Re: Royal Mariner becomes labourer
Posted by Karen on 7/3/2021, 9:36 pm, in reply to "Re: Royal Mariner becomes labourer"
Yes, I've looked at so many census returns and there are 2 Abraham Kings and it is confusing |
The marriage of Abraham and Diana was on Find My Past.
In 1861 Hannah King is living with her then husband, John Connor and their two daughters, Diana / Dinah and Susan in Plymouth. Hannah married John Connor in 1852 and her marriage cert stated her father was Abraham a labourer.
In 1866, Hannah has my 2nd great grandmother Fanny Ansley in Bridport, Dorset. She styles herself as Ann Ansley, late Connor, formerly King on the birth certificate. I can find no marriage for Ann and Fanny's father, John Ansley.
I cannot find Fanny or Ann in the 1871 census.
In 1881 Fanny and Ann turn up in Norfolk, living with Ellen Cronheimer, nee Ansley, the daughter of John Ansley and Susan Smith, born 1854, Crediton, making her Fanny's half sister.
By 1891 Fanny is in Cambridge, married and living near her other half sister, Susan Kelly nee Connor. I think Fanny's other half sister Dinah married James Brazier in Colchester and had one daughter but have only managed to find her on the 1871 census.
In 1909 Ann dies in Cambridge, Fanny is the informant of her death and says she is 78 years old. She dies in the house next door to Fanny's house.
So they travelled a lot, which is confusing things!
Re Abraham, I think the Greenwich pensioner is the correct one as the baptisms of 4 of his children state he was a Royal Marine.
A Diana Veal marries James Crocker in 1834 nad in 1841 is living in Plymouth with husband James and a number of children the oldest of whom, Mary, appears to have been born 3 years prior to the marriage. They emigrate to Australia the same year.
There does seem to have been a lot of mixing up of families and I would not be surprised if there was some living as married or even bigamously getting married going on. I've seen it with my CAmbs lot, but they tended to go off to London to do it - not get married in the same city they first got married in!