Work on this UK challenge I posted this a month ago on the Request for Help. : no help yet, a fair number of views
I am requesting help, to understand and contribute birth information about a handful of Christian Family individuals, who were born and alive late 16th Century on ISLE OF MAN. & Cumberland, Workington, England
This family had position, influence and power. and some historic individuals.
First reference point is William Christian-100, ( may be duplicated Christian-1893) birth Derbyhaven, Man. His son who is eldest & of interest is Ewan Christian-175 born Cumberland Eng, then 2 sisters of Ewan who are listed birth Lezayre Man.
However there is an additional sister who is of particular interest:
Katherine Christian-53 only listed as England. Can anyone find Katherine birth possibilities? Birth sources for Ewan and Katherine should be correlated with their mother, as well as other Christians.
Her mother or at least William's wife at this time is Mabel Jane Curwen, that is what brings about the Cumberland site. I think more than one, maybe all children were born in England. just a day trip by boat.
Find anything about her birth, as a Christian, McChristian, Curwen, or even a misspelled Curwen.? Time frame like the sisters is generally the decade starting with Ewen 1579. Mother could have first name as well as last name mixed up also.
One source I read about Man history suggested no church records in late 1500s, or early 1600s
My take on the Birth date location data for each of these Christian profiles is that it is mostly historic estimates brought over on the ged files. Historically we know key individuals in both Curwen and christian Family. Birth location and Baptism may be quite separate locations. Really no specific sources I could see on the current tree profiles for this family's Birth.
I would love to have some Parish notations from somewhere anywhere in UK. I would definitely check Cumberland closely. On Man, when someone has entered Lazayre as location or none I would be inclined to estimate Milntown, Man which is not a parish but the residence area for family in that time period.
One other thought, Curwen individuals might have Catholic leanings My reading of Man history suggests no Catholic parishes there, at that time.
Educate me about Cumberland? if not records in the churches, where would they be?
Dont expect Christian family would have done public things outside the Anglican churches. Several served as Senior judges and must have had a lot of rigid Anglican pressure. rule setting. needing to keep certain image.
As said above, lacking data it looks like some degree of historic guessing. That reality is OK. just wanted the dialog here. Look forward to some good input. and perspective.