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22-08-2009, 5:47 PM
I hope someone can help or it may be a fools erand as i know so little. Im looking for information on a Margaret Marsden she was born abt 1852 London N E , but moved to sheffield where she married my rely David Gittins in july qtr 1867 they had 9 children counted so far , David died 1895 but she is still on Cencus 1901 living Carlisle Street Court working as charwomen.
Anybody with help or searching same...

22-08-2009, 5:59 PM
do you have any info. about her parents, siblings etc.? I have Marsden from the West Riding. The earliest I can date is Richard born Bradford about 1869, mother Elizabeth, nee Oliver, father unknown (as yet).

22-08-2009, 6:02 PM
correction. Elizabeth was the widow of Thomas Oliver.

22-08-2009, 6:05 PM
Hi Nicolina , thankyou for your help , i only know she was born in London N E. I havent found her 1861 cencus ,and that she married David Gittins jul qtr 1867 , and shes still about 1901 living carlisle street court , sheffield .Needle in seems apropriate ...

22-08-2009, 6:32 PM
I have checked the 1861 census. There a a couple of Margarets in Middx, but unless you know the name of her parents, you cannot do anymore.

There is this one ??
Class: RG9; Piece: 2645; Folio: 69; Page: 41
Margaret A Marsden abt 1849 b London, Middlesex, Stepdaughter living Bebington, Cheshire

I think the only way forward (or backwards!!) is to send for the marriage certificate.
Sue :)

22-08-2009, 6:40 PM
Hi Sue.
I will have a look at the cencus again , but i seem to chase dead ends this week...

22-08-2009, 6:48 PM
I have just noticed. If she really was born in 1852, then she was only 14/15 years old when she married.


22-08-2009, 6:49 PM
Hi Daz, did a search for the birth date of Margaret Marsden born N E London, using your abt 1852 as a start point +/- 2yrs there is only one birth that fits a Margaret Marsden born Sept qtr 1850 Marylebone Vol 1 Page 176.

Am now using this year date as my guide for a search.

PS I shuddered when I saw the surname Marsden, as a friend has asked me to research her Marsden clan from the Colchester area, and would not believe me when I found out for them that her grandfather was not an Essex born lad but from Preston Lancs!

Most if not all Marsdens eminate from Lancs it seems!

Best Regards

22-08-2009, 6:59 PM
Hi Sue , Yes i did see that , but on cencus it says birth Abt 1852 London N.E .David Gittins her Husband born Oct qtr 1846 , First child found Mary Ann born july qtr 1869.

Hi Keyboard. Wow that sounds intresting a london Margaret Marsden birth 1850 sounds better , small ol world if you are researching the marsden name thankfully i only want 3 of them not a Lancashire full of them LOL

22-08-2009, 7:20 PM
I did find this on the IGI

Birth: 24 AUG 1852
Christening: 30 OCT 1852 Old Church, Saint Pancras, London, England

Birth: 09 DEC 1846
Christening: 24 JAN 1847 St Botolph Without Aldgate, London, London, :

Also this: Who knows?
Deaths Mar 1854
Marsden Margaret St. Pancras


22-08-2009, 8:07 PM
you got me started again trying to sort out mine and it seems to get even more complicated. It looks as though her maiden name was also Marsden, which means that she was a Marsden, married to a Marsden who then married an Oliver.
I'm not going to waste much time on it though, I've discovered a couple of other closer ancestors that I knew nothing about.

22-08-2009, 8:23 PM
Hi Sue,
So if i chase them to see if they move to sheffield by 1861 cencus i will be in....As for the death i hope not as she had 9 children after that LOL..

22-08-2009, 8:37 PM
There is this one ??
Class: RG9; Piece: 2645; Folio: 69; Page: 41
Margaret A Marsden abt 1849 b London, Middlesex, Stepdaughter living Bebington, Cheshire

Births Dec 1848
MARSDEN Margaret Anne Kensington 3 376

This one is a distinct possibility, as it would put her in a nearer vicinity to meet David Gittins.

You really must send for some cerificates to help you out. We all have to!! Their marriage for a start.

Sue :confused:

22-08-2009, 8:50 PM
Ive just found this one ,, living in sheffield 1861.
Robert Marsden b1805 liverpool.
Margaret Marsden b 1806 liverpool.
there son is born Battersea,
Margaret b 1850 paddington.and her older sister is born paddington 2..
Iz paddington N.E London..
What you recon..
Sorry you know i carnt afford certificates , gotta go to bed now , another day tommorrow with nothing to do !!.
Best Wishes

23-08-2009, 7:44 AM
Yes. I think that is her!

1851 census
Living in Marylebone
Robert Marsden 47 Spring Maker Liverpool
Margaret Marsden 46
William Marsden 17
Isaac Marsden 13
John Marsden 5
Mary Marsden 3
Margaret Marsden 1

Living Sheffield
Name Age
Robert Marsden 56 Coach Spring Maker Liverpool
Margrett Marsden 55
John James Marsden 15
Mary Ann Marsden 13
Margrett Marsden 11


23-08-2009, 8:23 AM
Wow Sue , Thats brill i didnt think we would find her , Brilliant just got her death and cemetery in sheffield to do laters then , be a bit awkward as there were quite a few margaret gittins's about , shes on 1901 cencus so after that.Back to my tree today then , post later when i get stuck..Thanks everyone for your help with that..Darran x