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William Henry Ashforth and Lucy Ellen Lockwood: Marriage Certificate

Published: October 30, 2007    Last modified: February 4, 2017


This marriage certificate is much more problematic:

William Henry ASHFORTH age 22 years married Lucy Ellen LOCKWOOD age 19 years at St. Stephen's Church, Sheffield on the 11th of June, 1867.

The names, ages and dates appear to point to this marriage being that of my gg grandfather William Henry ASHFORTH 1851-1899 the other details suggest these families are from a far wealthier background than I expected.

The Rank or Profession of William Henry ASHFORTH is recorded as 'Silversmith'. His father Henry ASHFORTH is also recorded as 'Silversmith'.

The Rank or Profession of William LOCKWOOD, the father of Lucy Ellen LOCKWOOD, is recorded as 'Bracelit Maker' [sic].

Previous searches have shown the surname ASHFORTH linked to Silversmiths both in Sheffield and London.

The England and Wales Census 1891 records:

FHJ Ref: 018
Census: England and Wales Census 1881
Place: Back of 70 Daniel Hill St, Nether Hallam, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Household: William Henry Ashforth

AshforthWilliam HHeadMarriedMale30File CutterSheffield, Yorkshire
AshforthEllenWifeMarriedFemale27Sheffield, Yorkshire
AshforthWilliam HSonMale8ScholarSheffield, Yorkshire
AshforthRosaDaughterFemale6ScholarSheffield, Yorkshire
AshforthAnnieDaughterFemale3Sheffield, Yorkshire

To view this table full width please click here.

I am certain the household shown above from the England and Wales Census 1881 is the correct family and the marriage certificate I have obtained belongs to another ASHFORTH line.

2007-11-03 I now have a maiden name for the mother of William Henry ASHFORTH 1851-1899. To read this update please click here.

William Henry Ashforth, Ellen Pasley and Lucy Ellen Lockwood

Published: October 18, 2007    Last modified: November 11, 2016

Using FreeBMD (and assuming the database is correct) I was aware William Henry ASHFORTH 1851-1899 married either Ellen PASLEY or Lucy Ellen LOCKWOOD, in June 1847. It is rather ironic both ladies should have the name Ellen and they should both be born in the year 1847.

The England and Wales Census 1881 records show William Henry ASHFORTH 1851-1899 age 30 years to be the head of the household and Ellen ASHFORTH age 27 years to be his wife.

On this evidence I concluded William Henry ASHFORTH 1851-1899 most likely married Ellen PASLEY, though after receiving a telephone call (see my previous post update) from Sheffield Register Office it looks as though I may have to amend my records.

My mother insists William Henry's wife was known as Leah, so I will be patient and await the arrival of the marriage certificate before amending any records.

2008-10-30 My conclusions proved to be incorrect. To read this update please click here.

William H Ashforth and Ellen Pasley / William Bellamy and Emma Bradshaw: Marriage Certificates

Published: October 16, 2007    Last modified: February 4, 2017


Today I posted a request to Sheffield Register Office for the Marriage Certificates of:

William Henry ASHFORTH 1851-1899 and Ellen PASLEY - abt 1867.

William BELLAMY 1824-Deceased and Emma BRADSHAW - abt 1846.

Once again I hope these certificates will provide a few clues which may help in my research.

2007-10-18 It would appear that this time my research is incorrect. The Sheffield Register Office telephoned to say the marriage records show William Henry ASHFORTH 1851-1899 married Lucy Ellen LOCKWOOD and not Ellen PASLEY.

To read this update please click here.

2009-01-03 Further research shows Ellen ASHFORTH's maiden name to be TOMLINSON not PASLEY.