If you have a look at Pete Woodward's My Broxtowe Hundred website
) you'll see his transcription of
Strelley baptisms - there is one for an Elizabeth Kirk in 1801, but I
can't see a later one.
Also, his transcription of the 1841 census for Strelley gives
Elizabeth's age as 35, not 30, presumably rounded down.
I checked the 1851 census (Notts FHS CDs) - I found the family in
Strelley but that particular page is very faint. However, William's age
looks like 59 and Elizabeth's 50, which would fit with an 1801 birth.
There is no sign of this couple on the 1861 census, but there are
possible death registrations on FreeBMD/Ancestry in 1859 (William) and
If you need any further info. Contact me off list.
From: Sheila Sinclaire [mailto:S.Sinclaire@ntlworld.com]
Sent: 29 April 2005 21:23
Subject: [Notts] Faulconbridge/Kirk
Hello list, Would sks help with an age query. Elizabeth Faulconbridge
(there are various spellings) nee Kirk married William Faulconbridge in
1822 at Strelley aged just 11 years according to my maths! On the 1841
Strelley census she is 30 years old and William is 45. The first child
on the same list is Wm junior age 9 so they had been married about 10
years before he arrived. Do you think this is likely for that period or
perhaps William senior worked away alot.
None of this makes any sense and I would be grateful of the help.
With kind regards Sheila