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Old 24-06-11, 07:29
ElizabethHerts ElizabethHerts is offline
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Default Martha Franklin, then Alexander FFFFM


Name - "official" name and what they were known as
Martha Franklin

Date and place of birth
24th June 1792 at Wickham, Berkshire

15th July 1792 at Wickham, Berkshire

Joshua Franklin and his wife Mary (Dunn)

Details of her marriage
Charles Alexander Alexander
23 Mar 1818 Lambourn Berkshire
Both signed their names in the parish register
Witnesses Mary Winkworth and John Dunn - NB Her mother's maiden name was DUNN
I have a photocopy of the register entry and of the banns entry.

Children of Charles Alexander and Martha Alexander (photocopies of entries held):
1. William John
2. Charles Alexander
3. Hannah
4. Mary Ann
5. Owen
6. Sabina
7. Martha
8. George


Addresses where they lived (including county if in UK) - and please list which censuses you have or haven't found him/her on (if s/he lived in census times!)

Wickham and Purley, in Berkshire
Lambourn, Berkshire

1841 Census
HO107; piece 539; Book 4; Bury; Folio 6; page 4; line 17
Nelson Gardens Heap Bury Lancashire
Chas Alexander 20 Joiner Yes
Martha 40 Yes
Hannah 15 Weaver C Yes
Mary Ann 13 Weaver C Yes
Sabina 11 Yes
Martha 9 Yes
George 7 Yes

Note the mistakes on the census – none of them were born in Lancashire

1851 Census
HO107; Piece 2216; Folio 227; Page 38
Chapelfield Pilkington Stand
Martha Alexander Head Widow 59 Berkshire Newbury
George Alexander Son U 18 Power Loom Weaver Cotton Berkshire Newbury
James Lamb Lodger Married 28 Power Loom Weaver Cotton Yorkshire Leeds
Hannah Lamb Lodger Married 28 Berkshire
Samuel Lamb Lodger 5 Lancs Pilkington
Sarah Ann Lamb Lodger 2 months Lancs Pilkington

1861 Census
RG9; Piece 2841; Folio 81; Page 5
73 Bridge St Heap Heywood
Charles Alexander Head Mar 40 Joiner Berkshire
Ann Wife Mar 29 Staffordshire
Martha Hannah Daur 13 Cotton Winder Heap Lancashire
Joseph Son 9 Scholar Heap Lancashire
Samuel Son 7 Scholar Heap Lancashire
Joseph Jackson Stepson 14 Joiner Cheshire
Martha Alexander Mother W 67 Berkshire

Date, place and cause of death
31st January 1870
77 years at 68 Owen Street Hulme
Widow of Charles Alexander Joiner
Bronchitis Certified
Informant: Robert Killingley Present at the Death of 68 Owen Street Hulme

NB – Robert Killingley was the husband of Martha Hannah (née Alexander), Martha’s granddaughter from Charles Alexander and Lavinia Merrick.

Date and place of burial

Details of will / administration of their estate - if applicable

Memorial inscription

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Old 03-01-22, 14:15
ElizabethHerts ElizabethHerts is offline
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Brick wall has fallen down!

After the death of a family member, two suitcases were found in the attic containing all sorts of family records and memorabilia. One was the family bible for Charles and Martha Alexander. There were a couple of scraps of paper in some envelopes, one containing information about Martha and her birth and the birth of her brother Abraham. Also mentioned were the names of her mother's parents saying "Mary the Daughter of Maurice and Hannah Dunn".

The Dunns came from Lambourn!
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