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Bill Buchanan is a long-time genealogy enthusiast, living in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada. This blog will describe my experiences as I research my family history and help others.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

LIDGETT RESEARCHOver the past few weeks I have been researching various people, including the family of James Lidgett and Christiana Jacklin of Ludford, Lincolnshire, England. In his marriage certificate he gives his father's name as William. There are only two William Lidgetts in the Caistor District in the 1841 and 1851 censuses. One of them appears to be be running a boarding house, from the names and ages of the other occupants. The other is an Agricultural Labourer, as is our James. Since occupations tended to be passed from father to son in rural areas, this William is probably the father of James.

1851 census - household transcription
Person: LIDGETT, William
Address: Holton Le Moor
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born
LIDGETT, William Head Married M 70 1781 Ag Lab North Kelsey Lincolnshire
LIDGETT, Mary Wife Married F 71 1780 Misterton Lincolnshire
LIDGETT, John Son Married M 27 1824 Ag Lab Normanby Wold Lincolnshire
LIDGETT, Mary Wife Married F 21 1830 Market Rasen Lincolnshire
RG number:HO107 Piece:2114 Folio:334 Page:12
Registration District:Caistor Sub District:Caistor Enumeration District:25 & 12
Ecclesiastical Parish:Civil Parish:Holton Le Moor Municipal Borough:Address:Holton Le Moor
[In the 1841 census he says he was born in Bishop Norton. North Kelsey is 5 miles from Bishop Norton, he was likely born on a farm somewhere between them.]

This record identifies his parents:
William Ledgett
birth 4 February 1781
Bishop Norton, Lincoln, England
Parents: Richard Ledgett, Mary

This marriage date is consistent with William's birth, and gives his mother's maiden name.
Richard Lidget
England Marriages, 1538–1973
marriage: 14 May 1779 —Hackthorn, Lincoln, England
spouse: Mary Gilbard
record title: England Marriages, 1538–1973
groom's name: Richard Lidget
bride's name: Mary Gilbard
marriage date: 14 May 1779
marriage place: Hackthorn, Lincoln, England
indexing project (batch) number: M02883-3
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 1450401

Probably Richard's christening:
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
Name: Richard Lidgett Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date: 15 Aug 1756
Father's Name: John Lidgett
Mother's Name: Mary
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C03419-2 System Origin: England-ODM
Source Film Number: 508083
[about 6 miles from Hackthorn]
So I feel that progress is being made.


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