Thomas Harrison was the brother of my husband's ancestor James Harrison. There are still mysteries here. Did Thomas and Rosanna marry? What happened to her after his death? And what happened to their daughter Ellen? Any information would be welcome. firstname.lastname@example.org
BORN: 1833 Dawley Bank
Father: George Harrison
Mother: Fanny Tonks
Died: 1868 Lichfield district
Baptised: 13/1/1833 Dawley Magna, Shropshire
Spouse; Rosannah Ball
Baptised; 6/1/1839 Dawley
Parents: James and Ellen Ball
Children: Eliza Harrison b 1858 Bilston (see Note 1)
Ellen Harrison b 1862 Pelsall
Clara Jane Harrison b 1866 Brereton (see Note 2)
1841 census: Rosanna (written as Roshanah) living Dawley Green Dawley with parents and sister Eliza 3
1851 census: Rosanna (written as Roshanah) living with parents Brereton, Staffs, Father coal miner. Siblings Ellen 9, James 6, Elizabeth 4, all born Dawley Bank.
1861 living Brereton terrace Cottage, Brereton, Staffs. Occupation: coalminer. Living with them brother and sister-in-law James & Ellen Harrison,nephew William Harrison and sister-in-law Ellen Ball, farm servant
1871: widow living in The Slade, Rugeley with her parents (father a miner, aged 58), mother Ellen (57) daughters Ellen and Clara and sister and brother-in-law Annie (21) & Joseph Preece (25) and sister Mary (16).
1881 census: Joseph and Annie Preece (married 1871) living Mount Street Cannock with six children. Occupation: coal miner
James and Ellen Ball living Slade, Rugeley with their daughter Mary (born 1854 Rugeley) her husband George(born 1846 Longdon, occupation carpenter) and their children Florence 3 james 2
1891 census: Joseph and Annie Preece living Denmark Villas, Rawnsley Road, Cannock. Occupation: coal miner
James and Ellen Ball living Brereton Colliery, Slade, Rugeley. Occupation: sawyer
Mary and George Birch living Brereton Colliery, Slade, Rugeley with 8 children. Occupation: carpenter
1901 census: Joseph and Annie Preece living Rawnsley Road. Occupation: coal miner Stallman
Mary and George Birch living Hayes Colliery Brereton. 8 children. Occupation carpenter. Widowed mother Ellen Ball with them
1911census: widower George Birch living Upper Colliery Brereton. Occupation: wood sawyer
Children of Thomas and Rosanna Harrison
Born: 1857 Bilston
Father: Thomas Harrison
Mother: Rosanna Ball
Died: 1892 Salford district
Married: 1880 Lichfield district (Sept q)
Spouse: William Roberts
Born: 1856 London, Middlesex.
Died: Probably 1903 Atcham distgrict aged 46
He remarried 1894 Elizabeth Jane Walker in Shrewsbury
Children: Frederick William Thomas Roberts born 1881 Chester
Lilian E A Roberts born 1883 Salford;
Reginald James Richard Roberts born 1884 Salford
Francis Arthur Roberts born 1889 Salford
1881 census; living 7 St John St Chester. William an accounts clerk. Clara staying with them
1891 census: Residing 11 Rowland Road, Salford. Occupation: accounts clerk. Elizafs place of birth given as Brownhills.
1901 census: William Roberts living 44 Cannon Street Shrewsbury. Lilian a dressmaker, Reginald an auctioneerfs clerk and Francis a scholar. Son Frederick working as barman Claremont Hotel Sandy Rd, Seaforth.
1911 census: Sons Frederick and Reginald living with their aunt Clara. Frederick a steward and Reginald a goods checker.
Lilian may have married 1908 Atcham district Archibald McLean McKechnie (unable to trace on 1911 census) and Francis possibly the Francis Arthure Roberts born Salop living with uncle Edward Shaw, Valley Rd, Wistaston, Crewe and working as tinsmith on L & NW Railway.
Born: 1861 Pelsall
Father: Thomas Harrison
Mother: Rosanna Ball
1881 census: Residing 53 Windsor Road, Oldham. Domestic servant to Robert Bryden Hill, General Practioner
CLARA JANE HARRISON
Born: 1865 Brereton
Married: 1886 Walsall
Spouse: Joseph Sinclair
Born: 1866 Chester.
Children: Florence Ellen Sinclair b 1887 Liverpool
Frederick Joseph b 1889 Liverpool
William Arthur b 1891 Liverpool
Frank Sinclair b 1899 Bootle
1881 census: Residing with sister Eliza Roberts
1891 census: Residing 25 Trevelyan Street, Walton on the Hill, Liverpool. Occupation: railway porter
1901census: Residing Walton-the-Hill, Lancs Occupation: railway porter
1911 census: Residing 79 Breeze Hill, Walton, Liverpool. Occupation: goods deliverer. With them were daughter and son-in-law Florence and Frank Lewis Baker, grandson Frank Lewis Baker, nephews Frederick and Reginald Roberts and cousin Thomas Bentley born 1893 Crewe (junior clerk). Also son Frederick a railway clerk and William unemployed.
Florence Ellen Sinclair married 1905 West Derby district Frank Lewis Baker born 1884 Liverpool. Children: Frank Lewis Baker born 1906 Liverpool. Frank a railway clerk.