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Living in South Street, Wickersley in 1881
Thomas Cliff Head M Male aged 36 Barnby Dun, York, Quarry Labourer & Carter and his wife Ellen Cliff aged 27 Wickersley, York, Labourers Wife
Alice Cliff Dau Female aged 6 Wickersley, York, Daughter
Ann E. Cliff Dau Female aged 4 Wickersley, York, Daughter
Edith A. Cliff Dau Female aged 1 Wickersley, York, Daughter

William W. Cliff, a tailor was born in Barnby Dun in 1838. He married Emma born Bramley in 1842. William was listed in the 1862 Directory as living in Wickersley. The family moved to Kimberworth soon after their son Edmund was born in 1869.

In 1881 William and Emma were living at 27 Sarah Street, Kimberworth with their family and a nurse:

It is interesting that Edmund is listed on the census above, almost as an addition. Looking further, he is also listed on the 1881 census as living with his grandparents at at The Travellers Rest, Bramley

Edmund like his brothers, was a labourer in the local Iron Works, until he joined the Navy at about age 18. Read More

Service Record of Edmund Cliff

from about 1886 to 1919

Ships Served on:

He was Shore Pensioned in February, 1909 and recommended for the Royal Tank Regiment. He served on the following ships:

Ratings - Ordinary Seaman, Able Seaman, Petty Officer 2nd Class, Petty Officer 1st Class. He received a Medal on the 29th of January 1902.


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