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Family of George SHARLAND and Eliza RADFORD

Husband: George SHARLAND (1853-1893)
Wife: Eliza RADFORD (1857-1888)
Children: Daniel SHARLAND (1877- )
Charlie SHARLAND (1879- )
Walter SHARLAND (1884- )
Marriage 11 Jun 1877 Cruwys Morchard, Devon, England

Husband: George SHARLAND

Name: George SHARLAND1,2
Sex: Male
Father: Thomas SHARLAND (1825-1905)
Mother: Sarah BENNETT (1826-1902)
Birth 1853 Puddington, Devon, England
Occupation 1871 (age 17-18) Farm Servant
Occupation 1881 (age 27-28) Agricultural Labourer
Occupation 1891 (age 37-38) General Labourer
Death 1893 (age 39-40) Tiverton Registration District, Devon, England

Wife: Eliza RADFORD

Name: Eliza RADFORD1,2
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1857 Cruwys Morchard, Devon, England
Death 1888 (age 30-31) Tiverton Registration District, Devon, England

Child 1: Daniel SHARLAND

Name: Daniel SHARLAND1,2
Sex: Male
Birth 1877 Cruwys Morchard, Devon, England

Child 2: Charlie SHARLAND

Name: Charlie SHARLAND1,2
Sex: Male
Spouse: Grace Matilda HARDS (1888- )
Birth 31 Aug 1879 Town Farm-Cruwys Morchard, Devon, England
Occupation 1901 (age 21-22) Carter on Farm, General Labourer
Occupation 1907 (age 27-28) Dock Labourer
Census 2 Apr 1911 (age 30) Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales
64 Magor Street, Newport
Charlie is with wife Grace and daughter Winifred.

Child 3: Walter SHARLAND

Name: Walter SHARLAND1,2
Sex: Male
Birth 1884 Cruwys Morchard, Devon, England
Occupation 1901 (age 16) Horseman on farm; Poughill, Devon, England
Barton, Poughill
Walter is working for farmer Nathaniel Miller

Note on Husband: George SHARLAND - shared note

Birth registered Crediton March Q 1853 Gro Ref: 5b 382


In 1861 in the family home


In 1871 aged 19 years he is a farm servant for Thomas Bowden at Witheridge PRO Ref: RG10/2177 Folio 76 Page 4


In 1877 he is married to Eliza Radford in the parish church of Cruwys Morchard


In 1881 recorded as age 28 he resides at Hillamore in Cruwys Morchard PRO Ref: Rg11/2237 Folio 64 Page 27


In 1888 Eliza passes away and by 1891 George is living at Moor Cottage in Cruwys Morchard with his 6 year old son, Walter.


He passes away in 1893. His death is registered at Tiverton in March Q aged 40 GRO Ref; 5b 329


All census documentation suggests that George is the son of Thomas and Sarah Sharland but descendant of George's, Debbie Suffield has provided a copy of his marriage certificate whch states George's father is George, not Thomas. The certificate was issued in 1983 by the GRO in London. No birth registration or earlier census records can equate to this. I had hoped to find a clue through George's sons. Indeed his son, Daniel in 1901 is boarding with a Richard Bennett in Washford Pyne, who happens to be the nephew of Thomas and Sarah Sharland, the son of George Bennett. Is this pure coincidence or is this a clue. THe residence of Richard Bennett happens to be Littleborough where Thomas and Sarah Sharland resided in 1861 with their children including 8 year old George.


At the same time it must not be forgotten that in March Q 1852 in Tiverton another George Sharland was registered, believed to be the son of William A Sharland of Tiverton. A death registration is found for a George Sharland at Tiverton in March Q 1869 aged 16. This could be William's son who may have died shortly before his 17th birthday. Census records would suggest so.


For now the mystery remains unresolved (26/1/2008)

Note on Wife: Eliza RADFORD - shared note

Birth registered at Tiverton Dec Q 1856 GRO Ref 5b 407


In 1861 and 1871 census returns Eliza is listed as the daughter of William and Mary Radford residing Cruwys Morchard.


At the age of 20 in 1877 she marries George Sharland, however father's name on the certificate, copy dated 1983, is James Radford. A William Radford is shown as one of two witness's. The 1871 census shows James Radford, a widower aged 46 residing at Middleway. There is no evidence of a daughter, Eliza.


Eliza died in 1888 registered at Tiverton, March Q GRO Ref 5b 367


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