Person:Sidney Colman (1)

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  • HSidney Hall Colman1853 - 1928
  • WAlice Perry1859 - 1893
m. 2 Aug 1880
m. 4 Jul 1894
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Name Sidney Hall Colman
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1853 Taunton, Somerset, England
Christening[2] 1 Apr 1855 Bristol, Gloucestershire, EnglandSt Mary, Redcliffe
Census[3] 7 Apr 1861 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England30 Centre Crescent, Bedminster
Census[4] 2 Apr 1871 Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales6 Trafalgar Terrace Lower
Marriage 2 Aug 1880 Stretford, Lancashire, EnglandSt Matthew
to Alice Perry
Census[5] 3 Apr 1881 Crumpsall, Lancashire, EnglandManchester Workhouse
Census[6] 5 Apr 1891 Manchester, Lancashire, England146 Cheetham Hill Road
Marriage 4 Jul 1894 Manchester, Lancashire, EnglandSt Stephen, Hulme
to Beatrice Eveline Timothy
Census[7] 31 Mar 1901 Manchester, Lancashire, England16 Queen Street
Census[8] 2 Apr 1911 Manchester, Lancashire, EnglandFarm Lodge, Manchester Workhouse
Death[9] 1928 Manchester, Lancashire, England

Sidney Hall Colman was born in 1853 at Taunton in Somerset, son of Mary Colman, formerly Hall, and her husband John Colman, a master mariner. The family did not stay long in Taunton after Sidney's birth, and by 1855 had moved to the city of Bristol, where Sidney was baptised on 1st April 1855 along with his baby brother Walter. The 1861 census finds the family living at 30 Centre Crescent in the Bedminster area of Bristol. By 1871 the family had moved to Wales, living at 6 Trafalgar Terrace Lower in Swansea. Sidney was working as an accountant at this time.

By 1880, Sidney had moved to the Manchester area, where he was employed as a superintendent at the Manchester Workhouse (which was outside the city's boundaries in the parish of Crumpsall at the time, until 1890 when Crumpsall was absorbed into Manchester). On 2nd August 1880, aged about 27, he married Alice Perry at Stretford, to the south-west of Manchester. They went on to have six children in the Manchester are between 1882 and 1892, although the fourth child died as a baby.

The 1891 census finds Sidney, Alice and their children living at 146 Cheetham Hill Road in Manchester. The census form notes that they lived in the "Back part of" the house, suggesting it had been subdivided.

Alice died in 1893, aged 34. Early the following year their youngest child also died, aged two.

On 4th July 1894, Sidney married again. His second wife was Beatrice Eveline Timothy. She had been working as a hospital nurse at Manchester Workhouse at the time of the 1891 census, which is presumably how they met. They married at St Stephen's Church in the Hulme area of Manchester.

Sidney and Beatrice went on to have another six children between 1895 and 1910. The 1901 census finds the family living at 16 Queen Street in Manchester. Sidney and Beatrice's eldest son died in 1903.

The 1911 census finds the family living at Farm Lodge on the Manchester Workhouse site. Both Sidney and Beatrice were described as workhouse officers at this time.

Sidney died in Manchester in 1928, aged 74. Beatrice survived him by nearly 28 years.

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

    b. Sydney COLMAN, September Quarter 1853, Taunton Registration District, Volume 5c, page 393, mother's maiden name Hall

  2. Baptisms register, in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. Parish Registers of St Mary, Redcliffe (Bristol Archives, Bristol).
    BAPTISMS solemnized in the Parish of St Mary Redcliff in the County of Bristol in the Year 1855
    No.When BaptizedChild's Christian NameParents' NameAbodeQuality, Trade, or ProfessionBy whom the Ceremony was performed
    ChristianSurname
    19191855 April 1stSydney Hall son ofJohn and MaryColman9 Redcliff CrescentMaster MarinerW.P.S. Bingham, Curate

    Baptised same day as brother Walter John.

  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1861 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG9; Piece 1704; Folio 111; Page 7, 7 Apr 1861.

    Address: 30 Centre Crescent, Bedminster, Bristol
    John W. Colman, head, married, male, 55 [1805/6], Master Mariner, b. Ipplepen, Devon
    Mary Colman, wife, married, female, 40 [1820/1], b. Crewkerne, Somerset
    Sidney H. Colman, son, male, 7 [1853/4], Scholar, b. Taunton, Somerset
    Walter J. Colman, son, male, 6 [1854/5], Scholar, b. City & County of Bristol

  4. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). England and Wales. 1871 Census Schedules. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG10; Piece 5451; Folio 65; Page 22, 2 Apr 1871.

