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Topham York

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Stuck with information for the following family John Topham B1835 D1900 York
wife Mary B1846 in 1881 the family lived at 22 St Nicholas Street York, l have traced most of the family up to date, But have not managed to find out Marys maiden name as l am not sure where Mary and John came from originaly. and have found several marriages which could be theirs think they would have been married before 1872. Would be grateful of any information
 

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Hi the entry from the 1881 Census shows your family.

Household:

Name Relation Marital Gender Age Birthplace Occupation
John TOPHAM Head M Male 46 York, York, England Striker(Smith)
Mary TOPHAM Wife M Female 35 York, York, England
John TOPHAM Son Male 9 York, York, England Scholar
Emily TOPHAM Daur Female 7 York, York, England Scholar
George TOPHAM Son Male 5 York, York, England Scholar
Henery TOPHAM Son Male 3 York, York, England Scholar

Source Information:
Dwelling 22 Nicholas St
Census Place York St Nicholas In Suburbs, York, England
Family History Library Film 1342142
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 4725 / 114
Page Number 4


A little bit of deduction from this record:-:D

As they were both born in York and still lived in York only searched for marriages with in York.

The earliest date for the marriage possible was 1856 Mary would have been 16 the most likly latest date was the birth of their first child (1872).

A search on FreeBMD gave two possible marriages one for John Topham and Matilda Sotheran

The other most likely between John Topham and Mary Bland you would have to get the Marriage Cert to confirm this.

Surname First name(s) District Vol Page
Marriages Jun 1871 (>99%)
Bland Mary York 9d 41
Dixon George York 9d 41
Powell Elizabeth York 9d 41
Topham John York 9d 41


Surname First name(s) District Vol Page
Marriages Dec 1869
Sotheran Matilda York 9d 23
Topham John York 9d 23

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Type: Marriages Surname: TOPHAM First name(s): John
Start date: Mar 1856 End date: Dec 1872 District: York

The two marriages could be for the same John Topham so it might be worth looking for a death of Matilda Topham between 1869 and 1871.

Best of luck with the search.:D

Ed
 

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A John and Matilda were living in Yarm in 1871:

Matilda Topham
Age: 21
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850
Relation: Wife
Spouse's Name: John
Gender: Female
Where born: Strensall, Yorkshire, England

Civil Parish: Yarm West Side
Town: Yarm
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England

Street address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

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Registration district: Stockton
Sub-registration district: Yarm
ED, institution, or vessel: 38
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 98
Household Members: Name Age
John Topham 24
Matilda Topham 21
Thomas Topham 10 months

Maybe the York John only married once.
 
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Hi
thanks for info, think you are correct about the York John only getting married once. Also the John that married Matilda was the wrong age, after a bit more of research l am not absolutely sure that my John and Mary were born in York all the census returns state Yorkshire and l have unearthed some notes which mention that John might have been born in Holbeck nr Leeds. Have found a couple of marriages which could be possibles.
Many Thanks
Pam
 
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re burton/gevaux marriage not sure have only just started on the burton family line only information is that they orginally came from Salford and had connections with Barton-upon-Irwell and Ireland if l find anything will post info
 

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