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John Williscroft (1807-1878)

John Williscroft was the son of John and Elizabeth (Yates) Williscroft.

He was born in about 1807, baptised in Colton on the 16 August of that year and died in 1878.

There are two schools of thought as to who the identity of John’s wife and place of marriage.

The vast majority of the family trees I have seen posted on the internet record that John married Elizabeth Lycett in Colton on the 14 June 1830 and that they had at least 10 children:

Jane
Mary
Eliza
Sarah
William
John
Jacob
Harriet
Francis
Jane

Bellamour Hall
Colton

These trees include ones produced and published on the internet by “Lycett” researchers.

Other trees, though, record that John in fact married Elizabeth Johnson in Brinkelow on the 13 March 1834.

Originally, I simply went with the majority. However, it is clear from the 1841, 1851, 1861 and 1871 Censuses that the John who married Elizabeth Lycett was born circa 1801.

The 1841 gives the age of the John who married Elizabeth Johnson as 30, and the later Censuses are consistent with a birth year of circa 1807.

In the light of this, I have changed my view, and now believe that this John - born circa 1807 - in fact married Elizabeth Johnson and that he was the father of:

Thomas
John
Michael
Ellen
Jane
William
Elizabeth

This leaves open the question of: “Who the John was that married Elizabeth Lycett?”

Was it the case that he was the John born circa 1800 - the son of John and Ann Williscroft?

All suggestions would be gratefully received!

Siblings

Sarah
Thomas
Daniel
Joseph
Mary
Benjamin
William
Eliza
Susannah
Ellen
 

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