William Darnley

ID# 8491, b. 1848
William Darnley was also recorded as Dearnaley - (spelling not found but added for indexing.)
Birth:
William Darnley was born in 1848 at Bradford, Yorkshire.

William Darnley appeared in the 1861 census at
Yorkshire School, Westminster Road, St. George, Southwark, London, Surrey.
On 7 April 1861:-

MYERS, William Head Mar 50 School Master And... Darlington, Durham
MYERS, Susanna Wife Mar 51 Matron Of School Mistley, Essex
MYERS, Howard Son - 16 Scholar Bethnal Green, Middlesex
HADGES, Mary Wife's Sister Wid 34 Matron At... College Mistley, Essex
HOWARD, Hannah Wife's Sister Unm 48 - Mistley, Essex
LEONARD, Margaret Servant Unm 28 Cook Marylebone, Ireland
HIGHWAY, Ann Servant Unm 26 Housemaid Marylebone, Middlesex

...Many Pupils including
DARNLEY, William Pupil - 12 Scholar Bradford, Yorkshire
...

RG number: RG09 Piece: 334 Folio: 120 Page: 46
Registration District: St George Southwark Sub District: 3 London Road
Enumeration District: 15 Ecclesiastical Parish: St Paul Southwark
Civil Parish: St George Municipal Borough: Southwark
Address: Yorkshire School, Westminster Road, St George, Southwark, London, Surrey.


James Darnley

ID# 8492, b. about February 1849, d. 5 December 1916
Birth:
James Darnley was born about February 1849 at Aspatria, Cumberland,
Darnley, James                mother: Elizabeth
Wigton vol.25 p.193 1849 Mar Births.


James Darnley was the son of Henry Darnley and Elizabeth Lauglin.

Marriage:
James Darnley married Frances Mary Hewetson about November 1873 at Penrith, Cumberland,
Marriages Dec 1873 Penrith vol.10b p.725.


Death:
James Darnley died on 5 December 1916 at 4 St. Patrick's Road, Coventry, Warwickshire,
recorded as age 67.


Probate:
his estate was probated on 23 February 1917 at Birmingham
DARNLEY James of 4 St. Patrick's-road Coventry retired customs and excse officer.
Probate to Frances Mary Darnley widow and William Ivens builder.
Effects £1765 2s. 9d.
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966.

James Darnley appeared in the 1851 census at
22 Birley Court, Duke Street, Cumberland.
On 30 March 1851:-

DARNLEY, Henry Head Mar 37 Grocer Carlisle, Cumberland
DARNLEY, Elizabeth Wife Mar 30 - Jack Trees, Cumberland
DARNLEY, James Son - 2 - Aspatria, Cumberland
LAUGLIN, George Bro-in-law Unm 15 Druggists Apprentice Aspatria, Cumberland

RG number: HO107 Piece: 2436 Folio: 534 Page: 9
Registration District: Whitehaven Sub District: Whitehaven
Enumeration District: 12 Ecclesiastical Parish: St James
Address: 22, Birley Court, Duke Street, Cumberland.



James Darnley appeared in the 1871 census at
52 Goodramgate, Holy Trinity, Goodramgate, York, Yorkshire.
On 2 April 1871:-

BRAMLEY, Ambrose Head 56 - Yorkshire
BRAMLEY, Jane Wife 54 - Yorkshire
BRAMLEY, Charles Son 30 - Yorkshire
BRAMLEY, Ambrose Son 24 - Yorkshire
BRAMLEY, Mary Jane Dau 21 - Yorkshire
BRAMLEY, Elizabeth M J Granddau 3 - County Durham
ROUGHAN, William Boarder 21 - Ireland
DARNLEY, James Boarder 22 2nd Class Asst. of Excise Aspatria, Cumberland
CARTER, John James Boarder 21 - Yorkshire

RG number: RG10 Piece: 4745 Folio: 24 Page: 19
Registration District: York Sub District: Bootham Enumeration District: 15
Civil Parish: Holy Trinity Goodramgate Municipal Borough: York
Address: 52 Goodramgate, Holy Trinity Goodramgate, York, Yorkshire.



James Darnley appeared in the 1881 census at
19 Butts, Coventry St Michael, Warwickshire.
On 3 April 1881:-

DARNLEY, James Head Mar 32 Excise Man Division Officer Assama, Cumberland
DARNLEY, Frances M Wife Mar 27 - Newbiggin, Cumberland
DARNLEY, Henry Father Widr 72 Retired Draper Carlisle, Cumberland

Piece: 3070 Folio: 13 Page: 18
Registration District: Coventry Civil Parish: Coventry St Michael with St John
Address: 19, Butts, Coventry St Michael With St John, Warwickshire.



James Darnley appeared in the 1891 census at
11 Grosvenor Road, Coventry St Michael, Coventry, Warwickshire.
On 5 April 1891:-

DARNLEY, James Head Mar 42 Inland Revenue Officer 1st Class Aspatria, Cumberland
DARNLEY, Frances M Wife Mar 38 - Newbiggin, Cumberland

RG number: RG12 Piece: 2451 Folio: 79 Page: 10
Registration District: Coventry Sub District: St John
Enumeration District: 33 Ecclesiastical Parish: St Thomas
Civil Parish: Coventry St Michael Municipal Borough: Coventry
Address: 11, Grosvenor Road, Coventry St Michael, Coventry, Warwickshire.



James Darnley appeared in the 1901 census at
21 Queens Road, Coventry, Warwickshire.
On 31 March 1901:-

DARNLEY, James Head Mar 52 Excise Officer 1st Class Aspatria, Cumberland
DARNLEY, Frances M Wife Mar 47 - New Biggin, Cumberland

RG number: RG13 Piece: 2907 Folio: 146 Page: 16
Registration District: Coventry Sub District: St John Enumeration District: 17
Ecclesiastical Parish: St Thomas Civil Parish: Coventry
Address: 21, Queens Road, Coventry, Warwickshire.



