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John & Harriott Wigley

jpritcha

Brummie babby
Good Evening to you all Hope you are well, haven't posted for awhile, I move from one ancestor to another. I am connected to the John and Harriott Wigley from Ladywood Birmingham, haven't found out much about them. John Wigley was a Commercial Clerk when he died in 1842, and Harriott died in Hanley Castle in 1848 aged 46 its so sad they were both very young. The eldest son John Wigley is with the younger children in the 1851 Census. I still haven't found John Wigley's baptism around 1796-1842, another John Wigley came from Scotland and lived in the same area Ladywood Birmingham I was very excited thinking that he may have come from Scotland. John's son George Henry Wigley and 3 small children and wife Miriam Wigley (Cross) were married in the Old Church Stratford in 18/7/1858 they came out to New South Wales onboard the vessel Netherby which sank on Kings Island no lives were lost, they were heading for Brisbane. Their was a mention of a Bible but it was never found perhaps it was on the ship. I have all the records here, one of sons was a surgical instrument worker. Hoping someone remembers them and their children would love to connect with them. Be safe and stay healthy.

Regards,
Janet Pritchard (nee Smith etc.):):cool:
 

MWS

master brummie
Are there any significant witnesses on John Wigley & Harriet Porter's marriage?

And I assume the aunt and niece with their son John in 1851 are relatives of his mother.

If no clues from either of the above then very tricky to find the elder John. The 1841 doesn't list another birth country for him which should imply that he was born in England but that's not always the case.
 

jpritcha

Brummie babby
Thanks for your help Pedrocut and pjmburns, MWS I have John and Harrietts marriage and the witnesses are listed above, on the 1841 Census it states that John 45 was a Clerk not born in County of Birmingham. The Aunt listed with son of John Wigley is not connected to the family I searched her records she was a helper when John and Harriott passed away. John being a Clerk was also searched not many I came across with this trade.:(
Thanks, Janet
 

jpritcha

Brummie babby
Good Morning, hope you are all well and safe. Just checking the posts, still trying to find John Wigley, Harriott's family who lived at ladywood, any past neighbours remember them etc. Would love to connect with anyone from that time when they lived there.
Regards,
Janet Pritchard
 
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