CHAMNEY in Portsmouth, Hampton Court, Cumbria
Hi, fellow family-history junkies!
I've found relatively few family trees relating to my Chamney ancestors. It surprises me a bit, because there were many children over three generations or so. I'd love to hear from other Chamneys of my line & share information. I have a fair amount, and you may have something that I haven't.
My great-grandfather, Marcus Mitchell Chamney, immigrated to Minnesota from Portsmouth, England, in the mid 1850s, several years after one of his sisters.
Marcus' father was William Chamney, who was a confectioner in Portsmouth; for a time he was 'by appointment to HRH.' His wife was Mary Ann Bayman; they were married in 1834 at Long Ditton, Surrey and moved to Portsmouth. William and Mary Ann had 10 children, baptized at Portsea, Portsmouth. At least 7 of those children lived to adulthood. I used to have a photo of Mary Ann as an old woman, but the photo was unfortunately destroyed; I hope someday to find a relative who can email me a copy of the photo.
William was born at Hampton Court, baptized there in 1808. His parents were Thomas Chamney and Hannah Wolstenholme (spelling of her maiden name varies).
Thomas was a confectioner at Hampton Court Palace during the early 1800s. I'm in touch with a terrific staffer at the palace, and am expecting some documents from him that I'll be glad to share with any other descendants from this line. Thomas and Hannah were married in 1800 in London. Thomas & Hannah had 10-12 children, baptized at St. Mary, Hampton, in Richmond-upon-Thames, which is the parish church for the palace. I've tracked five of those children to adulthood. Thomas was baptized in Bardsea, Lancs., in 1779. His parents were Edward Chamney and Susannah Noble.
Edward, I believe, was baptized in 1753 in Allithwaite, Lancs. (It's hard to tell because of spelling variations & possible transcription errors). Susannah seems to be the daughter of Lawrence Noble; I found a baptism for a Susan Noble in Bardsea in 1757. Edward & Susannah were married in Ulverston in 1777. Edward & Susannah had 8 children baptized in Bardsea from 1778-1788, most of whom survived childhood, and possibly three more baptized in Ulverston 1792-1795.
That's as far as I've been able to trace the tree back. I'm uncertain as to who Edward's parents were; his father's name may be John. At the time they married, Edward was of Aldingham, and Susannah of Ulverston. I know there were quite a few Chamneys in Cumbria and Westmorland, but obviously don't have enough information to make a connection.