John Thomas Casson

Male 1893 - Between Jan and Mar 1968


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  • Name John Thomas Casson  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Born 11 Feb 1893  Kendal, Westmorland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 12 Mar 1893  Kendal, Westmorland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1901  Over Staveley, Westmorland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    John Thomas Casson, along with his siblings, was orphaned when his father James died in 1900. Here he is in the Abbey Home on Main St. 
    Residence 02 Apr 1911  Easington, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation 1915  Nelson, Lancaster, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Insurance Agent 
    Arrival 01 May 1956  Liverpool, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    This was a trip that John and Elizabeth made to Canada to visit daughter Dorothy and her family. 
    Died Between Jan and Mar 1968  Fylde registration district, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 10
    Person ID I2055  PammentIsleham
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2015 

    Father James Casson,   b. Between Oct and Dec 1855, Kendal, Westmorland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Jan and Mar 1900, Kendal, Westmorland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Mary Ann Nelson,   b. Between Oct and Dec 1858, Kendal, Westmorland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1894, Kendal, Westmorland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married Between Oct and Dec 1877  Kendal registration district, Westmorland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Notes 
    • Registration from FreeBMD:

      Marriages Dec 1877 (Oct/Nov/Dec)

      Surname First name(s) District Vol Page

      Casson James Kendal 10b 1043
      Nelson Mary Anne Kendal 10b 1043
    Family ID F1065  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Elizabeth Holt,   b. 22 Mar 1896, Burnley, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1959, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 09 Nov 1915  St. Philips Church, Nelson, Lancaster, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Notes 
    • John Thomas Casson married Elizabeth Holt (age 19 & 8 months) on 9th November 1915 at St. Philips Church, Nelson by the Rev. Eyes.
    Children 
     1. Dorothy Casson,   b. 29 Sep 1926, Nelson, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1997, Dryden, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Living Casson
     3. Stillborn Casson,   b. 23 Feb 1920, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1920, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F664  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Elizabeth M. Bland,   b. Abt 1895,   d. Between Apr and Jun 1915, Burnley registration district, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Mar 1914  Burnley registration district, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F665  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Hilda Unknown 
    Married Abt Jul 1964  Marylebone registration district, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1916-2005
      Name: John T Casson
      Spouse Surname: Armitt
      Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1964
      Registration district: Marylebone
      Inferred County: Middlesex
      Volume Number: 5d
      Page Number: 712
      Find Spouse: Hilda Armitt

      Source Information: Ancestry.com. England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1916-2005 [database on-line].
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F666  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Birth registration:

      Name: Casson, John Thomas
      Record Type: Births
      Quarter: March
      Year: 1893
      District: Kendal
      County: Lancashire Westmorland
      Volume: 10b
      Page: 747

      From the certificate, he was born 11 Feb 1893 at #49 Captain French Lane in Kendal to Mary Ann Casson formerly Nelson and to James Casson, a Sewing Machine Salesman.

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      England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906 about John Thomas Casson
      Name: John Thomas Casson
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: abt 1893
      Christening Date: 12 Mar 1893
      Christening Place: Kendal, Westmorland, England
      Father's Name: James Casson
      Mother's Name: Mary Ann

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      NOTE: Both of John's parents were dead by 1900 and he was orphaned just as he was turning 7 years old. He was separated from his siblings and is found in the 1901 census in the Abbey Home, on Main Street, Over Staveley, Westmorland. In 1899, the Kendal Guardians acquired a property known as The Abbey in the village of Staveley for use as a children's home. The building could house up to 60 children.

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      1901 England Census
      Name: John Casson
      Age: 8
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1893
      Relation: Inmate
      Gender: Male
      Where born: Kendal, Westmorland, England

      Civil parish: Over Staveley
      Ecclesiastical parish: Staveley St James
      County/Island: Westmorland
      Country: England

      Street Address: Abbey Home, Main Street

      Occupation: Inmate

      Registration district: Kendal
      Sub-registration district: Ambleside
      ED, institution, or vessel: 11
      Household schedule number: 59
      Piece: 4908
      Folio: 62
      Page Number: 11
      Household Members: Name Age

      John Casson 8

      Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 4908; Folio: 62; Page: 11.

