The Shirley Village Archive

George Darbyshire, gardener & farmer (Household)

1841
George (30) was a labourer (living?) in the Shirley household at the vicarage. There was also his wife Mary (36) and the children Elizabeth (11) and Mary (3) listed separately on the census.

1851
George is working at the vicarage as a gardener in the Mitchell household. His wife Mary and the children Mary and George are at Shirley Common.

1853
Elizabeth marries John Yeomans.

1861
George and Mary are together with their children Mary and George at Shirley Common. Mary's widowed mother, Ann Wheeldon is also with them.

1869
Mary, George's wife dies, 64 and is buried at Shirley.

1871
George is now farming 9 acres with his daughter Mary at Shirley Common Lodge.

1881
George, his daughter Mary and (bastard?) granddaughter Alicia are at Shirley Common.

1891
George dies aged 82.

1921
Daughter Mary dies, a spinster at 91. Effects valued at £438 19s. 8d

1967
Alicia dies aged 91 at The Outlook and is worth £1249.

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