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Westmorland / Isabella Parke b. abt. 1804 of Lupton, Westmorland
« on: Sunday 06 January 19 11:50 GMT (UK)  »
Happy New Year all!

Isabella Parke married John Dixon on 12 November 1828, Preston Patrick, Westmorland (England Marriages 1538-1973, Find My Past). The census of 1841, Old Hutton, Westmorland shows the couple farming at Ewebank, nr New Hutton, with seven children and John's mother Mary Dixon. The 1851 census of Crosthwaite & Lyth, shows the couple farming at Rawson's Lyth, with five children. These details fit with descendants later reporting births in Lythe and Levens area.

John Dixon was born 18 April 1805, baptised  26 May 1805, Kendal, son of James and Mary Dixon. The 1851 census gives Isabella as 47, born Lupton and with husband John being 45, born Kendal. I have been unable to find any suitable birth records for Isabella Parke born about 1804, Lupton on Ancestry, Family Search or Find My Past databases.

There is a marriage record for a Joseph Parke to Hannah Kilner on 20 May 1807, at Preston Patrick. There are subsequent christenings  for Jane Parke, 13 November 1808, Preston Patrick and Tamar Parke, about 1810, Preston Richard - both daughters of Joseph and Hannah Parke.

There is an Isabella Park, baptised 10 Jun 1810, Witherslack, Westmorland, daughter of Jane Park (England, Births and Baptisms, 1538-1975, Find My Past). Was our Isabella trying to be older for the benefit of the wedding? Was Jane Park of Witherslack related to Joseph Parke of Preston Patrick?

Any suggestions or advice on the Park(e) family would be welcome.
Many thanks in advance.


Lancashire / George Drinkwater, brewer, of Liverpool in 1832
« on: Tuesday 23 October 18 21:38 BST (UK)  »
There is well documented 18/19th century merchant family in Liverpool named Drinkwater. The family provided a number of Lord Mayors to Liverpool; James Drinkwater in 1810, Peter Bourne in 1825 (husband of Margaret Drinkwater) and Sir George Drinkwater in 1829.

My 3rd great grandfather is a brewer named George Drinkwater. He marries Cicely Spooner, 27 Feb 1832 at St Peter's Liverpool.  The parish register states he was a brewer. They have children; George 1833-1833 and Margaret b 1834. They live at Pontack Lane, off Christian Street, near the original Adelphi Theatre. I have found this area on the Liverpool (Shaw Street) 1848, Godfrey Edition maps from Liverpool Library. Unfortunately, Cicely dies in 1835 and George Drinkwater marries Martha Darlington of Sandbach and they have three daughters; Sarah 1838-, Rosa 1841-1841 and Mary 1842-1845. Although the 1841 census shows George as a labourer, they do appear to be living close to Christian Street at Mansfield Street. However when Sarah Drinkwater marries John Phiner Jones in 1865 it states that her father George Drinkwater is (or was) a Brewer.

My question here is whether our George Drinkwater might be the landlord of the Pontack Inn, corner of Pontack Lane or whether he is working at the Myrtle Brewery on the corner of Myrtle Street and Christian Street? Are there any early licensing documents I could search at Liverpool Library? Or are there dozens of local Brewers all working for the Myrtle Brewery?

I suspect that this George Drinkwater is unrelated to the merchant Drinkwaters who feature in Liverpool and Isle of Man society. More questions to follow but just getting started at RootsChat.

Thanks in advance.

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