Some of the Families of Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England


Melia-1091 was born about 1830 in , , England. He married Catherine Magquire-1090.

NOTE see convict record of his "wife" she lived with him for about 12 months and was known as Ann Melia.

Catherine Magquire-1090 was born in 1830 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. She died on 27 Mar 1912 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. She married Melia-1091.

Other marriages:
Murry,
Underwood, George James

BIRTH from email Rod Warnock (March 2003).

NOTE from Rod Warnock (email Mar 2003) gives court record as follows: Maguire Catherine alias Ann MELIA alias Elen MURRAY. 5 ft 1 inch 20 Housemaid 7 years Liverpool. Mr MURRAY (indistinct). Mr MELIA I lived with him 12 months. Ribbons pro GRAHAM at Chester. 4 months for boots. 3 months for shifts.

NOTE also from RW convict record 41/31. MAGUIRE, Catherine, alias Ann MELIA alias Ellen MURRAY
Tried Nether Knutforf Assizes 17 February 1851. 7 years. Arrived 10th August 1851. Cannot read or write. RC Transported for larceny and previous conviction of felony. Good Report. One felony once acquitted of felony 5 times summarily. Married/1 child/ stated this offence stealing ribbons Mr GRAHAM. 4 months for boots 3 months for shifts. Single. Good Report.

NOTE also from RW - more from convict records. Trade: House [keeper]. Height 5 feet 1 inch, Age 20.
Complexion sallow. Head medium. Hair red. Visage oval. Forehead high. Eye brows light. Eyes Hazel. Nose medium. Mouth medium. Chin medium. Native place Liverpool. Remarks: Face and arms much freckled (indistinct) on right arm. 11/53 married James UNDERWWOD Ticket of Leave 9 May 1854. Oct 24/54 Recomm for a CP. 14 August 1855 Conditional Pardon applied. Cert. Hobart 2 March 1859. SERVICES - 14 August H. C.
February 24/52 ?/ B WHITE Argyle Place.

MARRIAGE from Tasmania BMD CD. Age given as 22, name spelled McQuire, though at birth of children it is spelled Maguire.

NOTE the four children listed after 1866 are listed as the children of Ellen Maquire except the last who is listed as a child of Helen. Did Catherine change her name or are these children of another marriage or even another James. Sheree Facey says that she saw a record long ago which stated that she changed her name from Catherine to Ellen "after she married", though this does not match the children birth records, it does confirm that she is the same person.

DEATH from Rod Warnock ( email Mar 2003). Died at Cathedral Street, Hobart, issue 6 males, 4 females, cause of death Bronchitis and Cardiac Disease, signed by Dr Sprott.


Murry-1092 was born about 1830 in , , England. He married Catherine Magquire-1090.

NOTE see convict record of his "wife". While she was with him she was known as Ellen Murray.

Catherine Magquire-1090 was born in 1830 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. She died on 27 Mar 1912 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. She married Murry-1092.

Other marriages:
Melia,
Underwood, George James

BIRTH from email Rod Warnock (March 2003).

NOTE from Rod Warnock (email Mar 2003) gives court record as follows: Maguire Catherine alias Ann MELIA alias Elen MURRAY. 5 ft 1 inch 20 Housemaid 7 years Liverpool. Mr MURRAY (indistinct). Mr MELIA I lived with him 12 months. Ribbons pro GRAHAM at Chester. 4 months for boots. 3 months for shifts.

NOTE also from RW convict record 41/31. MAGUIRE, Catherine, alias Ann MELIA alias Ellen MURRAY
Tried Nether Knutforf Assizes 17 February 1851. 7 years. Arrived 10th August 1851. Cannot read or write. RC Transported for larceny and previous conviction of felony. Good Report. One felony once acquitted of felony 5 times summarily. Married/1 child/ stated this offence stealing ribbons Mr GRAHAM. 4 months for boots 3 months for shifts. Single. Good Report.

NOTE also from RW - more from convict records. Trade: House [keeper]. Height 5 feet 1 inch, Age 20.
Complexion sallow. Head medium. Hair red. Visage oval. Forehead high. Eye brows light. Eyes Hazel. Nose medium. Mouth medium. Chin medium. Native place Liverpool. Remarks: Face and arms much freckled (indistinct) on right arm. 11/53 married James UNDERWWOD Ticket of Leave 9 May 1854. Oct 24/54 Recomm for a CP. 14 August 1855 Conditional Pardon applied. Cert. Hobart 2 March 1859. SERVICES - 14 August H. C.
February 24/52 ?/ B WHITE Argyle Place.

