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Ralph Sedgewick (1805 - 1886)

Ralph Sedgewick [John Robinson / Eleanor Sedgwick]
bpt. 2 August 1805 Stanhope, County Durham
m. Mary Davison
bd. circa 1886 Easington, County Durham

In 1841 Ralph is described as a tinker. By 1851 the family had moved to Easington. Most of the family earned their living in the coal mines of the area. It is possible that the family are linked to the Recusant Sedgwicks of Yorkshire.

Grandson George was previously assumed to be the son of John however it sems more likely that he is the illegitimate son of one of his sisters - he is attributed to Phoebe for now. Any solid proof for his parentage would be very welcome.

Daughter Alice's family needs more investigation..

Children:

Elinor Sedgewick

b circa 1835 Penshaw, Durham
d after 1851

Alice Sedgewick

b circa 1838 Penshaw, Durham
m probably William Sedgwick
d after 1901

Mary Ann Sedgewick

b 1840 Durham
d before 1856

John Sedgewick

b circa 1843 Sunderland, Durham
probably m. Elizabeth Ferguson 1867 (BMD)
d 1891 Durham

Jane Sedgewick

b 1846 Dalton, Durham
m. William Troupe 1871 (BMD)
d. after 1891

Isabella Sedgewick

b 1848 Durham
probably m Henry Parafett 1868 (BMD)
d after 1861

George Sedgewick

b 1850 Durham
d probably 1852

Phoebe Sedgewick

b 1853 Wingate, Durham
m William Bage 1874 (BMD)
d after 1871

George Sedgwick

b 1868 Wingate, Durham
m Hannah M Unknown
d after 1901

Mary Ann Sedgewick

b 1856 Durham
d after 1861

Source Notes:

1841 census - Ralph Sedgewick 30 Tinker, Mary Sedgewick 25, Elinor Sedgewick 6, Alice Sedgewick 3, Mary Sedgewick 6m (North ...... - HO107 299 11 5 4)

1881 census - Ralph Sedgewick 73 Lab, Mary Sedgewick 70, George Sedgewick 12 Scholar (Seymour St, Wingate - RG11 4970 24 3)

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