Timothy Bancroft
Ellen Mitchell
James Bancroft
Hannah Butterfield

Jabez Bancroft


Family Links

1. Deborah Waddington

2. Elizabeth Burt

Jabez Bancroft

  • Born: 18 Apr 1833, Crossroads, Yorkshire, England 311
  • Christened: 23 Jun 1833, Haworth, Yorkshire, England
  • Marriage (1): Deborah Waddington on 8 Jun 1854 in Keighley, Yorkshire, England
  • Marriage (2): Elizabeth Burt in Dec 1886 in Gloucester, England
  • Died: 4 Jan 1897, Keighley, Yorkshire, England at age 63 312
  • Buried: 8 Jan 1897, Keighley, Yorkshire, England

bullet   Another name for Jabez was Jabus Bancroft.


bullet  General Notes:

As noted on email from Jarlath Bancroft who has followed the Bancroft family.
Jabez was a very interesting character, who was a prolific collector of butterfiles, wild birds eggs and an amateur taxidermist.
After his first wife died he remarried and Harriet Pick didn't find out about her until somewhere around 1960.
1841 census aged 7 living at home at Wins Delf, Ingrow (from Jarlaths' 1841 Census)
1861 census shows family (3 boys) living at WINNS WOOD HOUSES/HAINWORTH.
His profession was COMM Clerk
1881 Census says he is a time keeper (chemical) living at West Street Huddersfield
In 1891 census shows him living at Carlton St/ Kly and married to Elizabeth aged 46 from Gloucestshire.
Note 11/26/07 Pam's notes said living at 14 Beatrice St, Beechcliffe
6/30/09 changed birth date from 4/13/ to 4/18 in line with EO Bancroft and J Pam Coburn
Changed christening from 6/25/ to 6/23 in line with IGI
Added 8/28/09 1871 Census he was living further along the road nearer Keighley at a place called 'Lower Utley' and his occupation was listed as 'Ale & Porter Dealer'.
Haworth, Yorkshire, England
9/28/12 Saw baptism is under Jabus Bancroft. Saw entry on findmypast for Deathduty records. says E Bancroft was executor
7/11/2013 Calling card shows address of 14 Beatrice St. Which is next to Carleton St in Beechcliffe, -filed B4 box

bullet  Research Notes:

Birth and death dates in engineering "bible". Eli's family records passed onto Steve Pick. I made an error in showing 4/1/1897 as April 1st instead of Jan 4th. However, Jabez has death as 8 Feb 1897 in Keighley in some information written by Jarlath Bancroft.
Mentioned email Arthur Bancroft 26 July 2005
8/21/09 Found piece of paper, hand written by EOB, probably, showing birth at Hollins Summer House, Crossroads Nr Keighley
10/29/10 In Whites 1854 directory for keighley has a Jabez Bancroft as shuttle maker at Dean, Ing
12/5/11 Probate copied from
Bancroft Jabez of Beatrice-street Keighley Yorkshire naturalist died 4 Jan 1897 Administration London 23 January to Elizabeth Bancroft widow Effects 49 18s


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1841 Census Bingley Bancroft: Jabez Bancroft aged 7, 7 Jun 1841, Winns Delf, Bingley. 313

1851 Census Bingley, Bancroft James: Jabez Bancroft son single age 17 Farmers sonPupil teacher born Bingley, 30 Mar 1851, Whins Delf, Yorkshire. 314

1861 Census Bingley, Bancroft: Jabez (head) mar aged 27 Commericial cl? born Bingley, 7 Apr 1861, Winns Wood House, Hainsworth, Yorkshire, England. 315

1871 Census Oakworth Bancroft Jabez: Jabez (head) mar aged 37 Ale and porter dealer, born Bingley, 2 Apr 1871, Low Utley, Oakworth, Keighley. 316

Bankruptcy Jabez bancroft: Meeting of creditors, 15 Jan 1878, Bradford, Yorkshire, England. 317

1881 Census Bancroft: Jabez aged 47 Time Keeper (Chemical), 3 Apr 1881, West Street, Huddersfield. 318

Court Hearing: Leeds Mercury - Yorkshire Assizes-Ackroyd v Hargreaves, 14 Feb 1882, Nelson, Lancs. 319 It appears Jabez bancrofts was leasing a ground floor for storage in Nelson when he was an ale and porter merchant, but had gone bankrupt. While renting he paid
2/10/- a month and later with more space 3/4/- a month

Register of Grants for burial: Paid for freehold grave #724 in Keighley Cemetery, 5 Aug 1884, Sandywood Villas, Keighley. 320

1891 Census Keighley Bancroft Jabez: Jabez Bancroft, aged 57 Cashier Engine and machine tool works, born Bingley, 5 Apr 1891, 14 Carlton Street, Keighley, Yorks. 321


Jabez married Deborah Waddington, daughter of Eli Waddington and Maria Mawson, on 8 Jun 1854 in Keighley, Yorkshire, England. (Deborah Waddington was born on 13 Jan 1831 in Hainworth, Yorkshire, England 322, christened on 24 May 1832 in Haworth, Yorkshire, England,323 died on 22 Jul 1884 in Keighley, Yorkshire, England and was buried on 25 Jul 1884 in Keighley, Yorkshire, England.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Free BMD shown June 1854 Keighley Vol 9a page 197
5/28/13 Marriage entry from Bingley all saints
entry 43 5 June 1854 Jabez Bancroft Deborah Waddington both of fullm age bachelor and spinster.
Occupation Jabez Book keeper residing New Rd, Deborah Hainworth
Fathers Eli Waddington mason and James Bancroft farmer.

married 5.6.1854 at Bingley All Saints by Banns
Jabez signed his name witnesses Richard Beaver & Maria Waddington her mark x
Deborah made her mark


Jabez next married Elizabeth Burt in Dec 1886 in Gloucester, England. (Elizabeth Burt was born about May 1845 in Taynton, Gloucester, England, christened on 1 Jun 1845 in Taynton, Gloucester, England and died about Jun 1937 in Weymouth.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Free BMD Marriages Dec 1886

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