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rootgatherer Report 4 Dec 2011 11:23

Chrissiex, here is that 1871 census for Jane S. Sheffield.

Name: Jane S Sheffield
Age: 7
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1864
Relation: Daughter
Father's Name: Joseph Sheffield
Mother's Name: Jane Sheffield
Gender: Female
Where born: Walworth, Surrey, England
Civil parish: Bermondsey
Ecclesiastical parish: St Anne
County/Island: Surrey
Country: England
Registration district: St Olave Southwark
Sub-registration district: St James Bermondsey
ED, institution, or vessel: 27b
Household schedule number: 248
Piece: 639
Folio: 89
Page Number: 11
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Sheffield 33
Jane Sheffield 30
Joseph Sheffield 11
Henry G Sheffield 9
Jane S Sheffield 7
Alice E Sheffield 5
Emma G Sheffield 3
Robert D Sheffield 1


rootgatherer Report 4 Dec 2011 12:31

Not intending to confuse the issue further but I was drawn to this man.


Name: H.T. Micklewright
Age: 22
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1859
Relation: Son in Law
Spouse's Name: Jemima Micklewright
Gender: Male
Where born: Halifax N I, Canada

Civil parish: Paddington
County/Island: London
Country: England

Street Address: 21 Salem Gardens
Condition as to marriage: Married

Employment status: View image
Occupation: Brass Finisher & Gas Fitter

Registration district: Kensington
Sub-registration district: St John Paddington
ED, institution, or vessel: 27b
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 21
Folio: 77
Page Number: 8
Household Members: Name Age
Lucy Palin 44
Eliza Palin 27
Rosa Palin 21
Jane Palin 19
William Palin 16
H.T. Micklewright 22
Jemima Micklewright 22

In 1891 he is back living with his parents and states that he is single.

His wife Jemima remarries in 1903 as a widow.

Now although on the census his occupation doesn't fit as he is not an Engineer. By the time his son from that marriage is baptised he is an Engineer!

Name: Thomas Harry William Micklewright
Record Type: Baptism
Estimated Birth Date: abt 1885
Baptism Date: 2 Aug 1885
Father's Name: Harry Thomas Micklewright
Mother's Name: Jemima Micklewright
Parish or Poor Law Union: West Kensington St Matthew
Borough: Hammersmith and Fulham
Register Type: Parish Registers

Name: Thomas H W Micklewright
Birth Date: abt 1884
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1964
Age at Death: 80
Registration district: Islington
Inferred County: Greater London
Volume: 5c
Page: 819

When the above man marries he gives his father as Thomas Harry Micklewright, a Mechanic. It doesn't say that he is deceased.

Name: Thomas Harry William Micklewright
Age: 24
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1885
Spouse Name: Lily Bowsher
Spouse Age: 26
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 12 Apr 1909
Parish: Kensington St Barnabas
Borough: Kensington and Chelsea
Father Name: Thomas Harry Micklewright
Spouse Father Name: Richard Bowsher
Register Type: Parish Register


rootgatherer Report 4 Dec 2011 12:46

Henry born in Canada in 1859, his parents are Thomas, a Retired Army man born in Ireland and Mary J. born in Canada. So they probably married in Canada. I was just wondering if her maiden could have been Carash?

Another couple of children for Harry and Jemima

Name: Maude Margarite Micklewright
Record Type: Baptism
Estimated Birth Date: abt 1888
Baptism Date: 4 Oct 1888
Father's Name: Harry Thomas Micklewright
Mother's Name: Jemima Micklewright
Parish or Poor Law Union: Paddington St Mary Magdalene
Borough: Westminster
Register Type: Parish Registers

Name: Annie Rosina Micklewright
Record Type: Baptism
Estimated Birth Date: abt 1887
Baptism Date: 8 May 1887
Father's Name: Harry Thomas Micklewright
Mother's Name: Jemima Micklewright
Parish or Poor Law Union: West Kensington St Matthew
Borough: Hammersmith and Fulham
Register Type: Parish Registers

I can't see a baptism for this chappie and I wonder if this is our Cedric Carash?

