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The Really Cool and Accomplished Langley Family.

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.

Jane

Jane Langley

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

Myra never married and died in Warwick in 1853.

Elizabeth

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.

Mary

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

Thomas

The boys in the family starting with Thomas Langley b. 1792  died at age 5 or 6

Edward

Was born about 1795 and seems to have died before reaching maturity.

John

Was born about 1809 and died the following year


High St. Colehill, Warwick, England
from Google Earth

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.

 

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George Jones were are you?


This month I am looking into the Jones family line on my tree. Common names are very difficult to follow and this one holds true. It is another brick wall.

I had put off working on this line because of the common name “Jones”. Now it seems all I have left (Ha, Ha) are the brick walls.

  • My 2x great grandmother was Ada Jane Jones b. 2 May 1837, original touted as having been born in London. However six months later according to Baptisms in the Parish of St Philip Birmingham, in the county of Warwick she was baptized on 29 November 1837, that is close to Coleshill where her mother’s family (the Langley’s) lived.
    • Jane Langley and George Jones were married by special license on 25 Sept. 1834 in London England
    • Known siblings of Ada Jane Jones include:
      • George M. Jones b. 1838-1840 England
      • Alfred Langley Jones b. 1842 England
      • Walter Jones b. 1844 England
      • Catherine Jones b. 1848 New York
      • Mary Jane Jones b. 1853 New York
    • Ship Franconia to America left from Liverpool England and arrived in New York 22 April 1844 with:
      • George Jones 37
      • Jane          ”    30
      • Ada Jane  ”    7
      • George    ”    4
      • Alfred     ”    2
      • Walter    ”    inft.
    • 1850 US Census New York, New York lists:
      • Geo Jones    45, laborer, Eng
      • Jane       Do.  38, …………., Do.
      • Geo M.   Do.  12, …………., Do.
      • Ada        Do.   13, …………., Do.
      • Cth         Do.     2, …………., N.Y.

When I found this census my first question was “What has happened to Alfred and Walter?” I proceeded to look for them. What I discovered was very limited. The Jones name was too common. I thought Alfred and Walter would set them apart. Lots of Georges around the country but nothing that said this is our George Jones,

  • Ada Jane Jones married Joseph Booth 25 October 1859 in Hudson City, New Jersey. So for the 1860 census she and Joseph Booth show up on their own on Staten Island, New York. Where are the rest of the family members in the 1860″s census?
  • Searched for and did not locate in the 1860 US Census
    • George Jones ≈ 55 years of age
    • Jane Jones  ≈ 46 years of age
    • George M. Jones ≈ 20 years old
    • Alfred Langley Jones = 18 years
    • Walter Jones = 16 years of age
    • Catherine Jones = 12 years of age
  • Searched for and did not locate in New York or New Jersey death record of any of the above.
  • Checked Cemetery where Ada Jane Booth is buried (Fairview Cemetery, Staten Island) for any likely Jones.
  • Searched US Civil War Records for any of the boys. Found a Alfred L. Jones in Louisiana Confederate Army, hum.. doubt that he is ours.
  • I thought well if things did not turn out well for George in the United States maybe he went back to England. I did find a George father and son Alfred in England but not where I would expect them to be. Are they ours?

1870 US Census- Brooklyn
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1900 US Census- Brooklyn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1905 NY State Census

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806 Driggs Ave. Brooklyn NY


  • Found a George M. Jones, spouse Matilda, he is a tobacco importer, born in England, living in Brooklyn 1870, 1900 and 1905. He is the right age, for the son, and in 1900 it lists the correct year for coming (1844) to the US. The census shows a daughter Sarah and Maria. Matilda is not in the two later census.

 

Not much to go on there. I continue to look and have submitted what I have to my genealogical society “Common Name Brick Walls”, and will be grateful for all and any ideas.

So that is my Jones Line to date. Interesting fact Jane Langley’s mother was a Jones, a Mary Jones in Warwick England. Have not even begun to look into that.

 

One of the Three Langley Beauties

Jane Langley

 

So this past weeks prompt for Amy Johnson Crows challenge for 52 Ancestors  in 52 weeks was Valentine. I was  not inspired so I am skipping on to next week prompt. We have instead Heirloom. It was a challenge to pick one heirloom that I had not written about previously. There are so many family treasures I enjoy having incorporated into our home. Here is one that holds special interest to me. It’s an item that my third cousin shared with my sister and I. A collection of writings done by my 4x great maternal grandmother, Jane Langley Jones.

