SWEET, Thomas Shardalow

Male 1851 - 1905  (~ 54 years)


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  • Name SWEET, Thomas Shardalow 
    • We haven't been able to connect him in to our family. The Shardalow middle name is unexplained? It possible that it relates to a maternal maiden name. Key I think is his mother being born in Norfolk. Indeed she and his father married in December 1849 in Raveningham. Raveningham is very close to where most Shardalows were living at the time. There were about 45 in Norfolk, Norton Subcourse (and adjoining Thurlton) being the centre, it is less than 2 miles from Raveningham. George Shardalow (born in Thurlton) and his wife Louisa were living in Raveningham itself. But what is the link? I can't see anything in Thomas's mother's history that links her to the Shardalows nor any gaps or anomalies eg indicating illegitamacy (although they would have covered that up rather than signposting it with a middle name). So why do they give Thomas, their first child, a middle name of Shardalow 14 months after marrying, now down in London? Maybe George and Louisa, for whom we have no evidence of children, helped Thomas's parents move to London and so when their first child was born they gave him the Shardalow middle name?
      PS George is my (Cliff) 2 x cousin 5 times removed.
    Nickname Alfred Shardalow Simpson 
    Born Q1 1851  Stoke Newington, London, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 30 Mar 1851  Highbury, Finsbury, London, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1851 Census: 1 month old, living with father and mother plus maternal aunt and maternal grandmother,, Father was a 'Ships Broker'.  
    Census 7 Apr 1861  St Paul's Terrace, St Mary's, Highbury, Finsbury, London, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1861 Census: 10 years old, born Stoke Newington, Dad was a ship owner. Living 1-2 miles from Drake Shardalow etc.  
    Professional position/status 8 Jan 1866  Lannelli, Wales, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indentured as an apprentice on the ship Dorothea, aged 16 
    Miscellaneous as specified 9 Mar 1871  Whangerei, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sentenced to 12 months labour for stealing a horse, saddle and bridle. Discharged from Auckland Gaol 9 Mar 1872, thought to have left for Sydney for New Caledonia.  
    Miscellaneous as specified 1878  Christchurch, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Charged for embezzling employer Press Company of £10 and 16 shllings. He was a cricket fast bowler. But he had left Lyttleton by steamer for Wellington and on to Sydney with his cricket clothes. Also more charges against him. It was thought he had gone on to Tasmania probably under a different name. 
    Professional position/status 13 Feb 1890  Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Appointed Valuer of all ratable property within Cootamundra Borough 
    Miscellaneous as specified 20 Oct 1890  Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    "A warrant has been issued by the Cootamundra Bench, for the arrest of Alfred Shardalow Simpson, charged with unlawfully deserting his wife Elizabeth Calderwood Simpson, at Cootamundra, since the 20th ultimo, leaving her without means of support. He is about 45 or 47 years of age, 6 foot 2 inches high, very sallow complexion, light blue eyes, scant whiskers (if any), light moustache; swaggering; a good pianist." [Source: 1890 New South Wales, Police Gazettes]. 
    Died 17 Mar 1905  Hawthorn, Melbourne, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID P1612  My Genealogy / The Shardalow Name
    Last Modified 29 Oct 2021 

    Father SWEET, Thomas Whittle,   b. 1827 
    Mother PUNCHARD, Hannah Elizabeth,   b. 1831, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 29 Dec 1849  Raveningham, Norfolk, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F544  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 THORNTON, Clara Constance,   b. 1855,   d. 11 Jul 1939, Christchurch, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. SWEET, Ethel Winifred,   b. 31 Oct 1876, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1951  (Age 74 years)
     2. SWEET, Mildred Thornton,   b. 18 Feb 1878, Christchurch, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 29 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F545  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 GIBB, Elizabeth Calderwood,   b. 1858,   d. 1945  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 28 Jan 1879  Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Thomas was a distinguished cricketer. Coincidentally he was living and got married in the same town that Donald Bradman was born in 1908. Bradman was undoubtedly the greatest cricketer who has ever lived. The town/village of Cootamundra only has about 7,000 inhabitants today. It was established in the 1860s as part of the gold rush.
    Children 
     1. SIMPSON, Lancelot Oswald,   b. 1880, Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1920  (Age 40 years)
     2. SIMPSON, Clara Mildred,   b. 17 Aug 1882,   d. 1917  (Age 34 years)
     3. SIMPSON, Edith Nancy,   b. 25 Jun 1884, Kensington Hill, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1954  (Age 69 years)
     4. SIMPSON, Gertrude Emma,   b. 20 Apr 1886, Hill View, Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1965  (Age 78 years)
     5. SIMPSON, Alfred,   b. 13 Apr 1890, Hill View, Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1938  (Age 47 years)
     6. SIMPSON, Vera Winifred,   b. 2 Jun 1893, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1980  (Age 86 years)
     7. GEORGE, Mary Ellen
    Last Modified 29 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F546  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart