Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1839 Baptism of Elizabeth Morley in Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire

This week's Tuesday's Treasure is the 1839 baptism record for Elizabeth Morley  in Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, England:

The record for Elizabeth Morley is the second from the bottom:

The extracted information from this record is (handwritten entries in italics):

*  Baptisms solemnized in the Parish of  Bolton le Moors 
in the County of  Lancaster  in the year 18 39.

*  No. 39
*  Date:  1839 July 14
*  Child's Christian Name:  Elizabeth
*  Parents Names:  Rachel Morley
*  Abode:  Little Bolton
*  Quality, Trade or Profession:  Spinster
*  By whom the ceremony was performed:  P.R. Robin Curate

The source citation for this record is:

"Church of England, Parish Church of Bolton-le-Moors, Parish Registers for Bolton-le-Moors [Lancashire], 1590-1974," accessed on FHL Microfilms, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, "Baptisms 1836-1842," Page 5, No. 39, Elizabeth Morley baptism record, on FHL BRITISH Microfilm 1,966,402.

Elizabeth Morley was an illegitimate child baptized on 14 July 1839 in St. Peter's church in Bolton-le-Moors, whose mother was Rachel Morley (1821-1861).  This is before Rachel Morley married Alexander Whittle (1818-1853) in 1840 in the same church.  It is possible that Alexander Whittle was the father, but he was not named in this record.

Elizabeth Morley (Whittle) (Ray) Swerer (1839-1912) married twice - first to William B. Ray in 1855, and second to William Swerer in 1863 in Tuolumne County, California.  She is the sister of Jane (Whittle) McKnew (1847-1921), who married Elijah McKnew (1837-1912) in 1865 in Tuolumne County, and settled in San Francisco.  Elijah and Jane (Whittle) McKnew are my wife Linda's great-grandparents.


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