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Hiram Portfield
« on: Monday 11 June 12 20:27 BST (UK) »
Anything at all about this person all my searches come up with place names of Hiram or Porterfield ( different spelling) He had a daughter Mary Ann born 1824 scarborough and thats all I have.
Any help gratefully recieved.
Chris

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Re: Hiram Portfield
« Reply #1 on: Monday 11 June 12 23:29 BST (UK) »



Hi Chris, welcome !  :)

Can you be sure Mary Ann was born in Scarborough, have a look at this :

Name: Mary Ann Porterfield
Christening : 7th December 1824
Birth Date: 26th October 1824
Father : Hiram Porterfield
Mother : Jane
Place: United Presbyterian
Spittal, Northumberland

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Re: Hiram Portfield
« Reply #2 on: Monday 11 June 12 23:31 BST (UK) »




Hiram in 1851 :

1851 census :
HO107/2367, Folio 203, Page 28

Yorkshire, Bridlington
Chestnut Cottages

Hiram Porterfield, head, wdr, 50, Boatman Coast Guard, b. Durham, Spittal   
Jane, dau, unm, 18, Dress Maker, b.Sussex, Hastings    
Grace, dau, 13, Scholar. b. Sussex, Hastings    
Charles, son, 11, Scholar, b. Sussex, Hastings

In all the later census returns they were living in Scarborough.

Also, the one and only time I can see the name Portfield written was on the marriage registration.

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Re: Hiram Portfield
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 12 June 12 08:29 BST (UK) »



By putting the surname 'Portfield' into a FreeBMD search under 'All Types' there's only one result - again it's the marriage of Mary Ann, which suggests it's a mistake.

Marriage, December qtr 1845   
Mary Ann Portfield    
Hull, Vol 22, Page 345

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Re: Hiram Portfield
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 12 June 12 08:36 BST (UK) »

 


Sorry for plodding through what you could already know, but the above marriage :
   
Marriage : 20th November 1845   
Mary Ann Portfield
John Middleton
Bride's father's name: Hiram Portfield
Groom's marital status :   Widowed
Bride's marital status: Single
Place of marriage:Holy Trinity Church, Hull, York

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Re: Hiram Portfield
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 12 June 12 08:41 BST (UK) »





Here's the connection, see what you think :

1851 census :
HO107/2329, Folio 451, Page 32

Yorkshire, Pontefract
Village of Knottingley

Mary Ann Middleton, wife, mar, 27, Waterman's Wife, b. Yorks, Knottingley
Jane, dau, 2, b. Yorks, Knottingley
Jane Butterfield, 52, Visitor, b. Durham, Spittal
Isabella Butterfield, 8, Visitor, Durham, Spittal

A variant to the above name has been corrected to - Porterfield !  :) :)

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Re: Hiram Portfield
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 12 June 12 09:01 BST (UK) »




Just for curiosity, is this where the search originated from in 1881 :

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XQN5-YRR

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Re: Hiram Portfield
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 12 June 12 10:13 BST (UK) »



In 1891 the widowed John Middleton, born 1804 in Knaresborough, is staying with his son George who was born in Knottingley.

RG12/3516, Folio 46 Page 7

This again would fit with the 1851 census details I posted earlier at Reply #5.

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Re: Hiram Portfield
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 12 June 12 10:28 BST (UK) »




If you click on this link and check on Family Search surrounding the time of Hiram's birth in Spittal, there are a few Porterfield baptism's. The common denominator being parents George and Mary Porterfield.

http://www.rootschat.com/links/0nih/

Sadly no Hiram, but it would be worth looking into.  :)

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