Hi Alan I'm so pleased I requested this Forum to be set up - you look like the answer to my prayers!!It's great to meet you.I have a note of the marriage of Matthew Clavering and Isable Noble - it's fantastic to see a dry and dusty record come alive in the shape of one of their descendants.
Here's what I know or have guessed so far about my Clavering line.
My father (a Glaswegian) was the son of Ernest Danforth, b.1878/9 (location unknown) to parents Isabella Clavering and William Danforth who were living in Camlachie, Glasgow at the 1891 Census).I don't know yet when or where they got married or any dates at all for William, but have a record for the death of an Isabella Clavering in Dennistoun, Lanark in 1906.I've found no other Claverings at all in that part of Scotland so I'm pretty sure it's her.
What I do know about this Isabella Clavering is that she married a Joseph Arthur Tamplin before she met and married my great-grandfather William Danforth.She married her Tamplin in Manchester Cathedral on 14 April 1873 (marriage certificate on order from PRO so I can find out who her parents were).
A swift bit of maths will show that she had only 5 or 6 years to shuffle off her Tamplin, meet and marry my ggrandfather and produce my grandfather Ernest Danforth in 1878/9.My mother insists on hearing Ernest say that he moved to Glasgow with his parents when he was a baby from YORKSHIRE.In searches so far Danforths are short on the ground in Yorkshire except in Barnsley so I've asked Barnsley FHS to have a look for the Clavering/Danforth marriage and/or Ernest's birth.But I wonder if she and William went back to her family in the North East???It's all a great mystery which I'm keen to unravel.How did a twig off the mighty Clavering tree end up in the 1890's Gorbals, married to a "hammerman"?
From here on I'm COMPLETELY guessing.From info given me by Harry Coxon, my Isabella Clavering was probably born 1845 in Gateshead to Robert Clavering and Isabella Corbitt.It seems they had 4 other children: Robert Walker, Henry, Dorothy Jane and Edward, all born in Gateshead.
I think this Robert Clavering may have been the son of a Dorothy Walker and yet another Robert Clavering, who in turn may be the son of a Matthew Clavering who was b. ca. 1765 and m. to an unknown Hanna (so it's not your particular Matthew).And Isabella Corbitt may be the daughter of Henry Corbitt and Ann Todd.
If any of these names and locations ring any bells for you, it will be great to hear, especially of course if you know anything about my great-grandmother Isabella or her family before or after her Tamplin marriage in 1873.
Look forward to hearing from you again - perhaps you'll send me your Clavering family tree? - and thanks for responding. Best wishes Celia Renshaw