851
Source:     FHL Film  TNA Ref H1O7
            Piece 2366 Folio 328 Page 9 Sched 28
Dwelling:   Main Street    
Place:      Ruston Parva, York ER, England

Name                Rel  Mar Age  Occupation                   Birthplace 
Paul Jefferson      Head  M  36   Farming 218 acres employing  Yorks, North Burton
                                  5 labourers
Elizabeth Jefferson Wife  M  34                                Yorks, Beswick
Joseph Elvidge      Serv  U  27   Farm servant                 Yorks, Nafferton
Foster Dickinson    Serv  U  19   Farm servant                 Yorks, Frodingham
John Blewman        Serv  U  16   Farm servant                 Yorks, Garton
Fanny Oxtoby        Serv  U  18   House servant                Yorks, Thwing
Elizabeth Bewell    Serv  U  16   House servant                Yorks, Haisthorpe

At this moment neither Paul nor Elizabeth can be found in the post 1851 census. Neither are they to be found in the GRO death records to 1915.


Richard JEFFERSON

Married Jane Barnby in the first quarter 1848 (GRO ref: Malton 24 405).

1851 Census Sun/Mon 30/31st March 1851
Source:     FHL Film  TNA Ref H1O7
            Piece 2369 Folio 459 Page 36 Sched 119
Dwelling:   Market Place    
Place:      New Malton, York ER, England

Name                 Rel Mar Age  Occupation                  Birthplace 
Richard Jefferson   Head  M  33   Druggist                    Yorks, Nafferton
Jane Jefferson      Wife  M  25                               Yorks, New Malton
Ann Eliza Jefferson  Dau      2                               Yorks, New Malton 
George Jefferson     Son     11mo                             Yorks, New Malton 
Mary Jefferson       Sis  U  40   Annuitant                   Yorks, Nafferton 
James Crosby        Appr  U  16   Apprentice                  Yorks, Brompton
Hannah Potter       Serv  U  23   House servant               Yorks, Kirby Moorside 
Harriet Banter      Serv  U  14   House servant               Yorks, Appleton le Street
1861 Census Sun/Mon. 7/8th April 1861
Source:     FHL Film  TNA Ref RG09
            Piece 3626 Folio 58 Page 27 Sched 113
Dwelling:   Market Place    
Place:      New Malton, York ER, England

Name                Rel Mar Age  Occupation                       Birthplace 
Richard Jefferson  Head  M  43   Chemist and druggist             Yorks, Nafferton
Jane Jefferson     Wife  M  35                                    Yorks, Malton
Thomas W Horsley   Appr  U  18   Chemist and druggist apprentice  Yorks, Malton
William Cattle     Appr  U  16   Chemist and druggist apprentice  Yorks, Rillington
Ann Atkinson       Serv  U  19   House servant                    Yorks, West Heslerton
1805info1b, sheet 5
1871 Census Sun/Mon. 2/3rd April 1871
Source:      FHL Film  TNA Ref RG10
             Piece 4825 Folio 143 Page 19 Sched 75
Dwelling:    Market Place 
Place:       New Malton, York ER, England

Name                Rel Mar Age  Occupation             Birthplace
Richard Jefferson  Head  M  53   Chemist and druggist   Yorks, Nafferton 
Jane Jefferson     Wife  M  45   Chemists wife          Yorks, Malton 
Jemima Jefferson    Dau      9   Scholar                Yorks, Malton 
John E Jefferson    Son      7   Scholar                Yorks, Malton 
Charles Jefferson   Son      3                          Yorks, Malton 
James Buckle       Appr  U  23   Apprentice chemist     Yorks, Donnington
Thomas Clayton     Appr  U  17   Apprentice chemist     Notts, Flordon 
Mary Jane Harrison Serv  U  20   Servant domestic       Yorks, Rillington

Richard died in the third quarter of 1874 (GRO ref: Malton 9d 259). Jane may then have retired to York. In 1881 her daughter Jane was living in York with her aunt. Charles was at school in York. Jane may have died in the first quarter of 1878 (GRO ref: York 9d 24).


Eliza JEFFERSON

On 27 October 1847 Eliza married David WRAY, of Wharram (GRO ref: Driffield 23  95). Their witnesses were brother Richard JEFFERSON, Charles LAMMOND and Samuel DUGGLEBY.

