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Lancashire / Re: Wall Family. Oldham Mill Workers and Russian Connection
« on: Wednesday 11 September 19 13:51 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for taking the time to read this.
Samuel Wall 1818-1875. An Oldham Power Loom Overlooker. Married Isabella Fletcher. 6 children between 1842-1865.
Samuel in 1841/51/71 census, but whole family missing from 1861c.
Their youngest child Hannah born end of 1864 and her preceding sibling Richard b 1862 Russia. His place of birth declared also 1891c.
What could be the possible explanation for this. Totally flummoxed. Hope you can help.
Regards to Everyone.

Hi There,
I came across this post whilst researching my  'Wall family' and Samuel Wall is my 5th Great Uncle. Samuel Married Isabella Fletcher 16th Jan 1842 Prestwich,St Mary, Lancashire, England.
Richard Wall is my 4th Great Grandfather, Richard is Samuel Wall's Brother.

Midlothian / Re: Temple Village Midlothian
« on: Tuesday 27 August 19 11:23 BST (UK)  »
Thank you kindly for posting this  wealth of information :)
My Great Grandmother was Alison Cornwall

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Smith family mystery (Harewood and Leeds)
« on: Friday 03 May 19 10:15 BST (UK)  »
Not wanting to take sides in a family argument Lol, but  I see the witnesses as

                                               John Gaulter

George Smith                   Sam G (or maybe SamL) Smith                         G Smith Jr
Hannah Muschamp        Elizabeth Storey                                                               Wm Smith

No Harriet Smith (other than the one getting married of course)

Oh dear yes I see it now, better with glasses on ::)

Sorry Cousin, although it looked like 'H' as the S was leading into the other signature

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Smith family mystery (Harewood and Leeds)
« on: Friday 03 May 19 08:12 BST (UK)  »
To my Cousin, LOOK
Her H overlaps onto another signature but yes you can see Hannah and the Smith is very clear. :)

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Smith family mystery (Harewood and Leeds)
« on: Friday 03 May 19 08:04 BST (UK)  »
I am a little perplexed by an apparent inconsistency, or rather anomaly, found while researching my Smith ancestors in Harewood and Leeds in the 18th-early 19th centuries.

My ancestor Hannah Smith - daughter of George Smith, banker, from Leeds - married Thomas Fawell in 1807 in St. Peters Church, Leeds (please see attached). I have a series of contemporary 'letters' with dates of births and deaths for this family, two leafs of which I have attached as 'Fawell letter 1' and 'Fawell letter 2' below.

In this letter, George Smith 'banker from Leeds' is listed as the grandfather of Hannah Smith's children with Thomas and therefore her father.

From a memoir written by George Smith's son William (born 1785), I learned that George's wife was Hannah Craven of Harewood:;view=1up;seq=27

"My mother was Hannah Craven. daughter of a farmer who resided at Harewood..."

I subsequently found her marriage to George Smith in 1778 in Harewood on familysearch. There is another memoir written by Hannah Craven's sister in 1812 (Sarah Baiston) who likewise refers to her as "Mrs. Smith".

I then came across a newspaper account published in Salt Lake City in 1897 by Hannah Craven's great-granddaughter, Eve A Cooke and based upon her mother Sarah Anne Cooke's memories, in which she wrote the following:

"Hannah Craven married George Smith, a most estimable young man, a devout Methodist and a cashier in the Bank of Leeds, of which he afterwards became President.

They had a family of three fine sons, William and George, who succeeded their father in the bank, and Samuel, a surgeon, generally spoken of as the handsome and skillful Doctor, and two beautiful daughters, Mary (May?), afterwards Mrs. Towe, and Sarah, their youngest (Mrs. Sutton) my own mother's mother, whose early death was the great sorrow of the family

(Written by Eve Anna Dykes, Salt Lake City, August 15th 1897. "My mother, if living, would be 89 years old today." (Written Sarah Ann Cooke Born 1808 7-15-1808))

I found it odd that my ancestor Hannah Smith, a daughter of George Smith (banker), was absent from the above list of family members.

Hannah and George's youngest daughter Sarah Sutton (the grandmother of Eve A Cooke, the author of the above piece) is mentioned in my Fawell family letter 2 as "Mrs. (Hannah) Fawell's sister", where it is noted that Hannah Smith and Thomas Fawell buried their one year old son Thomas Hindmarsh Fawell in a grave alongside his aunt Sarah Sutton and "Mrs Fawell's father George Smith, the banker" and her brother George Smith Jr.

