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Seeking information on Eliza Wilding
« on: Monday 29 January 18 06:08 GMT (UK) »
Wondering if anyone has any information on Eliza Wilding, baptised in Whitton in 1835.

FindMyPast has her mother as "Ann Wilding" a "Simplewoman" and no father listed in baptism record.
In 1841 census she is living with John and Anne Wilding in Whitton, however as they are in their 50s and she is 6 I don't think they are the parents.
In 1851 she is living in Knighton with John and Charlotte Morris and listed as "Niece".

Charlotte is a daughter to John and Anne Wilding. Perhaps Eliza is a daughter to one of her siblings... however no records I've come across list a sister/daughter called Ann.

I thought perhaps Ann is in an institution or workhouse - any information on records local to Whitton?

Thanks in advance :)

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Re: Seeking information on Eliza Wilding
« Reply #1 on: Monday 29 January 18 06:36 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat

As you say it does look as though Eliza was the granddaughter of John and Ann via a daughter Ann. Not that I can see a baptism for Ann at the moment  :-\

Looking at the baptism record for Eliza I think her mother Ann may well be listed as a Single Woman

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Re: Seeking information on Eliza Wilding
« Reply #2 on: Monday 29 January 18 07:23 GMT (UK) »
I wonder  whether Ann Wilding married Richard Vaughan at Diddlebury, Shropshire in 1839??  The marriage is on FindMyPast.   Ann lists her father as John Wilding -Labourer

In 1861 Ann is listed as  A Vaughan born 1811 in Wilton(or Wiston), Radnorshire ??  living with her family in Dudley with her mother Ann Wilding - age 91

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Re: Seeking information on Eliza Wilding
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 30 January 18 07:11 GMT (UK) »
Looking closer at Christening record it does appear to say Single Woman not Simple Woman... sorry!

I found a Christening record for an Ann Wilding daughter of John and Ann Wilding in Monmouth in 1810, which could fit, however census records show she was born in Whitton (spelt Witton and Wiston).
She's listed as Ann Vaughan in 1841, 1851 and 1861, married to Richard Vaughan (1939). Ann her Mother with them in 1861, as Kay99 stated.
Marriage certificate states Father as John Wilding.

I'll have another look for Eliza later, thanks for pointing me in the right direction Kay99!

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Re: Seeking information on Eliza Wilding
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 30 January 18 07:27 GMT (UK) »
Don't worry - Single and Simple look very similar  ;D

Looking at christening records for Whitton on FindMyPast I can't see any pre 1812 baptisms so it could be that Ann was christened there but it is just not online  :-\

Good Luck Kay

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Re: Seeking information on Eliza Wilding
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 30 January 18 21:23 GMT (UK) »
In case she took her stepfather's surname...

There's an Eliza Vaughan b Whitton c1836 in Kingswinford in 1861

John Moreton    51 - primative methodist minister b Hope, Derbyshire
Charles Green    34 - iron moulder b Walsall, visitor
Eliza Vaughn    25 - visitor, unmarried, assistant grocer

RG9, 2073, 75, 12

or an Elizabeth Vaughan b Radnorshire as a servant in Holborn: RG 9, 184, 64, 6

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Re: Seeking information on Eliza Wilding
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 31 January 18 07:09 GMT (UK) »
The Vaughan theory seems to work - the Kingswinford area is close to Dudley where some of her close family had moved to, thanks for your suggestions!