In researching my own family tree in the UK, I've come across a number of references to Scatchard. In particular,
on the 1851 Uk census, as a cousin to my Gt Gt Grandfather, Andrew Foster, and living with him in the same household (HO107 Piece 2318 Folio 18 Page 29) is one Thomas Scatchard. In 1861, Thomas is living with his aunt Jane Scatchard. Next door, (by coincidence?) Andrew Foster's wife is visiting relatives: RG9 Piece 3662 Folio 70 Page 7. I have worked out that this Thomas Scatchard and Andrew Foster were brothers in law. Thomas married Sarah Milnes, and Andrew Foster married Sarah's older sister Mary Milnes. However, I have been unable to determine how they were cousins.
If my reasoniong is correct (which it might not - I've frequently been wrong before), for Andrew Foster and Thomas Scatchard to be cousins, then, either:
(a) Andrew’s mother must have been a Scatchard, sister to Thomas’ father, or
(b) Andrew’s father’s sister married a Scatchard.
However, I know that Thomas’ parents are Simon Scatchard and Mary Lofthouse, so option (b) is ruled out. This means that Andrew Foster’s mother must have been a Scatchard, and Simon Scatchard’s sister. As far as I know, Simon had three sisters, Elizabeth, Jane, and Mary. Simon's sister Elizabeth I know married a Pennington. Jane appears never to have married. Therefore it must be Mary who married Andrew Foster's father, also named Andrew. Now, if Mary Scatchard’s husband Andrew Foster died, and she then remarried Matthew Millen, this would also explain how Andrew junior’s wife Mary was noted in the 1861 census as daughter-in-law to Mary Millen. I just lack the evidence!!
I also picked up the marriage between Thomas Scatcherd b 1750 and Nancy Foster, and this set me wondering if Nancy Foster was any relation to my gt gt grandfather Andrew, and if there are any other Scatchard/Foster relationships? Do you have any information about Thomas and Nancy that might help fill in the gaps?
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