I previously got some useful help looking for one ancestor, so was hoping for another
One of my ancestors is Phoebe Shaw, 1857. I see her in the 1861 census with her parents Jervis and Elizabeth in 1871 with just Elizabeth. In 1881, she is the housekeeper for Henry Chandler, with 4 year old Henry Shaw listed as her son. Henry and Phoebe marry in 1883, the certificate confirming her father as Jervis Shaw (deceased) and are still married in 1891, where Henry seems to be listed as James H Chandler (both born 1877)
I can't find any birth reference for her. There was a Phoebe Shaw in 1853 in Sheffield, but that is not her
I also am not sure of the parents marriage. A Jarvis Shaw married in Mansfield in 1858, but that was to either a Jane or Catherine. There was also a marriage of a Jervis Shaw to a Bridget Elizabeth D'orsay, but I can't find either in 1841 or 1851 and without a birth certificate, can't be sure it is the right marriage
So, any idea where I might find her birth or previous evidence for her parents would be helpful
Elizabeth was born in Manchester according to the 1861,71,81 and 91 census and Jervis/Jarvis in Derby
Thanks, it hadn't occured to me that Elizabeth could have been married before, and that Phoebe could be the daughter of that marriage. It wouldn't be the first time that a person lists the man who raised them on their marriage certificate, rather than their biological father.
I couldn't find a James d'Orsay marriage between 1850 and 1860 though, and although I can see a few people called Phoebe Shaw born 1856/1857, none in Sheffield
I don't know about Jervis and Elizabeth, but Phoebe and her husband baptised some of the children at St John the Baptist Church, Owlerton
I did previously try to get one of the sibling's birth certificates, but most have pretty common names, and my first attempt was a failure.