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Help with Ancestor - Sarah Ann Kirkham from Nottingham

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I have a Sarah Ann Kirkham born 1835 in Nottingham. I know she married Thomas Chapl(a)in and had serveral Children. However, I can not find any marriage between them. It is possible that Sarah Kirkham married William Barnes in Sep 1849 and remarried John Thomas Chapl(a)in in Dec 1850. I can find a death for William Barnes in Dec 1849. What I don't know is this true. How can I find out?

I have a census for 1881 with Sarah as head, I understand that Thomas died before 1881, but do not know when.

I can not find a census for 1871 for Sarah or her children.

The childrens names are Joseph 1857, William ?? 1861, Thomas 1863 and Rebecca 1865. All the children I can find births for as Chaplain buy not for William only one I can find is Chaplin and registered in Radford where others are Nottingham.

Incidentally I can not find anything for Sarah Kirkham or Thomas Chapl(a)in for census 1861, 1851 or 1841.

Can anybody help me out here.

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on 2012-11-16 14:08:57

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by asheppard on 2012-11-16 21:12:47

Is this your Sarah Chapl(a)in in 1871 looks like she was born abt 1828 not 1835

1871 England Census about Sarah Chaplain
Name: Sarah Chaplain
Age: 43
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1828
Relation: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Nottinghamshire, England
Civil parish: St Mary
Ecclesiastical parish: St John
Town: Nottingham
County/Island: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Registration district: Nottingham
Sub-registration district: Exchange
ED, institution, or vessel: 5
Household schedule number: 106
Piece: 3523
Folio: 78
Page Number: 18
Household Members:
Name Age
Sarah Chaplain 43
John Chaplain 16
Joseph Chaplain 14
Sarah Chaplain 12
William Chaplain 10
Thomas Chaplain 7
Rebeca Chaplain 5

All born Nottinghamshire England

and possible 1861 Census

1861 England Census about Sarah Chaplin
Name: Sarah Chaplin
Age: 33
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1828
Relation: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Nottinghamshire, England

Civil parish: Radford
Ecclesiastical parish: Christchurch
County/Island: Nottinghamshire
Country: England

Registration district: Radford
Sub-registration district: Radford
ED, institution, or vessel: 2
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 77
Piece: 2448
Folio: 28
Page Number: 12
Household Members:
Name Age
Sarah Chaplin 33
John Chaplin 6
Joseph Chaplin 4
Sarah E Chaplin 2
William Chaplin 2 Months

Sarah John & Joseph born Nottingham, Sarah E & William born Radford, Nottingham

Possible for John Thomas Chapl(a)in 1861

1861 England Census about John Chaplain
Name: John Chaplain
Age: 33
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1828
Relation: Boarder
Gender: Male
Where born: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Civil parish: Brightside Bierlow
Ecclesiastical parish: Pitsmoor
Town: Sheffield
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England

Street Address: Havi? Dressers Shop

Occupation: Journeyman Lace Dresser

Condition as to marriage: married
Registration district: Sheffield
Sub-registration district: Brightside
ED, institution, or vessel: 13
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 3
Piece: 3496
Folio: 57
Page Number: 1
Household Members:
Name Age
Henry Steadford Clayton 39 Head, Havi Dresser, Employing 1 man
Ann Clayton 45 Wife
William Abbott 79 Brother in law former Lace Maker
John Chaplain 33 Boarder, Journeyman Lace Dresser

This is possibly John Thomas death
Deaths Sep 1868 (>99%)
Chaplain John Thomas 41 Nottingham 7b 203

The best thing to do would be to purchase the marriage for Sarah Barnes & John Thomas Chaplin, it should tell you if Sarah was a widow and if her maiden name was Kirkham

Marriages Dec 1850 (>99%)
Barnes Sarah Nottingham 15 1142
Chaplin John Thomas Nottingham 15 1142

and then one of the children's birth certificates to verify
here is Sarah Elizabeth's details
Births Mar 1859 (>99%)
CHAPLIN Sarah Elizabeth Radford 7b 174

by eastville on 2012-11-17 05:15:41

Wow Thank you, I have sieved through census, birth and marriage records for ages. I appreciate your help with this one.

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