Re: Durham ancestry of Sebastian Coe
- From: Jenny M Benson <nemonews@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2011 11:17:10 +0100
On 27/08/2011 02:06, Charles Ellson wrote:
On Thu, 25 Aug 2011 11:32:08 +0100, "Roy Stockdill"
>Those who saw last night's WDYTYA? programme on Sebastian Coe will know that,Ignoring the possibility of some kind of glorious cockup by the
>just as with JK Rowling, they concentrated entirely on only one aspect of his ancestry,
>viz. a wealthy, scandalous plantation owner in Jamaica called George Hyde Clarke
>who owned hundreds of slaves and had six children by four different women. This was
from his mother's line.
>No mention was made of his direct paternal line but I was commissioned by
>Findmypast to research Coe as well and some of my findings are on their website at:
>I found his great-grandparents, Robert and Jane Coe, who for some reason as yet
>unexplained appeared in the 1881 census in Chelsea, London, under the name of
I came across a similar case a few years ago and have always assumed it was a glorious cockup by the enumerator.
Henry Ashworth, a Stonemason, married Ann Riley in 1832. They were both born in Lancaster and had 4 children who survived infancy: James 1826, Abraham 1828, Henry 1830 and Mary Ann 1832.
I spent ages trying to find them in the 1841 Census, without success, until I found the following in Wellington Street, Accrington:
Henry Birtwistle - aged 40 - born in Lancashire - Stonemason
Ann Birtwistle - aged 40 - born in Lancashire
James Birtwistle - aged 15 - born in Lancashire - Apprentice Stonemason
Henry Birtwistle - aged 11 - born in Lancashire
Ann Birtwistle - aged 9 - born in Lancashire
I haven't yet proved it's the same family, but their address in 1832 was given as "Grange" and nowadays Wellington Street is next to Grange Lane in Accrington and I haven't been able to find a matching Birtwistle family.
Jenny M Benson
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