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Flintshire Lookup Requests / wilson in overton, flint
« on: Wednesday 12 September 12 19:51 BST (UK)  »
So far my research on this family pre-1800 has been via trees on FamilySearch etc - often to be taken with a grain of salt! So this is a request for a lookup of the original record.

My ancestor William Wilson was christened (maybe born) in Overton on 30/12/1781. He took his mother's name, Anne Wilson, a sure sign that she wasn't married. There is a fair amount of anecdotal evidence that the father was Richard Parry Price, the local squire (despite the fact that he refers to his then lawfully wedded wife, Anne Puleston, in his will, as 'my dear wife' and she to him on his memorial as 'a tender husband').

Does anyone know if the father's name is given on the christening record, and if so, is it Richard Parry Price? And as a supplementary, is there a record of another child, Charles Wilson, born to Anne Wilson and Richard Parry Price, christened (or born) 7/9/1766?

Incidentally, William Wilson died at 40, leaving a widow Catherine nee Davi(e)s. I have good documentation for the conversion of her, as a widow, and some of her children to Mormonism at an early date - and for her emigration to America by sailing ship then steamboat on the Mississippi, finally at 60 being one of the oldest women to undertake the overland trek to Salt Lake City only a year after Brigham Young founded the settlement in Utah. She died in Utah at the age of 96. They don't make them like that any more!

Family History Beginners Board / George & William Wilson, coachmen
« on: Tuesday 10 July 12 14:01 BST (UK)  »
I have the certified copy of my great-grandfather's marriage certificate as follows:

13 March 1863, Register office, Ashton-Under-Lyne, William Wilson to Mary Hughes, both aged 22 (though a note written by my grandfather gives William's birthday as 1/8/1840). He is a coachman in Middleton, she a servant in Dukinfield. Their fathers  are respectively George Wilson, coachman and Owen Hughes, stonemason.

William and Mary Wilson can then be traced through censuses up to 1901, and his birthplace is consistently given as Bowdon in Cheshire (now part of Greater Manchester).

With all this you would think it easy to trace George Wilson; but I cannot find any William Wilson of that age born in Bowdon; there are George Wilsons who are coachmen with sons called William and of the right age but the wrong place entirely; there are George and William father-and-son combinations from near but not at Bowdon but none are coachmen!

Can anyone help? Other branches of the family have proved trivial by comparison!

(Mary Hughes came from Anglesey, and I have at least got back to parents Owen and Mary there , and siblings)

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