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Ann Johnson

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Peter Report 8 Mar 2013 21:32

Hi there I am looking for the wife in the following census. I am specifically looking for her baptism but nothing has turned up on the IGI. Any other ideas?

1891 census

Address: Newby Wiske, Newby Wiske

MCVAY, John Head Married M 62 1829 Shoemaker And Grocer
North Otterington, Yorkshire VIEW
MCVAY, Ann Wife Married F 62 1829
Thornton Steward, Yorkshire VIEW
MCVAY, Mary Daughter Single F 32 1859 Domestic Help
South Otterington, Yorkshire VIEW
RUSSELL, Miles Lodger Single M 30 1861 N E R Signalman
Langton upon Swale, Yorkshire VIEW
BROWN, Alfred J Lodger Single M 22 1869 Schoolmaster
Blackpool, Lancashire

This seems to be the marriage of the McVay couple:

Surname First name(s) District Vol Page

Marriages Dec 1852 (>99%)

Johnson Ann Thirsk 9d705 MCVAY John Thirsk 9d705

So I am looking for Ann Johnson, born in Thornton Steward, Yorkshire c. 1829.

Thank you again!



GlitterBaby Report 8 Mar 2013 21:41

Have you found them on any earlier census to see what she gives as her place of birth


GlitterBaby Report 8 Mar 2013 21:43


Name: Ann Macvay
Age: 32
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1829
Relation: Wife
Spouse's Name: John Macvay
Gender: Female
Where born: Midleham, Yorkshire, England

Civil parish: South Otterington
Town: South Otterington
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage: View image

Registration district: Thirsk
Sub-registration district: Pickhill
ED, institution, or vessel: 4
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 68
Piece: 3633
Folio: 44
Page Number: 14
Household Members: Name Age
John Macvay 30
Ann Macvay 32
Jane Macvay 5
Mary Macvay 2
William Macvay 2
John Hornby 17

1871 and 1881 and 1901 gives Middleham


Peter Report 8 Mar 2013 21:46

Thank you Glitterbaby - I'll try there!

Thank you.


Peter Report 8 Mar 2013 21:58

Hmmm still no sign there also.

Basically I SUSPECT her father may be Thomas Johnson born 1793 in Crakehall, Bedale, Yorkshire.

Can I ask for a look up on the census for him (assuming he hasn't died before then)?

Thank you,


Mike *

Mike * Report 8 Mar 2013 22:08

Is this linked to the other thread on Catherine Johnson of Crakehall?


Reggie Report 8 Mar 2013 22:24

To find out Ann's father's details, buy her marriage cert

How did you work back to this couple?


Peter Report 9 Mar 2013 03:46

Hi Mike it is POSSIBLY linked to Catherine Johnson but NOT confirmed.

And thank Reggie - just trying to it the cheaper way!



Reggie Report 9 Mar 2013 11:12

If you tell us how you worked back to these people, it may be easier to help you to find the details you seek