Author Topic: Was my great grandmother adopted?  (Read 2539 times)

Offline bellysally

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 32
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Was my great grandmother adopted?
« Reply #36 on: Friday 02 June 17 02:28 BST (UK) »
I have been looking at census records that I have for the Ware family and going back and forth lots of pages to see if any Taylor's are on the same census but none so far. The 1841 census I have for Frances Ware is just a short time before her marriage to William Ward and Frances is living at home with her parents and siblings at Lower Trinity St, Birms. On their marriage record they are both residing at Lower Trinity St but what I cannot fathom is I cannot find any census records for William Ward for 1841! also have not been able to find any census records for 1851 for William, Frances and Frances Jane. The Ward family left Liverpool in Nov 1856 for Wellington, NZ on the "Indian Queen".
William Ward was a sawyer/builder and his father Joseph Ward was also a sawyer/builder.
I wondered if they both knew Thomas Taylor through their occupations as T Taylor was a tool maker.
Some members on ancestry have a 1851 census for a Charles William Ward b Pensford, Somerset, occ master miller out of business, wife Frances Jane b Manchester and Frances Jane b 1851 as she is only 2 mths on census. There is also a George Taylor b Scotland. But to me that is not the family as for starters Frances Jane was very proud that she came from Birmingham (my gmother used to tell me how she was proud of her birthplace) and on her headstone it reads from Birmingham.
 I just find it strange that I cannot find any census for William, Frances and F J for 1851.
Berry, Kennedy, Prime, deMalmanche, Pew, Murphy, Hastie, Wilson, Simpson, McDiarmid, Harkness, Johnston, Yorston

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline maddys52

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,377
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Was my great grandmother adopted?
« Reply #37 on: Friday 02 June 17 05:09 BST (UK) »
Saw the 1841 yesterday but couldn't find an Edward, Jane & Elizabeth Baptism to a Thomas that seemed to suit.
I did find Edward & Jane with parents Thomas & Elizabeth, Thomas was a steel toy maker on both. The one I found for Elizabeth with parents Thomas & Elizabeth had him as a purse spring maker so not convinced at the moment.

Looking at familysearch (which doesn't give father's occupations) there are 2 possible baptisms for Elizabeth with parents Thomas and Elizabeth at St Martin's Birmingham:
1 Aug 1816 and 16 June 1817 ?


RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline bellysally

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 32
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Was my great grandmother adopted?
« Reply #38 on: Friday 02 June 17 05:54 BST (UK) »
I looked at the 1/8/1816 and 16/6/1817 baptism records earlier this am and father's occupation for the 1816 is Victualler and 1817 Purse Spring Maker
Berry, Kennedy, Prime, deMalmanche, Pew, Murphy, Hastie, Wilson, Simpson, McDiarmid, Harkness, Johnston, Yorston

Offline trish1120

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 20,854
  • Happy me
    • View Profile
Re: Was my great grandmother adopted?
« Reply #39 on: Friday 02 June 17 06:07 BST (UK) »
Looks like we all looked at the same Baptisms :)
All Census Look Ups Are Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Cummins, Miskelly(IRELAND + NZ) ,Leggett (SFK + NFK ENGLAND + NZ),Purdy ( NBL ENGLAND + NZ ), Shaw YKS, LANCs + NZ), Holdsworth(LINCS +LANCS + NZ), Moloney, Dean, Fitzpatrick, ( County Down,IRE) Newby(NBL.ENG, Costello(IRE), Ivers, Murray(IRE),Reay(NBL.ENG) Reid (BERW.SCOTLAND)