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William Reaney's birth???

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William Reaney was born in 1828 Sheffield, and definitely died in 1888. (He was buried with his wife Hannah Maria Fisher in Sheffield.)
I've got a pic of the garve where they are both buried, but there are no names or dates on it, only a plot reference.

I ordered the marriage cert and William's father was George Reaney, cutler.

1) I can't find William's birth / baptism details anywhere. There is another William Reaney from Sheff, I think born in 1827 but it's not him. My William Reaney ended up as a table blade grinder. He was living without parents in 1841, at Dais(e)y Bank Hill, Sheffield.

2) There are at least 4 George Reaneys that could have been William's father. If anyone can help, I'd love to know what his parents were called / when they were born etc so I can continue.

I'd be Sooooooooooooooooooo grateful if anyone can help me.
Ruth. :kissu:
 

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Hi Ruthanne

Do the 4 possible George's have any occupations that resemble that of a cutler?

Have you looked on the IGI for a possible baptism? As said, Sheffield is a city and there may be a selection of churhces to choose from for a baptism and the IGI is not complete.

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Hi Ben,
Don't know what any of the George's occupations were as I found them all on the IGI and that doesn't list them. I got it wrong before, my George Reaney was a grinder not a cutler.

I've checked the IGI for baps and there is nothing there. I think the only way to go is to check the church records, and I think it would be the District church of st Mary.

Ruth. :)
 

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Hi

Have you looked for any George Reaneys on the 1841 census?

How about this one at Heeley Common, Sheffield 1841?

George Reaney, aged 50, a file maker. Born Yorkshire.
Elizabeth, aged 35, born Yorkshire.

This does resemble a grinder as he could have grinded files.

There is another George Reaney born c1796 with wife Mary a tool maker.

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Hi Ben,

Thank you so much for the help on this - after lots of looking and elimination I'm fairly certain that your suggestion is right, and that this is my George!!!! I hadn't thought to check through the census using the occupation. Good thinking that man!

Because of this almost certain confirmation I've managed to trace a couple more generations back.

You are an angel!
Ruth. O0
 

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