    Address: 6 Trafalgar Terrace Lower, Swansea, Glamorgan
    Capt[ain] John Colman, head, married, male, 65 [1805/6], Master Marriner [sic], b. Ipplepen, Devon
    Mary Colman, wife, married, female, 50 [1820/1], b. Crewkerne, Somerset
    Sedney [sic] Colman, son, unmarried, male, 17 [1853/4], Accountant, b. Taunton, Somerset
    Walter Colman, son, unmarried, male, 16 [1854/5], Druggist's Apprentice, b. Bristol, Somerset
    Mary Colman, daughter, unmarried, female, 6 [1864/5], Scholar, b. Bristol, Somerset
    Mary Williams, servant, unmarried, female, 21 [1849/50], General Servant, b. Gower, Glamorganshire

  5. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1881 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands: . (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG11; Piece 4027; Folio 22; Page 39, 3 Apr 1881.

    Address: Manchester Workhouse, Crumpsall, Lancashire
    [many staff and inmates, including:]
    Sidney Colman, married, male, 27 [1853/4], Sup[erintenden]t Able Bodied Men, b. Taunton, Somerset

  6. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1891 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG12; Piece 3263; Folio 74; Page 10, 5 Apr 1891.

    Address: Back part of 146 Cheetham Hill Road, Cheetham, Manchester, Lancashire
    Sydney H. Colman, head, married, male, 37 [1853/4], Official in W[ork]house, b. Taunton, Somerset
    Alice Colman, wife, married, female, 30 [1860/1], b. Stafford, Staffordshire
    Florence M. Colman, daughter, female, 9 [1881/2], b. Manchester, Lancashire
    Bertha A. Colman, daughter, female, 7 [1883/4], b. Manchester, Lancashire
    Edgar W. Colman, son, male, 4 [1886/7], b. Manchester, Lancashire
    Lennard A. Colman, son, male, 1 [1889/90], b. Manchester, Lancashire

  7. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). England and Wales. 1901 Census Schedules: also for the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG13; Piece 3768; Folio 158; Page 29, 31 Mar 1901.

    Address: 16 Queen Street, Manchester, Lancashire
    Sidney H. Colman, head, married, male, 47 [1853/4], Workhouse Official, worker, b. Taunton, Somerset
    Beatrice E. Colman, wife, married, female, 32 [1868/9], b. London, Middlesex
    George A. Colman, son, single, male, 12 [1888/9], b. Manchester, Lancashire
    Victor S. Colman, son, single, male, 5 [1895/6], b. Manchester, Lancashire
    Mabel I. Colman, daughter, female, 2 [1898/9], b. Manchester, Lancashire
    Sarah Winifred Horniman, servant, widow, female, 29 [1871/2], Domestic Servant, b. Bangor, North Wales
    Nina G. Colman, daughter, female, 2 months, b. Manchester, Lancashire

  8. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1911 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG14; Piece 24201; Schedule 272, 2 Apr 1911.

    Address: Farm Lodge, Manchester Workhouse, Crumpsall, Manchester, Lancashire
    4 rooms occupied
    Sidney Hall Colman, head, male, 57 [1853/4], married, Workhouse Officer - Manchester Board of Guardians, worker, b. Taunton, Somerset
    Beatrice Eveline Colman, wife, female, 44 [1866/7], married 17 years, 6 children born to marriage, 5 children still living, Workhouse Officer - Manchester Board of Guardians, worker, working at home, b. Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
    Mabel Irene Colman, daughter, female, 12 [1898/9], School, b. Manchester, Lancashire
    Nina Grace Colman, daughter, female, 10 [1900/1], School, b. Manchester, Lancashire
    Frank Vincent Colman, son, male, 8 [1902/3], b. Manchester, Lancashire
    Olive Constance Colman, daughter, female, 5 [1905/6], b. Manchester, Lancashire
    Vivian Hall Colman, son, male, 1 [1909/10], b. Manchester, Lancashire

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

    d. Sidney Hall COLMAN, June Quarter 1928, Manchester North Registration District, Volume 8d, page 639, aged 74 [1853/4]