#17 – George DAWSON – 52 Ancestor Challenge

No Story Too Small – Amy Johnson Crow’s challenge of 52 Ancestors this year, has been the inspiration to writing up my family history stories.

George DAWSON my 4x great grandfather, was born in Shield Dykes, Northumberland.

In 1806 at Lesbury, Northumberland, he married Jane GUTHRIE.

The couple had nine children all born at Lesbury.

Andrew in 1806, Ann 1808, James 1810, Jane 1813, George 1815, Isabella in 1818, John 1820, John 1823 and Thomas 1825.

On the baptism entries, George is listed as a husbandman.

However, in both 1841 and 1851 the family is living at Amble, Warkworth, Northumberland and George is an agricultural labourer.

He dies in 1853 at Amble, Northumberland.

#16 Jane GUTHRIE – 52 Ancestor Challenge

No Story Too Small – Amy Johnson Crow’s challenge of 52 Ancestors this year, has been the inspiration to writing up my family history stories.

Jane GUTHRIE my 4x great grandmother, was baptized at Amble, Northumberland on December 26, 1785, the daughter of John.

In 1806 at Lesbury, Northumberland, she married George DAWSON.

The couple had nine children all born at Lesbury.

Andrew in 1806, Ann 1808, James 1810, Jane 1813, George 1815, Isabella in 1818, John 1820, John 1823 and Thomas 1825.

In both 1841 and 1851 the family is living at Amble, Warkworth, Northumberland.

Jane’s husband dies in 1853 and we find Jane DAWSON living in Liverpool in 1861 with her daughter Isabella and son in law Robert GEE.

I have not yet found the death of Jane DAWSON – was it in Liverpool, or Birkenhead as the GEE family was found there in 1871 – or did Jane go back to Northumberland to be with another of her children.

#15 Edward MORRIS – 52 Ancestor Challenge

No Story Too Small – Amy Johnson Crow’s challenge of 52 Ancestors this year, has been the inspiration to writing up my family history stories.

My 4th great grandfather Edward MORRIS was baptized 18 February 1770 at Elham, Kent; son of Edward & Anne Elizabeth Morris.

The marriage between Edward MORRIS of the parish of Elham and Mary NOBLE of the parish of Lower Hardres, after banns took place on October 30, 1804. Edward Morris signed, Mary Noble made her mark. Witnesses: William MAYCOCK and Elizabeth MARSH.

Their daughter Charlotte MORRIS was baptized 28 February 1808 at Elham,

The second daughter was named Mary Ann and was baptized 22 Apr 1810 Elham.

Third daughter Jemima MORRIS was baotuzed in 1824.

The fourth daughter was baptized 27 March 1831 and named Everil MORRIS.

The 1841 census which was taken on 6 June 1841 at Denton, Kent, lists Edward MORRIS age 70, b Kent, head of house, a Gardener, with Mary 60, Jemima 15 and Everel 10.

By the 30th March 1851 he is shown as Edward MORRIS age 81, b Elham, head of house, a Gardener, with wife Mary 67, daughter Jemima 27 and grandson Edward SPAIN 13.

Edward MORRIS, 86, Gardener, died 26 October 1855 at Elham, Kent; Jemima Morris was present at the death, Elham.

Edward MORRIS was buried at Elham, Kent on November 3, 1855.

 

 

#14 Caroline WRIGHT – 52 Ancestor Challenge

No Story Too Small – Amy Johnson Crow’s challenge of 52 Ancestors this year, has been the inspiration to writing up my family history stories.

Caroline WRIGHT who was baptized 13 December 1818 at St Mary Quay Parish, Ipswich, Suffolk, daughter of Charles and Sarah, abode St Peters, father a sailor is my 3rd great grandmother.   She is one of 6 children in this family.

At only 18 years of age, Caroline WRIGHT married Robert MATHAMS a 54 year old widower at St Clements Church, Ipswich, Suffolk; by Banns; he signed and she made her mark ITPO Robert CADE and her sister Ann Maria WRIGHT.

The first child of this couple was baptized 5 March 1837 as Mary Ann MATHAMS d/o Robert and Caroline MATHAMS, abode Rope Lane, occupation baker.

Followed by the birth of Alfred son of Robert MATHAMS, Baker and Caroline formerly WRIGHT, Rope Lane, St Clements; 29 October 1838.

Daughter Elizabeth Ann made her appearance on December 13, 1840.

The census taken on June 6, 1841 shows the family living at Rope Lane, St Clements, Ipswich, Suffolk. Robert MATHAM age 45 not born Suffolk, head of house, a Baker, with Caroline 20, Olive 15, Maryann 4, Alfred 2, Elizabeth 6 months & Rosella WRIGHT 15 a FS.

Caroline is only five years older than her stepdaughter Olive MATHAMS. Her sister Rosella WRIGHT is living with them.

Little Elizabeth Ann MATHAMS dies December 9, 1841 just a few days short of her first birthday.

 Caroline MATHAMS dies on the 2nd of August 1842 at only 23 years of age and is buried at St Clements, Ipswich.