I have just come across your site and see you have a death for Samuel Pepperday who died in Codnor in 1841, having been 'Drawn over a pulley wheel'.
My interest in Samuel is through his widow, Charlotte, who married my g.g. grandfather John Parsons, also a widow.
How much information do you have about Samuel's death, as the death certificate I have is vague?
I have a feeling that John Parsons my gg grandfather, had a relationship with Charlotte Pepperday and may have fathered at least two children with her in the 1850's.
Again there are no birth certificates to verify this.
When one daughter married in 1873, she states that Samuel Pepperday was her father on her marriage certificate, despite the fact that he had died some twelve years before her birth. Some families do have secrets, and I think my grandparents had no idea of this one.
I hope that by publishing the details on your site, something might come up about either Samuel Pepperday or my great uncles' Samuel and James Parsons.
I also have two of John Parsons's sons, whose deaths are unaccountable, as no death record can be found. Both were miners and I wonder how I can trace them?.
Their details are as follows, should you be able to help me:-
- Samuel Parsons b. 1837 in Birchwood Derbyshire. The last record of him is in 1861 living in Birchwood, occupation Miner
- James Parsons b. 1839 in Alfreton. He is aged 30 in the 1871 census living in North Wingfield Derbyshire, occupation miner.
Another of John Parson's sons, Luke b 1832 in Alfreton died in Birchwood colliery in 1856. His death certificate states that death was caused by being caught in the winding gear.
I hope you can help me with my search. I feel is very possible that both Samuel and James died through mining accidents, as reading about conditions at this time was a very dangerous occupation.
All of my Parsons male ancestor were miners, right up to my grandfather born in 1875 in Pinxton Derbyshire.
Best wishes Jo Biswell
Samuel Pepperday was my g-g-g grandfather.
According to my records he married Charlotte Rigley, March 27 1837 at Selston
I think she may have had 2 Children (Not sure) with Samuel, Jervis in 1837 and Thomas 1840,
Thomas being my g-g grandfather
I also have the names Jemima Pepperday 1846, GillianPepperday 1850, and Zilliah Pepperday1851 linked back to Charlotte. Info has been taken from the I.G.I.
Hope this info helps you