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Samuel Henry Darling born 1832

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Grace Report 1 May 2011 11:41

Henry Darling on Venus' is the stumbling block it seems as there are two Henry's (in fact hundreds as Seamen)
This was the reason the genealogist suggested about the two Henry's and how did I know mine was the one born in Adare.



Grace Report 1 May 2011 11:36

Oh so quick.
Thanks again friends. Overwhelmed.
Yes the two marriages are his and also Sophia is his daughter.
I think he may have reversed his Henry Samuel in the 1901 census as he died in 1909. The 1871 is also his as is Charles Henry - my grandfather.
Sophia married Nehemiah Stoneman not long after Samuels 2nd marriage.
They all seem to be my family's records.

Grace x


GlitterBaby Report 1 May 2011 11:34

Problem is that sometimes people put their place of birth as where they were living


KathleenBell Report 1 May 2011 11:33

Elizabeth again in 1881 census. She says she is "wife of seaman":-

DARLING, Elizabeth Wife Head Married F 49 1832 Wife Of Seaman Dadbrook Devon
DARLING, Sophia Daughter Single F 10 1871 Plymouth Devon

48, Wolsdon St, Plymouth St Andrew

RG number: RG11
Piece: 2195
Folio: 130
Page: 36

Kath. x


AnnCardiff Report 1 May 2011 11:30

wonder if "Venus" is the name of a ship?

Henry Darling
England and Wales Census, 1881

birth 1832 —Topsham, Devon, England
residence 1881 —Penzance, Cornwall, England
census 1881 —Penzance, Cornwall, England

record title: England and Wales Census, 1881
name: Henry Darling
age: 49
gender: Male
birth year: 1832
birthplace: Topsham, Devon, England
marital condition: Married
profession/occupation: Mate
address: Venus
census place: Penzance, Cornwall, England
record type: Household
family history library film: 1341564
the national archives reference: RG11
piece/folio: 2348 / 30
page number: 0


KathleenBell Report 1 May 2011 11:29

Is this his wife in 1871 census. If so it looks as if he married Elizabeth Mary Grace Soper.:-

DARLING, Elizh Head F 39 1832 Devon VIEW
DARLING, Chas Son M 6 1865 Devon VIEW
DARLING, Jno Son M 4 1867 Devon VIEW
DARLING, Sophia Daughter F 0 1871 Devon

Eldad Place, St Andrew, Plymouth

RG number: RG10
Folio: 30
Page: 56

Perhaps Samuel was at sea.

Kath. x


AnnCardiff Report 1 May 2011 11:29

Henry S Darling
England and Wales Census, 1901

birth 1832 —Plymouth, Denbighshire
residence 31 Mar 1901 —Plymouth, Devonshire, England
census 31 Mar 1901 —Plymouth, Devonshire, England

record title: England and Wales Census, 1901
name: Henry S Darling
event: Census
event date: 31 Mar 1901
gender: Male
age: 69
relationship to head of household: Head
birthplace: Plymouth, Denbighshire
record type: Household
registration district: Plymouth
sub-district: St Andrew
ecclesiastical parish: St Peter
civil parish: Plymouth
county: Plymouth, St Andrew, Plymouth, Devonshire


KathleenBell Report 1 May 2011 11:27

Who did he marry? I can see the two marriages in 1864 and 1888.

Kath. x


GlitterBaby Report 1 May 2011 11:27

Marriages in 1864 and1888
Died in 1909

Do you have the marriage certs and found him on 1871 census


Grace Report 1 May 2011 11:17

Hello friends

Can I again please ask for your help ?

My gt.grandfather named above, his father named on certificates is Henry Darling (Navy)

Years ago a friend of Genes found his birth in Limerick (Ireland) along with a brother/sister - Mother Margret and father Henry.

On asking a genealogist for help to find Samuel's Navy records - (his death cert states Navy Pensioner) - the genealogist has dismissed his birth information but couldn't find his Navy Records.

I have minimal information on Samuel; apart from his 2 marriages in Devon and his death cert. He has on several occasions just used his middle name
Henry, but there is another of similar age born in Devon who is actually HENRY.

Again, years ago when they were changing offices, the Devon Records could not help except to say he must have 'popped in and out of Devon to Ireland.'

I know there is the most knowledgeable people on this site and I hope they can help me please.