Date: 18th February 2005
From: June Dunnett
I'Anson was one of the executors of the Will of a lady who is related to
my Stainthorp ancestors, one Ann Kettlewell of Laverton Mount, Kirby Malzeard.
Her Will was dated 25 June 1872. Unfortunately he had passed away by the
time of her Codicil in 1878 necessitating the appointment of a new executor/trustee.
Whilst compiling some background information for this gentleman, I have
unearthed (with the help of a friend) the following:
Census for Howe, Yorkshire:
Francis Ianson/ Head/Mar/57/Land owner Occupier of Farm 20729****/Melmerby
Ianson/Son/Un/18/Lieutenant West Yorkshire Militia/Melmerby
this is of interest to I'Anson researchers.
Dunnett, Somerset, England
Date: 13th September 2004
From: David I'Anson of Darlington
Due to problems with my old computer I have been off line for over three
months, and unable to read any e mails, all records of which have been
If any person has tried to contact me during that period without reply
I apologise, but they could try again using my new email address which
Hope to hear from somebody soon
Date: 13 Jun 2004
From: Liz Beveridge
If you check I'anson International bulletin for May
00 you will see the message posted re Albert I'anson and his bigamous
marriage. . .
Update on Albert is that he was born in Barrow in Furness in 1892 (info
via Ann Marie) and died in Bromley Hospital in 1977 (info via David I'Anson's
records) I have obtained birth/death certs. He left a widow
Doris at the address of Laxey Road, Orpington. No further details
My previous research was also successful and I managed to trace
the daughter Evelyn at a nursing home in Hastings, unfortunately she has
senile dementia. Have spoken to her son, Rod Novis (Albert's Grandson)
who knew nothing about the history but through him looking through family
papers was able to provide me with a copy of Albert's original marriage
cert to his grandmother, desertion notice when his mother was 3years
old and various other odds and ends. This set me on the path of finding
his correct age etc. One thing he did not find was any photographs. From
your web page I have confirmed that his father was Thomas, a blacksmith
who worked/lived with Isaac Parkinson. Hope this helps you tie up
another few loose ends.
Date: 13 Mar 2004
From: JOHN ALCOCK
I am not into technical data-Gedcom-software etc
All I am intrested in is finding some facts about my 5x G G/father Ralph
Alcock b abt 1713 marr, Elizabeth I'Anson 20-4-1742 in the NRY In
the last 2 days I have discovered Elizabeths ancestry back to the 15th
century including unbelievable connections to Royalty, Noblemen, French
aristocrats and Scottish Gentry but poor old farmer Ralph Alcocks ancestry
just disappeared----- I just hope that all the lucky I'Ansons ( Jansons)
will pity me and tell me about Elizabeth's Father-in -law or maybe where
her husband was born ---?
After all I can provide such people with all of Elizabeth and Ralph's
descendants to the present day
Ah Well, I tried
Thanks for your time JOHN
Date: 5 Mar 2004
From: Ann Marie Coghlan
I was having another look at the 1851 Census yesterday and came across
this little chap. Someone may be looking for him.
CHARLES IANSON ; 12 YEARS OLD; SCHOLAR; born NORTHUMBERLAND, NEWCASTLE.
He's listed at Tulketh Hall in Preston which seems to be a school at
that time. The scholars came from all over the country and the intriguing
thing is that many of those listed [including Charles] have the "Blind
or Deaf and Dumb" box ticked.
I dont have contact with anyone doing the Northumberland end of the
family so thought the best place to send the info was to the webpage.
1851 Census Reference: PRESTON HO107/2268 p550
I hope all's going well with you,
Date: 10 Mar 2004
Dear Maureen, thanks for this -its amazing how much info you can get
from one entry. I posted a query about the school on the Lancsgen website
and theres info online about it.
Charles was the youngest scholar there,but there were children from
all over.What's intrigued me is that many of the adults were ticked under
that box & I wondered if spectacle wearers counted as 'blind'.
As for my own research -I've solved my original Ianson mystery(and turned
up a few stories!) but then I got clever and tried researching the families
by marriage. 'Hill' and 'Wood' are not proving to be as straightforward!
Date: 25 Feb 2004
From: Ann Burleigh in Australia
I know it is quite a while since I last contacted you. In the
meantime I have been busy obtaining more I'Anson information.
that a branch of our family in Whitehaven, Cumbria became quite
distinguished through their various services to their community.
P.R.O. researcher who we contacted was quite astonished that their
works had not been better recorded.
However, one member of that family still alludes us: he was FRANK
LEONARD I'ANSON, born <1857 Whitehaven, Cumbria. In 1881 he was
student at the School of Mines,& went on to employment as a Mining
Engineer with Rio Tinto in Spain and Portugal. We have a copy of his employment
from 1886-1899. In 1911 he was presented with an elaborate silver
chalice (with minehead derek attached) as a gift on serving 25 years with
the company. It is a guess that he may have retired soon afterwards...but
where? Was it Malaysia or Africa? Was he married? There
seem to be no records of him in England.
Could this one be included on your noticeboard please?
Apart from this, we have almost completed our family's side of things
should be able to produce a copy of both I'Anson/Thurlby family history
the end of this year.
May this year be a good one for you,
With kind regards,