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Title: William Worthington of Blackpool
Post by: sid bird on Wednesday 23 January 19 11:48 GMT (UK)
Hello,
I am trying to research the ancestor above. He was born in 1863 in Blackpool and I understand he bought some land off the Clifton Estate but what happened then I don't know. He was a plumber and died in 1946 in Blackpool.
Does anyone know how I can find out more please?
Title: Re: William Worthington of Blackpool
Post by: rosie99 on Wednesday 23 January 19 11:53 GMT (UK)
Probate index shows that he had effects over 7,000 when he died in 1946 - address 15 Lincoln Road, Blackpool
Title: Re: William Worthington of Blackpool
Post by: sid bird on Wednesday 23 January 19 13:52 GMT (UK)
Wow! Thanks!
Title: Re: William Worthington of Blackpool
Post by: Pennines on Wednesday 23 January 19 14:14 GMT (UK)
Sid -- you should also be able to find him on the 1939 Register with any wife (if she is still alive). This is available on both Find My Past and Ancestry.

You could order his Will, or the administration if there is no Will on line at the Government website 'Find a Will'.
https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/#calendar

It will cost 10 (or did) and you will receive notification by email when the Will is available to view on the Find a Will website.
Title: Re: William Worthington of Blackpool
Post by: sid bird on Wednesday 23 January 19 14:58 GMT (UK)
Thank you - I shall investigate immediately!
Title: Re: William Worthington of Blackpool
Post by: Girl Guide on Wednesday 23 January 19 15:33 GMT (UK)
Having found the family on the 1939 this appears to be William's marriage

Marriages Mar 1891   
Button    Sarah Ann K        Fylde    8e   942    
Worthington    William        Fylde    8e   942

The 1911 census shows Removed by Moderator as this information is not available from a free search

Title: Re: William Worthington of Blackpool
Post by: Girl Guide on Wednesday 23 January 19 15:41 GMT (UK)
Three of the four children

WORTHINGTON, HENRY  NOEL     BUTTON     
GRO Reference: 1899  M Quarter in FYLDE  Volume 08E  Page 704   

WORTHINGTON, ROBERT       BUTTON     
GRO Reference: 1897  M Quarter in FYLDE  Volume 08E  Page 725   

WORTHINGTON, CATHERINE       BUTTON     
GRO Reference: 1902  D Quarter in FYLDE  Volume 08E  Page 630

Can't seem to locate the fourth one.  Either missed off the register or maybe surname mis-transcribed.
 
Title: Re: William Worthington of Blackpool
Post by: Maiden Stone on Wednesday 23 January 19 16:14 GMT (UK)
Re the land sale.
There may be something in Lancashire Archives. Catalogue of Lancs. Archives, LANCAT is online. Lancashire Archives has the Clifton of Lytham collection containing documents dating from Cuthbert Clifton's purchase of the Manor of Lytham 400 years ago onwards.
If William Worthington built on the land he bought there may be a planning application. Some historic planning applications are in Lancashire Archives.
You could do a simple catalogue search for Worthington and ignore any results outside his lifespan.

Have you looked for him in local trades directories? Local newspapers for adverts about his business, report of his marriage and death.
Title: Re: William Worthington of Blackpool
Post by: sid bird on Wednesday 23 January 19 16:25 GMT (UK)
Yes, he did build on the land after 1900 so I'll have a go at historic planning applications then....thank you!
Title: Re: William Worthington of Blackpool
Post by: keyboard86 on Wednesday 23 January 19 16:33 GMT (UK)
Hi I see on the 1891/1901 the wife of William gives her name as Sarah Ann Knight Worthington, their is this birth/death in Fylde:-

Bessie Worthington March qtr 1892 Fylde mmn KNIGHT
Death Dec qtr 1894 Fylde Bessie Worthington aged 2
So possibly the missing death from 1911?
Keyboard86
Title: Re: William Worthington of Blackpool
Post by: Pennines on Wednesday 23 January 19 16:36 GMT (UK)
The marriage found by Girl Guide is transcribed on the free site Lancs OPC;

www.lan-opc.org.uk
Marriage: 15 Jan 1891 St John the Evangelist, Blackpool, Lancashire, England
William Worthington - 27, Painter, Bachelor, 109 Albert Road, Blackpool
Sarah Ann Knight Button - 23, Spinster, 26 Birley Street
    Groom's Father: William Worthington, Painter
    Bride's Father: Richard Button, Engine Fitter
    Witness: Walter Barton; John Knight; Ella Cheadle
    Married by Licence by: Norman Stuart Jeffrey, Vicar
    Register: Marriages 1883 - 1892, Page 218, Entry 436
    Source: LDS Film 1526144
Title: Re: William Worthington of Blackpool
Post by: sid bird on Wednesday 23 January 19 18:26 GMT (UK)
Great! That makes sense as my mother used to talk about someone called Button............thank you!
Title: Re: William Worthington of Blackpool
Post by: keyboard86 on Wednesday 23 January 19 19:10 GMT (UK)
Hi again, I have been trying to locate Sarah Ann Knight Button in census b c 1867/8 Sheffield with parents, this is 1871 two varied transcriptions of the Button surname, this from FindMyPast.

RIchard BELTON 30 occ Engine Fitter b Wortley
Bessie 34 b Oldham
Clara 5 b Oldham
Sarah A 3 b Sheffield
Richard 1 b Sheffield
Sarah Ann Wild 26 Sister in Law b Oldham
Residing Brunswick Road North, Brightside Bierlow, Sheffield
Census ref RG10/4694/67/12
Keyboard86
Title: Re: William Worthington of Blackpool
Post by: keyboard86 on Wednesday 23 January 19 20:09 GMT (UK)
 ??? Wondered where the "Knight" name for Sarah Ann b 1867/1868 came from, this looks to be the Sarah Ann Wild from 1871 in 1881 census:-

Charles Wild 74
Betty 76
Sarah Ann Knight Married 36
Mary Wild 16 Grandaughter
Clara Button 14 Grandaughter
Ann Wild 30 Daughter in Law Widow
All born Oldham
Residing Primrose Place, Oldham
Census ref RG11/4075/43/5

Sarah Ann Button 13 b Sheffield is shown as Niece to a married John Knight 30 occ Lodging House Keeper b Eaton, Nottinghamshire
Residing at BIRLEY STREET, Fylde
Census ref RG11/4252/93/20
Keyboard86
Title: Re: William Worthington of Blackpool
Post by: sid bird on Thursday 24 January 19 08:17 GMT (UK)
Ah! So she probably lodged with her uncle and hence met my ancestor in Blackpool. Thank you!