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Most of my family are from Leicester, one branch intertwines with a couple a generations and Elizabeth Warris is the gran that is always around looking after them so to speak. I want to try and trace her and her husband back a generation and this had brought me to Sheffield, an area I am not familiar with. I think this could be their marriage

Collection: England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Name: Ann Warris

Gender: Female

Baptism/Christening Date: 16 Jul 1809

Baptism/Christening Place: ROTHERHAM,YORK,ENGLAND

Birth Date: 16 Jun 1809

Father's Name: John Warris

Mother's Name: Elizabeth

Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C00907-4

System Origin: England-ODM

Source Film Number: 919316

and the first 2 possibly 3 children are born in Sheffield as is their mother Elizabeth. John Warris dies Dec 1830 so I don't have a birthplace. They had 8 children I know of

Sarah ? Bap 14 Apr 1811 St Peter, Sheffield

Mary c1811 ? Sheffield

Hannah c 1814 ???

John c 1816 Leicester

Elizabeth c 1818 Leicester

Martha c1812 Leicester

Nanny c 1823 Leicester

Ann c 1826 Leicester

Ann 1813 bap St Peter, Sheffield details passed on

Hannah is rather elusive except for the coroner's report as her husband was a boatman, so Elizabeth is always with the children

I can account for the Leicester baptisms but I can't trace Elizabeth, Martha or Nanny at all, everyone else marries in Leicester and I have traced them OK. I am not sure where to start looking in Sheffield. The Sheffield baptism dates were passed on to me so I don't have the parish info, John when in Leicester was a moulder.

John c 1785 from burial

Elizabeth c 1783 born Sheffield from census returns

Any pointers would be much appreciated

Many thanks


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The baptisms for Sheffield are at SS Peter & Paul (Parish church later cathedral)

24 Oct 1813 born 2 Oct 1813. Ann dau of John & Elizabeth WARRISS. Moulder

14 Apr 1811 born 31 March 1811 Sarah dau of John & Elizabeth WARRISS. Moulder

If you are looking at baptisms on the IGI, be aware that there is another John & Elizabeth WARRISS baptising children in this time frame BUT his occupation is a Filecutter.

I have the transcription but there is no Mary or Hannah listed for this couple.


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I spotted him last night so many thanks for the full baptisms

My other baptisms are from the parish registers in Leicester, just have no starting point for Mary and Hannah but have Mary and Hannah with the family in Leicester. Hannah of course, only appears 1841 not born within the county and in an inquest report in the paper 1868. Mary never marries and is always born Sheffield



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