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Ancestors of Thomas Hodgkiss b. 1850 Madeley.
« on: Wednesday 22 March 17 16:01 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone help in discovering ancestors of Thomas Hodgkiss born about 1850 in Madeley.  Later resident in Kemberton. Thanks

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Re: Ancestors of Thomas Hodgkiss b. 1850 Madeley.
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 22 March 17 16:11 GMT (UK) »
His Baptism was 23/12/1849 Madeley, Shropshire. Parents John & Eliza Hodgkiss.
On the 1851 Census they lived at Fosters Row, Madeley.
John born 1815 Hodnet and Eliza born 1816 High Ercall

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Re: Ancestors of Thomas Hodgkiss b. 1850 Madeley.
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 22 March 17 16:34 GMT (UK) »
Birth record -

Thomas Hodgkiss
q1 1849, Madley
Vol 18 Page 122

On the GRO website there is no mother's maiden name recorded against this birth  ???

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Re: Ancestors of Thomas Hodgkiss b. 1850 Madeley.
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 22 March 17 16:35 GMT (UK) »
John Hodgkiss married 10/2/1837 Wellington to Eliza Ferrington.
Eliza's baptism 8/1/1815 High Ercall, Parents George & Ann Ferrington.

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Re: Ancestors of Thomas Hodgkiss b. 1850 Madeley.
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 22 March 17 16:40 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks Ellenmai and JJen that is a great help.  I had been a bit stuck before this with the huge numbers of Hodgkiss families in the area!

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Re: Ancestors of Thomas Hodgkiss b. 1850 Madeley.
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 22 March 17 16:50 GMT (UK) »
Looking at the 1861 it would appear there are more children 'born' to John and Eliza

John Hodgkiss   48
Eliza Hodgkiss   45
Jane Hodgkiss   18
John Hodgkiss   16
Ellen Hodgkiss   13
Thomas Hodgkiss   11
William Hodgkiss   8
Martha Hodgkiss   6
Mary A Hodgkiss   3

RG 9 Piece 1858 Folio 53 Page 31

There is a burial of a Thomas Hodgkiss -

Thomas Hodgkiss
Birth year - 1849
Death year - 1850
Death date   ? ? 1850
Age   1
Burial date   21 Feb 1850
Burial place   Madeley
Denomination   Anglican
County   Shropshire

My concern is, was Thomas actually the son of John and Eliza  ???
There doesn't appear to be Shropshire births for (as per 1861)

William Hodgkiss 8
Martha Hodgkiss 6
Mary A Hodgkiss   3

Perhaps John and Eliza 'adopted' these children.

Apologies for putting a 'spanner in the works' but there is nothing worse than following the incorrect line.

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Re: Ancestors of Thomas Hodgkiss b. 1850 Madeley.
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 22 March 17 17:03 GMT (UK) »
Do you have Thomas' marriage cert? Who did he marry and when?

If not perhaps you could post your link to Thomas Hodgkiss which we can then try to follow (that's if you would like us to do so  :) )

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Re: Ancestors of Thomas Hodgkiss b. 1850 Madeley.
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 22 March 17 17:08 GMT (UK) »
On the 1901 Census Eliza a widow is living with Thomas and his wife Annie in Jubilee Row, Kemberton
1881 at Cuckoo Oak, Sutton Road, Madeley, Thomas age 21& Parents
1871 at 20 Hills lane, Madeley Thomas is age 11.
1861 at Hills lane, Madeley

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Re: Ancestors of Thomas Hodgkiss b. 1850 Madeley.
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 22 March 17 17:21 GMT (UK) »
The earliest ancestor that I know is mine, is Thomas at Jubilee Row, and from this I understand that he was 51 in 1901 and from Madeley.  I would be grateful for any suggestions of how to solve the puzzle or even possible explanations of the discrepancies.  There was a suggestion in the family that he might have been from Wem, but I don't believe there is any fact to support this.   ALL THEORIES GRATEFULLY RECEIVED!