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Herefordshire Lookup Requests / Re: 1891 & 1901 - Miranda Saxty & Father
« on: Tuesday 10 April 07 23:02 BST (UK)  »
Thank you for your welcome and reply!  Of course you can have a copy of the death cert - if you let me have your e-mail that will be fine.

As to the relationship between CHS and Miranda:  Miranda had two older siblings - a brother Thomas b1844 and sister Ellen b1846.  Their mother Maria Wheeler eventually married Thomas Knight in 1850, and they had two more children.  The name Knight is actually on Ellen's birth certificate (although crossed out and re-inserted).  So she definitely knew Thomas before Miranda's birth. 

I believe CHS was in Batheaston in 1841, married in Bedminster (Bristol) in 1850 and was in Liverpool in the 1851 census, so unless you know that he could have been in Gloucester in 1847, my instinct is that he and Miranda had the affair!

Fascinating, isn't it?

Herefordshire Lookup Requests / Re: 1891 & 1901 - Miranda Saxty & Father
« on: Friday 06 April 07 22:38 BST (UK)  »
I have come across this entry with great interest and think I know who Miranda is ...
She is Miranda Knight (the sister of my great great grandmother, Ellen) b3 Sep 1847 in Gloucester and registered as Miranda Wheeler as her parents did not marry until 1850.  She is shown on the 1851, 1861 and 1871 censuses living with her parents, and in the 1901 census (unmarried) with her sister Ellen and brother-in-law Robert Hayes.  I believe she is shown as Miranda Wheeler Saxty in the 1891 census living as the 'daughter' of Charles Henry Saxty.  Charles' wife and family continued to live in Oxford Street, Gloucester in 1881 and 1891, just a few doors away from the Knights in 1871.
I have a copy of Charles Saxty's death certificate - Charles Henry Saxty died of apoplexy on 4 June 1898 at Oaklands, Lyonshall, aged 70, and the informant was "Miranda Saxty, daughter, present at the death".  After this presumably Miranda moved back to Gloucester and lived with her sister and brother-in-law.

What do you think?

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