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      1911 census transcription details for: Wrengill Dale Head Clitheroe

      National Archive Reference: RG14PN24961 RG78PN1428 RD473 SD2 ED3 SN2
      Reg. District: Clitheroe
      Sub District: Slaidburn
      Parish: Easington
      Enum. District: 3
      Address:Wrengill Dale Head Clitheroe
      County: Lancashire
      Name Relation Condition/Yrs married Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born

      SIMPSON, Henry Head Widower M 54 1857 Farmer

      SIMPSON, Lizzie Daughter Single F 17 1894 Yorks Dale Head

      SIMPSON, Maurice Son M 11 1900 School Yorks Dale Head

      SIMPSON, Lena Daughter F 9 1902 Yorks Dale Head

      SIMPSON, Harry Son M 6 1905 Yorks Dale Head

      PARKER, Maud Servant Single F 21 1890 General Servant Domestic Yorks Tosside

      WILLLAN, Thomas Servant Single M 48 1863 Farm Labourer

      CASSON, John Servant Single M 19 1892 Farm Labourer Westmorland Kendal

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      Details of first marriage:

      Marriages Mar 1914

      Surname First name(s) Spouse District Vol Page

      Casson John T Bland Burnley 8e 335

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      From marriage certificate November 9, 1915: John Thomas Casson, age 22, widower, profession = Insurance Agent, residence = 2 Fountain Street, Nelson; father James Casson (deceased) and father's profession = Sewing Machine agent.

      John Thomas Casson kept a book entitled, "Life of Christ. The Life of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ" by the Rev. J. Fleetwood, BD. Published in London by Thomas Kelly, Paternoster Row, in 1851. In this book he inscribed some details of the family. This information follows:

      John Thomas Casson
      Elizabeth Holt age 19 & 8 months
      Married 9th November 1915
      at St. Philips Church Nelson by the Rev. Eyes

      3 children

      1 Stillborn 23 Feby 1920
      2 Delia girl born 6 Oct 1921
      3 Dorothy girl born 29 Sept 1926

      Elizabeth died at 10:50 pm on Wednesday 25/11/59 age 63 years & 8 months

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      Delia Casson born 6 October 1921
      Daughter of JT & E. Casson

      Born at 11 Beech St. Nelson

      Joined the nursing service at the Royal Infirmary Hull at the age of 17 years.

      Passed her S.R.N. (State Registered Nurse) exam 1939 at the Royal Infirmary Leed(s)

      Passed Fever Training at ___________________ (left blank in book)
      Saw active service as a Q.A.I.N.S. (Queen Alexandra Nursing Service) during the 1939-1945 war in Belgium,
      India (Hospital Ship Duty between Port Said, Naples & Southampton). Went out to Mogadishu 1945.

      Married Major Koloman K. Kropach - Doctor
      14 June 1947 in Mogadishu.
      Demobbed in England

      Colin Max born 24 Feby 1951
      Jacqueline born Sunday 1st Feby 1953 at 7 pm
      Andrew born 3rd April 1956

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      Dorothy Casson born 29 Sept 1926
      Daughter of JT & E Casson

      Born at the Nursing Home
      Firm Lea, Nelson14 Beech St. Nelson

      Joined the Nursing Service at Manchester at the age of 17 years

      Married George Paul Morettin, Canadian CPL Princess Patricia Light Infirmary at
      St. Christophers Church, Morecambe 22 Dec 1945. Bob as known to us.

      Her husband returned to Canada 1946 January. Dorothy joined him through
      Canadian Married Women's Scheme on the 22 July 1947. The family returned to England July 1949 & returned
      back again to Canada 29 March 1950

      There is one daughter Shirley Ann age 2 July 9, 1949

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      UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 about John T Casson (Elizabeth also travelled with him)
      Name: John T Casson
      Birth Date: 11 Feb 1893
      Age: 63
      Port of Departure: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
      Arrival Date: 1 May 1956
      Port of Arrival: Liverpool, England
      Ports of Voyage: Montreal
      Ship Name: Empress of Scotland
      Shipping Line: Canadian Pacific
      Official Number: 3057/01

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      England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2005
      Name: John T Casson
      Death Registration Month/Year: Jan/Feb/Mar 1968
      Age at death (estimated): 74
      Registration district: Fylde
      Inferred County: Lancashire
      Volume: 10c
      Page: 378

  • Sources 
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      Birth date: abt 1894 Birth place: Death date: Mar 1968 Death place: Fylde, Lancashire, England

    2. [S515] 1901 England Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.Original data - Census Returns of England and Wales, 1901. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives, 1901. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England. The National Archi;), Class: RG13; Piece: 4908; Folio: 62; Page: 11..
      Birth date: abt 1893 Birth place: Kendal, Westmorland, England Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Over Staveley, Westmorland, England

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      Birth date: 11 Feb 1893 Birth place: Arrival date: 1 May 1956 Arrival place: Liverpool, England Departure date: Departure place: Montréal, Québec, Canada

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      Birth date: abt 1892 Birth place: Kendal, Westmorland, England Residence date: 02 Apr 1911 Residence place: Easington, Lancashire, England

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    8. [S158] Date approximated from age on marriage certificate and known date of birthday.

    9. [S363] Marriage certificate.

    10. [S163] Date provided by daughter Delia.

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