Miss Mary Jane Buckton & Miss Hannah Shaw

Miss M. Buckton & Miss H. Shaw

Kind permission of the Evening Despatch

Found in the Evening Despatch for Saturday, 21 July, 1917 is the photograph for the two women, both from Aycliffe. Miss M. Buckton is described as the first woman to work at Rise Carr ironworks. This part was presumably of the war effort.  

Mary Jane Buckton was baptized December 22, 1894 at St. Andrew's Chuch, Aycliffe. Her mother was Betsy Buckton.

In the 1911 census Mary is living with her grandparents, John and Mary Buckton.

Mary married William Robinson in 1921 and had a daughter Nancy in 1922.

Hannah Shaw was born in Aycliffe in 1900.

Her parents were Alfred Shaw and Hannah Elizabeth Lockey. Alfred was a platelayer living in Heighington Street, Aycliffe in 1911.

Hannah married Albert John William Outhwaite July 31, 1920.


1901 census for Aycliffe Mary J. Buckton, granddaughter, age six, living with her grandparents John and Mary Buckton, born in Aycliffe.

48 High Street Buckton John Head M 58 Limestone Quarryman Worker Durham Aycliffe 1843
Buckton Mary Wife M 61 Durham Aycliffe 1840
Buckton Thomas Son S 35 Joiner Worker, at home Durham Aycliffe 1866
Buckton Violet Daughter S 30 General Servant domestic Worker, at home Durham Aycliffe 1871
Buckton Nancy Daughter S 25 General Servant domestic Worker, at home Durham Aycliffe 1876
Buckton Gertrude Daughter S 23 General Servant domestic Worker, at home Durham Aycliffe 1878
Buckton Walter Son S 19 Limestone Quarryman Worker Durham Aycliffe 1882
Scur James Boarder S 28 Traction Engine driver Worker Yorkshire Silton? 1873
Buckton Mary J Granddaughter 6 School Durham Aycliffe 1895


. Whether Hannah Shaw above is the correct H. Shaw, great granddaughter of Sir William Chaytor in the newpaper article is not certain.

An entry for Sir William Chaytor, Inspector of Factories, Baronet,J.P., living at Croft Hall has been found in the 1881 census.

1901 census for Hannah Shaw

248 55 Heighington Street Shaw Alfred Head M 38 Railway Platelayer Durham Hart 1863
249 Shaw Hannah Wife M 38 Durham Aycliffe 1863
250 Shaw William Son S 18 Limestone Quarryman Durham Aycliffe 1883
251 Shaw Elizabeth Daughter S 12 School Durham Aycliffe 1889
252 Shaw George Son S 10 School Durham Aycliffe 1891
253 Shaw Robert Son S 7 School Durham Aycliffe 1894
254 Shaw Thomas Son S 8 Durham Aycliffe 1893
255 Shaw Hannah Daughter S 4 months Durham Aycliffe #VALUE!