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Shropshire Mytton Family
« on: Wednesday 13 June 18 16:00 BST (UK) »
I've been doing family history research on and off for a couple of years now, but there's one line I just can't seem to make any progress with.

There's been a 'rumour' on my maternal grandmother's side that we are somehow related to the Mytton family of Shropshire, and John 'Mad Jack' Mytton is the focus of these rumours.
My Great Great Grandmother May Tisdale (who married Arthur William Castings) was born in Meole Brace in Shropshire about 1891, and died 1961 in Shropshire. This is where the connection, if any, would be. From my research her parents were John Tisdale and Jane Sheffield, also both of Shropshire.

Long story short, I don't know how best to proceed. Do I start with John Mytton and work down trying to confirm a connection that way? So far I have found no link with the Sheffield or Tisdale families and the Mytton's.

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Re: Shropshire Mytton Family
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 16:16 BST (UK) »
John "Mad Jack" Mytton (30 September 1796 Ė 29 March 1834)  ?

In which case I'd start by going back (& sideways) from the 1891 birth

1891 census: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:W9Z4-ZT2
1881 census https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27J-BKGM
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Re: Shropshire Mytton Family
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 18:20 BST (UK) »
A little snippet of information on John:-

John Mytton was originally married to a baronetís daughter in 1818, but she died two years later. Unsurprisingly, his second wife ran away from him in 1830. This didnít prove to be much of a problem for him. He met a pretty young woman and decided he would pay her over $500 a year to be his companion.

The above comes from here:- http://historythings.com/historys-nutcases-john-mytton/

I have located a marriage for a John Mytton which took place on 21 May 1818 to a Harriett Emma JONES (minor) at St. George Hanover Square.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Shropshire Mytton Family
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 18:27 BST (UK) »
Just found another bit about John's offspring.

Offspring
Mytton left a number of children. Harriet Emma Charlotte was born on 23 April 1819 to his first wife. His second wife, Caroline, had a daughter and four sons: Barbara Augusta (b. 9 August 1822), John Fox Fitz-Giffard (b. 20 November 1823), Charles Orville January (9 January 1825), Euphrates Henry (b. 10 April 1826) and William Harper (b. 30 April 1827). Euphrates and Charles both died within months after their father and were also buried at Halston, as was Caroline upon her death in 1841. His two other sons and both daughters survived him. Barbara Augusta in 1847 married Colonel Poulett George Henry Somerset, son of Lord Charles Henry Somerset, a younger brother of the 6th Duke of Beaufort.

So there are descendants that will take some time to follow down.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Shropshire Mytton Family
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 19:44 BST (UK) »
Just found another bit about John's offspring.

Offspring
Mytton left a number of children. Harriet Emma Charlotte was born on 23 April 1819 to his first wife. His second wife, Caroline, had a daughter and four sons: Barbara Augusta (b. 9 August 1822), John Fox Fitz-Giffard (b. 20 November 1823), Charles Orville January (9 January 1825), Euphrates Henry (b. 10 April 1826) and William Harper (b. 30 April 1827). Euphrates and Charles both died within months after their father and were also buried at Halston, as was Caroline upon her death in 1841. His two other sons and both daughters survived him. Barbara Augusta in 1847 married Colonel Poulett George Henry Somerset, son of Lord Charles Henry Somerset, a younger brother of the 6th Duke of Beaufort.

So there are descendants that will take some time to follow down.

Ahh great, thank you! I'll do a bit of digging.  :)

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Re: Shropshire Mytton Family
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 22:03 BST (UK) »
Harriet's marriage

Marriages Jun 1841   
Hill    Clement Delvis        Oswestry    18   245    
MYTTON    Harriet Emma Charlotte        Oswestry    18   245

Births

HILL, GODFREY  CLEMENT     MYTTON     
GRO Reference: 1842  J Quarter in WEM AND WHITCHURCH  Volume 18  Page 209


Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire