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MELLOR Grendon area
« on: Tuesday 09 May 06 16:00 BST (UK) »
I am trying to trace Thomas MELLOR b 1782-( date from his Death certificate) the problem being I'm not sure where he was born.
Thomas MELLOR m Phoebe CHESHIRE (b Carlton Leicestershire) in Grendon Warwickshire 1803 .  Children are born 1804-1818 in Carlton Leicestershire 1841 census they're in Sibson Leicestershire but he was not born in Leicestershire. Phoebe dies in Sibson Leicestershire 1845 and he died Chilvers Coton Warwickshire in 1850.
I wonder if anyone can help me locate Thomas or do I have to visit both Warwick and Leicester?
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Re: MELLOR Grendon area
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 30 September 07 09:18 BST (UK) »
I came across this post when I did a search for 'Mellor', I realise it's sometime since you wrote it but I was just wondering if you got anywhere with this. I have a Thomas Mellor baptised in Twycross in 1773. Twycross is only about 5 miles from Sibson. I know the 1841 census said your Thomas was not born in Leicestershire but could that be a mistake as everything else suggests it could be him.

The Thomas born in Twycross was the son of a William Mellor and Elizabeth Clark married 11/4/1765 in Twycross. They were both said to be of the parish but I cannot find a record of his christening there. I believe William was a blacksmith and died in 1803. I am descended from Thomas's brother John.

Hope this is some use
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Re: MELLOR Grendon area
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 30 September 07 10:54 BST (UK) »
Thank you Caz wonder if this is indeed my man I haven't been able to solve the mystery of who he is at all Take a look at my web site to see his descendants Its my Holliaok line. it is difficult as he died in Nov 1850 just before a census that would have given a more accurate birth place, I have found so many people who change their place of birth on different censuses I wouldn't be at all surprised if he got it wrong in 1841 We also know that many ag labs moved from job to job due to settlement orders and I think some folk literally didn't know where they were born. Marriages record where the couple were living at the time of the marriage so of this parish did not necessarily mean born in this parish.
I am really excited about this one can you let me have what you have about William and Elizabeth and Thomas' siblings please
thank you so much
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Re: MELLOR Grendon area
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 30 September 07 11:12 BST (UK) »
My Thomas was an Ag lab pity he wasn't a blacksmith that would have been a great pointer His sons were (in order John, Thomas, William, James,  William, Joseph,Phillip, George
So Two Williams Why John first was your John the God father to his first son?/ Phoebe's dad was another thomas do any of these other names appear in in your family? Elizabeth is his 3rd daughter after Sarah(after Phoebe's mum) and Mary only 3 daughters not even a Phoebe!
Oh I am so hopeful
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Re: MELLOR Grendon area
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 30 September 07 13:30 BST (UK) »
William and Elizabeth's children were:

Mary 1767
William 1770
John 1772
Thomas 1773
Benjamin 1775
Joseph 1778
Philip 1782

So the names look good. I'm not certain about the blacksmith bit it's just that there's a burial record for a William Mellor Blacksmith at Twycross in 1803 (sadly no age, could possibly be the son I suppose). I've found records for John and Philip's families in Twycross and it seems Joseph and his family moved to Wirksworth in Derbyshire but don't know anything else about the others yet. Perhaps it's time I visited Leics record office again!
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Re: MELLOR Grendon area
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 30 September 07 15:04 BST (UK) »
Well I 'm accepting all this until proven otherwise it looks so good.
I can't see the William Elizabeth Clark marriage on Family Search .
Yes a trip to the Leicester RO must be put on the list Most of this line was researched by my Aunt years ago she did the Leicestershire side and I did the Worcestershire  so I haven't been to that RO is it easy access? Would we be able to either park a fairly large motorcaravan there or get public transport in?
This is really wonderful a big welcome to the extended family.
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Re: MELLOR Grendon area
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 30 September 07 15:33 BST (UK) »
The Leics record office is in Wigston, all the info is on:

http://www.leics.gov.uk/index/community/museums/record_office.htm

Don't think you'd be able to park there but there is a public car park nearby.

I will see if I can get there this week (can't promise!) but if I can I will see what else I can find and let you know.

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Re: MELLOR Grendon area
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 30 September 07 23:18 BST (UK) »
Caz the only thing that is nagging at me is my Thomas' age on his death certificate 68 in 1850 which gives a birth 1783, The only other age I've got is the rounded 1841 census when he is 55 which suggests a birth1781-1786
If you do get to Leicester soon can you check if they had a second Thomas or if a Thomas died as an infant...They could have overlooked a  Baptism of a child with the name of a deceased sibling. that would be the icing on the cake wouldn't it.
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Re: MELLOR Grendon area
« Reply #8 on: Monday 01 October 07 12:30 BST (UK) »
Went over to Wigston this morning only to find it's closed until 6/10/07 so 'fraid we'll have to wait a while.
Will be in touch.
Caz
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