Author Archives: brucefuimus

About brucefuimus

Retired IT professional; family historian and mathematician by training.

The unknown children of Samuel Cooper and Hannah Steele of Barthomley

Samuel Cooper of Alsager, Cheshire, married Hannah Steele of Alsager on 19 November 1761 at St. Bertoline’s, Barthomley, Cheshire. The two of them would become not just my 6-greats grandparents, but also the ancestors of just about every Cooper in … Continue reading

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Searching for Thomas Taylor of Penwortham – the one who he is

I wanted to find the parents of my great-great-great grandfather, Thomas Taylor, who married Ellen Whittle on 22 December 1823 at Penwortham, Lancashire. Finally, I have decided who those parents are.

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Searching for Thomas Taylor of Penwortham – the one who he isn’t

According to the censuses, my great-great-great grandfather, Thomas Taylor (married Ellen Whittle 22 December 1823 at Penwortham, Lancashire) was born somewhere between 1797 and 1799 at Hutton in the parish of Penwortham. When I look for his baptism, there are … Continue reading

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The Eleanor Snead Triangle

We need to remind ourselves that a lot can happen in the ten years between two censuses. Sometime it’s obvious. But sometimes it isn’t. For Ernest CADMAN and his wife Eleanor SNEAD (m 1897 in Haslington, Cheshire[1]), it seemed obvious. … Continue reading

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Spode of Sandbach pages and report

I have just loaded up the story of my Spode ancestors, back to Thomas Spode and Jone Read. There is a set of informally written pages, plus a link to a computer-generated report that includes footnotes telling you where I … Continue reading

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The wedding of Edward Turner and Martha Cooper

In my last post, I talked about finally finding out what happened to my 4 great grandmother,  Martha Cooper, nee Spode. She married Edward Turner, widower and bricklayer, at All Saints, Madeley, Staffordshire, on 19 September 1854. On the marriage … Continue reading

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Martha Cooper, nee Spode – what happened to her?

My 4 great grandparents on the Cooper line were William Cooper (1792-1852) and Martha Spode (b abt 1793 in Sandbach, Cheshire). They married 19 September 1814 in Barthomley, Cheshire; had 8 children (known to me); and William was killed by … Continue reading

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