James Darnley appeared in the 1911 census at
2a St Patrick Road, Coventry, Warwickshire.
On 2 April 1911:-

DARNLEY, James Head Mar 62 Excise Pensionier Aspatria, Cumberland
DARNLEY, Frances Mary Wife Mar 37 yrs 57 - Croglin, Cumberland

RG number: RG14 Piece: 18518 Registration District: Coventry Sub District: St John
Enumeration District: 8 Parish: Coventry
Address: 2a St Patrick Road Coventry, Warwickshire.


Henry Darnley

ID# 8493, b. about 1808, d. about February 1885
Henry Darnley was also recorded as Henry E Darnley.
Birth:
Henry Darnley was born about 1808 at Carlisle, Cumberland,
Henry's birth year varies throughout the records (as does wife Elizabeth's)
1851 census     1814-
1861 census     1810-
1871 census     1812-
1881 census     1809-
1885 (death)     1803-.


Marriage:
Henry Darnley married Elizabeth Lauglin, daughter of (?) Lauglin and (?) (?), about September 1848 at Wigton, Cumberland.


Death:
Henry Darnley died about February 1885 at Coventry R.D., Warwickshire,
Indexed as Henry Darnley, aged 82.          

Henry Darnley appeared in the 1841 census at
Parsonby, Plumbland, Cockermouth, Cumberland.
On 6 June 1841:-
note: Ages over 15 were rounded down to the nearest 5.
THIRLWALL, William 60 Cumberland
THIRLWALL, Mary 45 Cumberland
THIRLWALL, Isabella 15 Cumberland
THIRLWALL, William 15 Cumberland
THIRLWALL, Jane 13 Cumberland
THIRLWALL, Isaac 11 Cumberland
ROUTLEDGE, James 20 Cumberland
ROUTLEDGE, Elizabeth 20 Cumberland
ROUTLEDGE, Mary 2 Cumberland
DARNLEY, Henry 30 F??? Hawker Cumberland

RG number: HO107 Piece: 163 Book/Folio: 6/11 Page: 17
Registration District: Cockermouth Sub District: Derwent, North
Civil Parish: Plumbland
Address: Parsonby, Plumbland County: Cumberland.



Henry Darnley appeared in the 1851 census at
22 Birley Court, Duke Street, Cumberland.
On 30 March 1851:-

DARNLEY, Henry Head Mar 37 Grocer Carlisle, Cumberland
DARNLEY, Elizabeth Wife Mar 30 - Jack Trees, Cumberland
DARNLEY, James Son - 2 - Aspatria, Cumberland
LAUGLIN, George Bro-in-law Unm 15 Druggists Apprentice Aspatria, Cumberland

RG number: HO107 Piece: 2436 Folio: 534 Page: 9
Registration District: Whitehaven Sub District: Whitehaven
Enumeration District: 12 Ecclesiastical Parish: St James
Address: 22, Birley Court, Duke Street, Cumberland.



Henry Darnley appeared in the 1861 census at
6 Edward Terrace.
On 7 April 1861:-

DARNLEY, Henry Head Mar 50 Lodging House Keeper England
DARNLEY, Eliza Wife Mar 40 Lodging House Keeper England
DARNLEY, Henry Son - 9 Scholar England
EDEN, Maria Boarder - 20 - Ireland
LANGSLEY, Mary Ann Visitor 3 -

Piece: 4419 Folio: 19 Page: 31
Registration District: Isle of Man
Address: 6, Edward Terrace, Isle of Man.



Henry Darnley appeared in the 1871 census at
53 Village, Conchan.
On 2 April 1871:-

DARNLEY, Henry E Head Mar 59 Draper England
DARNLEY, Elizabeth Wife Mar 48 Draper's wife England
DARNLEY, Henry Son Unm 19 Tailor England

RG number: RG10 Piece: 5774 Folio: 106 Page: 18
Registration District: Isle Of Man Enumeration District: 1
Civil Parish: Conchan
Address: 53 Village, Conchan, Isle of Man.



Henry Darnley appeared in the 1881 census at
19 Butts, Coventry St Michael, Warwickshire.
On 3 April 1881:-

DARNLEY, James Head Mar 32 Excise Man Division Officer Assama, Cumberland
DARNLEY, Frances M Wife Mar 27 - Newbiggin, Cumberland
DARNLEY, Henry Father Widr 72 Retired Draper Carlisle, Cumberland

Piece: 3070 Folio: 13 Page: 18
Registration District: Coventry Civil Parish: Coventry St Michael with St John
Address: 19, Butts, Coventry St Michael With St John, Warwickshire.


Children of Henry Darnley and Elizabeth Lauglin

Frances Mary Hewetson

ID# 8494, b. 1853, d. 7 April 1920
From about November 1873, her married name was Darnley.
Birth:
Frances Mary Hewetson was born in 1853 at Newbiggin, Cumberland.


Marriage:
Frances Mary Hewetson married James Darnley, son of Henry Darnley and Elizabeth Lauglin, about November 1873 at Penrith, Cumberland,
Marriages Dec 1873 Penrith vol.10b p.725.



Note:
on 23 February 1917
DARNLEY James of 4 St. Patrick's-road Coventry retired customs and excse officer.
Probate to Frances Mary Darnley widow and William Ivens builder.
Effects £1765 2s. 9d.
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966.


Death:
Frances Mary Hewetson died on 7 April 1920 at 160 Earlsdon Avenue, Coventry, Warwickshire, at age 67 years
recorded as age 64.