1851 Census Sun/Mon 30/31st March 1851
Source:     FHL Film  TNA Ref H1O7
            Piece 2369 Folio 124 Page 15 Sched 48
Dwelling:   Farm House    
Place:      Sittrington, York ER, England

Name               Rel Mar Age  Occupation                  Birthplace 
David Wray        Head  M   27  Tenant farmer of 127 acres  Yorks, Wharram le Street
                                employing 4 labourers
Eliza Wray        Wife  M   29                              Yorks, Nafferton
Alice Wray         Dau       2                              Yorks, Sittrington
Anne Wray          Dau       1                              Yorks, Sittrington
Eliza Wray         Dau       2mo                            Yorks, Sittrington
Martha Hudson     Serv  U   18  House servant               Yorks, Scagglethorp[e] 
Margaret Wheatley Serv  U   13  Nurse girl                  Yorks, Mennythorp (?)
John Pickering    Serv  U   21  Farm lab                    Yorks, Thornton
Daniel Pearson    Serv  U   21  Farm lab                    London, UK  
William Allen     Serv  U   14  Farm lab                    Yorks, Malton  
Samuel Stonehouse Serv  U   48  Farm lab                    Yorks, Scalby
1861 Census Sun/Mon. 7/8th April 1861
Source:     FHL Film  TNA Ref RG09
            Piece 3644 Folio 4 Page 1 Sched 3 
Dwelling:   Warren Farm House  [near Osbaldeston Arms, High Street]  
Place:      Aller[s]ton, York ER, England

Name                    Rel Mar Age Occupation                   Birthplace 
David Wray             Head  M  37  Farmer of 400 ac. employing  Yorks, Warham [sic]
                                    3 labourers & 3 carters
Eliza Wray             Wife  M  39                               Yorks, Nafferton 
William Jefferson Wray  Son      9                               Yorks, Settrington 
Matthew Scott          Serv  U  24  Carter                       Yorks, Settrington  
Henry Lazenby          Serv  U  16  Carter                       Yorks, West Heslerton 
John Nellis            Serv  U  15  Carter                       Yorks, Allerton
Oliver Love            Serv  U  14  Carter                       Essex, ?ace N.K.
Geo Tindal             Serv  U  49  House farmer & labourer      Yorks, Rillington
1805info1b, sheet 6
Stephen Taylor               U  28  Agricultural labourer        Yorks, Allerton 
Ann Addams             Serv  U  24  General servant              Yorks, Heslerton
Sarah Jane Stockel     Serv  U  12  General servant              Yorks, Newton

It is possible that David WRAY died in the first quarter of 1863 (GRO ref: Bridlington 9d 212).

Capt. Oates, who died on the ill-fated expedition to the South Pole in 1911, lived at Low Farm, now divided into two houses.

1871 Census Sun/Mon. 2/3rd April 1871
Source:      FHL Film  TNA Ref RG10
             Piece 4810 Folio 27 Page 16 Sched 
Dwelling:    [Moore Farm]
Place:       Thronhomle, York ER, England

Name              Rel Mar Age  Occupation               Birthplace
John Crompton    Head  U  64   Farmer of 381 acres      Yorks, Bridlington
John Crompton     Son  U  25                            Yorks, Nafferton
Eliza Wray       S-i-l M  49                            Yorks, Nafferton 
Alice Lovel       Dau  M  28                            Yorks, Nafferton 
Alice J Lovel    GDau      3                            Yorks, Scampston 
Eliza Thompson   Serv  U  22  General servant domestic  Yorks, Thornton le Clay 
Ann Barker       Serv  U  17  Dairy maid                Yorks, Hutton Cranswick
Richard Pinder   Serv  U  18  Ag lab                    Yorks, Bridlington
Foster Langton   Serv  U  17  Ag lab                    Yorks, Nafferton
Henry Thompson   Serv  U  14  Ag lab                    Yorks, Burton Agnes
George Hammond   Serv  U  19  Ag lab                    Yorks, Pickering
Robert Welburn   Serv  U  37  Ag lab                    Yorks, North Dalton 
John Rank        Serv  U  52  Ag lab                    Yorks, Ruston Parva 
George Champlin  Serv  M  22  Ag lab                    Yorks, Octon 
William Jackson  Serv  U  21  Shepherd                  Yorks, Nafferton

Erratum: John CROMPTON should have been recorded as widower and, possibly, Eliza WRAY as widow.

There is no obvious reference to Eliza WRAY in the 1881 census. It is possible that she died in the third quarter of 1875 (GRO ref: Bridlington 9d 239).


John and Jemima JEFFERSON

John JEFFERSON was born 01 April 1832. He married Jemima DUGGLEBY, born about 1829 in Beswick, in the fourth quarter of 1854  (GRO ref: Beverley 9d 225).

