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Chris's Ancestors - Emery Family

Emery


Generation 1 Pop-up window showing the Emery family tree

Isaac Emery (c18th - ) husband of Ann Taylor and then Mary Jones

Generation 2 Pop-up window showing the Emery family tree

Child of Isaac Emery and Ann Taylor

John Emery (1801 - )

Children of Isaac Emery and Mary Jones

George Emery (1804 - )
William Emery (1808 - )
Ann Emery (1814 - )
Thomas Emery (1815 - )
Thomas Emery (1819 - 1860) husband of Sarah Beech (1817 - 1862)

Generation 3 Pop-up window showing the Emery family tree

Children of Thomas and Sarah

Sarah Ann Emery (1848 - 1930) wife of James Nelson (1845- 1897)
Ann Ellen Emery (1851 - )
Robert Emery (1852 - )
Mary Emery (1856 - )
Charles Emery (1858? - )
Richard Emery (1859 - )




Further details of Chris's direct Emery ancestors


The following sections contain details transcribed from documents such as census, birth, marriage and death certificates, parish records, newspapers, etc.

Unless otherwise stated, we have transcribed directly from the original document or from a scanned or photographic image of the original document.



Isaac Emery (c18th - ) Pop-up window showing the Emery family tree

Isaac's birth and death have not yet been discovered. He appears to have been married twice, losing his first wife, Ann, after the birth of their child, John.
Each reference shows him as a tailor and he was listed as such in trade directories of the 1820s.

Isaac's First Marriage

At the baptism of his first child, John, on 24th June 1801, Isaac was a tailor, living in Norfolk Street.
His wife is named as Ann, formerly Taylor.
We have no other documentation yet about this marriage or of Ann's fate.

Isaac's Second Marriage

Isaac married Mary Jones on 3rd August 1807 at St Peters, Liverpool
Isaac Emery, of the parish of Liverpool, tailor
Mary Jones, of the same parish, spinster
Witnesses: Phillip Coke and James Taylor

Known whereabouts of Isaac Emery.
During the first quarter of the nineteenth century Isaac lived and worked within a small area of Toxteth Park, close to the river, about a mile south of Liverpool city centre.


24th June 1801
Norfolk Street
Norfolk Street at nls.uk
Link to Norfolk Street at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Norfolk Street, Liverpool
at the baptism of son John Emery

4th July 1810
South Union Stand? (more likely South Union Street but we have only seen a transcription of the record yet)
at the joint baptism of sons George Emery (b. 28th March 1804) and William Emery (b. 31st August 1808)

2nd September 1814
Jamaica Street
Position of Jamaica Street at nls.uk
Link to the position of Jamaica Street at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Jamaica Street, Liverpool
at the baptism of Ann Emery

25th December 1815
Greenland Street
Greenland Street at nls.uk
Link to Greenland Street at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Greenland Street, Liverpool
at the baptism of Thomas Emery

6th September 1819
Grafton Street
Grafton Street at nls.uk
Link to Grafton Street at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Grafton Street, Liverpool
at the baptism of Thomas Emery
[It seems likely that the first Thomas died in early childhood, so the next child was given the same name, a common practice at the time.]

Thomas Emery (1819 - 1860) Pop-up window showing the Emery family tree

Thomas' Baptism

Grafton Street at nls.uk
Link to Grafton Street at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Grafton Street, Liverpool
6th September 1819 St Peter, Liverpool
son of Isaac Emery and Mary
Isaac is described as a tailor, of Grafton Street, Toxteth Park

Thomas' Marriage

New Bird Street at nls.uk
Link to New Bird Street at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing New Bird Street, Liverpool
Thomas married Sarah Beech on 25th September 1848 at St Nicholas, Liverpool
Thomas Emery, full age, batchelor, labourer, of New Bird Street, Liverpool
Thomas' father - Isaac Emery, tailor.
Sarah Beech, full age, spinster, of New Bird Street, Liverpool
Sarah's father, Peter Beech, blacksmith
Witnesses: George Ireland and Margret Ireland

1851 Census
1 Malone Salt Yard, Toxteth Park

Malones Salt Yard, Toxteth Park at nls.uk
Link to Malones Salt Yard, Toxteth Park at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing position of Malone Salt Yard, Toxteth Park
Thomas Emery age 30, Labourer, born Liverpool
Sarah Emery age 29, born Norwich [Northwich] Cheshire
Sarah Emery age 3, born Liverpool
Ann Ellen Emery age 1 month, born Liverpool



Thomas' death
From the notices in The Liverpool Mercury, Monday March 6th 1860

Feb 29, aged 40, Mr Thomas Emery, Gregson Sreet, Toxteth-Park.

