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Looking for Decendants of Thomas Birchenough

Thomas Birchenough was born in 1848 in Macclesfield. From FreeBMD there are two Thomas Birchenough, one born 1848 in Wolaston and another Thomas Garner born in Dec 1849 in Macclesfield. I can rule out the one born in 1848 and I am not certain that the other Thomas is the one I am researching either.

There are no clues on Familyserach site either.

In 1851 Census he was living in Lodgings with his father, Charles.

In 1861 Census his father married and started a family where Thomas was included.

In 1871 Census the family grow and Thomas still lived with them.

In 1881 his father had past away in 1874 and half sister, Mary married in 1876 and lived in the family home with his other half brothers and sisters. Thomas did not live with them.

There is only one Thomas Birchenough listed in 1881 and this is the one born in Wolaston.

There are no recorder marriages or deaths for Thomas.

There is one probable death for Thomas in 1888 in Oldham. I do know that one of his half brothers married in 1885 in Oldham and it is possible that Thomas moved there with them or near them.

If any other persons researching the Birchenoughs can spread any light on Thomas life I would appreciate your input.


Stephen Smith

Hannah Smith marraige to two person in 1852?

4 comment(s), latest 6 years, 11 months ago

New lead on Charles Birchenough

I have found in 1841 census that there is a Charles Birchenough listed as being born 1826. From waht I can see it appears that he may be living with relatives rather than his own family. As the head is William (1816) married to Mary (1816) and have children Samuel (1836), Maria (1838) and Adam (1841).

Please can someone look up this census record for me.


Stephen Smith

2 comment(s), latest 6 years, 11 months ago

Following a false lead from Ancestry.com for Benjamin Lansdown 1786 from Wiltshire

I was given a tip on Benjamin Lansdown parents from Ancestry.com. On verification I suspect this tip may not be true.

I have read with interest the article written about Ancestry.com on this web site.

I have Benjamin Lansdown born 1786 baptised on 10 September in Corsley, Wiltshire. The tip I was provided is his parent are Geroge Lansdown 1760 and Mary Weeks 1756.

I can not find any evidence that there is any connection between Benjamin and George. Further, George and Mary were married on 7 August 1797 at St Michaels, Bath.

On searching for children of George and Mary, I can find on child, Ann, born in 1790 with parents George Lansdown and Mary. Of course they could have had a child out of wedlock, but there could be another George Lansdown and Mary.

Can anyone spread any light on this for me.

Charles Birchenough born 1822 in Macclesfield

In 1851 census, Charles Birchenough 1822 and Thomas Birchenough 1848 are listed living with George & Sarah Beath and their daughter Ann, also living in the same houshold are Thomas Lowe, John Rothwell, Francis Wilshaw and William Wilshaw.

Charles is listed as Thomas's father.

I can not see any entry in 1841 for either Charles or Thomas.

Charles married Hannah Smith in 1852.

I have searched on Familysearch again without any luck.

Would like to find who are Charles's parents and who is Thomas's mother.


Stephen Smith

Revised query Seeking maiden name for Ann married to Benjamin Lansdown about 1870

Ann(maiden name unknown)(b 1849)married Benjamin Lansdown (b 1840) about 1870. Ann is listed in census 1871 as being married to Benjamin.

Ann and Benjamin had a son William R Lansdown born 1873.

To make things complicated in 1881 census Benjamin and William were lodging with a family Arthur and Silvia Skidmore and their daughter. A familysearch for William reveals Arthur and Silvia are his parents. This is not actually true.

Ann died in 1875 at age 27 in Somerset.

Can anyone tell me Ann's maiden name.


Stephen Smith

1 comment(s), latest 7 years ago

Seeking information on Frances Allaway

Francis Allaway born in quarter Dec 1890 daughter of William & Louisa. To my knowledge Frances was never married.

She had a son, Francis Sydney T Allaway in October 1913 in Cinderford. It is unknown who the father is.

She also had a daugheter, Evelyn around 1925. I can't seem to find her birth record. I understand she was registered as Evelyn Hawes/Howes. It is unknown who her father is. It is most probably that Evelyn and Francis have different fathers.

I understand that Evelyn married a Leslie/Lesley Evans. I can not trace the marriage.

I don't believe they had any children.


Stephen Smith

2 comment(s), latest 7 years ago

Albert Smith who are his parents - now found thanks to Janilye

My Grandfather Albert Smith was born on 4 February 1890 in Nottingham. Numerous searchs to find his parents ended in a deadend, until Janilye solved my query. A big thank you goes out to her.

The key to unlocking the names of Albert's parent came from a search looking for Frederick Smith (a known brother of Albert).

1901 England Census
about Frederick Smith Name:
Frederick Smith
Age: 1
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1900
Relation: Son
Father's name: Albert Smith
Mother's name: Rebecca Smith
Gender: Male
Where born: Nottinghamshire, England

Civil parish: Nottingham
Ecclesiastical parish: St John the Baptist
County/Island: Nottinghamshire
Country: England

Street Address: 6 St.John Cottages


Condition as to marriage:


Employment status: View image

Registration district: Nottingham
Sub-registration district: Nottingham South East
ED, institution, or vessel: 10
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 65
Piece: 3170
Folio: 9
Page Number: 10
Household Members: Name Age

Albert Smith 35 Listed as some sort of labourer (can't read it)
Rebecca Smith 35
Gertrude Smith 13 - listed as an errand girl
George Smith 12
Albert Smith 10
William H Smith 4
Frederick Smith 1

and living in the same house ( no relationship given)

Thomas Bartock 35
William T Bartock 9
Ethel Bartock 7

In The 1891 Census Albert snr was a cellarman and they were living at 8 Hyson St, Radford.

1891 England Census
about Albert Smith Name:
Albert Smith
Age: 26
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1865
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Rebecca Smith
Gender: Male
Where born: Nottinghamshire, England

Civil parish: Radford
Ecclesiastical parish: St Paul
Town: Nottingham
County/Island: Nottinghamshire
Country: England

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:


Employment status: View image

Registration district: Nottingham
Sub-registration district: Nottingham North West
ED, institution, or vessel: 25
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 2689
Folio: 7
Page Number: 8
Household Members: Name Age
Albert Smith 26
Rebecca Smith 26
Gertrude Smith 4
George Smith 2
Albert Smith 2/12

Stephen Smith

9 comment(s), latest 7 years ago

A little mystery for family Makings can anyone solve - Solved by Eastville

Henry Makings 1833 married Betsy Cooper nee Berrington 1827. They had 3 childred, Fanny Maria 1856, Samuel 1858 and James Henry 1869. Betsy had a child from a previous marriage, Ruth 1853.

In 1881 census there is Edith Annie Severn listed as grand daughter, There was only Fanny Maria and James Henry listed. Samuel had married and moved away from his parents.

Found a Marriage between Ruth and Isaac Severn in Mar 1873 in Basford, Notts. Edith Annie is their daughter


Stephen Smith

Searching Makings in Suffolk changing surnames from Meakins

I have Fancis Meakins 1803 - 6 married to Lettice 1808 -11 (maiden name not known). I don't know when they were married, it woulf be about 1829. They had 6 children bewteen 1830 and 1850, one being Henry Makings, who I written about previously.

1841 census Meakins
1851 census Makins
1861 census Makings
1871 census Meakings and Makings

I believe Francis's father is Robert Makings (or similar spelling) 1761 born in Stanton. I do not know the name of his wife or when they got married.

How do you search for persons born before 1800's? I can only find family search web site, but this is not complete yet and doesn't contain the persons I am looking for.

Can any one help?


Stephen Smith

1 comment(s), latest 7 years ago