Births Jun 1892 Micklewright Thomas Joseph Wandsworth 1d 674


rootgatherer Report 4 Dec 2011 13:00

In 1901 Annie and Maud are in a Girls Industrial School.

Name: Annie Micklewright
Age: 14
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1887
Relation: Inmate
Gender: Female
Where born: London, Middlesex, England

Civil parish: Lichfield St Michael
Ecclesiastical parish: Lichfield St Michael
Town: Lichfield
County/Island: Staffordshire
Country: England

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:


Employment status: View image

Registration district: Lichfield
Sub-registration district: Lichfield
ED, institution, or vessel: 8
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 98
Piece: 2654
Folio: 112
Page Number: 15


MaureeninNY Report 4 Dec 2011 13:52

I don't know about anyone else,but I'm giving the above research a firm BING!!! (we'll save the "O" for now.)

Rootgatherer-that really does look like a terrific possibility!!! Well done!!!!!!!!!!



MaureeninNY Report 4 Dec 2011 14:29


From the new Family Search site:

Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959
name: George A. Mecklewright
gender: Male

birth date: 13 Aug 1867
birthplace: Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia

father's name: Thomas Mecklewright

mother's name: Mary J. Carrash

indexing project (batch) number: C39623-1
system origin: Canada-VR
source film number: 1298668
reference number: p 131 cn 1210

Maureen :-D :-D :-D :-D


MaureeninNY Report 4 Dec 2011 14:51

Just so that we can see (and I'm sorry that my cut and paste job always goes a little off):

1891 census transcription details for: 60, Saltoun Road, Lambeth, Brixton
RG number: RG12 Piece: 414 Folio: 18 Page: 28

Reg. District: Lambeth Sub District: Brixton

MICKLEWRIGHT, Thomas Head Married M 71 1820 Retired Army Officer
Ireland Charlemore
MICKLEWRIGHT, Mary J Wife Married F 56 1835
>>>>MICKLEWRIGHT, Harry T Son Single M 32 1859 Brass Finisher
MICKLEWRIGHT, Fred W Son Single M 26 1865 Compositor
>>>MICKLEWRIGHT, George A Son Single M 23 1868 Clerk
MICKLEWRIGHT, Charles N Son Single M 20 1871 Clerk
CLAVEY, Ernest E Son In Law Married M 23 1868 Clerk
CLAVEY, Annie M Daughter Married F 24 1867
CLAVEY, Gladys M M Granddaughter Single F 1 1890
(I'm not certain of the correct spelling for those Clavey people,but it's the last thing on my mind at this point.).



Lucy Report 4 Dec 2011 16:05

can i ahve recap of all this information how this is related to me and whos who please alot of information?



chrissiex Report 4 Dec 2011 16:50

omg rootgatherer how perfectly excellent :-D

Lucy maybe you can just try to read things through in order and follow along :-)

the surname Micklewright was on the baptism record of one of Emma Georgina Sheffield/Carash's children, it said 'Micklewright Carash' for father

also ... she had children who were born as Micklewright and died very young as Carash

I was one who thought his surname was really Micklewright and there was fudging going on because the parents were not married

the Mr Micklewright that rootgather has found fits that profile perfectly

... he was married to someone else so he had children with Emma Georgina but was not married to her

... on his Canadian baptism record his brother George's name shows ( at least as it is transcribed at familysearch ) as MECKLEWRIGHT with mother CARRASH

it seems certain Henry is the father of Emma Georgina Sheffield's children

this is the site where you can see some historical births marriages and deaths in Nova Scotia ... it has

Micklewright, Frederick William Halifax, Halifax County 1864
Micklewright, George A. Halifax, Halifax County 1867

you can view the actual birth registrations there

the birth registrations at that site only go from 1864 to 1877 so Harry's birth is not covered in that range

the record for Frederick is an application for late registration made by his wife Elizabeth Micklewright in 1939 in New Jersey United States ... it says his date of birth was 11 July 1864 and it gave a leaf from the family bible of Thomas Micklewright showing the birth of Frederick William Micklewright as the fourth child of Thomas and Mary Jane Micklewright ... and it gives the mother's name as Mary Jane CURASH

