Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Anne Clarke Morgan IS Mary Collis Taylor's mother

So today's mail was a really large bundle. The internet is a wonderful thing...a week and a half ago I ordered the certificates and they were in the mail today!

To start with:

Mary Collis Taylor was born 17 June 1846 at 13 Wilton St, Liverpool. Her father was Charles Taylor, Chemist and Druggist. Her mother was Ann Clarke Taylor formerly Morgan.


14 Feb 1844 married by license in the parish church of Llangelynin, county of Merioneth by Thos. Jones, Curate

Charles Taylor, gentleman, full age, bachelor, residing in Liverpool, Father: John Taylor (no occupation) and
Anne Clarke Morgan, full age, spinster, residing in Hendre, Father: Anthony Morgan, gentleman

Witnesses: Anthony Thomas Morgan & Jane Lewis


Anne Clarke Taylor died 14 Apr 1856 Sidney Rd, Tranmere, female, 36 years, wife of Charles Taylor, Chemist, of Chronic Headache & Apoplectic fit - certified

So we have clearly found Charles' first marriage.

I searched on Llangelynin and found the correct spelling is Langelynnin. The other spelling is located in Caernarvonshire. In searching for this I found a new resource: A Vision of Britain Through Time. It is a comprehensive gazetteer and mapping system about all places in Britain. You gotta try it!

1 comment:

  1. As an addition to my comments on the Rootsweb board this might interest you, from the wills inventory at the National Library of Wales:

    Anthony Morgan, Gent B/1845/144 1845

    Will. Inventory.
    Diocese: Bangor
    Parish: Llangelynnin
    Township: Hendre
    County: Merioneth

    Looks like Ant(h)ony died shortly after Anne's marriage.


    I don't know if the NLW will send copies of wills by e-mail or snail mail but to ask them they have an enquiries form: