Friday, 1 July 2011

Matthew Wilson 1756-1823 and Jane Richardson d1801

Matthew Wilson was born in 1756 probably in North Yorkshire, England. In 1786 he married Jane Richardson at St Agatha's Church, Easby, Yorkshire.

The couple settled in Richmond, North Yorkshire and had several children there. According to the baptism records of his children, Matthew was working as a labourer, probably on a farm (on one baptism he was recorded as a "husbandman", so working with farm animals).

The children are:

John Wilson 1787-??
Mary Wilson 1788-??
Thomas Wilson 1790-??
Ann Wilson 1792-??
Ellen Wilson 1794-1874
Margaret Wilson 1798-??

Jane died in January 1801 and was buried in Richmond.

Matthew continued to live in Richmond, raising his children. At some point he appears to have moved to Darlington, Co Durham (like his daughter Ellen who moved there around 1822/23), and he died there in March 1823.

I know very little about this family, and haven't yet been able to find a baptism for either Matthew or Jane, so I'm unable to get back past them. I've also been unable to trace any of the children other than Ellen.

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