Author Topic: John CRANMER, engraver calico industry, look-up or inspired suggestions please  (Read 236 times)


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Seeking John CRANMER, born perhaps 1791, Carnmoney. He was an Engraver (block-cutter) with the calico industry in Co. Antrim (Ireland), also Ruthvenfield (Perth, Scotland), possibly also Glasgow.

I cannot find his birth, marriage, or death directly. All clues/suggestions very welcome.

John CRANMER is (very likely) the son of Hedley CRANMER born 1764 who left Newcastle-on-Tyne and worked in the calico factories of Carnmoney, County Antrim, being associated with Mossley Mill.

John CRANMER's children are given below [dates are approximate, based on census average]. The family lived in Ireland, Perthshire, Glasgow (1841 census), then Salford/Manchester (Hulme, Ardwick, Chorlton, Gorton).

     John 1818 born Ireland
       James born Ireland 1820, engraver (married Frances BESWICK), lived Salford
    Hedley 1824 - 1891 born Belfast
      Sarah 1825 - 1901 married CLIFFORD then BENTHAM
    William 1827 -
      Mary 1829 - married BRIMER then CHATFIELD, born Scotland, emigrated to Brisbane
    Thomas 1837 -
      Margaret 1838 - 1887, married WALKER, born Scotland, emigrated to Brisbane

John CRANMER's partner was Mary, presumably JOHNSON*, born in Dublin 1797.
        (Mary's daughter Mary styles herself "Mary Ann Johnson Cranmer".)
Mary CRANMER senior was alone with her children on the 1841 in Glasgow, as 'Mrs'.
On the 1851 she's in Salford, 'widow'. Presumably she lost John in Scotland, early 1840s? [Their last child was born 1838.]

Can anyone see the church records (marriages, births) for Carnmoney, County Antrim, between 1790 - 1810? I feel they might hold some very useful clues.

Thank you.