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Chris's Ancestors - Emery Family

Emery


Generation 1.

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Isaac Emery (1772 - 1832), husband of Ann Taylor, and then Mary Jones.

Generation 2.

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Children of Isaac Emery and Ann Taylor:

John Emery (1801 - ).
[born on 24th May 1801, baptised on 24th June 1801 at St Peter, Liverpool. ].
George Emery (1804 - ).
[born on 28th March 1804, baptised on 4th July 1810 at St Peter, Liverpool. ].

Children of Isaac Emery and Mary Jones:

William Emery (1808 - ).
[born on 31st August 1808, baptised on 4th July 1810 at St Peter, Liverpool. ].
Ann Emery (1814 - ).
[baptised on 2nd September 1814 at St Peter, Liverpool. ].
Thomas Emery (1811 - 1816).
[born 1811 (from his burial record), baptised on 25th December 1815 at St Peter, Liverpool, buried on 2nd April 1816 at St John, Liverpool. ].
Thomas Emery (1819 to 1860),
[baptised on 6th September 1819 at St Peter, Liverpool, married to Sarah Beech (1817 to 1862). on 25th September 1848, died on 29th February 1860 and was buried on 4th March 1860 at Toxteth Park cemetery.].

Generation 3.

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Children of Thomas and Sarah:

Sarah Ann Emery (1848 to 1930)
[born in 1848, married to James Nelson (1845 to 1897) at St Michael's, Toxteth on 20th November 1870.].
Ann Ellen Emery (1851 - ).
[born in 1851, baptised in July 1860 at St Peter, Liverpool.].
Robert Emery (1852 - ).
[born in 1852, baptised in 20th May 1860 at St Peter, Liverpool.].
Mary Emery (1854 - ).
[born in 1854, baptised in July 1860 at St Peter, Liverpool.].
Charles Emery (1854 - ).
[born in 1854, baptised in July 1860 at St Peter, Liverpool.].
Richard Emery (1859 - ).
[born in 1858, baptised on 25th January 1859 at St Peter, Liverpool.].




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 (1772 - 1832).

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Isaac's was born around 1772 - calculated from his age at burial in 1832. He was married twice, losing his first wife, Ann, after the birth of their child, George.
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 child, John, on 24th June 1801, Isaac was listed as a tailor, living in Norfolk Street.
His wife was named as Ann, formerly Taylor.
We have no other documentation yet about this marriage or of Ann's fate.

Children of Isaac and Ann:

John Emery (1801 - ).
[born on 24th May 1801, baptised on 24th June 1801 at St Peter, Liverpool. ].
George Emery (1804 - ).
[born on 28th March 1804, baptised on 4th July 1810 at St Peter, Liverpool. ].

Isaac's Second Marriage:

Isaac's first wife, Ann, died some time after the birth of their child, George, in 1804 and Isaac married again, to 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.


10th March 1801,
The first liverpool census.
Living in a back house in Norfolk Street
Isaac Emery a family of 4, comprised of 1 male, 3 females, one of whom (Isaac?) is engaged in a trade.
Two of the females remain unknown but may have been daughters, whose births we have not yet found.

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

4th July 1810.
South Union Street
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 maps Position of Jamaica Street at nls maps
Link to the position of Jamaica Street at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to the position of Jamaica Street at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Jamaica Street, Liverpool. Google map showing Jamaica Street, Liverpool.
at the baptism of daughter, Ann Emery.

25th December 1815 - 2nd April 1816,
Greenland Street.
Greenland Street at nls maps Greenland Street at nls maps
Link to Greenland Street at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Greenland Street at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Greenland Street, Liverpool. Google map showing Greenland Street, Liverpool.
at the baptism and subsequent burial of son, Thomas Emery (1811-15).

6th September 1819,
Grafton Street.
Grafton Street at nls maps Grafton Street at nls maps
Link to Grafton Street at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Grafton Street at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Grafton Street, Liverpool. Google map showing Grafton Street, Liverpool.
at the baptism of Thomas Emery (1819 - 1860).
[The 'first' Thomas died in early childhood, so the next child was given the same name, a common practice at the time.]

Isaac's death:

Isaac Emery was buried, age 60 years, on 8th April 1832 at St James' Cemetery, Liverpool. His abode was given as Greenland Street.


Thomas Emery (1819 to 1860).

