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TITENSOR RESEARCH by Shirley Gardner

RESEARCH ON THE LINE OF THOMAS TITENSOR
Family knowledge of Thomas Titensor is that he was born in Manchester, Lancashire, England, October 27, 1829, son of Edward and Mary Rogerson Titensor; that he married Sarah Robbins of Manchester, daughter of George and Susannah Sutton Robbins; that they had four children in Manchester -- Susannah, George Franklin, Mary Ellen, and Sarah; that George Franklin had died in Manchester; and that they with their three daughters had sailed for the United States in 1861 on the ship "Underwriter. " It was further known that Edward Titensor was the son of Thomas and Ann Penlison, that he was born about 1807 in Lancashire, and died in 1868. Edward had married Mary Rogerson, daughter of Philip and Mary Rogerson of St. Helen's, Lancashire, England; they had three children -- Thomas, Emma, Frederick -- and Mary Rogerson Titensor died in Manchester, April 21, 1837. Edward then married Nancy Richardson and they had four children -- Edward, Rubin, John, and Janett. Thomas Titensor, father of Edward, was known to have been born in Staffordshire, and he died in 1849. Research on this line began with the request of Somerset House, London, England, for the marriage certificate of Thomas Titensor and Sarah Robbins in Manchester, England, April 1, 1854. The following is the information listed on the certificate received: Registration District Manchester. 1854. Marriage solemnized at Register Office in the District of Manchester in the County of Lancaster. No. 18 When married - First April 1854 Thomas Titensor, 24 years, bachelor Rank or profession - Iron Turner and Fitter Residence at the time of marriage - 22 Peel Street Father's name and surname - Edward Titensor Rank or profession of father - Iron Moulder Sarah Robbins, 24 years, spinster Rank or profession - ------- Residence at the time of marriage - 2 Cross Irk Street, Ashley Lane, Manchester Father's name and surname - George Robbins Rank or profession of Father - Cutler Married in the Register Office before me - William Barber, Registrar Nev. Gardiner, Supt. Registrar This marriage was solemnized between us - Thomas Titensor, Sarah Robbins In the presence of us - Joseph Birch, Emma Titensor. view certificate The city directories of Manchester for the years 1808 through 1923, in the Genealogical Society Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, have been thoroughly checked with the finding of only three Tittensors: 1843 - William Tittensor, tailor. Court A, William Street 1855 - Mary Tittensor, washerwoman, 10 Lomas St., Ancoats 1874 - Walter Tittensor, clerk, 9 Lorne Street,. Warwick Street. This writer was unable to understand why more Tittensors are not listed in the city directories. It is noted from family knowledge that when Thomas Titensor came to the United States his father Edward was still living as well as brothers Frederick, John, Edward, and Rubin. Also at the same time the above certificate was requested from Somerset House, were requested the death certificates of Edward Titensor in 1868 and Thomas Titensor in 1849, and the marriage certificate of Edward and Nancy Richardson Titensor between April 1837 and March 1842. Somerset House was unable to find the information. At this point, it was therefore believed that the name Titensor or Tittensor was not used by this family in Manchester. By going only by the address shown for Thomas Titensor on the above certificate of 22 Peel Street, the city directory for 1855 was checked through the T's with the following result; Slater's Directory of Manchester and Salford, 1855. Tidsley, Edward, labourer, 22 Peel St. , Ridgway Street . The first named street is the address; the additional street is for purposes of ease in locating the address. The 1851 Census of Manchester was then checked with the following results: 22 Peel Street Edw. Tidsor Head Mar 46 Lab., Iron Foundry Born Lancaster, Droylsden Nancy " Wife Mar 45 Yorks., Leeds Thomas " Son U 21 Mechanic Lancaster, Manch. Fredk. " Son U 15 Faltler, Iron Foundr " " Edw. " Son 9 Scholar " " John " Son 7 " " " Reuben " Son 5 " " " Now knowing that this family has changed the name to Tidsley or Tidsor, all the city directories for Manchester were thoroughly checked again with the following being entries beginning with "Tids" and believed to be the Tittensor family. 