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Joan

Joan Report 28 Jan 2008 16:24

Dear Genes Reuniters,

I am at a loss at the moment in trying to find a family. Here's the family in1881.

1881 England Census
about Richard Mitcheson
Name: Richard Mitcheson
Age: 35
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1846
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Mary Ann
Gender: Male
Where born: Laithes, Cumberland, England

Civil Parish: Wetheral
County/Island: Cumberland
Country: England

Street address: Cote Hill
Condition as to marriage: Married
Education:

Employment status: Subscribe now to see this information.
Occupation: Platelayer (Railway)

Registration district: Carlisle
Sub-registration district: Wetheral
ED, institution, or vessel: 5
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Isaac Little 45
Mary Mitcheson 11
Mary Ann Mitcheson 43
Richard Mitcheson 35
Robert Mitcheson 14

Isaac Little is my great grandfather's oldest brother. He was born in 1835 In Wetheral, Cumberland England, son of Robert and Annie (Henderson) Little. I have been able to trace Isaac up to his death in 1900.

What I am trying to do is to confirm whether Mary Ann Mitcheson, wife of Richard Mitcheson is the sister to Isaac and my great grandfather, Thomas Little. According to the 1881 census, her place of birth and year is close to that of Mary Ann Little, who by the way was not living with her widowed mother Ann and other siblings in 1861.

My problem is I for the life of me can not find Richard and/or Mary anywhere--1891, 1901 census, a marriage record. It appears that they just vanished off the continent of England.

I was able to find several possible birth records for the children; Robert and Mary Mitcheson. Although the 1881 census stated the place of birth for Robert was Cotehill, Cumberland, the only birth records I could find for a Robert Mitcheson around 1867 were in Northumberland (I know this can happen, it happens a lot). On the actual census it states Mary's place of birth as Prudhoe, Northumberland--what district is that in?

I'm open to any suggestions or another pair of eyes on this...there might be just something I'm not seeing.

Thank you.

Joan

Reggie

Reggie Report 28 Jan 2008 16:30

How is Isaac described in 1881? What relation is he to the head of the household?

Reg

Reggie

Reggie Report 28 Jan 2008 16:35

OK..I've checked..

He is a Lodger, birthplace Stand End Cumberland

The marriage cert for Robert and Mary Ann will have her father's name and occupation...........cross-refer it with Isaac's father's details.

Do you know for certain that Isaac is Thomas's brother?

On second reading........do I take it that you don't know the maiden name of Mary Ann Mitcheson?

Reg

Joan

Joan Report 28 Jan 2008 16:37

HI Reggie,

As a lodger, farm laborer (the Little family were all farmers until Robert and Annie died. My great grandfather, Thomas, immigrated to the States and his younger siblings went to mostly to Northumberland (mining).

Isaac's sister Mary Ann was born in 1837 at Wetheral Pasture (Cotehill). She was residing with her parents in 1851. There was a possible record for her in 1861 as a domestic servant and then I lost the trail.

My thought was to at least rule this family out before I embark on a series of requests for certificates. It's possible that they may be there but the last name being spelled incorrectly--I've tried several different ways but not luck.

Joan

Joan Report 28 Jan 2008 16:41

Reggie,

I tried to find the marriage record for Richard and Mary A. Mitcheson but couldn't find one to confirm Mary's maiden name. Yes, Isaac is Thomas' brother--there were 10 known children in the Little family. I have been able to find most the children but Mary Ann and her younger sister Elizabeth (b. 1839 Cotehill Upper).

Reggie

Reggie Report 28 Jan 2008 16:43

1841...........

Name: Isaac Little
Age: 5
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1836
Gender: Male
Where born: Cumberland, England

Civil Parish: Wetheral
Hundred: Cumberland
County/Island: Cumberland
Country: England

Registration district: Carlisle
Sub-registration district: Wetheral
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Ann Little 30
Elizabeth Little 2
Isaac Little 5
Mary Little 4
Robert Little 25



1851.............

Name: Mary Ann Little
Age: 13
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1838
Relation: Daughter
Father's Name: Robert
Mother's Name: Ann
Gender: Female
Where born: Wetheral, Cumberland, England

Civil Parish: Petteril Crooks
County/Island: Cumberland
Country: England


Registration district: Penrith
Sub-registration district: Greystoke
ED, institution, or vessel: 2
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 52
Household Members: Name Age
Ann Little 40
David Little 7
Elizth Little 11
Margt Little 3
Mary Ann Little 13
Robert Little 35
Robert Little 5
Thomas Little 9
William Little 1


1861.............

Name: Isaac Little
Age: 25
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1836
Relation: Son
Mother's Name: Ann
Gender: Male
Where born: Wetheral, Cumberland, England

Civil Parish: Wetheral
County/Island: Cumberland
Country: England

Registration district: Carlisle
Sub-registration district: Wetheral
ED, institution, or vessel: 6
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 58
Household Members: Name Age
Ann Little 51
Isaac Little 25
John Little 8
Joseph Little 6
Margaret Little 12
Robert Little 14
William Little 10


Reg

Joan

Joan Report 28 Jan 2008 16:47

Reg,

Thank you, I have all that information (been researching this family for over 17 years). I'm trying to find information on the Mitcheson family to find out whether or not Mary Ann Mitchenson is Mary Ann Little.

This may be Mary, the daughter of Richard and Mary Mitcheson. Would you suggest that I try to follow that paper trail?

