Forsyth family in Liverpool, UK.

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Hi,
I have had a persistent brick wall in my ancestry for a while now, and I thought I'd appeal for help here!!

My 4th great-grandfather is Samuel Forsyth born circa 1797 in Liverpool, UK. He is employed as a bricklayer.  I have no parentage for him, but from census returns I have established that he has 2 brothers - George Forsyth (c.1807) and William Forsyth (c.1810).

Now there is a passed down family anecdote that the father of these boys was a Ship's Captain sailing to the USA and Carribean from Liverpool and that he's orignally from and born in Scotland.  How reliable this actually is I do not know!!

If anyone can find possible links to their own Forsyth relatives, or point me to records that may help, I would be most grateful!!

WikiTree profile: Samuel Forsyth
asked in Genealogy Help by Garry Brookes G2G Rookie (180 points)

Samuel Forsyth

 in the England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1970

Name: Samuel Forsyth
Birth Date: abt 1798
Event Type: Burial
Death Date: abt 1836
Death Age: 38
Burial Date: 8 May 1836
Burial Place: Everton, Lancashire, England
Piece Title: Piece 3121: Everton, the Necropolis Burial Ground (for all denominations), 1825-1837

Thank you very much for this fact Betty. I thought that both parents may have died young because at least one of their children could be found in the Bluecoats Hospital in 1851.  I wonder if you can find a burial for the wife too??  I estimate she would be born around the same time (c1800) - she's Ann Forsyth, nee Nailor.

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Garry, you might find it easier to find her if you go searching for sources for the rest of the family. Especially census records, which might have her listed as residing with them in her last years, and therefore, give a hint to where she might be buried.
answered by Marion Poole G2G6 Pilot (288k points)

Indeed so, Marion!   Thank you very much for your suggestion.

I have done so already, for 1841 it's not been possible to find a family group, nor parents.  From 1851 I can find individual children but no parents again, which makes me strongly suspect that both have died by then.  I have run out of leads for the records I can access.

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