1861 Census
Sarah is now a widow and head of the family
at 71 Gregson Street, Toxteth Park (This later became Greig Street)

Gregson Street, Toxteth Park at nls.uk
Link to Gregson Street, Toxteth Park at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing former position of Gregson Street, Toxteth Park
Sarah Emery age 44, Laundress, born Northwich Cheshire
Sarah Emery age 12, born Liverpool
Ann Ellen Emery age 10, born Liverpool
Robert Emery age 9, born Liverpool
Charles Emery age 3?, born Liverpool
Mary Emery age 5, born Liverpool
Richard Emery age 2, born Liverpool

Sarah's Death
(from the burial register of Toxteth Park Cemetery)

Sarah Emery of 71 Gregson Street, was buried on 10th July 1862 at Toxteth Park Cemetery
On the same date and in the same plot, was buried her son Richard

Sarah Ann Emery (1848 - 1930) Pop-up window showing the Emery family tree

1851 Census
1 Malone Salt Yard, Toxteth Park

Malones Salt Yard, Toxteth Park at nls.uk
Link to Malones Salt Yard, Toxteth Park at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing position of Malone Salt Yard, Toxteth Park
Thomas Emery age 30, Labourer, born Liverpool
Sarah Emery age 29, born Norwich [Northwich] Cheshire
Sarah Emery age 3, born Liverpool
Ann Ellen Emery age 1 month, born Liverpool



1861 Census
Sarah's father, Thomas died in 1860. Her mother Sarah is a widow and head of the family
at 71 Gregson Street, Toxteth Park (This later became Greig Street)

Gregson Street, Toxteth Park at nls.uk
Link to Gregson Street, Toxteth Park at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing former position of Gregson Street, Toxteth Park
Sarah Emery age 44, Laundress, born Northwich Cheshire
Sarah Emery age 12, born Liverpool
Ann Ellen Emery age 10, born Liverpool
Robert Emery age 9, born Liverpool
Charles Emery age 3?, born Liverpool
Mary Emery age 5, born Liverpool
Richerd Emery age 2, born Liverpool



Marriage

St Michael in the Hamlet at nls.uk
Link to St Michael in the Hamlet at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing St Michael Toxteth now St Michael in the Hamlet
Sarah Ann Emery married James Nelson on 20th November 1870
at the Church of St Michael, Toxteth
James was 25 and a batchelor. He was in the police force and living in Lodge Lane.
His father was John Nelson, labourer.
Sarah Ann was 22 and a spinster. She lived in Lodge Lane and her father was Thomas Emery, farmer.
Witnesses were James Dodson and Ellen Emery

1871 Census
In the house of Richard Lucas
36 Lodge Lane, Toxteth park

36 Lodge Lane, Toxteth Park at nls.uk
Link to 36 Lodge Lane, Toxteth Park at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing 36 Lodge Lane Liverpool
Richard Lucas age 62, cowkeeper, born Lancashire
Mary Lucas age 62?, born Lancashire
Fanny Davies, grandaughter, age 11, born Lancashire
Richard Davies, grandson, age 8, born Lancashire
Robert Emery, [Sarah's brother], age 20, painter, born Lancashire
George Tearle?, boarder, age 46, Annuitant, born Bedfordshire
Sarah Nelson age 26, general servant (domestic), born Lancashire Liverpool
James Nelson, visitor, age 26, Policeman, born Lancashire Liverpool?

NB. next door at No 38 was James Dodson and family. James was a witness at James and Sarah's wedding

First child

Windsor Street, Toxteth Park at nls.uk
Link to Windsor Street, Toxteth Park at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Windsor Street Liverpool
James and Sarah's first child, Elizabeth Ann was born on 20th September 1871 and baptised at St Peter's Church, Liverpool on 5th November
The parish record shows that James was a police officer, living at Windsor Street.


