Been spending a lot of time recently on linking my Yorkshire Pendleton branch back to earlier branches in Childwall and Prescot.
On trying to find out more, I seem to have stumbled on a branch that is proving somewhat tricky.
The starting person is Thomas Pendleton (Pendleton-2596) who moved from Lancashire to Yorkshire.
I suspect he had a son named Thomas (Pendleton-2919). While several factors make it likely, I can't find his baptism, and can't find him in the 1851 and 1861 censuses.
Other tricky candidates include:
William Pendleton: 1823-1846. In 1841 census age 15 with Thomas (Pendleton-2919), his wife Mary, and William (Pendleton-2595). Possibly married in 1844. Can't find his baptism or parentage.
Thomas Pendleton: 1840-1840, died ten days old son of Caroline Pendleton (presumably Pendleton-2652). Any way of finding father?
William Pendleton (Pendleton-2595): first marriage and children. Married Elizabeth? Cannot find marriage, but listed in 1841 census. Children included:
Amelia: 1833 or 1836 (Cannot find baptism, listed as niece with the Bramham family (Pendleton-2651) in 1851 census age 15, listed in 1841 census age 8 with Elizabeth and Charles, presumably wife and children of William, cannot find her after 1851)
Caroline: 1838 (Can't find baptism or birth, listed as visitor with the Bramham family in 1851 census, cannot find in 1841 or after 1851)
Charles: 1840 (Can't find baptism or birth, listed with Elizabeth and Amelia age 1 in the 1841 census, can't find anything after)
Also can't find death for Elizabeth.
Other possible relations that I can't seem to find much about are:
Thomas Pendleton: 1843-1864 (possibly illegitimate, also son of Caroline?) In 1861 census as a servant (can't find in 1851)
Elizabeth: 1846-1848 (died age 2 Tadcaster, can't find birth, obviously censuses would be useless here)
Uncertain: Elizabeth: 1843-1844 (Bradford)
I know all this is a little confusing - especially when a lot of the names are so similar.
If anyone can help me find out more and connect the unknowns, that would be amazing.