Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Ralph Skelton (1816-1877) - Attercliffe, Sheffield

I came across this memorial a few years ago. It is dedicated to the life and works of a Mr Ralph Skelton and is situated in the churchyard in Attercliffe

When I finally got around to researching Ralph, I came across this article on a genealogy site that appears to be written by a descendent of the family. It gives an excellent description of Ralph's family.

"Ralph SKELTON: -Buried: 20 MAY 1877, Sheffield, Attercliffe Cemetery
Ralph Skelton (Spade & Shovel Maker aged 61), buried 20 May 1877 in Consecrated Ground, Grave 2172, Section D, Attercliffe Cemetery, Sheffield. (Source: Sheffield Indexers).
1851 census, Spade Maker aged 35 with wife Frances and 3 children + servant Sarah Bagnall aged 12, at School Hill, Attercliffe Cum Darnall, Sheffield. Ref: 2342/folio 510/page 49.
1861 census, Shovel maker employing 6 men & 6 boys, aged 45 with wife Frances and 3 children + Chas & Sarah Cooper, at 19 Church Street, Attercliffe Cum Darnall, Sheffield. Ref: 3500/folio 115/page 20.
1871 census, Spade & Shovel Maker aged 55 with 2nd wife Elizabeth (nee' Tyler) and 3 children + son in law John Maltby, at 27 Church Street, Attercliffe cum Darnall. Ref: 4699/folio 93/page 54".

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