Alesbury family - UK
- This appears to be the least common of the three main UK spelling variants.
- The ALESBURY household at Leyton Low in Essex in 1881,
having lived at some time in Middlesex, originated from Somerset
(cf the Somerset ALSBURY / AYLESBURY branches). William ALESBURY, head of the
household is described as retired, aged 61, and born at Beckington,
which lies close to the Somerset / Wiltshire border.
- John ALSBURY (sic), head of the ALESBURY family at 331 Green Lane,
Walsall in the 1881 Census came according to the transcripts from
Tailsbridge in Wiltshire. This is a classic example of the caveat:
'ALWAYS go back to original sources'.
In the original it will be seen that 'Trowbridge' has been misread
as 'Tailsbridge', not quite as bad as another example I have where
'Amelia' has been misread as 'Priscilla' though!
The Trowbridge family is then connected back to AYLESBURY's
at Shepton Mallet which may then link back to the Corsley
family - help with this link welcomed!.
- Another ALESBURY branch are descended from the Bucklebury
family through Tom Alsbury who was married to Miriam CHANDLER at Guildford in 1885.
This ALESBURY branch has spread out to New Zealand as well as continuing in the UK.
One of Tom's sons, Sidney ALESBURY, is commemorated on the Thiepval
Memorial on the Somme where he died on 27th Aug 1916 serving as a
Private in 1st/5th Bn. Gloucestershire Regiment.
- A Daniel ALESBURY, son of John, left Bristol (?probably as a child with his parents?)
for Edenderry, County Offaly, Ireland in the late C19 (NB not in mainland UK
on 1881 Census) where he married in 1896 to Mariette WILLIAMS.
It is believed that his three sisters later emigrated to Summit, New Jersey.
He developed a saw mills business and made wooden wheels for early Rover cars.
Of his children some remained in Ireland and the son, Daniel, moved to England about
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