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I am trying to find the Fathers name of William Sellars Born Abt 1835 In Rotherham, I have found his marriage to Harriet Slack in 1860 - Sheffield, but am unable to find a record stating their parents - I was wondering if there is anyone out there that can help.
I don't know whether you have seen it but Harriett is on 1851 census with her parents. John Slack age 36 born Dronfield and Mary age 36 born Attercliffe.They were living at Grimesthorpe, Sheffield.Also on the 1891 census William appears to have changed his name to George
In the 1901 census, widow Harriet Sellars is living with her son Alfred and daughter Harriet Tomlinson and family at 6 Vine Street, Rotherham.
William Sellars aged 66, of 6 Vine Street, was buried on 7 Sep 1899 at Masbrough Cemetery, Rotherham. His parents are recorded as George and Ann.
Also at Masbrough Cemetery, Harriet Sellars aged 75 of 17 Providence Street, was buried 24 Sep 1915. Parents John and Mary.
Hope this helps,
Hi Dawn, I have more burial records for your family, burials at Masbrough Cemetery, Rotherham.
George Sellars, bur 6 March 1901 aged 38, of 6 Vine Street. Son of William and Harriet. Miner.
William Sellars, bur 18 Dec 1909 aged 45, of 33 King Street. son of William and Harriet. Moulder.
Alfred Sellars, bur 17 March 1961 aged 81, of 44 King Street. OAP.
Emily Jane Sellars, bur 26 June 1964 aged 86, of 44 King Street. widow.
Wilfred Tomlinson bur 3 April 1902 aged 9 months, of 1 George Street. Son of Frederick & Harriett.
Albert Tomlinson bur 13 Oct 1905 aged 7, of 1 George Street. Son of Fred & Harriett.
Edith Tomlinson, bur 3 Feb 1915 aged 2, of 15 Providence Street. Daur of Fred & Harriett.
Fred Tomlinson bur 3 June 1942 aged 68, of 15 Providence Street.
Harriett Tomlinson, bur 22 June 1950 aged 74, of 15 Providence Street.
Best wishes, Patrick
The 1841 census I looked at was H0/1325/14
George Sellars aged 30 Coal Miner all born Yks.
Ann aged 25
William aged 11
Ameliah aged 6
George aged 5.
Does it say that William was a Moulder on the marriage certificate???
I think that there are two William Sellers around the same age one a Moulder and the other a Miner.
The 1861 census is when he & Harriet are living in Grimesthorpe.He's a Moulder on that census.Aged 26.
I am looking at Ancestry as I do not have any Rotherham FHS discs
Which is why I believe Patrick is having better luck.
Thats the best I an do I am afraid.....
Elaine in Ottawa.
For me I would want to know for sure what it says on that marriage certificate it could have other clues on it.
Elaine in Ottawa.
The burial registers for St Thomas are deposited with Sheffield archives from 1843-1979. They are not with the church.
Hi Angela, thank you for the info, I knew the registers are kept at Sheffield, but I wasn't aware that they go as far as 1979. Rotherham Archives have them on film and fiche, but only up to 1903.
I understand that churchyard plans and burial books are kept at the church, and that the wardens may be able to help relatives to locate burial plots.