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Some Sheffield relatives of Georgiana Sanderson, of Doncaster

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Richard Axe

Georgiana Sanderson died at 29 Christ Church Road, Doncaster, on 29th December 1936. A spinster, she left a tidy sum (for the time) of £8648 12s 9d to a number of relatives, many of whom lived in or around Sheffield. Her will was dated 5th January 1935 and proved at the Principal Registry, London, on 5th January 1937.

Georgiana was born on 7th November 1851 so she lived to be a good age. She was the youngest child born to George Sanderson and Mary Mirfin, also of Doncaster[1]. It was a brother of Georgiana’s, William Sanderson, that came to Sheffield and settled there.

Those local beneficiaries are as follows:

Name                                                             Relation           Address given

Edith Hobson (wife of Edward Hobson)         niece               171 Shirecliffe Lane, Pitsmoor[2]

£700 plus £20 to act as an executor

Annie Petre Peter[3] (£700)                           niece               Park View Terrace, Beighton

William Sanderson                                         nephew           22 Snigg Hill

Albert Sanderson                                           nephew           Glenalmond Road, Ecclesall

H Sanderson[4]                                              nephew           141 Chippinghouse Road, Abbeydale

Harry Sanderson                                            nephew           150 Freedom Road, Walkley

Annie Eliza Axe                                              niece               53 Havelock Square

John Arthur Sanderson                                  nephew           Dunella Road, Wadsley

Lucy Sanderson                                             niece               20 Dunella Road, Wadsley

Robert Sanderson                                          nephew           43 Fentonville Street, Sharrow

Does anyone have any details that might add some colour to these names?


[1] This particular Sanderson branch can be traced to Stainton near Tickhill. A distant relative of Georgiana’s was Richard Sanderson, M.P. for Colchester in the nineteenth century. Those interested in the Sanderson family with its links to the Quaker movement, London finance and more are welcome to read my article, The Family Connections of Richard Sanderson M.P. (1783-1857), on Issuu. There is no cost. https://issuu.com/richardaxeuk/docs/the_family_connections_of_richard_sanderson_m.p.__

[2] Written as number 11 in the will but 171 in the probate grant.

[3] Name and address as written in the will….as yet unidentified. The Beighton link might be due to George and Mary’s marriage, which took place there in 1830.

[4] This was George Herbert Sanderson who died in January 1934

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