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RAWSONS of Nottinghamshire/Leicester
« on: Tuesday 13 July 10 03:53 BST (UK) »
Hello,   :)

My first introduction to the RAWSON family began a short time ago with the research of Catherine Emily RAWSON, b. abt. 1860 in Nottingham.  She married John ORR, later Vicar of Asted in Birmingham. One of her children married into my paternal family in Lancashire.  I have Catherine on the various censuses before her marriage (in Nottingham) and after her marriage to John ORR in Birmingham.

Catherine Emily RAWSON was the daughter of Francis George RAWSON, Solicitor and Trustee (U.S. Consular Agent in Nottingham, 1862-1871).  He was born in St. Mary, Staining, Leicestershire abt. 1834, son of George RAWSON (also a Solicitor) and Eliza (no surname).  Francis died at Basford, Nottinghamshire in 1886.  Catherine's mother was Sarah Ann(e) SMITH of whom I have no knowledge of whatsoever other than her marriage to Francis RAWSON 11 Oct. 1859 in Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire.

If there is anyone on the list who can shed any light on any of these RAWSONs as well as Sarah Ann(e) SMITH, I would be delighted to hear from you.  From what I have learned, these RAWSONs were prominent citizens of Nottingham.

Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

Dorothy
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Re: RAWSONS of Nottinghamshire/Leicester
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 13 July 10 14:18 BST (UK) »
Hi Dorothy

Here are a couple of baptisms if you haven't already got them

Catherine Emily Rawson to Francis George & Sarah Anne Rawson baptised 2.7. 1860 at St Nicholas, abode Clinton Terr. occ. Solicitor

Frances Ann E Rawson to Francis George & Sarah Anne Rawson baptised 15.6. 1863 at St Peters, abode Clinton Terr. occ Solicitor

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Derby- Bamford,Slater,Marriott,Lee,Fox,Hopkinson,Hawksley, Furniss, Froggatt, Stodd.
Notts - Breeding, Lacey Marriott ,Kershaw,Chambers,Geeson,Mitchell,Watts,Potts,Slack,Robinson, Cooper
Yorkshire - Potts, Bell, Derbyshire, Kershaw
Worcestershire - Dyson, Summers, Dearn, Jones
Warwickshire - Russon
Leicestershire - Stodd, Sarson, Berridge, Watts, Bradshaw.
Middlesex / Surrey - Markham, Pearce, Kalaher, Barrett

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Re: RAWSONS of Nottinghamshire/Leicester
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 13 July 10 14:51 BST (UK) »
wonder if this is Sarah Ann premarriage??

1851
Castle Gate Nottingham
John Smith head M 53 solicitor Basford Notts
Anne wife 40? Alfreton Derbys
Thomas Son U 19 articled clerk St Nicholas Nottingham
SARAH ANN daughter 18 St Nicholas Nottingham
Catherine A daughter 15 St Nicholas Nottingham
Mary Rogers servant 22 cook Cropwell Butler
Fortune Crampton servant 20 Housemaid Cropwell Butler

HO107 2133 517

if Francis death reg is Mar qtr 1886 Basford -then he could have died late 1885-Mar 1886 and Basford is the district where death was registered - not necessarily the town/village where the death took place.
Basford reg district covers a wide area -part of Nottinghamshire and ppart of Derbyshire.
As they were living in part of Nottingham which came within Basford reg district in 1871/1881 possibly that is where he died -and not in Basford

Marriage cert for Francuis George and Sarah Ann  would give father's names and occupations
Death cert would give place of death
They can be ordered online from GRO

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Re: RAWSONS of Nottinghamshire/Leicester
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 13 July 10 15:04 BST (UK) »
this could explain why Sarah Ann married in Cotgrave?????

