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Job Berisford
(Bef 1767-)
Elizabeth Henson
(Cal 1761-Cal 1826)
William Jarvis
Ann Wheeler
(Abt 1760-1812)
William Berresford
Mary Jarvis
Frederick Beresford
(1821-Abt 1874)


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Mary Ann Whittaker

Frederick Beresford 3 4

  • Born: 6 Oct 1821, Nottingham 5
  • Christened: 22 Oct 1821, St Mary, Nottingham 6
  • Marriage: Mary Ann Whittaker on 15 Mar 1846 in Radford St Peter, Nottingham 1 2
  • Died: Abt 10 Jan 1874, Northampton 7

  General Notes:

His death is still a bit of a mystery. The only Frederick Beresford death found between 1871 and 1881 was that of a 52 year old carpenter boarding in Duston just outside Northampton. No other trace can be found of the second Frederick so if this was our Frederick what happened to him between 1871 and 1874? It is worth noting that his father-in-law with whom the family lived for a while was a carpenter.

[Update December 2012] To complicate things I've now found in 1871 a George F Beresford, 40, carpenter, born Middlesex lodging in All Saints Parish, Northampton.



In 1841 he was a Male Servant working at Lenton Hall, Notts. His name was recorded as "Frederic". 8

In 1846 at the time of his marriage he was a Lacemaker living in Baldwin St, Nottingham. 9

In 1851 the family was living in Park St, Lenton with his Father-In-Law. 10

In 1861 he was a Lacemaker living with his family in Park St, Lenton. 11

In 1871 he was described as a Lace Manufacturer and was still in Park St, Lenton with his family. 12


Frederick married Mary Ann Whittaker, daughter of Joseph Whittaker and Elizabeth Valland, on 15 Mar 1846 in Radford St Peter, Nottingham.1 2 (Mary Ann Whittaker was born in 1822 in Draycott, Derbys 13, christened on 12 Oct 1822 in Wilne, Derby,14 died on 4 Jul 1891 in 70 Queens Walk, Nottingham 15 16 and was buried on 6 Jul 1891 in Lenton 17.)


1 General Register Office (England & Wales) Certificate,, Marriage Cert.

2 FreeBMD Online Index of BMD, England & Wales,, Marriages Mar 1846

BERESFORDFrederickRadford 15822 WhittakerMary AnnRadford 15822.

3 Documents - Pat & Don Beresford Folder from FDB containing various documents, trees and letters, Handwritten "Register".

4 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Certificate,, Marriage (FB&MAW 1846).

5 Documents - Pat & Don Beresford Folder from FDB containing various documents, trees and letters, WilliamBeresfordRegister.

6 Nottingham Family History Society (NFHS),, WilliamMaryN-M22/10/1821FrederickBERRESFORDLeen Side.

7 FreeBMD Online Index of BMD, England & Wales,, Deaths Mar 1874 BERESFORD Frederick 52 Northampton 3b 50

This is the family and street where he died

Name RelationMarital StatusGenderAgeBirthplaceOccupationDisability Richd. SIBLEY Head M Male 62 Kingsthorpe, Northampton, England Bricklayer 1881 C Ann SIBLEY Wife M Female 58 Nobottle, Northampton, England Harriett A. SIBLEY Daur U Female 33 Duston, Northampton, England Caroline SIBLEY Daur U Female 19 Duston, Northampton, England Wm. SIBLEY Grandson Male 10 Duston, Northampton, England Edwd. T. MERMAIN Grandson Male 3 Duston, Northampton, England Source Information: Dwelling Devonshire St. Census PlaceDuston, Northampton, England Family History Library Film 1341374 Public Records Office Reference RG11 Piece / Folio 1551 / 53 Page Number 20 1871 C Ann's husband shown as bricklayer No sign of FB anywhere in Devonshire Street. Tentative - Ordered Cert 4/11/04 - rcvd but not likely to be him. Only one in GRO for the period tho.

8 David using Notts FHS CD, 1841 Census - LENTON - Folio 3-38 Page 858 AddressFirst NameSurnameAgeOccupation Lenton HallFrancisWRIGHT30Independent Lenton HallSelinaWRIGHT30Independent Lenton HallAgnesWRIGHT6Independent Lenton HallElizabethWRIGHT5Independent Lenton HallSelinaWRIGHT4Independent Lenton HallFrancisWRIGHT3Independent Lenton HallFrancesWRIGHT2Independent Lenton HallMaryWRIGHT1Independent Lenton HallFrancisSADLER30Male Servant Lenton HallFredericBERESFORD20Male Servant(Yes - Frederic - David) Lenton HallThomasBINGHAM15Male Servant Lenton HallElizabethROBERTSON20Farm Servant Lenton HallAnneSMITH15Farm Servant Lenton HallMaryFACON30Farm Servant Lenton HallHannahCOPE20Farm Servant Lenton HallMaryCAPEWELL14Farm Servant.

9 General Register Office (England & Wales) Certificate,, Marriage.

10 Letter - Jenifer Redpath 20050329, 1851C.

11 Online Census and BMD,, 1861C.

12 Online Census and BMD,, 1871C.

13 Census UK,, 1881. Dwelling:8 Bobbers Mill Rd Census Place:Radford, Nottingham, England Source:FHL Film 1341798 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3345 Folio 136 Page 23 MarrAgeSexBirthplace Mary A. BERESFORDW55 FDraycott, Derby, England Rel:Head Fanny BERESFORDU25 FLenton, Nottingham, England Rel:Daur Occ:Board School Mistress. Possibly incorrect age.

14 The Church of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index,, MARY ANN WHITTAKER Female Event(s): Birth: Christening: 12 OCT 1822 Wilne, Derby, England Death: Burial: Parents: Father: JOSEPH WHITTAKER Mother: ELIZABETH. To be confirmed - spelling, father and date range agree and Wilne is abt 5k W of Beeston and next to Draycott.

15 FreeBMD Online Index of BMD, England & Wales,, Death. Deaths Sep 1891

Beresford Mary Ann 68 Nottingham 7b 119. Cert Ordered 4/11/04 - rcvd 25/11.

16 General Register Office (England & Wales) Certificate,, Death. 68 years.

17 Nottingham Family History Society (NFHS),, Burial. LENBERESFORDMary Ann06-Jul-189168Nottingham S WLentonLENTON.