Second child

Langsdale Street, Liverpool at nls.uk
Link to Langsdale Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Langsdale Street, Liverpool at
James and Sarah's second child, John was born on 17th July 1873 and baptised at St Peter's Church, Liverpool on 31st August
The parish record shows that James was a policeman, living in Langsdale Street.

There were two Langsdale Streets in Liverpool the 1870s, either of which could have been James and Sarah's home.
The more likely contender was between Shaw Street and Soho Street.

Third child

Great Newton Street, Liverpool at nls.uk
Link to Great Newton Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Great Newton Street Liverpool
James and Sarah's third child, Sarah Ellen, was born on 16th November 1874 and baptised at St Silas Church, Liverpool on 7th September 1875
The parish record shows that James was a manager of abattoir company, living in 11 Great Newton Street.
[Great Newton Street is a very short distance further up Brownlow Hill from the abattoir in Trowbridge Street, where James worked.]


Fourth child

James and Sarah's fourth child, James, was born on 9th November 1876 and baptised at St Silas Church, Liverpool on 11th March 1877
The parish record shows that James was a clerk, living at 11 Great Newton Street.

Fifth child

James and Sarah's fifth child, William Jackson Nelson, (Probably named after his grandmother) was born on 13th April 1879 and baptised at St Silas Church, Liverpool on 14th December 1879
The parish record shows that James was a manager, living at 11 Great Newton Street.

1881 Census
28 Sandstone Road, West Derby

Sandstone Road, West Derby at nls.uk
Link to Sandstone Road, West Derby at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing 28 Sandstone Road, West Derby
James Nelson age 36, Cowkeeper, born Tunstall, Lancashire
Sarah A. Nelson age 33, born Liverpool,
Elizabeth A. Nelson age 9, born Liverpool,
John Nelson age 7, born Liverpool
Sarah E. Nelson age 6, born Liverpool
James Nelson age 4, born Liverpool
William Nelson age 1, born Liverpool


1891 Census
10 Sandstone Road, West Derby

Sandstone Road, West Derby at nls.uk
Link to Sandstone Road, West Derby at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing 10 Sandstone Road, West Derby
James Nelson age 46, Coal Dealer, born Tunstall, Lancashire
Sarah A. Nelson age 43, born Liverpool,
John Nelson age 17, butcher, born Liverpool
William Nelson age 11, born Liverpool
Agnes J. Nelson age 5, born Liverpool

Widowed

Sarah's husband, James, died on 16th January 1897 at 10 Sandstone Road.
On the death certificate his occupation is given as "coal carrier".
The cause of death was given as "syncope due to excessive drinking".

1901 Census
10 Sandstone Road, West Derby

Sandstone Road, West Derby at nls.uk
Link to Sandstone Road, West Derby at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing 10 Sandstone Road, West Derby
Sarah Nelson widow, age 53, Coal Dealer, born Toxteth, Liverpool,
William Nelson age 21, born Toxteth, Liverpool
Agnes Nelson age 15, born West Derby, Liverpool


1911 Census
10 Sandstone Road, Stoneycroft, Liverpool

Sandstone Road, West Derby at nls.uk
Link to Sandstone Road, West Derby at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing 10 Sandstone Road, West Derby
Sarah Nelson widow, age 64, Green Groceries, own account, born Liverpool,
James Nelson, son, age 34, butcher, Stanley Abbatoir, born Liverpool
William J Nelson, grandson, age 8, born Liverpool
May Nelson grand daughter, age 7, born Liverpool
Francis Nelson, grandson, age 3, born Liverpool
Beatrice Nelson, grand daughter, age 1, born Liverpool

Sarah declared 6 children from her current marriage, of which 5 survived. (I'm not sure which of her 6 children has died by this stage.)
Her son, James claimed 5 children, all alive. He should have claimed 6 children at this date, but possibly discounted the first son, Stanley, who was at this time staying with his Swinnerton grandparents.
His wife, Harriet Louisa, is proving difficult to find on the 1911 census.


Sarah's Death

Sarah Ann Nelson, neƩ Emery, died at 126 Smithdown Road, Liverpool, (Sefton General Hospital) on 8th July 1930.
From her death certificate, she had lived at 20 Sandstone Road, widow of James Nelson, cow keeper.
Her cause of death, "senile dementia".
The informant was son John Nelson of 2 Shrewsbury Street, Warrington