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Family of Thomas BRADFORD and Mary Jane SHARLAND

Husband: Thomas BRADFORD (1854-1895)
Wife: Mary Jane SHARLAND (1858-1947)
Marriage 1879 Tiverton Registration District, Devon, England

Husband: Thomas BRADFORD

Name: Thomas BRADFORD1,2
Sex: Male
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1854 Cadeleigh, Devon, England
Occupation Farm Labourer: Dairyman
Death 5 May 1895 (age 40-41) Exeter Registration District, Devon, England

Wife: Mary Jane SHARLAND

Name: Mary Jane SHARLAND1,2
Sex: Female
Father: George SHARLAND (1830-1909)
Mother: Mary Ann MELHUISH (1830-1891)
Birth 19 Sep 1858 Cruwys Morchard, Devon, England
Emigration 13 May 1903 (age 44) from Liverpool, Lancashire, England to New York, New York, USA
Last address given as Halberton, wrongly recorded as Horverton at Ellis Island
Sailing 2nd class on the White Star Line's SS Majestic, she arrived on 21st May at Ellis Island
Death 26 Jul 1947 (age 88) Stockbridge - Ingham, Michigan, USA

Note on Husband: Thomas BRADFORD - shared note

Birth registered Tiverton June Q 1854 GRO Ref 5b 394


1861 Aged 7 yrs residing with his mother, Maria and his grandparents, James and Jane Bradford at Cadeleigh, Devon. PRO Ref: RG9/1476 Folio 137 Page 11


1871 aged 16 he was in service at Willies Farm, Cadeleigh for John Maunder and his family. PRO Ref RG10/2166 Folio 54 Page 5


In 1879 he married Mary Jane Sharland


At the time of the 1881 census he and Mary were resident at Little Silver, Cadeleigh where he was a farm labourer. PRO Ref RG11/2232 Folio 120 Page 4


By 1891 aged 36 he was a Dairyman at Lowman Cross , Uplowman PRO Ref: RG12/1764 Folio 81 Page 1


His death is registered at Exeter June Q 1895 GRO Ref 5b 57. Date of death given by Sharland Stephenson.

Note on Wife: Mary Jane SHARLAND - shared note

Date of birth provide by Sharland Stephenson.


In 1861 MaryJane was aged 2 yrs living in the family home at Paiges, Cruwys Morchard

but by


1871 she was 12 yrs old and in service for John and Mary Grant in Puddington, John Grant was recodred as being both a Generall Shopkeeper and Family and employer of 3. Its possible that Mary's Grandfather, Thomas Sharland aged 70 was also one of his employees. PRO Ref: RG10/2163 Folio 7 Page 8


In 1879 her marriage to Thomas Bradford is registered at Tiverton Sept Q 1879 GRO Ref 5b 723


The 1881 census shows Mary aged 22 residing at Little Silver, Cadeleigh with her husband, Thomas. PRO Ref: RG11/2232 Folio 120 Page 4


By 1891 aged 32 Mary is at the dairy, Lowman's Cross, Uplowman, whre her husband is Dairyman. PRO Ref RG12/1764 Folio 81 Page 15


She is widowed in May 1895. Mary has had NO children.


1901 Mary is back in service as Housekeeper to William Sage and his family in the parish of St Thomas a Beckett, Thorverton. PRO Ref RG13/2132 Folio 69 Page 1


With family already resident in the United States, Mary, aged 44 sets sail to New York from Liverpool on the "The Majestic" . She departed on the 13th May 1903 and arrived 21st May, her final destination, Stockbridge, Ingham County, Michigan.

SOURCE: NY Passenger Lists 1820-1957


Note: The Majestic was part of the White Star Shipping line. It was launched in 1887 and had its maiden voyage from Liverpool to New York on the 2nd April 1890. It retired from active service in 1912 and was broken up for scrap in 1914.


In 1910, Mary aged 51 is found as Housekeeper for 77 yr old Thomas Beckett, a farmer and English Immigrant of over 50 years at Dexter Township, Washenaw County, Michigan. Source of info. 1910 US Federal census undertaken 25th April Roll No T624_677 Page 4B Emuneration District 127



On the 19th April 1930 Mary aged 71 still resided in Dexter Township and retired. She had a 30 yr old lodger by the name of Otto Rosenstretter. He also classed himself as a Hired Handiman. Source of Info: US Federal census 1930 Roll No 1029 Page 5A Emuneration District 21


She died in Stockbridge, Ingham County Michigan in 1947


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