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Drusilla Ward or Drusilla Weobley 1858?
« on: Friday 23 March 18 12:34 GMT (UK) »
According to GRO, Drusilla Ward married Thomas Potts in 1858 (Madeley, Sep 1858. 6a 988).  However, starting with Nancy in 1859 through until Alice in 1881, every one of the eleven children has mmn of Weoberley, Webberley or Weberley.  None is a Ward.  I've not purchased the marriage certificate to see if that gives a clue to this name issue, but other than that, can anyone suggest an explanation?  (Thomas and Drusilla were both, seemingly, born in Broseley in 1835-36.)

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Re: Drusilla Ward or Drusilla Weobley 1858?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 23 March 18 12:39 GMT (UK) »
Have you looked for a suitably-aged Drusilla in 1851, to see what her surname is?
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: Drusilla Ward or Drusilla Weobley 1858?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 23 March 18 12:41 GMT (UK) »
Have you looked for a suitably-aged Drusilla in 1851, to see what her surname is?

Answering my own question, I see she is Drucilla Weobly in 1851, 16 b Broseley, in the household of John & Eliza.

Some transcriptions have the surname as Wevbly.  HO107/1989/397/16
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: Drusilla Ward or Drusilla Weobley 1858?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 23 March 18 12:43 GMT (UK) »
ShropshireBMD have the marriage taking place at Madeley Register Office or Registrar Attended. 
Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
Remember - "They'll be found when they want to be found" !!!
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Re: Drusilla Ward or Drusilla Weobley 1858?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 23 March 18 12:55 GMT (UK) »
1841 census, Broseley Wood

John Webley 30 collier Y
Eliza do 25 N
Eliza do 5 Y <<< is this Drusilla in disguise?
Mary do 2 Y
Abraham do 3mo Y
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: Drusilla Ward or Drusilla Weobley 1858?
« Reply #5 on: Friday 23 March 18 13:15 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, avm228 and BumbleB, for this quick and useful sleuthing.

I have looked for a Drusilla first marriage to a Mr Ward (1851-1858), but have found nothing.

I can't see why she would have married using a false name, given that the Potts family stayed in the vicinity.  What's more, she was not under age.

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Re: Drusilla Ward or Drusilla Weobley 1858?
« Reply #6 on: Friday 23 March 18 13:41 GMT (UK) »
One possibility is that she was born as Ward, before the marriage of John and Eliza.

If John & Eliza actually married, that is!

He seems to be with a Clara by 1861: RG9/1859/59/19 (findable as Wrobley on Anc).
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: Drusilla Ward or Drusilla Weobley 1858?
« Reply #7 on: Friday 23 March 18 13:55 GMT (UK) »
WEOBLEY, HARRIET, Mothers mn   POPE
GRO Reference: 1847  S Quarter in MADELEY  Volume 18  Page 74

WEOBLEY, JOHN, Mothers mn POPE 
GRO Reference: 1851  S Quarter in MADELEY  Volume 18  Page 95

I must say this one is very confusing!
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Re: Drusilla Ward or Drusilla Weobley 1858?
« Reply #8 on: Friday 23 March 18 14:01 GMT (UK) »
It's great fun though, isn't it?

1881 Census  Broseley

Eliza Weobley  born 1812  Hythe Kent  widow
Thomas          born 1856-7 (actually 1855 under name Weberley)  Broseley  SON
plus a granddaughter of Eliza's.

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