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Brickwall Emma Ashton nee Barwell
« on: Tuesday 08 August 17 20:19 BST (UK) »
I have recently come back to my family history research. I do not think I have posted about this brickwall before but if I have i apologise.
I am still having trouble with locating what happened to my Great grandfathers first wife, Emma.
She was born Emma Barwell c 1838 in Essex. She married my g-grandfather Thomas Ashton in the 1850s and they had several children.
The problem I have come up against is the fact that my g grandfather married again in 1873 to my g-grandmother Catherine Benson, a widow. I cannot trace any record of either a re marriage or a death for Emma Ashton.  I was wondering if anyone could give me any idea of where i could look to try to solve this mystery.

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Re: Brickwall Emma Ashton nee Barwell
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 08 August 17 20:40 BST (UK) »
There is a marriage for a Thomas Ashton to an Emma Barwell Dec 1855 St Giles vol 1b p 504

However I cannot see a death for Emma before 1873

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Re: Brickwall Emma Ashton nee Barwell
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 08 August 17 21:43 BST (UK) »
From the 1873 marriage certificate, does he claim he is widowed?

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Re: Brickwall Emma Ashton nee Barwell
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 08 August 17 23:06 BST (UK) »
Hi Emeltom and Chempat
Thanks for the replies. That is my g-grandfather's marriage to Emma in London.
And yes on the 1873 marriage to Catherine Benson he stated that he was widowed but up to now I can find no death record for Emma. 

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Re: Brickwall Emma Ashton nee Barwell
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 08 August 17 23:26 BST (UK) »
You probably know all this, but - to help others looking - the family (including Emma) was in Birmingham by the time of the 1871 census.  The last Ashton child with mmn Barwell appears to have been Alice, birth reg Dec qtr 1870 Birmingham (6 months old in the 1871 census).

The marriage of Thomas Ashton & Catherine Benson took place on 24 August 1873 in Aston.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Brickwall Emma Ashton nee Barwell
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 09 August 17 09:04 BST (UK) »
Hi AVM228
I was aware of those details but thank you for the reply. As you say it is always good to have information for others that may be researching Emma's life.
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Re: Brickwall Emma Ashton nee Barwell
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 09 August 17 09:30 BST (UK) »
Emma was born in Essex, married in London, and last seen in Birmingham.

Have you just looked for deaths in Birmingham, or considered more around the country.  Have you also considered that the age might be wrongly recorded?

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Re: Brickwall Emma Ashton nee Barwell
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 09 August 17 19:54 BST (UK) »
Hi Chempat
Thanks for the reply.
I have tried to look further afield for Emma's death but I cant really see anywhere that she would have connections
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