Posted By:Anne Reeves
Subject:Hannah Mellor living in Derbyshire, married to Wm. Horne
Post Date:November 04, 2007 at 03:59:37
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Hi! I am seeking information about the origins of my great-great-great-grandmother Hannah Horn[e] formerly Mellor. She married William Horn[e] (born in or near Worthington Leics.) in Church Gresley on 13 Nov 1821 when they were both living at Swadlincote. They subsequently moved a couple of miles to Newhall (all of these places are in the greater Burton-on-Trent area, shared between southern Derbyshire, eastern Staffordshire and north-western Leicestershire), where they had five surviving children, William, born c. 1820 (not at all unusual); George born c. 1826; Sarah born c. 1828; Joseph born c. 1832 and Elizabeth, born 1835 (her christening is recorded in the I.G.I). Hannah died in May 1838 and was buried on 17 May 1838, 40 days after her newborn son's burial on 7 April 1838. (William married Elizabeth Watkins a few months after the 1841 census and then the family moved to Darlaston, where Elizabeth met William Harper and in 1857 she gave birth to my great-grandmother and then died a month or so later.)
I cannot get beyond Hannah's marriage to William in any of the records available to me. As that marriage was well before civil registration began, and the digitized parish records (and I imagine the originals) hold no information about her father, I am stymied. There was a small family of Mellor's - three women, Sarah aged 65, and Martha, 25 and Mary 20 - living in Swadlincote in 1841. They were not from Derbyshire, according to the census. Where they were from is however unrecorded; and I do not know whether or not they were related to Hannah. Has anyone any information at all? Thanks, Anne Reeves.