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Looking for Rosamund Mawer b1876

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Julie Report 9 Jul 2019 12:47

Rosamund Mawer appears on the 1881 census with her grandparents Joseph and Ann Mawer in Sleaford Lincolnshire. Birthplace Worksop Notts. Birth regn traced with mother's maiden name North. This fits with Joseph's son John Thomas who married Martha North in Melton Mowbray 1874. John Thomas is also in Sleaford on the 1881 census with second wife Hannah Bishop who he married in 1878 at Kirkby la Thorpe near Sleaford. Listed with them is John Robert North Mawer b 1875 & Hannah's illegitimate son. I can find no trace of Rosamund after 1881. John Thomas died in Feb 1891, Hannah is listed a a widow on 1891 census, neither Rosamund nor her full brother are with her. I have found him with his maternal grandparents in Melton Mowbray on the 1891 cenus. Can anyone else have more success than me in tracing Rosamund?


Rambling Report 9 Jul 2019 12:54

For my ref

1881 England, Wales & Scotland Census
1, Bonners Yard, New Sleaford, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England

Joseph Mawer Head Married Male 57 1824 Cabinet Maker Kirkby la Thorpe, Lincolnshire, England
Ann Mawer Wife Married Female 64 1817 - Little Ponton, Lincolnshire, England
Alfred Mawer Son Single Male 21 1860 Painter Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England
Rosamond Mawer Grand Daughter Single Female 5 1876 - Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England
Albert Harriss Adopted Son Single Male 8 1873 - Spalding, Lincolnshire, England


Rambling Report 9 Jul 2019 12:58

Marriages Mar 1874 (>99%)

Mawer John Thomas H Melton M. 7a 353
MAWES John Thomas H Melton M. 7a 353
NORTH Martha Melton M. 7a 353


ArgyllGran Report 9 Jul 2019 13:18

What happened to Martha? I don't see her death 1876-78.

Maybe she remarried and Rosamond stayed with her ??
Though I can't see them together on later censuses with any surname.

Do you have Martha and John's marriage cert? What was her age at marriage?
And her father's name?

What was John's marital status on his marriage to Hannah?


Rambling Report 9 Jul 2019 13:20

ArgyllGran, Martha was a minor on her marriage ( FMP has image) so I assume this one ?

Last name MAWER
Gender Female
Birth day -
Birth month -
Birth year 1855
Age 22
Death quarter 4
Death year 1877
District Leeds
County Yorkshire
Volume 9B
Page 346
Country England


Rambling Report 9 Jul 2019 13:21


First name(s) John Thomas Harmston
Last name Mawer
Age Full
Birth year -
Residence Melton Mowbray
Father's first name(s) Joseph
Father's last name Mawer
Marriage year 1874
Marriage date 22 Feb 1874
Spouse's first name(s) Martha
Spouse's last name North
Spouse's age Minor
Spouse's residence Melton Mowbray
Spouse's father's first name(s) Joseph
Spouse's father's last name North <<<<<<< occ painter

Denomination Anglican
Place Melton Mowbray
County Leicestershire
Country England
Event type Parish Registers


ArgyllGran Report 9 Jul 2019 13:29

Thanks, RR - I had discounted the Leeds death because of location - but it makes sense age-wise.


ArgyllGran Report 9 Jul 2019 13:35

Martha in 1861 - although the transcription says she was 16, on the image the children's ages have been overwritten and corrected, so it's probably supposed to be 6;

Martha North
in the 1861 England Census
Name: Martha North
Age: 16
Estimated birth year: 1845
Relation: Daughter
Father's name: Joseph North
Mother's name: Martha North
Gender: Female
Where born: Melton, Leicestershire, England
Civil Parish: Melton Mowbray
County/Island: Leicestershire
Country: England
Registration district: Melton Mowbray
Sub-registration district: Melton Mowbray
ED, institution, or vessel: 4
Household schedule number: 113
Piece: 2300
Folio: 67
Page Number: 22
Household Members:
Name Age
Joseph North 35 - painter
Martha North 32
Ann Maria North 32 [ probably 12 on image]
Martha North 16 [ 6 ?]
Elizabeth F North 2
Emma North 3/12
Mary North 13

However, that's a digression - doesn't help find Rosamund.


Rambling Report 9 Jul 2019 13:37

I can't find Rosamond either :-(


Julie Report 9 Jul 2019 13:40

John is listed as a widow on his second marriage - image on FMP. I had also seen the Leeds death for Martha but not been sure of it as the right one, but given that John was in Melton Mowbray when he married and Worksop when Rosamund was born, he clearly moved around a bit. To add a bit of clarification, the Harmston part the name comes from his father who was actually born Harmston but adopted his step-father's surname of Mawer - hence I'm sure the marriage fits.


Rambling Report 9 Jul 2019 13:53

Martha def born 1855 NORTH, MARTHA JACKSON
GRO Reference: 1855 J Quarter in MELTON MOWBRAY Volume 07A Page 221

marriage for Joseph North and Martha Jackson in Melton Mowbray 1847.

Have looked through GRO death index year by year between 1881 and 1891 for a death for Rosamond but nothing there .