Friday, 8 April 2016

G is for George Blackledge AtoZ Challenge 2106

George Blackledge is my paternal grandmother's great grandfather. Joseph and Elizabeth Blackledge welcomed their eighth son  George Blackledge to Eccleston, Lancashire in 1794. They had him christened in the parish church of St Mary the Virgin at Eccleston(near Croston) on the 7th December 1794.(a)

By 1822 George had found himself a wife-Ellen Dandy and they married in her parish of St Wilfrid's  Standish Lancashire in August 1822 (b) and very quickly their first son Henry arrived on the scene.(c)
More children arrived Jane 1824, William 1826, Betty 1828, Thomas 1831 and George II 1834 and Ellen 1837
From tithe records in 1842 we get a picture of how he used the land. He leased 13 plots ( 8 acres)  from Charles  Standish and he paid tithes in total of £1/1/1d (d)
It is interesting to see the different uses of the plots.
Plot number
Name & description of lands & premises
State of cultivation
503
Field
Pasture
504
Watering pond
505
Field
Arable field
509
Field
Meadow
510
Field
Pasture
519
Enclosure & lane
Pasture
513
Field & path
Pasture
514
Field
Meadow
515
Cottages & garden

516
Cottages & garden

517
Dwelling house

518
Enclosure
Garden
519
Enclosure
Garden

As well as having the land he was a grocer/provisions dealer. (f)
He continued to live at Almond Brook, Standish until his death on June 24 1863. (e)







(a) St Mary the Virgin, Eccleston, Lancashire, England
    Register: Baptisms 1782 - 1812, Page 114, Entry 4
    Online Parish Clerk Lancashire Source: Roy Lowe Transcript

(b)Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 Sep 2015), marriage George Blacklige and Ellen Dandy;  Lancashire Anglican Parish Registers. Preston, England: Lancashire Archives.

(c) St Wilfrid (Standish, Lancashire, England), "Christening," Henry Blackledge; FHL microfilm 1526140 1,526,140, item 663.

(d) The genealogist (www.thegenealogist.co.uk : accessed 2 Sep 2015), entry for George Blackledge, Almond Brook Standish Lancashire; Citing tithe records 1842.

(e) Death certificate 24 June 1863 registered Wigan volume  8c page  5

(f) English census 1851, Class: HO107; Piece: 2198; Folio: 159; Page: 8; GSU roll: 87207.