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Robert Ridley Nessworthy

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    East Riding Asylum, Walkington, East Yorkshire
    East Riding Asylum, Walkington, East Yorkshire
    This old institution was also known as Walkington Hospital and Broadgate Hospital. The site has now been cleared and redeveloped.
    Illustration and further photographs can be found at:
    East Riding of Yorkshire County Asylum
    Pete Cracknell: County Asylums

    BMD Certificates
    DC: Nessworthy, Robert Ridley (1910)
    DC: Nessworthy, Robert Ridley (1910)
    His brother Ambrose died in the same institution
    BC: Nessworthy, Robert Ridley (1845)
    BC: Nessworthy, Robert Ridley (1845)
    Son of Matthew Nesworthy and Mary Ridley. Note the spelling of the surname - Nurseworthy

  • Name Robert Ridley Nessworthy  [1
    Relationshipwith George William Craxford
    Born 7 Jan 1845  South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birth registered for Robert Ridley Nursworthy JFM 1845 South Shields.
    Christened 19 Jan 1845  St Hilda's Church, South Shields, Tyne And Wear Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Also known as Nesworthy 
    Also known as Nurseworthy 
    Residence 1851  2, Marshall's Quay, Shadwell Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1861  (171), Marshall's Quay, Shadwell Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1864  Shadwell Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1871  3, Queen Street, North Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • He was living with the family of James Sheals and is described as son-in-law
    Occupation 1880 
    Boat builder 
    Residence 1881  5, Fawcus Buildings, Reed Street, North Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Residence 1891  5, Fawcus Buildings, Reed Street, North Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1901  40, Wellington Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died 7 Aug 1910  East Riding Asylum, Walkington, Hull, East Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Cause: Cerebral softening - 10 months 
    Notes 
    • It has been suggested from several sources that Robert had a bigamous marriage, first marrying in South Shields, and then later in North Shields. This has yet to be proven. Until we can confirm the existence of a second Robert Nesworthy, both spouses will be recorded as being married to this one person.
    Person ID I7030  Extended Craxford Family | Judith's maternal branch in the Craxford tree
    Last Modified 17 Nov 2018 

    Father Matthew Nosworthy,   b. 16 Jul 1819, Staverton, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1903, South Shields Union Workhouse, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Mary Ridley,   b. 1823, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1866, Hamburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 18 Dec 1842  St Hilda's Church, South Shields, Tyne And Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Parish record states: Matthew Nursworthy, bachelor, mariner, residing in South Shields. Father: Thomas Nursworthy, labourer. Mary Ridley, of full age, spinster, residing in South Shields. Father: Robert Ridley, shipwright. Neither could sign their names. Witnesses: M. Jameson and James Ramsey. Married after banns, at the Church of St. Hilda, Parish of St. Hilda, South Shields, Durham. Curate: S.R. Thomas. Entry no. 494.
    Census Returns
    RG: Nosworthy, Matthew (1861) and family
    RG: Nosworthy, Matthew (1861) and family
    1861. Mary Nesworthy (wife of Matthew and mother of Robert Ridley) is living with her family in Marshall's Quay.
    Nesworthy Mary    M Wife 37                           Durham, Shields
    Nesworthy Robert S Son 16 Boat builder's apprentice Durham, Shields
    Nesworthy Matthew S Son 12 Boat builder's apprentice Durham, Shields
    Nesworthy William S Son 8 Durham, Shields
    Nesworthy John S Son 4 Durham, Shields
    Nesworthy Ridley S Son 2 Durham, Shields
    England Census RG9/3793 South Shields South Shields 110 27
    Family ID F233  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Young,   b. Abt 1842, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1924, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married 19 May 1862  St Hilda's Church, South Shields, Tyne And Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • They married, after banns, at St. Hilda's Church, South Shields, 19 May 1862. Robert Nessworthy, of full age, bachelor, boat builder, residing in the Parish of St. Hilda. Father: Matthew Nessworthy, master mariner. Elizabeth Young, of full age, spinster, residing in South Shields. Father: Robert Young, mariner. Robert signed his name, while Elizabeth could only make her mark. Witnesses were George Jones and Euphemia Lawrenson Both made their mark. Sam Stewart, Curate.
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann Nessworthy,   b. 9 Oct 1862, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1924  (Age 62 years)
     2. Matthew Nessworthy,   b. 2 Jan 1864, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1864, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Matthew Nessworthy,   b. 2 May 1865, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1870, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     4. Robert Nessworthy,   b. 30 Aug 1867, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1920, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     5. Eleanor Jones Nessworthy,   b. 5 Jun 1869, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1870, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     6. Elizabeth Nessworthy,   b. 20 Jun 1871, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1874, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     7. James Nessworthy,   b. 21 Oct 1873, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Frances Nessworthy,   b. 23 Mar 1876, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1876, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     9. Elizabeth J Nessworthy,   b. 1878, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1968, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     10. Isabel Nessworthy,   b. 26 Jun 1882, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. William Nessworthy,   b. 24 Jan 1887, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Photos
    Mouth of the River Tyne
    Mouth of the River Tyne
    North and South Shields either side of the mouth of the River Tyne. (Old Ordnance Survey Map "Mouth of the Tyne" 1895) Highlighted streets are associated with the Nesworthy family.
    BMD Certificates
    MC: Nessworthy, Robert (1869) and Elizabeth Young
    MC: Nessworthy, Robert (1869) and Elizabeth Young
    This was Robert's formal marriage in South Shields
    Census Returns
    RG: Nesworthy, Elizabeth (1871) and family
    RG: Nesworthy, Elizabeth (1871) and family
    1871. Marshall's Quay is adjacent to Shadwell Street which ran behind the buildings and quays at the north end of the peninsula. Elizabeth is living at No.25. Also noted at No 21 is Robert Ridley and family. We presume this is Elizabeth's in-law family, an idea reinforced by the residence of with them of 18 year old nephew William Nosworthy.

