Reaching the last three of my 52 Ancestor Challenge, I know that what I write on these three individuals is more tentative than anything I have written on the first 49.
William Cheatle is the name that appears on the marriage registration of Sarah Cheatle and William Welch as a witness. Sarah Cheatle and William Welch both sign the marriage registration with their own hand as does William Cheatle. The surname Cheatle is fortunately a rather unusual one found commonly in this time period in Leicestershire.
Sarah Welch does appear on the census of 1841, 1851, 1861, and 1871.
Information given for Sarah on these census:
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1841. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK, Warwick County, Birmingham RD, St. Phillip, Class: HO107; Piece 1146; Book: 2; Enumeration District: 5; Folio: 25; Page: 5; Line: 11; William Welch household, GSU roll: 464182.
Wm Walch Age: 45 Estimated birth year: abt 1796 Gender: Male Civil parish: Birmingham Hundred: Birmingham County/Island: Warwickshire Country: England
Registration district: Birmingham Sub-registration district: St Phillip. Household Members:
Name Age Hary Walch 15 John Walch 15 Mary Walch 20 Sarah Walch 40 Wm Walch 45
Lower Temple St,1,Wm Walch,45,,Cook Shop,Not in county,
,,Sarah Walch,,40,,Not in county,
,,Mary Walch,,20,,Not in county,
,,John Walch,15,,Appren,Not in county,
,,Ann Buller,,20,,Not in county,
,,Hery Cooper,50,,Male Servant,Not in county,
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1851. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK, Warwick county, Birmingham RD, Birmingham, Class: HO107; Piece: 2055; Folio: 342; Page: 20; Household Schedule 61, William Welch family, GSU roll: 87314. William Welch Age:57 Estimated birth year:abt 1794 Relation:Head Spouse's name:Sarah (born at Ashby de la Zouch abt 1796) Gender:Male Where born:Rugley, Staffordshire, England Civil parish:Birmingham Ecclesiastical parish:St Philip County/Island:Warwickshire Country:England Registration district:Birmingham Sub-registration district:St Philip ED, institution, or vessel:14 Household schedule number:61 Household Members:Name AgeHenry Buckton 38 Mary A Roden 19 Hannah Tomlinson 21 Henry Welch 24 Sarah Welch 55 William Welch 57
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1861. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK, Warwick county, Aston RD, St Silas, Class: RG9; Piece: 2182; Folio: 46; Page: 40; Household Schedule 175, Sarah Welch family, GSU roll: 542931. Sarah Welch Age:65 Estimated birth year:abt 1796 Relation:Head Gender:Female Where born:Ashby De La Zouch, Leicestershire, England Civil parish:Aston Ecclesiastical parish:St Silas County/Island:Warwickshire Country:England Registration district:Aston Sub-registration district:Erdington ED, institution, or vessel:2 Household schedule number:175 Household Members:Name AgeEdward D Buller 11 Ellen Buller 8 Sarah Welch 65
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK, Warwick County, Aston RD, St Silas Town, Class: RG10; Piece: 3154; Folio: 58; Page: 9; Household Schedule 44, Sarah Welch family, GSU roll: 839234.
Sarah Welsh Age: 75 Estimated birth year: abt 1796 Relation: Head Mother's name: Ann Gender: Female Where born: Alford, Leicestershire, England Civil parish: Aston Ecclesiastical parish: St Silas Town: Aston Manor County/Island: Warwickshire Country: England
Registration district: Aston Sub-registration district: Erdington ED, institution, or vessel: 3 Household schedule number: 44 Household Members:
Name Age Ann Buller 25 Ann Buller 57 Clemonent Buller 14 Ellen Buller 17 Louisa Buller 12 Sarah Welsh 75 Sarah Welsh abt 1796 Alford, Leicestershire, England Head Aston Warwickshire Ann Buller abt 1814 Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Mother Aston Warwickshire
Ann Buller abt 1846 India, Middlesex, England Granddaughter Aston Warwickshire
Clemonent Buller abt 1857 Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Grandson Aston Warwickshire
Ellen Buller abt 1854 Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Granddaughter Aston Warwickshire
Louisa Buller abt 1859 Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Granddaughter Aston Warwickshire
Sarah Cheatle is said to be born at Ashby de la Zouch on the 1851 and 1861 census. The 1841 has her not born in Warwickshire. The 1871 census has her born at Alford according to the transcription but it doesn't actually look like that on the original census. It ends with ford but the letters preceeding that look more like Longford which is the place of birth of her daugher Ann (Welch) Buller. Ann is recorded as being born in Birmingham which is incorrect.
