Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A connection between Shaws and Taylors?

I received an email about Mervyn Pratt today.  He married Mrs. Adelaide Shaw’s oldest daughter, Maria Ann Shaw.  Mervyn had already moved to New York, but came back to Liverpool, apparently just to marry Maria Ann for his trip was very short.

And I realized something…Mary Ann Moore de Barcy and Maria Ann Shaw.  Don’t know if there is any relevance or not but if so, Maria Ann Shaw was born 1855, which is right about the time we’d be expecting Mary Ann Moore de Barcy to be leaving France as ‘a young lady’.

The flip side of it is the possibility that Mary Ann Moore de Barcy really had lived in Liverpool all her life and knew Adelaide Williams (married: Shaw) before either got married.

The catch is, that Mary Ann DIDN’T name one of her daughters Adelaide…unless it was one that died…which I haven’t been able to track yet.  On the other hand, one of Adelaide’s sisters is named Alice, and one of them is named Maria.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Nellie Taylor Garrick

So I found Nellie Taylor b. 1880 in Liverpool.  She married James Gordon Garrick and they had a daughter Marjorie Howard Garrick in 1910.  In 1911 her sister Esther was living with them. She worked in a Confectioneri's shop.

James Gordon Garrick died 1914. Probate administration for the estate (valued at over £7000) went to his widow, Nellie Howard Garrick.

Nellie died in 1942. Probate administration for the estate valued at over £4000 went to Marjorie Howard Baugh, wife of Arthur William Baugh.  Arthur died 1947.  His estate, valued at £723, ws administered by his widow, Marjorie Howard Baugh.  Clearly the money was from James Gordon Garrick.

I cannot find any other children for Nellie and none at all for Marjorie.

It looks like Garrick might have been married previously and have grown children when he married Nellie.  Nellie never remarried (surname is Garrick in Will Calendar) and so far I haven't found another marriage for Marjorie either as she dies 1987 with the surname Baugh. Wonder what happened to her estate?  I'd like to see if she had any pictures of the family!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Charles isn't all alone!

I have been troubled by the fact  the Family Bible gives Charles' birthdate as a ditto mark below his brother, Samuel's birthdate of 2 January 1812 but census records and his marriage record showed him as being born in 1815 or 1816. While most of the time a variation in age doesn't stump a genealogist, in this case ALL the records gave the later birthdate, not the earlier. 

So I was not too surprised but very excited to find that Ancestry's recent database of Liverpool baptismal registers (database & images) popped up his baptismal record.  He WAS born in 1815, 6 of September, to be exact and baptized 29th of October in St Thomas' Church which was directly across the square from their house. 

Just to confirm all of the information that I already had on his brothers and sister, I searched for all children by these parents.  I WAS surprised to find two more daughters that I had never found before.  Margaret born 17 August 1814, baptized 18 September and Letitia Ann baptized 2 Nov 1817 both baptized in St Thomas' Church, as were all of John & Sophia's children.  There is no question about it being the same family, living in Cleveland Square and John being a Druggist.  But these girls are not mentioned in their father's will in 1833 or their mother's in 1837.  They must have died young, how young, though?  If they are not even mentioned in the family bible record, how young must they have died?  At least long enough to be baptized at about 1 to 1 1/2 months old.  They would have been 19 and 16 at the time of their father's death. 

Now to find where the two girls are buried and when!

Friday, November 4, 2011


Here it is...Google has gotten really detailed now.

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A description of the Hall from British Listed Buildings.