1829 - Tidsor, Thomas, hatter, 4 Sandford Street 1832 - Tidsor, Edward, hatter, 3 Sandford Street 1833 - Tidsor, Edward, hatter, 3 Sanford Street 1836 - Tidsor, Joseph, hatter,14 Spinner Street, Caroline Street Tidsor, Thomas, hatter,5 Sanford Street 1838-9 - Tidsor, Joseph,hatter,66 Pot Street Tidswell, Thomas,hatter,5 Sanford Street 1840 - Tidsor, Thomas, hatter, Fairbottom's Court, Pot Street Tidsey, Thomas, hatter, 5 Sanford Street, St.-Ancoats Street 1841 - Tidsor, Thomas, hatter, Fairbottom*s Court, Pot Street Tidsey, Thomas, hatter, 5 Sanford Street, St.' Ancoats Street 1843 - Tidsor, Joseph, hatter, 48 Pot Street, Dirnity Street Tidsey, Edward, hatter, I Peel Street, Ridgway Street Tidsey, Thomas, hatter, 5 Sanford Street, Gt. Ancoats Street Tittensor, William, tailor. Court A, William Street 1848 - Tidsey, Thomas, hatter, 5 Sanford Street, Pott Street Tidson, William, hatter, 48 Pot Street, Dimity Street 1852-3 - Tidswell, Joseph, 48 Pott Street, Ancoats Tidswell, William, 44 Pott Street, Ancoats 1855 - Tidsor, William, hatter, 44 Pott Street, Ancoats Tidsor, Joseph, hatter, 48 Pott Street, Ancoats Tidsley, Edward, labourer, 22 Peel Street, Ridgway Street Tittensor, Mary, washerwoman, 10 Loman Street, Ancoats 1861 - Tidsey, Frederick, iron dresser, 13 Williamson E1 Row, Cannon St., Salford Tidssay, William, shopkeeper, 50 Pott Street, Ancoats 1871-2 - Tidsey, Frederick, moulder, 33 BaguleySt., Queen's Road 1874 - Tidsor, Margaret, householder, 12 Baker St., New Islington Tidsor, George, ironmoulder, 38 Hampden St., Ardwick Tidsor, Hannah, householder, 86 Pott St., Ancoats Tidsey, Edward, dresser, 8 Dover St., Deswick Tidsey, Frederick, moulder, 47 Baguley St., Queen's Road Tittensor, Walter, clerk, 9 Lome St., Warwick St. 1919 - Tidsey, Richard, householder, 27 Coole St. Bradford Tidsey, Edward, iron dresser, Shaye Lane, Baguley, Sal. 1923 - Tidsey, Edward, moulder, 484 Hill St. Bradford Tidsey, Reuben, planer, 15 Coole St. Bradford As it is difficult to comprehend the preceding, the following is plotted according to the individual names from the above; 1829 - Thomas Tidsor, hatter, 4 Sanford Street 1836 - Thomas Tidsor, hatter, 5 Sanford Street 1838 - Thomas Tidswell, hatter, 5 Sanford Street 1840 - Thomas Tidsor, hatter, 5 Sanford Street, S.t. Ancoats Street 1841 - Thomas Tidsor, hatter, 5 Sanford Street, St. Ancoats Street 1843 - Thomas Tidsey, hatter, 5 Sanford Street, St. Ancoats Street 1848 - Thomas Tidsey, hatter, 5 Sanford Street, Pott Street The information on this Thomas Tidsor in the city directories stops here, and it is noted that in the records of the baptisms for the dead (see Appendix 1) Thomas Titensor, grandfather of Thomas Titensor, died 1849. 1832 - Edward Tidsor, hatter, 3 Sanford Street 1833 - Edward Tidsor, hatter, 3 Sanford Street 1843 - Edward Tidsey, hatter, 1 Peel Street, Ridgway Street 1855 - Edward Tidsley, labourer, 22 Peel Street, Ridgway Street The information on this Edward Tidsor in the city directories stops here,. and it is noted that in the records of the baptisms for the dead (see Appendix 1) Edward Titensor, father of Thomas Titensor, died in 1868. The earlier names in the foregoing are also plotted as follows: 1840 - Thomas Tidsor, hatter, Fairbottom's Court, Pot Street 1841 - Thomas Tidsor, hatter, Fairbottom»s Court, Pot Street 1836 - Joseph Tidsor, hatter, 14 Spinner Street, Caroline Street 1838 - Joseph Tidsor, hatter, 66 Pot Street 1843 - Joseph Tidsor, hatter, 48 Pot Street, Dinity Street 1852 - Joseph Tidswell, 48 Pott Street, Ancoats 1855 - Joseph Tidsor, 48 Pott Street, Ancoats 1843 - William Tittensor, tailor. Court A, William Street 1848 - William Tidson, hatter, 48 Pot Street, Dimity Street 1852 - William Tidswell - 44 Pott Street, Ancoats 1855 - William Tidsor, hatter, 44 Pott Street, Ancoats 1861 - William Tidsway, Shopkeeper, 50 Pott Street, Ancoats A map of Manchester was then consulted, and it is noted that the addresses of Sanford Street, Peel