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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Cause of Death
« on: Monday 08 January 18 12:39 GMT (UK)  »
Another vote for asthenia.

The Common Room / Re: Mixed Race Victorian Ancestry
« on: Thursday 21 December 17 09:28 GMT (UK)  »
You're very welcome to contact me by PM but you'll need to make another post on the boards before you can use the PM facility.

Just put "OK" in response to this and you'll have it!

Nottinghamshire / Re: John Rawson Walker 1795-6ish -- 1873
« on: Saturday 16 December 17 12:44 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks everyone so far!

I'd seen that marriage but no baptisms for the couple. Of course this is a possibility but I'm unhappy at the ide of accepting them as JRWs parents without a bit mor evidence (eg a Mary Ann? Maybe a William? - as per the marriage licence).

Hm. Let's see if I can find out any more about Rowena, that's an unusual name.

EDA - sorry Trish, I see they did have a William as well - Now we need a Mary Ann ---

Nottinghamshire / John Rawson Walker 1795-6ish -- 1873
« on: Friday 15 December 17 20:30 GMT (UK)  »
John Rawson Walker was a Regency/Victorian landscape artist. I'm trying (and failing!) to find out his family background and failing. In particular I'm trying to pin down where the Rawson part of his name comes from. It's fair to assume its a family name as his children all had it too. But I can't find any baptism for him.

Can anyone help?

Facts as far as I can tell:
b Nottingham around 1795-6ish

Shown on the electoral registers in Nottingham in the 1820s

Married Elizabeth Hoare in Derby in 1829  (though a marriage licence is listed as being in the Staffordshire collection on FindMyPast - I don't have a FindMyPast sub atm)

Children, all with surname Walker:
Albert b 1830 London
Isabel Rawson and Florence Rawson both b 1831 Derby;
Bernard Hoare Rawson bap 1834 Derby;
Herman Rawson b 1835 Leamington Spa (died 1837);
Blanche Anne Rawson 1837 Warwickshire
Dora Rawson b 1838 Leamington.

Lived in London in the 1840s-50s then back to the west midlands.

I've found most of the above family members in most of the censuses and the only extra clue is in 1861 when Isabell was staying with her uncle and aunt, Thomas and Mary Ann Knight in Nottingham. Thomas Knight m Mary Ann Walker in St Mary, Nottingham in 1827 so Mary Ann was probably John Rawson Walker's sister. Her dob across the censuses was 1791 - 1796 and pob St Mary's, Nottingham.

My Nottingham FHS disc has no Mary Ann Walker baptisms at St Mary's in the relevant timescale and no John Rawson Walker baptisms anywhere at all. The only Walker-Rawson marriage prior to this gives no baptisms to that couple at all.

Can anyone find anything else or make any more suggestions?

muchas gracias :)

The Common Room / Re: Mixed Race Victorian Ancestry
« on: Friday 08 December 17 17:39 GMT (UK)  »
I know of an instance in my tree where work connections in the 1840s/50s in the caribbean resulted in at least 1 mixed-race descendant who eventually moved back to London, was a parish priest and brought up his own mixed heritage children in London. Not my direct line ancestor though. Is this the sort of thing you want?

You will need to make 2 more posts here before you can send and receive private messages but having done that, I can message you more details if you want.

Looking at the census returns, Sophia's pob in 1861 and 71 was given as Derby. It has been transcribed as "Derly" in Derbyshire in 1881, but I think actually it just says Derby again, with the loop of the G in the line above interfering with it.

So I think that Derby town is the likeliest place. There's no mention of Darley Dale and I'm not aware of a place called Denby in Derbyshire.

According to this:

Dutch Alley was on Red Lion Street, which doesn't seem to exist any more but might be easier to find on old maps.

Photos of Red Lion St, and a description of where it was:

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Help please with Ferguson names
« on: Wednesday 29 November 17 14:20 GMT (UK)  »
Oliver Ferguson??

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Holyland thread
« on: Wednesday 29 November 17 14:19 GMT (UK)  »
Come to the Leicestershire board! We have an ongoing and slowly growing thread about various Holyland branches!

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