THE FROGGATT FAMILY OF SHEFFIELD, YORKSHIRE
Henry Froggatt (1837-1910)
Henry FROGGATT, born around 1837 in Attercliffe, Sheffield, was the oldest son of Joseph FROGGATT and Mary Ann (STANIFORTH). These are the details of his life and family as best as I can piece together.
(You can click on the highlighted names in the tree below to go back to Joseph's family, or forward to Henry's children)
The FROGGATT of Sheffield family tree in outline
This is the outline of the family tree showing Henry's direct ancestors and his descendants. It does not show his siblings or aunts, uncles etc. All the information here is in the public domain, compiled from publicly available data sources. You can click on the highlighted names to go to more information about that person and their family, or scroll down and follow the links.
HENRY FROGGATT (1836-1810)
Based on the census records (see below), Henry was born in Attercliffe, Sheffield around 1836. I cannot find a baptism record for Henry in Attercliffe so he may not have be baptised there. His parents were married in September 1835 and his sister Fanny was baptised in December 1837 so he was likely to have been born late 1836.
1841 & 1851 census: Henry is in the 1841 & 1851 census records living with Joseph and Mary Ann:
Marriage to Elizabeth HAYES: Henry married Elizabeth HAYES on 23 December 1855 at the Cathedral of St Peter & St Paul, Sheffield.
Henry and Elizabeth had six children (all boys) and they adopted a daughter.
1861 census: In 1861 Henry and Elizabeth were living at "Manor", an area just west of Corker Bottoms and today known as Manor Cottages. With Henry were his sons Joseph, David and James.
1871 census: By 1871 Henry and Elizabeth had moved a few miles southeast to Normanton Spring. They had David, James and their young son George with them. Their son Joseph had died in 1867, aged 11. Note that they have a Joseph JOHNSON (Nurse Boy) living with them. The Johnson name reappears later.
1881 census: The 1881 census is problematic - Henry cannot be found, BUT, there is an entry for a "Thomas" Froggatt, Coke Burner with wife Elizabeth and children George and William. On balance, this is Henry and family. Living with the family was Kate THOMPSON, identified as "adopted daughter", aged 8 and born in Nottingham. (BUT note that her name is difficult to decipher on the census and I am not sure that Thompson is correct).
1891 census: In 1891 Henry and Elizabeth were still living at Normanton Spring, with William and Kate, now recorded as daughter.
Death of Elizabeth in 1898: Elizabeth (nee HAYES) died in October 1898 and was buried at Sheffield Woodhouse Cemetery on 14 October 1898. She was aged 60 years.
1901 census: In 1901, Henry the widower was living with his son David at Sheffield Rd, Handsworth. This is just a mile north of Normanton Spring and 2-3 miles east of Manor and Corker Bottoms. He is listed as a wood cutter.
Henry died in June 1910: and was buried at Sheffield Woodhouse Cemetery on 12 June 1910 aged 73.
The Children of Henry and Elizabeth FROGGATT
David FROGGATT (1858 -1939)
David was born in 1858 at Sheffield (registration Jun quarter 9c/329). He is listed in the 1861 and 1871 censuses with his parents Henry and Elizabeth.
David married Ellen CRAIG on 26 June 1880 at St James Church, Handsworth Woodhouse, Sheffield. David was a miner and both were living at Normanton Springs. The witnesses were James Froggatt (David's brother) and Sarah Ann DRAPER (who married James on 25 Dec 1880).
1881-1911 censuses: The 1881 entry for David and Ellen is very faint and difficult to read. They were at Springs Terrace, Sheffield Road, Hansworth. David was a coal (?Burner?), aged 22, but as he was aged 23 on his marriage a year earlier, his age is wrong on the census.
The 1911 census has some interesting details. First, David is no longer a coal miner, he is now a grocer. Second, Elsie is working as a cashier at a chemist shop. Third, the family has a boarder, Oliver WRIGHT, who was a Medical Botanist, or chemist, born in Denbighshire. A few months after the census, Florence FROGGATT married Oliver WRIGHT.
