perry surname is a nightmare

+4 votes

I have been trying to find a mother's maiden name for John Perry born about 1851 along with his siblings Emma, Ann, Samuel, Sarah and Lydia without success

This is him in 1851 in Somerset

  1. "England and Wales Census, 1851," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 23 October 2017), John Perry in household of Ann Perry, Langford Budville, Somerset, England; citing Langford Budville, Somerset, England, p. 4, from "1851 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  2. and the wikitable I done for him
  3. * 1851: Langford Toll Gate, Langford Budville, Somerset, England
  4. {| Class=Wikitable border "1" Align="center"
  5. |-
  6. | Household|| Role|| Yr Born|| Birthplace|| Occupation
  7. |-
  8. | James Perry|| Head|| 1817|| Langford Budville, Somerset|| Railway Lab
  9. |-
  10. | Mary Perry|| Wife|| 1813|| Bar Crowcombe, Somerset|| Ry Labs Wife
  11. |-
  12. | Emma perry|| Dau|| 1839|| Thorne Falton, Somerset|| Scholar
  13. |-
  14. | Ann Perry|| Dau|| 1842|| North Curry, Somerset|| Labs Daur
  15. |-
  16. | Samuel Perry|| Son|| 1844|| North Curry, Somerset|| Scholar
  17. |-
  18. | Sarah Perry|| Dau|| 1847|| Langford Budville, Somerset|| Labs Daur
  19. |-
  20. | Lydia Perry|| Dau|| 1849|| Langford Budville, Somerset|| Labs Daur
  21. |-
  22. | John Perry|| Son|| 1851|| Langford Budville, Somerset|| Labs Son
  23. |-
  24. |}
  25. can not find his birth either 
WikiTree profile: John Perry
in Genealogy Help by Steph Meredith G2G6 Mach 8 (83.1k points)
i h ave a john -perry om my tree,but not from the place you mention, but you could still check it out, john-francis-perry,married 1826,,jemima holt born 1804 broadwinsor ,they had son john born abt 1831 married 24/6.1855 broadwinsor,.elizabeth-lee ,she was buried 4/4/1870 wyke regis-dorset ,  i haven/t researched the children of either couple,  john was widowed by 1871 census,living in weymouth -dorset  good luck with research,  regards h

2 Answers

+3 votes
Something wrong with that Census. I have the image and it says quite clearly that he was living with his parents, James and Mary and is four months old. Mary is 38 born at Crowcombe. There's a marriage 1 July 1838 at Wilton somerset James Perry son of Samuel Perry married Mary Ann Southwood daughter of Samuel Southwood, but there's no image so don't take my word for it.
by C. Mackinnon G2G6 Pilot (294k points)
John was baptised 15 Dec 1850 Have the image for that but it's on Ancesty
+3 votes
The GRO indexes give the mothers maiden name ( There's a John Perry's birth registered in the Wellington district, which is the same as the 1851 census district. The maiden name of the mother given is Wright. There is one for a Sarah Perry in 1848 also with the mother's maiden name Wright. I can't find one for Lydia though.
by Paula Staunton G2G6 Mach 3 (31.5k points)
Thank you Paula I could  not find Lydia either
The other children's births would probably have been recorded in the Taunton registration district. The only possible matching ones I can find have different maiden names for their mothers. Samuel's is Bailey, and Emma in 1838 with Emmery.
That is what confused me so for now I might have to leave the mother
This looks like them in the 1841 census ( So it seems unlikely that they have different mother's unless he married multiple Mary's.
The Wellington one - be careful because there is a Wellington ( Salop ) Union district. Salop is short for Shropshire !
I did see that one thank you Joe, which is another reason why I thought I might leave it for now

I do have times like this then go back to them later something always springs up :)

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