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The Common Room / Re: Elusive marriage
« on: Sunday 04 December 16 11:19 GMT (UK)  »
Haven't found a marriage yet but found a possible baptism for Eliza.

Baptised at York, All Saints, Pavement on 18th November 1832

Parents are Henry and Mary, Henry is a joiner and abode appears to be Jubbergate???
This is interesting - Eliza's first two children were named Henry and Mary! I'll see if I can make any connection between this Eliza and my Eliza, besides the missing marriage.

The Lighter Side / Re: Largest family you have found
« on: Friday 02 December 16 00:38 GMT (UK)  »
My 3 x great grandparents in the patrilineal line.

16 children born between 1835 and 1859, including one set of twins. I think the most remarkable thing is that 12 of the children lived to adulthood and married. Oddly, the four who died were daughters called Mary Ann, Mary Ann and the twins, Mary...and Ann.

The Lighter Side / Re: What's the oddest name you've found?
« on: Friday 02 December 16 00:27 GMT (UK)  »
When I first found my 4 x great grandmother I was sure her name was Ann Teak. I later realised it was actually Feak.

I was particularly confused when I found an ancestor in the 1630s named his daughter Matthew. This was apparently not unusual in Norfolk at the time.

I find certain biblical names odd - Mehetabel and Nazareth spring to mind.

Ann Feak's own grandmother had twins named Marmaduke and Bolland. I've always liked those as a pair.

The Common Room / Elusive marriage
« on: Thursday 01 December 16 19:07 GMT (UK)  »
I've never been able to trace one particular marriage, I wonder if a fresh pair of eyes could help.

It's the marriage of George Butler and Eliza Hodgson, which could have taken place in either England or Ireland.

Their first known child was born c.1859 in Monaghan, Ireland. By 1861 they have settled in Liverpool, where they remain. Their ages vary on censuses; George was born c.1830 in Ireland (never stated more specifically than that) but Eliza was born c.1832 in either York or Leeds. York is stated on three censuses, Leeds on one.

Eliza's maiden name is known from baptism records of her children and from one birth certificate, where it appears as Hodson. In all sources she is Eliza, never Elizabeth.

Just to throw another location into the mix, an 18-year-old Eliza Hodgson is a housemaid in London on the 1851 census, to a family who had lived in York. I suspect this is her but can't prove it.

Thanks for any help or suggestions!

The Common Room / Re: Does anyone have evolving surnames?
« on: Thursday 01 December 16 13:32 GMT (UK)  »
Hi all, I'm wondering if anyone has discovered a surname evolution where part of the name has been dropped.

In my family history I have two brothers with the surname Thorp(e) living in Stow Bardolph, Norfolk. They were from the parish of Northwold. In the Northwold register there are baptisms which match their forenames and age difference, but the surname is Thimblethorp(e).

Has anyone seen anything like this?

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