Onions (O’nions) family and Botfield link to Salop (Shropshire)

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Foster
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Hi, I’ve been researching my family tree for some time, I’m from Wigan in Lancashire and my mums side of the family, as I’ve discovered are from Shifnal in Shropshire or (Salop) until 1850’s. From the 1850’s they seem to have left Shropshire and headed north to my hometown of Wigan. My great- great grandfathers occupation was a coal miner and Wigan had plenty of the ‘black stuff’. So my search through census forms lead me to Shropshire which is ironically where I’ve now moved to. I had no idea. I will try to add a photo of my links and my ancestors through my family tree, I’ve tried to search for names and I have a feeling that one of my ancestors was a John Onions who was the owner of forges around modern day Telford in Shropshire around the early 1800’s. The last relative I have who is my great-great-great grandfather John Onions who lived in shifnal and was born 1796 and died in 1852 his parents were John Onions 1763 - 1799 and mother Margaret Jones 1755 - 1856 (101 wow) I’d be interested to hear from anyone else who can offer any more information to the Onions or possible Botfield family. Regards Dan.

 

Jeryl
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Greetings, Foster. -

 

I have identified my 3rd great grandmother as Ann PICKERING (1805 - ), daughter of Allen and Sarah RIGBY (1772 - ) PICKERING of Shropshire.  I used DNA (and records) to come to this conclusion, by comparing DNA results with other descendants.

 

During this time, I have found a number of matching DNA results from descendants of the ONIONS Family of Shropshire.  I suspect it may be from the families associated with Ann PICKERING's husband, Joseph COOPER (b. About 1805).  As COOPER is such a common name, I have not yet narrowed down whether he was from Shropshire, or perhaps Staffordshire.

 

Do you have the name COOPER or PICKERING in your lineage?

Also, have you done DNA testing?  If so, to which site are your results posted?

Thank you,

Jeryl

 

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I forgot to mention, I am in the USA, where Joseph and Ann (PICKERING) COOPER immigrated at least twice (early 1830s and mid-1840s), for opportunities in Pennsylvania coal mining.

 

Jeryl