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Charles Littlewood - Marriage

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Valerie

Valerie Report 11 Jul 2013 00:11

Trying to find the correct wife of Charles Littlewood.
I have Elizabeth France (Betty) for his wife (Both of Honley) but also Ann and another Betty?
Charles & Elizabeth their wedding 13/3/1831 Almondbury Banns All Hallows
Charles born 16/8/1796 his parents John Littlewood and Sarah Potter
Elizabeth France Christening 17/10/1790 father Benjamin France.
If anyone can help please. Val.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 11 Jul 2013 00:38

Just for reference:

West Yorkshire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935

Name: Charles Littlewood
Marriage or Bann Date: 13 Mar 1831
Parish: Almondbury, All Hallows
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth France

The witnesses were Geo Littlewood and Samuel Noble

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 11 Jul 2013 00:40

Is this where the confusion has arisen?

West Yorkshire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935

Name: Charles Littlewood
Marriage or Bann Date: 24 Oct 1831
Parish: Almondbury, All Hallows
Spouse's Name: Ann Woodhead

Witnesses: George Lodge and Thos Heaton (the latter seems to be a professional witness).

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 11 Jul 2013 00:41

Hello Valerie, just so we can get the right perspective on this - how did you connect to Charles Littlewood?

Valerie

Valerie Report 11 Jul 2013 00:48

Charles Littlewood is my Great Great Great Uncle.

Val.

Valerie

Valerie Report 11 Jul 2013 01:02

The confusion arose with regard to Elizabeth France marr to Charles Littlewood later information refers to Elizabeth as Betty, but on another old marriage bann is a Betty to Charles in 1831 unfortunately the day/date is not very clear.
Much as I appreciate Betty=Elizabeth without maiden names/parents names it leads you down the wrong path. There is history of marriages between the Littlewood and France families.
Val.

jax

jax Report 11 Jul 2013 01:03

If Elizabeth was born in 1790 she would have been 41 for her first marriage?

jax

jax Report 11 Jul 2013 01:32

I would have thought this was her baptism



Elizabeth France, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"



Name: Elizabeth France
Gender: Female
Christening Date: 31 Mar 1804
Christening Place: Almondbury, York, England
Birth Date:
Birthplace:
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Samuel France
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name:
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I02050-3
System Origin: England-EASy
GS Film number: 20043
Reference ID: yr 1793-1806

Valerie

Valerie Report 11 Jul 2013 01:35

perhaps that's why I cannot find any children.
Also on the 1851 census it shows a Betty age 48 born 1803 & Charles age 54 born 1797 living at Moorbottom Honley. Both on 1871 Census.

jax

jax Report 11 Jul 2013 01:46

All the census's say she was born 1802/06


1841 England Census
about Betty Littlewood




Name:
Betty Littlewood
Age:
35
Estimated Birth Year:
abt 1806
Gender:
Female
Where born:
Yorkshire, England
Civil Parish:
Almondbury

Hundred:
Agbrigg (Upper Division)
County/Island:
Yorkshire
Country:
England
Registration District:
Huddersfield
Sub-registration District:
Honley
Name
Age
Charles Littlewood 40
Betty Littlewood 35

This one was probably rounded down

Valerie

Valerie Report 11 Jul 2013 01:50

Hi, Jax,
thanks for that I will work my way down this line. Val.