Author Topic: Betsy MATTHEWS - 1849 Lincs  (Read 724 times)

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Betsy MATTHEWS - 1849 Lincs
« on: Monday 04 December 06 19:56 GMT (UK) »
I know my 2 x great grandfather Josiah Lyon born June 1853 in Skillington married Betsy  in March 1875 in Lincolnshire, I have seen a mention of a Betsy Matthews born 1849 Lincs possibly Skillington being the Betsy in question, if anyone can find details of who was the Betsy Josiah married it would be a great help for my family tree.

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Re: Betsy Matthews 1849 Lincs
« Reply #1 on: Monday 04 December 06 20:08 GMT (UK) »
FreeBMD suggests he married Betsy MATTHEWS

Marriages Mar 1875
DRURY    William        Lincoln    7a   719   
**LYON    Josiah         Lincoln    7a   719   
**MATTHEWS    Betsy         Lincoln    7a   719   
THORPE    Ann         Lincoln    7a   719

1881 census suggests she was from Skillington
Waterside North, Lincoln
Josiah LYON 27 Tinplate worker emp 2 men, Skillington
Betsy 32 Skillington
Fred 4 Lincoln
Walter 10m Lincoln
Thomas Ed UPTON 19 Tinplate worker assistant, Sleaford
Ellen WILDY 15 Tinplate worker assistant, Lincoln
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Re: Betsy Matthews 1849 Lincs
« Reply #2 on: Monday 04 December 06 20:17 GMT (UK) »
Hi Geoff :)

Many thanks for the info, at least I know it is a Betsy Matthews I definitely need to research, and I wasn't getting sidetracked with wrong information.  Thanks for your help, it's much appreciated.

Yours Julie :)

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Re: Betsy MATTHEWS - 1849 Lincs
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 10 December 17 15:17 GMT (UK) »
Elizabeth Matthews (Betsy) married Josiah Lyon Mar Qr 1875 Lincoln 7a 719.Elizabeth was born Jun Qr 1849 Grantham 14. 425 (she was regd as Betsy) She was the daughter of George Matthews (bn 1809 Skillington St James )and Elizabeth Watchorn (bn 1815 Coston Leics)They had 11 children between 1836 and 1858.

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Re: Betsy MATTHEWS - 1849 Lincs
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 13 December 17 17:35 GMT (UK) »
Hi Grahame

Thanks for your reply.  Interesting family the Matthews/Watchorns Betsy and Josiah were cousins as their mothers Elizabeth and Harriett Watchorn were sisters born to John Watchorn and Rhoda Arnsby, another sister Catherine Watchorn married George Matthews brother John.

Regards

Julie