• Do you love Genealogy? Why not write for us? we're looking for volunteers to write articles for Family history. Please contact us for further information.

George MORTON

DaveHam9

Loyal Member
Staff member
Moderator
Posts
77,873
Likes
1,172
Location
Sydney
#1
Hello,

I'm looking for the death of George and the death of his unknown 2nd spouse.

George is listed as married not widower but where is his spouse and who is she?

1851
Civil parish: Cartworth
Ecclesiastical parish: Holmfirth
Town: Holmfirth
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England
Registration district: Huddersfield
Sub-registration district: Honley
Address: Holmfirth, Cartworth
MORTON, George Head Married M 45 1806 Overlooker of Woollen Factory Kirkburton Yorkshire
MORTON, Ann Daughter Unmarried F 22 1829 Kirkburton Yorkshire
MORTON, Wright Son M 0 (1 WKS) 1851 Kirkburton Yorkshire
Not Sally because I can find no marriage that fits.

Deaths Jun 1851 ??
Morton Sally Huddersfield 22 22[35] ?

This is George's first marriage:

groom's name: George Morton
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace:
groom's age:
bride's name: Charlotte Barrowclough
bride's birth date:
bride's birthplace:
bride's age:
marriage date: 11 Feb 1827
marriage place: Kirkburton, York, England

No sign of Charlotte with George and daughter Ann in 1841 so is this Charlotte's death?

Deaths Sep 1839
Morton Charlotte Huddersfield 22 196


Or this one?

Deaths Dec 1850
MORTON Charlotte Huddersfield 22 233

If Wright is 1 week old then Charlotte was not his mother with death registered the previous year.
Something does not add up.

Births Mar 1850
Morton Wright Huddersfield 22 311

Such a huge gap would normally mean a 2nd spouse.

Regards,

Dave
 
Last edited:

DaveHam9

Loyal Member
Staff member
Moderator
Posts
77,873
Likes
1,172
Location
Sydney
#2
Nothing fits. No match for name in marriage list and death list.

Marriages in Huddersfield 1840 -1850

Marriages Sep 1849
Barrow Joseph Huddersfield 22 268
Ellis Esther Huddersfield 22 268
Hellawell Abel Huddersfield 22 268
Holmes Mary Huddersfield 22 268
Morton Eli Huddersfield 22 268
Morton George Huddersfield 22 268
Saxton Jane Huddersfield 22 268
Wood Hannah Huddersfield 22 268


Deaths Jun 1850
MORTON Martha Huddersfield 22 221
MORTON Sabina Huddersfield 22 213
MORTON Sarah Huddersfield 22 223

Deaths Sep 1850
MORTON Emma Jane Huddersfield 22 196

Deaths Dec 1850
MORTON Charlotte Huddersfield 22 233
MORTON Elizabeth Huddersfield 22 272
 
Last edited:

DaveHam9

Loyal Member
Staff member
Moderator
Posts
77,873
Likes
1,172
Location
Sydney
#3
groom's name: George Morton
groom's birth date: 1813
groom's birthplace:
groom's age: 36
bride's name: Hannah Wood
bride's birth date: 1812
bride's birthplace:
bride's age: 37
marriage date: 28 Aug 1849
marriage place: Parish Church Of Kirkburton, York, England
groom's father's name: Benjamin Morton
groom's mother's name:
bride's father's name: James Th...Lis
bride's mother's name:
groom's race:
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race:
bride's marital status:
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: I03078-8
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 993693
reference number: 23

That must be another George. Age does not fit. The George who married Charlotte was born abt 1805. Charlotte was born 1806.
 