I have recorded previously the information which I found in the Ashby de la Zouch records for the Cheatle family in this time period:
27 Jun 1785 Benjamin son of Benjamin Cheatle baptized
16 Apr 1787 Richard son of Benjamin and Mary Cheatle baptized
30 Sep 1789 Sarah Cheatle daughter of William and Ann Cheatle
27 Sep 1790 Ann Cheatle daughter of William and Elizabeth Cheatle baptized
19 Sep 1790 John Cheatle son of Benjamin and Catherine baptized
15 Jun 1790 Simeon son of George and Ann Cheatle baptized
27 Dec 1791 Joseph son of Benjamin and Catherine Cheatle baptized
8 Apr 1793 William son of William and Elizabeth Cheatle baptized
17 June 1794 James son of Benjamin and Mary Cheatle baptized
10 Nov 1793 Sarah daughter of Benjamin and Catherine Cheatle baptized
24 Jun 1794 Mary daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Cheatle baptized
27 Jan 1795 Sarah baptized daughter of William and Sarah Cheatle
9 June 1802 William, Elizabeth and Frances son and daughters of William and Ann Cheatle baptized
28 Mar 1804 Catherine daughter of William and Elizabeth Cheatle baptized
21 Sep 1804 Catharine daughter of Benjamin and Catharine Cheatle baptized
6 March 1786 William Cheatle and Elizabeth Sherwin both of this parish by banns
28 April 1788 Benjamin Cheatle and Katherine Adams both of this parish by banns
12 Apr 1792 Joseph Cheatle and Elizabeth Hefford both of this parish by banns
28 Aug 1781 Sarah Cheatle buried
11 April 1790 Ann Cheatle buried
31 May 1793 Sarah Cheatle buried
7 June 1793 John Cheatle buried
1803 Joseph Cheatle buried
30 Dec 1804 Catherine Cheatle buried
8 Oct 1805 Elizabeth Cheatle buried
7 Feb 1807 Thomas Cheatle buried
20 Apr 1808 Ann Chettle buried
15 Mar 1808 Catharine Cheatle buried
11 Sep 1810 Benjamin Cheatle buried
28 Nov 1818 Elizabeth Cheatle buried 55 years
1818 Mary Cheatle buried 24 years
There are three baptisms for Sarah Cheatle at Ashby de la Zouch that could be considered possibilities. Although the one baptism in 1789 seems rather too old to be considered (six years older than stated). Sarah lives until 1872 when she is said to be 78 years of age giving her a year of birth of 1794. Sarah's death registration gives her a date of death of 26 Jul 1872 and if she was baptized 27 Jan 1795 then she would have been 77 years of age and in her 78th year. If baptized 10 Nov 1793 then 26 Jul 1872 she would have been 79 years of age.
One of the witnesses on the marriage registration was William Cheatle. Sarah at her marriage to William Cheatle 24 Aug 1818 would have been 23 years of age if born in 1795. All of the census have her born circa 1796. Two out of four have her born at Ashby de la Zouch. There isn't a marriage at Ashby de la Zouch for William and Sarah Cheatle.
I then investigated marriages in the area around Ashby de la Zouch for William Cheatle and Sarah (unknown). At the time I was doing this investigation eight years ago Find My Past was in its infancy but now searching on this database I am finding:
William Cheatle 21 (b c 1754) a widower married 11 Aug 1775 at Sutton Coldfield (his home parish was Loughborough Leicestershire) and Sarah Bonell 21 years of age and a widow of Sutton Coldfield Warwickshire.
William Cheatle married Sarah Woodcock at Castle Donnington 23 Feb 1773. Apprenticeship records show that this William (or another William Cheatle) is a master tailor at Castle Donnington (1775, 1776, 1778, 1794). The question is does this eliminate this couple as the parents of Sarah finding that he is still a master tailor at Castle Donnington in 1794? How likely was he to have moved? Plus the Sarah Cheatle buried at Ashby de la Zouch in 1793 is not likely to be their daughter Sarah which was my thinking pattern towards the possibility of their baptizing a second daughter Sarah at Ashby de la Zouch. I rather think that this pattern of thought ends with this new data.