MARRIAGE from Tasmania BMD CD. Age given as 22, name spelled McQuire, though at birth of children it is spelled Maguire.

NOTE the four children listed after 1866 are listed as the children of Ellen Maquire except the last who is listed as a child of Helen. Did Catherine change her name or are these children of another marriage or even another James. Sheree Facey says that she saw a record long ago which stated that she changed her name from Catherine to Ellen "after she married", though this does not match the children birth records, it does confirm that she is the same person.

DEATH from Rod Warnock ( email Mar 2003). Died at Cathedral Street, Hobart, issue 6 males, 4 females, cause of death Bronchitis and Cardiac Disease, signed by Dr Sprott.


Thomas Downing-1093 [Parents] was christened on 12 Mar 1826 in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England. He married Mary Ann Rogers-1094 about Aug 1854.

BAPTISM in The Independent Chapel. (report from P & J Bilborough by email April 2003)

MARRIAGE from St Catherine's index Sep Qtr 1854 Hardingstone area (report from P & J Bilborough by email April 2003)

CENSUS 1881 at Chase Park Cottage, Yardley Hastings, Northampton, England. PRO ref. RG11/1540, folio 13, page 20. Age 55 a horse keeper.

Mary Ann Rogers-1094 was born about 1821 in Abbotts Ripon, Huntingdonshire, England. She married Thomas Downing-1093 about Aug 1854.

BIRTH date from age in 1881.

MARRIAGE from St Catherine's Index (report from P & J Bilborough by email April 2003)

CENSUS 1881 at Chase Park Cottage, Yardley Hastings, Northampton, England. PRO ref. RG11/1540, folio 13, page 20. Age 60.


Joseph Downing-1095 [Parents] was christened on 3 Sep 1828 in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England. He was buried on 5 Oct 1899 in Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, England. He married Lucy Wooding-81 about Feb 1860.

BAPTISM in Independent Chapel (report from P & J Bilborough by email April 2003).

MARRIAGE from St Catherine's Index, Hardinstone district, 1 qtr 1860. (report from P & J Bilborough by email April 2003).

BURIAL from a listed sent to me by Peter Euston (email Apr 2008).

Lucy Wooding-81 [Parents] was born on 18 Nov 1829 in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England. She was christened on 30 May 1830 in Independent Chapel, Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England. She was buried on 11 Jun 1900 in Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, England. She married Joseph Downing-1095 about Feb 1860.

BIRTH & BAPTISM Records of the Independent Chapel at Yardley Hastings, on LDS film 825347. Originally : from Richard Rollins, email 7 Apr 1999. He lists the year of birth as "1827?? maybe 1829", but my reading gave 1829. (baptism also reported from P & J Bilborough by email April 2003).

CENSUS 1841: Yardley Hastings, dwelling no.? on the West Side of the brook. Age 10, occupation lace maker. Born in the county. I am not sure where she fits, in my notes she is by herself between dwelling 5 and dwelling 6.

CENSUS 1851: Yardley Hastings, dwelling no.93 PAGE 24 on the West Side of the brook. Age 21, occupation lace maker. Born YH.

MARRIAGE from St Catherine's index (report from P & J Bilbrough by email April 2003). March qtr 1860 in the Hardingstone district.

BURIAL from a listed sent to me by Peter Euston (email Apr 2008).

They had the following children:

  M i Frederick Downing-1788 was born about Nov 1850 in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England.

BIRTH from a listed sent to me by Peter Euston (email Apr 2008). This quotes Dec Qtr 1850.
  M ii Andrew Luther Downing-1789 was born about May 1856 in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England.

BIRTH from a listed sent to me by Peter Euston (email Apr 2008). This quotes Jun Qtr 1856.
  F iii Esther Jane Downing-1790 was born about Feb 1861 in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England.

BIRTH from a listed sent to me by Peter Euston (email Apr 2008). This quotes Mar Qtr 1861.
  M iv John Downing-1098
  M v William Downing-1104 was born about 1865 in Chadstone Ashby, Northamptonshire, England.
  F vi Sarah Downing-1105 was born about 1866 in Chadstone Ashby, Northamptonshire, England.
  F vii Ellen Downing-1106 was born about 1868 in Chadstone Ashby, Northamptonshire, England.

John Downing-1098 [Parents] was born on 12 Dec 1862 in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England. He died about May 1915 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. He married Ellen York-1099 about May 1885 in , Yorkshire (West Riding), England.

