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According to FMP there were 2 earlier children: Sarah bap 1809 and Elizabeth bap 1812.
According to the baptism referred to by Cathie, Sarah Birch was born 1781, which agrees well with her age of 69 at the 1851 census. She seems to lose 3 years in 1861 and 1871.
1781 would make her actually 27 at her marriage, 46 when last child Luke was born and 93 at death.
There was a William Gosling baptised 1861 Macclesfield, son of John Gosling Junior
correction, William Gosling bap !761 Macclesfield.
I have found 2 more children besides the 5 you have found.
1) Sarah, born 1809. She marries Jonathon Ibbotson about 1828 and they have a daughter Dinah Ibbotson, who is on the 1841 census with her grandmother, as mother Sarah appears to have died sometime after the birth.
2) Elizabeth, born 1812.
3) Mary, born 1815.
4) Ann, born 1819. Something interesting is that she could well be the step grandmother of Lydia Crapper, who married the elusive George Wilson, of a previous thread.
5) George, born 1820.
6) William, born 1824, my 2xgreatgrandfather.
7) Luke, born 1827.
So...... The 60 year old Sarah on the 1841 census with Mary, Luke & William is the GRANDMOTHER?I can only find one Sarah buried at St Nicholas.
All these names are floating around in my head as Malcolm Nunn and I transcribed St Nicholas. I don't know if you saw part of my message were I said that I can't guarantee that we got all the Baptisms & Marriages that were performed at St Nicholas as the register pages (on fiche) that I used were not in good condition. We might have to redo some of the pages again at a later date.
The 60 yr old Sarah on the 1841 census is the mother, not the grandmother.
Hi Elaine, Diana Ibbotson is the daughter of Sarah Ibbotson, nee Gosling, the eldest daughter of Sarah and William Gosling.
Now I get the picture. That clears up the possibility of another Sarah.
Diana Ibbotson is with her grandmother Sarah Gosling on the 1841 census.
The 1851 census.
Sarah Gosling Head
Widow Female 69 1782 Farmer of 40 acres Bradfield, Yorkshire, England
Luke Gosling Son
Unmarried Male 23 1828 Farmers son at home Bradfield, Yorkshire, England
William Gosling Son
Married Male 26 1825 Farmers son at home Bradfield, Yorkshire, England
Eliza Gosling Daughter-in-law
Married Female 20 1831 - Bradfield, Yorkshire, England
Mark Fairest Visitor
Unmarried Male 26 1825 File smith Bradfield, Yorkshire, England
Sarahs age seems to change quite often. LOL