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William Adlington marries Ellen Williamson in England, Ireland or Ceylon

Query by AliciaG

Looking for William Adlington's marriage to Ellen Williamson. All I know is it happened before they arrive in New Zealand in 1847.
William's surname is variously spelt/misspelt as ADLINGTON, ADDLINGTON, ALLINGTON, HADLINGTON, HADINGTON, ADINGTON. Adlington is the name on William's army record and the name that came down through the family.

His army record has him enlisting at 18, born Rotherham, York (so born about 1806) but the only birth I've found so far in Rotherham is one in 1808 for a child that died in infancy

William was in the 97th regiment of the foot. They were located as follows
1824 England
1825 Ceylon
1836 Ireland
1837 England
1839 Ireland
1840 England
1841 Ionian Islands: Corfu (not sure if William went there as his service record says 11 years in Ceylon and the rest at home)
In 1842 William was pensioned out of the army at Chatham, Kent with rheumatism and declining strength.

I have no idea if William and Ellen married before, during or after his army service.

They are listed as coming from South London when they joined the Minerva at Gravesend to sail to NZ.

Would also appreciate any help finding the birth of the child who came to NZ with them. Born approximately 1840.

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on 2012-01-15 00:43:19

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by AliciaG on 2016-04-19 17:42:03

UPDATE: When William was in hospital dying a letter was sent to the Colonial Secretary on behalf of Ellen asking for financial assistance as her only means of support had been her husband's pension to which he was no longer entitled, and she was unable to work as she heavily pregnant. She also has a child of about 8years old (unfortunately no name or gender of the child is mentioned).
So if the older child was 8 in late 1848 they would have been born in approximately 1840.
If the child is William Adlington's that child would have been born in England or possibly Ireland or Corfu, depending on the exact date of birth.
But as I still haven't found William and Ellen's marriage I can't discount William marrying a widow with a child.
Ellen remarried after William died and became Mrs Robinson. So the child could have had the surname Williamson, Adlington (or any of the various spellings/misspellings) or it may have even used Robinson.

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