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Re: Family of Mrs Mary Best prior to marriage to Henry Jeffs
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 10 May 18 16:50 BST (UK) »
Leeds Times, Sat 12 Jun 1858
Marriages
"Same day (ie. Sunday 6th), Mr Mark Bestington, dyer, to Miss Mary Bradford".
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Family of Mrs Mary Best prior to marriage to Henry Jeffs
« Reply #10 on: Friday 11 May 18 00:31 BST (UK) »
Thanks hanes teulu,
I've now found that marriage on Ancestry

I haven't found the marriage for this couple.
1841 census
BEST Mark 59y        labourer
BEST Mary 45y         all born this county

Still don't know what happened to Mary in Tasmania.

I may or may not be inactive for a few days, I am having the reminder of my top teeth removed today.

Mick
Jeffs - Northamptonshire to Leicestershire to Queensland, Australia
Lewis - Wales to Gloucestershire to NSW & Queensland, Australia
Iddols & Baylis - Gloucestershire
Mary Jones, daughter of James Jones and Eliza - born abt 1864 Staffordshire, died 1948 Queensland, Australia
Dorans - Ireland to Scotland to Queensland, Australia
Ralph - Ireland to Scotland to Queensland, Australia
Reedy - Ireland to NSW & Queensland, Australia
Bradbury (False name?) - Oxfordshire to Queensland, Australia

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Re: Family of Mrs Mary Best prior to marriage to Henry Jeffs
« Reply #11 on: Friday 11 May 18 09:16 BST (UK) »
Marriage (FindMyPast transcription/image)

Mark Bestington of this parish, clothmaker & Charlotte Johnson of "ditto" (this Parish) at Leeds St Peter on 20 Dec 1801.

On Mary Bestington's 1817 baptismal record, Mark Bestington's occupation is "clothier"

S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Family of Mrs Mary Best prior to marriage to Henry Jeffs
« Reply #12 on: Friday 11 May 18 09:26 BST (UK) »

I haven't found the marriage for this couple.
1841 census
BEST Mark 59y        labourer
BEST Mary 45y         all born this county

Mick

The age 59, born about 1782, (but not the occupation)) makes this Mark Bestington a candidate for the Mark Bestington that married Charlotte Johnson in 1801?

There is a marriage on FindMyPast (transcription only) of -
Mark Bestington and Mary Wilks, 2 November 1828 at Rothwell, Yorkshire (just south east of Leeds). But yet to spot a death/burial of a Charlotte Best/Bestington between Mary Bestington's 1817 baptism and the 1828 Rothwell marriage.

Best of luck with the extractions!
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Family of Mrs Mary Best prior to marriage to Henry Jeffs
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 12 May 18 00:49 BST (UK) »
I'm looking on FindMypast and cannot locate this appeal.

Extractions done, plate in, I'm surviving and my lovely wife's help is making the healing process easier.

FindMypast has the image of Mary Best's letter of appeal against her sentence of 15 years transportation. In that letter she claims to be the wife of a "John Newlove".

Cannot find a marriage of a Mary Best and John Newlove but there is this marriage (image on FindMyPast) -

John Newlove and Mary Bestington, 19 Jun 1837 at Leeds, St. Peter, both of the Parish of Leeds.
One of the witnesses was a Mark Bestington.
Jeffs - Northamptonshire to Leicestershire to Queensland, Australia
Lewis - Wales to Gloucestershire to NSW & Queensland, Australia
Iddols & Baylis - Gloucestershire
Mary Jones, daughter of James Jones and Eliza - born abt 1864 Staffordshire, died 1948 Queensland, Australia
Dorans - Ireland to Scotland to Queensland, Australia
Ralph - Ireland to Scotland to Queensland, Australia
Reedy - Ireland to NSW & Queensland, Australia
Bradbury (False name?) - Oxfordshire to Queensland, Australia

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Re: Family of Mrs Mary Best prior to marriage to Henry Jeffs
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 12 May 18 06:56 BST (UK) »
Search screen =  "Prison Registers in Institutions and organisations". This is a subcategory of "Institutions and Organisations"

Search keys
Name = mary best (no name variants)
When = 1845 (give or take +/- = 0)
Optional Keywords = york

Should return 7 hits, the first 2 without a YoB. Clicking on the 2nd entry should return an image of a blank page. Use  > on right of screen to view appeal (2 images).
 
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Family of Mrs Mary Best prior to marriage to Henry Jeffs
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 12 May 18 07:42 BST (UK) »
Found them, Thank You

Search screen =  "Prison Registers in Institutions and organisations". This is a subcategory of "Institutions and Organisations"

Search keys
Name = mary best (no name variants)
When = 1845 (give or take +/- = 0)
Optional Keywords = york

Should return 7 hits, the first 2 without a YoB. Clicking on the 2nd entry should return an image of a blank page. Use  > on right of screen to view appeal (2 images).
Jeffs - Northamptonshire to Leicestershire to Queensland, Australia
Lewis - Wales to Gloucestershire to NSW & Queensland, Australia
Iddols & Baylis - Gloucestershire
Mary Jones, daughter of James Jones and Eliza - born abt 1864 Staffordshire, died 1948 Queensland, Australia
Dorans - Ireland to Scotland to Queensland, Australia
Ralph - Ireland to Scotland to Queensland, Australia
Reedy - Ireland to NSW & Queensland, Australia
Bradbury (False name?) - Oxfordshire to Queensland, Australia