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James Spedding, Mosedale
« on: Friday 07 September 18 22:00 BST (UK) »
Hi
I am unfamiliar with searching UK records as I live in Australia.

My ancestor, James Spedding, was born in Cumberland in about 1816, married Isabella Story (or Storey) and had 3 children, Mary Ann, William and John. Isabellla died and then James remarried to Jane Steel, a widow with one dauhter, Hannah. After the birth of a son John, they migrated to Australia on the ship Persia, arriving in 1854.

I have information about their lives in Australia, but would like to know anything about the area that they came from.

I am descended from William Spedding, and have a bible that he bought with him. (Not a family bible, just a regular one). There is the following inscription in the front:

James Spedding
Mosedale 1241
Cumberland
May First Day

A google search has lead me to think that gifts were given on May Day. Is this correct?

Is the above an actual address that perhaps still exists?

The purpose of my query is to find out about the location, as much as family details.
I am hoping to travel to the UK in a couple of years and walk the streets that my ancestors walked, visit their churches, cemeteries, etc.
 
Any information that you could give me would be much appreciated.

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Jennaya

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Re: James Spedding, Mosedale
« Reply #1 on: Friday 07 September 18 23:51 BST (UK) »
Isabella died Dec qtr 1848 aged 29 - death registered Whitehaven

The remarriage to Jane Steel was Sept qtr 1850 Whitehaven

In 1841 they were living in Mosedale, Caldbeck in the Penrith RD - no children.  Marriage Sept qtr 1840 Cockermouth

In 1851 there is a Hannah but her surname appears to be Williamson and she is 5yrs old.    The family are in Cleator Village plus the 2 children born before Isabella's death 

Freebmd has a Hannah Steele b March qtr 1846 - no mmn shown so presumably illegitimate

James was a blacksmith and his birthplace looks like Dean

If you Google the various place names above you will get further info 

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Re: James Spedding, Mosedale
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 08 September 18 01:09 BST (UK) »
Butcher Westmorland and Lancashire
Barton Westmorland and Yorkshire
Trethowan,Reeves Middlesex
Halsall,Green,Charters,Chatterton Lancashire
Smith, Moger, Maxfield Wiltshire
Woods,Speechley and Coles Huntingdonshire
Gibson,Blanks,Monk,Fokes Essex

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Re: James Spedding, Mosedale
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 08 September 18 05:26 BST (UK) »
Thanks for this information. Hannah Williamson is the name that I have for her, so it looks like the correct Hannah.

Is there any way of finding out where the burials are? And also what denomination the family was? I'm fairly certain they were of a protestant denomination.

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Re: James Spedding, Mosedale
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 08 September 18 05:37 BST (UK) »
I hope you plan to hire a car Jennaya.

Mosedale is a tiny little place in a beautiful part of the world. You will love it.

https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=17&lat=54.6818&lon=-2.9992&layers=168&right=BingHyb

Have a virtual drive through on google street view. It is stunning - Mosedale is a hamlet comprising only a few cottages. I would never have left there and gone to Australia (though they would not have known what was in store)  ;) :)

You can see a burial ground on the map. Assuming the family lived in the area for a while some of them may be buried there, though they could have been buried in a neighbouring village.

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Re: James Spedding, Mosedale
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 08 September 18 09:00 BST (UK) »
Thanks everyone,
I will have an explore of these links.
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Re: James Spedding, Mosedale
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 08 September 18 21:00 BST (UK) »
Hi Ruskie

Thanks for the links to the side-by-side maps. They are awesome; so little has changed!

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Re: James Spedding, Mosedale
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 09 September 18 05:42 BST (UK) »
The side by side maps are fairly wonderful.   :)