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Hi, can anyone help in tracing my blackwell family. East India.  The only thing I know for certain is that my great great grandmother sarah blackwell was born in east india between 1839-1843 she married a james bertenshaw born 1836 in droylsden lancashire great britain, on the 1881british census he is classed has an army pensioner aged 45.  They did however have some children born in india.  elizabeth born in 1866 east indies,  james jnr born 1869 east indies and francis born 5.4.1872 east indies.  on the 1901 census it gives james's place of birth has bombay india.  I also know that there was a harriet who i presume would have been a blackwell originally but who at 23 was married to a john thomas byrom and on the 1881 census were living in droylsden lancashire england but harriet was too born in the west indies. Harriet and john thomas byrom had a sarah a bertenshaw living with them but we think it was a susannah bertenshaw who was our great grandmother.  She later married my great grandfather edward walker in 1900. ashton-under-lyne lancashire england.
I would love anyone to write to me if they have any info on my blackwell bertenshaw.

Joshua BERTENSHAW married ??, children:

  1. James BERTENSHAW (born 1836 in Droylsden, Lancashire, Great Britain)

Next Generation

James BERTENSHAW,  Sergeant in HMS 33rd Regiment.  Army number 3387 (born 1836 in Droylsden, Lancashire, Great Britain) on 4/12/1857 in Bombay, married Sarah BLACKWELL (born in east India between 1841), children:

  1. Elizabeth Bertenshaw (born in 1866 east indies)

  2. James Bertenshaw jnr (born 1869, Bombay)  

  3. Francis Bertenshaw (born 5.4.1872 east indies.) 


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