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52 Ancestors- Edward Langley

Its been a bit of a challenge this month getting my blog written. I have been doing some research on the Langley line. They are currently holding my interest. Going back through my mitochondrial DNA

me —-> Dorothy Ada Dougherty—-> Ada Richmal Heap —-> Ada Jane Booth —-> Ada Jane Jones —-> Jane Langley —-> Mary (?).

Who was Mary? That was my starting question. The real connection to her daughter only occurred this past year. See my earlier blog on Jane Langley. That was the key to the Langley’s but if I want to trace the mitochondrial I need to do a little more sleuthing. So I started researching Edward Langley, Mary’s husband and Jane’s father. All the baptismal records that I have found to date for Edward and Mary’s children list the parents as “Edward Langley and his wife Mary.” No clue there. All the baptisms, including my 3x great grandmother Jane, take place in Coleshill Warwickshire England. So who was Edward.

Edward Langley was born about 1763. There is a baptism for a Edward Langley  son of Thomas Langley and Mary his wife  on March 16th 1764 in Over Whitacre, Warwickshire England. Over Whitacre is only about 4 miles from Coleshill so a very real possibility.

I located a marriage by banns for an Edward Langley and a Mary Jones dated 25 April 1791. Both of the parish St. Martin Birmingham. St. Martins is only  about nine miles from Coleshill. and approximately 13 miles from Over Whitacre.

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St. Martin Parish Marrage 1791

St. Martin Parish Marriage
1791

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I need to verify that this is Jane’s father and mother.

Edward and Mary are shown as the parents of Jane born 1814 in Coleshill. That is pretty late in life, Edward is 51 and Mary would be 48. The children baptized in this parish to Edward and Mary Langley are: 1795 Edward ,5 April 1799  Myra, 1801 Elizabeth, 1804 Mary, and 1808 John. Thomas, Edward and Mary’s son, is shown as being buried in Sept of 1796. I have just found a baptism for Thomas 8 April 1792. If he is their first born son he may have been named for Edward’s father. If Thomas is their first born then the marriage in 1791 may well be Jane’s parents. John also died in childhood only living for 18 months. From 1805 thru 1828 we can see that Edward Langley is working as a Mason/ Bricklayer in Coleshill.

1806 Warwickshire Occupation directory

1806 Warwickshire Occupation directory

Edward and Mary Langley are both buried in St. Peter and St. Paul Parish church in Coleshill along with four of their children Edward, Thomas, John and Myra.

1834 Burials Coleshill Warwick

1834 Burials
Coleshill Warwick

Edward Langley died 11 April 1834 and Mary Langley dies in 1843. Luckily Mary’s death is after the national registration of BMD in England so I have sent for a copy of this.  Not sure if I will learn anything new but am looking forward to its arrival.

 

 

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52 Ancestors – Jane Langley – one of my 32

Jane Langley

Jane Langley

This past weeks challenge for Week 32 = 32. Amy Johnson Crow’s challenge was to write about one of your 32 3rd-great-grandparents. For me I have only identified 27 of my 32 and for my husband’s family I have only identified 19. I have a lot more work to do.
So let see, what have I learned about my mother’s, mother’s, mother’s, mother’s, mother- Jane Langley.

This is my maternal line which relates to my mitochondrial DNA. That is so neat to think that I could carry the same DNA that Jane Langley carried in her cells.
Jane was baptized on 1 July 1811 to Edward and Mary Langley in Warwickshire England.

Warwickshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1535-1812

Warwickshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1535-1812

My grandmother talked about the three Langley beauties. Jane, Polly and think it was Sarah. But according to the records I have Jane’s sisters being Myra (or Mira), Elizabeth and Mary. So who are Polly and Sarah did grandma make that up? I have learned that Polly can be a nickname for Mary, okay. Now that leaves Myra or Elizabeth for the Sarah in grandma’s story? Myra never married and Elizabeth never goes by the name Sarah in any of the records I have found. Elizabeth married quite well and I told a story for her family in #43 John E. Sly.

Jane Langley married George Jones a widower on 25 September 1834 in London England

Marriage by License George Jones and Jane Langley

Marriage by License
George Jones and Jane Langley

I was unable to find them in the 1840 U.S. Census, but after years of looking for their daughter in the 1850 US Census I finally found her at home in New York with her parents and a brother, George M. and sister Cth.

1850 US Census

1850 US Census

 

Here I found:Geo. Jones (45) a Laborer from England, Jane (38) also born in England, Geo M. (12) born in England, Ada (13) born in England and, Cth (2) a female born in New York.

From this I surmised that they came to the United States sometime between 1838 and 1848 and then I discovered this:

Mew York Passenger List 1820-1957

Mew York Passenger List 1820-1957

Here we can see that on 22 April 1844 the ship Franconia arrived in New York out of Liverpool England with a George Jones 37 years of age, a farmer, along with Jane (30), Ada Jane (6), George (4), Alfred (2), and Walter an infant.

What happened to Jane’s other children in the 1850 census, Alfred and Walter?

At this time I went back to looking for Jane and family in England in the 1841 census. I discovered Ada Jane Jones with her grandmother and  a cousin Sarah Plumbridge (did grandma get Elizabeth’s daughters name mixed up with her?). But where is the rest of the family? Still have not found them for that census.

1841 Census Coleshill Warwickshire England

1841 Census Coleshill Warwickshire England

I did find where her sons Alfred and Walter were baptized in Liverpool Englnd before their sailing to America.

Baptisms St Peters in Liverpool 1844

Baptisms St Peters in Liverpool 1844

That is about all I have on Jane Langley Jones. I feel like George and Jane may have returned to England after their daughter ( my 2x great grandmother) married Joseph Booth. So while I finally found the Jane Langley I have yet to complete her story.

 

 

 

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