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).