    Nesworthy Elizabeth M Wife 27 Boat builder's wife South Shields
    Nesworthy Mary Ann S Dau 8 Scholar South Shields
    Nosworthy Robert S Son 4 South Shields
    England Census RG10/5038 South Shields, South Shields 7 8
    RG: Nessworthy, Robert (1881) and family
    RG: Nessworthy, Robert (1881) and family
    Mariner's Quay ran from Shadwell Street near the boat yards on the River Tyne. Again Robert does not appear on this census
    Nessworthy Elizabeth M Head 39 Charwoman Durham, South Shields
    Nessworthy Robert S Son 13 Scholar Durham, South Shields
    Nessworthy James S Son 7 Scholar Durham, South Shields
    Nessworthy Elizabeth S Dau 3 Durham, South Shields
    English Census RG11/5080 South Shields 81 7
    RG: Nesworthy, Elizabeth (1891) and family
    RG: Nesworthy, Elizabeth (1891) and family
    1891. Elizabeth is now described as the head of the family, living at 26 Wellington Street, South Shields. There are seven other households at this address. Mary Nesworthy and family were living at No.19
    Nesworthy Elizabeth M Head 46              Durham, South Shields
    Nesworthy James S Son 15 (?) Coachman Durham, South Shields
    Nesworthy Elizabeth S Dau 13 Durham, South Shields
    Nesworthy Isabella S Dau 8 Durham, South Shields
    Nesworthy William S Son 4 Durham, South Shields
    English Census RG12/4154 South Shields, Westoe 77 23
    RG: Nessworthy, Robert (1901) and family
    RG: Nessworthy, Robert (1901) and family
    1901. Robert is back living with Elizabeth and their youngest son, William at 38 Wellington Street. At this time, their next door neighbours were William and Jane Harrison, the parents of their son Robert's wife Jane. Their grandson Thomas was living at No.40 Robert and Jane, with their other five children were living at No.42
    Nessworthy Robert    M Head 56 Shipwright Durham, South Shields
    Nessworthy Elizabeth M Wife 57 Durham, South Shields
    Nessworthy William S Son 14 Cartboy Durham, South Shields
    English Census RG13/4728 South Shields South Shields 88 21
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F7010  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family 2 Susannah Lamb Bedingfield Sheals,   b. 1843, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1917, Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married Type: Never Married 
    Children 
     1. James William Nessworthy,   b. 19 Apr 1870, North Shields, Tyne And Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1943, North Shields, Tyne And Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Mary Nessworthy,   b. 26 May 1873, North Shields, Tyne And Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1919, Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     3. Isabella Nessworthy,   b. 25 Jun 1875, North Shields, Tyne And Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Robert Nessworthy,   b. 15 Aug 1877, North Shields, Tyne And Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1957  (Age 79 years)
     5. Frederick Nessworthy,   b. 1 Oct 1880, North Shields, Tyne And Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1950, Northumberland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     6. John Nessworthy,   b. Abt 1883, North Shields, Tyne And Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1940, North Shields, Tyne And Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
     7. Susannah Nessworthy,   b. 25 Aug 1885, North Shields, Tyne And Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1885, North Shields, Tyne And Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. Elizabeth Nessworthy,   b. 3 Oct 1886, North Shields, Tyne And Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1887, North Shields, Tyne And Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Photos
    Fawcus Buildings, Reed Street, Tynemouth
    Fawcus Buildings, Reed Street, Tynemouth
    The family lived at No.5. at the time of the 1891 census
    Mouth of the River Tyne
    Mouth of the River Tyne
    North and South Shields either side of the mouth of the River Tyne. (Old Ordnance Survey Map "Mouth of the Tyne" 1895) Highlighted streets are associated with the Nesworthy family.
    Census Returns
    RG: Nessworthy, Robert (1871) and family
    RG: Nessworthy, Robert (1871) and family
    1871. Robert Nesworthy, listed as son-in-law, is living with James Sheals and family at 3 Queen Street, North Shields.
    Sheals James     W Head   55 Dockyard labourer Norfolk, Winterton
    Sheals Hanna S Dau 13 Scholar Norfolk, Yarmouth
    Sheals Frederick S Son 12 Dockyard labourer Norfolk, Yarmouth
    Sheals Hannah M S Dau 6 Norfolk, Yarmouth
    Nesworthy Robert M SinLaw 26 Ship's carpenter Durham, South Shields
    England Census RG10/5119 Tynemouth 78 36
    RG: Nessworthy, Robert (1881) and family
    RG: Nessworthy, Robert (1881) and family
    1881. The family is living at the Fawcus Buildings in Reed Street, Tynemouth. The surname is spelled with the double 's'. Note also the district of birth is listed as North Shields throughout despite previous information.
    Nessworthy Robert    M Head 36 Boat builder North Shields
    Nessworthy Susannah M Wife 33 North Shields
    Nessworthy James M S Son 12 Scholar North Shields
    Nessworthy Mary S Dau 9 Scholar North Shields
    Nessworthy Isabella S Dau 6 Scholar North Shields
    Nessworthy Robert S Son 4 North Shields
    Nessworthy Frederick S Son 1 North Shields
    England Census RG11/5081 Tynemouth 5 3
    RG: Nessworthy, Robert (1891) and family
    RG: Nessworthy, Robert (1891) and family
    1891. The family living at 5 Fawcus Buildings, Reed Street, North Shields
    Nessworthy Robert    M Head 46 Boat Builder    Durham, South Shields
    Nessworthy Susannah M Wife 45 Yarmouth
    Nessworthy James W S Son 20 S.S. Fireman North Shields
    Nessworthy Isabella S Son 15 General Servant North Shields
    Nessworthy Robert S Son 13 Scholar North Shields
    Nessworthy Frederick S Son 10 Scholar North Shields
    Nessworthy John S Son 8 Scholar North Shields


