(Cal 1771-After 1806)
Jane Caws 3
Another name for Jane was Jane Cross.
On the 1841 census almost every person in England named Caws lived on the Isle of Wight mainly in St Helens or Brading so there is every possibility that with Portsea only across the water that Jane was from there as well. I have also found the following reference (yet to be followed up) to a family of Caws some of whom acted as Portsmouth pilots (from http://www.curiousfox.com/history/hampshire_44.html "Caws Burden Jones families - Hampshire (County, HAM, Hants) My GGG grandfather, Harry Caws, baptised at St Helens IOW 3.10.1779 married Betty Jones (about whom I know nothing). That Caws family owned a farm at Seaview near Ryde, Isle of Wight and were pilots for ships using Portsmouth during the Napoleonics wars. His father and Grandfather were Anthony Caws and John Caws......"
She resided in 1792 in Portsea, Hampshire. 4
The Church of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index, www.familysearch.org/, WILLIAM MITCHELL
Spouse: JANE CAWS
Marriage: 16 APR 1792 Saint Marys, Portsea, Hampshire, England
Messages: Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record.
Also 3 "submitted" records for this marriage showing the surname as "Cross".
There is also the marriage below which just could be a second marriage. There are also baptisms in 1795 and 1797 for William and Jane at St Thomas. (This is unlikely to be ours as have now found Mary b1792 and bapt1804 with others)
Spouse: JANE DENBOW
Marriage: 24 MAR 1794 Saint Thomas, Portsmouth, HampshireMessages: Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record.
Ancestry.com Online Census and BMD, www.ancestry.com, Hampshire, England, Extracted Parish Records. about Mitchell, William Jane Cross
Text: Mitchell, William, of Portsea, chair-maker, 21, b., & Jane Cross, of the s., 21, sp., at P., 16 Apr 1792.
Collection: Hampshire: - Marriage Licences, Bishop of Winchester, 1689-1837 (Marriage).
3 The Church of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index, www.familysearch.org/, Baptism EM, RM 1804.
4 Ancestry.com Online Census and BMD, www.ancestry.com, Marriage.
5 Ancestry.com Online Census and BMD, www.ancestry.com, Marriage (21 y).