Author Topic: Kennedy WALKER b 1795 living in Kendal  (Read 765 times)

Offline PJWELLS

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Kennedy WALKER b 1795 living in Kendal
« on: Sunday 13 November 16 10:31 GMT (UK) »
Kennedy WALKER is identified in the 1841 and 1851 census in Kendal.
He appears to be married to a Rachel believed to be nee HARRIS, the detail I understand from one of their children's baptism.
1841 Kennedy 45 occ paper maker Rachel 40 Elizabeth 15 Richard 8 William 6 Thomas 5 Christopher 2 weeks.
1851 Kennedy 56 occ paper maker Rachel 53 Richard 18 Thomas 14 Christopher 9.
1858 Kennedy died Reg in Kendal Reg dist.
1861 Rachel 64 with g.daughter Rachel 11.
1871 Rachel 74 living with daughter Elizabeth married to Edmund HAYTON, Elizabeth details her place of birth as Carlisle circa 1827.
1874 Rachel died aged 77 in Kendal Reg dist.
It is almost certain that Kennedy is identified in Swanton Morley Norfolk ( a paper making town ) marrying Mary WELLS on 10-10-1816, both single.
There is no evidence of any children being born to the couple, and No clear record of Mary's death. She is suspected to be Mary Miller WELLS. B 1793.

The questions unanswered and the information sought is
Kennedy and Rachel's marriage, Elizabeth's baptism to clearly identify her mother as Rachel, rather than Mary.

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Re: Kennedy WALKER b 1795 living in Kendal
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 13 November 16 21:06 GMT (UK) »
A copy of Christophers birth cert will give Rachel's maiden name but see below

Births June qtr 1841   
Christopher Walker    Kendal    25   460 (free bmd also repeats this transcription with page number 480.  GRO index is definitely 460)

From Family Search

England Births and Christenings
Name    Elizabeth Walker Or Harris
Gender    Female
Christening Date    17 Jun 1826
Christening Place    KIRKBAMPTON,CUMBERLAND,ENGLAND
Father's Name    Kennedy Walker
Mother's Name    Rachael Harris

To me - that would suggest that Kennedy and Rachel were not married at that time but that he was Elizabeth's father.  1851 shows Rachel was b Cumberland
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Re: Kennedy WALKER b 1795 living in Kendal
« Reply #2 on: Monday 14 November 16 13:00 GMT (UK) »
A copy of Christophers birth cert will give Rachel's maiden name but see below

Births June qtr 1841   
Christopher Walker    Kendal    25   460 (free bmd also repeats this transcription with page number 480.  GRO index is definitely 460)


From GRO website  https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/indexes_search.asp
WALKER, CHRISTOPHER       Mothers maiden name HARRIS     
GRO Reference: 1841  J Quarter in KENDAL UNION  Volume 25  Page 460
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