Person:Bonser Singleton (1)

Watchers
m. 12 Jan 1846
  1. Samuel Singleton1846 -
  2. William Bonser Singleton1848 - 1849
  3. Mary Elizabeth Singleton1850 - 1932
  4. William Singleton1852 - 1925
  5. Bonser Singleton1854 - 1934
  6. James Singleton1857 - 1928
  7. Richard Singleton1859 - 1949
  8. Annie Singleton1862 - 1946
  9. Frederick Singleton1864 -
  10. Ada Jane Singleton1871 - 1959
m. 1877
Facts and Events
Name Bonser Singleton
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1854 Allington, Lincolnshire, England
Census[2] 7 Apr 1861 West Allington, Lincolnshire, England
Marriage 1877 Lincolnshire, EnglandBoston Registration District
to Selina Wright
Census[3] 3 Apr 1881 Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England7 Trent Street
Census[4] 5 Apr 1891 Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England7 Trent Street
Census[5] 31 Mar 1901 Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England41 Broad Marsh
Census[6] 2 Apr 1911 Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England41 Broad Marsh
Death[7] 1934 Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Bonser Singleton was born in 1854 at Allington in Lincolnshire, the fifth of ten children of a coachman and groom named Robert Singleton and his wife Eliza Worth Bonser - the couple obviously decided to give the child his mother's maiden name as a first name. Bonser presumably grew up at Allington, as his parents stayed there until late 1871 or 1872, although Bonser himself has not been traced in the 1871 census.

In 1872, Bonser's mother Eliza died, aged 46. Bonser was 17 at the time and had clearly left home, but some of his siblings were significantly younger than him when their mother died. In the 1881 census, Bonser was looking after his younger brother Frederick.

In 1877, Bonser married Selina Wright, a cigar maker from Boston in Lincolnshire. They moved to Nottingham and had ten children, although five died young. In Nottingham, Bonser worked as a boot maker.

Selina died in 1928, aged 78. Bonser outlived her by six years, dying in 1934, aged 80.

References
  1. Births index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.

    b. Bonser SINGLETON, June Quarter 1854, Newark Registration District, Vol. 7b, page 308

  2. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 9 General Register Office: 1861 Census Schedules, RG9/2481/12/18, 7 Apr 1861, Primary quality.

    Address: West Allington, Lincolnshire
    Robert Singleton, head, married, male, 42 [1818/9], Groom, b. Foston, Lincolnshire
    Eliza Singleton, wife, married, female, 35 [1825/6], b. East Stoke, Nottinghamshire
    Samuel Singleton, son, male, 14 [1846/7], Ag Boy, b. Foston, Lincolnshire
    Mary Eliz[abe]th Singleton, daughter, female, 10 [1850/1], Scholar, b. West Allington, Lincolnshire
    William Singleton, son, male, 8 [1852/3], Scholar, b. West Allington, Lincolnshire
    Bonser Singleton, son, male, 5 [1855/6], Scholar, b. West Allington, Lincolnshire
    James Singleton, son, male, 3 [1857/8], Scholar, b. West Allington, Lincolnshire
    Richard Singleton, son, male, 2 [1858/9], b. West Allington, Lincolnshire

  3. General Register Office. Public Record Office (PRO) RG 11 General Register Office: 1881 Census Schedules. (The National Archives), RG11/3362/4/1, 3 Apr 1881, Primary quality.

    Address: 7 Trent Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
    Bonser Singleton, head, married, male, 26 [1854/5], Boot Maker, b. West Allington, Lincolnshire
    Selina Singleton, wife, married, female, 30 [1850/1], Cigar Maker, b. Bolton
    Frederick Singleton, brother, unmarried, male, 15 [1865/6], Boot Maker, b. West Allington, Lincolnshire

  4. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 12 General Register Office: 1891 Census Schedules, RG12/2701/103/17, 5 Apr 1891, Primary quality.

    Address: 7 Trent Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
    4 rooms occupied
    Bonser Singleton, head, married, male, 35 [1855/6], Boot Maker, Employer, b. Allington, Lincolnshire
    Selina Singleton, wife, married, female, 39 [1851/2], b. Boston, Lincolnshire
    Florence M. Singleton, daughter, female, 9 [1881/2], Scholar, b. Nottingham
    George Singleton, son, male, 8 [1882/3], b. Nottingham
    Martha Singleton, daughter, female, 6 [1884/5], b. Nottingham
    Rose Singleton, daughter, female, 9mo [1890], b. Nottingham

  5. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 13 General Register Office: 1901 Census Schedules, RG13/3166/92/4, 31 Mar 1901, Primary quality.

    Address: 41 Broad Marsh, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
    5 or more rooms occupied
    Bonser Singleton, head, married, male, 46 [1854/5], Boot Maker, own account, working at home, b. Allington, Lincolnshire
    Selina Singleton, wife, married, female, 51 [1849/50], b. Boston, Lincolnshire
    Florence Singleton, daughter, single, female, 19 [1881/2], Machinist Shirt, worker, b. Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
    Bertha Singleton, daughter, single, female, 16 [1884/5], Machinist Shirt, worker, b. Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
    [page RG13/3166/93/5]
    Rose Singleton, daughter, single, female, 11 [1889/90], b. Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
    George Singleton, son, single, male, 18 [1882/3], Cabinet Maker, worker, b. Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

  6. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 14 General Register Office: 1911 Census Schedules, Nottinghamshire / Nottingham / SW / District 19 / Schedule 171, 2 Apr 1911, Primary quality.

    Address: 41 Broad Marsh, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
    5 rooms occupied
    Bonser Singleton, head, male, 56 [1854/5], married, Boot Maker, own account, working at home, b. Allington, Lincolnshire
    Selina Singleton, wife, female, 61 [1849/50], married 34 years, 10 children born alive, 5 children still living, b. Boston, Lincolnshire
    Rose Singleton, daughter, female, 20 [1890/1], single, Machinist Ladies Neck Wear - Blouse Manuf[actu]r[e], b. Nottingham

  7. Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.

    d. Bonser SINGLETON, December Quarter 1934, Nottingham Registration District, Vol. 7b, page 423, aged 80 [1853/4]