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Zankers Billesdon

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laineeloo Report 4 Nov 2018 08:34

Has anyone found out where the zankers came from who lived in Billsedon leicestershire my link is grandparent Charlotte zanker who married john taylor


safc Report 4 Nov 2018 08:51


Charlotte Zanker
England Births and Christenings
Name Charlotte Zanker
Gender Female
Christening Date 16 Nov 1817
Christening Date (Original) 16 NOV 1817
Father's Name Thomas Zanker
Mother's Name Ann


safc Report 4 Nov 2018 09:01

Bani Zanker
England and Wales Census, 1841
Name Bani Zanker
Event Type Census
Event Date 1841
Event Place Billesdon, Leicestershire, England
Residence Note Billesdon
Gender Male
Age 15-19
Age 15
Birth Year (Estimated) 1822-1826
Birthplace Leicestershire
Registration District Billesdon
Parish Billesdon
County Leicestershire
Page Number 24
Registration Number HO107
Piece/Folio 589/15
Affiliate Record Type Household




Thomas Zanker M 45-49 Leicestershire
Ann Zanker F 45-49 Leicestershire
Bani Zanker M 15-19 Leicestershire
Elizabeth Zanker F 10 Leicestershire
John Zanker M 9 Leicestershire
Amos Zanker M 8 Leicestershire
David Zanker M 5 Leicestershire
Ruth Zanker F 3 Leicestershire
Citing this Record

"England and Wales Census, 1841," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2017), Bani Zanker in household of Thomas Zanker, Billesdon, Leicestershire, England; from "1841 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew,

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 4 Nov 2018 09:35

Please don't mulipost for the same family

Also on chat board twice ,and find living board


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 4 Nov 2018 09:44

For Jewish Records/research try

Synagogue marriages were recognised in the UK. Try tracking down those.


KathleenBell Report 4 Nov 2018 10:13

I can't see anything that makes me think the family are Jewish. All the baptisms and marriages I found were Anglican.

Kath. x


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 4 Nov 2018 10:17

From GRO - obviously at least two Zanker families in Billesdon unless the mother of Ruth 1838 died & the father remarried/partnered? There was no legal obligation to register a child's birth until the 1870's

GRO Reference: 1838 M Quarter in BILLESDON Volume 15 Page 51

GRO Reference: 1840 D Quarter in BILLESDON Volume 15 Page 49

GRO Reference: 1843 M Quarter in BILLESDON Volume 15 Page 46

ZANKER, ANN (illegitimate)
GRO Reference: 1846 D Quarter in BILLESDON Volume 15 Page 49

GRO Reference: 1846 M Quarter in BILLESDON Volume 15 Page 49

GRO Reference: 1850 J Quarter in BILLESDON Volume 15 Page 56


GRO Reference: 1838 J Quarter in BILLESDON Volume 15 Page 55

Next generation?
GRO Reference: 1854 D Quarter in BILLESDON Volume 07A Page 27


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 4 Nov 2018 10:24

Charlotte Zanker mmn Butcher - parent's marriage

Marriages Sep 1853 (>99%)
Butcher Mary Ann Stamford 7a 431
Zanker John Stamford 7a 431


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 4 Nov 2018 10:30

Possibly John Zanker in 1851

1851 England, Wales & Scotland Census
Back Street, Billesdon, Leicestershire, England

Joseph Zanker Head Married Male 46 1805 Ag Labourer Ireland
Fanny Zanker Wife Married Female 44 1807 - Ashley, Northamptonshire, England
Samuel Zanker Son Unmarried Male 17 1834 General Servant Billesdon, Leicestershire, England
John Zanker Son - Male 15 1836 Relieved By Parish Ag Labr Billesdon, Leicestershire, England
Fanny Zanker Daughter - Female 12 1839 Ag Labourer's Daughter Billesdon, Leicestershire, England
Joseph Zanker Son - Male 7 1844 - Billesdon, Leicestershire, England
Elizabeth Zanker Daughter - Female 4 1847 - Billesdon, Leicestershire, England
Sarah Zanker Daughter - Female 0 1851 - Billesdon, Leicestershire, England

So Joseph the father was born in Ireland. That scuppers the chance that he was your ancestor's brother.
Alternative for John - Charlotte's brother with parents Thomas & Ann

Record Transcription:
1851 England, Wales & Scotland Census
Potrey, Cold Newton, Billesdon, Leicestershire, England

Thomas Zanker Head Married Male 56 1795 Farm Lab Billesdon, Leicestershire, England
Ann Zanker Wife Married Female 54 1797 - Barkby, Leicestershire, England
John Zanker Son Unmarried Male 20 1831 Farm Servant Billesdon, Leicestershire, England


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 4 Nov 2018 10:38

Zanker/Monk marriage. Fanny is a diminutive of Frances

Northamptonshire Marriages

First name(s) JOSEPH
Last name ZANKER
Marriage year 1830
Marriage day 8
Marriage month Mar
Marriage place ASHLEY
Parish Langton Lei
Spouse's first name(s) Frances
Spouse's last name Monk
Spouse's title -
Spouse's parish Ashley
Event Type Marriage
By Banns or licence Banns
County Northamptonshire
Country England
Record set Northamptonshire Marriages
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory Parish Marriages
Collections from England, Great Britain


ArgyllGran Report 4 Nov 2018 14:47

FMP says the earliest Zanker record they've come across is for 1706.:

This is the earliest I can see in Billesdon:

Zanker — — — 1784 England Births & Baptisms 1538-1975 Billesdon, Leicestershire, England

I don't have a sub to FMP to view the details.


Here's the one they mean - not in Billesdon:

Zanker Henry — — 1706 Yorkshire, Bishop's Transcripts Of Baptisms Doncaster, Yorkshire (West Riding), England


ArgyllGran Report 4 Nov 2018 14:52

It seems to be predominantly a German name, at least nowadays:


laineeloo Report 4 Nov 2018 17:22

thank you for your help and information
god bless Elaine


alviegal Report 7 Nov 2018 20:17

This is the 1784 baptism.

First name(s) -
Last name Zanker
Gender Male
Birth year -
Birth place -
Baptism year 1784
Baptism date 07 Mar 1784
Place Billesdon
County Leicestershire
Country England
Father's first name(s) Joseph
Father's last name Zanker
Mother's first name(s) Elizth.

and the earliest records I could find.

First name(s) John
Last name Zanker
Age -
Birth year -
Residence Belsdon
Marriage year 1752
Marriage date 22 Mar 1752
Spouse's first name(s) Elizabeth
Spouse's last name Marston
Spouse's residence Belsdon
Denomination Anglican
Place Leicester, St Nicholas

England Marriages 1538-1973
What can I do with this record?
Attach this record as a source to a person on your tree. Also update people and relatives with details from this record
First name(s) Luke
Last name Zankor
Name note -
Marriage year 1752
Marriage date 01 Aug 1752
Marriage place Billesdon
Spouse's first name(s) Sarah
Spouse's last name Robinson
Residence Billesdon, Leicester, England
County Leicestershire


alviegal Report 7 Nov 2018 20:40

All the Zankers from Billesdon are descended from Joseph Zanker 1731-1819.He is the earliest Zanker there are records of in the family tree.However there are records of the Zanker family in Billesdon in the 1600s in Billesdon I am told in the civic parish records.


There are a few people doing the Zanker tree but they all seem to be stuck on Joseph.