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Title: Who was William Farrand ? I'm stuck...
Post by: morris.merryweather on Friday 12 November 21 06:55 GMT (UK)
I'm trying to find a second record to show that Wm Farrand as the father of Susannah Rollin as stated on the 1851 census, but I'm struggling...

What I known:
1851 census, aged 66, appears to say unmarried but may be a widower, born Headon, Notts. relationship to head Susannah Rollin = 'Father' (HO 107 Piece 2135 Folio 371 Page 5 Schedule 20)
1861 census, aged 76, widower, relationship to head William Rollin = 'Father' (I'm assuming this means father in law)
1870 - looks like his death ("Farrands") - aged 85, registered Southwell, Notts, Q1 1870
1870 - National Probate Calendar - no luck here - only mentions executor Wm Bryon
1870 - burial in Southwell 18 Jan 1870. Can't find any photo of a headstone.

1841 - appears to be aged 55 at Blyth, East Retford, but no other family members listed with him...
1784 - 21 Sept - appears to be baptised, son of Sarah Farrand and Jonathan Dean.

Ideally I'd like to find Susannah and William Rollin's marriage to see what her maiden name was, but the only match I've come across is on 1 Nov 1831 at Sturton Cum Fenton, Notts, which gives her maiden name as.... Whitaker.

I've searched newspapers for weddings and death notices, without luck.

So how is William Farrand elated to Susannah ? And who did he marry ? Is his will available online ?

Any idea's please from ancestry detectives out there as to what to look at next.

Thank you.

Title: Re: Who was William Farrand ? I'm stuck...
Post by: jonw65 on Friday 12 November 21 07:25 GMT (UK)
You can get mother's maiden name from the new GRO birth index, on their website.
   
ROLLIN, MARIA       
Mother's Maiden Surname: WHITAKER 
GRO Reference: 1844  M Quarter in SOUTHWELL  Volume 15  Page 700
   
ROLLIN, MARTHA       
Mother's Maiden Surname: WHITAKER 
GRO Reference: 1844  M Quarter in SOUTHWELL  Volume 15  Page 700

ROLLIN, BENJAMIN       
Mother's Maiden Surname: WHITAKER 
GRO Reference: 1848  M Quarter in SOUTHWELL  Volume 15  Page 631

ROLLIN, ANN       
Mother's Maiden Surname: WHITAKER 
GRO Reference: 1850  J Quarter in SOUTHWELL  Volume 15  Page 717
Title: Re: Who was William Farrand ? I'm stuck...
Post by: jonw65 on Friday 12 November 21 07:30 GMT (UK)
Possible
Susan Whitaker, baptized 14 October 1810, Littleborough St Nicholas
Parents Benjamin and Mary
Title: Re: Who was William Farrand ? I'm stuck...
Post by: amondg on Friday 12 November 21 07:34 GMT (UK)
William Rolin married Susanna Wittaker 1 November 1831 at Sturton cum Fenton
Title: Re: Who was William Farrand ? I'm stuck...
Post by: mckha489 on Friday 12 November 21 07:37 GMT (UK)
the 1870 Will will cost only 1.50 to see who he names.
Title: Re: Who was William Farrand ? I'm stuck...
Post by: jonw65 on Friday 12 November 21 07:50 GMT (UK)
FreeReg has the baptism of a William Hollin (sic) at Gamston, 17 Feb 1811.
Illegitimate.
Mother Hannah.
Perhaps William Farrand was his father?
Title: Re: Who was William Farrand ? I'm stuck...
Post by: morris.merryweather on Friday 12 November 21 08:05 GMT (UK)
FreeReg has the baptism of a William Hollin (sic) at Gamston, 17 Feb 1811.
Illegitimate.
Mother Hannah.
Perhaps William Farrand was his father?

Nice... will dig around this
Title: Re: Who was William Farrand ? I'm stuck...
Post by: amondg on Friday 12 November 21 08:32 GMT (UK)
As Mckha489 has pointed out the probate registry is just an index not the actual will.

In 1881 William Rollin having been an ag lab all his life is now a farmer of 43 acres.
In 1861 William Farrands was a farmer of 40 acres. It would be worth it to find out if William Farrand mentions him in the will.


Title: Re: Who was William Farrand ? I'm stuck...
Post by: morris.merryweather on Friday 12 November 21 10:15 GMT (UK)
As Mckha489 has pointed out the probate registry is just an index not the actual will.

In 1881 William Rollin having been an ag lab all his life is now a farmer of 43 acres.
In 1861 William Farrands was a farmer of 40 acres. It would be worth it to find out if William Farrand mentions him in the will.

Good observation re Wm Rollin (he was a farm bailiff in 1851). Will as been ordered. Thanks.