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Seth Ibbotson

Need to clarify parents of Seth Ibbotson born Bradfield 1852 died 1930 Michigan USA. I have his parents as Richard Ibbotson & Harriet Hall,but having located his death certificate it says parents as Seth Ibbotson & Sarah Proctor both from Bradfield. But his death certificate is very misleading because it gives his age at death as 78 but birth as 1882 (which could be a typo). His brother Frank Ibbotson is informant on certificate. I think there may be errors on the certificate? Regards David

Re: Seth Ibbotson

David, so far this is the only baptism I have found.

Wesleyan Methodist, Ben Lane, Wadsley, Sheffield.
Seth Ibbotson, born 20 Dec 1852, bap 24 Feb 1853.
Parents, Richard and Harriett.


Re: Seth Ibbotson

Hi Moira

Yes that's what I thought. Seth married a Elizabeth Vaughton born 1862 Bradfield (father Benjamin Vaughton) also found her death certificate for 1927 Michigan. Her mother is shown as Francis Proctor!!!

Re: Seth Ibbotson

Sorry I previously said Frank Ibbotson was Seth's brother, he was his son.

Re: Seth Ibbotson

Hi David,

The 1930 census for Detroit City, Michigan.
Seth Ibbotson, Head, 77yrs, Widow.
Frank Ibbotson, son, 39yrs, single.
Maurice Ibbotson, son, 30yrs, single.
Walter Ibbotson, son, 27yrs, single. All born England.

The death entry for Seth in 1930 on Family Search gives his age as 78yrs.
Then there is his birth date as 1 Nov 1882, Bradfield, England.
THEN...Estimated birth year 1852. The 1882 must be a typo.

If the baptism I found is the right one, his date of birth on the death certificate
is wrong also.
Could it be it was his son Frank who registered his death, and it was he who made the

Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 22 July 1922.
Deaths.....IBBOTSON, On 24 June, of Detroit, Michigan, USA., Harry Vaughton, beloved
son of Seth and Elizabeth Ibbotson, late of Hillsborough, age 33.

Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 26 November 1927.
Deaths.....IBBOTSON, 31st October at Detroit, Michigan, Elizabeth, aged 65, the
beloved wife of Seth Ibbotson, late of Malin Bridge.


David, just seen your last entry so ignore my comments about Frank.

Re: Seth Ibbotson

I agree, Frank could have got it wrong.

Re: Seth Ibbotson

Hi David, The GRO record shows Seth's mother as a Hall. IBBOTSON, SETH Mothers Maiden name HALL
GRO Reference: 1853 M Quarter in WORTLEY AND PENISTONE Volume 09C Page 167 Also the marriage of Richard Ibbotson and Harriet Hall July 1849 Wortley. regards Barry

Re: Seth Ibbotson

Morning Moira & David,

If and I say IF the family were Church of England the baptisms at St Nicholas have only been transcribed to 1813 but we are moving along.

Five of Seths children are listed in our Baptisms either at Wadsley or Owlerton.

Elaine in Ottawa.

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