Probate:
her estate was probated on 7 July 1920 at Birmingham
DARNLEY Frances Mary of 160 Earlsdon-avenue Coventry widow.
Probate to John Thomas Hewiston medical practitioner and William Ivens buider.
Effects £2890 17s. 1d.
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966.

Frances Mary Hewetson appeared in the 1881 census at
19 Butts, Coventry St Michael, Warwickshire.
On 3 April 1881:-

DARNLEY, James Head Mar 32 Excise Man Division Officer Assama, Cumberland
DARNLEY, Frances M Wife Mar 27 - Newbiggin, Cumberland
DARNLEY, Henry Father Widr 72 Retired Draper Carlisle, Cumberland

Piece: 3070 Folio: 13 Page: 18
Registration District: Coventry Civil Parish: Coventry St Michael with St John
Address: 19, Butts, Coventry St Michael With St John, Warwickshire.



Frances Mary Hewetson appeared in the 1891 census at
11 Grosvenor Road, Coventry St Michael, Coventry, Warwickshire.
On 5 April 1891:-

DARNLEY, James Head Mar 42 Inland Revenue Officer 1st Class Aspatria, Cumberland
DARNLEY, Frances M Wife Mar 38 - Newbiggin, Cumberland

RG number: RG12 Piece: 2451 Folio: 79 Page: 10
Registration District: Coventry Sub District: St John
Enumeration District: 33 Ecclesiastical Parish: St Thomas
Civil Parish: Coventry St Michael Municipal Borough: Coventry
Address: 11, Grosvenor Road, Coventry St Michael, Coventry, Warwickshire.



Frances Mary Hewetson appeared in the 1901 census at
21 Queens Road, Coventry, Warwickshire.
On 31 March 1901:-

DARNLEY, James Head Mar 52 Excise Officer 1st Class Aspatria, Cumberland
DARNLEY, Frances M Wife Mar 47 - New Biggin, Cumberland

RG number: RG13 Piece: 2907 Folio: 146 Page: 16
Registration District: Coventry Sub District: St John Enumeration District: 17
Ecclesiastical Parish: St Thomas Civil Parish: Coventry
Address: 21, Queens Road, Coventry, Warwickshire.



Frances Mary Hewetson appeared in the 1911 census at
2a St Patrick Road, Coventry, Warwickshire.
On 2 April 1911:-

DARNLEY, James Head Mar 62 Excise Pensionier Aspatria, Cumberland
DARNLEY, Frances Mary Wife Mar 37 yrs 57 - Croglin, Cumberland

RG number: RG14 Piece: 18518 Registration District: Coventry Sub District: St John
Enumeration District: 8 Parish: Coventry
Address: 2a St Patrick Road Coventry, Warwickshire.


Elizabeth Stretton

ID# 8495, b. 1849, d. 3 November 1882
From 18 July 1868, her married name was Darnley.
Birth:
Elizabeth Stretton was born in 1849 at Appleby, Leicestershire,
darnleydescendants have:
9th May 1845 in Dunchurch Warwick
but this does not fit with census data.


Elizabeth Stretton was the daughter of (?) Stretton.

Marriage:
Elizabeth Stretton married Robert Darnley, son of Edward Darnley and Hannah Worrall, on 18 July 1868 at Birmingham, Warwickshire,
Marriages Sep 1868 Birmingham vol. 6d p.83.


Death:
Elizabeth Stretton died on 3 November 1882 at River Street, King's Norton, Warwickshire, at age 33 years
B'Ham Daily Post 13th Nov. 1882.

A MIDWIFE CHARGED WITH MURDER

On Saturday evening, Mr. R. Docker, the coroner of East Worcestershire, resumed the inquiry at the Britannia Inn, Sherbourne Road, into the circumstances attending the death of Elizabeth Darnley (33), of River Street, who died on the 3rd inst.
- Mr Daly (instructed by Mr F. Perry) attended to watch the case on behalf of the accused, who on the previous day was charged before the magistrates with using instruments upon the deceased for the purpose of procuring abortion.

- The husband of the deceased said that his wife was taken ill on the 19th of October, when she had been pregnant four months. On former occasions she had intimated that she should like to get out of her trouble. In the evening of the 2nd instant she was perfectly conscious, and knew that death was approaching: and witness, after questioning her for some time, learnt from her that Mrs Kay had given her some pills, and had also used instruments.
He fetched Mr. Mitchell to her on the 31st October. She was prematurely confined on the Monday before she died. - Harriet Lewis, wife of Elijah Lewis, Balsall Heath Road, said she had been a neighbour of the deceased, and about a month ago she accompanied the deceased to the corner of Clevedon Road, where Mrs Kay lived. Witness was with the deceased before she died, and heard her statements concerning Mrs. Kay.

- Annie Stretton, sister of the deceased said she was in her sister's bed room on the 2nd inst. and heard her reply "Yes" to questions as to whether it was Mrs Kay who had given her pills and used instruments. The deceased told witness that "the lady" hurt her very much.

