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    Default Ralph Allen, Pilot

    I have been trying for ages to find any Information about Ralph Allen. It is probably impossible but I keep trying.
    I know virtually nothing about him except his name and his occupation as given by his daughter when she married in 1838.
    Mary Jane Allen married Elijah L Lockwood in 1838 she lived prior to her marrying Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire. She named her father as Ralph Allen, pilot and didn't say deceased so I assumed he was still alive at that time.
    By 1851 they were living In Birmingham and Mary Jane said she was born at sea in 1809 which I think might mean that her father either had a maritime occupation or perhaps that the family emigrated to England and she was born on the way.
    Has anyone any suggestions of websites I might try or Libraries I might contact or anything I might do to find Ralph?

    Many Thanks

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    From Family Search.
    According to a notice of the marriage published in the Laicester Mercury, the bride's name was Mary Jane Sewell. Date 24 February 1838.
    I presume you are working from the marriage certificate.

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    How do you know they were living in Birmingham in 1951? m I cannot find any census records except an Elijah living in Barrow in Oar on the 1851 census but he is not old enough. i can't find Elijah anywhere. If they married in 1838 then they should be on the 1841 census (if we are lucky!) Do you have the marriage cert?

    I have found a baptism for a Mary Elizabeth Lockwood (parents Elijah and Mary Jane) No date though, no place either. What was Elijah Ludford Lockwood's father's name?

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    The baptism took place:

    Mary Elizabeth Lockwood

    26June 1839.
    ST NICHOLAS,LEICESTER,LEICESTER,ENGLAND
    Father
    Elijah Laidford Lockwood
    Mother
    Mary Jane

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    Marraige on Familysearch has a date:

    18 Feb 1838

    Elijah Ludford Lockwood

    Father:
    Henson Lockwood
    Spouse:
    Mary Jane Allen
    Father:
    Ralph Allen

    Address for both is Talbot Lane

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    Found on the 1841 census (names are a bit of a muddle up)

    South Street, Barrow upon Soar
    Henson age 60 - Farm Servant
    Sarah age 15
    Mr(?) Smith age 60
    Cath (?) Ludford age 20
    Jane Lockwood (preume this is mary Jane) age 20
    Mary Lockwood age 2

    All born in the county except for Cath (?) Ludford and Mr Smith

    Elijah not showing on this census

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    Henson died in 1845 in Barrow.

    My previous post asking about living in Birmingham should read 1851 of course. Looks like I made quite a few typos in that one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by suemalings View Post
    Found on the 1841 census (names are a bit of a muddle up)

    South Street, Barrow upon Soar
    Henson age 60 - Farm Servant
    Sarah age 15
    Mr(?) Smith age 60
    Cath (?) Ludford age 20
    Jane Lockwood (preume this is mary Jane) age 20
    Mary Lockwood age 2

    All born in the county except for Cath (?) Ludford and Mr Smith

    Elijah not showing on this census
    Henson had a daughter Jane born 1820 married
    James Arnatt in 1850

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    found Henson Lockwood with a Martha Ludford Christening for son Nathaniel could this be where Ludford comes from in Elija's name

    Nathaniel Lockwood

    Christening Date: 14 May 1815
    Christening Place: BISHOP STREET WESLEYAN,LEICESTER,LEICESTER,ENGLAND
    Birth Date: 26 Mar 1815
    Father's Name: Henson Lockwood
    Mother's Name: Martha Ludford

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    This is interesting. Was it just an error perhaps or is there more to this story but I have the marriage certificate which says Allen. Also the marriage was witnessed by a couple named Hollyoaks and Mary Jane was a witness at their wedding the year before and she signed Allen. Interestingly she could sign her own name which hints at a basic education at least.

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