DaveHam9

Loyal Member
Staff member
Moderator
Posts
77,873
Likes
1,172
Location
Sydney
#4
Ann fits as being their daughter:

name: Ann Morton
gender: Female
baptism/christening date: 28 Dec 1828
baptism/christening place: Holmfirth, York, England
birth date:
birthplace:
death date:
name note:
race:
father's name: George Morton
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Charlotte
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
 

woodlander

Valued Member
Posts
929
Likes
0
Location
Chorley
#5
Why are you sure of that George Dave :confused:

Here is a George Morton with wife Sarah:-

1851 Piece:2292 Folio:456 Page:17
Registration District:Huddersfield
Civil Parish:Cartworth
Address:Beardsels Row, Cartworth County:Yorkshire (West riding)
MORTON, George Head Married 47 Hand Loom Weaver Woollen Cartworth Yorkshire
MORTON, Sarah Wife Married 41 Cartworth Yorkshire
MORTON, Nelly Daughter Unmarried 18 Power Loom Weaver Woollen
Cartworth Yorkshire
MORTON, Betty Daughter 14 Nurse Cartworth Yorkshire
MORTON, Sam Son 10 Scholar Cartworth Yorkshire
MORTON, Edward Son 7 Errand Boy Cartworth Yorkshire
MORTON, Len Son 1 Cartworth Yorkshire

The only Wright Morton I can find in 1861 (below) is also listed in 1851 with same parents as here :-

1861 Piece:3250 Folio:35 Page:21
Registration District:HuddersfieldCivil Parish:Cartworth
Address:Malkin House, Hinchcliff Mill, Cartworth County:Yorkshire (West Riding)
MORTON, John Head Married 41 Woollen Weaver Helstone Yorkshire
MORTON, Ellen Wife Married 35 Dalton Yorkshire
MORTON, Ben Son 15 Woollen Weaver Cartworth Yorkshire
MORTON, Hannah Daughter 13 Layer On & Scribber Cartworth
Yorkshire
MORTON, Wright Son 11 Cartworth Yorkshire
MORTON, Leah Daughter 8 Cartworth Yorkshire
MORTON, Mary Daughter 6 Cartworth Yorkshire
MORTON, Ellen A Daughter 1 Cartworth Yorkshire
 

woodlander

Valued Member
Posts
929
Likes
0
Location
Chorley
#6
1851 Piece:2292 Folio:510 Page:36 Registration District:Huddersfield
Civil Parish:Wooldale
Address:High Street, Wooldale County:Yorkshire (West riding)

This is the George Morton you refer to as being another George - married to Hannah Wood. He has 4 stepchildren, surname Wood ranging from 17 - 6 years
 

DaveHam9

Loyal Member
Staff member
Moderator
Posts
77,873
Likes
1,172
Location
Sydney
#7
Hello Woody,

Thank you very much.

Ok, I'm confused now and it's only 7:17 am. :2fun:

So, what is my next question?

This is the only one I can find:

Births Mar 1850
Morton Wright Huddersfield 22 311

I think the image of the 1851 in post #1 would be handy please. I think we need to check the whole line to see if Wright is a 'son' and if he is 1 year or 1 month old.

If he is not a son then my George didn't remarry and because there seems to be no children after Ann born 1828 then Charlotte died in 1839.
 
Last edited:

DaveHam9

Loyal Member
Staff member
Moderator
Posts
77,873
Likes
1,172
Location
Sydney
#9
I started with this:


name: Charlotte Barraclaugh
gender: Female
baptism/christening date:
baptism/christening place:
birth date: 05 Mar 1806
birthplace: KIRKBURTON,YORK,ENGLAND
death date:
name note:
race:
father's name: Benjamin Barraclaugh
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Esther
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C09345-1
system origin: England-ODM
source film number: 828132
reference number:


and found this but no age for George:

groom's name: George Morton
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace:
groom's age:
bride's name: Charlotte Barrowclough
bride's birth date:
bride's birthplace:
bride's age:
marriage date: 11 Feb 1827
marriage place: Kirkburton, York, England
groom's father's name:
groom's mother's name:
bride's father's name:
bride's mother's name:
groom's race:
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race:
bride's marital status:
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: I03318-7
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 990702
reference number: Item 1 p2

then got this:


1841
Class: HO107 Piece 1277 Book: 2 Folio: 36 Page: 11
Civil Parish: Kirk Burton
County: Yorkshire
RD: Huddersfield
Sub-RD: Holmfirth
ED: 8
Address: Newfold
George Morton 35 Wool ?
Ann Morton 12 Wool Piecer

then found this:

name: Ann Morton
gender: Female
baptism/christening date: 28 Dec 1828
baptism/christening place: Holmfirth, York, England
birth date:
birthplace:
death date:
name note:
race:
father's name: George Morton
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Charlotte
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:

then the 1851 in post#1 with George, Ann and Wright. And no Charlotte in 1841 or 1851.
 

