This is not specifically a follow-up to this thread but I have noted your expertise in the geographical area of my Revell lineage. Perhaps you might recognize something that could help my search. Specifically, there may be a connection that you know of connecting Robert Revell (1735-45) of Mansfield to the Ogston Revells. Thank you.
Our earliest known ancestor was Aaron Revell who married Ann Brownlow in Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England in 1815. They had at least 4-5 children:
Mary Revell b. 1816 John Brownlow Revell b. 1818 George Revell b. 1820 Emma Eliza Revell b. 1825and probably Sarah Revellb. 1832
This George Revell (above) appeared in the 1851 Census in Carmarthen, Wales before emigrating to New Zealand in 1863.
One of his children was George Aaron Revell b. 1855 who is our patriarchal line.
The direct family tree is complete from 1815. However, nothing was known of possible cousins in England, either from the lineage of John Brownlow Revell or possible siblings of Aaron Revell. This may have been a second marriage for Aaron (see below).
John Brownlow Revell married Rebecca Kime in Caistor, Lincolnshire 1843. The marriage registry shows her as Rebecca Sharp although her father is listed as Joseph Kime and she uses that name in all subsequent Censi.
In the 1851 Census, John Revell and Rebecca (nee Kime) reside in Hull. They have 3 children with them on census night John 10, Joseph 7, (both born in Caistor, Lincs.) and Ann Ely (Elizabeth) 3 (born in Hull, Yorks.)
John Brownlow died presumably some time between 1851 and 1861 because…
In the 1861 Census Rebecca is head of the Hull household and is listed as Widow. John (20) is not there, but Joseph 17, George 15 and Ann E 13 are at home with her.
So far I can trace nothing regarding John (I will continue to search).
B. Joseph Revell
1844- married Jane A. Robinson and in the 1871 Census both reside at his father-in-law Joseph Robinson’s house in Hull. In the 1881 Census Joseph is not present. Jane A. (Annuitant) is listed as married and head of household in Keyingham and has 3 children: HerbertR.b.1872 ArtherJb.1875 HenryB.b.1880
Note: There is also a boarder named Henry Barrett and sons Henry and Albert (below) have middle Initial B. It is quite possible Joseph deceased before 1880 and these latter boys are the sons of Henry Barrett, because…
In the 1901 Census Jane A. is listed as Widow and has one more son Albert B.b. 1886XHenry Barrett still resides with the family.
C. George Revell
1845-1909, married Mary Ann Sheperdson .He is a tannery laborer.
They lived in Woodmansey cum Beverley Parks and Beverley St. Martin at least until 1901 where in the Census we find he had 11 children, 9 of whom still resided at home. They are:
Georgeb.1873(also tannery laborer) Ellen Bb. 1878 Aaronb. 1880(also tannery laborer) James b. 1882 Elizabethb.1885 Marthab.1887 Frederickb.1888 Mary Ab.1890 Ann Mb.1892 Christopherb.1894 VictoriaMb.1898
Of the above, George is known to have married Sarah A. and had 2 children by 1901: Mabelb. 1899 Arthurb.1901
And Aaron married in 1901, served in WWI and died in 1953.
It is therefore virtually certain that we will have numerous cousins descended from John Brownlow Revell, many of whom probably still live in the Hull-Beverley area.
A.Aaron Rovell Owing to variant spellings of the name Revell in the international databases it was very difficult to find Aaron Revell, who married Ann Brownlow in 1815.
A hired genealogist found an Aaron Revell in the 1841 census aged 72, boarding in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. The only birth record of an Aaron Revell was misspelled as Aaron Rovell b. Knaresborough Yorks. 1768. This meant the two listings probably referred to the same individual but there was no proof that he was our relative.
In any case, in 1815 he would already have been a middle-aged man (47). I found an earlier marriage record of an Aaron Rivoll to Catharine Watson in Gateshead, Durham 1792 which is a likely earlier marriage but no obvious issue except that a Richard Revell was born in 1793 in Gateshead. But I can find no record of his parents.
It is therefore somewhat possible that we have cousins in the Durham area.
Ultimately the strongest Mansfield connection became apparent. In the 1851 Census, Ann Revell, Aaron’s sister (now 83, b. Knaresborough))is lodging in Mansfield with niece Mary Revell (35, b. Hull), Aaron’s eldest daughter!
I also found that Aaron was one of probably 7 children.
Robert Revilb. Mansfield, Notts. in about 1735-7 married Mary M., b. 1737. They had 7 children, some of them born, like Aaron in Knaresborough but several of them were born in Mansfield.
Robertb.1765 Mansfield(he is the only one I’m not certain of - see probable marriages below) Penelopeb. 1766Knaresborough Annb.1768 Knaresborough Aaronb.1769 Knaresborough Mosesb.1772 Mansfieldm. Fanny Spur (b. 1783 Radford)1803 Radford Mary Ann b.1774 Mansfield Thomasb.1775 Mansfield
Robert Revell marriages: 1791 Robert Revellm. Grace Duess in Mansfield 1792Annb. mansfieldto robert/grace 1795 Robertb. mansfieldto robert/gracem.Sarah Short mansfield 1822Robert b. 1824
1800 Robert Revell (widower 34) m Ann Cutts (widow 44) 1805 Robert Revell(widower) m. Mary Proctor b. about 1767 in MansfieldMary b 1806 John b 1810
It is therefore highly probable that Revell cousins will be found in the Mansfield-Nottingham area to this day, descendants of Robert, Moses and Thomas Revell.