1871
Cotgrave Village Nottingham
Thomas Smith head U 39 nFarmer of 250 acres emp 3 lab 5 boys Nottingham
Anne Smith mother widow 60 Alfreton Derbys
(plus a cook and a housemaid)

RG10 3548 99 34


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Thornhill, Cresswell, Sisson, Harriman, Cripps, Eyre, Walter, Marson, Battison, Holmes, Bailey, Hardman, Fairhurst Noon-mainly in Derbys/Notts-but also Northampton, Oxford, Leics, Lancs-England
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Re: RAWSONS of Nottinghamshire/Leicester
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 13 July 10 16:23 BST (UK) »
It seems Catherine Emily Rawson was named after her mum and dad's sisters
Sarah Ann Smith (if we have the correct one) had a sister Catherine Smith
and Francis George Rawson had a sister Emily Georgiana Rawson

It seems Francis George's parents lived at bestwood hall in 1851
1841
Low Pavement St Peters Nottingham
George Rawson 30 solicitor no
Eliza 30 yes
Francis 8 no
Emily 4 Yes
plus 3 servants)
HO107 871 43 24


1851
Bestwood park lenton Nottingham
George Rawson head M 41 solicitor Leics St Margarets
Eliza wife 42 basford Notts

1861
Bestwood Hall
Lenton
Notts
Eliza Rawson head widow 52 Householder Basford Notts
Emily Georgeanna Rawson daughter single 23 Nottingham
Frederick Drage visitor single 31 Lieutant in Army Isle of Ely Cambs
plus 3 servants
RG9 2450 100 11

then there is this marriage FreeBMD

Sept qtr 1861
Leicester
7a 258
on same page
Emily Georgeanna Rawson
Frederic Drage

The History of the parish and priory of lenton states " ... leading to bestwood hall the residence of George Rawson Esq."

there is also a reference to the consectration of a local church  ".. important local visitors ... Mr George Rawson of Bestwood Park"

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Bestwood hall became the Headquarters of National Coal Board no 6 area and we worked there in the late 1960's -I think the building has now gone - and Bestwood Park is a consevation area - although haven't visited in a long time

Hope this helps


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Re: RAWSONS of Nottinghamshire/Leicester
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 13 July 10 17:34 BST (UK) »
It seems Frederic Drage married 2 Rawson ladies


He married Emily Georgeana Rawson (sister of Francis george Rawson)

Emily died 1882

death reg FreeBMD
Emily Georgina Drage
age 45
Jun qtr 1882
Medway
Kent
2a 292

marriage freeBMD

Dec qtr 1883
Knaresboro
9a 194
on same page
Henrietta Rawson
Frederick Drage

it looks like Henrietta Rawson was the cousin of Emily Georgina Rawson (and of Francis george rawson)

Hope you can follow my train of thought

1871
Folksworth Hunts
Emma Augusta Rawson Head W 52 Buckingham
Sarah A Rawson daughter U 35 Leics
HENRIETTA RAWSON daughter U 30 Leics
Margaretta daughter U 22 Leics
FREDERICK DRAGE Boarder M 41 Major on half pay Late Dep Batt Little Downham Cambs
EMY G DRAGE boarder M  33 Nottingham
Frederick S Drage boarder 8 Welyn Herts
Emy A Boarder 7 Sterling Castle
Anna S Walsh 12 Woolwich Kent
Edith C Walsh 12 Woolwich Kent
RG10 1514 42 9

1891 Rose hill Totteridge Herts
FREDERIC DRAGE Head m 61 Retired major HM Army Little Downham Cambs
HENRIETTA DRAGE wife 50 leicester
Emily Alice Drage daughter U 27 Sterling WB
Mary Mildred Annes visitor 23 London
plus 3 servants
RG12 1054 108 18

1881 Emma Augusta Rawson and some of her daughters are schoolmistresses in Harrogate Yorks -Emily Drage is with them as a French Governess
RG11 4328 15 24

Frederick had died by 1901 and his dau7ghter Emily was living with henrietta

It looks like Henrietta Rawson was the daughter of henry Rawson and Emma Augusta

and Henry Rawson was probably the brother of george R$awson -who was the father of Francis George Rawson!!!

1841
Castle Gate Leicester
Henry Rawson 37 Hosier Yes
Emma 30 no
Sarah 5 yes
William 3 yes
Henrietta 11 mths yes
plus 3 servants
HO107 604 28 33 14

1861
Church Gate leicester
Henry Rawson Head M 56 Manufacturer of Wool Hose Leics
Emma A wife 49 Buckingham
Sarah A daughter 25 leicester
Henrietta daughter 20 Leicester
Margaretta daughter 12 Leicester
plus 2 servants
RG9 2292 40 17

then there are these baptisms IGI
all at Bishop St Weslyan Leicester
alll to parents Richard Rawson/Elizabeth

