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Offline littlefacey

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Illegitimate Child Help
« on: Friday 08 March 19 23:09 GMT (UK) »
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Sarah Potter b. 1817 married Isaac Ryther in Liverpool 1844.

In 1851 Isaac and Sarah are living in Toxteth Park where Isaac has a step daughter named Mary Buckley who was born 1842 in Garston.

Sarah wasn't married before so i am guessing Mary is her illegitimate child but Mary was born and baptised Mary Potter so do you think maybe they knew the father (Mr Buckley) but he maybe wasn't prepared to accept his daughter? or was already married so she legally was named Potter?

What would your thoughts be on this?
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Re: Illegitimate Child Help
« Reply #1 on: Friday 08 March 19 23:15 GMT (UK) »
Any birth registration for Mary on freebmd?  Any father shown on the birthcert?

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Re: Illegitimate Child Help
« Reply #2 on: Friday 08 March 19 23:15 GMT (UK) »
and could anyone help me find out what happened to her?

I have her in 1851 (as above) and in Warrington, Lancashire in 1861 working as a Domestic Servant.
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« Reply #3 on: Friday 08 March 19 23:17 GMT (UK) »
Any birth registration for Mary on freebmd?

Any baptism on Family Search?


I have her baptism on Ancestry - no image.

Name: Mary Potter
Baptism Date: 22 May 1842
Baptism Place: Garston, Lancashire, England
Mother: Sarah Potter
FHL Film Number: 396364
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Re: Illegitimate Child Help
« Reply #4 on: Friday 08 March 19 23:22 GMT (UK) »
Sarah BUCKLEY married Isaac Rither in 1844 - not Sarah Potter

www.lancashirebmd.org.uk shows previous surname Potter so Sarah much have married before 1844
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« Reply #5 on: Friday 08 March 19 23:25 GMT (UK) »
Ive just seen that! Im so confused?!  ??? ??? I wonder where on gods green earth i had Potter from? I swore i found a marriage for Isaac and Sarah Potter?? and their children's mothers maiden name is listed as Potter? Unless she did marry before hand? More digging to be done!
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Re: Illegitimate Child Help
« Reply #6 on: Friday 08 March 19 23:26 GMT (UK) »
Sarah Potter married Mark Buckley 1842 - see LancsBMD link above.  Mark Buckley died June qtr 1843 - see freebmd

Children born to any marriage will always show mothers original birth surname

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« Reply #7 on: Friday 08 March 19 23:30 GMT (UK) »
She married Isaac 29.12.1844 at St Nicholas and is shown as a widow.  Father was Charles Potter occ blacksmith
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« Reply #8 on: Friday 08 March 19 23:37 GMT (UK) »
She married Isaac 29.12.1844 at St Nicholas and is shown as a widow.  Father was Charles Potter occ blacksmith

How did you see that? Sorry ive not used this freebmd before! I've got the summary page up which give the year, names and church but cant view anything else?
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