John Roberts Fozzard

(born 16 May 1892 Oldham, Lancashire died 1965)

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Maternal grandmother: not known

Maternal grandfather: not known


Paternal grandmother: Sarah Ann Shaw (born 1841 Sandleworth, Yorkshire )  

married 1853 Knaresborough district, Yorkshire

Paternal grandfather: John Fozzard (born 1838 Sandleworth, Yorkshire )  


Mother: Annie Roberts (born 1867 Holmfirth, Yorkshire)  

Father Jesiah Fozzard (born 1866 Saddleworth, Yorkshire)  

Sister: Mary Hannah Fozzard (born 1891 Oldham, Lancashire )  

Brother: Herbert Fozzard (born 1895 Oldham, Lancashire )  

Brother: Charles Fozzard (born 1898 Oldham, Lancashire )  

Sister: Florence Fozzard (born 1901 Oldham, Lancashire )  

Sister: Sarah Ann Fozzard (born 1903 Oldham, Lancashire )  

Wife: Florence Robertshaw (born 1889 Oldham, Lancashire died 1981 ) married 1916 Oldham, Lancashire  

Daughter: Florence Fozzard (born 1919 died 4.10.2010 Leyton, Essex) 2 children  

Husband: Frank Alexander Middlemiss (born 25.3.1920 Leyton, Essex )   View NotesHide notes  

Frank “was born at 38, Canterbury Road, Leyton and educated at Canterbury Road School, Leyton, and the Leyton County High School, along with his cousins Ernest and Douglas. He spent the 2nd World War in the Royal Army Medical Corps, serving in all the countries from India to Italy. He was taken prisoner on the Anzio beachhead in February 1944 and spent fourteen months as a prisoner of war in Italy and Germany. When he eventually came out of the Army he was fortunate enough to obtain a Government Further Education grant and went to London University, where he took his B.Sc. (and later his Ph.D.) in Geology.

“He was taken on to the staff of his own college (Queen Mary College) and remained there for the rest of his working life, gradually rising through the ranks of Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, University Reader and finally Emeritus Reader. He loved his job, as he always got on well with students, and went on working until he was 76. From 1981 until 2004 he was Chairman of ACE Residents' Association, the residents' association covering the whole of his part of Woodford.

“In his first week at the College he met fellow student Florence Fozzard (9th February 1919- ), from Oldham, and they were married in 1949. Florence had spent the war years as Secretary, Bursar and Assistant Matron at a boys' boarding school in her native Oldham and had come to College as a mature student. Afterwards she had a variety of jobs, mainly secretarial, including being Personal Secretary to the man who ran the National Industrial Relations Court, and she finished up by being an Inspector in the Department of Health and Social Security until she retired at the age of sixty.”

Frank Middlemiss online notes

Daughter: Stella Margaret Middlemiss (born 1951 )  

Daughter: Joan Florence Middlemiss (born 1956 )  

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Census records:

1841 Pastures, Rochdale, Saddleworth, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Ridi
Fozard Hannah F 35 1806 Yorkshire 4035
Fozard Selina F 9 1832 Yorkshire 4036
Fozard John M 4 1837 Yorkshire 4031
Fozard Thomas M 2 1839 Yorkshire 4037
Fozard Eliza F 0 1841 Yorkshire 4038

1851 Pastures, Stine Rake, Saddleworth, Yorkshire
Kershaw John Head Married M 39 1812 Stone Getter Crompton, Lancashire
Kershaw Hannah Wife Married F 47 1804 Saddleworth, Yorkshire 4035
Fozzard John Son Unmarried M 15 1836 Cotton Piecer Saddleworth, Yorkshire 4031
Fozzard Thomas Son Unmarried M 13 1838 Cotton Piecer Saddleworth, Yorkshire 4037
Fozzard Elizabeth Daughter Unmarried F 11 1840 Errand Girl Saddleworth, Yorkshire 4038

1861 Scont Head, Saddleworth, Yorkshire
Fozzard John Head Married M 23 1838 Cotton Spinning Sandleworth, Yorkshire 4031
Fozzard Sarah Ann Wife Married F 20 1841 Cotton Speed Minder Sandleworth, Yorkshire 4032

1871 Spring Mill, Toll Bar House, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Ridi
Shaw Thomas Head Marr M 65 1806 Tollgate Keeper Yorkshire, Huddersfield 4033
Shaw Elizabeth Wife Marr F 55 1816 Household Occupation Yorkshire, Sowerby Bridge 4034
Fozzard Jessiah Grandson M 5 1866 Scholar Yorkshire, Saddleworth 4022
Standhaven Joseph M 25 1846
Standhaven Sarah Ann F 20 1851 4032

1881 Heywood Lane, Yorkshire (West riding)
Standins Joseph Head Married M 57 1824 Gardener (M) Saddleworth, Yorkshire
Standins Sarah A Wife Married F 40 1841 Greetland, Yorkshire 4032
Fozzard Jesiah Son Single M 15 1866 Cotton Piecer Saddleworth, Yorkshire 4022

1891 Darker Street, Oldham, Lancashire
Robertshaw John W Head Married M 26 1865 Grocer Lancashire, Oldham 4039
Robertshaw Sarah H Wife Married F 26 1865 Lancashire, Oldham 4028
Robertshaw Thomas Son M 4 1887 Lancashire, Oldham 4029
Robertshaw Florrie Daughter F 1 1890 Lancashire, Oldham 4020
Embley Helena Visitor F 1 1890 Lancashire, Oldham

1901 411, Ripponden Road, Lancashire
Fozzard Jesiah Head Married M 35 1866 Police Constable Saddleworth, Yorkshire 4022
Fozzard Annie Wife Married F 34 1867 Holmfirth, Yorkshire 4023
Fozzard Mary Hannah Daughter F 10 1891 Oldham, Lancashire 4024
Fozzard John Robt Son M 8 1893 Oldham, Lancashire 4021
Fozzard Herbert Son M 6 1895 Oldham, Lancashire 4025
Fozzard Charles Son M 3 1898 Oldham, Lancashire 4026
Fozzard Florence Daughter F 0 1901 Oldham, Lancashire 4030

1911 411 Ripponden Road, Oldham, Lancashire
Fozzard Jesiah Head Married M 45 1866 Police Constable Yorkshire Saddleworth 4022
Fozzard Annie Wife Married F 44 1867 - Yorkshire Holmfirth 4023
Fozzard Mary Hannah Daughter Single F 20 1891 Cardroom Operative Speed Tenter Cotton Lancashire Oldham 4024
Fozzard John Roberts Son Single M 18 1893 Apprentice Fitter Iron Lancashire Oldham 4021
Fozzard Herbert Son Single M 16 1895 Weaver Cotton Lancashire Oldham 4025
Fozzard Charles Son Single M 13 1898 Weaver Cotton Lancashire Oldham 4026
Fozzard Sarah Ann Daughter Single F 8 1903 School Lancashire Oldham 4027

1911 449 Ripponden R Oldham Lancashire, Lancashire
Radcliffe William Head Married M 57 1854 Warehouseman Lancashire Oldham
Radcliffe Sarah Hannah Wife Married F 47 1864 Housekeeper Lancashire Oldham 4028
Robertshaw Thomas Stepson Single M 24 1887 Joiner Lancashire Oldham 4029
Robertshaw Florence Stepdaughter Single F 21 1890 Cotton Weaver Lancashire Oldham 4020