Hello I have a 30 year brickwall in he UK with my ggg grandparents and have outlined what we know.
Looking for parents and birth info on my ggg grandfather William Fulford or any advice where we might find births at sea around this time?
Born approx. 1803 and according to 1851 and 1861 census he stated his birth was at sea.
No records found in the 1841 census.
18/3/1838 Marriage Banns at St Mary Major in Exeter Devon to Susan Pierce. No marriage found
10 Dec 1839 birth of first daughter Eliza Fulford registered 1840 at Castle Precincts in Bristol. Mothers name Susan Fulford formely Pearce. Father a Laborer.
1842 Birth of daughter Susan Fulford registered in Bristol written as Foulford on BDM.
12 June 1844 birth of Mary Ann,Fulford. Registered at Bristol Saint Augustine
After the birth of Mary Ann we presume that the children’s mother Susan Fulford (Pearce) died but we have not been able to find a death for her or her birth.
16 June 1847 William Fulford marries Eliza Hemmings at the registry office in Bristol his marriage status Batchelor? Father John Fulford
22 July 1850 The three children, Eliza, Mary Ann and Susan are on a day trip with their stepmother Eliza in Bristol on the Steam Ship Red Rover when the ship explodes in Bristol Harbour and the only survivor of the family is my great great grandmother Eliza Fulford aged 10. Her two sisters and stepmother are buried at St Andrews in Clifton.
1851 cenus William Fulford living on his own living in Clifton, Bristol (widower) age 51.
1861 census William Fulford living in Clifton, Bristol with Mary Fulford (wife)? No marriage found. Age 65 occupation groom.
1866 Death of William Fulford aged 63 in Clifton, Bristol.
Hopefully someone might just find something we have missed.
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