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George Ross, married Wolverhampton, b Derbyshire

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Monica Report 12 Nov 2012 16:32

George Ross is my 4 times great grandfather, he married Sarah Bickley on April 12 1818 in St Peter's Church, Wolverhampton, they has 12 children, Mary 1818, Joseph 1820, Thomas 1822, Lucy 1825, Enoch 1827, Cecily 1828, Helen 1830, George 1836, Ellen 1838, Sarah 1841, Adam 1843, and Selina 1847. The family lived in Bloxwich and Blakenall Heath for many years and some of them still do. Joseph is my 3 times great grandfather. He died in January 1884 in Bloxwich. I have a significant amount of information about George's children, and Joseph's family, and descendants that I will share if anyone needs it. George Ross is a black hole, I have him on Censuses from 1841 to 1881, born approx 1798 and on each his birthplace is listed as Chesterfield, mostly in Derbyshire, but on one it’s Yorkshire, which I think is incorrect, not sure if there is a Chesterfield in Yorkshire. I am in Canada! The marriage lists witnesses as Sarah's brother William, the other witness must have been someone connected to the church as he appears as witness on many marriages. I have looked for George's birth everywhere and anywhere that seems to make sense and I can find a few George Rosses, but none that are born in Derbyshire. If anyone is able to research this for me, has any information or can suggest what my next steps should be it would be terrific.


Thelma Report 12 Nov 2012 17:00

If no one can help,ask Derek.He is the very best at Derbyshire records.


Cynthia Report 13 Nov 2012 15:56

Hello Monica and welcome to the boards.

To see if you have any connections on this site, click on Search above and then on Search all Trees. Enter the names you are researching and that will show you if anyone on here has them in their tree. You can contact the tree owner for further information. Cx


Reggie Report 13 Nov 2012 16:01

According to 1851, George didn't know where he was born

1851 England Census

Name: George Ross
Age: 53
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1798
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Sarah Ross
Gender: M (Male)
Where born: N K
Civil parish: Walsall Foreign
Ecclesiastical parish: Bloxwich
County/Island: Staffordshire
Country: England

Registration district: Walsall
Sub-registration district: Darlaston
ED, institution, or vessel: 2b
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 145
Piece: 2022
Folio: 428
Page Number: 40
Household Members:
Name Age
George Ross 53
Sarah Ross 50
Ellen Ross 13
Sarah Ross 8
Adam Ross 7
Selena Ross 4
George Ross 18
James Green 20
James Horter 34
Mary Horter 30
Charles Horter 2


Monica Report 13 Nov 2012 16:59

Thanks I always thought the comment was NR-not recorded, as he seems to know on the following censuses, or the person giving the info didn't know, or it was unreadable on the original form.
I have contacted other members with Ross trees the consensus seems to be he was from Derbyshire. I may have had contact with Derek through Curious Fox, or perhaps there are 2 Dereks with Derbyshire expertise. I have contacted the Wolverhampton archives regarding getting a copy of the parish record for the 1818 marriage, they say they have the record so waiting for a reply. Is the record likely to have information on fathers name or birthplace?


Monica Report 14 Nov 2012 13:37

What is on pre civic registration or parish records? Does it vary with the parish or the priest of minister involved or was there some standard for recording information, does anyone know? Thanks in advance, Monica


Chris Report 14 Nov 2012 16:55

Marriage details from freereg


Monica Report 14 Nov 2012 17:02

Thanks Chris, I was looking for information about records before required civic registration. that is pre 1837, for an 1818 marriage.


Monica Report 14 Nov 2012 17:03

Sorry replied too fast thanks, didn't notice the Freereg in the web address, I should have thought of that.


Reggie Report 14 Nov 2012 17:05

Date of marriage

Names of couple......possibly ages..........whether 'of the parish' or not.

Names of Witnesses.

Name of officiating minister


AnnCardiff Report 14 Nov 2012 17:09

Sarah Bickley
England, Marriages, 1538–1973
marriage: 12 Apr 1818 St. Peter'S,? Wolverhampton,? Stafford,? England
spouse: George Ross

groom's name: George Ross
bride's name: Sarah Bickley
marriage date: 12 Apr 1818
marriage place: St. Peter'S, Wolverhampton, Stafford, England
groom's marital status: Single
bride's marital status: Single
indexing project (batch) number: M01668-2
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 1040899


AnnCardiff Report 14 Nov 2012 17:11

Geo Ross
England and Wales Census, 1861
birth: 1798 Chesterfield,? Derbyshire
census: 1861 Walsall,? Walsall,? Staffordshire,? England

name: Geo Ross
event: Census
event date: 1861
gender: Male
age: 63
relationship to head of household: Head
birthplace: Chesterfield, Derbyshire
record type: Household
registration district: Walsall
sub-district: 2 Bloxwich
ecclesiastical parish: Bloxwich
civil parish: Walsall
county: Staffordshire


Monica Report 12 Jun 2013 17:19

About the NR, NK or apparently it is supposed to be NB found on early censuses, it means Not Born in this county.