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Alexander McIntosh Wheeler
« on: Tuesday 17 April 12 15:13 BST (UK) »
Alexander McIntosh (or Mackintosh) Wheeler was born 13 August 1849 at Bridgnorth, son of Ann McIntosh and William Wheeler. He appears on the 1851 census in Cleobury Mortimer with his aunt Anne Coates (née Wheeler) and then disappears without trace. Does anyone know what happened to him please?
Many thanks, Sue

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Re: Alexander McIntosh Wheeler
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 17 April 12 15:23 BST (UK) »
Hi Sue

Do you know what happened to William & Ann Wheeler (or McIntosh - were they married to each other?) - have they and any other children of the family been traced after Alexander's birth?
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Alexander McIntosh Wheeler
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 17 April 12 18:28 BST (UK) »
Thank you for your reply. As far as I know William and Ann were never married. Alexander's birth certificate shows Ann McIntosh as "mother" and her address as "St Leonards Churchyard, Bridgnorth". She was also the informant of the birth on 18 August 1849. The father, William Wheeler, miller, could possibly have been Ann's step father's nephew. Alexander's aunt, Anne Coates, was sister to Thomas Wheeler, the step father of Ann McIntosh. On the 1851 census Anne Coates refers to Alexander as her nephew. I have not come across any other children of this pair. I cannot find what happened to Ann McIntosh either and am intrigued by the reference to "St Leonard's Churchyard" as her abode. I checked the census for Bridgnorth and cannot trace a similar address, surely the poor girl didn't actually "live" in the churchyard?
Thank you for your help, Sue

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Re: Alexander McIntosh Wheeler
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 17 April 12 20:39 BST (UK) »
Hi Sue

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..... and am intrigued by the reference to "St Leonard's Churchyard" as her abode .....

Today it's known as St Leonard's Close. The circular road around the Church.

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..... and cannot trace a similar address, surely the poor girl didn't actually "live" in the churchyard?

On the 1851 census, there are approx. thirty properties with the address given as the Church yard.

Regards,
Gwynne

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Re: Alexander McIntosh Wheeler
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 19 April 12 10:52 BST (UK) »
Thank you Gwynne. I will have to check the 1851 census again.
Best wishes, Sue