- Mr A Mitchell, surgeon, Balsall Heath Road, said he found the deceased suffering from peritonitis. She had had a miscarriage. As she was in a dangerous condition he ordered a magistrate to be sent for, and was present when the deceased's dying depositions were taken.
- Mr J.W.Moore, surgeon, Moseley Road, said he made a post-mortem examination of the body on the 5th inst. The deceased died from peritonitis, brought about through inflammation of the womb. He discovered wounds which had been caused by some instrument.
- Police sergeant Pugh repeated the evidence he gave before the magistrate on the previous day. In answer to Mr Daly, the witness said he did not find any pills at Mrs Kay's house, nor anything the least suspicious. He did not produce the warrant till after he had questioned Mrs Kay.
- Mr Daly: Can you give any explanation to impress the jury with a sense of your fairness, why you, knowing you were bound to arrest her, having a warrant in your pocket - why you had not the candour and honesty, as an honest man, to come forward and say to her, "I have come to arrest you on that warrant?" Instead of which you begin to
inveigle and question her, and entrap her.
- Witness: I did what I considered right.
- Is that your usual practice? Yes, when I consider it is right.
- Do you mean to say that you have gone with a warrant in your pocket, knowing you were bound to arrest a person, and then put a lot of searching questions to him? I have.
-The Coroner : Well, I don't think you are justified in doing it; that is all.
- Mr Gibson, chemist, at his own request, gave a description of pills he had supplied to Mrs Kay, and other midwives.
- The Coroner, in summing up, explained the law on the case, and said that the evidence connecting Mrs. Kay with the case was that she admitted to the police officer.
- The Jury, after about an hour and a half's consultation, returned a verdict that the deceased died from injuries inflicted by the use of instruments by Mrs. Kay to procure abortion.
-The Coroner: Then that is a verdict of murder against Mrs. Kay.

Elizabeth Stretton appeared in the 1871 census at
Hednesford Road, Norton Canes, Staffordshire.
On 2 April 1871:-

DARNLEY, Robert Head 23 Plaster (Master) Birkenhead, Cheshire
DARNLEY, Elizabeth Wife 22 - Appleby, Leicestershire
DARNLEY, Edward Son 2 - Birmingham, Warwickshire
DARNLEY, William S Son 7mo - Birmingham, Warwickshire

RG number: RG10 Piece: 2926 Folio: 57 Page: 30
Registration District: Penkridge Sub District: Cannock
Enumeration District: 18 Civil Parish: Norton Canes
Address: Hednesford Road, Norton Canes, Staffordshire.



Elizabeth Stretton appeared in the 1881 census at
31 River Street, Kings Norton, Worcestershire.
On 3 April 1881:-

DARNLEY, Robert Head Mar 33 Plasterer Birkenhead, Cheshire
DARNLEY, Elizabeth Wife Mar 31 Appleby, Leicestershire
DARNLEY, Edward J Son - 11 Sch B'Ham, Warwickshire
DARNLEY, William S Son - 10 Sch B'Ham, Warwickshire
DARNLEY, Ada E Dau - 7 Sch Hednesford, Staffordshire
DARNLEY, Annie J Dau - 5 Sch Hednesford, Staffordshire
DARNLEY, Samuel R Son - 3 Hednesford, Staffordshire
DARNLEY, Elizabeth H Dau - 2 Hednesford, Staffordshire
STRETTON, Minnie Sis-in-law Sngl 20 General Servant Unemployed Appleby, Leicestershire
STRETTON, Elizabeth Dau - 5 mo Cannock, Staffordshire
BERRY, Elizabeth Lodger Widwr 64 French Polisher Bradford, Wiltshire

RG number: RG11 Piece: 2949 Folio: 134 Page: 23
Registration District: Kings Norton Civil Parish: Kings Norton
Address: 31 River St, Kings Norton, Worcestershire.


Children of Elizabeth Stretton and Robert Darnley

Edward Joseph Darnley

ID# 8496, b. 6 April 1869, d. 25 July 1943
Edward Joseph Darnley
Birth:
Edward Joseph Darnley was born on 6 April 1869 at Birmingham, Warwickshire,
Perhaps 4 Apr 1869 - see 1939 Register.


Edward Joseph Darnley was the son of Robert Darnley and Elizabeth Stretton.

Residence:
in 1890 Edward Joseph Darnley lived at Roscoe Street, Hackney, London.


Military Service:
Edward Joseph Darnley began military service on 10 January 1890
Regiment: Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
Attestation date: 10 January 1890
Age: 20 years 10 months
Place of Birth: Hackney, London
Name of present (or former) Master: Mr Marshall, Printer (?), 39 Ford Road
Married: Single
Trade or calling: Clerk
Height: 5ft 6in
Complexion: Fair
Eyes: Gray
Hair: Brown
Religion: C of E.


Marriage:
Edward Joseph Darnley married Susannah Whitehouse, daughter of Thomas Whitehouse and Sarah Ann (?), on 24 September 1907 at Parish Church, Balsall Heath, King's Norton, Warwickshire,
Edward Joseph Darnley 38 Bachelor, Porter res: 27 Hampden Street fa: Robert Darnley, Plasterer
Susannah Whitehouse 23 Spinster, --- res: 32 Vincent Street fa: Thomas Whitehouse, Collier
Both signed
Witnessess: Harold Thompson & Kezia Darnley.


Residence:
in 1929 Edward Joseph Darnley lived at 5 back of 168 Lawley Street, Birmingham, Warwickshire.


Death:
Edward Joseph Darnley died on 25 July 1943 at Birmingham, Warwickshire, at age 74 years, 3 months and 19 days
age: 74.

Edward Joseph Darnley appeared in the 1871 census at
Hednesford Road, Norton Canes, Staffordshire.
On 2 April 1871:-

DARNLEY, Robert Head 23 Plaster (Master) Birkenhead, Cheshire
DARNLEY, Elizabeth Wife 22 - Appleby, Leicestershire
DARNLEY, Edward Son 2 - Birmingham, Warwickshire
DARNLEY, William S Son 7mo - Birmingham, Warwickshire

RG number: RG10 Piece: 2926 Folio: 57 Page: 30
Registration District: Penkridge Sub District: Cannock
Enumeration District: 18 Civil Parish: Norton Canes
Address: Hednesford Road, Norton Canes, Staffordshire.



