From Thomas Caley and Sarah Unknown (1): Dale's research [2 September 2013]
From: Charani Subject: Re: [MDX] Parents of Ann Brookman nee CALEY born 1810 Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 12:16:51 +0100 References: <4A6EF42FD95F43A8B6B46B8C6CB0934A@dale82ed25efbc> <4DB9459C.firstname.lastname@example.org><2FCADD5ED0D54D41A50F86621CD01001@dale82ed25efbc> In-Reply-To: <2FCADD5ED0D54D41A50F86621CD01001@dale82ed25efbc>
Yes, you are :))
> Information required for Thomas & Sarah CALEY > > 1810 Birth of Daughter Ann Caley, > > 29 Dec 1812 Burial record for a Thomas Caley - St Matthew, Bethnal Green, Middlesex, Tower Hamlets > this may have been infant child of Sarah & Thomas - what records would show parents of the deceased.
I wonder if this could actually be Ann's father
Only parish registers as far as I'm aware, however, Bethnal Green is east London while Harmondsworth is west of London. Not impossible to be the same family but I'd be cautious about linking the two.
The incumbent or parish clerk or whoever made up the registers would might put "infant of" or "child of" and/or the parents names but it didn't always happen.
> > 1841 census. Thomas Caley at "Alms House". Waldron, Sussex. Age 50: DoB Est 1791 Occ- Ag Lab > Sarah Caley as above 60 1780 > 1851 Census details match those as for the 1841 census.
I found this couple in 1841 and it shows both were born in Sussex which is on the south coast of England, some distance from Middlesex.
They are a good fit for your couple, even allowing for the ages to have been rounded down in 1841 but may not be yours. The rules for admission to an almhouse are quite specific and usually required the applicant to be poor, local and of good standing.
> 1854 Burial Thomas Caley Saint Mary, Harmondsworth, Hillingdon, Middlesex.
This is your man which makes the Sussex couple even less likely. However, if you get the death certificate, you may get some indication of Thomas's age and also who the informant was and where he died.
> Ann, married James BROOKMAN in 1834, Holy Trinity, Middlesex, Kensington & Chelsea. > The birth of Ann & James' daughter Sarah (1835) is Saint Mary, Harmondsworth, Middlesex. > Burial records for Ann & James Brookman are in the Parish of Harmondsworth, Middlesex, Hillingdon. > (Sarah emigrated to Australia in 1853] > > Question - Is it feasible that the above records relate to one couple, or could I be getting details about 2 different couples? > I am not sure of the 'distances' between these areas and those of their daughter Ann
There are quite big distances between each of the areas but given Thomas was an ag lab, it IS possible he was working in the Harmondsworth area, then returned home at a later date whilst Ann stayed.
> I can not find any records for the marriage of Thomas & Sarah approx year 1805 -1815 ! > Nor can I find a birth record for Thomas that would relate. > Are there any records prior to 1834 which could include Thomas & Sarah's daughter Ann?
If Ann was a law abiding citizen, then it's unlikely :))
Sorry not to be able to give you definite answers but it isn't possible.
It could be worth checking the PRs for Waldron in Sussex. If you have an LDS Family History Centre near you, you can hire the film from them for a few dollars.
You haven't given your sources but if you've been using FamilySearch, it isn't complete so there may be entries in the PRs which aren't on there or they've been accredited to the wrong parish as has happened elsewhere.
Interestingly, there was quite a number of CALEYs on the Isle of Man which suggests it might be a Manx name.
-- Charani (UK) OPC for Walton, Greinton and Clutton, SOM Asst OPC for Ashcott and Shapwick, SOM http://wsom-opc.org.uk http://www.savethegurkhas.co.uk/--JeffreyRLehrer 01:43, 8 April 2013 (EDT)--JeffreyRLehrer 20:05, 1 September 2013 (EDT)