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Offline Sue M. Rabey

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Harriett Spencer born Great Wigston about 1791
« on: Sunday 27 April 14 20:52 BST (UK) »
I have found her in 1851/61 Census in Bloomsbury Middlesex. My great grandfather's brother William was visiting in 1861 it states he was her nephew, but I cannot find any information to connect her to the family. Possibility her brother also called William was born here and that their father was a doctor.

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Re: Harriett Spencer born Great Wigston about 1791
« Reply #1 on: Monday 28 April 14 14:35 BST (UK) »
This IS a difficult one!

1861 Maria Richardson, Cousin, Widow, is born c 1796 Oadby, Leics

Maria SPENCER Baptised 5 Oct 1795, St Peter, St Paul, Oadby, Leicestershire
Parents JOHN/JANE
Siblings;
JANE, 13 December 1787
Unnamed MALE, 4 March 1789
LUCY ANN, 11 Aug 1791***
WM, 30 June 1793
GEO, 19 Aug 1797 (buried 17 Dec 1797)
(Source FreeREG)

Burials in Oadby for;
JOHN Spencer, 9 Oct 1813 age 60
JANE Spencer, 6 May 1841 age 85
(FreeREG)

Marriage;
22 March 1781,Saint Mary,Leicester,Leicester
John SPENCER and Jane FENTON
(Familysearch.Org)

***LUCY ANN Spencer married John FRENCH, 6 October 1823, Oadby,Leicester
(Source Familysearch.Org)
JOHN/JANE Baptised same Church in Oadby
(FreeREG)
HARRIET, 8 July 1827
LUCY ANN, 6 July 1828***
JOHN, 20 Dec 1829
ELIZABETH FENTON, 28 June 1831
JANE, 8 Dec 1833
Fathers Occp Publican

*** Is Lucy Ann French they one with Harriett Spencer in 1861? Age is out but looks possible to me.
Must be a link as a John Fenton Richardson is visiting also.

Cant find a Marriage for Maria Spencer to a Richardson though!

Trish :)
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Re: Harriett Spencer born Great Wigston about 1791
« Reply #2 on: Monday 28 April 14 18:12 BST (UK) »
Thanks Trish, it is complicated. There is a problem with Lucy Anne Spencer because in the 1851 census she was married to James Smith Spencer, nephew to Harriett, from Sandwich Kent!!
The John/Jane Fenton is interesting, especially William. I will check the Fenton connection. I think to find Harriett that a visit to the local archives will be required on a trip to England!! Thanks again.
Sue  :o

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Re: Harriett Spencer born Great Wigston about 1791
« Reply #3 on: Monday 23 March 15 11:30 GMT (UK) »
Hello, new member to the site. Just found your posts whilst Googling. John Fenton Richardson, is my Gt Grandfather.

Looking at work done on the family tree from several sources this might help!

Thomas Richardson born 1788 - of Billericay, Essex  married Maria Spencer, born 1795 ( about!) of Oadby. Not known where they married but lived in Essex and eventually die in Essex.

Their son, also Thomas, born 1826 in Hackney, married Harriet French daughter of John French and Lucy Ann Spencer 1856 St Peter/Paul Oadby.

To me this suggests they might be cousins? I am new to this and trying to work out the printed charts I have been left!

Their eldest son was John Fenton Richardson born 1856 - my Gt Grandfather, in Essex.He married Ada Lizzie Tomlinson of Newark.  The names Fenton and Spencer are used as  second names for their eldest sons. Lucy and Ann occur as well.

I hope this is of some help? By strange coincidence I was in Oadby last week and photographed the French and Spencer graves. I live in Surrey.

Tim Richardson