Date: 11 Nov 2000
From: Sue Consadine (extracts)
Following my last e mail [see below]
. . . The only Robert I can find born about 1842 is a Robert
born again in Lancaster. All roads seem to go to Lancaster.
[NB I have two Lancashire Robert Janson/Iansons
baptised 30 Jan 1844 in Warton; one was the son of James Janson/Ianson
and Isabella, the other the son of William Janson/Ianson and Margaret Towson.
No other info yet on these two lines. Is there anyone out there researching
Lancashire Iansons?? MLI]
Other information which may be useful to other Iansons is that
I have found the following buried in Division Road Cemetery Hull, number
on plan 3619. Records at Beverley as the cemetery was flattened in the
70s - 80s I think.
John Sanderson Ianson 14.5.1877 aged 37
Jane Ianson 10.12.1922 aged 77
Robert Ianson 9.4.1946 aged 73
Date: 20 Oct 2000
From: Sue Considine in UK
I wonder if you or other fellow I'ansons can help me. I have still
not been able to obtain a copy of the birth certificate of Robert I'anson
b 1866 Lancaster.
I wrote to Southport asking for a copy of Robert I'ansons birth certificate
quoting information from St. Catherines House Index and Roberts marriage
certificate which stated that his father was also called Robert and that
he was born Lancaster. They wrote back saying the index was incorrect,
so I wrote again this time with no index number just Robert I'anson b 1866
Lancaster father named Robert. They wrote back saying no entry for
Robert I'anson b 1866 father named Robert. My last hope is to send
for copy of his birth certificate but this time no fathers name, as possibly,
the information on Roberts marriage certificate was not correct ie his
father was not Robert. Does it make a difference as to whether there
is an apostopre in the I'anson name or not will they only search for the
name as written in application?
Of course the information on St. Catherines House Index could also be
incorrect, has any other researcher had a similar experience?
I've searched the 1881 census but to date no luck for that year, although
there is a possiblity I've missed an entry. He would have been 15
in 1881 so its possible he was working away from home. Has anyone
got any ideas on how else I could find information reference Robert other
than visiting Family Records Centre and searching the entries myself?.
I have written to Lancaster Record Office also and they have no entry.
Although this could be due to boundary changes over the years I suppose.
My instinct is that the Robert on St. Catherines House Index b 1866 Lancaster
is the one I'm looking for. Can any fellow I'anson help???
Best wishes to fellow I'anson researchers