( you saw ... the baptism record from familysearch gives it as CARRASH )

Frederick Micklewright born 11 July 1863 died in Halifax Nova Scotia in 1958 at age 94

Frederick Micklewright is the brother of George Micklewright

Henry Micklewright brother of George and Frederick is the father of Ruby Carash

Brother Frederick returned to Canada or perhaps to the United States since that is where his wife was when she applied to register his birth in Nova Scotia in 1939 ... probably because he needed to prove his age in order to get a pension
( 1864 + 75 = 1939 )

MICKLEWRIGHT 1863 M 1906 Liverpool Canada Montreal ?

there is one Micklewright listing in Nova Scotia in the telephone directory at present ... and 11 others in Canada

... but family could be in the US ...

after a while ... when you have all this sorted out :-) ... you might want to get in touch with them because it seems that HARRY MICKLEWRIGHT is your ancestor

I would guess that he used his mother's name Carash since he was involved with a woman who was not his wife

edit and by the way I absolutely think Thomas Joseph Micklewright 1892 is Cedric Carash

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 4 Dec 2011 16:56

What clever girls they are.........................

I am still watching Lucy.


Lucy Report 4 Dec 2011 17:04

This is very confusing there is a alot of information could i have a recap on this


chrissiex Report 4 Dec 2011 17:07

Lucy did you -read- my post above ????

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 4 Dec 2011 17:15

London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921
about James Pain
Name: James Pain
[Jane Pain]
Spouse Name: Joseph Sheffield
Spouse Age: Full Age
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 23 Aug 1858
Parish: Southwark St Saviour
Borough: Southwark
Father Name: Robert Pain Cordwainer
Spouse Father Name: Joseph Sheffield Toll Collector
Register Type: Parish Register

Addresses both Union St

Bach and Spin.

Witnesses James Lowman ( A cousin I think)

Sophia Elizabeth Sheffield

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 4 Dec 2011 17:20

Joseph Sheffield's parents marriage

London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921
about Joseph Sheffield
Name: Joseph Sheffield
Spouse Name: Sophia Elizabeth Lowman ***********
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 30 May 1837
Parish: Haggerston St Mary
Borough: Hackney
Register Type: Parish Register

No parents on this marriage but witnesses were John Thorne and John Johnson.


rootgatherer Report 4 Dec 2011 17:23

Big big thanks to MaurennNY for finding Henry Thomas's mother's maiden surname. I just had a gut feeling that he may have used his morther's maiden surname for his pretend marriage to Emma. I had a great uncle who did the same thing!

Only 2 Micklewrights born Nova Scotia on the 1911


I can't see Jemima Micklewright or Henry Thomas micklewright in the 1901 census. Nor can I find Emma Sheffield / Carash in 1901.

I can't see a death for Henry Thomas Micklewright or Carash born c1859. Can anyone else please? Or can some check to see if he hopped back to Canada?

To summerise

Edie Forder (Lucy's Grandmother) - parents Forder & Ruby Gordon
Ruby Gordon Lucy's Great Grandmother) - parents Ruby Carash, father Gordon
Ruby Carash (Lucy's Great great grandmother)- parents Emma Georgina Sheffield (aka Carash) and Henry Thomas Micklewright (aka Carash)

So Lucy it looks like Emma Georgina Sheffield aka Carash aka Garner aka Caplin and Henry Thomas micklewright aka Carash are your Great great great grandparents.


chrissiex Report 4 Dec 2011 17:47

a member of genesreunited has in their tree

George Micklewright 1867 Nova Scotia

that is the brother of Henry/Harry whose birth record in Nova Scotia I posted above

someone else has

Fred Micklewright 1865 Canada

also the birth declaration I posted above

............ and ............ there four people who have ...............

