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WILLIAM REYNOLDS DOB 1821 APPROX

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Sylvia

Sylvia Report 11 Feb 2013 22:22

I am finding it difficult to trace the above relative. Her married Mary in 1842 approx but I am looking for William's parents.

William was born in Bethanl Green, London. His occupation was a blacksmith.

Catherine

Catherine Report 11 Feb 2013 22:24

Is this him?

1861 England Census about William Reynolds
Name: William Reynolds
Age: 41
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1820
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Mary Reynolds
Gender: Male
Where born: Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England
Civil parish: Bethnal Green
Ecclesiastical parish: St Philip
County/Island: Middlesex
Country: England
Street Address: 29 Nelson Street

Occupation: Blacksmith

Registration district: Bethnal Green
Sub-registration district: Town
ED, institution, or vessel: 16
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 175
Piece: 263
Folio: 80
Page Number: 27
Household Members:
Name Age
William Reynolds 41
Mary Reynolds 40 born: Bethnal Green, Middlesex
William Reynolds 20
Henry Reynolds 18
Nancy Reynolds 13
Louisa Reynolds 6
Eliza Reynolds 4


His marriage cert. should give you his father's name, do you have the cert.?

What was Mary's maiden name?

Sylvia

Sylvia Report 11 Feb 2013 22:36

Thank you, His children were William 1842 and Henry 1844, also John a fishmonger, who married Emma Dent, and Ann, so not sure if this is the right one. I found my info on the 1861 census I believe.
Is there another as I cannot find his birth in the records.

Catherine

Catherine Report 11 Feb 2013 22:36

Are you sure about your dates please?

Could this not be him?

London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 about William Reynolds
Name: William Reynolds
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1822
Age: 26
Occupation: Smith
Spouse Name: Mary Ann Sanders
Spouse Age: 27
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 24 Jan 1848
Parish: Bethnal Green St Philip
Borough: Tower Hamlets
Father Name: John Reynolds
Occupation:- Mariner
Spouse Father Name: Henry Sanders
Occupation:- (looks like) Horse Hair Manufacturer
Register Type: Parish Register

Address:- 7 Nelson Street

Sylvia

Sylvia Report 11 Feb 2013 22:39

I believe she was Mary McCarthy. I do not have William's birth certificate.

Catherine

Catherine Report 11 Feb 2013 22:41

1871 England Census about William Reynolds
Name: William Reynolds
Age: 50
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1821
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Mary Reynolds
Gender: Male
Where born: Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England
Civil parish: St Matthew Bethnal Green
Ecclesiastical parish: St Phillip
County/Island: London
Country: England
Registration district: Bethnal Green
Sub-registration district: Bethnal Town
ED, institution, or vessel: 18
Household schedule number: 174
Piece: 501
Folio: 62
Page Number: 28
Household Members:
Name Age
William Reynolds 50 - Blacksmith
Mary Reynolds 50 - Needlewoman
Lousia Reynolds 16

Living:- 29 Nelson street

What you need is the birth certificate of one of the children to see mother's maiden name. This will help find other records, or confirm if the marriage is correct.

Vera

Vera Report 11 Feb 2013 22:45

???????
William Charles Reynolds
Record Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 16 Feb 1823
Father's Name: William Reynolds ......weaver
Mother's Name: Mary Reynolds
Parish or Poor Law Union: Bethnal Green St Matthew
Borough: Tower Hamlets
Register Type: Parish Registers



Regards Vera

Sylvia

Sylvia Report 11 Feb 2013 22:48

I shall have to look through my records and see if I have made a mistake somewhere. On the 1851 census William lived at 7 Nelson Street, I shall have a look for it and check. Of course he may have changed his occupation in the 1861 census.

Thank you for your help.

Catherine

Catherine Report 11 Feb 2013 22:57

This would be the marriage in 1842:-

Marriages Mar 1842 (>99%)
ASHKITEL Harriot Shoreditch 2 305
ATKINS Elizabeth Shoreditch 2 305
Bilton Hannah Shoreditch 2 305
CRAPP William Shoreditch 2 305
xxxx McCarthy Mary Shoreditch 2 305
RELLIHAN Dennis Shoreditch 2 305
xxxx REYNOLDS William Shoreditch 2 305
RYLE Thomas Reason Shoreditch 2 305

.............how do you know that this is the correct one?

Catherine

Catherine Report 11 Feb 2013 23:00

Sylvia,
If you know that William was living at 7 Nelson Street in 1851 census, then the marriage I found must be the correct one as he gives the same address on the wedding certificate and he also gives his occupation as Smith.

To confirm you really need the birth certificate of one of the children to find out for sure mother's maiden name.

safc

safc Report 12 Feb 2013 20:44

wrong marriage

groom's name: Dennis Rellihan
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace:
groom's age:
bride's name: Mary Mc Carthy
bride's birth date:
bride's birthplace:
bride's age:
marriage date: 06 Feb 1842
marriage place: Saint John The Baptist ,Shoreditch,London,England
groom's father's name:
groom's mother's name:
bride's father's name:
bride's mother's name:
groom's race:
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race:
bride's marital status:
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: M04037-1
system origin: England-ODM
source film number: 589947, 589948, 589949, 590841, 590842, 590843, 590844, 590845, 590846
reference number:

Reggie

Reggie Report 12 Feb 2013 22:42

Sylvia

There were no such things as birth certificates in 1821.

Find the man's marriage record, and buy the cert for info about his father........assuming he knew him

EDIT

It would appear that Catherine gave you the marriage details.

Reggie

Reggie Report 12 Feb 2013 22:52

According to 1861 census, William jnr was born c1841 and Henry c1843

They wouldn't be the first couple to marry after their children were born.

William was said to be a bachelor when he married, so the boys can't realistically be attributed to an earlier wife

Unless, of course, he had been married, and had left his wife...............

That's quite a gap between Henry and Nancy.........