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Re: Underwood/Reader - A couple of loose ends
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 13 February 24 11:00 GMT (UK) »
All the children that William and Amelia had seem to have survived although I can't see Matilda in 1841

I think Elizabeth was living with Sarah Reader and family in 1841 listed as age 7 and by 1861 she was also living with Sarah Reader and family age 25 and she seems to have lived with her stepmother Sarah for the rest of her life and in 1871 is listed as Betsy I think as below living in Duddeston, Aston

Sarah Reader 55 Provision Dealer b Pershore  Paralsysed
Betsy Reader 37  b Woverhampton
Sarah Ann Reader 33 Birmingham
Ellen J Reader 31 Birm
William Reader 15 Birm
Joseph Reader 28 Married Birm
Ellen Reader 28 daughter in law
Arthur 1 month grandson

Sorry took ages to type - you could well be right re Emma

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Re: Underwood/Reader - A couple of loose ends
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 13 February 24 11:04 GMT (UK) »
Great find.

Yes, Matilda's whereabouts in 1841 are unknown. Also William Marshall Reader is missing.

I'm still looking for a marriage between William Reader and a Sarah Badger. I can't seem to find one. I wonder if they lived as common law partners and never married?
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Re: Underwood/Reader - A couple of loose ends
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 13 February 24 11:11 GMT (UK) »
Found the marriage I think

Marriages Jun 1838 
BADGER    Sarah        W Bromwich    18   672    
READER    Wiliiam         W Bromwich    18   672   

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Re: Underwood/Reader - A couple of loose ends
« Reply #21 on: Tuesday 13 February 24 11:16 GMT (UK) »
Found the marriage I think

Marriages Jun 1838 
BADGER    Sarah        W Bromwich    18   672    
READER    Wiliiam         W Bromwich    18   672

Fantastic find! It looks like he married Sarah within months of his first wife dying.

Though this doesn't explain why their daughter Emma wasn't registered when all the other children were.
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Re: Underwood/Reader - A couple of loose ends
« Reply #22 on: Tuesday 13 February 24 11:22 GMT (UK) »
Presumably William needed to have someone to look after his children as soon as possible after his wife died and may have even married the nursemaid??

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Re: Underwood/Reader - A couple of loose ends
« Reply #23 on: Tuesday 13 February 24 11:31 GMT (UK) »

Though this doesn't explain why their daughter Emma wasn't registered when all the other children were.

The real puzzle is Alice born 1845 Stony Stratford, Bucks.  No sign of a birth/death etc - she just appears in the 1851 census.  It may be the result of William's nomadic life on the boats?

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Re: Underwood/Reader - A couple of loose ends
« Reply #24 on: Tuesday 13 February 24 11:59 GMT (UK) »
Yes, Alice is an enigma. I can't find her anywhere.
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Re: Underwood/Reader - A couple of loose ends
« Reply #25 on: Tuesday 13 February 24 12:20 GMT (UK) »
The 1878 marriage for William Marshall Reader is on FindMyPast.  He married Ellen Hilder but he was only 26 years old with father Thomas so sadly not the right William


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Re: Underwood/Reader - A couple of loose ends
« Reply #26 on: Tuesday 13 February 24 12:24 GMT (UK) »
The 1878 marriage for William Marshall Reader is on FindMyPast.  He married Ellen Hilder but he was only 26 years old with father Thomas so sadly not the right William

Ah I see. This was a long shot. I think the name just caught my attention.
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