Wednesday, 15 October 2014

52 Ancestors: Week 43: Jacob Dell - #missing - Is he on your tree?

The only reason I know about Jacob Dell is that he is shown as one of the beneficiaries in the will of Isaac Dell.

1) Jacob Dell, Brother, All his wearing apparel

Jacob Dell, it is assumed, must have been born about 1744 (give or take 20 years)!  This is a pure guess based on the potential birth year of his brother, Isaac.  I assume Jacob died after Isaac, in 1810, as I would have thought he would have been alive in order to be a beneficiary?

So if you have a Jacob Dell in your family tree that just happens to have a brother, Isaac, that you may have lost trace of, please get in touch.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

52 Ancestors: Week 42: Ann Millar/Tweedy (c1744-?) Earsdon, Northumberland, England

Ann Millar was born in 1744 (guess at year of birth). When she was 20, she married Robert Tweedy on 10 November 1764 in Earsdon, Northumberland, England.

Robert Tweedy and Ann Millar had the following known children:
  • Robert Tweedy was born on 27 August 1769 in Earsdon, Northumberland, England.
  • Ann Tweedy was born on 4 March 1771 in Earsdon, Northumberland, England (Guess from FamilySearch records for Earsdon).  She married Robert Fairbairn on 15 September 1792 in Earsdon, Northumberland, England.  She died in 1793. 

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

52 Ancestors: Week 41: Henry Pearson (c1848-?) Longford, Ireland & Handsworth, Staffordshire, England

Henry Pearson was born about 1848 in Longford, Ireland. In 1872, when he was 24, he married Mary Bridgens.  They lived in Handsworth, Staffordshire, England according to the 1881, 1901 and 1911 censuses. 

Henry Pearson and Mary Bridgens had the following known children:
  • Albert Pearson was born about 1874 in Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England. He possibly married Emily Amelia Whitworth in 1898.
  • Phoebe Pearson was born about 1877 in Handsworth, Staffordshire, England. She died June Quarter 1959 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. 
  • Phillip Pearson was born about 1877 in Handsworth, Staffordshire, England.
  • Eliza Pearson was born on 10 April 1879 in Handsworth, Birmingham, England.
  • Louisa Pearson was born in 1882 in Handsworth, Staffordshire, England.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

52 Ancestors: Week 40: Charles Perry (c1826-?) New Hampshire, USA

Charles Perry was born in Apr 1826 in New Hampshire, USA. 

Charles Perry and Susan M Day (born c.1832) had the following known children:
  • Levi C. Perry was born in 1861 in New Hampshire, USA. When he was 19, he married Clara M Hutchinson on 31 July 1880 in Pittsburg, Coos, New Hampshire.
  • Willie C. Perry was born in 1864 in New Hampshire, USA.  When he was 20, he married Mary Smith on 22 December 1884 in Canaan, Vermont, USA.
  • Norman S. Perry was born in 1867 in New Hampshire, USA.
  • Jennie C Perry was born about 1868 in Pittsburg, Coos, New Hampshire, USA. She married James H Moscher on 27 December 1890 in Pittsburg, Coos, New Hampshire, USA and later married Charles H. Lea on 29 September 1902 in Lancaster, Coos, New Hampshire, USA.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

52 Ancestors: Week 39: Joseph Henry Mulliss (c1866-1937) Derbyshire, England

Joseph Henry Mulliss was born in about 1866 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England as the first child of Henry Mulliss. He died in Jun 1937 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England. When he was 26, he married Comfort Clive, daughter of Joseph Clive and Matilda Daniels, on 26 March 1892 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England.

Joseph Henry Mulliss and Comfort Clive had the following children:
  • Joseph Hy Mulliss was born about 1896 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England.
  • Richard Ed Mulliss was born about 1898 in Clay Cross, Derbyshire, England.
  • Mary Ann Mulliss was born about  1898 in Clay Cross, Derbyshire, England.
  • Esther Mulliss was born about 1900 in Clay Cross, Derbyshire, England.
  • James Mulliss was born in 1902 in Clay Cross.
  • Annie Mulliss was born about 1903 in Clay Cross.
  • Kezia Mulliss was born about 1906 in Clay Cross.
  • Frederick Mulliss was born about 1909 in Clay Cross.
  • Sarah Mulliss - details yet unknown
The family appear to have lived in Derbyshire, England from at least 1898.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

52 Ancestors: Week 38: Edward Law, Tipton (c1824-?)

Edward Law was born about 1824 in Tipton, Staffordshire, England.  By 1861 he was still living there.  He married Ann (maiden name not yet known).  They had the following known children:
  • John Law was born about 1846 in Tipton, Staffordshire, England. He married Eliza Southall on 26 April 1869 in All Saints, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England.
  • William Law was born about 1849 in Tipton, Staffordshire, England.
  • Mary Law was born about 1851 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.
  • Ann Law was born about 1852 in Tipton, Staffordshire, England.
  • Thomas Law was born about 1855 in Tipton, Staffordshire, England.
  • Elizabeth Law was born about 1860 in Tipton, Staffordshire, England. She married William Steventon Aston in April 1884 in Staffordshire, England. 

Thursday, 18 September 2014

52 Ancestors: Week 37: Mr. H. Tracey James and the Scottish Nation 1905

I had been searching Find My Past newspapers for ancestors when I came across one mentioning Mr. H. Tracey James but even though it doesn't give much information about him I thought I would include it given the timely interest in Scottish independence.  I believe Mr. H. Tracey James is Horace Tracey Barnes James born September quarter 1882, the son of Alfred Ernest James and Charlotte Marian Barnes.

Tamworth Herald - 21 October 1905


A large number of the members of the Birmingham and Midland Scottish Society gathered at the Grand Hotel, Colmore Row last Friday night, on the occasion of the inaugural meeting of the session. A feature of the gathering was that on this occasion for the first time in the history of the society, a number of ladies were admitted to the membership.  An excellent programme of vocal and instrumental music was enjoyed, the artistes being Miss Elsie Cornish, Miss Eva Dickinson, Mr. Ripley Evans, Mr. H Bannister, Mr. H. Tracey James, Mr. J. A. Beard, and Mr. Alfred Gregory's band.

In delivering his presidential address Professor Muirhead remarked that such a society did not stand merely for the promotion of social enjoyment, important as they all held that to be. They stood also for an ideal – the ideal of nationality. It was an ideal which in these days was somewhat under a cloud. They were told that the days of nationalities had passed, and there was something else taking their place – a thing called Imperialism. He confessed he was as good an Imperialist, or as he should prefer to call it, as good a Greater Briton, as anyone; but his idea of an Empire was one that should aim at preserving and not at destroying nations and national traditions and languages – (hear, hear). Therefore, they should keep to their national ideals, and keep alive the national feeling, if they could, in order to supplement the deficiencies of the ideal of any one people or nation; and because that society stood for a definite national ideal he thought they all owed it allegiance. The very vitality of the Scottish nation was a conspicuous refutation of the modern theories of what the world was moving to. He valued the Scottish ideal, the chief factors of which were a certain simplicity of life, individual frugality, a directness of speech, and mental outlook on things, and a certain loyalty to kindred, friends, institutions, and traditions. These were national assets, and so long as civilisation was civilisation, such an ideal of life as they cherished would have its value – (applause).

At another period of the evening the company bade “goodbye” to the hon. Treasurer, Mr. Harkness, who is leaving this country to take up position in Egypt.