Edward Joseph Darnley appeared in the 1881 census at
31 River Street, Kings Norton, Worcestershire.
On 3 April 1881:-

DARNLEY, Robert Head Mar 33 Plasterer Birkenhead, Cheshire
DARNLEY, Elizabeth Wife Mar 31 Appleby, Leicestershire
DARNLEY, Edward J Son - 11 Sch B'Ham, Warwickshire
DARNLEY, William S Son - 10 Sch B'Ham, Warwickshire
DARNLEY, Ada E Dau - 7 Sch Hednesford, Staffordshire
DARNLEY, Annie J Dau - 5 Sch Hednesford, Staffordshire
DARNLEY, Samuel R Son - 3 Hednesford, Staffordshire
DARNLEY, Elizabeth H Dau - 2 Hednesford, Staffordshire
STRETTON, Minnie Sis-in-law Sngl 20 General Servant Unemployed Appleby, Leicestershire
STRETTON, Elizabeth Dau - 5 mo Cannock, Staffordshire
BERRY, Elizabeth Lodger Widwr 64 French Polisher Bradford, Wiltshire

RG number: RG11 Piece: 2949 Folio: 134 Page: 23
Registration District: Kings Norton Civil Parish: Kings Norton
Address: 31 River St, Kings Norton, Worcestershire.



Edward Joseph Darnley appeared in the 1911 census at
3 Camden Place, Lawden Road, Birmingham, Warwickshire.
On 2 April 1911:-

DARNLEY, Edward Joseph Head Mar 41 Porter Aston, Warwickshire
DARNLEY, Susanah Wife Mar 3 yrs 27 - Bloxwich, Staffs
DARNLEY, Robert Father Widr 63 Retired Plasterer Birkenhead, Cheshire
DARNLEY, Robert Edward Son - 2 - Aston, Warwickshire
DARNLEY, Rosette May Dau - 1 - Aston, Warwickshire

RG number: RG14 Piece: 18191 Registration District: Aston Sub District: Bordesley
Enumeration District: 2 Parish: Aston
Address: 3 Camden Place Lawden Road Birmingham, Warwickshire.



Edward Joseph Darnley appeared in the 1939 register at
24 Ladypool Road, Birmingham C.B., Warwickshire.
In September 1939:-

DARNLEY, Edward J 06 Apr 1869* Married Porter Goods Railway (retired)
HORTON, Elizabeth H 07 Feb 1879 Widowed Unpaid Domestic Duties
Schedule No. 6

* adjusted to 4 Apr 1869 (overwritten.)


Children of Edward Joseph Darnley and Susannah Whitehouse

William Stretton Darnley

ID# 8497, b. 28 August 1870, d. 27 October 1957
Wm Stretton Darnley
1870-1957
Birth:
William Stretton Darnley was born on 28 August 1870 at Birmingham, Warwickshire.


William Stretton Darnley was the son of Robert Darnley and Elizabeth Stretton.

Marriage:
William Stretton Darnley married Maria Rosina Pulley, daughter of Alfred Edwin Pulley and Caroline Louisa Tainton, on 16 April 1899 at St. Martin's Church, Birmingham, Warwickshire,
William Stretton Darnley 26 Bachelor, Plasterer's Labourer res: 49 Basfod Street fa: Robert Darnley, Plasterer
Maria Rosina Pulley 22 Spinster, Tailoress res: 50 Rea Street fa: Alfred Edwin Pulley, Bricklayer
Both signed
Witnesses: John Horton & Elizabeth Harriet Darnley.


Death:
William Stretton Darnley died on 27 October 1957 at Birmingham R.D., Warwickshire, at age 87 years, 1 month and 29 days
age: 87.

William Stretton Darnley appeared in the 1871 census at
Hednesford Road, Norton Canes, Staffordshire.
On 2 April 1871:-

DARNLEY, Robert Head 23 Plaster (Master) Birkenhead, Cheshire
DARNLEY, Elizabeth Wife 22 - Appleby, Leicestershire
DARNLEY, Edward Son 2 - Birmingham, Warwickshire
DARNLEY, William S Son 7mo - Birmingham, Warwickshire

RG number: RG10 Piece: 2926 Folio: 57 Page: 30
Registration District: Penkridge Sub District: Cannock
Enumeration District: 18 Civil Parish: Norton Canes
Address: Hednesford Road, Norton Canes, Staffordshire.



William Stretton Darnley appeared in the 1881 census at
31 River Street, Kings Norton, Worcestershire.
On 3 April 1881:-

DARNLEY, Robert Head Mar 33 Plasterer Birkenhead, Cheshire
DARNLEY, Elizabeth Wife Mar 31 Appleby, Leicestershire
DARNLEY, Edward J Son - 11 Sch B'Ham, Warwickshire
DARNLEY, William S Son - 10 Sch B'Ham, Warwickshire
DARNLEY, Ada E Dau - 7 Sch Hednesford, Staffordshire
DARNLEY, Annie J Dau - 5 Sch Hednesford, Staffordshire
DARNLEY, Samuel R Son - 3 Hednesford, Staffordshire
DARNLEY, Elizabeth H Dau - 2 Hednesford, Staffordshire
STRETTON, Minnie Sis-in-law Sngl 20 General Servant Unemployed Appleby, Leicestershire
STRETTON, Elizabeth Dau - 5 mo Cannock, Staffordshire
BERRY, Elizabeth Lodger Widwr 64 French Polisher Bradford, Wiltshire

RG number: RG11 Piece: 2949 Folio: 134 Page: 23
Registration District: Kings Norton Civil Parish: Kings Norton
Address: 31 River St, Kings Norton, Worcestershire.



