Author Topic: Francis Wakefield (1815 - 1894), of Mansfield, Nottingham, and co. Wicklow (Ire)  (Read 694 times)

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Looking for information on Francis Wakefield, born in Mansfield around 1815 and died in the UK in about 1894.  Wakefield's people were industrialists, and he himself ran an iron foundry before resettling in Wicklow, Ireland, where he invested time and money in land, cattle, philanthropic enterprises and local politics.  He was described by contemporaries as a Radical, but not quite an Irish Home Ruler.  His granduncle was the reformer Gilbert Wakefield. 

Any pointers would be appreciated, particularly from descendants.

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There's this one

Francis Wakefield born 29.3. 1821 baptised 8.6. 1821 to Francis & Elizabeth Wakefield at Mansfield,Stockwell gate Presbyterian.   Esq.

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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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There are 5 other children baptised to Francis & Elizabeth Wakefield at Stockwell gate Presbyterian.

Ellen born 27.8. 1812 baptised 23.10.1812
Elizabeth baptised 16.6. 1814
Mary Ann born 6.2. 1819 baptised 21.4. 1819
Caroline born 17.1. 1823 baptised 4.4. 1823
Maria born 15.1. 1826 baptised 20.4. 1826

Each entry as Esq after it

Carol
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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Thank you so much, Carol.  I'll run with those and see what comes up.

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There must have been an earlier Francis born to them as I found this burial

Francis son of Frans & Elizabeth buried 23.7. 1817 at St Peters Mansfield, Field Mill

Carol
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

This information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Infant mortality rate was very high back then, and childbirth killed more young women than just about anything else.  Thank you again, Carol.  Much appreciated.