I also found an entry about Samuel Smith - the "handsome" doctor referred to above - in Parr's Life of the Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons, where it is noted:$002f$002fSD_ASSET$002f0$002f372722/one?qu=%22rcs%3A+E000538%22&rt=false%7C%7C%7CIDENTIFIER%7C%7C%7CResource+Identifier
"[Samuel Smith was] born in Briggate, Leeds, the son of George Smith, banker; was apprenticed to his brother-in-law, Fawell, a general practitioner in Leeds."

Thus Hannah Smith was definitely the daughter of George Smith, banker, and sister of Sarah Sutton, William Smith, George Smith Jr. and Samuel Smith.

But on her marriage certificate to Thomas Fawell in 1807 (please see attached), Hannah Craven is nowhere mentioned. Her father George Smith 'banker' is again there but instead of Hannah Craven, I find 'Hannah Muschamp'.

This Hannah Muschamp is the daughter of Hannah Craven's sister Mary Craven, wife of William Muschamp of Harewood.

Could someone help shed some light upon: (a) the reason why Hannah Smith is not listed in the article above as one of the daughters of Hannah Craven and George Smith, banker & (b) the reason why Hannah Craven doesn't appear alongside her husband George on the 1807 marriage certificate.

I would be most grateful for any assistance.

The info was in the email I sent you
If you look far right of Hannah+ Thomas marriage certificate you can just about see the signature of Hannah Craven, She has written her name as Hannah Smith.
The info I sent you on the Christenings I had forgotten to add William, I found him later in the day. :)

My 5th great grandfather Michael Welch (1800-1876) seems to have changed profession three times throughout his life. According to his son's marriage certificate of 1855 he was a 'Tallow Chandler' like his parents William and Ann. Yet according to an 1839 directory of Leeds, he is described as a 'Confectioner and earthenware dealer'. He was living at 141 Woodouse Lane with his wife Isabella Fawell and six children. I cannot read his profession in the 1841 census, where he is still living at the same address, yet it doesn't look to me like a 'confectioner'. I'll attach it to my next post in case anyone can help me read it.

Michael then crops up in Edinburgh in the 1851 census (a widow living with his six children) and is described as an 'Excise Officer'. On his son Thomas' death certificate in 1887 he is described likewise as an 'Excise Officer' yet on his own death certificate for 1876 in Aberlady, East Lothian his occupation is 'General Merchant'.

I'm not sure he ever was a Tallow Chandler like his parents, although his son seemed to think so. If he was, I assume it must have been before he became a confectioner.

My questions are:

1. Was it common to change job so often?
2. Is moving from being a confectioner in Leeds to an Excise Officer in Edinburgh not quite a dramatic career change considering that he was by then middle aged? Was this common?
3. What exactly was an Excise Officer's duties (I think it is like a civil servant dealing with customs and goods)?
4. Where might I find records relating to an Edinburgh based Excise Officer?
5. Could he perhaps have become one while still in England or might his move from Leeds to Edinburgh have been due to this new career?
6. Why does his death certificate call him a "General Merchant"? Could he have changed profession yet again?

Hi Matt62

Just came across your post whilst I was searching online Michael Welch+ Isabella Fawell.
Thomas Fawell Welch+Alison Smith are my gg grandparents and further up the tree we have Michael Welch+Isabella Fawell,then William Welch+ Ann Giffin.

I come in via Rebecca Alison Walker Welch, she is my great grandmother.

Would be great to swap notes, and anyone else on here that are related to the Welch family

Stirlingshire / Re: Penman
« on: Sunday 14 April 19 17:48 BST (UK)  »
Hi There,
I have a greater Grandfather Alexander Penman in our family tree born Born 12 September 1763 - Airth, Stirling, Scotland who is married to Isobell Condie Married 20 December 1787, Alloa, Clackmannan, Scotland.

Alexander's parents- Alexander Penman+ Jean Strang-Married 15 October 1748, Airth, Stirling, Scotland.
Then further up family tree is next set of parents- Duncan Penman Born 30 November 1701 - Culross, Perth, Scotland-+ he wed Marion Cowan born 20 September 1702 - Airth, Stirling, Scotland.

Alexander Penman Born 19 November 1661 - Culross, Perth, Scotland,

+ Janet Gibb Married 13 May 1682, Culross, Perth, Scotland.

Alexander Penman + Grissall Rind Married 9 October 1645, Culross, Perth, Scotland.

Fife / Re: Looking for information on the Mills of Fife
« on: Friday 03 July 15 11:21 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Annie. :)

Scotland / Re: Anyone who has access to ScotlandsPeople?
« on: Friday 03 July 15 10:11 BST (UK)  »
Last night thanks to facebook I found a good many members of the Cook family from Fife areas.
Aunts and Cousins etc, felt like Christmas had come early. :)

There is one of my mums Brother's Archie Cook I have still to find, and he changed his name so that will be difficult to trace him.
If anyone knows his whereabouts and he is still alive it would be great to contact him :)

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