Worth exploring Isaac since he is the eldest son and was perhaps the first to move to an industrialzed region.
He may give us clues to other family connections.
Most of the Webster locations had Castles or substantial estates nearly.
Even the industrialized Bowling had a large "Hall" nearby in about ~ 1820 when the Websters moved from Killinghall.
There are some Websters in Bradford very early. There is no indication that our Websters are related to these Websters, but neither is there anything to eliminate some distant connection.
Once our line moved, it certainly a major change for the Websters to move to this location. I don't have an earlier population, but in 1851 Killinghall had 569 residents and 162 houses.
IN 1801 BRADFORD WAS STILL A RURAL TOWN with a population of 13.000 by 1841 it had gone up to 130.000! By 1900 we were looking at a figure of 280,000.
More information below on Bowling.
As early as 1655 there is mention of an Isack Webster in the 1891 Histories of Bolton and Bowling. "a yearly rent-charge of six shillingsout of a house lately builded by Isack Webster , wh. last close I bought of one Robert Rawson , being near the Bickersgate in Bowlinge."
(Bolton and Undercliffe is an electoral ward in the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, England. Bolton and Undercliffe covers the area east of Bradford Beck, between Shipley & Wrose to the north and central Bradford to the south. It is a largely urban area. Wikipedia)
(In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bolton like this:
BOLTON, a township in Calverley parish, W. R. Yorkshire; 2 miles NNE of Bradford. It includes the hamlets of Hodgson-Fold, Low-Fold, and Out-Lane, and part of the village of Frizinghall. Acres, 736. Real property, £3,604. Pop., 937. Houses, 216. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in the woollen factories. Vision of BritainHow to reference this page:GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bolton, in Bradford and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time. URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/22620 Date accessed: 31st January 2016)
A junior clerk in a City firm might have earned less than £100 a year. The chairman of the Board might have been paid £1,000. But they shared one vital distinction; they were both members of the 'great middle class'. They worked with letters and figures, wore morning coats, stiff white collars and top hats. A skilled engineering workman might earn more than a clerk, but he worked with his hands – he was irredeemably a member of the lower classes. - See more at: http://www.bl.uk/victorian-britain/articles/the-victorian-middle-classes#sthash.imOeckyD.dpuf
All clerks were to be ticked to Commercial Clerks with a number of exceptions (Civil Service (002), Army (010), Navy (014), Law (026), Shorthand (036), Banks (075), Insurance (077), Railway (081), Bookstall (123) and Clerks of Works (167). However, Book-keepers, Cashiers and (non-private) Secretaries were to be considered clerks (072).
the bookeeper references and birthplace as Allerton Mauleverer-
Isaac could be the scoundrel, but not sure about the marriage year and the proximity.
Keighley is ~ 30 mi from Bowling both the other "visitors" are from Keighley in 1861 census. It's very likely this one is correct since combination of age and Allerton Mauleverer borthplace would not be common.
Keighley The town's industries have typically been in textiles, particularly wool and cotton processing. In addition to the manufacture of textiles there were several large factories making textile machinery
Tom WEBSTER was born 19 MAY 1845 in Bradford, Yorkshire, and died BET APR AND JUN 1873 in Bradford, Yorkshire.
Prospect house a different Isaac Webster??
Sarah widow of Isaac Webster Howard Street West Yorshire maybe Bradford.
If the 1841 Census is correct Isaac married ~ 1822 -1826 (calculated from dau, Sarah in the 1841 Census)
She left him in 1849. If this is him and he was a bad guy, why was nephew son, Edward Isaac Webster, b. 1865 given the name Isaac. Is it after him or another Isaac??
The earliest Isaac is likely to have married ~ age 18 in 1822 to age 21 in 1825. Married in 1834 would make him about 30. In the petition for divorce Mrs. mentions 2 children and makes no mention of Mrs. being in another city
Pollard st is close to Hall Lane. George's wife might be Hannah Dawson so the solicitor Dawson could have been a relative??
Parents William & Matilda are both still alive for either marriage date and by 1841 the Isaac Swain Green, Bradford address is ~ 2mi from William/Matilda Hall Lane, Bowling address.
Beth,I don’t think you have the right Isaac in 1841 and the details in 1851 are a bit different to earlier notes sent by Paul. I am afraid that my take on Isaac is less benevolent than you. I thought that I had previously forwarded the press report of 1859 but I am attaching now. He seems to have done a bunk and left his wife and kids to fend for themselves. Still, shouldn’t judge without knowing the full facts! Colin
I have wondered if Isaac's wife was ill -- fragile/disabled/perhaps senile and in a home or institution. The visitor along with other visitors in a place that does not seem a vacation area made me wonder why he would be there. I also noted he continues to identify himself as married.
Is there information on when the census was taken? [In the US census the dates on the actual sheets are usually (bur NOT always) July through September. For some of my US data I've found children with relatives or extended family. It's possible they were working or visiting.] Could Isaac's Sarah have routinely spent time with aged parents??
From the limited glimpses of 1841 and 1861, it seems as if he is surrounding himself with family or perhaps they are rallying around him.???
Hello Beth and Colin, Thankyou for the latest info.
Not sure about the Newbury Isaac , here are my notes:-
Isaac Webster b 1804 Allerton Mauleverer , d June 1870.
Marr Sarah Pollard 1834
Children Albert Webster b 1835 Bradford. Married Mary Jane Harley
Emma Webster b 1837 Bradford unmarried.
I think Isaac left Sarah before 1851 and lived near Bristol for some time .By
1861 he was back in Bradford living with the family of his sister Caroline.
I think Albert had a son , James Harley Webster , who was a foreign stamp merchant.
"England and Wales Census, 1841," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ54-C98 : accessed 2 February 2016), Isaac Webster, Bradford, Yorkshire,Yorkshire West Riding, England; from "1841 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
ibbetsons directory 1850 Mrs. Sarah says the last she saw him was Dec 1849. It's quite likely information for an 1850 directory would have been collected in 1849. The streets don't seem to match.
Oxenhope, and two years later was apprenticed at William Greenwood's mill there
Another reference mentions William Webster in 1857, son of the late Mr. Isaac Webster who left the Bowling Works to commence business in partnership in the engineering concern of Messrs. Cole, Marchent & Co.
Mr William Webster was suceeded by John Holmes, who had charge of the mining operations until his death in November 1865.
colliery: a coal mine
p.11 It is also fascinating to note the portion on this History of Bolton mentions other family names Walker, Midgley and Northrop.
Also worth noting is the mention of canals. It is possible canal building provided some opportunities for some family connections.
At its worst, Bradford had the reputation of being the most polluted town in England. They were regular outbreakes of Cholera and Typhoid. In 1849. 426 people were killed by cholera.
The death rate among children under 5 was a disgrace, in 1876, 2,000 of Bradford's under 5's Died.And only 30% of children lived to reach the age of 15.
1811 Bradford boasted having 5 mills . Get this!
In just 10 Years in 1821 it had risen to 26.000 and 20 mills .
The skyline would have been a forest of mill chimneys
A once small back water town with beautiful clean water and small farmstead's. Became a Ecological disaster on a massive scale.
Prior to the nineteenth century, Bradford was very much a backwater. After that it was to become the metropolis of the worsted industry and enjoyed a prosperity scarcely equaled by any other portion of the kingdom. It was said at the time that the real energy of Yorkshire centred in Bradford. The times of growth were astounding and in 1897, when the town received its city status, Bradford truly was magnificent.
Wherever you go in Bradford you cannot escape its rich industrial past.
Mark Davis. Author
checked folder Isaac Webster photo Abbey Works 2.doc