I am trying to find a marriage for John Hinchliffe and Margaret possibly in Sheffield. There is a marriage for a couple with these names on the IGI but there were 2 couples with these names having children in the early 1800s in Sheffield. My Margaret died before the 1841 census and John was living with his daughter in 1841 he died before the 1851 census so all I know about him was he was born in Yorkshire.
The first child I can find was Thomas born 1804 and as Margaret was born 1776 this would have made her 28 which seems a bit late for the time so I suspect they could have lived somewhere else and had children before Thomas.
May 31, 2012 - 8:35PM
The only marriage I can find for a John Hinchcliffe to a Margaret is this one from familysearch.org.
groom's name: John Hinchliffe
bride's name: Margaret Wilde
marriage date: 30 Jul 1801
marriage place: Cathedral Saint Peter,Sheffield,York,England
indexing project (batch) number: M00775-8
Why do you think there are 2 couples with the same name?
May 31, 2012 - 11:39PM
Thanks for taking the time to reply.
The couple you have found are both alive in 1841 living with one of their children. There are also the children of both couples on the IGI and it would be impossible for them to be from one family given the birth dates and the fathers have different occupations.
Jun 1, 2012 - 8:26AM
The IGI doesn't list occupations so it is impossible to sort them out from there.
My next step would be to look at the actual parish registers and list all the children from these two unions. There are also gaps in the St Peters records on the IGI.
Thanks for your response but I have already looked at the parish records at the archives. This is why I know there were 2 couples. My John Hinchliffe was a scissor smith and the other John was a file smith. These occupations remain constant for all the births and on the 1841 census.
All I really want is the marriage for John and Margaret.
Jun 1, 2012 - 10:19AM
Is your Margaret the one who was buried at SS Peter & Paul 27 Jan 1840 aged 63 of Snow Lane?