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Leaning Family
« on: Sunday 20 January 19 17:02 GMT (UK) »
I wonder if anyone could help with the birthplace of my great great grandfather please ? Samuel Leaning was born to Joseph Leaning and Charlotte Pine in 1829/1830 going by the censuses. However in three of these his birthplace is given as either Jamaica or Bermuda. In the rest it is either Barton or Barrow in Lincolnshire. It appears that he was the first child born to his parents, with a further four children, (Moses, Aaron, Job and Charlotte), being baptised in Barton between 1833 and 1843.
Joseph was a labourer in Lincolnshire, but I wonder whether he might have served in the army in the West Indies and married there, as I cannot find his marriage in the UK ? His occupation is given as soldier on the marriage record of one of his sons. I would be very grateful for any advice offered. Thank you.

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Re: Leaning Family
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 20 January 19 17:28 GMT (UK) »
I think that Charlotte was probably married before she married Joseph

John Mersey
Charlotte Pyne
28 May 1817
Saint Mary,Nottingham

Joseph Leaming
Charlotte Mercer
Marriage date   21 Jul 1832
St Mary, Nottingham   
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Re: Leaning Family
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 20 January 19 17:38 GMT (UK) »
Wow, thank you Rosie99, that's something I hadn't considered. It certainly fits as Charlotte was born in Nottingham and would have been of marriageable age in 1817. That raises the question of who Samuel's father was and whether the foreign birthplace was genuine, or a cover story for an illegitimate birth. You've given me lots to look into, thanks again.

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Re: Leaning Family
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 20 January 19 18:18 GMT (UK) »
John & Charlotte possibly have the following children baptised St Mary, Nottingham

Mary Ann 12 Nov 1817 (abode Wool Alley) Fathers occ 95th Regt Foot

Presay 12 Mar 1820 (abode Wool Alley) fathers occ FWK (framework knitter)

Mary Ann 21 Jul 1822 (abode Dean Street) fathers occ F W K -
burial for Mary Ann 12 Aug 1823 -abode Dean Street

I can't see a death for John though
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Re: Leaning Family
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 20 January 19 19:01 GMT (UK) »
I'll follow up on these children and see if I can find out more. Before 1837 and the censuses confirming parentage is less easy. I'm just glad some of Charlotte's children with Joseph were born after 1837, so I could discover her maiden name. Can I ask what source you're using please ? Ancestry and Freereg aren't being very helpful.

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Re: Leaning Family
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 20 January 19 20:10 GMT (UK) »
Hi odd first name Presay, wonder who the Pressey Mercer was who married a John Pacey Radford St Peter 25th December 1837?
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Pelly/Pelley/Kingsbury/Challis/Nalder/Rochester/Raydenbow

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Re: Leaning Family
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 20 January 19 20:35 GMT (UK) »
Hi, I did wonder whether it was a mistranscribed Percy, although Percy Mercer doesn't have much of a ring to it ! A woman's name makes more sense, perhaps similar to Priscilla. Another lead to follow, thank you.

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Re: Leaning Family
« Reply #7 on: Monday 21 January 19 06:35 GMT (UK) »
Hi......

Just to add I looked for Pressey and John in 1841onwards but it would seem they headed to India.

John Edward Pacey baptised 18 Feb 1844 born 6 Feb 1844 father John mother Pressey.
Chinsurah Bengal India.

Death 25 May 1844 fort William Bengal India Pressy Pacey born @ 1818.

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Liscoe -all
Green/Simpson/Underwood-Beds
Walker/Foulkes/Fookes/Fooks/Hedges/Lamborne-Bucks.
Stanton/Pattrick/Cooper/Fitzjohn/Holland/Spalding-London
 Rewallin/Underwood -Devon
 Casbolt-London/Cambridge
 Favell/Favel - Lincs-Beds

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Re: Leaning Family
« Reply #8 on: Monday 21 January 19 08:04 GMT (UK) »
Can I ask what source you're using please ? Ancestry and Freereg aren't being very helpful.

Nottingham mariages were on familysearch. FindMyPast has Nottinghamshire indexes/transcriptions and Lincs to the past has some Barton images
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