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John Collingwood Onions (1841-1904)

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John Collingwood Onions (1841–1904) of John C. Onions

1841 Born the son of John Collingwood Onions (1809-1862) and his wife Martha Tonkison

1861 Living at Sherborne Road, Yardley: John C. Onions (age 50 born Birmingham), Bellows Maker. With his wife Martha Onions (age 48 born Birmingham) and their children John C. Onions (age 20 born Birmingham), Bellows Maker; Annie B. Onions (age 17 born Birmingham); and Simon B. Onions (age 15 born Birmingham). One servant?[1]

1867 Married to Helen Waterhouse of Solihull

1868 Birth of son John Collingwood Onions (1868-1913) - Became Reverend

1870 Birth of daughter Helen Annie Beatrice Onions (1870- )

1871 Living at Yardley Lane, Yardley: John Collingwood Onions (age 30 born Birmingham), Bellows Manufacture employing 8 men and boys. With his wife Helen Onions (age 24 born Selly Oak) and their children John Collingwood Onions (age 2 born Yardley) and Helen Annie Beatrice Onions (age 9 Months born Yardley). Two servants.[2]

1872 Birth of son Simon Alfred Onions (1872-1914)

1874 Birth of daughter Helen Annie Beatrice Onions (1874- )

1876 Birth of daughter Martha A. Onions

1877 Birth of son James Bernard Onions (1877-1927)

1881 Living at Grange, Yardley: John C. Onions (age 40 born Birmingham), Manufacturer(?). With his wife Hellen Onions (age 34 born Northfield, Worcs.) and their children Hellen A. P. Onions (age 10 born Yardley), Simon A. Onions (age 8 born Yardley), Martha A. Onions (age 7 born Yardley), and James B. Onions (age 4 born Yardley). Two servants.[3]

1891 Living at The Grange, Yardley: John C. Onions (age 50 born Birmingham), Retired Manufacturer. With his wife Helen Onions (age 44 born Selly Oak) and their children John C. Onions (age 22 born Yardley), Student of Theology; Helen A. B. Onions (age 20 born Yardley); Simon T. Onions (age 18 born Yardley); and James B. Onions (age 14 born Yardley). Three servants.[4]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 Census
  2. 1871 Census
  3. 1881 Census
  4. 1891 Census