Re: William Chisholm & Sarah Cook mar. 1821 Bristol
Hi Sheila, Apologies for delay in replying.
Since I last contacted you I have also read your messages with Marie Collins.
I am still no further with what became of our 3 x great grandparents William & Sarah Chisholm.
If they emigrated before 1841 it seems odd that their sons William & Henry did not accompany them as they were under 20.
Unless William was transported. I have found some mention of a convict called William Chisholm in Australia but as we do not even know the year our William was born it makes it very difficult to confirm what became of him? As William & Sarah appear not to have had any more children in Bristol it looks like either one of them died soon after Henry was born or that one or both of them moved away from the area.
I also find it odd that I can find hardly any baptisms of Henry's children which makes me think they were probably not Church of England. I have not even been able to find the marriage of Henry Chisholm & Emma Webb. They are both shown as single in 1851 census & their first child Elizabeth was registered in q/e Dec 1852 so it appears quite a narrow window - perhaps if his father William was Scottish they may have gone to Scotland to get married. I already have Eliza Ellen's (my great grandmothers) birth certificate which shows them as married as does the 1861 census. I might get Elizabeth's birth certificate to see what it says there.
It is a coincidence your family moving from Bristol to Exeter because my eldest daughter Emma Louise Crane (born 29/10/1986) went to university in Exeter & met her future husband Simon Davis in Exeter & they were married at St.Thomas Methodist church on 01/08/2009 . She now lives near Polsloe Bridge station & I have a granddaughter Lily Rosana Davis that was born in Exeter on 21/09/2011.
This means that I regularly visit Exeter to see them.
Bye for now Geoff