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ancestors bit.ly/ 2jOC1H5 Does anyone have a connection to the family name of Clayton, linked to County Galway and, in particular, the town of Loughrea?
According to the 1881 and 1891 census, my great great grandfather John Clayton was born in Loughrea, Ireland, in around 1838.
Where do I start my search? Maddyco Sarah Ann Stephens formerly Jones bit.ly/ 2xV0LE1 Sarah Ann Jones was born on 3 February 1867 at Bradfield near Manchester.
Her family moved to Warrington. She married James Shirley Stephens in Warrington on 23 September 1889. A son, Frederick James, was born on 15 October 1890 at Percy Street, Warrington.
On the 1891 census, Sarah and James were in London with James’s parents and his siblings. There is no mention of Frederick, who was baptised at St Barnabas Church, Warrington, on 20 September 1893 with an address at Wellfield Street, Warrington.
This is the last trace so far of Sarah Ann Stephens. James Shirley Stephens, who was an actor, formed a new relationship with actress Lucie Victoria Cooper and a daughter, Agnes, was born to them on the 6 June 1897 in Barnsley.
Does anyone have any idea of what happened to Sarah? CliveStephens Hadleigh Loyal Volunteers c1810 bit.ly/ 2fDesfU Can anyone help me find my 5x great grandfather John Campion?
This painting ( right) is of him c1810 by the artist WS Lethbridge. John was in the Hadleigh Loyal Volunteers and his marriage record in 1795 says he was a Valet de Chambre.
The family story was that he worked for a duke. His marriage and son’s birth are registered in Essex, so I am wondering why he was part of a regiment in Hadleigh. Can anyone tell me anything about the Hadleigh Loyal Volunteers or, from his uniform, what rank John Campion was? I can’t imagine he was an ordinary soldier if he commissioned a painting like this.
John’s son was George Bryant Campion, a famous watercolourist. energizerdel Christopher Walker death bit.ly/ 2fcLX8c I’m looking for a death for Christopher Walker. Christopher was born on 31 October 1839 at Pitt House Lane, West Rainton, Durham and christened on 18 December 1839.
He was married on 24 November 1862 in Longbenton parish church, Northumberland, England.
Christopher Walker died somewhere in the US in 1879 – maybe Pennsylvania. Jonathan Walker Schooling for Vintners’ Company children bit.ly/ 2fCPMEe My ancestor was a member of the Worshipful Company of Vintners ( WCV) from 1790 to c1841 when he died. He lived in Stepney/ Hackney/ Mile End Old Town, London. He had three sons in the late 1790s; two progressed to being members of the WCV. Where might the boys have been educated, based on their father’s location? GELGreenland
What clues about John Campion, or the Hadleigh Loyal Volunteers, could this c1810 painting hold?