George Rawson b. 20Sept 1807 c. 14 oct 1807

Bertie Rawson b. 18 Sept 1806 c. 17 Oct 1806
Jessica Rawson b.5 Ap 1802 c. 3 May 1802

Henry Rawson b 18 Jan 1800 c. 10 Feb 1800
Robert Rawson c. 25 Jun 1795

Eliza Rawson b. 15 Apr 1798 c. 7 May 1798

John Charles Rawson b.16 Sept 1809 c. 3 Oct 1809

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Re: RAWSONS of Nottinghamshire/Leicester
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 13 July 10 17:53 BST (UK) »
EDITED - As subsequent posts will show, the Rawsons can be confusing and I may have got the parents wrong here - nonetheless I'm confident of the family background! Will post more, probably tomorrow, when I've had a chance to look through my notes!

I believe that George Rawson, the solicitor, is/was the brother of one of my direct ancestors and if that is the case, I have quite a lot of info about this family. Unfortunately the info I have about George is still in scattered notes!

If this is indeed the right family, this is a quick summary of the info I have:

George Rawson was the son of James Rawson jnr, a hosiery manufacturer of Leicester (Rawson + Sons). I have several of the family's wills; they were indeed pretty wealthy. I have never been able to find George's baptism but he is mentioned in his father's will and other traces of his business lead me to beleive that this is the same George. George's father James and his uncle Richard were both Mayors of Leicester. George's oldest sister, Mary Ann, was my direct ancestor.

I believe that George married Eliza Pearson, daughter of Joseph Pearson, a bleacher of High Pavement, Nottingham. The Pearsons came from Basford and the family trade was that of bleaching - Joseph seems to have done pretty well for himself.

Just to confuse a bit further - George's mother was born Ann Pearson in Basford, and yes, she was from that same family - she was neice to Joseph. She married James Rawson in 1801 in Basford and I have wondered if it was an arranged marraige - the oldest son of a hosiery manufacturer marrying the oldest daughter of the owner of a bleaching firm from a nearby town!

As I say, I have a lot of info and snippets about these families; and you can download the wills for several Rawsons of Leicester from National Archives.  NB some of the info about the James Rawson on the Leicester city council website (re his being mayor) is incorrect, but was copied straight from an old book rather than being researched - or so the folk at Leic records office have suggested to me!

Please feel free to ask more or to email me and I'm happy to accept any more info -- or indeed any corrections to the above!
Bradbury (Sedgeley, Bilston, Warrington)
Cooper (Sedgeley, Bilston)
Kilner/Kilmer (Leic, Notts)
Greenfield (Liverpool)
Holyland (Leic)
Pryce/Price (Welshpool, Liverpool)
Rawson (Leicester)
Upton (Desford, Leics)
Partrick (Vera and George, Leicester)
Marshall (Cheshire/Leicester)

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Re: RAWSONS of Nottinghamshire/Leicester
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 13 July 10 18:18 BST (UK) »
there is a christening IGI extracted

George Rawson 28 Aug 1798 St Martins Leics Parents James Rawson/Mary

also
Mary Ann Rawson c.22 May 1796 Parents james Rawson/mary

I don't suppose this is your Mary Ann ??


so many Rawsons!!!!!


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Re: RAWSONS of Nottinghamshire/Leicester
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 13 July 10 18:28 BST (UK) »
George Rawson m Eliza Pearson on 6 Aug 1831 at St Mary's church, Nottingham.

If you email the archives office at Nottingham, they will advise you whether they can send you a photocopy of the marraige registration. It won't confirm parents but the witnesses may give you some clues!

Childrens' baptisms are listed as:
Augustus Edward 21.9.1834
Richard Henry 7.11.1835
Emily Georgiana 12.7.1837

all of High Pavement, Nottingham; baptisms carried out at St Peter's church, Notts.

There are burials listed for Augustus Edward, age 5 months, 29.1.1835, and Richard Henry, aged 1, 30.5.1837
Bradbury (Sedgeley, Bilston, Warrington)
Cooper (Sedgeley, Bilston)
Kilner/Kilmer (Leic, Notts)
Greenfield (Liverpool)
Holyland (Leic)
Pryce/Price (Welshpool, Liverpool)
Rawson (Leicester)
Upton (Desford, Leics)
Partrick (Vera and George, Leicester)
Marshall (Cheshire/Leicester)