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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Mystery surname
« on: Friday 19 February 21 16:34 GMT (UK)  »
I believe Henrietta was born around 1826 when her father was posted to Mauritius. No, I can't find Henrietta or her father on the 1841 census but I have Henrietta's details for 1851 to 1871. She married John Barton in September 1847.

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Family History Beginners Board / Mystery surname
« on: Friday 19 February 21 15:38 GMT (UK)  »
This is a follow up to an earlier post as I have uncovered further details.
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=842226.0
My G G Grandmother, Henrietta Stewart, married John Barton in 1847 and on the birth certificate for just one of her children she records her name as Henrietta Sherlock Barton, nee Stewart. Sherlock was the puzzling bit - where had this come from?
Her father, Robert Stewart, was a retired sergeant major in the 29th foot, so I wrote to the now Worcestershire regiment to see what records they had for him and to see if they could shed any light on the name. No Robert Stewart on their records anywhere. In a moment of inspiration, I asked if they had any records for Robert Sherlock instead and BINGO!!
Robert Sherlock was born in Co. Carlow and, after serving in the Wexford Militia, he enlisted in the 19th foot regiment in September 1812. He served for almost 25 years, and at one time was based in Mauritius for around 8 years. This is where Henrietta says she was born. He retired, as a sergeant major, in 1834.
Any thoughts on why, apparently after his army service, he changed his name to Stewart? Was it because he was Irish but had served in the British army? And when? I can't think he did it while he was serving - I don't know if the army would have allowed that.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: What's in a name?
« on: Sunday 14 February 21 14:48 GMT (UK)  »
Well, this amazed me. Just to go over the background again - My G G Grandmother, Henrietta Stewart, married John Barton in 1847 and on the birth certificate for one of her children she records her name as Henrietta Sherlock Barton, nee Stewart. Sherlock was the puzzling bit.
As her father, Robert Stewart, was a retired sergeant major in the 29th, I wrote to the now Worcestershire regiment to see what records they had for him and to see if that shed any light on the name. No such name. In a moment of inspiration, I asked if the had any records for Robert Sherlock and BINGO!! Robert Sherlock was born in Co, Carlow and enlisted in the regiment in September 1812. He served for almost 25 years, at one time in Mauritius where Henrietta says she was born, and retired as a sergeant major in 1834. Result!!
Now if anybody can suggest why and when his name changed from Sherlock to Stewart  :)

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: What's in a name?
« on: Monday 11 January 21 16:22 GMT (UK)  »
A quick update - I have found other records for Henrietta's children (birth and death) but there is no mention of the name Sherlock. This is where the famous Sherlock would be very useful :-)

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: What's in a name?
« on: Wednesday 06 January 21 15:50 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you for the pointer to Lancashire OPC. From there I have found the baptism records for William and Alice, but these have presented something I've not come across before - there are baptism records for both children in St Nicholas church, Liverpool, AND for St Paters, Woolton. Same names, same baptism dates etc. Other childrens' names appear in both records as well.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: What's in a name?
« on: Monday 04 January 21 12:39 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you for your thoughts. I have looked into records for her various children and I can only locate a birth certificate for Sarah Ann. I have ordered a copy from GRO and will see what that can tell me. I will post any further details I come across.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: What's in a name?
« on: Saturday 02 January 21 17:44 GMT (UK)  »
Good idea about her brother. Iíll try that
Thank you everyone for taking the time to reply

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: What's in a name?
« on: Saturday 02 January 21 16:14 GMT (UK)  »
Re the father, I have written to the Worcestershire regiment to see if they have any relevant information. I think Henrietta was born in Mauritius, the modern name for Isle of France but at the moment I have no idea who her mother was. As you say, this could be tricky, but fascinating.

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Family History Beginners Board / What's in a name?
« on: Saturday 02 January 21 14:34 GMT (UK)  »
My great grandmother's birth certificate (copy attached) helpfully confirms that her mother's maiden name was Stewart but it also states that her mother's middle name was Sherlock. This appears to be confirmed in the Signature column (column 8), where her mother's name is written as Henrietta S Barton. I can't find this information on any other documents I have, PLUS, I always thought that Sherlock was a male name.
The internet isn't very helpful about this so I was wondering if anybody had any thoughts about this use of the name Sherlock.

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