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14-08-2008, 2:08 PM
Looks like I may have found the marriage of James and Mary Brindley who went to Tasmania in 1826 (he was a private in the Royal Veterans in Tasmania).
James Brinley m Mary Searcey, 25th April 1823, Arnold, Nottingham, England
I estimate he was born abt. 1887/1888 as war records show he was 34 in 1820 & 42 in 1830. The first one says born Harna, Nottingham and the second says born Arnold, Nottingham.
Any info that can help me find their births and parents would be greatly appreciated (looks like a visit to LDS to order the film of the marriage to see who the witnesses, what ages at time of the marriage and whether either had been married before).
14-08-2008, 2:16 PM
I have just checked the Nottinghamshire FHS baptism index and could not pick them up.
It is however a work in progress.
14-08-2008, 2:40 PM
Thanks, aren't most things :)
So far today thanks to some great help from ChritineR, I have found how and when they arrived in Tasmania, his service records in the PRO and the marriage on the IGI. can't expect too much info too quick now can we :)
15-08-2008, 1:06 AM
Having lived in Nottinghamshire for 60 years until moving to Lincolnshire, I think the reference to Arna is either local dialect for Arnold (still used today) or may be a reference to Arno vale, a part of Arnold.
15-08-2008, 7:15 AM
Thanks Grandadron :D
15-08-2008, 9:42 AM
My grans maiden name is Searcy but there are variations with it as Searcey. Unfortunately I'm only aware of her father who was James Searcy b. @1898 in Nottinghamshire. Unsure of James' fathers name but I do know he was married twice.
I live virtually on the border of Arnold and my gran lived in Hyson Green where her father did. I agree with the Arno bit, does sound like Harna? Could it be a transcript error and it be Hyson?
sorry can't help more, haven't gone any further back on that bit yet, as its my mums side, I'm still running back in history through my dads line.
11-06-2009, 2:23 PM
Thanks for the info and sorry I haven't looked in here for ages,
I'm still looking for any info to help me find his birth but now am not sure what year as his death in NSW in 1847 says he was 55yo, his Royal Veteran discharge in 1830 says he was 42yo and his 83rd foot regiment in 1820 says he was 34yo.
if 55 in 1846 as his death records say he was born about 1791
if 42 in 1830 as his Royal Veterans discaged says he was born about 1788
if 34 in 1820 as his 83rd Foot Regiment says he was born about 1786
Mitch in Notts
14-06-2009, 6:59 PM
Out of interest Wayne did you get any further info from the 1823 marriage entry?
14-06-2009, 7:30 PM
There are quite a few Searcy's in the NFHS Baptism record. The nearest one in date to your Mary is 21.03.1773. I reckon that might be too early if she married in 1823 but worth knowing about all the same.
Parents were Isaac and Mary Searcy. She was baptised in Widmerpool St Peter. Wherever that is!!:DSue
18-06-2009, 2:14 PM
Sorry that person I think would be too old as she marries again in 1848 and her daughter marries in 1849.
Mitch atm I haven't been able to view it (tried a couple of local libraries that have family history sections but they don't carry or get them in).
Mitch in Notts
20-06-2009, 7:19 PM
When I next get to Nottm I`ll have a look for you,
though we may not learn much!
22-06-2009, 12:01 AM
Witnesses to the wedding etc. may help (you never know)
Mitch in Notts
08-07-2009, 7:00 PM
St Marys, Arnold
James Brinley OTP.
Mary Searcey OTP.
Married by Banns.
25 April 1823.
Robert Burra Curate.
James Brinley X his mark.
Edward Taylor X his mark
Meliscent Clay X her mark.
The only point I`d make is the Bride signs her name Searcy whereas the curate has written it Searcey.
09-07-2009, 6:25 AM
As you thought, not much info and no real leads about possible kin.
Thanks for the info about Mary's surname too.
09-07-2009, 6:46 AM
I wonder if there are records of any other Brinley/Brindley in or around Arnold about this time.
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