I'ANSON international

poet and gold prospector 
from Middleham,Yorkshire to Newark, New Jersey
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  • Miles Jones I'Anson was baptized on 6 November 1835 at Middleham, NRY, ENG
  • He appeared on the census of 1841 at High Market Place, Middleham, NRY, ENG: 
    JONES Stephen/70/shoemaker/Y 
    IANSON Samuel/30/tailor/Y
    IANSON Robert/10/Y 
    IANSON Elizabeth/8/Y 
    IANSON Miles/6/Y. 
  • He appeared on the 1850 Newark, New Jersey Census (as a border with the Dunbar family - #34):

  • "Miles Ianson; 16 yrs., Porter, born England"
  • He married Elizabeth V. Flintoft, daughter of John Flintoft and Elizabeth I'Anson, before 1862 at Newark, Essex, NJ, USA. 

  • Children:
      Alice I'Anson  (b. circa 1872)
      Beatrice I'Anson (b. circa 1875)
      Miles I'Anson  (b. circa 1876)
  • In 1880 census USA he appeared as Miles J. Adson. 
  • c.1875 he was photographed at a studio in Valparaiso with all the kit of a gold prospector (from a photo album inherited by Tim Morrell).  He was on his way to join the California Gold Rush.
  • Between 1875 and 1891 he was a mining engineer in California
  • In 1891 his book of verse "A Vision of Misery Hill" was published in New York and London - there is a copy in the British Library.
  • He died in 1917 aged 82. He was buried on 20 November 1917 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Newark, Essex, NJ, USA.
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