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Ann Walford, b abt 1818, Highley, Shropshire

Ann Walford, b abt 1818, Highley, Shropshire

Posted: 9 Nov 2010 5:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Walford, Welch, (H)Ainsworth, Ashmore
Her marriage certificate to John Welch, May 1838, states her father was Thomas Walford, a cordwainer. Would appreciate help with this family.

Re: Ann Walford, b abt 1818, Highley, Shropshire

Posted: 15 Nov 2010 12:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have Walford ancestry back into Highley Parish, but I do not see an Ann born about that year in what I have. You would think her father would have been born around 1800. There is one Thomas that might fit. ( Thomas 1, Thomas 2, Thomas 3, Thomas 4, John 5 b Aug 8 1764 Highley, had two sons named Thomas. The first one died at age 10, but the second one b abt Oct 9 1804 Kinlet Par.Shropshire, might fit.They had children christened in both parishes, about that time. Any other clues you can share? I have both Richards and Walford ancesty from that part of England. Howard Boswell

Re: Ann Walford, b abt 1818, Highley, Shropshire

Posted: 15 Nov 2010 7:03AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Walford, Welch, Booth
I think Thomas b 1804 would have been a bit too young to be Ann's father. She is more likely to be b 1816 as was 75 on death in 1892.
There was a Thos WALFORD, Ag Labourer, aged 28 staying with Ann and her husband John WELCH,at Walsall, Staffordshire - 1841 Census. Also a Thomas WALFORD, 30,b Bilston, Staffs., unemployed butler, staying with Ann & John's daughter Sarah BOOTH at High Street Portobello, Willenhall, Staffs.- 1881 Census.
There is a Thomas and Sarah WALFORD living at Highley, Shropshire - 1841 Census. Thomas b about 1786, a shoemaker, Sarah b about 1786. There are 3 daughters living with them, Hannah, b 1821, Maria(h), about 1826, and Caroline, about 1829. Thought this family was a possibility, but no proof.
I'm sorry I can't help you with RICHARDS, my lot come from Devon.

Re: Ann Walford, b abt 1818, Highley, Shropshire

Posted: 15 Nov 2010 4:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have been in contact with a Walford over there, who helped me a lot a couple of years ago, in sorting out my Walford family. He and I connect in the 1730s. He might have information on the Walford's after mine came to the states. His e-mail address, in case you wish to contact him is: r.walford1@ntlworld.com Last heard from him in October 2008.
Howard Boswell

Re: Ann Walford, b abt 1818, Highley, Shropshire

Posted: 15 Nov 2010 11:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Walford
Thanks Harold, I shall give that address a try.
Regards,
Heather Richards

Re: Ann Walford, b abt 1818, Highley, Shropshire

Posted: 16 Nov 2010 9:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
Oops, sorry Howard, I called you Harold. Unforgivable. Very sorry, after your help!
As I was emailing r.walford I pieced together the Walfords that appeared in the various census of Welch and Booth.
Ann's brother Thomas Walford, born circa 1811 at Iley, Shropshire - I presume is actually Highley, Shropshire as Iley does not exist. He married Ann ? born about 1813 Codsall, Staffordshire. Children John b about 1843 at Walsall, Staff. Martha b about 1846 at Bilston, Staffs, and Thomas, b 1849 at Bilston, Staffs. The family lived at Bradley Staffs. Haven't found a birth, marriage, death for Thomas or Ann and haven't found them, except for Martha in the 1861 Census.
Thanks for your help and once again, sorry for the wrong name.
Heather

Re: Ann Walford, b abt 1818, Highley, Shropshire

Posted: 16 Nov 2010 4:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Heather:

No problem, I have been called much worse, and Harold many times. I so sorry that I can not find any conection to your Walford's in the material I have. I hope that Andrew can come up with something. I know he had over 400 Walford names listed in 2008, probably more by now. Good Luck and keep me advised. Howard

Re: Ann Walford, b abt 1818, Highley, Shropshire

Posted: 28 Feb 2011 7:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: walford
Hi
Just read your post and i have researched this line.
Thomas welsh married ann walford 1838,Thomas walford was anns brother and he married ann fletcher wolverhampton v 17 p 263 mar 1842.Their son john was registered as john brewer walford wolverhampton v17 p322 jun 1843.Right i will try to explain!
Ann was christened nancy 3 jul 1813 at highley and was the daughter of thomas walford b 1786 who married sarah brewer in 1803(you can now see the link from john with the name brewer,also the reason you can't find them is that the surname in the bdm is down as wallford.)

Children of thomas and sarah.
1.william jan 22 1804 my ggg grandfather
2.elizabeth 3 nov 1805
3.thomas jan 3 1808 m ann fletcher 1842
4.mary 8 oct 1809 died age 13 1822
5.sarah dec11 1811 unmarried in 1841 with a bastard child
6.nancy (ann) 3 jul 1813 m thomas welsh 1838
7. hannah 4 sept 1817 died 1865 age 50 she was blind
8.mariah 23 oct 1823 still to confirm marriage that i found
9.Caroline 10 feb 1831 m joseph pain highley
Records came from the parish records held at shropshire archives,the clues that tie this together are the name of brewer ie.child named after grandparent,occupation of father thomas on both marriage certificates of cordwainer,and place of birth for thomas and ann being highley on the 1841 census record.There is a record of thomas death at highley in 1857,his brother william was present at the death.
I see you were in contact with Howard his line comes 2 generations back from this one as thomas b 1786 was the son of william who married elizabeth lowe in 1777.william was b c 1755 and had a brother john c 1764.(this is howards line)
Its been a very interesting journey over the last eight years and there have been many brickwalls as this line has been mixed and matched with many different trees but what was never taken into account was that william 1755 who married elizabeth lowe remarried in 1800 and had further children who had been mixed up with the children of thomas and sarah.Any way hope this helps and if i can help any more feel free to contact.
Regards Dave walford

Re: Ann Walford, b abt 1818, Highley, Shropshire

Posted: 1 Mar 2011 12:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 1 Mar 2011 12:02AM GMT
Surnames: Walford, Welch
Dear Dave,
Thank you so much for the providing me with the details of Ann (Nancy) Walford's christening. I suspected that she came from this family as there seemed to be only 1 Thomas Walford 1780-1847 in Highley who was a shoemaker and another Walford had given me notes on all the Highley baptisms,etc, but only up to 1813 so I didn't have Anns'.
Ann married Thomas WELCH (note spelling).
Regards, Heather

Re: Ann Walford, b abt 1818, Highley, Shropshire

Posted: 5 Mar 2011 11:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Dave, Have left my email address on Ancestry for you.
Heather Richards
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