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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / 1861 Census Occupation
« on: Friday 27 July 18 16:58 BST (UK)  »
Hi, was just wondering if anyone could identify what the occupation is listed as from this screenshot of the 1861 census. I'm referring to the top one in the photo.  :)

Hope the image has attached ok!

Shropshire / Mytton Family of Shropshire
« on: Wednesday 13 June 18 16:10 BST (UK)  »
Hi, trying to solve a family mystery!

There's a rumour that my Great Great Grandmother's family are somehow related to the Mytton's of Shropshire. The rumours usually centre around John 'Mad Jack' Mytton, but there's nothing more specific.
My Great Great Grandmother was May Tisdale, born in Meole Brace, Shropshire about 1891. She died in Shropshire in 1961. If there was any connection, it would be from her family.
Her mother's name I believe was Jane Sheffield (born abt. 1851), so the connection would be with the Sheffield or Tisdale's and the Mytton's.
Alternatively, the connection could be further back - with Jane's mother, but I'm unsure of her maiden name, but I think she was named Harriet and possibly born about 1828 in Shropshire.

If anyone has done any research on the Mytton family I'd greatly appreciate some help if any of the names mentioned appear familiar! Or just advice on how best to tackle this mystery would also be brilliant.


Shropshire / Shropshire Mytton Family
« on: Wednesday 13 June 18 16:00 BST (UK)  »
I've been doing family history research on and off for a couple of years now, but there's one line I just can't seem to make any progress with.

There's been a 'rumour' on my maternal grandmother's side that we are somehow related to the Mytton family of Shropshire, and John 'Mad Jack' Mytton is the focus of these rumours.
My Great Great Grandmother May Tisdale (who married Arthur William Castings) was born in Meole Brace in Shropshire about 1891, and died 1961 in Shropshire. This is where the connection, if any, would be. From my research her parents were John Tisdale and Jane Sheffield, also both of Shropshire.

Long story short, I don't know how best to proceed. Do I start with John Mytton and work down trying to confirm a connection that way? So far I have found no link with the Sheffield or Tisdale families and the Mytton's.

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