John Henry Bainbridge 1892-1940

John Henry was the youngest of five siblings, born 2 March 1892 in Tollerton, to Elizabeth Ann Headley and Charles Bainbridge, a platelayer for North Eastern Railways. John Henry was named after his great grandfather John Bainbridge and grandfather Henry Bainbridge.

Unlike his elder siblings in domestic service, John Henry, took an apprenticeship with a clothing and outfitting retailer in York, living with his elder sister’s family, Elizabeth, in Brownlow Street in The Groves neighbourhood.

St Maurice Parish Church, Monkgate, York.
St Maurice Parish Church, Monkgate, York. The building was removed in the 1960s and the churchyard is now a public green space.

The 21 year old bachelor, John Henry Bainbridge, married 24 year oldĀ  spinster, Adelaide Edgar, at St Maurice Parish Church in York, 9 April 1913.

The newly weds settled in the village of Newton on Ouse, 9 miles northwest of York, where John Henry opened a grocery shop on Moor Lane, the main street entering the village, opposite the school.

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Bainbridge of Bainbridge

The Bainbridge family line can be traced back to Oulston, a small picturesque village in the Howardian Hills of North Yorkshire. Since the middle of the eighteenth century, our family migrated over twenty miles, across six generations, and almost 200 years, to arrive in Newton-on-Ouse.

Village Green in Oulston, North Yorkshire, & Gordon Hatton -
Oulston Village Green, looking toward
Squirrel Cottage
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Onions not Edgars

While researching our Edgar family tree I noted a name change of John Thomas Onions (1842-1924) to Edgar in his childhood and that led me to document the lost history of our Onions ancestors.

Adelaide Edgar, John Thomas Onions, & 18th Century Staffordshire
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