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Two Janets and a James gone AWOL


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In 1851, Edward Merchant was living in Leeds with children William, Janet, Abraham and James. Janet Merchant aged 31 was the lodger and housekeeper.

I am guessing that the elder Janet was Edward’s sister, who was helping her brother after his first wife, Helen Hamilton died.

Class: HO107; Piece: 2320; Folio: 498; Page: 12

In 1861, Edward was in Deansgate, Manchester with new wife Sarah and just two of his children, William and Abraham.

Class: RG9; Piece: 2939; Folio: 12; Page: 18

Despite many searches for marriages/deaths, I have found no further trace of Janet born 1820 in Scotland, Janet born 1844 in Ireland and James born 1849 in Ireland.

Any ideas or suggestions would be most welcome!

Thank you,

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