DaveHam9

Loyal Member
Staff member
Moderator
Posts
77,873
Likes
1,172
Location
Sydney
#11
Thanks. Yes, we have 2 x Wright and only one birth reg.

Of the 4 deaths it seems only one fits a birth around 1850.

The aim of this topic was to find the death of my George. I found a 2nd but didn't know there was a 3rd in the same area just west of Jackson Bridge.

I'll be back whenever. :)
 

woodlander

Valued Member
Posts
929
Likes
0
Location
Chorley
#12
Name: MORTON, Ann
Registration District: Help Huddersfield
County: Yorkshire
Year of Registration: 1851
Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun
Spouse's last name: Not available before 1912
Volume No: Help 22
Page No: Help 294
MarriageFinderâ„¢: Ann Morton married one of the following people

HIRST, Alfred view record
STANFIELD, Henry view record
BROOK, George view record
CASTLE, Joe view record

Thought Ann's marriage might have outside chance of helping. Appears to have married Henry Stanfield - 1861 census piece 3250 folio 131 page 21 (has daughter Georgina) next page has an Eli Morton age 32 ag lab with wife Jane & family and also a James Morton age 50 stone mason with wife also Jane - probably useless information :rolleyes:
 

DaveHam9

Loyal Member
Staff member
Moderator
Posts
77,873
Likes
1,172
Location
Sydney
#13
Thanks Woody.

So no sign of Wright with Ann and family? And no sign of father George with them?


1881
RG11 Piece / Folio 4371 / 92 Page 4
Census Place Wooldale, York, England
Dwelling Back Lane
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
Henry STANSFIELD Head M Male 53 Hebden Bridge, York, England Shoemaker
Ann STANSFIELD Wife M Female 52 Wooldale, York, England
Harriet A. STANSFIELD Dau U Female 18 Wooldale, York, England Burler (Woollen) (W)
Morton STANSFIELD Son Male 15 Wooldale, York, England Finisher (Cloth)
Harry STANSFIELD Son Male 13 Wooldale, York, England Piecer (Woollen)
 
Last edited:

DaveHam9

Loyal Member
Staff member
Moderator
Posts
77,873
Likes
1,172
Location
Sydney
#14
We have 3x George and it looks as though these fit so which one is my George, b. abt 1806?

The one who married Sarah was born abt 1804.

The one who married Hannah was born abt 1813.

Deaths Dec 1859
MORTON George Huddersfield 9a 176

Deaths Dec 1868
Morton George 60 Huddersfield 9a 238
Morton George 63 Huddersfield 9a 226

Two of them should be in 1861 so I hope spouse or occupation can separate them.
 
Last edited:

DaveHam9

Loyal Member
Staff member
Moderator
Posts
77,873
Likes
1,172
Location
Sydney
#15
Thought Ann's marriage might have outside chance of helping. Appears to have married Henry Stanfield - 1861 census piece 3250 folio 131 page 21 (has daughter Georgina) next page has an Eli Morton age 32 ag lab with wife Jane & family and also a James Morton age 50 stone mason with wife also Jane - probably useless information :rolleyes:
Hello Woody,

Might not be useless info. It's possible Ann's grandfather is a James MORTON, but not the 50 year old stone mason.

Might be worth trying to find a James old enough to be the father of George b. abt 1806 Kirkburton. I think this one is old enough. :D

name: James Morton
event: Census
event date: 1841
gender: Male
age: 70
birthplace: Yorkshire
record type: Household
registration district: Huddersfield
sub-district: Honley
civil parish: Almondbury
county: Yorkshire
 
Last edited:
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
DaveHam9 Deaths 5
DaveHam9 1861 Census Request 10
DaveHam9 Marriages 43
DaveHam9 1861 Census Request 16
DaveHam9 Documents 1
DaveHam9 1841 Census Request 5

Similar threads

Top