Street, and Pott Street are all within a few short blocks of each other, being in Ancoats in the extreme northeast section of Manchester. Because of the occupations of the foregoing, their addresses, and as these are the only Tidsors and Tidseys listed in the city directories of Manchester, it is assumed by this writer that Thomas Tittensor had at least four sons -- Edward, Joseph, Thomas, and William. Further, it is known from a letter (see Appendix II) written to Thomas Titensor by his half-brother John that they had an Uncle William. Somerset House was now requested to furnish a death certificate for Thomas Tidser or Tidsey, Sanford Street, in 1849. Also, a request was made for the marriage certificate of Edward Tidser or Tidsey and Nancy Richardson. The following was received: 1841. Marriage solemnized at the Colle't Parish Church in the Parish of Manchester in the County of Lancaster. No. 186 When married - February 9th, 1841 Edward Tidser, full age. Widower Rank or profession - Hatter Residence at the time of marriage - 5 Sandford Street Father's name and surname - Thomas Tidser Rank or profession of Father - Hatter Ann Richardson, full age, widow Rank or profession - ---- Residence at the time of marriage - 1 Peel Street Father's name and surname - William Whittaker Rank or profession of Father - Labourer Married in the above Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church, after Banns, by me - Henry Fielding, M.A, This marriage was solemnized between us - Mark X of Edward Tidser Mark X of Ann Richardson In the presence of us - James Leddell Mark X of Elizabeth Liddall view certificate This certificate from the Collegiate Church gives uS the information that Edward was the son of Thomas Tidser listed in the city directories on Sandford Street, that he married Ann Whittaker, the daughter of William and widow of a Richardson; that Edward was living with his father at the time of marriage, but that they moved to Ann's address of 1 Peel Street after marriage. The death certificate for Thomas Tidsey discloses the following: Registration District Manchester. 1849. Death in the Sub-district of Ancoats Manchester in the County of Lancaster. No. 322 When and where died - Twentieth September 1849, 5 Sandford Street, Manchester Thomas Tidsey, male, 69 years, hatter Cause of death - Cholera, 16 hours, certified Signature, description, and residence of informant - X The mark of Nancy Tidsey, present at the death, 1 Peel Street, Manchester When registered - Twenty-first September 1849 Signature of registrar - William Boyston, Registrar view certificate This certificate gives us the information that Thomas was born between Sept. 21, 1779 and Sept. 20, 1780, and that his daughter-in-law Nancy was present at death. Somerset House was requested to furnish birth certificates for Susannah and Mary Ellen Titensor and the death certificate of George Franklin Titensor with the following results: Registration District Manchester. 1855. Birth in the Sub-district of St. George Manchester in the County of Lancaster. No. 173 When and where born - Seventh January 1855, 2 Cross Irk Street Susannah, girl Name and surname of father - Thomas Titensor Name, surname, and maiden surname of mother - Sarah Titensor, formerly Robbins Occupation of father - Engine Fitter Signature, description, and residence of informant - Thomas Titensor, father, 2 Cross Irk Street, Manchester When registered - Eighth February 1855 Signature of registrar - Thomas Worthington, Registrar Registration District Manchester. 1859. Birth in the Sub-district of Ancoats in the County of Lancaster. No. 34 When and where born - Thirteenth January 1859, 88 Cobdon Street Mary Ellen, girl Name and surname of father - Thomas Tittensor Name, surname, and maiden surname of mother - Sarah Tittensor, formerly, Robins Occupation of father - Iron turner Signature, description, and residence of informant - X The mark of Sarah Tittensor, mother, 88 Cobdon Street, Manchester When registered - Eighteenth February 1859 Signature of registrar - William Royston Registrar Registration District Manchester. 