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Bedfordshire / MUMFORDS in Pertenhall?
« on: Yesterday at 10:26 »
My 6x great grandmother is a Jane Mumford who married John Reynolds in Pertenhall in 1819.

I can't find any other record for her, other than the christenings/births of her children, not even her death.

Her husband John Reynolds was 41 when he married her and it was his second marriage. Since Jane had at least five children with John, I'm assuming she wasn't nearly as old as him. So I'm guessing she was born between 1790 - 1802.

John Reynolds is a widower in the 1841 census, and his last child with Jane (that I've found) was born in 1825, so her death would be between those years.

The Lighter Side / Re: What's the oddest name you've found?
« on: Sunday 14 January 18 14:42 GMT (UK)  »
I have a relative whose middle names were "Agate Patch" which judging by a Google search, appears to be some sort of crystal ball type of object. He was born in the 1840s.

The Common Room / Re: 1921 UK Census NEWS
« on: Sunday 14 January 18 14:22 GMT (UK)  »
Almost all of my great-grandparents were born between 1911-1921 so it will be great to see them living with their parents, my great-great grandparents, and get some more insight into their childhood.

The Common Room / Re: 33 generation tree
« on: Thursday 04 January 18 17:27 GMT (UK)  »
I would also add that studies have shown if the maths projections are turned around and worked from creation to the present day there would not be enough land on the earth surface to allow each man, woman and child 1 square metre to stand on.

Can you please explain this in more detail, as I'm quite sure that pedigree collapse neatly accounts for this.

The Lighter Side / Re: Baptisms in Ireland / Scotland
« on: Thursday 04 January 18 00:05 GMT (UK)  »
I have the opposite situation, with children being born and baptised in Ireland but the family living in Scotland.

My 3x great grandparents were Thomas McCluskey and Bridget Gorman. Thomas was from Paisley but Bridget was from County Mayo. They were married in Paisley and had the following children:

George McCluskey
26 May 1875
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Thomas McCluskey
09 Sep 1876
Newport, Mayo, Ireland

James McCluskey
29 Sep 1880
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Patrick McCluskey
04 Mar 1882
Newport, Mayo, Ireland

Julia McCluskey
24 Apr 1887
Shettleston, Lanarkshire, Scotland

As you can see, two were born in County Mayo and the rest in Scotland. They are living in Scotland in all relevant censuses as well.

Lanarkshire / Re: Can't find death for George McMillan born 1828
« on: Tuesday 02 January 18 14:58 GMT (UK)  »
Have you looked at this death?
No age on the index but, the district is Anderston.

644/8 81

Yes I have, not him unfortunately.

Lanarkshire / Can't find death for George McMillan born 1828
« on: Tuesday 02 January 18 00:33 GMT (UK)  »
For the longest time, the exact date of death for my 3x great grandfather, George McMillan, has evaded me.

Here is what I do know:

He was born on 12 Aug 1828 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire to parents George McMillan and Agnes McNabb.

Is baptised on 24 Aug 1828 in Muirkirk.

Appears in the 1851 census living at 4 East Rose, Glasgow with his older brother Neil McMillan and his family.

Marries Dorothy Gray on 14 Jul 1854 in Glasgow.

Appears in the 1861 census living at 12 Whitehall Street, Anderston, Glasgow, with his wife Dorothy and son George McMillan.

Has a son, Robert Gray McMillan, born on 18 Apr 1864 at 64 Parliamentary Road, Glasgow.

On 22 Oct 1866, his wife Dorothy remarries to James Littlejohn. She is noted as a widow.

The evidence suggests that he died in either 1864, 1865 or 1866, but I can't find a suitable death record on ScotlandsPeople in those years.

I'm thinking he either died in a different country than Scotland, or there is something else going on and Dorothy actually wasn't a widow when she remarried (perhaps George abandoned the marriage?).

The Common Room / Re: Is this an adult baptism?
« on: Tuesday 05 December 17 21:54 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks everyone, this seems to be confirming one of my theories about this family. A long standing brick wall may be coming down soon.

The Common Room / Is this an adult baptism?
« on: Tuesday 05 December 17 20:34 GMT (UK)  »
I've found this baptism for a James Knighton in Polebrook, Northamptonshire on December 25, 1777.

I'm not sure of the wording, but it appears to be "James Knighton, a person/farmer*? come to Mark Estates Dec 25th".

What does this mean?

On December 28th, a James Knighton married a Sarah Slater/Slatcher.

Is this an adult baptism in order to be married in the parish?

*Is there a possibility that the word is Quaker, which would fit in with my theory of Knighton baptism/marriages in this time period?

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