Some family lines just resonate with me. I identify with them or find something appealing about one of the Ancestors in the line. The Langley line begins with my 3x great grandmother Jane Langley, she was referred to by my grandmother as “one of the three Langley beauties”. Either Grandma or maybe it was just me had the other two names wrong. I thought the story was:
Jane, Polly and Sarah were the three Langley beauties, They all married well. Jane came to America, and Sarah went to Cuba.
Well for the longest time I could not find Jane. I knew her daughter Ada Jane Jones who was married to Joseph Booth in New York had immigrated to America, but what about her folks? I did later discover that Ada’s parents George and Jane (Langley) Jones did bring their family to the US in 1846 and were in New York in the 1850 US Federal census but then they disappear.
Jane Langley b. 1814 actually had three older sisters, Myra b. 1799, Elizabeth b. 1801, and Mary b 1804. No Polly or Sarah. Well maybe Elizabeth was the Polly, but still no Sarah.
Myra never married and died in Warwick in 1853.
Could Elizabeth be the Polly in Grandma’s story? Elizabeth married John Plumbridge in 1828.. She and John had nine (9) children in 19 years while living in London. Plumbridge apparently was a prosperous Orange merchant..
- John L Plumbridge b. 1820 d. 1888 married Charlotte Maria Giles they had (7) children.
- Sarah Elizabeth b. 1832 d. 1858 never married.
- Janes Plumbridge b. 1834 d. 1901 married Mary Louisa Horton they had (7) children.
- Jane Plumbridge b. 1836 d. 1893 never married.
- Edward Plumbridge b. 1838 d. 1917 married Lousia Maria Pettit they had (7) children.
- Myra (Mira) Plumbridge b. 1840 d. abt. 1904 married a Congressional Minister James Cullen Hodge they had (3) children.
- Typhena Plumbridge b. 1841 d. 1914 married John E. Sly and they had (3) children.
- Isabela Plumbridge b. 1844 d. 1923 never married.
Instead of Sarah we have Mary who married James Fardon. Mary and James had 5 children. James was a white smith. They appeared to have lived in the Warwick area their entire lives..
- Edward Langley Fardon b. 1840 d. 1926 married Marry A. Cook they had (9) children.
- Issac Fardon b. 1841 d. 1846
- Mary E. Fardon b. 1843 d. 1918 married Edwin Gray they had (4) children.
- Elizabeth Fardon b. 1844 may have been married twice, two different records of death listed “unsure of place and time”. She may have spent some time in New Zealand.
- James Fardon b. 1846 d. 1859
The boys in the family starting with Thomas Langley b. 1792 died at age 5 or 6
Was born about 1795 and seems to have died before reaching maturity.
Was born about 1809 and died the following year
Coleshill, Warwick, England is just east of Birmingham with mostly brick houses on High Street. Since their father Edward Langley was a bricklayer/mason/builder he probably was kept busy with work in the immediate area.
His father may have been Thomas Langley and his mother may have been Mary Passard. Edward may have been born in Over Whitacre and baptized there in 1764.
So going on the assumption that Thomas Langley was Edwards father I have been sleuthing around the Over Whitacre in Warwick for the family. Lots of Langleys in the area during this period I believe that Thomas and Mary had (5) children.
- Susanna was born about 1762
- our Edward b. 1764
- Peggy b. 1770
- Issac b. 1772
- Nelly b. 1775
So this is where I will leave this family for now.