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Showing posts with label Carpenter and Joiner. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Carpenter and Joiner. Show all posts

Sunday, 9 May 2021

John Adcock and Sarah Ann Richards

Interior, St John the Baptist Church, Peterborough
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Julian P Guffogg - geograph.org.uk/p/5211727

John Adcock, eldest son of James Adcock and Mary Hill, married Sarah Ann Richards in 1861 at St John the Baptist ChurchPeterborough

John and Sarah had four children:
  1. Unnamed female child born 1861 (clearly didn't survive)
  2. Emma Elizabeth Adcock born 1864
  3. John James Adcock born 1869 (died 1889, aged 20)
  4. Annie Louisa Adcock born 1872 (died 1880, aged 8)
In 1871: John Adcock (32), Joiner, Sarah A (28), Emma E (6) and John J (2).

In 1881, we find the family at 121, Cromwell Road, Peterborough with John Adcock (42) Carpenter and Joiner, Sarah Ann (38), Emma Elizabeth (16) Shop Assistant, John James (12) Scholar. Annie Louisa had died the year before.

In 1891, John Adcock (52) occupation listed as "Joiner Foreman", Sarah Ann (48) and Emma Elizabeth (26) is still at home. John James had died in 1889.

In 1901, still in Cromwell Road, there are just John Adcock (62) Foreman Joiner, with wife Sarah Ann (58). Emma Elizabeth had married in 1892.

John Adcock died on 8 May 1907. Probate was granted on 19 Jun 1907 to his widow, Sarah Ann Adcock and daughter, Emma Elizabeth Southwell. Also mentioned was Herbert Edward Southwell, his son-in-law.

In 1911, Sarah Ann Adcock (68) was living with her daughter and son-in-law.

Sarah Ann Adcock died on 26 Dec 1926, aged 83. Probate was granted on 27 Jan 1931 to her daughter and only surviving child, Emma Elizabeth Southwell.

Cromwell Road, Peterborough
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © David P Howard - geograph.org.uk/p/3453169

Friday, 7 May 2021

James Adcock and Mary Hill

Former Church of St Michael the Greater, Stamford, Lincolnshire
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © David Robinson - geograph.org.uk/p/6208532

James Adcock, son of Joseph Adcock and Sarah Cook and brother of Mary Adcock, married Mary Hill, daughter of William Hill, on 5 Jun 1838 at All Saints Church, Pytchley, Northamptonshire. James' profession is listed on the marriage certificate as Carpenter and Joiner and he is already living in Stamford at the time of the marriage. Witnesses were an Edward Bryan and Louisa Cox.

James and Mary had five children, all born in in Stamford, Lincolnshire and baptised at the [former] church of St Michaels, Stamford.

  1. John Adcock born 1839, bap. 14 Apr 1839
  2. William Hill Adcock born 1840, bap. 11 Dec 1840
  3. Joseph Hill Adcock born 1842, bap. 20 Feb 1842
  4. Mary Elizabeth Adcock born 1844, bap. 6 Jun 1847 
  5. James Adcock born 1845, bap. 27 Feb 1847 (died 1847)
In 1841, James Adcock (25), wife Mary (30), John (2) and William (0) are all living in the parish of St Michael, Stamford, Lincolnshire.

In 1851, in the parish of All Saints, Stamford, we find James Adcock (38), Joiner, wife Mary (43) - birthplace listed as Denford, Northamptonshire - John (12), William (10), Joseph (9) and Mary (7). James had died, aged 1.

In 1861, in the parish of St George, Stamford, there are James Adcock (48), Carpenter, Mary (50), and daughter Mary (17), at that time a Dressmaker. John had married that year and gone to live in Peterborough. William Hill was in London visiting his cousins, John and Maria Blackett. Joseph Adcock (19), Gardener, was a visitor in the household of Edwin Wright in Northampton. 

Mary Adcock died, aged 62, and was buried on 18 Mar 1867.

The widowed James Adcock (60), Carpenter, in 1871, with daughter Mary E Adcock (27), Schoolmistress and Jane Gilbert (13), Domestic Servant.

James Adcock died, aged 63 and was buried on 17 Aug 1876.

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

John Sweeney and Anne Elizabeth Gabbaday

St Leonard, Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch - East end
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © John Salmon - geograph.org.uk/p/2624832

John Sweeney married Anne Elizabeth Gabbaday, daughter of John Benbow Gabbedy and Isabella Cleghorn, on 11 Jun 1832, in Shoreditch at the church of St Leonard (often known simply as Shoreditch Church - this is the church mentioned in the line "When I grow rich, say the bells of Shoreditch" from the nursery rhyme Oranges and Lemons). Witnesses to the marriage were Anne's brother, Henry Gabbedy (sic), an Ann Goose and a Geo. Garrow.

Census returns consistently list John as having been born in 1809, in St George's, Middlesex (St George in the East), but I've not been able to find a baptism for him. (Some people accept a baptism of a John Sweeney in 1809, in Westminster, but I can see no reason whatsoever for believing that is the right one (wrong place entirely), just because it's the only one online.) Likewise, there are no records to definitely connect him to Ireland, that I can identify. Besides, knowing the way families named children in those days and, given that Anne's mother was Isabella, I'd put money on John's mother being an Eliza.

John and Ann had four children: 
  1. Maria Eliza Isabella Sweney, bap. 11 Jan 1835 at St Dunstan's, Stepney
  2. John Henry Charles Sweeney, born 11 May 1839, at 1 George Place, White Horse Street, Stepney
  3. Mary Ann Sweeney, b. 10 Dec 1848, bap. 19 Jan 1860 at St John the Evangelist, Limehouse
  4. Matilda Sweeney b. 8 Sep 1851, bap. 19 Jan 1860 at St John the Evangelist, Limehouse
On John Henry Charles' birth certificate, his father's occupation is given as Ship's Joiner. My guess is that this is the only child to get a Civil Registration as he was the first one born since it had been brought in just two years earlier and, since he'd had a civil registration, he was never baptised. This isn't unique: people seem to treat baptism more as administrative, rather than religious.

In 1841 John and Ann Sweeney were living in Pleasant Row, Brewers Place, Stepney. John's occupation is listed as Carpenter and John (32) is living with wife, Ann (29), daughter Maria (7) and son John (2). 

By 1851, they'd moved to Ocean Street, Mile End Old Town, with John Sweeny (42), Carpenter, Ann (39), Maria (17), John (9), Mary Ann (5) and Matilda (0).

Then Ann Sweeny died, in Whitechapel, in 1855, she will have been just 44.

In 1861 at 107, North Street, Limehouse. John Sweney (52), Carpenter and Joiner, still considered himself married. Living with him are his two youngest daughters, Mary Ann (13) and Matilda (10).

John had both girls baptised in 1860, five years after their mother's death. 

Matilda Sweeney died, in Whitechapel, aged just 16, in 1866.

In 1871, John (63), still working as a carpenter, has moved in with his son and his family in Stephen Cottages, James Street, St Anne Limehouse, Stepney. 

And John Sweeney died, in Stepney, aged 71, in 1878. 

Narrow Street, Limehouse
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Malc McDonald - geograph.org.uk/p/2441214
Narrow Street in Limehouse, East London. Some of the buildings along the
street are former warehouses - the River Thames runs behind them.