1861 Census Sun/Mon. 7/8th April 1861
Source:     FHL Film  TNA Ref RG09
            Piece 3608 Folio 96 Page 7 Sched 31
Dwelling:   Farm House    
Place:      Ruston Parva, York ER, England

Name                       Rel Mar Age  Occupation                Birthplace 
John Jefferson            Head  M  29   Farmer 218 ac. employing  Yorks, Nafferton 
                                        3 labourers and 2 boys
Jemima Jefferson          Wife  M  31                             Yorks, Neswick 
Annie Joyce Jefferson      Dau      3                             Yorks, Ruston Parva
Mary Jefferson             Dau     17mo                           Yorks, Ruston Parva 
William Duggleby Jefferson Son      4mo                           Yorks, Ruston Parva 
Ann Edmund                Serv  U  19   House servant             Yorks, Thornholme
Elizabeth Thompson        Serv  U  18   Dairy maid                Yorks, Burton Agnes
Mary Emma Wray            Serv     15   Nurse maid                Yorks, Nafferton
Thomas Scott              Serv  U  21   Carter                    Yorks, Warter
Edmund Rank               Serv  U  19   Carter                    Yorks, Ruston Parva 
Robert Bean               Serv  U  19   Plough boy                Yorks, Ruston Parva
Thomas Collard            Serv  U  42   Ag lab                    Yorks, Kirby Misperton
1805info1b, sheet 7
1871 Census Sun/Mon. 2/3rd April 1871
Source:      FHL Film  TNA Ref RG10
             Piece 4813 Folio 12 Page 17 Sched 31
Dwelling:    Village
Place:       Ruston Parva, York ER, England

Name                   Rel Mar Age  Occupation                Birthplace
John Jefferson        Head  M  39   Farmer 269 ac. employing  Yorks, Nafferton
                                    4 men and 3 boys
Jemima Jefferson      Wife  M  42                             Yorks, Neswick 
Annie Joyce Jefferson  Dau     13   Scholar                   Yorks, Ruston Parva 
Mary Jefferson         Dau     11   Scholar                   Yorks, Ruston Parva 
Alice Jefferson*       Dau      9   Scholar                   Yorks, Ruston Parva 
Thomas Jefferson       Son      5                             Yorks, Ruston Parva 
Elizabeth Jefferson    Dau      2                             Yorks, Ruston Parva 
James Taylor          Serv  U  23   Farm servant              Yorks, Driffield 
George Tilson         Serv  U  19   Farm servant              Lincs, Authorpe 
Alfred Thorlan        Serv  U  17   Farm servant              Yorks, Ruston Parva  
Henry Boynton         Serv     14   Farm servant              Yorks, Ulrome 
William Spence        Serv  M  55   Farm servant              Yorks, Rillington 
William Hogg          Serv  U  18   Farm servant              Lincs, Caistor
Mary Ann Rank         Serv     15   House servant             Yorks, Ruston Parva
Sarah Shipley         Serv     13   Nurse girl                Yorks, Nafferton
Jane Chapman          Serv  U  21   House servant             Yorks, East Lutton

* There is an error of two years in Alice's age.

Aerial photo Manor Farm Ruston Parva 2010 - 66kB jpg
Above: An aerial photo Manor Farm, Ruston Parva in 2010
1805info1b, sheet 8
1881 Census  Sun/Mon 2/3rd April 1881
Source:      FHL Film  TNA Ref RG11 
             Piece 4794 Folio 108 Page 5 Sched 24              
Dwelling:    Manor House 
Place:       Ruston Parva, York ER, England

Name                  Rel  Mar Age Occupation            Birthplace
John Jefferson        Head  M  49  Farmer of 596 ac.     Yorks, Nafferton
                                   empy 10 men 7 boys  
Jemima Jefferson      Wife  M  52                        Yorks, Neswick
Annie Joyce Jefferson  Dau  U  23                        Yorks, Ruston Parva
Alice Jefferson        Dau  U  21                        Yorks, Ruston Parva
June Foley            Serv  U  18  Domestic servant      Yorks, Garton
Mary Jefferson         Dau  U  19                        Yorks, Ruston Parva
Sussannah Oxendale    Serv  U  18  Domestic servant      Yorks, Nafferton
Richard Richardson    Serv  M  47  Sheperd               Yorks, Kilham
James Armstrong       Serv  U  40  Farm servant indoors  Norfolk, Ingham        
George Franklin       Serv  U  21  Farm servant indoors  Essex, Eltenham
1891 Census   Sun/Mon 5/6th April 1891
Source:       FHL Film  PRO Ref RG12
              Piece 3955 Folio 95 Page 6 Sched
Dwelling:     Manor House
Place:        Nafferton, York ER, England

Name                   Rel  Mar Age Occupation             Birthplace
John Jefferson         Head  M  59  Farmer                 Yorks, Nafferton
Jemima Jefferson       Wife  M  52                         Yorks, Neswick
Annie Joyce Jefferson  Dau   U  33                         Yorks, Ruston Parva
Mary Jefferson         Dau   U  31                         Yorks, Ruston Parva
Thomas Paul Jefferson  Son   U  25  Farmer's son           Yorks, Ruston Parva
Elizabeth Jefferson    Dau   U  23                         Yorks, Ruston Parva
Edward Wymor           Serv  U  29  Shepherd Farm servant  Yorks, Garton
George Overend         Serv  M  25  Domestic servant       Essex, Stephen Hampstead(?)
Sarah Ann Tate         Serv  U  22  Domestic servant       Yorks, Nafferton
Annie Eliz Whiles      Serv  U  20  Domestic servant       Yorks, Tibthorpe
Emma Farthing          Serv  U  13  Domestic servant       Yorks, Gemling
Charles Jefferson      Neph  U  23  Bank clerk             Yorks, Malton
Right:
The Manor House, Ruston Parva 1892
Scale 1:10560
The Manor Ruston Parva 1892 - 10kB gif
1805info1b, sheet 9
1901 Census   Sun/Mon 31st March/1st April 1901
Source:       FHL Film  TNA Ref RG13
              Piece: 4518 Folio: 50 Page: 23 Sched:
Dwelling:     Ruston Parva Farm
Place:        Ruston Parva, York ER, England

Name                 Rel  Mar Age  Occupation         Status    Birthplace
John Jefferson      Head  Wid 69   Farmer             Employer Yorks, Nafferton
Mary Jefferson       Dau   U  41                               Yorks, Ruston Parva
Alice Jefferson      Dau   U  39                               Yorks, Ruston Parva 
Thomas P Jefferson   Son   U  35                               Yorks, Ruston Parva 
Elizabeth Jefferson  Dau   U  32                               Yorks, Ruston Parva 
Peter Shawcross     Serv   U  49   Groom domestic     Worker   Yorks, Nafferton 
Robert Rivis        Serv   M  23   Shepherd           Worker   Yorks, Hutton Ambo
Amy Smailes         Serv   U  24   Housemaid domestic Worker   Yorks, Hornsea
Laura Roakes        Serv   U  19   Cook               Worker   Yorks, Grindale
1911 Census:      Sun/Mon 2nd April/3rd April 1911
Source:   TNA Ref:        RG14 PN28859  
          Reg. Gen. Ref:  RG78 PN1659 En.Dist: 4 Sched: 2B 
          RegDist: Driffield SubDist: Driffield
Dwelling:              
Place:    Ruston Parva, Yorkshire East Riding              
Rooms in dwelling, other than scullery, landing, lobby, closet, bathroom: 11
Years married: 0         
Children:      Alive - , dead - 

Name            Rel  Mar Sex Age  Occupation   Status   Birthplace 
T P Jefferson  Head   S   M   45  Farmer       Employer Yorks, Ruston Parva  
M Jefferson     Sis   S   F   51                        Yorks, Ruston Parva  
A Jefferson     Sis   S   F   49                        Yorks, Ruston Parva  
L Jefferson     Sis   S   F   42                        Yorks, Ruston Parva   
E Dawson       Serv   S   F   18  Housemaid    Worker   Yorks, Rudstone 
E Smith        Serv   S   F   20  General      Worker   Yorks, Alwich  
R Smith        Serv   S   M   21  Man On Farm  Worker   Yorks, Hull 
P Shawcross    Serv   S   M   10  Man On Farm  Worker   Yorks, Nafferton 

Jemima died in the first quarter of 1892 (GRO ref: Driffield 9d 224) and John in the fourth quarter of 1905 (GRO ref: Driffield 9d 202).


Emma JEFFERSON

Emma was born in February 1873 (GRO ref: Driffield 9d 303). She was accidentally killed by her father in the first quarter of 1880 (GRO ref: Driffield 9d 222).

Driffield Times
Saturday January 24, 1880
As Mr John JEFFERSON, farmer, Ruston Parva, was fitting a cap onto his gun, it accidentally discharged and the shot hit his youngest daughter, Emma, aged 6 years and 11 months, just as the child was stepping from the staircase.   She was hit in the thigh, making an entry wound about the size of a walnut and where it came out; the exit wound was the size of a florin. The bone, nerves and blood vessels were entirely destroyed and the child died later that night.

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