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Postons from Whitchurch, Shrop. ENG to Quebec, Canada
Posted by: Holly Evans (ID *****3075) Date: January 18, 2009 at 14:06:30
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Looking for anyone researching Charles Poston of Whitchurch, Shropshire, and his families. He was married 1776 in Whitchurch to Ann Green who's father owned a shoeshop and butcher shop. They had many children - one of the surviving being Charles (Jr) born 1789. Ann died 1804 and Charles, "the first," remarried in 1809 to Mary Yardley in 1809. They had 6 children. The first 3 sons of their union were Edward, Thomas and William. Charles Jr, Edward, Thomas and William all emmigrated to Quebec City, Canada, I don't think at the same time. Charles Jr then married Jessamine Mountain 1820 in Quebec City. Not sure when the other boys and their sister Martha arrived in Quebec, but the brothers all married,: Martha died at age 25 or so and was buried in Quebec.

Anyway, John was the youngest son of Charles and Mary and stayed in Whitchurch at least until 1840. He is on the census with his wife and one child.

There was also a sister of Charles Jr's that went by the name Ann who married James Glover in Liverpool around 1810 I think. I haven't found a birth of an Ann so think it is a nickname for Nancy or Martha.

Problem/Question: Can't find Charles "the first" birth record so don't know who his parents are. birth year is approximately 1754 going by stated age on death record. FAmily lore says he was a black sheep and "joined the volunteers" heading north from Herefordshire. Lore states that Poston Court/House belonged to his family. 1)If he ran away from his family he may have changed name? 2) I've found no evidence to support the family story of Postons ever owning the Poston Court/House and the surrounding land and mill.

Would love to hear from anyon in England that might have some ideas and from anyone researching Canadian Postons.
I have much more indepth info


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