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Romany Boswell Stockport
« on: Wednesday 03 January 18 19:01 GMT (UK) »
Hi, I'm new to this so forgive me if I'm asking silly questions.

My great great grandmother was Susanna Boswell, daughter of John S Boswell.

I am wondering if anyone has any pictures/ names of the Boswell's that travelled around Staffordshire & Cheshire in the 1800's and settled in Stockport in the late 1800's/Early 1900's.

My grandad mentioned a yard that his father told him about from when he was a boy. My great grandad was John Renshaw but the story is that his grandad (John S Boswell) took him on and he was known as Sonny Boswell.

Also I can't find any brothers and sisters for Susanna (Suzie) or a wife for John on ancestry. One woman does come up but when I visited Suzies grave it couldn't be the mother that I had on my tree. Has anyone else got John or Suzie on their trees?

Thanks!

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Re: Romany Boswell Stockport
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 20:04 GMT (UK) »
Hi and welcome to Rootschat, it really would help us to help you if you give some indication of the approx year of birth of Susannah, and who did John S Boswell marry to have a daughter Susannah ( See you cannot locate one), and approx yob for John Renshaw?

I can see a family in 1901 Stockport with Father George 46 occ Rag & Bone Dealer with wife Susannah 39 and children including a John S aged 11 b Congleton?
Census ref RG13/3286/47/5

PS I can locate a marriage in December 1927 Stockport of a Thomas Renshaw to a Susannah Boswell?
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Re: Romany Boswell Stockport
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 21:13 GMT (UK) »
Hi again, I will stick with this family until it is shown/proven different, was John S a John Sullivan Boswell aged 8 months b Congleton Father George 36 occ Travelling Hawker b Crewe and Susannah 26 b Shropshire with an earlier Son Samson/Sampson with loads of Lock in laws including Deborah aged 60 shown as Mother in Law in Wem, Shropshire
Census ref RG12/2123/59/12
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Re: Romany Boswell Stockport
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 21:19 GMT (UK) »
Might as well stick to it - this is the only Sonny showing:
Sonny Boswell died age 65 in 2006 in Kent, born on 14th October 1941, so unlikely to be the correct one. 
(Just checking in case he really was registered at death as Sonny.)

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Re: Romany Boswell Stockport
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 21:20 GMT (UK) »
Have you looked in 'Surname Interests' under 'Your Tools' below, to see if anyone else is researching your family?

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Re: Romany Boswell Stockport
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 04 January 18 07:31 GMT (UK) »
There is a marriage for a John Boswell 21,to Elizabeth Davenport 22, 29 Nov 1909 at Heaton Norris Christ Church. It doesn't mention his middle name but he was a hawker, father's name George also a hawker and witnesses were Samson Boswell and I think the other one is Leminder Boswell.
John and Elizabeth had a daughter Susannah born 1910/11.
I was going to say that the 1911 census would make it a bit clearer but I'm not sure that it does and I could be completely wrong. There seems to be two records, one for John Boswell and another for John S Boswell which is confusing me because I think they could be the same person. ::)
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Re: Romany Boswell Stockport
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 04 January 18 10:00 GMT (UK) »
There are Boswells in the Denton area which is near to Stockport.

Keep these for future reference


Burial: 27 Jun 1869 St Stephen, Audenshaw, Lancashire, England
Emma Boswell -
Age: 7 years
Abode: Dale Street, Audenshaw
Grave: P
Buried by: Thos. T. Eagar

Burial: 9 Jul 1873 St Stephen, Audenshaw, Lancashire, England
Joseph Boswell -
Age: 48 yrs.
Abode: Manchester
Buried by: J. Hornby Butcher Vicar

Burial: 1 Aug 1877 St Stephen, Audenshaw, Lancashire, England
Elizabeth Boswell -
Age: 28
Abode: Audenshaw
Grave: O. 1216
Buried by: J. H. Butcher Vicar

Baptism: 24 Dec 1893 St Stephen, Audenshaw, Lancashire, England
Tyler Boswell - [Child] of Walter Boswell, Gipsy & Pamela
Born: 10 Dec 1893
Abode: No Fixed Address
Notes: P [written in margin]
Baptised by: J. W. Nicholson Curate

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Re: Romany Boswell Stockport
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 04 January 18 10:14 GMT (UK) »
I helped a 'Boswell' a while ago.  He had been told that there is 'a Gypsy King buried in Audenshaw' He had been told that hundreds of people carried the body from Salford to St Stephen's. These inscriptions are related to the Boswell family.


St Stephen’s Churchyard Monument Inscriptions



In memory of JOSIAH BOSWELL who departed this life July 7th 1873 aged 48 years



In affectionate remembrance of STUDAVERES LOVELL who departed this life June 2nd 1870 aged 35 years
We saw his sinking head
We saw his dying eye
Yet joyed to think his spirit fled
To yonder happy sky

Also of YOUREGH LOVELL who departed this life 1st November 1871 aged 36 years
Also of EMILY LOVELL who departed this life 4th November 1872 aged 34 years

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Re: Romany Boswell Stockport
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 04 January 18 10:53 GMT (UK) »
It's possible that Susannah Boswell and Thomas Renshaw are the parents of your John Renshaw.
Susannah and Thomas married 1927 Dec qtr. at Heaton Norris Christ Church.
There are a couple of birth records on Cheshirebmd for Renshaw with mother's name Boswell.
I won't print them as there is just a chance they may still be living.

http://www.cheshirebmd.org.uk/
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