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Montgomeryshire Lookup Requests / Thomas Jones C1800 Trefeglyws
« on: Sunday 13 January 19 13:16 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to find out the name of Thomas' mother.

I have just found his marriage certificate to his second wife that shows father to be John Jones, Shoemaker. But I am struggling to find a baptism for Thomas to show his mothers name.

So If anyone would like a challenge;

Thomas Jones c1800 Trefeglyws
married Elizabeth Swancott 1820, then Mary Davies 1863,
Lived at Bronhendre, Llanidloes. He was also a shoemaker.

Thank you :)

Worcestershire / Harris, Feckenham
« on: Sunday 23 December 18 10:33 GMT (UK)  »

I'm hoping someone might like a challenge in helping me find more information of my Harris' from Feckenham.

I've traced them back to Thomas and Susannah Harris, who married 30 Sep 1766, in Feckenham.
Susannah is also a Harris.

They had 6 (I think) children; Susannah, Sarah, Ursula, Letitia, John and Philip.

I'm ideally wanting to go back another generation. I have done my DNA with ancestry and that shows that I have ancestors from southern England. Yet these Harris' are the closest I have to being southern.

Thank you and Merry Christmas


Shropshire / Re: Susanna Harris bn 1813
« on: Sunday 25 November 18 22:05 GMT (UK)  »
Yes I did think that rather odd, but as it was not legal to marry your step daughter. They probably wanted to avoid Madeley.

I have already assumed Ann Harris and Sarah Ann Harris Wilcox to be the same person.

Thank you, I am aware of the free access... I just lack the time to visit. I aim to go one day during the Christmas holidays, as long as it is open. I will eventually subscribe to Ancestry/Findmypast again soon I just lack a personal laptop atm and have to rely on others.

Thank you everyone for your help with look ups etc :)

Shropshire / Re: Susanna Harris bn 1813
« on: Sunday 25 November 18 21:01 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you Sue and Trish,

It really is a mystery. I was thinking it was a more morbid thing, like a sordid affair hidden from the mother/wife. Especially with Reuben and Ann not living with them at time of the 41 census.

Fanny's age is a bit of mystery too, as her baptism is dated 1771, which right now I'm thinking may be transcribed 10 years out. She is daughter of Alexander Guest and Eleanor Palmer. I know I have the parents right as her first husband John Harris, is on the grave and she is mentioned. 

Shropshire / Re: Susanna Harris bn 1813
« on: Saturday 24 November 18 23:52 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you again,

I haven't seen the baptisms no, although really need to get a subscription soon just so I can delve more into this family.

I've found Peters birth reg, and his grave is on findagrave. All children added the surname Wilcox after parents were married (keeping Harris as a middle name). Although I still can't find a reg for Reuben. Saying that I found Peter on freebmd as Peter Harris, however when searching on gro. It doesn't bring anything up.

Shropshire / Re: Susanna Harris bn 1813
« on: Saturday 24 November 18 23:13 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you

Could you check Thomas's occupation when he married Fanny Harris in 1825, also Madeley.

I've found a possible christening for Ann. Sarah Ann Harris 20 Jul 1842 - mother Susannah.

Shropshire / Susanna Harris bn 1813
« on: Saturday 24 November 18 21:40 GMT (UK)  »
Hi all,

I'm hoping someone can help me solve this little puzzle of mine.
Susanna Harris is the sister of my 3xG.Grandfather Edwin Alexander. She was born 1813 Ashted, Birmingham. She is with her mother in the 1841 census in Madeley. Her mother Fanny who was born Madeley 1771, had remarried a Thomas Wilcox. And going by the transcribed age he was very much her junior. I believe Fanny died 1842.
I have been trying to find if Susanna married after her mother passed and have found a possible  marriage for a Susanna Harris, 1846 parish of Shifnal. Unfortunately atm I don't have a subscription to search any census's or parish records so I am relying on the free resources.
There is also a marriage for a Thomas Wilcox in the same quarter. I'm pretty sure marrying your step daughter was illegal then. Although it may not be the Thomas that married her mother.
Anyway, I have since found some christenings in Madeley with mother as Susanna Harris and father Thomas Wilcox. The one Reuben Thomas Wilcox was born 1840 and christened 1850. I've searched and can't find a birth registration for him. There is also a christening for Peter Wilcox same parents same day. I find it odd it lists Susanna with her maiden name on their baptisms.
There is a possible death for a Susannah Wilcox, 1861 aged 47. Also a marriage for a Reuben Thomas Harris Wilcox 1864.

I would like some help confirming if this is my Susanna Harris, if so is Thomas Wilcox her step-father and husband. And if Reuben was born 1840, where was he in 1841.

Thank you, the more I look into this the more confused I get.


Warwickshire / Re: John Harris -bn1781 Glass Manufacturer Birmingham
« on: Sunday 18 November 18 22:35 GMT (UK)  »
Sorry another post....

To confirm my findings of John Harris' parents even more... I have now found his brother in law John Smith, his wife is Letitia and I have found a marriage 1814, in Worcester. Also in the household in 1841 is a Susannah Pemberton. Which I am assuming is Letitia's sister.
There are baptisms for all these to the Thomas and Susannah who i believe to be John Harris' parents.

Warwickshire / Re: John Harris -bn1781 Glass Manufacturer Birmingham
« on: Sunday 18 November 18 22:16 GMT (UK)  »
Also could anyone cast an eye on the snippets of words from his will I have attached please?
I'm a lil stuck on these, most I couldn't see i've gone back to it and they are as clear as day... these are leaving me a bit confuddled!


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