John Iddison

b. between July 1840 and September 1840, d. 30 June 1900
  • Father*: George Iddison b. bt 8 Apr 1806 - 7 Apr 1807, d. bt Oct 1868 - Dec 1868
  • Mother*: Sarah Ann Umpleby b. bt 8 Apr 1817 - 7 Apr 1818, d. bt Apr 1880 - Jun 1880
  • Birth*: John Iddison was born between July 1840 and September 1840 at Leeds, Yorkshire.1,2,3
  • Christening: He was christened on 6 September 1840 at Armley, Yorkshire.4,5
  • (Member Of Household) Census1841: They was listed as George Iddison in the 1841 census at Hilltop, Wortley, Leeds, Yorkshire.6
  • (Son) Census1851: They was listed as the son of George Iddison in the 1851 census at Hilltop, Armley, Leeds, Yorkshire.7
  • Occupation*: John Iddison was Plate Layer R+ in 1881 at Headlingley, Yorkshire.8
  • Census1881*: He appeared in the 1881 census at Headingley, Yorkshire.8
  • (Groom) Marriage*: He married Ann Smith between April 1883 and June 1883 at St. Stephen, Kirkstall, Leeds, Yorkshire.9,10,11
  • Occupation: John Iddison was a general labourer in April 1891.12
  • (Head Of Household) Census1891*: He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census at 18 Harrison Yard, Bramley, Leeds, Yorkshire.9
  • Death*: He died on 30 June 1900.13
  • Note*: He Killed by Boiling Tar. On Saturday morning, John Iddison (59), labourer, died at Leeds, Workhouse Infirmary from burns received whilst doing task work. He was an inmate of the tramp ward, and was engaged in boiling tar in a bucket which was placed on a fireplace of loose bricks. Whilst moving the bucket he spilled a quantity of the boiling tar over himself, inflicting injuries which terminated fatally. on 2 July 1900.13

Family: John Iddison and Ann Smith


  1. [S19] All Iddison, Quarterly Index of Births, Leeds (1838 - 1906).
  2. [S14] UK 1881 Census Surname Index, Age 41 at 1881 Cencus, FRC Ref: 4540 Folio 133 Page 9.
  3. [S22] FreeBMD database, online, Births, Jul - Sep 1840, Leeds, John Iddison. Leeds 23 457.
  4. [S4] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R).
  5. [S113] Family Search Genealogical Database, online, Name:     John Iddison
    Gender:     Male
    Christening Date:     06 Sep 1840
    Christening Place:     ARMLEY,YORK,ENGLAND
    Father's Name:     George Iddison
    Mother's Name:     Sarah
    Indexing Project (Batch) Number:     C00954-2
    System Origin:     England-ODM
    GS Film number:     918393
    Reference ID:.     
  6. [S95] Unknown census type for unknown census place (online image) "HO107 Piece 1342 Book/Folio 2/11 Page 14
    George Iddison, male aged about 30, agricultural labourer, born in Yorkshire.
    Sarah Iddison, female aged about 20, born in Yorkshire.
    Betsey Iddison, female aged 3, born in Yorkshire.
    John Iddison, male aged 11 months, born in Yorkshire."
  7. [S110] 1851 Microfilm & Online, unknown location, unknown record info, HO107 Piece 2314 Folio 446 Page 29
    George Iddison, head of family, married, male aged 40, Gardener to Mrs Wilson Armley Grange, born in Kirkby Malzeard, Yorkshire.
    Sarah Iddison, wife, female aged 33, born in Leathley, Otley, Yorkshire.
    Betsy Iddison, daughter, female aged 13, born in Otley, Yorkshire.
    John Iddison, son, male aged 10, born in Armley, Yorkshire.
    George Iddison, son, male aged 7, born in Armley, Yorkshire.
    Sarah Iddison, daughter, female aged 5, born in Armley, Yorkshire.
    Martha Iddison, daughter, female aged 3, born in Armley, Yorkshire.
    Ann Iddison, daughter, female aged 1, born in Armley, Yorkshire.
  8. [S14] UK 1881 Census Surname Index, FRC Ref: 4540 Folio 133 Page 9.
  9. [S82] Online for UK (online image) "RG12/3674 Folio 82 Page 31. John Iddison, head, married, 50, general labourer, employed, Armley, Yorkshire. Ann Iddison, wife, married, 48, Crosshouse Greenside."
  10. [S22] FreeBMD database, online, John Iddison & Annie Smith, marriage registered at Leeds between April and June 1883.. Leeds 9b 435.
  11. [S165] Index of unknown event type.
  12. [S82] Online for UK (online image).
  13. [S122] Unknown author, 'Killed By Boiling Tar', "unknown cd."