Harry Micklewright 1859 Nova Scotia, Canada

these are people you want to talk to Lucy !!

they could be descendants of Harry's first marriage to Jemima

or of course they could just be other Mickewright descendants

edit ...... three of those four people also have

Thomas Micklewright 1884 Middlesex, England

in their tree ..... the son of Harry with wife Jemima

and two of them have

Annie Micklewright 1886 Middlesex London
Maud Micklewright 1888 Middlesex London

...... the daughters of Harry with wife Jemima


MaureeninNY Report 4 Dec 2011 18:10

The "emoticons" on here should really have one for people applauding.

Beautiful work on your part,rootgatherer!!!!



rootgatherer Report 4 Dec 2011 18:26

Thank you Maureen. I do think that it has all been great teamwork.

I have to say that it the last few minutes I think I may have found a reason for us being unable to find a Gordon / Carash marriage. I have copied what I have found but to avoid information overload for Lucy just now, I'll wait for the details from Ruby Gordon's birth certificate that Lucy has ordered. I do think that I have perhaps found an Aberdeenshire connection for Ruby's family - no great surprise really with a surname like Gordon.

I have mostly enjoyed working on this family although sometimes they have proved difficult to find. Still some loose ends though regarding Henry Thomas Micklewright. I am now thinking that he wasn't dead when Jemima remarried - he had just shot the craw and Jemima had him declared dead after their years of separation. As Emma never married him she was free to marry Mr. Garner anyway in 1906 although she stated that she was widowed.


chrissiex Report 4 Dec 2011 18:31

here are brother Frederick and his wife Elizabeth and children in the 1911 Canada census

Micklewright Frederick 45 Nova Scotia Halifax Halifax
Micklewright Elizabeth 41 Nova Scotia Halifax Halifax
Micklewright Eva 12 Nova Scotia Halifax Halifax
Micklewright Sydney 15 Nova Scotia Halifax Halifax

daughter Eva married in Nova Scotia ( from the NS genealogy site above )

McCurdy, William Harold
Micklewright, Eva May
Halifax County 1925

and when you search at google for Carash in Nova Scotia

'I`m Researching CARASH from Ship Harbor and James COGSWELL, husband of, Harriet (Atkins)....Early to middle 1800`s...' ... very old posting unfortunately, from someone in Texas

Halifax County, Nova Scotia
1827 Census
Ship Harbour
CARASH Joseph Fisherman Church of England Halifax Ship Harbour

by Robert Kim Stevens
The Bluenose Press
Washington, DC

... the family is referred to in the book at page 58

'My Great Aunt married a Frederick Micklewright. Her name was Elizabeth Eavis. I know she was living in Canada around about 1915 in Halifax Nova Scotia. Contact me if this opens up any research doors for you...we might even be distant cousins?'

the reply is

'Sorry for not replying sooner I have only just read your message, I have looked at some details I have in my tree.
I do have a Frederick Micklewright marrying an Elizabeth. He himself was born in Nova Scotia at the fort there as his father was military in 1865. I know he married Elizabeth who was born in Holloway London in 1869. If this is the same person I have located 2 children Sidney G Born 1896 in Brixton and Eva M 1899 in Northfleet Kent.

>>>> If this fits into your tree there may be a link, I have my tree all set out on Genes'

this is Kathleen one of the people whose trees I referred to above


chrissiex Report 4 Dec 2011 18:42

a little more on Cedric's family ( Cedric is Ruby Carash Garner's brother )

son Peter

Births Mar 1924
Carash Peter Kilminster Camberwell 1d 1208

Marriages Dec 1947
Carash Peter G Ritchings Swindon 7c 1303

Peter Garner Carash
born 1923
died 1998
city Devon
( I can't see details )

daughter Diana/Rita

Births Jun 1929
Carash Dianna R Kelminster Camberwell 1d 1011

Marriages Sep 1947
Carash Rita D Chipchase Swindon 7c 1487

Diana Rita Carash ( went back to birth name )
born 1929
died 2003
city Wiltshire

son Cedric

Births Mar 1921
Carash Cedric J Kilminster Lambeth 1d 778

Marriages Mar 1945
Carash Cedric J Hicks Swindon 5a 6

Cedric John Carash
born 1921
died 1992
city Wiltshire