William Stretton Darnley appeared in the 1911 census at
Back of 11 Chapel Lane, Selly Oak, Birmingham, Worcestershire.
On 2 April 1911:-

DARNLEY, William Stretton Head Mar 40 Plasterers Labourer Aston, Warwickshire
DARNLEY, Maria Rosina Wife Mar 11 yrs 33 - Moseley, Warwickshire
DARNLEY, Letitia Dau Mar 5 - Bham, Warwickshire
DARNLEY, Annie Dau - 3 - Bham, Warwickshire
DARNLEY, Ada Dau - 1 - Bham, Warwickshire

RG number: RG14 Piece: 17877 RD: 383 SD: 1 ED: 54 Schedule: 330
Registration District: Kings Norton Sub District: Kings Norton
Enumeration District: 54 Parish: Northfield
Address: Back of 11 Chapel Lane, Selly Oak, B'ham, Worcestershire.



Occupation:
in 1912 William Stretton Darnley was a Plasterers Labourer.

Occupation:
in 1929 William Stretton Darnley was a Labourer.

William Stretton Darnley appeared in the 1939 register at
314 Cooksey Road, Birmingham C.B., Warwickshire.
In September 1939:-

William S Darnley 28 Aug 1870 Male Builders Labourer Married
Maria R Darnley 11 Jul 1877 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married
Anne Darnley (later Higham) 13 Feb 1908 Female Pawnbrokers Manager Single
Stanley Darnley 14 Sep 1914 Male Aeroplane Works Labourer Single
Walter Darnley 15 Jan 1918 Male Dairyman Single.


Children of William Stretton Darnley and Maria Rosina Pulley

Ada Elizabeth Darnley

ID# 8498, b. 16 November 1873, d. 28 January 1953
From about May 1896, her married name was Coombes.
Birth:
Ada Elizabeth Darnley was born on 16 November 1873 at Hednesford, Penkridge R.D., Staffordshire.


Ada Elizabeth Darnley was the daughter of Robert Darnley and Elizabeth Stretton.

Marriage:
Ada Elizabeth Darnley married Joseph West Coombes, son of (?) Coombes and Mary Ann (?), about May 1896 at Kings Norton, Worcestershire.


Residence:
in 1926 Ada Elizabeth Darnley lived at 545 Strattford Road, Sparkhill, Birmingham, Warwickshire,
informant on father Robert's death.


Death:
Ada Elizabeth Darnley died on 28 January 1953 at age 79 years, 2 months and 12 days.

Ada Elizabeth Darnley appeared in the 1881 census at
31 River Street, Kings Norton, Worcestershire.
On 3 April 1881:-

DARNLEY, Robert Head Mar 33 Plasterer Birkenhead, Cheshire
DARNLEY, Elizabeth Wife Mar 31 Appleby, Leicestershire
DARNLEY, Edward J Son - 11 Sch B'Ham, Warwickshire
DARNLEY, William S Son - 10 Sch B'Ham, Warwickshire
DARNLEY, Ada E Dau - 7 Sch Hednesford, Staffordshire
DARNLEY, Annie J Dau - 5 Sch Hednesford, Staffordshire
DARNLEY, Samuel R Son - 3 Hednesford, Staffordshire
DARNLEY, Elizabeth H Dau - 2 Hednesford, Staffordshire
STRETTON, Minnie Sis-in-law Sngl 20 General Servant Unemployed Appleby, Leicestershire
STRETTON, Elizabeth Dau - 5 mo Cannock, Staffordshire
BERRY, Elizabeth Lodger Widwr 64 French Polisher Bradford, Wiltshire

RG number: RG11 Piece: 2949 Folio: 134 Page: 23
Registration District: Kings Norton Civil Parish: Kings Norton
Address: 31 River St, Kings Norton, Worcestershire.



Ada Elizabeth Darnley appeared in the 1891 census at
291 Balsall Heath Road, Balsall Heath, Kings Norton, Worcestershire.
On 5 April 1891:-

COOMBES, Mary Ann Head Mar 42 Grocer Grimley, Worcestershire
DARNLEY, Ada E Servant Sngl 17 General Servant Domestic Hednesford, Staffordshire

Address: 291, Balsall Heath Road, Kings Norton, Balsall Heath, Worcestershire
Registration District: Kings Norton Sub District: Kings Norton
Enumeration District: 26 Ecclesiastical Parish: St Pauls Balsall Heath
Civil Parish: Kings Norton
RG number: RG12 Piece: 2353 Folio: 6 Page: 5.



Ada Elizabeth Darnley appeared in the 1901 census at
291 Balsall Heath Road, Balsall Heath, Kings Norton, Worcestershire.
On 31 March 1901:-

COOMBES, Mary Head Mar 52 Shop Keeper Grocer Grimley, Worcestershire
COOMBES, Ada Dau-in-law Mar 27 - Hednesford, Staffordshire
COOMBES, Norman Grandchild - 4 - Birmingham

RG number: RG13 Piece: 2812 Folio: 55 Page: 19
Registration District: Kings Norton Sub District: Kings Norton
Enumeration District: 70 Ecclesiastical Parish: St Pauls
Civil Parish: Balsall Heath
Address: 291, Balsall Heath Road, Balsall Heath, Worcestershire.



Ada Elizabeth Darnley appeared in the 1911 census at
323 Bradford Street, Birmingham, Warwickshire.
On 2 April 1911:-

COOMBES, Joseph West Head Mar 42 Manager Public House Kings Norton, Worcestershire
COOMBES, Ada Elizabeth Wife Mar 15 yrs* 38 - Hednesford, Staffs
COOMBES, Norman Joseph Son Sngl 14 School Kings Norton, Worcestershire
COOMBES, Ruby Ada Dau Sngl 9 School Kings Norton, Worcestershire
COOMBES, Jack Son Sngl 3 - Kings Norton, Worcestershire
COOMBES, Mary Ann Mother Mar 63 - Tetnall, Staff
COOMBES, Martha Elizabeth Sis-in-law Mar 34 - Dudley, Worcestershire

* 3 children born alive, 3 still living

Address: 323 Bradford St, Birmingham, Warwickshire
Parish: Birmingham Archive reference: RG14
Registration district: Birmingham Registration district number: 384
Enumeration district: 28 Sub district: St Martin Sub district number: 4
Census reference: RG14PN18131 RG78PN1098 RD384 SD4 ED28 SN83 Piece number: 18131.