What of the William Cheatle of Loughborough marrying Sarah Bonell in 1775? They would then have been in their 40s when Sarah was baptized in 1795 at Ashby de la Zouch. Cheatle is a very uncommon name and not finding a solution to William and Sarah baptizing a daughter Sarah in 1795 leaves me with a very solid brickwall for this family. Autosomal DNA has also been brought into play as I have an autosomal match with the Adcock family of Leicestershire and there was a William Cheatle baptized 7 Jan 1752 at All Saints Loughborough likely the son of William Cheatle and Elizabeth Adcock. Interestingly enough there is a William Cheatle marrying Sarah Bonell and he was of Loughborough. Is this the correct person as father of Sarah? He has possible features - married to Sarah but would they still be having children in the mid 1790s? The autosomal DNA is interesting. I have the parish registers for Loughborough and have not yet investigated them.
William Cheatle married Elizabeth Adcock 29 Mar 1749 at All Saints Loughborough
From the Parish Records for Loughborough:
Sarah daughter of William Cheatle baptized 7 May 1750 at Loughborough (father is a stockin[g]er)
Joseph son of William Cheatle baptized 29 Aug 1751 at Loughborough (father is a taylor)
William son of William Cheatle baptized 7 Jan 1752 at Loughborough (father is a stockin[g]er)
Elizabeth daughter of William Cheatle baptized 27 Feb 1754 at Loughborough (father is a stockin[g]er)
Charles son of William Cheatle buried 6 Jun 1756 at Loughborough
Joseph son of William Cheatle buried 9 Mar 1757 at Loughborough
Frances daughter of William Cheatle baptized 14 Nov 1757 at Loughborough (father is a stockin[g]er)
Hannah Cheatle buried 13 May 1760 at Loughborough
Samuel son of William and Elizabeth Cheatle baptized 1 Jun 1762 at Loughborough
Hannah daughter of William and Elizabeth Cheatle baptized 6 May 1764 at Loughborough; buried 16 Mar 1765 at Loughborough`
George son of William Cheatle baptized 15 May 1764 at Loughborough
George son of William and Elizabeth Cheatle baptized 24 Jul 1766 at Loughborough
Mary daughter of William and Elizabeth Cheatle baptized 11 Jun 1769 at Loughborough
John son of William Cheatle buried 25 May 1770 at Loughborough
Edward son of John and Sarah Cheatle baptized 7 Sep 1772 at Loughborough
Ann daughter of John and Sarah Cheatle baptized 18 Sep 1775 at Loughborough
Sarah daughter of John and Sarah Cheatle baptized 19 Jul 1778 at Loughborough
Mary daughter of John and Sarah Cheatle baptized 3 Dec 1782 at Loughborough , taylor
William Cheatle buried 2 Jun 1773 at Loughborough
George son of William Cheatle deceased buried 28 Jun 1773 at Loughborough
Frances daughter of Widow Cheatle buried 19 Nov 1775 at Loughborough
Sarah daughter of William and Sarah Cheatle baptized 12 Feb 1777 at Loughborough
Sarah daughter of William and Sarah Cheatle buried 5 Mar 1777 at Loughborough
William Cheatle buried 27 Dec 1778 at Loughborough
Sarah wife of William Cheatle buried 17 Dec 1783 at Loughborough
Finding these two burials rather sets that this line does not come down to my Sarah Cheatle baptized at Ashby de la Zouch circa 1795.
I will though continue to check the Loughborough registers between 1793 to 1797 out of curiosity to see if I find a Sarah Cheatle. No sign of a Sarah Cheatle in these parish registers between these dates.
The Leicestershire parish records will be online over the next year or so and that may help to answer my question about the parents of Sarah Cheatle baptized 1795 at Ashby de la Zouch.
The first genealogy conference that I ever attended as a participant was back in 2003 and I remember sitting with my husband at a table for one of the luncheons and someone he knew joined us. This person, one of the speakers I think, said that in 10 to 15 years everything would be online. It is slowly coming to fruition.
Ancestry of William Cheatle possibly:
1. Elizabeth BLAKE
2. Helen Louise PINCOMBE (b 18 Oct 1916) - Westminster Township, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada
3. Ellen Rosina BULLER (b 20 May 1886) - Birmingham Warwickshire England
4. Edwin Denner BULLER (b 8 Apr 1850) - Birmingham Warwickshire England
5. Ann WELCH (b 4 Jan 1820) - Longdon by Lichfield Staffordshire England
6. Sarah CHEATLE (b 27 Jan 1795) - Ashby de la Zouch Leicester England
7. William CHEATLE