THE ROGERS FAMILY
of Stocksbridge WRY, Sheffield, Nottinghamshire & Lincolnshire
These pages are a collection of photographs from my family album that may be of interest to local people.
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Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside ... click HERE for a selection of photographs of the Pearson / Rogers clan at the seaside.
My great-grandfather Joe RogersL-R: Lucy (1904), Lily (1906) and Sarah Ann (1908). Joe Rogers 1870-1925
Joe Rogers in deckchairMy great grandad, 1870-1925. He is in the centre of the photo, with the moustache; I don't think any of his family are with him.
Mary Elizabeth Rogers nee RoebuckMy grandma Lily's mother, born Mary Elizabeth Roebuck 1873, daughter of Walter and Sarah Ann
The Rogers Family Bible starts with the dates of birth of one Joseph Rogers in 1820, his wife Sarah, and those of their children. Joseph was born in 1820 at Clarborough, Nottinghamshire, the son of Thomas, a farmer, and Bethany. He married Sarah Jackson in 1842; they lived in Morton (Lincolnshire) and Austerfield before moving to Sheffield. They lived on Effingham Street and Joseph worked in a malt house; there was one on Effingham Street, which may well have supplied the nearby Park Brewery.
They had nine children, two of whom died young. Joseph did not stay in Sheffield, but returned to Lincolnshire, where he continued to work as a maltster. He died in 1901 aged 81. Sarah died in 1915 aged 93.
Their son William (born in 1849) stayed in Sheffield; he lived in a back-to-back terraced house on Park Hill Lane and worked in a brewery.
Sometime before 1877 he relocated to Stocksbridge to work in Samuel Fox's steelworks. He married Alice Wainwright and they had five children, one of whom was my great grandfather Joe Rogers. The others were Sarah Ann (died young), Tom, Alice, Walter and Sarah. William's wife Alice died in 1873 of 'bronchitis dropsy' aged just 33. He remarried in 1901 and died at Common Piece, Stocksbridge, in 1907 at the age of 58 years.
My great grandfather Joe Rogers was born in Sheffield in 1870, at the back of 89 Park Hill Lane. He married Mary Elizabeth Roebuck in 1893 and they had ten children. He worked as a miner. Joe died at Hope Street in 1925 aged just 55. Cause of death was tuberculosis.
Their children were:
Albert, Joe Willie, George Norman, Blanche, Frank, Alice, Ernest ("Jack"), Lucy, Lily (my grandma) and Sarah Ann.
Above: two photographs showing the front and back of some houses (unknown numbers) on Park Hill Lane prior to demolition. [source: Picture Sheffield]
More to follow ....