Donna Bowley commented (May 27th 2014)…
Help needed. I’ve been researching my ancestors in and around Ilkeston for about 15 years. I am still looking for my 4 x great grandmother’s burial. Her name was Jane Hancock born about 1766 in Ilkeston, and went on to marry William Martin in 1788. William must have died after 1808 when son Christopher (my 3 x GGF born). Her next husband was Adam Critch, they married in Heanor in 1814. Adam on the 1841/51 but no Jane! Anybody noticed her?
Dave replied (May 27th 2014)…
There is a Jane Hancock baptised at St. Mary’s Church, Ilkeston on Jan 11th 1767, daughter of Henry and Hannah (Lacey) who married in 1761.
Jane’s first marriage was on Nov 14th 1790, also at St. Mary’s.
Her second marriage was on Jan 25th 1814 (when she would be about 47?)
She is not on the 1841 census with Adam, a blacksmith, who is a widower on the 1851 census.
He died on Feb 6th 1856 at Shipley, aged 93.
Assuming he is buried in the Cotmanhay/Shipley/Marlpool/Heanor area then Jane might also be buried there?
Can anyone help?