BIRTH (report from P & J Bilborough by email April 2003).

MARRIAGE from St Catherine' index, 2nd qtr 1885 in Wortley Distr. (report from P & J Bilborough by email April 2003).

DEATH may have been 2nd qtr 1915 in Sheffield. (report from P & J Bilborough by email April 2003).

Ellen York-1099 was born on 3 Apr 1864 in Ecclesfield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. She married John Downing-1098 about May 1885 in , Yorkshire (West Riding), England.

DETAILS reported by P & J Bilborough by email 9 April 2003. They also list her parents and other relatives.

They had the following children:

  M i William Downing-1100 was born about 1888 in Ecclesfield, Yorkshire (West Riding), England.

DETAILS reported by P & J Bilborough by email April 2003. In 1901 living at home.
  F ii Lucy Downing-1101 was born about 1890 in Ecclesfield, Yorkshire (West Riding), England.

DETAILS reported by P & J Bilborough by email April 2003. She married someone who later committed suicide.
  F iii Elizabeth Downing-1102 was born about 1892 in Ecclesfield, Yorkshire (West Riding), England.

DETAILS reported by P & J Bilborough by email April 2003. Gave more details.
  F iv Edith Emma Downing-1103

John Wolstenholme-1107.John married Phoebe Amy Bedford-559.

NOTE name from Andrea Marks (it was in the funeral notice for his wife's father).

Phoebe Amy Bedford-559 [Parents] was born on 22 Feb 1863 in Brighton, Tasmania, Australia. She died in 1942. She married John Wolstenholme-1107.

BIRTH from Tasmanian civil records CD, 1803-1899.

DEATH from Andrea Marks' tree. It lists a child and 2 grandchildren.


William Bilbrough-1108 was born on 19 Apr 1890 in Grenoside, Ecclesfield, Yorkshire(West Riding), England. He died on 21 Jan 1962 in Doncaster, Yorkshire (West Riding), England. He married Edith Emma Downing-1103 on 2 Jan 1915 in Ecclesfield, Yorkshire (West Riding), England.

NOTE information from Peter & Jenny Bilbrough (email Apr 2003). He was a miner/salesman. He died of a heart attack.

Edith Emma Downing-1103 [Parents] was born on 19 Mar 1894 in Ecclesfield, Yorkshire (West Riding), England. She died on 27 Jul 1979 in Doncaster, Yorkshire (West Riding), England. She married William Bilbrough-1108 on 2 Jan 1915 in Ecclesfield, Yorkshire (West Riding), England.

DETAILS reported by P & J Bilborough by email April 2003, a grandmother. She was living in Ecclesfield in 1915. Death from bronchopheumonia and dementia.


Wooding-1117 was born about 1780 in , , England. He married Elizabeth-1118.

NOTE I am assuming that he is Ann's father and that Elizabeth was her widowed mother, so notes on them.

Elizabeth-1118 was born about 1778 in Everdon, Northamptonshire, England. She married Wooding-1117.

CENSUS index 1851, at Moreton Pinkney, Northants, page 16, age 72, the linkage to Ann as her daughter is my assupmtion without seeing the actual census.

They had the following children:

  F i Ann Wooding-1116

Ann Wooding-1116 [Parents] was born about 1810 in Wappenham, Northamptonshire, England.

CENSUS index 1851, at Moreton Pinkney, Northants, page 16, age 40. The link to mother and children is my assumption only without seeing the actual census.

She had the following children:

  M i Joseph Wooding-1120 was born about 1836 in Moreton Pinkney, Northamptonshire, England.

CENSUS index 1851, at Moreton Pinkney, Northants, page 16, age 14, I am assuming he is a child of Ann.
  M ii Frances Wooding-1119 was born about 1839 in Moreton Pinkney, Northamptonshire, England.

CENSUS index 1851, at Moreton Pinkney, Northants, page 16, age 11, I am assuming he/she is a child of Ann, without viewing the census I cannot be sure of relationship or sex.

John Wooding-1121 was born about 1785 in Blakesley, Northamptonshire, England. He married Mary-1122.

CENSUS index 1851, at Blakesley, Northants, page 22, age 65.

Mary-1122 was born about 1896 in Blakesley, Northamptonshire, England. She married John Wooding-1121.

CENSUS index 1851, at Bolakesley, Northants, page 22, age 54.

They had the following children:

  M i James Wooding-1123 was born about 1820 in Blakesley, Northamptonshire, England.

CENSUS index 1851, at Bolakesley, Northants, page 22, age 30.

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