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19-12-2004, 10:36 PM
Is anyone on the list researching the MONNINGTON family of Herefordshire? Would be pleased to hear from anyone who has Henry James, birth registered Dec qtr 1852 in their family. He married into my family. He married Isabella HAMMOND in Huddersfield in 1884. Bella came from a Cheshire farming family.
Their son became Church of England vicar, later converting to Catholicism to become RC priest.
30-08-2005, 10:23 PM
Not personally researching the Monningtons, but in the Herefordshire 1841 census there are 46, mostly at Leintwardine or Leinthall Starkes (the oldest there is Thomas age 80)
06-09-2005, 6:38 PM
Thank you for that! Well, I think it is thank you...rather more MONNINGTON in one place than I was expecting, but Henry was from that part of the world.
Eventually, I will find time to explore the twig...
Do you have the following from the 1861 census? [Note: The enumerator's handwriting is quite hard to read and the transcription has a few errors.]
Address: Bickley Farm, Knighton on Terme, Worcestershire
William Joseph Monnigton [sic] Head 57 Farmer of 250 acres employing Two men & one Boy born Wales Radnorshire ?Nortow
?Presila or Perida Monnigton Wife 55 born Wales Radnorshire ?Mangumas
George Monnigton Son 25 born Wales Radnorshire ?Nortow
Sarah Catherine Monnigton Daur 19 born Wales Radnorshire ?Mangumas
Emily Jane Monnigton Daur 16 born Wales Radnorshire ?Nortow
Elizabeth Harriet Monnigton Daur 14 born Wales Radnorshire ?Nortow
Eliza Ann Monnigton Daur 11 born Wales Radnorshire ?Nortow
Henry James Monnigton Son 8 born Herefordshire Presteigne
George Davis Father-in-law 58 Shephard [sic] born Wales Radnorshire ?Mangumas
Ian Monnington Visitor Married 34 born Wales Radnorshire ?Nortow
Edward Monnington Visitor [marital status scratched out] 10 Scollar [sic] born Wales Radnorshire ?Nortow
Catherine ?Stockes Servant 20 born Shropshire Neen
John ?Notchkiss or Wotchins Servant 22 Carter born Herefordshire Brampton Bryan
George Moris Servant 15 ?Collierman born Shropshire Bishops Castle
Reference: RG9/2084 Folio 105 Page 10
The 1871 census for the same family straightens out some of the names and birthplaces [see blue type]:
Address: Stocking, Willey, Herefordshire
William J. MONNINGTON Head 66 Farmer 236 Acres 1 Labourer born Radnorshire Norton
Pricilla MONNINGTON Wife 65 born Radnorshire Llangunllo
George MONNINGTON Son 40 [Unmarried] Farmer's Son born ditto
Elizabeth H. MONNINGTON Daughter 22 [Unmarried] born Radnorshire Norton
George DAVIES Brother-in-law [Unmarried] 68 born Radnorshire Llangunllo
Elizabeth DAVIES Servant 20 [Unmarried] Domestic Servant born Radnorshire Norton
William MORRIS Servant [Unmarried] 20 Farm Servant Indoor born Radnorshire Presteigne
James Williams Servant 16 Farm Servant Indoor born ditto
Reference: RG10/5594 Folio 41 Page 15
In the 1871 census, there's a Henry MONNINGTON, 18 years old, born in Coombes, Herefordshire, working as a draper's apprentice and living at 115 & 117 Oxford Street in Chorlton on Medlock, Manchester. [Reference: RG10/3987 Folio 94 Page 8]
In the 1881 census, there's a Hy J. MONNINGTON, 28 years old, born in Coombes, is a draper's assistant in Sheffield, Yorkshire. [Reference: RG11/4655 Folio 40 Page 5]
Meanwhile back on the MONNINGTON farm in 1881, father William MONNINGTON, 70, is still head of the household but he's a widower and retired. With him are son George, 44, and daughter Louisa, 28 [both unmarried] and brother-in-law, George DAVIES, 72. [Reference: RG11/2611 Folio 41 Page 17]
By 1891, [if this is the same George] George MONNINGTON, 53, is listed as a widower and farmer. With him are 2 servants. The address is Manor House, Wistanstow, Shropshire. [Reference: RG12/2089 Folio 84 Page 1]
And also in 1891, Henry Jas MONNINGTON, 38, is with his wife Isabella, 31, born at Gawsworth, Cheshire, son Stanley, 5, born at Seacombe, Cheshire and servant Mary WORTHINGTON, 28. Henry is a linen draper. They live on King's Mill Lane in Almondbury, Yorkshire. [Reference: RG12/3562, Folio 4 Page 1]
13-09-2005, 7:36 PM
Trish: thank you so much for the lead with the earlier census. I had 1881 & 1891 (latter after a long search prior to indexed versions!).
It certainly looks like "him": I am away for a few days housesitting for my father so will work on this when I get home - but it looks VERY promising and I thank you very much indeed for being so kind.
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