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Jane Lillian (lilian/lilias) Pearson
born 8th April 1858 Wrenthrope,
source her daughter Alice;
Registered junqt 1858 Wakefield as
Lilias jane Pearson.

Married march qt 1888 Leeds to
Widower Sidney Firth, born circa 1851.
Sidney died before 1901 census,
but no matching GRO entry has been found.

Sidney's 1st wife not named in family records
but this census looks like his first family
although the children are in reverse order
from family memories
Sidney Firth

1871 census
source                RG10  piece 4548, folio 88, page 15
place                 south east leeds district 37
Dwelling              32 Gills Building 

Sidney    Firth head  20      Grocer and Spirit merchant       Churwell leeds
Ann       Firth wife  21                                       Leeds
Florence  Firth        6mn                                     Leeds
Thomas    Sponton     brother in law                           Leeds
Ann died in 1874
On 28th May 1877 Sidney Firth aged 25 Widower , Grocer of 29 Victoria Mount, Leeds

remarried at St Mathias, Burley Yorks
to Elizabeth Dales, aged 25, Spinster of Burnley

Sidney's 2nd wife died circa 1886
Mable's birth circa 1883/4 not identified.
in 1888 Sidney remarried for 3rd time to Jane lillian Pearson.
Fairth Family

Sydney Firth and family circa 1886

1881 census
Source:	              RG11   Piece 4540    Folio 57    Page 15
Place:                Headingley Cum Burley, York Leeds
Dwelling:             15 Ebor Mount 
Sidney   FIRTH	  head  M  29   Grocer               Leeds, York
Elizth   FIRTH    wife  M  28                        Leeds, York
Florance FIRTH    dau   U  10   Scholar              Leeds, York
Lilian   FIRTH    dau   U   8   Scholar              Leeds, York
Percy    FIRTH    son   U   6   Scholar              Leeds, York
Annie    FIRTH    dau   U   2   Scholar              Leeds, York
Lottie   ROSE    visiter   U   30  Clothing Manager (Tailor) Leeds, York

info11a sheet 2

Jane lillian Pearson born Wakefield not found in 1881 census so far,
but a seach of those aged about 22/3 who are not daughters or wives, ie servant or visitor, suggests she may have been a servant to
Benjamin BINKS Cloth Merchant, about half mile from the Firth family!

1881 census
Source:	     Rg11,  Piece 4540, Folio 111,  Page 1 
Place:       Headingley Cum Burley, York (Leeds south)
Dwelling:    Batcliffe Wood House 

Jane PEARSON   Serv   U   22   Housemaid (Domestic Serv)   Leeds, York

Non Conformist Marriages Leeds


1891 census
source        RG12  piece 3707 folio 20 page 33 sched 188
Place         West Leeds
Dwelling      Schedule 188, 19 Bell Vue Terrace 

Sidney  Firth head  39         Mech engineer            Churwell leeds
Jane L. Firth wife  32                                  Wakefield
Lillian Firth dau   18                                  Leeds
Percy   Firth son   16    Clothier's Apprentice         Leeds
Annie   Firth dau   12                                  Leeds
Mable   Firth dau    7?                                 Comsbro, yorks

1893 Member of Freemason Philanthropic Lodge No.304, Leeds
Sidney Firth, Iron Mechant, aged 42 of 19 Bell Vue Terrace
certified 10th Oct 1893, Res.d. 31st dec 1896

In 1887 a Sidney Firth of Leeds registered a Patent for a cash register however this was probaly not ours as a Sidney firth arrives in 1900 with wife SARAH!
aug 1900  RMS Germanic (White Star Dominion line)
Embarkation New York
Arrived 31 August 1900 Liverpool
No.46; Sidney Firth, Mechanic
       Sarah  Firth, Wife 

Sidney Firth died? 1897-1901
possible death sepqt1900 Nottingham aged 49
but what was he doing 60 miles south of Leeds?

1901 census
Source:             RG13; Piece: 4249; Folio: 11; Page: 13.
Place:              Potter Newton (Leeds south)
Dwelling            155 Spencer Place, schedule 77

Jane L Firth  head Wd  40                                  Wakefield
Alice  Firth  dau      6                                   Leeds
Ernest E Linestone    26   App Electrical Engineer     
Alice Elizabeth Firth born 14th June 1894 ( SepQt1894 GRO Leeds 9b 493)
Sidney died circa 1894-1901 but death not found.
In 1906 Jane L Firth and daughter Alice emigrated to USA probably to join other members of her Pearson family already in USA.

info11a sheet 3

Sidney's children of 1st and 2nd marriage remained in uk

Percy joseph Firth married junqt1898 Leeds to Helena Purcell.

1901 census
source                RG13; Piece: 4245; Folio: 20; Page: 2.
place                 Heddingly with Burnley, Leeds
Dwelling              21 Burlan Place, schedule 9 

Percy joseph  Firth  head  26            Tailors cutter           Leeds
Ellen         Firth  wife  28                                     Horsforth
Florence mary Firth  dau    14months                              Leeds

1901 census possible Annie Firth born 1878
source                   RG13; Piece: 4241; Folio: 16; Page: 24.
place               Leeds

Dwelling            56 Saville Street
Annie Firth boarder 24     Tailoress                             Leeds

1911 census
souirce                  RG14; Piece: 27065. district 500, sub 4, ED12,
place                    Kirkstall, Leeds
dwelling                 210 Burly Road 

Javis         Purell head 62  Dyers Forman 
Mary          Purcell wife 
William       Purcell  29 
Nellie        Purcell  18 

Percy Joseph  Firth   head(sil)   37   Tailors Cutter        Leeds
Ellen         Firth   wife(dau)   38   Tailoress             Horsforth
Florence May  Purcell*  (gdau)    11 
James Sidney  Purcell*  (gson)     4 
*Florence and James incorectly listed as Purcell; ie children of Javis and Mary

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