Ada Elizabeth Darnley appeared in the 1939 register at
74 Castleford Road, Birmingham C.B., Warwickshire.
In September 1939:-

COOMBES, Joseph W 20 Apr 1870 Married House Painter & Decorator
COOMBES, Ada E 16 Nov 1873 Married Unpaid Domestic Duties
HATTON, Ronald C 19 Mar 1914 Married -
HATTON, Elsa O 25 May 1919 Married Unpaid Domestic Duties
Schedule No. 352.


Children of Ada Elizabeth Darnley and Joseph West Coombes

Annie Jane Darnley

ID# 8499, b. about November 1875
Annie Jane Darnley was also recorded as Alice Jane Darnley - Registration of marriages index.
From 1901, Annie Jane Darnley was also recorded as Annie Bashford.
From 1 July 1901, her married name was Wall.
Birth:
Annie Jane Darnley was born about November 1875 at Hednesford, Penkridge, Staffordshire.


Annie Jane Darnley was the daughter of Robert Darnley and Elizabeth Stretton.
Annie Jane Darnley may have married Frederick Bashford, son of Richard Bashford and Emma (?), about 1900
The evidence of this marriage is currently from Victoria May Bashford's birth certificate and the 1901 census.
However, Annie Jane is shown as "Spinster" at her 1901 marriage to William Maxfield Wall & may have changed her name later to Harriet (see William Maxfield Wall's 1911 census entry).


Marriage:
Annie Jane Darnley married William Maxfield Wall, son of Maxfield Wall and Sarah Maxfield, on 1 July 1901 at St. Gabriel's Church, Birmingham, Warwickshire,
William Mayfield Wall 42 Bachelor, Miner res: St Gabriel's Church, Birmingham fa: Mayfield Wall Decd, Miner
Annie Jane Darnley 24 Spinster, --- res: St Gabriel's Church, Birmingham fa: Robert Darnley, Plasterer
Both signed - William's signature looks closer to 'William Maxfield (or Masefield) Wall' - MED
Witnesses: Robert Darnley & Sarah Ann Rose (her mark)

Recorded as William Maxfield Wall & Alice Jane Darnley in the registration of marriages index.



Note:
in July 1902
From William Maxwell Wall's entry in the 1911 census we are led to assume that Annie Jane died soon after her marriage & that William married Harriet in 1902.
However, Annie was still alive in 1902 as she was an Informant on the death certificate of her step mother Elizabeth in July 1902 and is listed at the same address - 267 Ladypool road Balsall Heath, Birmingham.
No death record (or marriage record to Harriet) has yet been found.
Could Harriet & Annie Jane be the same person? They are the same age & from the same area.
Hednesford (Annie Jane's birthplace) is 6 miles NW of Brownhills, Harriet's birthplace.

Annie Jane Darnley appeared in the 1881 census at
31 River Street, Kings Norton, Worcestershire.
On 3 April 1881:-

DARNLEY, Robert Head Mar 33 Plasterer Birkenhead, Cheshire
DARNLEY, Elizabeth Wife Mar 31 Appleby, Leicestershire
DARNLEY, Edward J Son - 11 Sch B'Ham, Warwickshire
DARNLEY, William S Son - 10 Sch B'Ham, Warwickshire
DARNLEY, Ada E Dau - 7 Sch Hednesford, Staffordshire
DARNLEY, Annie J Dau - 5 Sch Hednesford, Staffordshire
DARNLEY, Samuel R Son - 3 Hednesford, Staffordshire
DARNLEY, Elizabeth H Dau - 2 Hednesford, Staffordshire
STRETTON, Minnie Sis-in-law Sngl 20 General Servant Unemployed Appleby, Leicestershire
STRETTON, Elizabeth Dau - 5 mo Cannock, Staffordshire
BERRY, Elizabeth Lodger Widwr 64 French Polisher Bradford, Wiltshire

RG number: RG11 Piece: 2949 Folio: 134 Page: 23
Registration District: Kings Norton Civil Parish: Kings Norton
Address: 31 River St, Kings Norton, Worcestershire.



Annie Jane Darnley appeared in the 1891 census at
53 Clifton Road, Balsall Heath, Kings Norton, Worcestershire.
On 5 April 1891:-

DARNLEY, Robert Head Mar 43 Plasterer Birkenhead, Cheshire
DARNLEY, Elizabeth Wife Mar 33 - Birmingham, Warwickshire
DARNLEY, Annie J Dau Sngl 15 Confectioner Hednesford, Staffordshire
DARNLEY, Elizabeth Dau Sngl 12 Scholar Hednesford, Staffordshire
DARNLEY, Walter R Son Sngl 4 - Birmingham, Warwickshire

Address: Back of 53 Clifton Road, Kings Norton, Balsall Heath, Worcestershire
RG number: RG12 Piece: 2354 Folio: 67 Page: 17
Registration District: Kings Norton Sub District: Kings Norton
Enumeration District: 33 Ecclesiastical Parish: St Pauls Balsall Heath
Civil Parish: Kings Norton.



Annie Jane Darnley appeared in the 1901 census at
3 Balsall Heath Road Littleton Place, Balsall Heath, Kings Norton, Worcestershire.
On 31 March 1901:-

HORTON, Elizabeth Head Mar 22 Supported By Reservists Fund Hednesford, Staffordshire
HORTON, Sylvia G Dau - 7 mo - Birmingham Balsall Heath, Worcestershire
BASHFORD, Annie Sister Mar 25 Cornice Pale Bronzer Hednesford, Staffordshire
BASHFORD, Victoria M Niece - 10 mo - Birmingham Sparkbrook, Warwickshire

RG number: RG13 Piece: 2812 Folio: 88 Page: 42
Registration District: Kings Norton Sub District: Kings Norton
Enumeration District: 71 Ecclesiastical Parish: St Paul's
Civil Parish: Balsall Heath
Address: 3, Littleton Place, Balsall Heath, Worcestershire.