    Part of the England Census 1891 for Tynemouth (RG12/4228)
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F7031  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Jan 1845 - South Shields, Tyne And Wear Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 19 Jan 1845 - St Hilda's Church, South Shields, Tyne And Wear Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 May 1862 - St Hilda's Church, South Shields, Tyne And Wear Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1864 - Shadwell Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - 3, Queen Street, North Shields, Tyne and Wear Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - 5, Fawcus Buildings, Reed Street, North Shields, Tyne and Wear Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1891 - 5, Fawcus Buildings, Reed Street, North Shields, Tyne and Wear Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - 40, Wellington Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cerebral softening - 10 months - 7 Aug 1910 - East Riding Asylum, Walkington, Hull, East Yorkshire Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S34] 1881 English Census.

    2. [S236] 1851 England Census, South Shields HO107/2400 158 4 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S26] 1861 England Census, South Shields RG9/3793 110 27 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S27] 1871 England Census, Tynemouth RG10/5119 78 36 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S34] 1881 English Census, Tynemouth RG11/5081 5 3 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S17] 1891 England Census, Tynemouth RG12/4228 104 2 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S19] 1901 England Census, South Shields RG13/4278 88 21 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, Beverley 9d 56 (JAS 1910) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, South Shields December 24 159 (Reliability: 4).

    10. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, South Shields 10a 671 (AMJ 1862) (Reliability: 3).


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