1859. Death in the Sub-district of Ancoats Manchester in the County of Lancaster. No. 246 When and where died - Fifteenth February 1859, 88 Cobdan Street George Franklin Titelsor, male, 2 years, son of Thomas Titelsor,Iron Turner Cause of death - Scarlatina, Certified Signature, description, and residence of informant - Geo. Robbins, In attendance 24 Irk Street, Manchester When registered - Sixteenth February 1859 Signature of registrar - Williain Royston, Registrar Cobdon Street is found on the map of Manchester as a street running in a northeast direction from Peel Street. The 1851 Census of England was consulted and the following information was found on the Tidser and Tidsey families in Manchester listed on page 2 of this report: 44 Pott Street William Tidser Head Family Mar 32 Hatter Born, Manchester, Lanc Sarah " Wife F 30 Househould " " Ann " Daughter F 10 School " " Mary " " F 3 " " " Joseph " Son M 2 " " " 48 Pott Street Joseph Tedser Head Family M 37 Hatter Born, Gee Cross near Hyde Hannah " Wife F 34 Dressmaker Manchester, Lancs. Betsey " Daughter F 14 Dubler of Cotton " " Mary " " F 12 At Home " " George " Son M 5 Scholar " " Maria " Daughter F ? " " Catrian Richardson, Widow F 58 Washerwoman Grower, Darbyshire Elizabeth Starkey, Wife Aunt F ? Spinner, now pauper Devon, Yorkshire Thomas Henry Head Mar M 53 Shoemaker Liverpool, Lancs. Ann " Wife F ? Binder " " The Thomas Tidser at Fairbottom's Court has not yet been located on the 1851 Census. It is noted that this Thomas is listed only in the city directories of 1840 and 1841. Wishing to do further research on William and Joseph and knowing that the Somerset House records begin in May, 1837, the writer also obtained from Somerset House a birth certificate for Mary, daughter of Joseph, as follows: Registration District Manchester. 1839. Birth in the Sub-district of Ancoats Manchester in the County of Lancaster. No. 467 When and where born - Eighth of February 1839, at 66 Pott Street Mary, girl Name and Surname of father - Joseph Tidser Name, surname, and maiden surname of mother - Hannah Tidser, formerly Bentley Occupation of father - Hatter Signature, description, and residence of informant - The mark of Hannah Tidser, mother, 66 Pott Street When registered - Twentieth of February 1839 Signature of registrar - Jno Bennett, Registrar This certificate gives no new information except that Joseph Tidser married a Hannah Bentley. A marriage certificate may also be obtained for the William and Sarah Tidser listed above, however, a very incomplete search of the recently-acquired 1841 Census of Manchester by the Genealogical Society Library reveals the following which is almost conclusive proof that William was the son of Thomas: Peel Street Edward Tidser 30 Hatter Born in same county - yes Ann " 30 yes Eliza Whitaker 15 yes Samuel " 77 Shipper yes John Law son 14 yes William " 12 yes Thomas " 10 yes Sandford Street Thomas Tidser 60 Hatter yes Ann " 60 yes William " 20 (?) Hatter yes Frederic " 5 yes James Liddall 25 Packer yes Elizabeth " 25 yes Ann " 7 yes Thomas " 3 yes Pott Street Joseph Tidser 25 Hatter yes Hannah " 25 Keeler yes Betsy " 5 yes Mary " 2 yes Abner Renshaw 35 Cotton Stretcher No Catherine " 45 Planer (?) No Elizabeth Hayes 40 yes Sarah " 15 Factory yes Richard " 4 yes Harriet " 1 yes "A Guide for Genealogical Research" by Archibald F. Bennett discloses the following: "The census taken on 7 June 1841 is the first giving the names of the population. It called for the full name, age, sex, occupation and place of birth of each person enumerated. The ages of persons under 15 years of age were-stated exactly, the age of each person aged 15 or more was given as the lowest of the term of five years within which the actual age fell, for example, a person aged 64 appeared as 60, another aged 29 and another aged 26 both appeared as 25. -- " Therefore, from the above, the age of Thomas Tidser could be anywhere from 60 to 65. It is also noted that Frederick is living with his grandfather although his father was married to Ann Whitaker Richardson since February 9. The relationship of Eliza and Samuel Whitaker is not known; Ann's father was William Whitaker. Thomas Titensor is not shown as living with either his father Edward or grandfather