I was first made aware of Jane Langley by my grandmother, the great “story” teller, for she told a story about the “Three Langley Beauties”, and Jane was one of the three. So I decided to finally delve into Jane’s writings and make a transcription. In transcribing I have found that I am able to work out almost all the words written. Today was one of those rare snowy Sundays in the Pacific Northwest and a perfect time to get started. The hand writing could be atrocious or maybe it is only due to the fact that I hardly ever get to read something hand written in the 1830’s. There are also many pages that are too faint to read. The collection contains 48 pages.

Jane was born in England about 1814. One of 4 daughters (not three) born to Edward and Mary (Jones) Langley of Coleshill, Warwickshire England. How my cousin Bob A. came by these papers I do not know. What they are, are an assortment of poems, recipes and letters written by Jane. One item has a date of  October 14th 1832 which would have been when Jane was about 18 years of age. The titles on some of her pages include:

To H-

Lemon Wine

Love Forgets

Good Bye

Ginger Wine

God save our Gracious King

My Mother

I give my heart to Thee for Thine

Affection

The Dead Twins

Reminecsence

The Child of Earth

Home

The Exiles Return

JTo the Forget Me Not

The Broken Promise

I can only speculate about the reason for these musings by Jane. Considering her age and the time period I believe she had been introduced to society and was quite the social young woman. The writings paint a picture of a young woman experiencing the drama of young love and the hardships of families.

The poem ” God Save our Gracious King” references King William who came to the throne in 1830 and reigned until his death in 1837.

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God save our Gracious King

William our Noble King

God Save the King

Send him Victorious

Happy and glorious

Long to Reign over us

God save the King


O Lord our God wise

Scatter his enemies

And make them fall

Confound their Politicts

Frustrate their R….cish tricks

On him our hopes we fix

God save us all


Thy cherish gifts in store

On William Reign to po…

Long may he …..

May he defend our laws

And even give us cause

To sing with heart and voice
God Save the King


Shield him thou good and great

And to our Queen and state

New Blessing  Bring

Great Brittons th… and long

May the expecting thronge

For them re…..d the song

God save the King

I am speculating that Jane wrote this around the time of King William IV’s coronation. History notes that he was much beloved by the people.

Any help on those words I couldn’t workout?

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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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

52 Ancestors ~ #21 Ada Jane Jones ~ The First from the Last

Ada Jane Jones is my maternal 2x great grandmother.  This photo of hers had been mislabeled by my grandfather. When we visited our grandmothers cousin (Harriet Booth) in Virginia Beach she corrected it for us and we saw one of the originals.

Ada Jane (Jones) Booth

Ada Jane (Jones) Booth

She was the first Ada in a series and I am the last. It used to be a custom to name children for relatives. Now names are chosen for their uniqueness. I’m not saying that is good or bad it is just the way many names are now being picked. Before I got started on this adventure of family genealogy I knew the basics about our family and who our ancestors were. Grandma Dougherty whom I was named for, was into telling us children family stories, some of which were true and some were sort of true. Of course as a child I thought they were told literally. Grandma (Ada Richmal [Heap] Dougherty) was named for both of her grandmothers (Ada [Jones] Booth and Richmal [Hall] Heap). I knew that Ada Jane Jones mother was a Langley and her father may have been George Jones. That was about it.
I thought I would give her history backwards because that’s the way I discovered her information.
Ada Jane (Jones) Booth died on Sept 12 1911.

Death Certificate Ada Jane Booth

Death Certificate
Ada Jane Booth

Her death certificate states her birthday as May 2 1841, her birth place was England, the name of her father is shown as George Jones and her mother was Jane Langley. The name of the informant is not listed.  I had sent to the New York City Municipal Archives for this way back in 1985 and received this certified copy for a small fee. This document is not available on line.

It used to be that I would go to the local LDS church and order Microfilm from the LDS church Library in Salt Lake City for the Census that I believed our ancestor to be listed in. Once it arrived at the local church I would spend hours looking through the films until I found the family listing. The following one was a very lucky find because everyone seemed to be living on the same street.

