Wednesday 15 August 2012

Rebecca Tyldesley 1747-1787

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Rebecca Vernon married Charles Tyldesley on 19 November 1770.  She died on 10 October 1787 and her burial is noted in the register for Witton-cum-Twambrooks in Cheshire:
Rebecca Wife of Charles Tyldesley
10 October 1787
12 October 1787
yard south east and Sudden Death
From her age at death it can be seen that she was born around 1747. The profession of "Captain" must refer to her husband, Charles Tyldesley, but is a surprise given his previously noted interest in farming methods.

Charles and Rebecca Tyldesley had at least three children:
St John the Baptist, Knutsford
Charles son of Charles Tydesley Esq of Ollerton October ye 9th
St John the Baptist, Knutsford
Mary Ann Do of Charles Tydesley Esq of Ollerton Do [Husbandman] ye 17th [January 1776] 
St John the Baptist, Knutsford
Ralph Vernon Tyldesley, son of Charles Tyldesley was born at Lowton on ye 10th July 1781 & baptized at Knutsford on ye 31st Day of August 1781 
Charles Tyldesley the younger was to join the Royal Marines, fight alongside Nelson and Abercromby and die on the Island of Marie Galante. Mary Ann Tyldesley was to marry Charles William Rhodes and move to New Providence in the Bahamas. No further trace has been found of Ralph Vernon Tyldesley, and the likelihood is that he died young.

Although a baptism record has not yet been traced for her, a Jane Vernon Tyldesley is recorded as marrying a James Bailey by licence on 4 April 1820 in the Parish of Cheadle. The middle name might suggest a possible link with Charles and Rebecca Tyldesley. However, in the marriage licence her name is given as Rebecca Vernon alias Rebecca Vernon Tyldesley. Could this perhaps be a Vernon cousin who, for whatever reason, lived with the Tyldesleys?