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The marriage of Peter Connor and Elizabeth Nichols
« on: Tuesday 20 August 19 14:37 BST (UK) »
Looking for the births and the marriage of Peter Connor and Elizabeth Nichols; births ca 1795 and marriage ca 1818, Peter was also known as Peter Cornelius when he was born in Kerry, Ireland. :-\

Elizabeth Nichols was born in Wiltshire; she died 16 Apr 1851 in Trowbridge.

The 1851 to 1871 censuses has their family residence as Conigree, Trowbridge, Wiltshire when Peter Connor died 19 May 1871. The 1861 census has his birthplace as Rome Italy? :-\

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Re: The marriage of Peter Connor and Elizabeth Nichols
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 20 August 19 14:56 BST (UK) »

Elizabeth Nichols was born in Wiltshire; she died 16 Apr 1851 in Trowbridge.


Good of her not to die before the 1851 census was taken, that names her as Edith age 58 bn Trowbridge   ;D . She is Elizabeth in 1841.
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Re: The marriage of Peter Connor and Elizabeth Nichols
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 20 August 19 15:15 BST (UK) »
Peter Connors birth in the 1841 census - Foreign Parts. I always wanted to go there Rosie. ;D ;D ;D
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Re: The marriage of Peter Connor and Elizabeth Nichols
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 20 August 19 15:33 BST (UK) »
I am going to Foreign parts in a couple of weeks - Wiltshire  ;D .   No family history research though maybe I will be allowed a quick graveyard trip in Melksham or Lacock  ;D

I can't see a baptism or marriage for Elizabeth at the moment.  Marriage is before 1823 as infant child buried in Trowbridge then

I wonder about this one though in Hampshire
Peter Conner
Marriage 4 Sep 1815
Holy Trinity,Gosport,Hampshire
Spouse Elizabeth Neckels
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Re: The marriage of Peter Connor and Elizabeth Nichols
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 20 August 19 15:59 BST (UK) »
The marriage is a possible answer. :)
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Re: The marriage of Peter Connor and Elizabeth Nichols
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 28 December 19 20:01 GMT (UK) »
The Elizabeth on the 1851 census is Peterís second wife Elizabeth Jones who died in 1858. Elizabeth Nicholas died 6 months earlier than this second marriage. Second Marriage Certificate gives Peterís fatherís name as William Cornelius and I think it says his profession is Out of Doors man so probably military. (Peter was using the Cornelius surname on and off between 1851/61) I canít find a baptism for Elizabeth Nicolas in Trowbridge so I donít think the family came from here originally, the growth of the woollen mill industry attracted people to the area so a marriage in Gosport is possible. I thought the 1861 census read as Lucca, Italy and there was a naval battle in the 1790ís in that area of Italy that had British sailors put their ships in for repair.
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Re: The marriage of Peter Connor and Elizabeth Nichols
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 29 December 19 10:28 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for the information redpaws, I had no idea that it was Peter's second marriage.

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Re: The marriage of Peter Connor and Elizabeth Nichols
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 31 December 19 09:15 GMT (UK) »
The Elizabeth on the 1851 census is Peterís second wife Elizabeth Jones who died in 1858. Elizabeth Nicholas died 6 months earlier than this second marriage. Second Marriage Certificate gives Peterís fatherís name as William Cornelius and I think it says his profession is Out of Doors man so probably military. (Peter was using the Cornelius surname on and off between 1851/61)

When was that second marriage (registered September quarter 1851?)

The 1851 census was on 30th March, so which Elizabeth/Edith was the one showing?

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Re: The marriage of Peter Connor and Elizabeth Nichols
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 31 December 19 16:47 GMT (UK) »
Details of second marriage:

14 July 1851 at Trowbridge Wiltshire by banns (page 155/entry 310)
Peter Cornelius of full age widower, occ barber of Trowbridge m Elizabeth Jones of fullage spinster, servant of Trowbridge.  Both parties made their mark rather than signed.
His father was William Cornelius, Out of doors man
Her father was Charles Jones, labourer.
Witnesses Robert Brinkworth & Lucy Brinkworth (made her mark)

Wilts: Goodfellow, Coombs, Copp, Connor, Gibson, Amor, Freegard, Knee
Som: Woodland, Parsons
Kent: Page, Everest, Turner
Ire: O'Hara, Darcy, Spencer, Smyth, Murdock, Bones