GSSAThe 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

Additonal Information

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Sue Mackay

WEDDERBURN, Christopher - Extra Data


(member of George SMITH's Party)


Lancashire Archives


Marriage Licence of Parents:

Know all Men by these Presents that We, John WEDDERBURN of the parish of Dalton in Furness, Gardener, and Christopher HODGSON of Whittington, Taylor, both in the County Palatine of Lancaster are held and firmly bound unto the Right Reverend Father in God, Edmond, by Divine Permission, Lord Bishop of Chester, in two hundred pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain, to be paid to the said Right Reverend Father, or to his certain Attorney, Executors, Administrators or Assigns; to which payment well and truly to be made, We oblige Ourselves, and each of Us, by himself for the whole, Our and each of Ours Heirs, Executors and Administrators firmly by these Presents, Sealed with our Seals, dated the twenty sixth day of April in the year of our Lord 1756

The Condition of this Obligation is such that if there shall not hereafter appear any lawful Let or Impediment by reason of any Pre-Contract, Consanguinity, Affinity, or any other just Cause whatsoever, but that the above bound on John WEDDERBURN and Ann HODGSON of Whittington aforesaid, spinster. may Lawfully Marry together, and that there is not any Suit depending before any Judge Ecclesiastical or Civil, for or concerning any such Pre-Contract; and that the Consent of the Parents, or others the Governors of the said Parties, be thereunto first had and obtained, and that they cause their said Marriage to be openly Solemnised in the Face of the Parish Church of Whittington between the Hours of Eight and Twelve in the Forenoonsave and do and shall save harmless and keep indemnified the above-named Lord Bishop, his Comissary, his Surrogates, and all other his Officers, and Successors in Office, for and concerning the Premises, then this Obligation to be void, or else in Force.

Sealed and delivered in the Presence of


Christopher HODGSON


This twenty sixth day of April in the Year of our Lord 1756 the within named John WEDDERBURN aged Twenty Nine years and upwards, appeared personally and alledged that he intended to marry with Ann HODGSON within named, aged Twenty four years, and that he knoweth of no lawful Let or Impediment, by reason of any Pre-contract, Consanguinity, Affinity, or any other lawful Cause whatsoever, to hinder the said intended Marriage of the truth of which he made oath, also that the usual place of abode of the said John WEDDERBURN for the space of four weeks immediately preceding the Date hereof hath been in the Parish of Dalton in Furness and also that the usual place of abode of the said Ann HODGSON for the like space of time hath been in the said village of Whittington.
Sworn before me


Family Search


Christopher, son of John WEATHERBURN [sic] baptised 15 May 1772 in Dalton in Furness


Manchester Central Library


Christopher WEATHERBURN [sic] of the Parish and Town of Manchester, tailor, and Ann QUAIL of Salford, spinster were married by banns on the 6th July 1795 in the Collegiate Church of St.Mary, St.Denys and St.George (later Manchester Cathedral)

Chr. WEDDERBURN (signed)

Ann QUAILL (signed)

Witness: Henry ASPINALL (witnessed all marriages on page)


Baptism of children in St.James, Manchester

Baptisms 1787-1812

page 87 Christopher, son of Christopher and Ann WEDDERBURN baptised Sep 2 1798 (born Aug 15)

page 90 William, son of Christopher and Ann WEDDERBURN baptised April 20 1800 (born March 22)

page 95 Ann, daughter of Christopher and Ann WEDDERBURN baptised Dec 26 1802 (born Nov 11)

page 102 Jane, daughter of Christopher and Ann WEDDERBURN baptised 23 Dec 1804 (born Nov 25)

page 108 Ellen, daughter of Christopher and Ann WEDDERBURN baptised Jan 11 1807 (born Dec 18 1806)

page 113 George, son of Christopher and Ann WEDDERBURN baptised April 23 1809 (born April 5 1809)

page 118 Elizabeth, daughter of Christopher and Ann WEDDERBURN baptised Sep 15 1811 (born Aug 1)

Baptisms 1813-1886

page 8 Esther daughter of Christopher and Ann WEDDERBURN, Deansgate Manchester, tailor, baptised 3 July 1814


Burials 1787-1812

page 52

Jane daughter of Christopher and Ann WEDDERBURN died Oct 3 1808 Buried Oct 7, aged 3 yrs 10mths Disorder: Lungs

Ellen daughter of Christopher and Ann WEDDERBURN died Oct 20 1808 Buried Oct 23, aged 1 yr 10 mths Disorder: Lungs

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