Joseph Bellamy and Mary Ann Turner

Published: December 16, 2005    Last modified: November 5, 2016

Realising I have been researching the wrong line of BELLAMY, and having taken a fresh look at my notes, I decided to spend time researching Mary Ann BELLAMY (née Mary Ann TURNER 1861-Deceased), Joseph BELLAMY 1857-Deceased's wife.

My notes show I had already established a marriage in 1879 between one Joseph BELLAMY 1857-Deceased and one Mary Ann BELLAMY (née Mary Ann TURNER 1861-Deceased), and I have no reason to doubt the cogency of this.

A search of FreeBMD shows a birth for a Mary Ann BELLAMY (née Mary Ann TURNER 1861-Deceased) in September 1861. This corresponds with the census information. Unfortunately, at the time of writing, the FreeBMD database holds very few records of birth for the year 1857. This could be why after many hours searching, trying variations of spelling and several districts I have yet to find a record of birth for Joseph BELLAMY 1857-Deceased.

A search of the 1871 British Census reveals this household:

FHJ Ref: 022
Census: England and Wales Census 1871
Place:
Household: Edwin Turner

SurnameFirst name(s)RelStatusSexAgeOccupationWhere BornRemarks
TurnerEdwinHeadMarriedMale44Sheffield, Yorkshire
TurnerMary AnnWifeMarriedFemale43Sheffield, Yorkshire
TurnerElizabethDaughterSingleFemale20Sheffield, Yorkshire
TurnerEdwinSonMale12Sheffield, Yorkshire
TurnerMary AnnDaughterFemale10Sheffield, Yorkshire
TurnerAliceDaughterFemale8Sheffield, Yorkshire
TurnerWilliamSonMale5Sheffield, Yorkshire
TurnerAnnDaughterFemale3Sheffield, Yorkshire
TurnerLillyDaughterFemale1Sheffield, Yorkshire

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Likewise a search for BELLAMY households returns the following:

The date of birth for Joseph BELLAMY 1857-Deceased also concurs with my findings.

FHJ Ref: 023
Census: England and Wales Census 1871
Place:
Household: Sarah Bellamy

SURNAMEFIRST NAME(SRELSTATUSSEXAGEOCCUPATIONWHERE BORNREMARKS
BellamySarahHeadFemale67Sheffield, Yorkshire
BellamyWilliamSonMarriedMale47Sheffield, Yorkshire
BellamyEmmaDaughter-in-LawMarriedFemale41Sheffield, Yorkshire
BellamyWilliamGrandsonMale19Sheffield, Yorkshire
BellamyJosephGrandsonMale14Sheffield, Yorkshire
BellamyWilheminaGranddaughterFemale3Sheffield, Yorkshire

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Not wishing to make the same mistake twice, and since I had planned to visit Sheffield today, I called at the register office and ordered the following certificates:

Marriage Certificate: Joseph BELLAMY 1857-Deceased and Mary Ann BELLAMY (née Mary Ann TURNER 1861-Deceased)

Birth Certificate: Joseph BELLAMY 1857-Deceased

Birth Certificate: Mary Ann BELLAMY (née Mary Ann TURNER 1861-Deceased)

These should be available in a few days time and hopefully will confirm the results of my research.

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