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Offline GenesA

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What happened to Martha?
« on: Wednesday 10 April 19 09:27 BST (UK) »
Martha Dudley was born around 1822 in Darlaston to Joseph Dudley & Elizabeth Perry. Her father was a lock filer and died the same year she was born.

In 1841, Martha worked as a servant for butcher Joseph Cockram.

In 1844, Marthaís daughter Elizabeth was born at Walsall Union Workhouse. Another child, a son named Thomas, was born in 1848 also at the workhouse. No fatherís name is given for either of her children.

In 1851 and 1861, the children are living with John & Jemima Nicholas who seem to have brought them up.
Martha, however, completely disappears. Iíve looked for potential marriages and deaths but canít seem to find one that fits.

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Re: What happened to Martha?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 10 April 19 12:35 BST (UK) »
Have you eliminated the Martha Dudley who married Thomas Harrison, Dec qtr 1855 Dudley?
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: What happened to Martha?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 10 April 19 14:38 BST (UK) »
Have you eliminated the Martha Dudley who married Thomas Harrison, Dec qtr 1855 Dudley?

Thanks but I think the Martha Dudley you have found was born around 1808 and living in Sedgley in 1861 with her husband Thomas Harrison. But at least we can eliminate her  :)