Thomas; the whereabouts of Emma is also not known but she has not yet been found on the 1851 Census either. The Ann Tidser living on Sandford Street as the wife of Thomas may not be Ann Penlison. There was a marriage on May 1, 1821, in St. George, Hanover Square, London, between Thomas Tittensor and Ann Laughton or Lawton. Because Ann Lawton's name was found in other records in the family, it is believed by this writer that this was a second marriage for Thomas Tidser. At this point, it is further believed by this writer that Elizabeth Liddall is another child of Thomas Tidser. She was a witness to the marriage of Edward Tidsor in 1841; her children's names were Ann and Thomas on the 1841 census, although they are very common names; and James Liddell is shown living at 5 Sandford Street on the 1851 census, after the death of Thomas Tidsey. This should be thoroughly checked, however, before an assumption is made. In the course of research on this line, the birth certificate of Elizabeth Bradbury was also obtained. Registration District Manchester. 1840. Birth in the Sub-district of The Saint Georges in the County of Lancaster. No. 260 When and where born - Twenty-Fifth of January, 1840, at Worthington's Court Elizabeth, girl Name and surname of father - Joseph Bradbury Name, surname, and maiden surname of mother - Sarah Bradbury, formerly Simpson Occupation of father - Engineer Signature, description, and residence of informant - Joseph Bradbury, father, Worthington's Court When registered - Thirteenth of February 1840 Signature of registrar - Thomas Worthington, Registrar The passenger list for the ship "Underwriter" was searched. This shows that Thomas Titensor, age 31, Iron Turner, his wife Sarah, age 31, and three children: Susannah, 6; Mary Ellen, 2; and Sarah, infant, were passengers. 18 pounds, 5 shillings, was the amount paid; the cost was 13 pounds, 14 shillings; and 4 pounds, 11 shillings was the reimbursement signed for by Thos. Titensor on April 19, 1861. Their address at the time of sailing was given as 24 Irk Street, Ashley Lane, Manchester, the address of the family of Sarah Robbins Titensor. Knowledge of the children of Edward Titensor is found in the Temple Record Book of Sarah A. T. Hyer, now in the possession of Sarah T. Alien, as follows: Frederick Titensor, born 1835, Manchester, Lancashire, England; died 1874. Bapt. 4 May 1917; end. 7 Apr 1918, Logan Temple. Married Elizabeth Sefton, born 1829, Manchester; died 1872 Children - Frederick Titensor, born 1854, Manchester; died 24 Sep 1878; bapt. I May 1917; end. 17 Apr 1918, Logan Temple. Children - Frederick Titensor and Sarahann Titensor King - Martha Titensor Sermons, born Manchester. Emma Titensor Pimblet, born 1837, Manchester, Lancashire, England; died 25 Apr 1876. Bapt. 1 Jun 1886; end. 3 Jun 1886, Logan Temple Edward Titensor, born 11 Mar 1842, Manchester, Lancashire, England. Married Elizabeth --------, born Apr 1844, Manchester; died Jun 1899 bapt. 23 Apr 1912; end. 15 Jan 1913, Logan Temple Children - Ruben Titensor, born 1864, Manchester - John Titensor, born Manchester Rubin Titensor, born 1846, Manchester, Lancashire, England; died 31 May 1909. Bapt. 8 Apr 1913; end. 9 Apr 1913; sealed 24 Mar 1916, Logan Temple. Married (1) Ann Shepard, born 1846, Manchester; died 12 Sep 1868. bapt. 23 Apr 1912; end. 17 Jan 1913, sealed 24 Mar 1916, Logan. (2) Isabella Phillips, born 1869, Manchester; died Apr 1905. bapt. 23 Apr 1912; end. 26 Mar 1913; sealed 24 Mar 1916, Logan, Children {not known by which wife) - Lizzie Titensor - Annie Titensor Gillmore - Edward Titensor - Fredrick Titensor - Thomas Titensor - Janett Titensor - Cissy Titensor - James Titensor - Eunice Titensor John Titensor, born Manchester, Lancashire, England. Children - John Titensor - Annie Titensor, born Manchester - Eunice Titensor, born Manchester - Maggie Titensor, born Manchester Janett Titensor, born Manchester, Lancashire, England. Child - John Edward Titensor It is noted on these records that Edward and John Titensor are still living at the time the above endowments and sealings were done (probably as late as 1918). next page

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