My 3x great grandparents were married on this day in 1829 – sadly neither of them are still alive to celebrate the event.
John Carradice was born in Kendal in the county of Westmoreland about 1807 and Ann Ridley was born at Alston in Cumberland about 1810.
I found details of their marriage in the IGI but I haven’t yet been to the Records Office to check the information. I was able to confirm Ann’s maiden name from my 2x great grandmother’s birth certificate – although deciphering the handwriting took quite a while.
Carradice is one of those names with a number of variants as well as deviants and the IGI records John’s name as Carradus.
I have no idea how the couple met and why they married in Kendal and not Alston for example.
John and Ann had thirteen children between 1831 and 1854.
William – c1829
John – c1831
Solomon – c1834
Mary – c1836
Thomas – c1838
Elizabeth – c1841
Ellen – c1842
Ann – c1844
David – c1846
Isaac – c1848
James – c1850
Alexander – c1852
Mary Jane – 8th November 1854 (my 2x great grandmother)
I found John and Ann in all the census returns between 1841 and 1871 – they remained in Kendal all the time.
In 1841 the Ancestry index had them as Carradine and in 1871 as Carradas. A good example why genealogists need to be resourceful and use all their detective skills.
John was employed as a weaver all his working life.
Ann died about 1872 and John about 1873.
Other noteable events in 1829:-
Also on 2nd February Jonathan Martin set fire to York Minster
Andrew Jackson succeeded John Quincy Adams as the 7th President of the USA
Stephensons Rocket wins the Rainhill Trials
Oxford win the first University Boat Race