Saturday, November 16, 2013

Surname Saturday - LNU (England?)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.  

I am in the 7th great-grandmothers and I'm up to Ancestor  #735, who is the mother of Rachel whose parentage I don't know.  So I'll go to the next number in the ancestor name list with a known ancestor, which is #737 Rebecca LNU (1662-1733) 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 7th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts].

My ancestral line back through one generation in this LNU family line is:

1.  Randall J. Seaver (1943-living)

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

10.  Thomas Richmond (1848-1917)
11.  Julia White (1848-1913)

22.  Henry Arnold White (1824-1885)
23.  Amy Frances Oatley (1826-1864)

46.  Jonathan Oatley (1790-1872)
47.  Amy Champlin (1798-1865)

92.  Joseph Oatley (1756-1815)
93.  Mary Hazard (1765-1857)

184.  Benedict Oatley (1732-1821)
185.  Elizabeth Ladd (1735-1814)

368.  Jonathan Oatley (1689-1755)

369.  Deliverance LNU (????-1734)

736.  Jonathan Oatley  
737.  Rebecca LNU

Child of Jonathan Oatley and Rebecca is:

i. Jonathan Oatley, born before 19 January 1689 in Holborn, London, England; died before 03 September 1755 in South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States; married (1) Deliverance before 1726 in probably Rhode Island, United States; married (2) Mary before 1737 in probably South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.

As you can see, I'm awash in LNU female and have no idea what their maiden names are!

The Oatley family history book is really the only reference I have for the Rhode Island families:

Harry J. Oatley, The Oatley Family in America and Their Descendants (Providence, R.I. : Oatley Family Association, 1970).

The Oatley book notes a family tradition that the immigrant to Rhode Island came from London. 

There are several entries in the International Genealogical index on FamilySearch that are extractions from English church parish records, including:

*  There is a christening record for Jonathan "Otley," born in about 1689 in Holborn, England in St. Andrew's Church on FHL microfilm 374350 (found in the International Genealogical Index on to Jonathan and Rebecca (--?--) Otley.  Apparently, Jonathan and Rebecca (--?--) Otley had another child, Mary Otley, christened 30 October 1698 in Ross, Hereford, England.  

*  A Jonathan Otley married 22 January 1704 in Ross, Hereford, England to Alice Apperley.  A Jonathan and Alice Otley had children Sarah Otley in 1711 in Ross, and Lucy in 1715 in Ross.  

*  A Jonathan Otley (no spouse's name given) had children christened in Grassmere, Westmoreland:  John in 1720, Jonathan in 1720, Henry in 1722, and Jane in 1732.  

*  A Jonathan Otlay (no spouse's name given) had Mary Otlay christened in 1735 in Scarborough, York, England.

We know that the IGI is not complete insofar as coverage of every English church, so there may be other Jonathan Oatleys born and christened in the 1680 to 1705 time frame.

I don't know if the Jonathan Oatley christened in 1689 is the son of the Jonathan and Rebecca (--?--) Otley of Holborn, or if the other Jonathans are the same person or not.  I think it's likely that the Jonathan who came to Rhode Island and had four children starting in 1726 with Deliverance --?-- is not the Jonathan christened in 1689 in Holborn, and is probably not the one christened in 1720 in Grassmere.  

Has anyone else done research in the English ancestry of Jonathan Oatley, the immigrant to Rhode Island before 1726?

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