Thursday, August 25, 2011

A new Roberts family connection

I received this message from an Ancestry.com member.  His tree wasn't a public tree so I wasn't able to find him before he made a correction in a census record.  He is related to Jane Roberts Riley's sister, Ann.  I knew of Ann but no information.  David  appears to still live in England.


Dear Lynne,
Thomas Roberts (1804-1865), my great great grandfather, had 4 daughters. The eldest, Jane (1833-1863), was the first wife of Ezra Riley (1828-1913). The second daughter, Bridget (1837-1875), was the first wife of Issac Chorton, who subsequently married Erza's cousin, Grace (born about 1839).
The youngest daughter, Ann (1842-1916), married Alexander John Elder (1838-1888), a cabinet maker, at the Hanover Street Chapel, Manchester, on 13 Oct 1863. Their daughter, Annie (1870-1927) married my grandfather, John Rothwell (1869-1960), on 23 Aug 1893 at St Stephens Street Wesleyan Methodist Church, Salford. I am the son of their elder son, John Alexander Rothwell (1899-1975).
Consequently, I am not related to the Riley family, but got interested when researching the family of Thomas Roberts, and was curious as to how Ezra and Grace Riley were related.
Best regards
David J. Rothwell





I have written him back to see if he knows anymore about the other Roberts siblings.  I don't know if he knows about Daniel (I've written about him before here and here) and Edward.  The other sister he didn't mention by name is Suzannah. 

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