Sunday, March 11, 2012

Hepworth Brother's Marries Fletcher Sisters

     Great Grandfather James Fletcher Hepworth's parents are Thomas Hepworth and Mary Fletcher from England.  This is a copy of their Marriage Certificate married on 27 Aug. 1848 at the Church of  St. Nicholas  in Liverpool, Lancaster, England.  The witnesses's are John Hepworth, Thomas's older brother by four years and Frances A. Fletcher, Mary's older sister by four years.  Thomas's father is Samuel Hepworth a Butcher by occupation (this is very important when researching this family) and Mary's father is James Fletcher, his occupation is Painter even though it looks like, Printer on this copy.
Thomas is twenty one years of age and Mary is sixteen.
Thomas's occupation is also a Butcher; an occupation he is for the rest of his life.
     Two years later his brother John Hepworth married Frances Amelia Fletcher on 26 Jan 1850 in the same Church of St. Nicholas in Liverpool.  John is twenty eight years old and Frances Amelia is twenty one.  I don't have a copy of their certificate of marriage. I found their marriage information on FamilySearch.org. This is a picture I found on the internet of St. Nicholas Church located in Liverpool, Lancaster, England, Est. in 1360 still in operation today.  Could this be the very Church the Hepworth Brothers married the Fletcher Sisters?  I think I am safe to say, Yes.
     Thomas and Mary along with John and Francis migrate to Zion in 1852.
   
     It has only been the last two years that I know anything about John and Francis.  I spent all of the year 2010 doing newspaper research and went from nothing to a 2 inch binder filled with interesting news.
 
Stay Tuned to the life histories of the HEPWORTH's.