1871 Census

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
HORN Margaret Head, Widow 73 Farmer Castle Bolton
BECKWITH Tomison Daughter, Married 30 Labourer Castle Bolton
SPENSLEY Ann Daughter, Married 27 Castle Bolton
HORN Ralph Grandson 9 Scholar Castle Bolton
HORN Thomas Grandson 6 Scholar Castle Bolton
SPENSLEY Margaret Ann Granddaughter 2 Brotton, Cleveland
SPENSLEY Elizabeth Granddaughter 1 Barnsby
BECKWITH William Grandson 8m Castle Bolton

Tomison Beckwith was born Tomison Horn, baptized 25 March 1841 in Redmire, daughter of Ralph and Margaret (above, nee Storey). She married John Beckwith sometime before 1871. Ralph and Thomas Horn above are Tomisin's illegitimate children. With John she has three children baptized in Redmire before John died in 1876. By 1881, Tomasin is married to John Harker of West Witton, and living at 34 Wooley Terrace in Crook & Billy Row, County Durham, with one new child by John Harker.

8 month old William, baptized 1 October 1871, is the son of John and Tomison. Two more children were baptized in the village: Margaret Mary, 21 September 1873 and Elizabeth, 7 October 1877.

1891 Census

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
BECKWITH William Head, Married 36 Shepherd Coverham
BECKWITH Mary Ann Wife, Married 33 Redmire
BECKWITH James W Son 12 Nidderdale
BECKWITH John Son 8 Hetton

Nothing is known of William and Mary Ann's parentage. They were in Redmire by the time of the 1901 census, at which time Mary Ann's birthplace is given as Bellerby. William died at Castle Bolton in 1926, and Mary Ann in 1910.
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