I have hit a complete brick wall concerning my three times great grandfather and his family.
John Jenkinson (appears as Jinkinson on marriage certificate) married Betsey Richmond on 14th August 1837 at St Nicholas Church, Liverpool. Both are shown as "Minors" and resided at Oxford Street North, Liverpool.
- John's occupation is shown as "Mariner", but his father's name and profession are shown as "Robert Hodkinson, Soldier"
- Betsey's father's details are given as "Robert Richmond, Mariner".
I have been unable to find any information on any of those named prior to the wedding details, and nothing whatsoever on John Jenkinson in any of the following census data sets.
John and Betsy (different spelling!) had a son, Robert Richmond Jenkinson, born on 20th May 1839 whilst they resided at Marys Place, Chadwick Street, Liverpool. I can find no further records of any other children being born to John and his wife Betsy.
Robert Richmond Jenkinson died on 25th August 1871 in East Haddon, Northants, having married Martha Hadley in East Haddon on 26th June of the same year. Martha had previously given birth to a son (Francis Richmond William) on 7th October 1870, but the fathers name was omitted from the birth certificate. The forename "Richmond" seems to be a strong clue towards the father's identity!! Robert Richmond Jenkinson's death certificate states his occupation as "Army Pensioner, late Private 4th Foot", so perhaps he followed in the footsteps of his grandfather Robert Hodkinson? His occupation shown on his marriage certificate shows him to be a "Moulder", and his father is shown as "John Jenkinson, Sailor".
I am intrigued with the army and nautical connections of my Jenkinson (Jinkinson) and Richmond family roots.