As the subject title suggests, I'm currently trying to research two people; THOMAS LEWIS and SARAH TISDALE. They married on 7 Jun 1827 at St Chads in Shrewsbury, and had the following children;
- Emily Lewis (my ancestor) b.1828 Shrewsbury
- Edward Philip Lewis b. 1830 Shrewsbury
- John Lewis b. abt 1833
- William Lewis b. abt 1836
- Eliza Lewis b. abt 1842 in Wolverhampton
Now, I am wanting to find the families (e.g. parents and siblings) of Thomas Lewis and Sarah Tisdale. It's proving quite hard though. This is what I know about each of them:
- THOMAS LEWIS
a carpenter and joiner, born about 1806-1809 according to 1841 and 1851 censuses. Birthplace is said to be Marton in Shropshire on 1851 census.
- SARAH TISDALE
a bonnet maker in 1851, born 1809-1811 according to 1841 and 1851 censuses. Birthplace is unclear, but looks something like 'Weebatch' in Shropshire, according to 1851 census. 1841 census just says that she wasn't born in Staffordshire.
Any help tracing these two would be great. I can't find them alive on a census in 1861, they were living in Staffordshire in 1851. There are so many choices for deaths between 1851-1861 that I have no idea which one it could be, if indeed they did die in this time frame.
Thank you for any help and/or advice offered,