Sunday, 17 October 2010

Taking the Adderley family back to the early 1700s

I have said it before on this website, membership of Genes Reunited has very genuine benefits - especially when it comes to your attention that a fellow researcher has added common ancestors to their tree. I made contact with a gentleman named David Hudson several years ago, indeed before Genes Reunited was conceived of and in the dim and distant days when we family tree researchers were more likely to be found sitting in front of microfiche machines at the top of the library than surfing the internet in the comfort of our own homes. I seem to remember that David and I may even have corresponded via the Royal Mail when we initially exchanged information.

David is a descendant of Sarah Adderley who was the oldest sister of my paternal grandfather's mother (my great grandmother) Phoebe Adderley. The Adderley family lived in the Lee Bank area of Birmingham in the 19th century. Sarah and Phoebe had several brothers and sisters and their parents were Alfred Adderley and Emily nee. Carpenter.

A few months ago I posted about the Carpenter family tree and Emily's ancestors from the Stratford-upon-Avon area of Warwickshire.

On the Adderley side I could go back one further generation to Alfred's parents William Adderley and Caroline, nee. Partridge. However, it seems that David Hudson has taken this line back 2 further generations and it seems we have yet more Shropshire ancestors to add to the Millingtons and the Claytons, as follows:

Richard Adderley was born in Newport, Shropshire in about 1737 and he married Sarah Williams.
His spouse Sarah was also born in Newport, in about 1745 and died in about 1820.

According to David's family tree on Genes Reunited, Richard and Sarah Adderley had two sons:

The oldest was named Thomas Adderley. He was born in about 1775 in Newport, Shropshire and married Mary Wheat.

One of these sons was William Adderley born in about 1785. The place of his baptism was St Martins in Birmingham. There is an exact date for his birth which is 10th September 1832. William married twice, his first wife was Amela Davis and his second wife was Sarah Edge.

Amela Davis was born in Newport, Shropshire in about 1788 and died in 1851.
Sarah Edge was born in Warwickshire in about 1792.

It appears from David's tree that William Adderley had four children with his second wife Sarah Edge:

Caroline Adderley born about 1819.
Elizabeth Adderley born about 1822. Married William Burnett in Birmingham in September 1847.
William Adderley born about 1825 in Birmingham. Married Caroline Partridge.
Henry Adderley born about 1831.

The third of these children, William Adderley, was my g-g-g-grandfather, father of Alfred and grandfather of my g-grandmother Pheobe Adderley who married Terence Millington.

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