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Offline lilybell

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William English and Jane Oakman
« on: Friday 23 May 08 22:21 BST (UK) »
I am searching for information on William English b ca 1804 County Antrim ,Belfast I'm told

  who married a Jane Oakman b ca 1797 think she might have come from Glenay.

I have no marriage record but know they had two children George b  ca 1838 and Isabella

b ca 1841.  Immigrated to Canada I believe  in 1844 and settled in Asphodel Twp, Peterborough County, Ontario  I have no

 passenger records to verify this

I realize I am going back a long time but if anyone could help me with William and Jane I would certainly

 appreciate your help.

As I live in sunny Alberta I have come to rely on the good folks at Rootschat to help me with research that I can

not do myself.

Any and all help greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance


Lilybell
Harrod Essex and Kent England
McCrimmon Invernesshire  Scotland

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Re: William English and Jane Oakman
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 31 January 18 08:25 GMT (UK) »
Hi Lillybell,

Jane Oakman was the daughter of William Oakman & Alicia Clements of Pigeontown, Glenavy.  She first married James Smyth/Smith in 1818.  James Smyth died in Sept 1829. According to the death notice in the Belfast Newsletter, James left a "very numerous family". 

Jane later married William English - sometime before Sept 1835....

Registry of Deeds Vol.16 pg.372 #162 dated 11 Sept 1835 - William English and his wife Jane English, the widow of James Smyth of Lisburn, are granted the right to reside at a farm in Ballyminimore, Glenavy as long as they pay any debts or rents due, as well as "faithfully maintain, support and educate" the children of the said James Smyth deceased.  If after one year they had not done so, the children would be removed from the care of their mother, Jane English orse Smyth and the land/property would be sold by the executors of the Will of James Smyth (John Bell, John Oakman and James Shubridge) and the proceeds used to raise and support the children.

William and Jane depart for Canada a few years later with their two young children, George & Isabella English.  What happened to Jane's "numerous" children from her marriage to James Smyth?  Did Jane leave them behind in Ireland?  Had they died?

Another mystery to solve.....

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Re: William English and Jane Oakman
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 31 January 18 14:14 GMT (UK) »
Documents in PRONI relating to Oakman & Ballyminymore:

T1009/925 Walter Oakman Ballyminimore, P. of Glenavy County Antrim.
27th Oct 1836 Will & Grant (P.) Prerogative
Houses; Belfast.

T1009/430: Christina Oakman, Ballyminimore, Co. Antrim.
10th Jan 1852 Will & Grant of Probate (Connor).
Under 1500.
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Re: William English and Jane Oakman
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 31 January 18 15:59 GMT (UK) »
Thank you very much for this information on William English/Jane Oakman.

There are a few folks that will be interested in this information.

If you lived closer I would give you a big hug :) :) :)

Cheers from Canada
Lilybell
Harrod Essex and Kent England
McCrimmon Invernesshire  Scotland