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Title: Uncommon surname!
Post by: Vasquez109 on Saturday 18 May 13 21:21 BST (UK)
Ive just found a new branch to follow, but have drawn a complete blank with finding anything near the name!

Im looking for an 'Amy Aldred' who married a William Harlow in Duffield on 12 Aug 1782. Its really strange, as I'd never heard of the surname before, and thought it might be easier to work with but I was wrong!

Was also thinking that Amy could be short for something, but not really sure. Can anyone help find her please!

Thank you,
David.
Title: Re: Uncommon surname!
Post by: suegill on Saturday 18 May 13 21:25 BST (UK)
There are Aldreds living in Heanor, Derbyshire around that time.
Title: Re: Uncommon surname!
Post by: aghadowey on Saturday 18 May 13 21:27 BST (UK)
Searching LDS site for 'Aldred' in 'Duffield' shows the name was not uncommon there- see here (https://familysearch.org/search/record/results#count=20&query=%2Bsurname%3Aaldred~%20%2Brecord_country%3AEngland%20%2Bany_place%3ADuffield~)
Title: Re: Uncommon surname!
Post by: Vasquez109 on Saturday 18 May 13 21:36 BST (UK)
That shows my knowledge of Derbyshire!  ;D More common than I thought!
Title: Re: Uncommon surname!
Post by: Vasquez109 on Saturday 18 May 13 21:41 BST (UK)
Still cant find her on IGI. Cuh!
Title: Re: Uncommon surname!
Post by: Derbysderek on Tuesday 21 May 13 10:52 BST (UK)
.......often spelt Aldread..tlhe two are completely interchangeable..depending on the will of the original scribe!!

Derek
Title: Re: Uncommon surname!
Post by: Mike in Cumbria on Tuesday 21 May 13 10:58 BST (UK)
Amy isn't usually short for anything but could be a nickname for Amelia.
Title: Re: Uncommon surname!
Post by: aghadowey on Tuesday 21 May 13 12:38 BST (UK)
Amy isn't usually short for anything but could be a nickname for Amelia.
Amy is sometimes a nickname for Amabel, Emily, Emma, etc. as well as Amelia.
Title: Re: Uncommon surname!
Post by: Vasquez109 on Tuesday 21 May 13 17:04 BST (UK)
Thanks all,

Off to Matlock this week, so I'm sure ill dig something up!

David.
Title: Re: Uncommon surname!
Post by: goldie61 on Wednesday 22 May 13 00:36 BST (UK)
Hi David
Also seem to be 'Aldreds' in Horsley. Derbys - which is just a couple of miles east as the crow flies - in LDS.

So as not to highjack your post about Aldreds, I have also sent you a PM about Matlock.

Happy hunting! ;)

Title: Re: Uncommon surname!
Post by: Vasquez109 on Wednesday 22 May 13 09:42 BST (UK)
Thanks Goldie! Got it just in the nick of time!  ;D
Title: Re: Uncommon surname!
Post by: trish1120 on Wednesday 22 May 13 12:27 BST (UK)
Marriages, St Alkmund, Duffield;
William ALLDRED of Basford, Nottingham to Ann HARVEY, 31 May 1774
John ALLDRED to Alice KING, 24 April 1780
Phillip ALLDRED of Duffield to Sarah WHILTON of Horsley, 31 May 1785
Amy ALLDRED to William HARLOW, 12 Aug 1782
Jane ALDRED to Samuel STATON, 25 July 1790
(Source FreeREG)

Any may be Siblings of Amy
Title: Re: Uncommon surname!
Post by: Vasquez109 on Wednesday 22 May 13 20:17 BST (UK)
Thank you for those. Didn't realise the registers for Duffield were so busy. Couldn't see an Amy in there though!

Those are worth following up though, thank you.