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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.

 

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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