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George Lee - Sheffield Marriage

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Right Im having difficulty trying to find who George Lee married for his second wife, who just happens to be the mother of my relative - typical.

Ok by 1851 he has one child and is a widow aged 22. He was born in Chesterfield. By 1861 he has 4 children and a new wife, who he married in 1858 in Chesterfield. His youngest child is by this new wife, who is only 18. This child was born in Chesterfield.

Ok it is the middle 2 children that concern me. They are Alfred born 1855 and Sydney born 1856 both in Darnall, Sheffield. Sometime between Sydney being born and the marriage to his 3rd wife in 1858 his second wife died.

What I am trying to find is the name of George Lee's 2nd wife, the mother of Alfred and Sydney. I am either after a marriage of George Lee (father Richard Lee, farm labourer) to an unknown person, or the christening details of Alfred and Sydney Lee with father George Lee and mother unknown.

I have checked LDS, FreeBMD (which has a couple of George Lees which would fit the bill but no proof).

The two churches that I think could hold these records are :
Holy Trinity, Darnall, Sheffield, parish 28 OR
Chapel of Ease (Christ Church) Attercliffe, Sheffield parish 28

This would help me to solve a puzzle, who Alfred's mum was! I know the easiest thing would be for me to send for one of the children's birth certificates but at the moment finances prevent me from doing this. Eventually I will have to, but at the moment the pile of certificates I need is growing!!

Hope someone can help me with this puzzle. Thanks

Dee
 
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Thanks for that link Julie. I've not come across that one before. I have posted a scream for help on there - no longer a cry for help - its been upgraded. Eventually I think I will have to get the birth certificate of Alfred, but for now Im trying this route.

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Right a move in the right direction at least. Another contact of the Lee family has obtained the birth certificate of Alfred Lee and the parents are listed as Emily Lee nee White and George Lee. Now the problem lies with not being able to find the marriage of Emily White and George Lee. I have tried Soundex searches on both names.

Any ideas?

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Dee
 

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Hi Dee,

I havnt located their marriage so far. There is only 2 children with them Alfred and Joseph? Did you notice on the 1861 census there is a family named White listed after the Lee household at West Yard?

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Re: George Lee - Sheffield Marriage COMPLETED

Hi Julie

Thanks for your reply. Yes I did notice that family. George Lee's mother was Mary White, just to confuse things. I found the marriage after much searching. Emma White was mistranscribed re her number ie the actual ref. no. is Sheffield 22 683 Dec. Q and Emma's was written as 22 653 Dec. Q, which is why they were not indexed together.

Thanks everyone for the lookups and help. No doubt I will need help again in the near future.

Dee
 

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Found a death for a Emily Lee year 1859 dist Chesterfield June 1/4, the only thing is George and Mary married in 1858. Little Sidney age 4 born Darnall is with his uncle and aunt on the 1861 census theres a Sarah White u/m sister in law age 40 and a Elizabeth White niece age 1.

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Hi Julie

Sorry about the confusion with the names. The mother's name was actually EMMA White not EMILY:'( . I found her death in 1856, maybe just after Sydney was born.
Deaths Dec 1856 Lee Emma Sheffield 9c 222

I think the next stage is to get the Marriage Cert. of these two and find out Emma's father's name. I already know George's father's name which is Richard Lee.

I think George didnt like to keep his children with him as William born c1848 (son of his first wife) was living with Grandad Richard in 1861. Sydney only appears with George in 1891!! Other than that he is with other relatives.

Thanks again for all the help and once again sorry for the confusion over the name.

Dee
 
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