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Makings origination from Suffolk, moved to Derbyshire and Nottingham

Journal by eastville

My grand mother is Elsie Makings born 16/07/1900, she was one of many children which all had middle names, Elsie didn't. She is the daughter of Samuel 1858 and Sarah Ann Brown 1860.

Samual and Sarah were married in 1881, registered Mar 1881 in Basford, Notts. Samual had a Brother James Henry 1863 who married Annie Maria Hodgkinson in 1884. I do not know all the children they had but I have listings for births of Makings in Nottingham in addition to children of Samuel. Samuel also had a sister Fanny Maria 1856.

Samuel's parents are Henry 1833, he married Betsy Cooper nee Berrington (1827) on 23/10/1856. Betsy was previously married to Joseph in 1847 and they had a daughter Ruth born in 1853. In 1881 census they have listed a Edith Annie Severn as grand daughter. I believe this is a daughter of Fanny.

I have found that Henry's parents are Francis (1805) and Lettice (1811), they married in Nrton Suffolk on 15 January 1830. The had 6 children (including Henry), Susan 1830, Henry 1833, Sarah 1837, George 1840, Jemima 1843 and Anna 1850.

I have found that that the surnames changed and some birth years changed between cencus. In 1841 Francis 1806 and Lettice 1811 surname as Meakins. In 1851 Francis 1803 and Lettice 1808 surname Makins. In 1861 Francis 1805 and Lettice 1809 surname is Makings. In 1871 Francis 1804 and Lettya 1809 surname as Meakings.

Lettice maiden name is Slebblings.

I believe that Robert Meakins 1761 is the Father of Francis. I do not know the name of Francis mother. I do not know if Francis had any brothers or sisters.

With the surnames changing I am having trouble trying to trace the families of Susan 1830, Sarah 1837, George 1840, Jemima 1843 and Anna 1850.

Any help verifying what I know (or think I know) and information on their ancestors would be appreciated.

Stephen Smith

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on 2011-06-01 04:33:49

eastville , from Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England, has been a Family Tree Circles member since May 2011. is researching the following names: BIRCHENOUGH, IRVING, SMITH and 1 other(s).

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