BYTHEWAY family tree - Sampson PORTER

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MrBTW
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Sampson Porter

Hi all,

I’ve recently joined so please be gentle with me!

I’ve been researching my Family Tree (Bytheway) for a number of years but have recently started picking up the threads again after a long break.

One of my ancestors Elizabeth Bytheway (b:1864) married a Sampson PORTER on Christmas Day 1886 in Dawley. It is Sampson that is proving to be difficult to trace. I know from the marriage certificate that his father was Richard, but other than that I am unable to locate him in any previous (or subsequent!) census records. Even working on a theory that Sampson could be a middle name has proved fruitless. There is a Richard PORTER in the 1871 census that could fit the bill (married to Eliza),  but none of his listed children are of the correct age to be Sampson.

As mentioned, I can also find no trace of Sampson and Elizabeth post-marriage! Maybe they emigrated?

If anyone has Sampson (and Elizabeth) in their own trees and is able to nudge me in the right direction then I would be very grateful.

Many thanks and best regards,

Andrew

Gwynne Chadwick
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Hi Andrew,

Welcome to the SFHS Forum.

It would seem the correct name was POULTER not PORTER.

Sampson POULTER was Christened on 2 Sept 1866 at All Saints, Wellington by Richard & Louisa.

On both the 1871 and 1881 census the family are in Trench Lane, Eyton, Wellington.

Richard POULTER & Louisa, with five children including Sampson.

All this needs to be checked but you may find Sampson's 1st wife Elizabeth nee BYTHEWAY died in Dec 1889 and Sampson remarried on 23 Dec 1890 to Jane WESTON. On the 1901 census they have six children. Sampson died in 1946.

Hope it helps,

Gwynne

MrBTW
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Hi Gwynne,

Many thanks for your information.

It seems that you are correct, although it threw me a little at first as you mentioned that Sampson (Poulter) married Jane Weston  on 23/12/1890 and, of course, he had married Elizabeth Bytheway 25/12/1886! However, it seems that Elizabeth died in November 1889 (as you rightly said) - thus solving the riddle. It has to be said that Sampson was pretty quick off the mark, remarrying just 12 months after losing his first wife.

Thanks again for your help,

Andrew

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Hi Could your Bitheway relations be related to Artisidella Bitheway born 1766 in Chetton Shropshire and who married John Hughes in 1790 in Rushbury?

Ben Hughes

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Hi Ben,

Thanks for your message. Apologies for the slight delay in replying, I've been seeking a little help to clarify things.

The simple answer is YES...probably! I don't have Artisadella directly connected in my tree but I am aware of her and her family. Although my immediate family are all of Shropshire origin, we descend from Bytheways in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, the oldest connection so far being Richard Bytheway (born 1640). However, there can be little doubt that the families are all connected, it's just that the availability of Parish records etc for the 17th century and earlier has prevented the direct link being made.

I'm guessing from your name that you are descended from John Hughes and Artisadella? Having got your message I had a quick look and discovered 9 children for John and Artisadella (3M, 6F). Which one would be your connection?

Regards,

Andrew Bytheway

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Hi Andrew

Artisidella was the wife of John, as you are  aware, and he was my 4th great grand uncle. His brother Richard was my 4th great grandfather their parents being John HUGHES and Anne FEWTRELL of Rushbury.

Regards, Ben Hughes