Author Topic: William Gaskin, Tenant of the Ferry Inn, Windermere 1826-1831  (Read 175 times)

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William Gaskin, Tenant of the Ferry Inn, Windermere 1826-1831
« on: Monday 08 April 19 16:43 BST (UK) »
Seeking information on William Gaskin's parents, and his life before and after his tenancy of the Ferry Inn. I know he was the second son of John Gaskin of Manchester and he married Agnes Dixon at Hawkshead on 20 December 1824. Was he born in Manchester in 1802, and did he return there and die there? What was his connection to Great Ayton in Yorkshire? I am a descendant of one of his three daughters...

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Re: William Gaskin, Tenant of the Ferry Inn, Windermere 1826-1831
« Reply #1 on: Monday 08 April 19 18:33 BST (UK) »
Have you found him on the 1851/61 censuses to confirm whether his birthplace was Manchester?

How do you know his fathers name and that he was the second son?

Have you looked for a death for him on freebmd www freebmd.org.uk

Where does Gt Ayton come into it?

Did Agnes die in 1869 aged 69. - see freebmd
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Re: William Gaskin, Tenant of the Ferry Inn, Windermere 1826-1831
« Reply #2 on: Monday 08 April 19 18:49 BST (UK) »
Agnes & 3 daughters are in Hawkshead in 1841 in the household of Samuel Dixon.  Did William die before 1841?
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Re: William Gaskin, Tenant of the Ferry Inn, Windermere 1826-1831
« Reply #3 on: Monday 08 April 19 19:06 BST (UK) »
Yes, in 1851 there is a William Gaskin in Manchester Chorlton with wife Agnes and daughter Ann age 17 born Salford.
He is Age 49, born 1802 Manchester occupation Carrier.
Cant find in 1861.
In the book "The Ferry Inn on Windermere" it says he was the second son of John Gaskin of Manchester and it also says "John" previously lived at Great Ayton in Yorkshire.
At his marriage he is described as William Gaskin of Great Ayton.
I believe Agnes died on 5 March 1869 at Morecambe aged 69 years (Mrs. Agnes Gaskin of Windermere, formerly of Manchester - Preston Chronicle 13 March 1869).

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Re: William Gaskin, Tenant of the Ferry Inn, Windermere 1826-1831
« Reply #4 on: Monday 08 April 19 21:26 BST (UK) »
I canít find the 1851 entry you mention but Agnes appears to be a widow in 1861 which means William died between 1851-1861

Nothing in Lancashire between those dates. 
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Re: William Gaskin, Tenant of the Ferry Inn, Windermere 1826-1831
« Reply #5 on: Monday 08 April 19 22:10 BST (UK) »
Marriage bond 17th Dec. 1824 Lancashire Archives ARR 11
William Gaskin; age 21; occupation not given. Domicile: Place 1: Great Ayton; Place 2: Ayton; Place 3: Yorkshire. Bride Agnes Dixon, 21. Domicile: Place 2: Hawkshead.

Are these wills relevant?
John Gaskin 1844, publican, Manchester.
John Gaskin 1817, clogger & pattern maker, Manchester.
Samuel Gaskin 1801, The Ship Westmorland (I'm not sure if this means a ship called Westmorland or if his abode was Westmorland.)
When did William take over the Ferry Inn? He would have needed to enter into a bond, promising to keep an orderly house. Names of people providing sureties or testimonials were included.
Also Coroners' accounts: John Gaskin, Manchester 1833.
All in Lancashire Archives.