Albert Renshaw & Sarah Maria Bagnall
Sarah Maria Bagnall, was born in May 1857 in Masbrough, Rotherham, Yorkshire, and was baptised 26 March 1869 at St Johns church, Masbrough, daughter of Samuel & Sarah Maria Bagnall. Sarah Maria was married in 1874 in Sheffield to Albert Renshaw. Albert was born about 1853 in Elsecar, Yorkshire, son of Samuel and Eliza Renshaw. He died 1n 1933 Rotherham district, at the age of 80 years.
Children of Albert & Sarah Maria:
Original Renshaw, was born 1st March 1875 in Masbrough, Rotherham, Yorkshire. He was killed at Maltby Colliery near Rotherham on 28th June 1923 by an explosion of gas. Original was married in 1896 in Rotherham to Flora Agnes Davies.
Emma Maria Renshaw, was born in 1877 in Rotherham, Yorkshire.
Agnes Renshaw, was born in 1878 in Masbrough, Rotherham, Yorkshire.
Margaret Renshaw, was born in 1880 in Tankersley, Yorkshire. Margaret died in 1884 in Rotherham.
Alice Renshaw, was born in 1881 in Wortley district, Yorkshire. Died 1948 in Rotherham. Alice Renshaw was married in 1901 in Rotherham to
Hannah Renshaw, was born in 1887 in Rotherham, Yorkshire.
Leonard Renshaw, was born in 1889 in Wombwell, Yorkshire.
Samuel Renshaw, was born in 1891 in Hoyland, Yorkshire.
Benjamin Renshaw, was born in 1894 in Rotherham, Yorkshire.
Georgina Renshaw, was born in 1896 in Rotherham, Yorkshire.
Edith Bagnall Renshaw, was born in 1902 in Conisboro, Yorkshire.
Original (Reginald) Renshaw
Original Renshaw was born 1st March 1875 in Masbrough, Rotherham, Yorkshire, the eldest son of Albert Renshaw and Maria nee' Bagnall. Although he was often recorded as Reginald Renshaw, he is named as "Original Renshaw" in the General Register Office Birth Indexes.
In the 1881 census he is recorded as six years old, living with his parents Albert and Maria, and his three sisters, Emma Maria aged 4, Agnes aged 3, and Margaret aged 9 months.
The family left Masbrough, Rotherham, about 1879 and in 1881 were living at number 60 Westwood Row, Tankersley, Chapeltown, Yorkshire, where Original's sister Margaret was born in 1880.
In the 1891 census, Original Renshaw was again recorded as "Reginald Renshaw" now aged 16, a Coal Miner (Lamp Boy) with his parents Albert and Sarah Maria and 4 siblings; Agnes aged 12, Alice aged 9, Hannah aged 4, and Leonard aged 2, at 24 Kitroyd, Jump, Yorkshire.
Sister Emma Maria is not recorded with the family in 1891, as she is staying with her widowed grandmother Sarah Maria Bagnall at number 6 King Street, Rotherham. Sister Margaret had died in 1884 in Rotherham.
Original was married in 1896 in Rotherham to Flora Agnes Davies, daughter of Rowland and Martha Davies of Rotherham. They had a daughter named Agnes May Renshaw who was born in 1897 in Rotherham, Yorkshire. Sadly Agnes May died in 1898 at the age of one year.
In the 1901 census, Original's wife Flora Agnes is staying with her parents at 57 Brown Street, Rotherham, and Original is not recorded with the family. After much searching through the 1901 census records, a Reginald Renshaw with the correct age of 26, was eventually located working as a Railway Labourer at South Elmsall, Yorkshire.
In the 1911 census, for the first time in census returns we find the correct forename is recorded. Original is aged 36 with his wife Flora Agnes aged 34. They have been married for 14 years and 1 child has been born who has died. Details of their child Agnes May are recorded and crossed out. The family are now living at 20 Garden Street Mexbrough, Rotherham.
At some time after 1911, Original and Flora Agnes must have moved home once again, this time to live and work in the Maltby area of Rotherham.
Tragically on the 28th of July 1923 there occured an explosion of Firedamp at the Maltby Colliery near Rotherham and Original Renshaw was killed along with twenty six other miners.
Maltby Pit Disaster
The following details are taken from various reports about the accident
Twenty-seven men lost their lives in the Maltby Main Colliery Company's pit, situated in thick woodland about a mile from the village, in consequence of an explosion which occurred in the pit early on 28th July, 1923. Only one body, that of a man named Renshaw, was recovered despite the effort of rescue parties. The rescue was abandoned after 12 hours when all hope of the possibility of any man still in the mine being alive was been given up.
The men who lost their lives
1.George Perrins, 37, Deputy
2.John Henry Garratty, 38, Corporal
3.Edward Mitchell, 23, Byeworker
4.William Emberton, 27, Collier
5.Harold Bourne, 25, Haulage hand
6.Harry Norwood, 30, Deputy
7.John William Green, 38, Byeworker
8.Silvaus Turner, 27, Collier
9.George Brierley, 34, Collier
10.William (Billy) Preece, 24, Collier, married three years. He left a wife and two children.
11.Joseph Best, 19, Fitter
12.James Smith, 37, Collier
13.Richard John Brooks, 24, Collier
14.John Stoker,30, Overman
15.Joseph Spibey, 29, Collier
16.John Chandler Spilsbury, 33, Collier
17.Raymond Clinton Bourne, 18, Haulage Hand
18.Richard Ernest Dunn, 28, Collier
19.George Hickling, 47, Ripper
20.Benjamin Jones, 26, Collier
21.Aaron Daniel(s), 46, Collier, possibly son of Caleb and Ann Daniel from Hanley, Staffordshire
22.Bertie Beardshall, 29, Collier
23.Leonard Meredith, 22, Collier
24.Ernest Clixby, 26, Analyst
25.Albert Smithson, 28, Collier
26.Alfred Leslie Fellows, 15, Haulage Hand
27.Original Renshaw, 48, Road Layer
Funeral of Original Renshaw
St Bartholomews Church, Maltby