Frederick William Charlesworth was born on 5 January 1854, probably in Hunslet, to David Charlesworth and Elizabeth. He was baptised at St Peter’s Church in Leeds on 14 March 1854 and his father was recorded as a “Mechanic”.
The 1861 shows that the family were now living at the Victoria Inn at the junction between Victoria Street and Hunslet Road. His father is described as a “Beerhouse keeper” and Frederick is 7 years old and a scholar. The Victoria Inn would continue in the family with Frederick’s brother, Albert Edwin, running the inn until at least 1901.
Frederick’s father died in 1862 aged only 43. In 1871the census shows that Frederick’s mother, Elizabeth, continued to run the Inn with her son, Walter Henry, working as a brewer. Frederick was 17 years old and working as a pawn broker.
Frederick married Mary Jane Wood at Brunswick Wesleyan Church on 21 February 1878. Frederick was still living at the inn and working as a pawnbroker. Mary Jane lived at Albert Place in Chapeltown and her deceased father, James Wood, had been a shoemaker.
Frederick and Mary had the following two children, both who died in infancy:
At the time of the 1881 Census, Frederick and Mary were living in Hunslet near Jack Lane with their 2 year old son “F David”. Frederick was a beer seller and they were living in an Inn whose name I can’t read on the census.
In 1891, at the age of 37, Frederick and Mary had moved to Rose Villa on the Leeds Road in Pannal near Harrogate and Frederick was now recorded as a “Retired Publican”. Living with them was his wife’s widowed sister, Anne Elizabeth Hield and her children – Ethel (9) and Jessie (8). Anne’s husband, James Henry Hield, had been a commercial traveller.
The 1901 Census shows that Frederick, Mary and their niece, Jessie, had moved to 14 Town Street in Chapel Allerton. Frederick was now 47 years old and “Living on own means”.
Frederick and Mary were still living at 14 Town Street at the time of the 1911 Census.
Frederick died on 12 December 1917 aged 63 whilst still living at 14 Town Street. He was buried with his two children in St Matthew’s churchyard on 15 December 1917.
SON OF JAMES AND MARY WOOD
SHOE MAKER OF THIS TOWN WHO DIED
JULY 4TH 1862 AGED 12 YEARS
ALSO OF EMILY PAWSON WOOD WHO
DIED FEBRUARY 16TH 1866 AGED
3 YEARS AND 11 MONTHS
ALSO PERCY CHARLESWORTH
WHO DIED JULY 31ST 1881
AGED 3 WEEKS
ALSO FREDERICK DAVID CHARLESWORTH
WHO DIED OCTOBER 6TH 1881
AGED 3 YEARS
GRANDCHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
ALSO FREDERICK WILLIAM CHARLESWORTH
SON IN LAW OF THE ABOVE NAMED
JAMES AND MARY WOOD
WHO DIED DECEMBER 12TH 1917
IN HIS 64TH YEAR
“PEACE, PERFECT PEACE”
ALSO MARY JANE CHARLESWORTH
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE NAMED
JAMES AND MARY WOOD
AND WIDOW OF THE ABOVE NAMED
FREDERICK WILLIAM CHARLESWORTH
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 12TH 1922
AGED 70 YEARS