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08-11-2007, 4:24 PM

I'm searching for information on the Eatwell family. So far i have this:

John Eatwell (4-10-1827) m. Helen grace Gardner (6-15-1838). Born in Berkshire county England, migated to america in 1847/1849

I was wondering if any body has any more information about this guy. I've read that he came with a brother i've read that he didn't. Does anyone have any info about John's parents? I have some stuff but i don't know if it's accurate and i was hoping to compare notes with someone who might have this info.

ET in the USA
08-11-2007, 5:36 PM
I have access to US census records through my county library and found the following in 1860

Eatwell John age 32 Male White Born Eng Living Wisconsin, Dane County, Vienna

He is married to Ellen age 22 born Ohio.

By 1870 they have moved from Wisconsin to Iowa and he is married to Helen age 32 born Ohio.
Eatwell John Age 43 Male White Born Eng Living IAhttp://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/images/s.gif JASPER http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/images/s.gifCLEAR CRK TWPhttp://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/images/s.gif

Will look for other years and get back to you later today. May send info off forum via PM if I can figure out how.

08-11-2007, 6:59 PM
I can't help you with the America side, but this looks like him in the 1841 census:
Ho107/28/15 folio5 page 4, Peach St, Wokingham, Berkshire
Sarah Eatwell, 45, Charwoman
John ", 14
George ", 12
Mary ", 9

All born in the county of Berkshire. In this census, ages 15+ were rounded down to nearest 5 years, no other info about relationships given.

ET in the USA
08-11-2007, 7:12 PM
If this is a related entry, George wasn't the brother who might have gone to America with John
Deaths Jun 1841 (99%) Eatwell George Wokingham (http://javascript<b></b>:golink() 6203 (http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl?vol=6&pgno=203&type=Deaths&start=1841&sq=2&end=1841&eq=2&v=MTE5NDU0ODU3MzozZjI2MzUxYmFkNGEyMTU3ZmFkOGRmNDBl ZjFmMzlkYWMyNTA3NDU5&jsexec=1&mono=0&action=Find)

08-11-2007, 7:35 PM
That could have been the father, as Sarah appears to have remarried.

HO107/1693 folio 5 page 4, Roach [?] St, Wokingham, Berkshire
James Frith, head, Mar, 62, Card Rainer [?], Berks., Wokingham
Sarah Frith, wife, Mar, 45, Berks., Wokingham
Mary Eatwell, dau, Unm, 19, Berks, Wokingham

From www.freebmd.org.uk (http://www.freebmd.org.uk)
Marriage of James Frith & Sarah Eatwell in June quarter 1848, Wokingham registration district, volume 6, page 401.

1851 census HO107/1623 folio 208 page 9, Bridge Village, Kent
Richard Sherrard, head, Mar, 43, Licensed victualler & trainer of race horses, Kent, Bridge
George Eatwell, serv, Unm, 22, Berkshire, Wokingham

ET in the USA
08-11-2007, 7:45 PM
We have a nice story going here.

Father dies June Quarter 1841, mother remarries June Qtr 1848,
Eldest son, John, leaves the country about 1848 and marries an American.

I think about now I might spend some money on certificates from the GRO to see if any of it is true.

http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/ - website for online ordering of certificates.

08-11-2007, 8:02 PM
I think about now I might spend some money on certificates from the GRO to see if any of it is true.

Yes, I'd be getting the one for the marriage of Sarah Eatwell & James Frith as that will give her name at the time of her marriage & her status (hopefully "widow") & her father's name (which will give her maiden name). If that is OK, then I'd go for the death certificate for George in 1841.
I'm impatient, so if it was me, I'd probably go for the 2 at once! :D