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Staffordshire Lookup Requests / Nathan Williams in (or near) Newcastle-under-Lyme
« on: Tuesday 06 July 21 11:42 BST (UK)  »
Looks like one of my ancestors is a Nathan Williams, of Newcastle under Lyme. Baptised 10.10.1670 to Roger. Married 12.10.1690 to Ann, not very legible and transcribed as "An Waste"(!) but I think maybe Naylor. Buried 16.3.1715 and described as "clarke". Ann was buried 17.9.1725 and shown as the widow of "old clarke". All of this at St Giles in N-u-L.
His father Roger Williams was married 1669 to Isabell Collison, and buried 8.2.1690- also described as "clark".
Question is - what was the "clark"? I know it will be a clerk in modern parlance, but does it indicate a church office? And does anyone recognise these names?
Thanks in anticipation!

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Cheshire / Re: Alfred Keeling of Crewe born in Willaston
« on: Thursday 22 April 21 12:09 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for all the replies. I have now found a copy of his birth certificate but it just shows place of birth as "Willaston". So it looks like this will remain a mystery and no centre of pilgrimage for the American descendants!

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Cheshire / Re: Alfred Keeling of Crewe born in Willaston
« on: Thursday 08 April 21 10:13 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for the replies so far. However, I perhaps should have made clear that I have all the census details for Alfred. Bedford Street was in Shavington-cum-Gresty parish but the boundaries changed and it's now in Crewe. It's the Willaston address that is elusive. So far it looks like I will buy a birth certificate unless anyone happens to have a note. No problem although I try to avoid buying certificates when I have hundreds of people on my tree!

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Cheshire / Alfred Keeling of Crewe born in Willaston
« on: Thursday 08 April 21 00:14 BST (UK)  »
My great uncle Alfred Keeling emigrated to America and I have already recorded about 200 of his descendants, and contacted dozens of them. However, there is a question about his birth on 9th March 1878. He is shown on all records as born in Willaston (the one near Nantwich not the one on the Wirral) and I would like to find the address, so that I can send a picture to them if it's still there.
However, he is in Crewe on the 1881 census and, although I have paid the Records Office to look at electoral registers for Willaston in 1877-8-9, they report there are no Keelings recorded on any of them.
I'm posting in the faint hope that there may be someone who already has this.

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The Common Room / Re: Natural father
« on: Thursday 18 February 21 17:52 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks for this, Lady Di. You've confirmed my suspicion that it could be any number of situations, which is not unreasonable. I just wanted to be sure that there was no specific connotation to the phrase.

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The Common Room / Natural father
« on: Thursday 18 February 21 00:03 GMT (UK)  »
I have found the will of an ancestor in which he refers to his “natural father” Edward. This is in Cheshire in the 17th century. I haven’t come across this phrase before and whilst the meaning is obvious, I wonder if it signifies something unusual if it has to be specified. My ancestor often refers to both sets of grandparents so I wondered if for some reason he was closer to them.

Or maybe it is just a figure of speech that is used from time to time. Does anyone have any expertise on this?

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Warwickshire Lookup Requests / Re: Jane Davis born 1853-4
« on: Wednesday 27 January 21 19:26 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks Carole - Erdington workhouse looks like a very good bet. I guess that the borders beween Aston and Birmingham registration districts are fairly fluid, so even though she is shown as born in Aston it could easily have been born and recorded in the Birmingham district.

I also posted this message in the Staffordshire forum in case someone with an interest there might be able to help. Sorry if that broke the rules.

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Jane is shown in 1861 as the daughter of John and Hannah in Colwich, but born in Aston. As they were in their 70s she must be their granddaughter. They had 8 children and after much research,I have decided that the best bet to be Jane's parent is Eliza, born in 1831. I know that she had two other illegitimate children in 1850 and 1858, so you might say she had a track record!
However, I'd like to be sure if it's possible (and it may not be). I found a Jane Davis born in Q4 of 1853 but no parish record to show her mother (and maybe even father).
I've discarded Jane baptised at St Martins in Birmingham on 8.8.53, and another one baptised 26.12.53. In each case I found the child with parents in 1861.
I'm asking more in hope than expectation, and have also posted on the Warwickshire board, but does anyone have any information?

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Warwickshire Lookup Requests / Jane Davis born 1853-4
« on: Wednesday 27 January 21 16:39 GMT (UK)  »
Jane is shown in 1861 as the daughter of John and Hannah in Colwich, Staffordshire but born in Aston. As they were in their 70s she must be their granddaughter. They had 8 children and after much research I have decided that the best bet to be Jane's parent is Eliza, born in 1831. I know that she had two other illegitimate children in 1850 and 1858, so you might say she had a track record!
However, I'd like to be sure if it's possible (and it may not be). I found a Jane Davis born in Q4 of 1853 but no parish record to show her mother (and maybe even father).
I've discarded Jane baptised at St Martins in Birmingham on 8.8.53, and another one baptised 26.12.53. In each case I found the child with parents in 1861.
I'm asking more in hope than expectation, but does anyone have any information?

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