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Sindenia Haslam

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Sharon

Sharon Report 21 Apr 2013 10:40

Does anybody have any information on this person (also referred to as Sindima Haslam in the 1851 Census)? She is my great great great grandmother born 1806 and was married to a Richard Gregory (living in Gloucestershire). Her mother was Mary Haslam born 1794. Really keen to find out the reason for her unusual name - was she non- British and if so, where from. I understand that Haslam is an Anglo-Saxon name so it would be her father (whom I have no information on) that might cast some light on this.

Many thanks, Sharon

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 21 Apr 2013 10:44

Welcome to the boards Sharon. Have you checked for a baptism on Familysearch?

https://familysearch.org/search

EDIT I see the problem - no father mentioned!

I am putting the following for reference as to her birthplace:

1851 England Census about Sindima Gregory
Name: Sindima Gregory
Age: 45
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1806
Relation: Wife
Spouse's Name: Richard Gregory
Gender: F (Female)
Where born: Leckhampton, Gloucestershire, England

Jan

Reggie

Reggie Report 21 Apr 2013 10:48

Was she really born when her mother was 12?

Syndonia, and its variants, was not as uncommon as you might think

There are 65 in 1851 census alone

If her father wasn't known, her surname came exclusively from her mother

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 21 Apr 2013 10:51

Just in passing, there are a few Sindenia's around on BMD's, with that exact spelling, and no doubt there are some variations too.. Never heard it before but it's not unique it seems.
Jan

Reggie

Reggie Report 21 Apr 2013 10:51

Her birthplace is clearly shown in 1851...............

1851 census

Person: GREGORY, Richard Address: 2, Naunton Crescent, Cheltenham

GREGORY, Richard Head Married M 51 1800 Bailiff
Shurdington, Gloucestershire VIEW
GREGORY, Sindenia Wife Married F 45 1806
Leckhampton, Gloucestershire VIEW
GREGORY, John Son Unmarried M 33 1818 Gardener
Shurdington, Gloucestershire VIEW
GREGORY, Thomas Son Unmarried M 20 1831 Baker
Shurdington, Gloucestershire VIEW
GREGORY, Thomas Daughter Unmarried F 16 1835
Shurdington, Gloucestershire VIEW
GREGORY, Charles Son Unmarried M 15 1836 Errand Boy
Shurdington, Gloucestershire VIEW
GREGORY, George Son M 10 1841 Scholar
Shurdington, Gloucestershire VIEW
GREGORY, Elizabeth Daughter F 7 1844 Scholar
Cheltenhm, Gloucestershire VIEW
GREGORY, Richard Son M 0 (5 MOS) 1851
Cheltenhm, Gloucestershire VIEW

I would imagine that John (1818) was from a previous marriage of the father

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 21 Apr 2013 10:52

Name: Mary Haslam Family Tree
Gender: Female
Christening Date: Mar 1794
Christening Place: LECKHAMPTON,GLOUCESTER,ENGLAND
Father's Name: Wm. Haslam
Mother's Name: Mary
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C02983-1
System Origin: England-ODM
GS Film number: 425453

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 21 Apr 2013 10:57

James Pilkington1732-Deceased
Katherine Walkden1741-Deceased

William Haslam1770-Deceased
Mary Haslam1771-Deceased

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 21 Apr 2013 10:58

Name: Sindeniah Haslam Family Tree
Gender: Female
Christening Date: 04 May 1806
Christening Place: LECKHAMPTON,GLOUCESTER,ENGLAND
Mother's Name: Mary Haslam
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C02983-1
System Origin: England-ODM
GS Film number: 425453

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 21 Apr 2013 11:00

This looks like her death:-


Name: GREGORY, Sindinia
Registration district: Cheltenham
County: Gloucestershire
Year of registration: 1856
Quarter of registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Volume no: 6A
Page no: 228

I would think that the name was once a surname of someone in an earlier generation and she was given it because of that.

I can't find anything for her on the IGI.

Kath. x

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 21 Apr 2013 11:00

Name: Abi Haslam Family Tree
Gender: Female
Christening Date: 14 May 1809
Christening Place: LECKHAMPTON,GLOUCESTER,ENGLAND
Mother's Name: Mary Haslam
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C02983-1
System Origin: England-ODM
GS Film number: 425453

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 21 Apr 2013 11:01

Name: Eliza Maria Heslam Family Tree
Gender: Female
Christening Date: 22 Apr 1804
Christening Place: LECKHAMPTON,GLOUCESTER,ENGLAND
Mother's Name: Mary Heslam
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C02983-1
System Origin: England-ODM
GS Film number: 425453

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 21 Apr 2013 11:03


This interesting surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and has two possible sources. The first being from a topographical name for someone who lived by a group of hazel trees. The derivation is from the Old English pre 7th century word "hoeslum", meaning hazel trees. The second source is locational from a place called Haslam in the county of Lancashire. The derivation is from "hoeslum", as before. Locational surnames were developed when former inhabitants of a place moved to another area, usually to seek work, and were best identified by the name of their birthplace. Spelling being at best erratic, and local dialects very thick, often, as with this surname, lead top the development of "sounds like" spellings. In this case the surname development since the Middle Ages includes Hugh de Hesellym of Lancashire in 1246, and Benjamin Aslin of Suffolk in 1674. The modern surname can be found in many forms including Haslam, Haslum, Jaslem, Haslen, Hesleham, Aslam, Aslum and Aslen and Aslin. Among the many recordings in Lancashire are the marriages of George Haslam and Dorothy Sharples on August 16th 1594, and that of Geffray Aslam and Jany Frost on July 24th 1613 at Bury. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Hugh de Haslum. This was dated 1246, in the Assize Rolls of Lancashire, during the reign of King Henry 111rd of England, 1216 - 1272. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was sometimes known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

Read more: http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Haslam#ixzz2R5gH4YJb

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 21 Apr 2013 11:51

Re name Sindonia, of which Sindenia is probably a variant:

http://www.languagehat.com/archives/001401.php

I have a Sindonia in my tree, also born in Gloucestershire, by coincidence.
As the link above says, and also others on this thread, it was a fairly common name in the 19th century.

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 21 Apr 2013 11:55

As Mary Haslam (1794)'s mother was also Mary (christening record posted above by AnnCardiff) I would think she's Sindenia's older sister, and not her mother.

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 22 Apr 2013 13:57

New poster - friendly message on how to return to thread(s) sent. :-)

Reggie

Reggie Report 22 Apr 2013 16:09

One variant of the name in my tree is Syndonia, born Glos in 1852. Strangely, her daughter was Emily Sindonia