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Janetta  NORTH

Janetta NORTH

Female 1848 - 1920  (~ 71 years)

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  • Name Janetta NORTH  [1, 2
    Born Oct 1848  Sutton le Marsh, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Sources: Ann Shalders;
    Christened 5 Nov 1848  Sutton le Marsh, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 5 May 1920  , Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Source: Ann Shalder
    Notes 
    • A widow in 1901
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      A Mrs. Janetta Pratt traveled to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia arriving on 17 March 1902 aboard the ship Duke of Norfolk.
      See Queensland State Archives, Series ID 13086, Registers of Immigrant Ships Arrivals, Roll: M1707.
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      Hello again Ron,
      Thanks to a note on your website saying that a Janetta Pratt went to Queensland, Australia in 1902, I finally found the correct date of death for her-  5th May, 1920 in Queensland. I will need to order a death certificate to find a more exact location. The only other record I had found was for a Janetta Pratt in Leicestershire in 1906 but her age was wrong and I had always had doubts that it was my great-grandmother Janetta. Now I know for sure that she died in Queensland because her parents William North and Mary Ann Dixon were correctly listed. I was quite excited to discover all this today.
      Regards,
      Ann Shalders.
      ===
      Received from Ann Shalders 12-22-2102

      Janetta's Story

      Janetta North was born in Sutton on Sea in Lincolnshire, England about October 1848 to William North and his wife Mary Ann Dixon. Janetta was baptised on 5th November 1848. She is listed in the census of 1851 as a 3 year old and in 1861 at 13 years old. In 1864 she gave birth to a daughter, Fanny Parker North, who was baptised in February, 1865. Janetta would only have been 16 when Fanny was born and the identity of the father is uncertain. The only clue is her middle name Parker and the fact that when Fanny's death was registered in Queensland, Australia, in 1955, her father was listed as Parker North. Perhaps he was a cousin of Janetta's.
      A son, John Thomas North, was born in the third quarter of the year, 1868, as Janetta neared her 20th birthday. John's father is unknown. John is shown as a 3 year old, with Fanny, 6, his mother Janetta, 22, along with two of Janetta's brothers, Eardley and Matthew, and their mother Mary Ann in the 1871 census. They were still living in Janetta's birthplace, Sutton on Sea. I am not sure what happened to John Thomas North as he is not listed with his family in census records after 1871.
      On 5th August, 1875, in the Union Workhouse, Louth, in Lincolnshire, Janetta gave birth to a daughter, Mary Ann. The birth was registered by J. Castledine, the Master of the workhouse. No father is listed and Janetta is described as a domestic servant.
      On 9th October, 1876, Janetta married John Pratt in the parish church in Trusthorpe, Lincolnshire, witnessed by her brother Eardley and Hannah Maria Shaw, who was the wife of a sailor. Janetta was pregnant at the marriage because John Henry Pratt was born in March, 1877. He was baptised on 3rd March and then he died and was buried on 8th March. Another son, John Herbert Pratt was born in the first quarter of the year 1878, probably in January as he was baptised on 25th January 1879 at the age of 1 year.
      In the 1881 census, Janetta is listed as a widow. I spent many hours fruitlessly searching for a record of John Pratt's death until I found a note in the parish register at the baptism of Janetta's daughter, Thirza Jane on 14th June 1881 that Janetta was a married woman who had been deserted by her husband some years back. Thirza had been born in the first quarter of 1881 and died and was buried on 21st September 1881. Once again the father was not known.
      In 1884, Janetta gave birth to another son, James Ernest Pratt, who probably lived only a few days since he was baptised on 13th August and buried on 16th August. Yet again the father is unknown. Janetta would have been nearly 36 years old when she lost James, her seventh and last child.
      In 1891 Janetta was still living in Trusthorpe, with her daughter Mary Ann North, 15, her son John Herbert Pratt, 13, and her brother, Matthew. In 1901, the household comprised Janetta, her daughter Mary Ann and her son-in-law Arthur Snowden. They had been married in Trusthorpe on 17th June 1900, witnessed by John Herbert Pratt and Emma Snowden.
      In 1902, Janetta left England and sailed to Australia on the ship Duke of Norfolk, arriving at Brisbane, Queensland on 17th March. Her eldest daughter Fanny had married Charles Bucknall in 1884 and migrated to Queensland in 1886. Janetta's son John Herbert Pratt also migrated to Queensland in 1910. Janetta died in Queensland, Australia, on 5th May, 1920 aged 71.
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    Person ID I8789  Ronald Allen Snowden Family Tree
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2012 

    Father William NORTH,   b. 1796, Well, Lincolnshire, England. UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1873, Bourne, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Dixon,   b. 1807, Cockerington, Lincolnshire, England. UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 11 Aug 1829  South Cockerington, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • St. Leonards Parish record.
    _UID F65FC2639F514EE789508475A7A4505B670A 
    Family ID F9035  Group Sheet

    Family 1 John PRATT,   b. Abt 1841, , Lincolnshire, England. UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 9 Oct 1876  Trusthorpe, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Trusthorp Parish /church
    _UID 2C737660530045729601DADFA3FB09C93FEF 
    Children 
     1. John Henry PRATT,   b. Mar 1877, Trusthorpe, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Herbert PRATT,   b. Abt 1878, Trusthorpe, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F6159  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Unknown spouse #1 
    _UID 8AF8D97EA3A84E8DB0481AC50E79E2BCFB59 
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann NORTH,   b. 5 Aug 1875, Louth, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1972, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     2. Fanny Parker NORTH,   c. 12 Feb 1865, Sutton le Marsh, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1955, , Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years)
    Family ID F9036  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Unknown 
    _UID BB224735C70D405F9C4BFD418C4E4E112AE2 
    Children 
     1. Anna M NORTH,   b. Abt 1859, Sutton le Marsh, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F9081  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Photo of Janetta North
Circa unknown
    Photo of Janetta North Circa unknown

  • Sources 
    1. [S346] 1901 England Census--Trusthorpe, St. Peters Parish, Lincolnshire (part of Lindsey), England.

    2. [S820] 1861 England Census--Cockerington, Lincolnshire, England, UK.