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MarysRoots Report 12 Apr 2013 22:15


I've found myself in a bit of a quandary !!!
My 2*G grandfather Joseph Millington 1829 - 1901 (Boiler maker) married Amelia Fereday 1832 - 1898 their son
My Great Grandfather William Millington b1855 d1943 married to Elizabeth Pickrell b1856 d 1922
Now this is where I'm having a problem I received William's birth certificate today and all info is what I have except it as mother as Mary Fereday?? on all the census I have found it's Amelia on the marriage I found also Amelia I have searched and did find a Mary Ann Fereday but she died in 1851
All born in Staffordshire

Any help please

Thank you



MarieCeleste Report 12 Apr 2013 22:18

Hello Mary, does the father's name and occupation match - or is there none listed?


MarysRoots Report 12 Apr 2013 22:20

Hello MarieCeleste

Yes it as him as Joseph boilermaker (journeyman)



patchem Report 12 Apr 2013 22:26

Presumably this marriage;

NameJoseph Millington
Birth Date1830
Spouse's NameAmelia Fereday
Spouse's Birth Date1832
Spouse's Age19
Event Date1851
Event PlaceSedgley, Stafford, England
Father's NameWilliam Millington
Spouse's Father's NameBenjamin Fereday
Indexing Project (Batch) NumberM13532-2


MarysRoots Report 12 Apr 2013 22:28

hello patchem

Yes that's correct marriage



MarieCeleste Report 12 Apr 2013 22:28

I wonder if it might have been something to do with pronunciation? I know written down the names look nothing like each other. When you think about how some people don't pronounce Ls properly the name could be spoken as Ameeya (I have a friend Amelia and have heard it said in a variety of ways). It's not as far fetched as it may seem.

If the person registering the birth wasn't literate they wouldn't know what had been written.


patchem Report 12 Apr 2013 22:30

Her birth (just to see if there was a sister or Amelia had Mary as a second name)
Amelia Fereday
Gender: Female
Christening Date: 04 Mar 1832
Christening Place: St. Martin's, Tipton, Stafford, England
Father's Name: Benjamin Fereday
Mother's Name: Phebe
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C39464-3
System Origin: England-EASy
GS Film number: 1526134
Reference ID: P94 CN 839


MarysRoots Report 12 Apr 2013 22:36

She signed with a X so she didn't write it herself
and I have not found a second name for her and I do not have her having a sister Mary ??




MarysRoots Report 13 Apr 2013 18:08