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Date: 18th February 2005
From: June Dunnett
John 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:


1871 Census for Howe, Yorkshire:

John Francis Ianson/ Head/Mar/57/Land owner Occupier of Farm 20729****/Melmerby

Mary Ianson/Wife/Mar/48/Dishforth

John Ianson/Son/Un/18/Lieutenant West Yorkshire Militia/Melmerby

5 Servants

Hope this is of interest to I'Anson researchers. 

June Dunnett, Somerset, England 

Date: 13th September 2004 
From: David I'Anson of Darlington 

Dear Maureen 

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  lost permanently.. 
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 is - 


Hope to hear from somebody soon 

David I'Anson 

Date: 13 Jun 2004 
From: Liz Beveridge

Hi Maureen 

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 known. 

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. 

Regard Liz


Date: 13 Mar 2004 

 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 ALCOCK

Date: 5 Mar 2004 
From: Ann Marie Coghlan

Dear Maureen 

I was having another look at the 1851 Census yesterday and came across this little chap. Someone may be looking for him. 


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, 

Best wishes, 
Ann Marie 

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! 

Best wishes 
Ann Marie 

Date: 25 Feb 2004 
From: Ann Burleigh in Australia 

 Dear Maureen 
            I know it is quite a while since I last contacted you.  In the 
meantime I have been busy obtaining more I'Anson information.  It appears 
that a branch of our family in Whitehaven, Cumbria became quite 
distinguished through their various services to their community.  Even the 
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 a 
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 by 
the end of this year. 
    May this year be a good one for you, 
                                        With kind regards, 
                                                           Ann Burleigh
                                                            (nee Thurlby) 


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