It's him again.....

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  1. Nelli

    Nelli Well-Known Member

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    John Wesson........I cannot find a death record for him, so maybe I am failing at my research in my old age or I have an immortal ancestor.

    Our John was born in Cheshire in 1846, helpfully called 'Male' Wesson - thanks fam, that took a while to find. The last record we have of him is in the 1911 census and after that......nothing. I can tell you he is not the John Wesson who died in 1919. I've looked on FMP, Ancestry, scoured the GRO and still, nothing. I thought I'd ask you lot for advice as you are all magicians, you even found my Turner's ;)

    Last census record details below:

    Name John Wesson
    Age in 1911 64
    Estimated Birth Year 1847
    Relation to Head Father
    Gender Male
    Birth Place Halneer, Cheshire, England
    Civil parish Skelton
    Country England
    Street Address 43 Oldham St Lingdale Boosbeck
    Marital Status Married
    Occupation Miner Ironstone
    Registration District Number 534
    Sub-registration district Skelton
    ED, institution, or vessel 05
    Piece 29170
    Household members
    Name John Wesson
    Age 64
    Name John Wesson
    Age 32
    Name Robert Wesson
    Age 30
    Name Eliza Ann Wesson
    Age 29
    Name Evaline Wesson
    Age 6
    Name George Henry Wesson
    Age 3
    Name Robert Wesson
    Age 6/12
     
  2. Daft Bat

    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Well, the rest of the family were still in Yorkshire in 1939, so I would have thought that it would have been that county in which he died. He was recorded as being paralysed in the 1911 census, so there was a fair chance that he would not have gone far...

    Cannot find him though... :headbang:
     
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    If I have the right Evaline then she married in Doncaster. Could he be the John WESTON who died in 1915, aged given as 67? Buried at Hyde Park Cemetery, Doncaster on 9 Feb 1915.
     
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    I looked at him. I think he's the John Weston born 1841, Northampton who was living in Doncaster in 1911. Our John was born 1846 so he'd have been 68 - 69 in 1915. I think I'm going to have to hold on for the 1921 census to see if he is on that, although I doubt it.

    The family did move to Doncaster though (John jnr that is) between 1917 and 1922 according to my cousin Geoff. I am baffled as to how someone can simply disappear.
     
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    A John Weston aged 75 (born c1841) died Doncaster Q1 1916 and was buried at the same cemetery on 28 Jan 1916.
     
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    Findem The Fearless One

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    This is probably not going to help much but i thought i would mention it.

    have you searched using Weston?

    The reason I ask is that in my Eve lines I have a few Weston Eve ancestors and siblings, some of them had their first spelled Wesson and Wasson, additionally I did notice, here and there, people with the surname Weston, I think mainly in Essex searches though.
     
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    When I scoured the GRO etc, I’ve used name variations or equivalent search terminology. A spelling error was one of the first things that came to mind, which is why I’m not ruling out the suggestions by @Andromeda above. Another thing I wondered, and did try searching for, was a diminutive of John. Was he known as something else (Jack for instance) and got recorded as that?
     

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