Amaziah and Ebenezer Millward, elusive father and son

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  1. Murfomurf

    Murfomurf Well-Known Member

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    According to the 1841 and 1851 England Census, Amaziah was born around 1828 in Northamptonshire, possibly Nutton. He is reported to be living in Wolverton, Buckinghamshire on both Censuses.

    In 1852 he married Jemima Cox in Potterspury (Jun Vol 3b page 69). They had 6 children, starting with Ebenezer in 1853, with him properly registered in the GRO: MILLWARD, EBENEZER WILLIAM COX GRO Reference: 1853 D Quarter in POTTERSPURY Volume 03B Page 36

    In 1871 he appears in the Census along with wife Jemima and all 6 of his children and in 1885 he died in Potterspury.

    My problem: Where is Amaziah's birth record and who were his parents? I speculated that his parents might be either Hannah Hoxworth and Isaac Millward who married
    29 Feb 1824 in the Cathedral, Manchester, Lancashire, England; FHL 1545584
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    Hannah Stubbs and Joseph Millward who married in 1825 in Sedgley, Staffordshire- from the A-site.
    But there is no document tying Amaziah to either couple that I can find (Wikitree, FamilySearch, A-site, FreeReg) nor an extensive Google prowl. Perhaps his parents were evangelizing in the Americas and just parked him in Bucks with relatives??

    As for Ebenezer - he appears in the 1891 Census with his mother Jemima and a daughter, Winifred Annie Millward, apparently born in 1881 who has a FreeBMD record but no GRO- so we can't discover her mother.

    In 1901 Ebenezer suddenly moves to Brighton, has a wife, whom I believe to be Elizabeth Mole, and a new daughter named Gladys Elizabeth Ruth Millward (mmn Mole), born 1896. The eldest daughter has married a Mr Gidman and started a family.

    But where is the marriage between Ebenezer Millward and Elizabeth Mole? Ebenezer has 1 more daughter (Hilda Martha) in 1903 with Elizabeth before the 1911 Census. Then Ebenezer died in 1931 in Brighton and Elizabeth in 1944.

    Ebenezer had an intriguing set of professions- first a Roof Slater then an Assurance Agent [?]. He's worse than me!
     
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    Baptism date - 31 Jul 1881, St George church, Wolverton, Buckinghamshire
    Winifred Annie Millward
    Mother - Annie
    Father - Ebenezer William Millward
    Father's occupation - Coach Maker
    Residence - Wolverton
    Denomination - Anglican
    Page - 74

    Christening - 3 Aug 1884, St. Michaels, Coventry, Warwick, England
    William Harold Millward
    Birth Date - 5 Jun 1884
    Father - Ebenezer William Millward
    Mother - Annie Millward
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    Christening - 1 Aug 1886, Wolverton, Buckinghamshire,
    Constance Eleanor Millward
    Father - Ebenezer William Millward
    Mother - Annie Millward
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    Marriage Date - 6 Jun 1876, Stoke Goldington, Buckinghamshire
    William Millward
    Anne Gaskin

    William Millward married Anne Gaskin
    District - Newport Pagnell
    Marriage quarter - 2
    Marriage year - 1876
    Volume - 3A
    Page number - 836

    1891 census for Annie Millward nee Gaskin
    Gosford Street, Coventry St Michael, Coventry, Warwickshire
    RG12 - Piece number 2450 - Folio - 18 - Page 3

    Annie and the kids are with Jemima in 1901

    29, High Street, Stony Stratford, Stony Stratford West (Bucks), Potterspury, Buckinghamshire
    RG13 - Piece number 1414 - Folio 28 - Page 3
     
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    FS have Amaziah as Hannah's grandson in 1851. Poss illegitimate son of a daughter?
    Hannah b Sherrington.
    There is a baptism of a Hannah Brooks in Sherrington.l/o James and Sarah 1783 so a little early
    A poss marriage of a
    Hannah Brooks and William Millward in Olney in 1805.
    An Elizabeth Brooks is with Hannah and Amaziah in 1841.
    All a bit circumstantial, but worth checking further?
     
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    Thanks for digging all this up for me! Were there two Ebenezers? Or 3- the Roof slater, the Coach-maker and the Assurance agent? And the family stayed in Bucks? Why couldn't I see that in the Census? I spent hours looking- obviously typed in the wrong names/words. What a clever, sneaky @Chimp!
     
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    I was hoping a Hannah would make herself known- but only found those 2 marriages for Millwards. The whole family is very suss at the beginning of the 1800s. I will have a dig around, thank you!
     
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    Amaziah is with his grandmother in 1841 at Horse Fair, Stony Stratford

    How about this for his baptism ?

    Document type - Bishop's transcripts

    Amazia Milsard
    Baptism date - 26 May 1828, St Mary Magdalen church, Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire
    Denomination - Anglican
    Mother - Ann Milsard
    Father - -----------
    Residence - St Giles
    Mother's occupation - Lace Maker
    Page - 87

    I have done a worldwide search for Amazia Milsard there is no other mention of him throughout history.
     
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    Can't find a baptism for Ann so far. There is a Samuel bp Stony Stratford 1809 to William and Hannah and a Rebecca bp 1817 Stony Stratford to William and Hannah.
     
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    Northampton Mercury - 3 February 1877
    PRESENTATION - On Saturday last the postman Amaziah Millward, was presented with a purse containing £5 14s. 6d. as a token of recognition of his obliging manners in the capacity in which he is engaged. The presentation was made by Mr J. Eady, butcher, on behalf of the inhabitants, and was suitably and gratefully acknowledged.

    Croydon's Weekly Standard - 28 March 1885
    March 24, at 540, Glyn-square, Wolverton, Amazaih Millward, aged 57.

    Croydon's Weekly Standard - 28 March 1885
    OBITUARY. - We regret to announce the death of Mr. Amaziah Millward, late postman of Wolverton, which occurred at his residence in Glyn-square, on Tuesday evening last. The deceased had been employed in the post office for over 15 years, and in that capacity had by his kindness and obliging disposition made many friends. He was 57 years of age.

    Amaziah Millward, was buried at St George church, Wolverton, on 30th March 1885
     
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    Glad I checked back before I posted this little lot :rolleyes::D
     
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    Please don't apologise, I hadn't typed them out, just made note of where they were - I had to do other things (I know, slapped wrists) and they took longer than I thought they would......:rolleyes:
     
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    I scrounged those two as well- this family seems so disconnected on paper!
     
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    Thanks heaps @Chimp and @AnnB for your sleuthing. I think my brain had become completely addled with multiple Ebenezers and could not recover!
     
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    This marriage suggests to me that Elizabeth Brooks is Ann Millward's sister who married a Mr Brooks:
    FS: 26 Jul 1824 • St Peter's Church, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England; GSF 7605036
    FamSearch John Brookes Marriage 26 Jul 1824 Place Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England Church St Peter; Spouse Elizabeth Millward Affil Img D1157/1/1/34 Affil Film GBPRS/STAFF/MAR/331554/1 GSF 7605036 Digi Folder 7605036
     
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