Child of Annie Jane Darnley and Frederick Bashford

Samuel Richard Darnley

ID# 8500, b. 8 June 1877, d. 7 July 1940
Samuel Richard Darnley
(1877-1940)
Birth:
Samuel Richard Darnley was born on 8 June 1877 at Hednesford, Cannock, Staffordshire.


Samuel Richard Darnley was the son of Robert Darnley and Elizabeth Stretton.

Baptism:
Samuel Richard Darnley was baptised on 10 June 1888 at St. Pauls Baptist, Balsall Heath,
10 years after his birth
living at: 22 Vincent Crescent.



Note:
about 1915
believed to have visited Russia.


Immigration:
Samuel Richard Darnley emigrated on 7 April 1919 to Ellis Island.
Samuel R Darnley B 1878 in Hednesford is on the Ellis Island records as having arrived in the US aboard the Mauretania in April 07 1919.
Last place of residence: San Francisco Cal US
Age 41Y and Marital Status S.
The ship departed from Southampton so sounds like he might have had a trip home for a visit.
source: Margaret (darnleydescendants.)



Note:
on 7 January 1922 at Seattle, Washington,
Letter from Samuel R Darnley to Maria Rosina Darnley ('Rose' - sister-in-law)
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Box 1893
Seattle Washington
January 7th (19) 22


"My Dear Rose,

Your letter with letters (Lithos?) enclosed rec'd (received) some days ago but (I) have been moving around a little, having made about 1600 miles of railroad since I left Ogden (?), and have never been sure just where I may be headed for, have waited till now.

Glad to find you are all O.K. as for the work you take that work stuff too seriously.

Since I left California, last May I've worked for a Master (?) 13 days, the rest of the time have been working for myself and my fellow slaves, and have managed to live. Work isn't the object of life- "Consider ye the lillies, they sow not nor gather into barns etc."

Think more of living and less of working old Sis.

Am not exactly settled in my address yet so am writing only to let you know that I got your letters. Say - I plumb forgot to send you the picture of Brigham Young Statue, didn't I?

It wasn't oranges they used, it was two pigs bladders distended. (??) Get me?

I stayed in the Salt Lake City a week since I wrote you last. Am going to try my hand as Editor of our paper soon and if I make good will send you a copy weekly.

Will write again giving you my address as soon as I get one but if I'm too slow about it you can write to one given above. Will answer Letty's (Leticia R Darnley - daughter of William Stretton Darnley and Maria Rosina Pulley ( 'Rose' of this letter)) epistle separately , young ladies don't like their parent's to get their mail first. Kick Bill (presumably his brother William Stretton Darnley) in the slats for me. Pull the kids ears.

Yours as ever,

Samuel R Darnley"


Transcription: Amanda Punnett.


Death:
Samuel Richard Darnley died on 7 July 1940 at Shasta, California, at age 63 years and 29 days
Shasta - 218 miles north of San Francisco and 50 miles south of the Oregon border.

Samuel Richard Darnley appeared in the 1881 census at
31 River Street, Kings Norton, Worcestershire.
On 3 April 1881:-

DARNLEY, Robert Head Mar 33 Plasterer Birkenhead, Cheshire
DARNLEY, Elizabeth Wife Mar 31 Appleby, Leicestershire
DARNLEY, Edward J Son - 11 Sch B'Ham, Warwickshire
DARNLEY, William S Son - 10 Sch B'Ham, Warwickshire
DARNLEY, Ada E Dau - 7 Sch Hednesford, Staffordshire
DARNLEY, Annie J Dau - 5 Sch Hednesford, Staffordshire
DARNLEY, Samuel R Son - 3 Hednesford, Staffordshire
DARNLEY, Elizabeth H Dau - 2 Hednesford, Staffordshire
STRETTON, Minnie Sis-in-law Sngl 20 General Servant Unemployed Appleby, Leicestershire
STRETTON, Elizabeth Dau - 5 mo Cannock, Staffordshire
BERRY, Elizabeth Lodger Widwr 64 French Polisher Bradford, Wiltshire

RG number: RG11 Piece: 2949 Folio: 134 Page: 23
Registration District: Kings Norton Civil Parish: Kings Norton
Address: 31 River St, Kings Norton, Worcestershire.



Samuel Richard Darnley appeared in the 1901 Canadian census at
White River, Algoma, Ontario.
On 31 March 1901:-

Recorded as Sam Darnley, Trackman, living as a lodger, age 24 years
in a household of 16 people including 8 children.



Samuel Richard Darnley appeared in the 1930 US census at
Santa Barbara, Santa Maria County, California.
On 1 April 1930:-

SANTOS, Jose V Head 29 Laborer Vegetable Farm Mexico fa: Mexico mo: Mexico
SANTOS, Maria Z Wife 27 - Mexico fa: Mexico mo: Mexico
SANTOS, Jesus Son 1y 6m - California fa: Mexico mo: Mexico
SANTOS, Ruben Son 6m - California fa: Mexico mo: Mexico
LORETO, Timateo Lodger 34 Laborer Vegetable Farm Mexico fa: Mexico mo: Mexico
DARNLEY, Samuel R Lodger 52 Cook Farm England fa: England mo: England
SORENSON, Gregers Lodger 32 Laborer Dairy Farm Denmark fa: Denmark mo: Denmark

Home in 1930: Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, California.