1900 US census  Richmond County New York

1900 US census
Richmond County
New York

The Family History Library had a microfilm copy machine and if it was working I could make copies for 10 cents each. In this 1900 Census I found  my Grandmother Ada, my great grandmother Ada, and my 2x great grandmother Ada.

Ada Jane (Jones) Booth (61 years) is married to Joseph Booth (61) a blacksmith. This census shows how many years married for Joseph and Ada it lists 40 years. It also states they were both born in England and they had both come to this country in 1850 and had both been in this country for 50 years.

Joseph is shown as a naturized citizen while nothing is listed for Ada. The children living at home are: Walter (35), single, born in New York, a  carpenter, Chas (Charles) (20), single, born in New York, a carpenter, Hattie (25), single, born in New York, a bookkeeper, and Emma (19) single, born in New York.

In the Heap household listed before them is their daughter Ada Jane with her family and in the household before their daughter’s is their son, William Booth and his family.

The Bamber household further down the page is Edmond Bamber and his family. Edmond is the son of Mary Booth and William Bamber. Mary is the sister to Joseph Booth. If you aren’t confused by now you are suited to be a genealogist.

I have always been disappointed that the 1890 census was not available. It might have filled in those gaps we have in some of our families history. Anyway back to Ada Jane Jones we can find her in the 1880, 1870, and 1860, US census  with her husband and children. The 1910 US census is after her husband Joseph dies and she is shown alone with her daughters, Emma and Hattie.

1910 US census Richmond County New York

1910 US census
Richmond County
New York

Joseph and Ada Jane had  8 children

(1) George M. Booth was born in 1860  and married Abbice King in 1884. (2)Walter L. was born in 1862 and married Anna Denker. (3) William R. Booth was born Aug. 29, 1865 and was married twice (a) Birdie and (b) Mary Alma Corbett. (4) Ada Jane was born Oct. 9, 1867 and married Charles Heap. (5) Isaac Sylvatus was born in 1870 and married Wilhelmina  Simpson. (6) W.H. (Harriet) was born in 1872 and married  (a) Armstrong, and (b) Eugene Parker. (7) Charles L.  was born about March 1875. (8) Emma L. was born 26 February  1880 and married Joseph A. Sullivan.

A large family that lived very close to each other on Staten Island for several generations must have been a joy for Ada Jane. But what of her family. My questions for years were: Did she come to this country alone or did she come with other family members? How do I find her family in England when Jones is such a common name?

Well, I’m always looking for my family. I know that more and more records are indexed and come on line all the time and look what I found George Jones in the 1850 US. Census on Ancestry.com. After looking at a lot of George Jones.

1850 US Census New York City

1850 US Census
New York City

 

You see Geo, Jones (46), born in England, his wife Jane (36) also born in England, son Geo. M. (16) born in England, daughter Ada  Jane (13) born in England, and daughter Eth. (2) born in New York. So for the youngest to have been born in New York the family had to have been here at least 2 or 3 years. Then I found this also thanks to Ancestry .com.

New York Passenger List Sip Franconia out of Liverpool

New York Passenger List
Sip Franconia out of Liverpool

This is the Passenger List for the ship Franconia out of Liverpool England arriving New York 22 April 1844 that shows George Jones (39) listed as a Farmer. Jane Jones (30) , Ada Jane Jones (6), George Jones (4), Alfred  Jones (2), and Walter Jones (inf’). Wow I now know that they should be in the UK Census for 1841. And this is what I have found so far.

1841 UK Census Coleshill, Warwick, England

1841 UK Census
Coleshill, Warwick, England

 

Here we find Ada Jones (4) in the household of Mary Langley (70) Ind. along with Myra Langley (40) milliner, and  Sarah Plumbridge (9). Who turns out to be Ada Jane Jones cousin. This census indicates that Ada Jones was not born in Warwick county. So were was she born? What happened to the Jones family in America after the 1850 US census? What Happened to Alfred and Walter who were on the Ship that arrived? Where were her siblings born? I will keep looking and it grows my to-do list for our trip to Salt Lake Family History Library later this year.

Next week I will be doing a story on my husbands family. Hope to see you then.

 

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