View Full Version : 1841 lookup please,Dickens of Riseley

erica bauman
04-10-2006, 7:30 PM
Hi,My quest today is to find Martha Dickens born 1818 in Riseley. She married John Fowler in 1842 and I have the census data for her from that point. On her marriage her father was named as George. A mason. It is a supposition that her mother was Mary Chamberlain [They married in Riseley in 1816] I am hoping that the 1841 census will confirm their places of birth and his occupation. Thankyou

27-11-2007, 8:53 AM
Hello Enca
I looked on IGI and found this birth for Martha. The father is not George so probably not the right one. On the marriage cert was it Marta or John's father who was George? I found a John Fowler with a father George. I wasn't able to find John & Martha in the '41 census.

Martha Dickins
Ch: 07 OCT 1821 Riseley, Bedford, England
Father: Stephen Dickins
Mother: Martha

Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
C003662 1813 - 1875 1279177 Film NONE

I found this marriage which might explain why I couldn't find them in census...if this is right couple?

Marriage: 02 DEC 1842 Riseley, Bedford, England

Source Information:
Batch Number: 7204722
Sheet: 02
Source Call No.: 0820209 Type: Film

The more I look I seem to go round in circles. This lot has probably confused you even more.

Kind Regards
Peter Euston

27-11-2007, 11:36 AM
A George Dickins age 40 was buried at Riseley on 8 Aug 1834, and a Mary Dickins age 52 on 2 June 1848.

In 1841 in Riseley there's a Mary Dickins 45; Sophia 15; George 15; William 12; Samuel 8. All born in Beds.

The IGI, controlled extract so reliable, has a baptism of Martha Dickins daughter of George and Mary on 27 May 1832. I suspect this is your Martha with a late baptism. Also baptised on the same day was Sophia Dickins dau of George & Mary (who we know from the census was born 1821-26 - in fact as Sophia King in 1851 she was 28, so 1822/3), so they may have had a job lot - unfortunately this particular IGI batch only has female baptisms in Riseley. However the BVRI also has baptisms that day for Elizabeth, George, Philip, and William, all children of George and Mary.

I can't see Martha in 1841 - but in any event 1841 only states whether or not the person was born in the county


27-11-2007, 1:34 PM
For added interest --- Stephen Dickins married Martha Williamson at Riseley on 26/06/1815. Stephen was baptised 23/01/1791 parents Stephen & Sarah Dickens. I cannot find baptism of George circa 1794; to link these 2 Dickens.

Stephen & Martha had son John 1819 married Selina Hancock on 28/07/1839. Their daughter Clara 1847 married James Partridge on15/09/1865. James 1846 was son of Robert Partridge of Riseley, the brother of my gt-gt-grandfather Richard b 1792 Bletsoe.

Regards John

27-11-2007, 8:56 PM
Stephen Dickins, baker married Sarah Brown on 5 April 1785, their children as well as Stephen, were Daniel 19/01/1794, Dovey 24/04/1806 & Henry 03/07/1796.

erica bauman
01-03-2008, 11:25 PM
Thank you for all the information. I appreciate all your help. I have been without a computer for a while. But now I feel that I have "regained my right arm!" I can get back to my search.