Joan

Reggie

Reggie Report 28 Jan 2008 16:48

Richard etc in 1871

Name: Richard Mitchinson
Age: 27
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Mary A
Gender: Male
Where born: Layther, Cumberland, England

Civil Parish: Wavertree
Ecclesiastical parish: Trinity
Town: Wavertree
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England

Street address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Disability: View Image

Registration district: West Derby
Sub-registration district: Wavertree
ED, institution, or vessel: 5
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 77
Household Members: Name Age
Mary Mitchinson 1
Mary A Mitchinson 31
Richard Mitchinson 27
Robert Mitchinson 4
James Surgeon 14 STEPSON

Reg

Joan

Joan Report 28 Jan 2008 16:48

Would help if I had pasted the census in.

1891 England Census
about Mary Mitcheson
Name: Mary Mitcheson
Age: 21
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1870
Relation: Servant
Gender: Female
Where born: Newcastle, Northumberland, England

Civil Parish: Heap
Ecclesiastical parish: St Mary
Town: Whittle
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England

Street address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Education:

Employment status: View Image

Registration district: Bury
Sub-registration district: Heywood
ED, institution, or vessel: 17
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Mary E Brearley 27
Cecil Walker Brennand 7
John Brennand 35
John Gimmens Brennand 2
Katherine M E Brennand 28
Kathleen Nora Brennand 5
Margaret Nadine Brennand 3
Violet Inez Brennand 8/12
Elizabeth Clubbe 28
Ellen Clubbe 26
Elizabeth Jones 29
Mary Mitcheson 21




Reggie

Reggie Report 28 Jan 2008 16:50

1861........James with mother and her family

Name: James Surgeon
Age: 3
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1858
Relation: Grandson
Gender: Male
Where born: Wetheral, Cumberland, England

Civil Parish: Wetheral
County/Island: Cumberland
Country: England


Registration district: Carlisle
Sub-registration district: Wetheral
ED, institution, or vessel: 6
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 7
Household Members: Name Age
James Surgeon 3
Mary Ann Surgeon 25
Nathan Surgeon 52
Nathan Surgeon 14
Robert Surgeon 24

Reg

Joan

Joan Report 28 Jan 2008 16:51

Reggie,

You're a Godsend...I tried that variant of the last name and it didn't come up in Ancestry. Thank you. I think Ancestry is having some problems because this has happened to me on numerous occasions in trying to look up information for others on this site.

Joan

Joan Report 28 Jan 2008 16:54

It appears that Mary was married before to Robert Surgeon. I'll go and look and see if I can find a marriage record for Robert Surgeon.

thank you again Reggie. For some reason, I would not have found that 1871 census record.

Reggie

Reggie Report 28 Jan 2008 16:55

Final proof...........

Richard Mitchinson 1869 Jan-Feb-Mar Carlisle Cumbria, Cumberland

Mary Ann Surgeon 1869 Jan-Feb-Mar Carlisle Cumbria, Cumberland

Reg

Joan

Joan Report 28 Jan 2008 16:56

This is very weird when I did a search for Robert Surgeon and Mary in Cumberland on BMD Index, this is the only record that came up.

Marriages Mar 1909 (>99%)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

HODGSON William John Carlisle 10b 788
RITCHIE Mary Little Carlisle 10b 788
SURGEON Robert Arthur Carlisle 10b 788
WARD Margaret Carlisle 10b 788

Reggie

Reggie Report 28 Jan 2008 16:58

Joan

You have jumped to an erroneous conclusion

Mary Ann Surgeon was not married when she had James

That is her maiden name..............

Reg

Joan

Joan Report 28 Jan 2008 17:05

Reggie, my mistake should have looked at the actual record prior to assuming that Robert Surgeon was the husband and not brother.

But it was weird that the marriage record in 1909 for a Robert Surgeon also had the name Mary Little Ritchie too--funny!

So, this rules out that Mary Mitcheson was Mary Ann Surgeon--not "Little". This is one marriage certificate that I don't have to obtain.

Again, many thanks Reggie for all your help. I knew I needed another pair of eyes.

Have a great day!

Joan

Reggie

Reggie Report 28 Jan 2008 17:10

Glad to have helped....although not with the outcome for which you had hoped!

Reg

Reggie

Reggie Report 28 Jan 2008 17:13

1861.........?????

Name: Mary Ann Little
Age: 23
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1838
Relation: Servant
Gender: Female
Where born: Wetheral, Cumberland, England

Civil Parish: Castle Sowerby
Ecclesiastical parish: Castle Sowerby
Town: Southernby Bound
County/Island: Cumberland
Country: England

Registration district: Penrith
Sub-registration district: Greystoke
ED, institution, or vessel: 16
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 48
Household Members: Name Age
Jane Elliot 48
Jane Elliot 18
Mary Ann Little 23

Reg

Joan

Joan Report 28 Jan 2008 17:42

That was the census I was looking at as well but didn't find anything that was close in 1871. This is why I think she may have married (I know she also could have died but I tend to look at marriages first).

My family did not have documentation handed down so I have had to acquire information from wonderful people at the Cumbria Archives and corresponding with other Little researchers. I'm trying to put together a book on this family for my father but missing a few pieces of the puzzle.

Again, many thanks for all your time and help. Although it wasn't the outcome I wanted, it now eliminates one marriage record.

Joan

Marilyn

Marilyn Report 10 Apr 2013 17:33

I think that Mary Ann Surgeon my great grandmother born Prudhoe (registration district Hexham Northumberland is the Mary Mitchinson you are looking for ..she married Richard Mirtchinson in 1869
She was the daughter of Nathan Surgeon
Richard died in 1893 and Mary Ann died in 1915
regards M.