Thanks so much for your informative posting of Feb 10, 2006. I am also a descendent of the Mable family. I am sorry that I can not give you any more details about Issac Mable. I am relatively new to genealogy and I am afraid you have garnered much information than I have. As I wrote in an earlier posting my paternal great grandmother was Emily Mable. The details of Emily’s birth remain a mystery. Like you I can not find a birth record for her on UK BMD and I have also learned from the Deputy Registrar at Westminster Register Office that they are unable to trace a record for her. The registrar reports that he has examined the entire sub district of St Mary for 1845 and 1846 without success. I do know that from the 1911 Canadian Census that she was born on September 3, 1845. She died in Langley, BC, Canada on 2nd January 1928 age 82 years.
Now to make things even more interesting, my Dad’s older cousin remembers seeing Emily not far before she died and she remembers her “babbling” in the French language!I also have recently found an old book/novel of Emily’s that was given to her “affectionately from her father William Mable” which is entirely in French. We also have a couple of other French books with her name signed on the inside. So one wonders if she might have had a French mother?? Perhaps she was adopted by William at a young age. Or, perhaps she was born out of wed-lock, her mother died in childbirth and then William took her in and raised her with the help of a nursemaid. I think money was not a huge problem as we also have a couple of beautiful mahogany stationary boxes with her name engraved in pearl on the top.
In an attempt to try and find out more I have recently applied for Sarah Mable’s death certificate. Like you I wonder if this Sarah Piviot (sp?) who is his servant in 1851 is the same one who becomes his wife in 1861. I wonder why we can’t find a marriage record for William and Sarah? William on the 1851 census is listed as married, one wonders where his wife is?
In 1876 Emily married my Great Grandfather William Wright. The witnesses were Anne Phillips and Mary Ann Gree (undecipherable). I do not know who these people are.
As soon as I discover more information I will post it.