Author Topic: Thomas and Elizabeth Bashforth (born Hammond), in Sheffield 1783-1848  (Read 819 times)

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Re: Thomas and Elizabeth Bashworth (born Hammond), in Sheffield 1783-1848
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 28 December 17 08:41 GMT (UK) »
Baptism at Chesterfield for Frederic Wall parents William & Eliza
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NN5V-5M6

Possible marriage at Chesterfield in 1820 William Wall and Eliza Allison
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NNZT-6JH
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Re: Thomas and Elizabeth Bashworth (born Hammond), in Sheffield 1783-1848
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 28 December 17 08:52 GMT (UK) »
Sorry, Parish registers.  Another abbreviation we tend to use is BT's which are the Bishops transcipts of the parish registers

I did look again at this yesterday but progressed no further with Thomas.

Ah, of course, thanks for that.

Having looked at the FS "Possible duplicates" screen, I have now made changes to make the other two that were there as not a match (one too young, the other too old), and submitted a "May be a match" for the 1788 Thomas, after messaging the person who labelled it not a match. I'm still slightly confused about how their procedures work, but I'll have to come back to that one. In the meantime I am going to build Martha (Mary) and William as his parents and assume the 1788 baptism.

Ah - now I also see your later posts, thanks very much for the extra info.  :) I will have to come back to that another time.

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Re: Thomas and Elizabeth Bashworth (born Hammond), in Sheffield 1783-1848
« Reply #20 on: Thursday 28 December 17 10:00 GMT (UK) »
Familysearch trees are mainly used by members of the LDS church so they can 'baptise' the dead.  From experience they are to be treated with caution.
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Re: Thomas and Elizabeth Bashworth (born Hammond), in Sheffield 1783-1848
« Reply #21 on: Friday 29 December 17 07:33 GMT (UK) »
Familysearch trees are mainly used by members of the LDS church so they can 'baptise' the dead.  From experience they are to be treated with caution.

That is just weird!  ???

Anyway - thanks again for all of your help. I have now built up the family tree significantly and will probably stop at William and Martha (who is called Mary on a different baptism record of child Sabinah), but I've found out quite a few interesting things about Sheffield, the cutlery industry and the Bashforth name along the way!
https://bashforth.wordpress.com/bashforth-family-name/the-bashforth-name-in-south-west-yorkshire-1600-1660/

Thomas is shown in Allen St in this 1837 directory: https://archive.org/details/historygazetteer01whit
Bashforth Thomas, table knife mfr. and haft & scale presser, ct 19 ; h 131 Allen street.
and also in another 1841 one I found.

This one shows a different address, in 1822: http://blunham.com/big/eng/YKS//WRY/Sheffield/Sheffield22Dry.html - but probably the same person?
Bashforth Thomas, table knife manufacturer and bait presser, Smith's yard, Coalpit lane. ("Coal pit lane, Balm green" - in the centre of Sheffield.)