Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.
He mar 1stly, 6 Aug 1875,
Christ Church, Marylebone, London,
to Emily Taylor.
He joined merchant navy. Listed at mar 1882 as "seaman (master), merchant service".
At mar 1882 he is listed as residing at the George Hotel, Paisley, Scotland. Listed as bachelor but that is wrong.
mar 2ndly, 14 Mar 1882, Paisley
see mar cert,
to Jane Wilson [born 1857].
Listed at dau's birth 1883 as "master mariner".
Living Lancashire in 1891 census.
He had issue by 2nd wife:
She visited Ireland and visited her ancestral home Crotto
in 1920 or so.
[Galvin, 2017, Ch.3] mentions the visit to Crotto of "Miss Ponsonby" in summer 1955. This may be her. Galvin says she came from Whitehaven, Cumbria.
[Gourley, 1965] said that then (1965) Frederica was living in Scotland, unmarried.
See letter she wrote from Scotland to Margaret Gourley, 20 Dec, probably 1965. She is living 36 Ashton Rd, Gourock, Scotland (the town she was born in, see map). She talks about visiting Crotto in 1920 or so, and talks about the Ponsonby vault in Kilflynn.
She died unmarried, 12 Jan 1987, age 103 yrs.
(todo) See death of "Frederika Ponsonby", [GRO.UK], 1st qr 1987, Manchester district, vol 38 p 1206.
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