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From: Ian Jordan <>
Subject: Re: [ENG-STS-SEDGLEY] PORTER family of Sedgley, Staffordshire
Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2009 11:58:41 +1000
Hi Christine (and List)
thanks you for your two responses.
2. Noah & Enoch
Well, it looks like none of the four are mine. I'm looking for yet
another Noah PORTER and another Enoch PORTER whose parents are Edwin
2009/7/31 Christine Ellis <>:
> One Noah parents William and Sarah born Upper Gornal Sedgley - family in Sedgley in 1881 ...
> One Enoch parents Enoch and Elizabeth born Sedgley - family in Birmingham in 1881 ...
> One Noah and one Enoch sons of Enoch and Mary born Sedgley - family in Sedgley in 1881...
1. Census data.
I did locate the 1861 entry but was less certain that this was my man.
It has given rise to more questions than answers and I will write more
when I have done more research. I only have access through the NSW
State Library subscription to ancestry.com when I visit.
But for now ...
Looks like I have a household in Gospelend st Sedgley headed by a
Thomas SPURRIER in 1841-1861.
In 1841, he appears to be alone.
In 1851, he has a WHALE family boarding and a Peter LAW.
In 1861, he is shown as you say with a Mary & Enoch PORTER.
I wonder, could Mary be his niece and Enoch her son? (Don't worry, I'm
not jumping to conclusions. This is an hypothesis which requires
evidence to disprove or prove.) If not, where is his mother? dead?
elsewhere? (Again with the questions).
The WHALE family - could this be a family which appears in later
Census data as WHEALE? See the 1891 Census, Class: RG12; Piece: 2307;
Folio 20; Page 1; GSU roll: 6097417. This household is headed by Henry
MANVILLE (whom I am identifying as the Henry Stephen MANVILL of the
1871 Census entry which includes the person I believe is my Edwin
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