David died in 1939: David died in early 1939, just before the 1939 national register was taken (Sheffield Mar 1939 9c/778).
1939 register: Ellen was living with her daughter Florence, now married to Oliver Wright. They were living at 11a Abbey Cresent, on the southwest outskirts of Sheffield.
Ellen FROGGATT (nee CRAIG) died in mid 1947, aged 87 (Sheffield Jun 1947 2d/226).
James FROGGATT (1861-1934 )
James was the third child of Henry and Elizabeth, born in 1861 in Sheffield. He is in the 1861 and 1871 censuses with his parents.
James married Sarah Ann DRAPER on Christmas Day 1880 at the parish church of Handsworth St James, Sheffield. They were both living at Normanton Springs. Note that James was born early 1861 so was only 19 years old and Sarah Ann was born 21 April 1862 so was only 18.
In the 1881 census, only a few months after their marriage, James had aged to 27 (it should have been 21) and Sarah Ann was 19, her correct age. By the 1891 census though, they had their ages correct.
The 1911 census is interesting. Sarah Ann, her daughter Elizabeth and her daughter Margaret were living with William Henry and his family. James was in Wakefield Prison.
Prison records for James at Wakefield Prison. On each occasion the offence was Bastardy arrears. So in addition to his 15 children with Sarah Ann, he had at least one more....
James died in 1934, aged 73, registered March quarter, Haslingden 8e/172. We can be reasonably sure this is the correct person, as his wife Sarah Ann, and daughter Elizabeth were living here at 14 Royds St, Accrington in the 1939 register. Also, Elizabeth's grandson, Kenneth C ECCLES was born 18 April 1939 and the birth was registered at Haslingden.
Sarah Jane died in 1946 aged 85, her death recorded in December quarter Haslingden 10c/290.
George FROGGATT (1865-1953)
George was born in early 1865, the birth was registered at Sheffield (Mar quarter 9c/392). George was with his parents in the 1871 and 1881 census records.
George married Elizabeth BAUGH on 28 February 1886 at the church of St Mary Magdalene, Altofts, Wakefield..
George and Elizabeth had eight children, according to George in the 1911 census but I can only find registrations for five and only 4 were alive in 1911. There are baptisms for four, Alice at the Wesleyan Chapel in Normanton Spring and John, Ethel and Lizzie at the new church of Handworth Woodhouse.
Baptism records for four of the children.
In the 1891 census George and Elizabeth were living at Normanton Spring. Elizabeth died in mid-1908.
George, as did his brother James, spent time in prison: George was convicted of assaulting a constable, sentenced to 28 days hard labour. The record notes that George was 5 feet 81/2 inches and had brown hair.
George died in 1953 and was buried at Beighton Cemetery on 29 July 1953.
Albert FROGGATT (1871-1871?)
Albert was born in Sheffield in 1871 (registered Dec quarter 1871 Sheffield 9c/486). Albert is not listed in the 1881, 1891 or 1901 censuses, so is presumed to have died. However I cannot find a death registration for him.
William FROGGATT (1874-1895)
William was born in Sheffield in 1874 (Mar quarter Sheffield 9c/573). He is in the 1881 and 1891 census records with Henry and Elizabeth, but not the 1901 census so is presumed to have died. There is a death registration for William in the Dec quarter Sheffield 9c/404, aged 21 which would have been the correct age for William.
Kate THOMPSON/FROGGATT (1873-?)
According to the 1881 and 1891 census, Kate was born in Mansfield, Nottingham around 1837. She is listed with Henry and family in the 1881 census as their "adopted daughter". In 1891 she was Kate FROGGATT, daughter". Kate is not obvious in the records after this census. Presumably she married, but where, when and to whom?
Last updated 12/10/2020