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Thomas's Baptism:

Grafton Street at nls maps Grafton Street at nls maps
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6th September 1819 St Peter, Liverpool.
Son of Isaac Emery and Mary.
Isaac is described as a tailor, of Grafton Street, Toxteth Park.

Thomas's Marriage:

New Bird Street at nls maps New Bird Street at nls maps
Link to New Bird Street at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to New Bird Street at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing New Bird Street, Liverpool 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's 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.

First child:

Sarah Ann Emery (1848 to 1930)
[born in 1848, married to James Nelson (1845 to 1897) at St Michael's, Toxteth on 20th November 1870.].

1851 Census:
1 Malone Salt Yard, Toxteth Park.

Malones Salt Yard, Toxteth Park at nls maps Malones Salt Yard, Toxteth Park at nls maps
Link to Malones Salt Yard, Toxteth Park at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Malones Salt Yard, Toxteth Park at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing position of Malone Salt Yard, Toxteth Park 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.



Children born between 1851 and 1860

Ann Ellen Emery (1851 - ).
[born in 1851, baptised in July 1860 at St Peter, Liverpool.].
Robert Emery (1852 - ).
[born in 1852, baptised in 20th May 1860 at St Peter, Liverpool.].
Mary Emery (1854 - ).
[born in 1854, baptised in July 1860 at St Peter, Liverpool.].
Charles Emery (1854 - ).
[born in 1854, baptised in July 1860 at St Peter, Liverpool.].
Richard Emery (1859 - ).
[born in 1858, baptised on 25th January 1859 at St Peter, Liverpool.].

Thomas's death:
Thomas died on 29th February 1860 and he was buried at Toxteth Park Cemetery on 6th March 1860.


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 maps Gregson Street, Toxteth Park at nls maps
Link to Gregson Street, Toxteth Park at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Gregson Street, Toxteth Park at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing former position of Gregson Street, Toxteth Park 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 Sarah's youngest son, Richard.

Sarah Ann Emery (1848 to 1930).

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Sarah's birth:

All census and other records point to 1848 for Sarah's birth and that would tie in with her parents' marriage date. However, we have been unable to find either a birth record or baptism.

1851 Census:
1 Malone Salt Yard, Toxteth Park.

Malones Salt Yard, Toxteth Park at nls maps Malones Salt Yard, Toxteth Park at nls maps
Link to Malones Salt Yard, Toxteth Park at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Malones Salt Yard, Toxteth Park at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing position of Malone Salt Yard, Toxteth Park. 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 maps Gregson Street, Toxteth Park at nls maps
Link to Gregson Street, Toxteth Park at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Gregson Street, Toxteth Park at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing former position of Gregson Street, Toxteth Park. 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 maps St Michael in the Hamlet at nls maps
Link to St Michael in the Hamlet at Old-Maps.co.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. 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 maps 36 Lodge Lane, Toxteth Park at nls maps
Link to 36 Lodge Lane, Toxteth Park at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to 36 Lodge Lane, Toxteth Park at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing 36 Lodge Lane Liverpool. 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.br /> 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 maps Windsor Street, Toxteth Park at nls maps
Link to Windsor Street, Toxteth Park at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Windsor Street, Toxteth Park at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Windsor Street Liverpool. 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 maps Langsdale Street, Liverpool at nls maps
Link to Langsdale Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Langsdale Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Langsdale Street, Liverpool. Google map showing Langsdale Street, Liverpool.
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 in 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 maps Great Newton Street, Liverpool at nls maps
Link to Great Newton Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Great Newton Street, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Great Newton Street Liverpool. 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 an 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 maps Sandstone Road, West Derby at nls maps
Link to Sandstone Road, West Derby at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Sandstone Road, West Derby at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing 28 Sandstone Road, West Derby. 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 maps Sandstone Road, West Derby at nls maps
Link to Sandstone Road, West Derby at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Sandstone Road, West Derby at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing 10 Sandstone Road, West Derby. 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 maps Sandstone Road, West Derby at nls maps
Link to Sandstone Road, West Derby at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Sandstone Road, West Derby at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing 10 Sandstone Road, West Derby. 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 maps Sandstone Road, West Derby at nls maps
Link to Sandstone Road, West Derby at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Sandstone Road, West Derby at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing 10 Sandstone Road, West Derby. 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.