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Thomas Plant, a Blacksmith was born about 1834 at Newbould, Derbyshire, the son of Joseph and Lucy Plant. He was christened 19 FEB 1834 at Chesterfield. He married Esther Ann Street(b.April 7th 1841) on 22/8/1859 at St Albans church, Wickersley. Their witnesses were George Varah and Mary Elizabeth Bell (Esther's cousin) Thomas was aged 25 and described as Full Age.

Esther Ann was the daughter of William and Ann Street.

Their children, were all born at Wickersley:

In White's Directory of 1879, Thomas was listed as a Blacksmith, Green Grocer and Carrier to Doncaster, Saturdays only.He must have died soon after his information was collected for publication..

Thomas Snr died on 9th November, 1878 aged 44, he is buried in St Albans along with his children:

Edith Annie, the eldest daughter, a dressmaker, married Willie Tom Robinson. In 1891 they were living at 97 St Anns Road, Rotherham. Thomas William and Gertrude Lillian were living With them.

Sampler dated 1871, by Edith Annie Plant, aged 9

In 1881 Esther's mother, Ann Street(b.1880), aged 81 and widowed was living with the family.

Children of Thomas William and Isabel Plant:

Children of John Joseph and Annie Elizabeth (Nee Booth):

By 1901, Esther Ann had remarried to George Kennen, a blacksmith from Renishaw, Derbyshire. They were living at Wickersley with Gertrude Lilian who was now married to Frederick Booth (b1878) of Catcliffe, they had a daughter, Edith, born 1900 at Wickersley

1911 Census

Living at 8, Kenneth Street, Rotherham:

Thomas Plant Head age 41 married 17 years b. Wickersley Carting Contractor
Isabel (Nee Ellis) Wife age 42 b. Hardwick, Yorkshire
Beatrice Maude Plant Daughter age 13 b. Rotherham
Thomas Plant Son age 10 b. Rotherham

Living at 72, Effingham Street, Rotherham:

John Joseph Plant Head age 38 married 16 years b. Wickersley Carting Contractor
Annie Plant Wife age 38 b. Attercliffe
Edith Annie Plant Daughter age 15 b. Rotherham
James Thomas Plant Son age 12 b. Rotherham
Gertrude Myra Plant Daughter age 8 b. Rotherham
Margaret Plant Daughter age 6 b. Rotherham
John Alvin Plant Son age 3 b. Rotherham
Evelyn Irene Daughter age 2 b. Rotherham


Names connected with Plant: Ellis, Street, Booth, Kennan

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