Thursday, June 17, 2010

Price Family: Nonconformists

There is abundant evidence that the family of Simon Price were nonconformists. When they became non-conformist is not precisely known. Simon Price and Mary Louisa Stanners were both christened in the Church of England.

They were married in the Parish Church in Great Missenden, Buckingham, England on 4 Apr 1833; however, prior to the introduction of Civil Registration in 1837, there were no legal marriages performed in England outside of the Church of England, therefore nonconformists were regularly married in the Church of England. Christenings and burials in the Church of England were different.

Then they had the following ten children, none of which appear to have been christened in the Church of England:

Mary Price
   Birth: 2 Feb 1833, Prior to Civil Registration
   Christening: Unknown
   Marriage: Never Married.

Robert Price
   Birth: 19 Jun 1835, Prior to Civil Registration
   Christening: Unknown
   Marriage: 13 Oct 1855, Civil Marriage at the Register Office.

Annie Price
   Birth: 7 Mar 1837, Prior to Civil Registration
   Christening: Unknown
   Marriage: 28 Mar 1872, Type Unknown

Henry Richard Price
   Birth: 20 Dec 1838, Birth Certificate
   Christening: Unknown
   Marriage: Died Young, Never Married.

Emily Maria Price
   Birth: 8 Apr 1840, Birth Certificate
   Christening: Unknown
   Marriage: Died Young, Never Married.

Henry Simon Price
   Birth: 9 May 1842, Birth Certificate
   Christening: Unknown
   Marriage: 20 Dec 1866, Type Unknown

George Price
   Birth: 12 May 1844, Birth Certificate
   Christening: Unknown
   Marriage: Date & Place Unknown.

Louisa Maria Price
   Birth: 14 Oct 1846
   Christening: Unknown
   Marriage: Never Married

Miriam Martha Price
   Birth: 11 Feb 1849
   Christening: Unknown
   Marriage: Died Young, Never Married

Ellen Stanners Price
   Birth: 23 Jul 1851
   Christening: Unknown
   Marriage: 14 Aug 1880 to George Bland, Type Unknown

So does anyone have any christening records for any of these children--either Church of England or from a Non-conformist Church?

Does anyone have information on the marriages--when and/or where they took place? Whether they were civil marriages or performed in the Church of England?
Here are some places to look. Has anyone looked at these sources in the Family History Library?

Amersham Baptist Church, Lower Meeting House
   Births & Burials, 1773-1837 (GS 566017, item 1)

Chesham Independent Church, High Street
   Births, Baptisms, Burials, 1786-1837 (GS 566019, items 1-5)

Chesham Baptist Church, Old Meeting House
   Births, Baptisms, Burials, 1785-1837 (GS 566019, items 6-11)

High Wycombe Methodist Circuit (St. Mary's Street Chapel?)
   Births and Baptisms, 1792-1837 (GS 566020, item 2)

High Wycombe, Crendon Lane Independent Meeting House
   Births and Baptisms, 1762-1836 (GS 566020, item 8)

High Wycombe, Ebenezer Chapel, Earton Street
   Births and Baptisms, 1823-1836 (GS 566020, item 1)

High Wycombe, Primitive Methodist Church
   Births and Baptisms, 1832-1837 (GS 566020, item 9)

High Wycombe, Congregational Church
   Church Records, 1762-1902 (GS 994128, item 2)

The following appear not to be in the Family History Library, but are located (either in original form or on microfilm) in the Centre for Buckingham Studies, Aylesbury, Buckingham, England.
   Chesham Baptist Church, Blucher Street
   Chesham Methodist Church
   High Wycombe, Castlefield Methodist Church
   High Wycombe, Micklefield Road Meeting Room
   High Wycombe, Newland Methodist Church
   High Wycombe, Victoria Street Methodist Church
   High Wycombe, White Hart Street Methodist Church
   High Wycombe Primitive Methodist Station

Friday, May 28, 2010

Christening Record of Simon Price

Simon Price, father of Robert Price, was born in Great Missenden, Buckingham on November 1st, 1808 to Richard and Maria Price. He was christened on November 20th. Here's the record:

Monday, May 17, 2010

New Blog for Descendants of Robert Price

This blog is primarily intended for use by descendants of Robert Price (1835-1910) to coordinate and report their family history research relating to the Price lines. This will at least include the four surnames carried by Robert's grandparents: Price, Watts, Stanners, and Taylor. Findings regarding Robert's siblings and other collateral lines may also be included here. Virtually any historical tidbit relating to these families is welcome.

Robert Price was the second child of Simon and Mary Louisa (Stanners) Price. He was born 19 Jun 1835 in Great Missenden, Buckingham, England. This is according to his own report in various records, including his membership records in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which he joined in 1853. As Robert was born prior to the beginning of Civil Registration in England (1 Jul 1837), there is no Civil Registration of his birth. Most individuals in England at this time would have had their birth, or more specifically, their christening recorded in Church Records; however, if this was done with Robert, we have yet to locate his christening record. Consequently, the earliest record we have of Robert is his appearance in the Simon Price household in the 1841 England Census:

This record lists the Simon Price household on High Street in the parish of Great Missenden with the following details:

Simon Price, age 30, a tailor
Mary Louisa [Price], age 30
Mary [Price], age 7
Robert [Price], age 5
Ann [Price], age 4
Maria [Price], age 1

Source: England. Buckinghamshire. 1841 Census of England. Ancestry. 1841 England Census. : accessed 21 Mar 2008; citing Public Record Office HO 107/42 (also available on FHL microfilm 241211).