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Showing posts with label Baker (occupation). Show all posts
Showing posts with label Baker (occupation). Show all posts

Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Dan Stephen Thompson Botterill and Mary Jane Harris

Skull & crossbones on the gatepost at the entrance to
St. Nicholas' Church, Deptford Green, SE8

cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Mike Quinn - geograph.org.uk/p/1499463

Dan Stephen Thompson Botterill, eldest son of Daniel Botterill and Sarah Elizabeth Tompson, married Mary Jane Harris, daughter of Alfred Richard Harris and Jane Elizabeth Jones. The marriage took place at Christ Church Watney Street, on 26 Dec 1878, the same church where Dan's parents had married. Dan, a fitter, gave his address as 225 Cable Street. Mary Jane's address was 34 Deptford Green, where her father was a baker by trade. Dan had spent his early years in Deptford Green too, when his parents kept The White Hart, which the census records show was next door to the bakery. Witnesses to the marriage were Alfred Richard Harris - who could have been Mary Jane's father or her younger brother - and Eliza Ann Harris, the bride's sister.

Dan and Mary had eight children: 
  1. John Botterill born 1880
  2. Daniel Thompson Botterill born 1882
  3. Alice Botterill born 1884
  4. Kate Elizabeth born 1886
  5. Bessie Botterill born 1888
  6. Esther Botterill born 1891
  7. Alfred Botterill born 1894
  8. Florrie Botterill born 1900
In 1881, they are living at 16, Duke Street, St Paul Deptford, Greenwich, with Dan (24), Engine Fitter, Mary (22) and their eldest child, John (1).

In 1891, living in Bentham Street, St Paul Deptford, Greenwich, we find Dan (34), Steam Engine Fitter, Mary (32), Daniel (9), Bessie (2) and Esther (0), as well as Thomas Thompson (54), a blacksmith and Janet Thompson (51), visitors, from Monkwearmouth, Durham. John (11) and Alice (6) were visiting their Botterill grandparents at the Holly Tree Arms in Lewisham, while Kate was staying with her Harris grandparents at The Green, Deptford.

Son Daniel Thompson was baptised on 22 Mar 1900 at St James Hatcham.

In 1901, still at Bentham Street, Deptford, are Dan (44), Marine Engine Fitter, Mary Jane (42), Daniel (19), Alice (19), Kate (14), Bessie (12), Esther (10), Alfred (6) and Florrie (1). John (21), Sign Writer, was staying with his grandmother, Sarah Elizabeth Botterill at 49, Wisteria Road, Lewisham. 

By 1911, they had moved to 65 Childers St, Deptford, with Dan (54), Marine and General Fitter, Mary (52), Alice (26), Seed Packer, Bessie Standing (22) - Bessie had married in 1909 - Esther Botterill (20), Seed Packer, Alfred Botterill (16), Pattern Maker Apprentice, Florrie Botterill (11), Thomas Harris (31), Boiler Makers Rivetter (Mary Jane's brother) and George Standing (0), visitor. John Botterill (31), was still living at 49 Wisteria Road Lewisham with his spinster aunt, Mary Louisa Adcock Botterill. Daniel Thompson Botterill, who had married in 1905, had died in 1908, aged just 26. Kate Botterill, in 1911, was working as a Housemaid at 50 Pall Mall, St James Westminster, London. 

Dan Stephen Thompson Botterill died on 16 Apr 1917, aged 60.

Mary Jane Botterill died on 12 Apr 1924, aged 65.

Postcard sent to Alice Botterill at 65 Childers Street, Deptford

Friday, 23 April 2021

Joseph Adcock and Sarah Cook

All Saints, Pytchley
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Ian Rob - geograph.org.uk/p/5413142

Joseph Adcock and Sarah Cook married, on 31 Oct 1803, at All Saints, Pytchley, Northamptonshire. Sarah was from the village, having been been baptised at the same church on 16 May 1780, the daughter of John and Sarah Cook. Joseph, had come from the market town of Wellingborough, where he was baptised at All Hallows Church, on 19 Jul 1776, the son of William Adcock. 

Joseph and Sarah had nine children, only just over half of whom survive:
  1. William Adcock bap. 25 Oct 1804 (buried 29 Jan 1805)
  2. John Cook Adcock bap. 8 Aug 1805 (buried 24 Sep 1805)
  3. Elizabeth Adcock bap. 27 Oct 1806 (buried 16 Nov 1806)
  4. Lydia Adcock bap. 12 Nov 1807 
  5. William Adcock bap. 9 Jan 1809 (buried 9 Nov 1809)
  6. Mary Adcock bap. 30 Apr 1810
  7. John Adcock bap. 28 Jul 1811
  8. James Adcock bap. 31 Dec 1812
  9. Elizabeth Adcock bap. 26 Dec 1814
On son James' marriage certificate, Joseph's profession is listed as a Baker.

Joseph Adcock died young too (38) and was buried, in Pytchley, on 26 Jul 1814.

Sarah Adcock died, aged 52, and was also buried in Pytchley, on 15 May 1832.

River Nene at Wellingborough

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Anthony Cleghorn and Margaret Jane Murray

The River Tweed at Carham
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Walter Baxter - geograph.org.uk/p/270077
Viewed from England at Carham, the village of Birgham in Scotland is on the left

Anthony Cleghorn married Margaret Jane Murray on 15 Sep 1770 at the Parish of St Paul, Shadwell. Not the current church that was built in 1821, but the old parish church, traditionally known as the Church of Sea Captains. At the time of the marriage they were both "of this parish", of St Paul, Shadwell. It was the first marriage for both of them - listed as bachelor and spinster, respectively - and both were able to sign their names. Witnesses to their marriage were George Cleghorn (undoubtedly a relative) and Andrew Hedly. 

Anthony Cleghorn was baptised at Carham, Northumberland on 17 Mar 1745, the son of John Cleghorn. There is a marriage, in Carham, of a John Cleghorn to an Isabel Edmiston, on 27 Mar 1733, who may well be his parents.

It isn't possible to go any further north than Carham, without going over the border into Scotland and with a name like Murray, there's an enormous probability that was where Margaret Jane was originally from. Sadly, trying to find the right Murray in Scotland is like trying to find the right Jones in Wales or Sweeney in Ireland! So, I wonder what brought them south and when? 

The couple had at least three children, baptised at St Paul's, Shadwell: 
  1. Isabella Cleghorn, born 7 Jul 1771, bap. 28 Jul 1771
  2. William Guthrie Cleghorn, born 1772
  3. Ann Phillis Cleghorn, born 1777
On the baptism record for the 21 day old Isabella Cleghorn, daughter of Anthony and Margaret Jane, in 1771, it gives the family's address as Farmer Street, Shadwell and Anthony's occupation as a Baker.

St Paul's Church, ShadwellJ Shepherd, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons