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Martindale/Gibson/Young connection
« on: Sunday 11 February 18 04:20 GMT (UK) »
I'm trying to tie in some census strays with my family.

My ancestor Nathan Gibson, aged three, was living in Dearham Cumberland in 1841, according to the census, with his family:
Edward Gibson      M   30-34   Cumberland
Hannah Gibson      F   30-34   Cumberland
Jonathan Gibson      M   7   Cumberland
Mary Gibson      F   5   Cumberland
Nathen Gibson      M   3   Cumberland
Elizabeth Gibson      F   1   Cumberland
Thomas Martindale      M   30-34   Cumberland

His mother was a Wilson.

Nathan married Ellen (or Eleanor) Young in 1865 and died in 1874. Ellen then married a James Meredith, and in 1891 the Merediths have two young boarders living with them at 66 Sedley St Walton on the Hill
James Meredith    46  Bricklayer  Liverpool
Johnana??Meredith 52  Gosforth, Cumberland  (seems to be our Ellen)
Jane F G Meredith 21 Workington
James Meredith    15
William G Meredith 7/12
William Martindale 18 Boarder
John Martindale    16  Boarder

(The Merediths were transcribed as Murdish (!))

It seems like more than a coincidence yet I can't (so far) find any other Martindales who are family members. Nathan's parents were Edward Gibson and Hannah Wilson, and Ellen's parents were unknown but it's not likely to be her side of the family, given that Thomas Martindale crops up while Nathan is still a young child.

I've tried to find a connection but my brain isn't up to it. I do think that Thomas may have been the father of the two later boarders. Perhaps they were just family friends. It's interesting that the connection would continue with Nathan's widow.

All suggestions very welcome.

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Re: Martindale/Gibson/Young connection
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 11 February 18 11:43 GMT (UK) »
Having a look for William and John Martindale births with the same mothers maiden name throws up
WEEDON as a possible. 

Couple of marriages
Jun 1871 Prescott
James Martindale
Agnes Weedon

Mar 1866 Liverpool
William Martindale
Henry Sanders
Elizabeth Weedon
Ellen White
Hinchliffe Huddersfield Wiltshire

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Re: Martindale/Gibson/Young connection
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 11 February 18 11:48 GMT (UK) »
In 1881 William and John appear to be the son of James

James Martindale 32 widower brickmaker
William 8 son
John 4 son
Alice 14 niece

Death for Agnes Mar 1877 age 25
Death for James Jun 1890 age 41

Plus another Martindale/Weedon birth - Samuel Mar 1877
Samuel may have died also Mar 1877 age 0  :(
Hinchliffe Huddersfield Wiltshire

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Re: Martindale/Gibson/Young connection
« Reply #3 on: Monday 12 February 18 01:28 GMT (UK) »
That's a sad-looking tale. Mum dies in childbirth, plus baby, then Dad dies and leaves the teenage boys. They do look like possible contenders for the pair boarding with the Merediths. Thank you for that, Milliepede. I shall explore further.