Ireland Overhauled

The charts Roscommon2 and Roscommon5 have both been combined into Roscommon1, making only three charts now for Ireland. With better information it will hopefully be possible to further merge into one. Unfortunately there’s still no movement with the emigrants – in Ireland-Aston, Birkenhead, Chester, Dewsbury and Wolverhampton.

West Bromwich infants

Point of information – between 1863 and 1910 there were 14 infant deaths of Satchwells in the West Bromwich district, for which there are matching births  (see UK Sources – General Register Office Births and Deaths). None of these infants can yet be assigned to families unless birth certificates are ordered.

Internal reconfiguration

I’ve reconfigured the site to make less reliance on those textual documents which were held on PDF. You shouldn’t see any change in content, only that the pages will appear in a nicer way. The Search tool may work better also.

Pages changed are: Chart Descriptions, UK Sources-Wills, People, Trades and Wisdom.

Kilsby combined into Swinford

Kilsby parish records refer to William Satchell base born son of Ann French. I feel sure this is the same Ann as is later shown as the mother (with a William) of John and Ann at Kilsby. Therefore I have merged these two charts on the assumption that while William may have been “base born”, the parents did intended to marry at the time and did so shortly afterwards, although a date has not yet been found.

The Story of the Satchwells, which is a printer-friendly version of many of the Chart Descriptions on this site, is now up-to-date. I’m now taking a break from research as we approach Christmas.

Help would be appreciated if anyone would like to try further work on the Satchells.

Monument in Kilsby church

I found Rebecca Satchwell’s tomb in Kilsby Church, Northamptonshire. The inscription is shown on the Monuments page for Northamptonshire.

Rosemary and I spotted a glitch in the Packwood chart. The burial of Mary Anne had been ascribed to Mary Anne Whaley but it fits a lot better to Mary Anne Satchwell on the Minworth chart born 1817.

These two charts are revised.

Early Hillmorton is charted

The “old” Hillmorton chart is now shown as part of the Rugby chart. The “current” Hillmorton chart shows the earlier period of habitation by Satchwells. Hillmorton is nowadays a suburb of Rugby, but was formerly a separate village. Its church is well worth a visit today.

Ladbroke into Hellidon and Culworth renamed Sulgrave

The Ladbroke chart is now combined into Hellidon as a result of Matthew being identified as another son in the latter.

In addition the Culworth chart is extended back one further generation and is renamed Sulgrave (a neighbouring Northamptonshire village).

All census, parish register and GRO documents have been edited to refer to the revised chart names in the rightmost column, and chart descriptions for Hellidon and Sulgrave are amended or new.

Hellidon in Northamptonshire

Using parish register material already obtained, I extended the Hellidon chart one generation further back.

It has not yet been possible to combine any more charts. With luck I should be visiting Northampton again shortly.

Work at Northampton

Progress is made on Northamptonshire parish registers.

In particular entries have been transcribed for Blisworth, Cottingham, Milton Malsor and Spratton. Further work is needed. Most of the entries are recorded as Satchell, some as Satchwell, it is clear the spellings are interchangeable. A new chart is shown for Lilbourne, but see below.

I have noticed the geographical closeness of Swinford, Yelvertoft, Lilbourne, Kilsby and Clifton-on-Dunsmore, so I am going to have another look as to whether some of these small charts may or may not be combined.

Work at Staffordshire

A visit over 3 days to Staffordshire Record Office yielded more detail into baptisms and marriages in the Walsall area, which leads to changes to the Harborne2 and Sutton Coldfield charts. In addition, details of two marriages in the West Bromwich area affect the Norton-juxta-Twycross chart and one baptism in Walsall on the Deddington chart.

No more baptisms, marriages or burials can be found in this way as I have looked exhaustively. Further additions to the Harborne2 and Sutton Coldfield  charts may have to be done by ordering certificates, a costly exercise.