Susannah5 has been a Family Tree Circles member since Feb 2012.
Benjamin BOOTHROYD and Abigail HARRISON were my 3rd Great Grandparents.
I am descended thru their daughter Hannah, b. 23 Mar 1814, who married 30 Mar 1840 James CHAPMAN.
Hannah and James left England in 1851, and by 1856 were settled in Racine County Wisconsin, where both died and are buried in Ramond Town, Racine County, Wisconsin.
William BOOTHROYD, b. 13 Sep 1818, married before 1851 to Elizabeth CLARK, b. 1830 in Brighton, Sussex. William and his wife emmigrated before James and Hannah, as William appears to have been in New York in 1850. They subsequently moved to Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin, where William was in shipping. William and Elizabeth are both buried in the Racine City Cemetery, next to Richard LINN who was also from Brighton, Sussex, and who was partnered in the shipping business out of the Port of Racine with William.
Hannah and James' son George married Richard LINN's niece Harriet Jane LINN. These were my great grandparents.
Would appreciate knowing what your connection is to the BOOTHROYD family. Always willing to share research with another.
Benjamin's mother Susannah Boothroyd married John Scutt 30 Dec 1786 and they were my 4x great grandparents.I have records for earlier than that if you need them.I am so pleased to learn what happened to them.
I have just started back in on my genealogy again, after some 4 or 5 years of doing little: My father was ill, and we had been doing all we could to make sure that he was cared for and that our mother would manage by herself at home. Dad died at the end of Nov 2011. Mom died in mid-March in 2012. My sister and I spent the next year travelling back to Southern Illinois as much as we could manage to clear the house, and sell it.
My Great-Grandfather George CHAPMAN left Wisconsin in the late 1860swith his wife, and moved south to some 300 miles to Illinois. His mother, Hannah CHAPMAN (nee BOOTHROYD), died in Raymond Town, Racine County, Wisconsin in 1896. By the 1920s, the family in Illinois had largely lost touch with the remaining family in Wisconsin.
I started doing genealogy in the early 1980s, with names, dates, personal information, and some legal records on about 320 individuals that my mother had collected in her "free time" (not that I ever knew her to have any free time before I left home in 1969).
Tracing the family of Hannah, wife of James was not easy, as the only hints we had were that she was born in England, and married James there, and that one of her grandchildren (my Great-Aunt Edith) was given the middle name of Beautred - which was supposed to be in honor of Hannah's family name.
Needless to say we spent some 15 of so years before we had traced back far enough to locate the burials and assemble a lot of circumstantial evidence that the William BOOTHROYD buried in Racine Cemetery next to his partner Richard LINN (for which gentlemen my Great-Grandfather worked as a sailor before being married) - that this William BOOTHROYD was family of some sort to Hannah.
A search of the I.G.I., and a couple of lucky finds of transcribed christening and marriage records led us to the marriage for James and Hannah in Hook, Yorkshire, West Riding, England in 1840, and thence back to identifying the parents and siblings of Hannah in Whitgift.
I had some evidence that Benjamin might be a son of Susannah BOOTHROYD (no father listed) based on christening records, but was not certain before events drew my interest and time away from genealogy.
I note that there is information now available that leads back to Susannah, back to her parents Daniel and Ann FOSTER, and I do not have any of this recorded in my database.
I can provide information on the descendants of Hannah, and her brother William. I also have a lookup that listed the death/burial of at least 2 or 3 of her siblings.
If you are willing to share data, I would like to help "reconnect" our branches of the family.
Contact me directly if you so wish, and we can discuss the details.
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