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Europe / Lickfield/Liekfeld?
« on: Sunday 20 December 20 16:10 GMT (UK)  »
Hello, I'm after help on yet another brick wall.

I have always known that I have a German grandfather (3rd Great) and that he was called John Lickfield. So I've done what everyone would of done and looked for a census record.

Luckily I found a census record from 1881 to which he was in Sunderland with the occupation of General Sailor Seaman and lived with my 3x great grandmother Isabella (did not know her surname at the time). From this census I've noticed that they had 2 children (Jane Ann and William) and also 2 Boarders (Richard and Jane Robson).

Later on I would find out that Isabella was married before John and that her name when she married john was Isabella Doughty. She had married a man named Henry Doughty, so I looked into that and discovered that she was born Isabella Robson.

Anyway, back to John...
So knowing Isabella's name I decided to purchase a copy of their wedding certificate.
On the certificate (1872) it stated that John is a 'John Carls Liekfeld' and that his father is a 'William Liekfeld' and both of their occupations state that they are both Master Mariners.

I've tried to work out what happened to John after 1881 but I've had no luck. I did contact someone from the Hull area as there was a person with a similar name on their tree also born in Germany and also born in the same year (1841). The person disagreed that they were the same person but I still beleive I am right.

I've looked for passinger records and master mariners records but I've found nothing, I've tried german records but unfortunatly I'm useless at reading in german. I've also tried other spelling of the name Lickfield, Lickfeld, Lichfield, Lichfeld, Liekfield and Liekfeld and just got nothing to spark me.

I just want to know what happened to him, where in Germany he was from and who his father/mother was.

If anyone has any suggestions on where I should look, I'd be very happy.

Thanks in advance.


Lancashire Resources / Henry Knowles
« on: Monday 14 December 20 16:23 GMT (UK)  »
I've been stuck on this for what feels like forever and I'm hoping that someone may be able to shed some light on this brick wall I have. My great 3x great Grandfather is a Henry Knowles who was born in Lancashire (possibly Preston/Longton area) in 1824. Henry married a lady named Mary (not sure on surname, if anyone can help with this I'd appreciate it) while he was stationed at India, they had 3 children (Henry, Catherine and Charles). When you next find Henry he is married to a Margaret Weallans Johnston (born Dobson) they had 7 children in Sunderland.
The problem I'm having is Henry's father, all I know is that he was called Henry and had died before Henry married Margaret. I would like to know who his mother was (1 record says it maybe a Jenny Topping but there is no other information on this to back it up). I would also love to find out Henry seniors parents as this has been a wall to me for some time.
If anyone could help in anyway I would be very grateful.

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