John SHORTLAND (1738?-1820)

1 John SHORTLAND (1738?-1820) [273].

Born 1738 (est), place unknown. Marr Mary YOUNG 26 Oct 1776, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Died 28 Mar 1820, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

Sp. Mary YOUNG (1750?-1818) [274], dau. of Francis YOUNG ( - ) [291] and Sarah (YOUNG) ( - ) [292].

1.1 John SHORTLAND (1777?-1823) [275].

Born 1777 (est), Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Christened 5 Oct 1777, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Marr Hannah GOODSPEAD 19 Dec 1801, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Died 17 Oct 1823, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

Sp. Hannah GOODSPEAD (1778?- ) [279].

1.1.1 Mary SHORTLAND (1803?- ) [280].

Born 1803 (est), Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

1.1.2 William SHORTLAND (1804?- ) [281].

Born 1804 (est), Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

1.1.3 Joseph SHORTLAND (1806?- ) [282].

Born 1806 (est), Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

1.1.4 John SHORTLAND (1809?-1810) [283].

Born 1809 (est), Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Died 12 Jul 1810, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Cause: Measles.

1.1.5 John SHORTLAND (1812?-1864) [284].

Born 1812 (est), Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Died 26 Sep 1864, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

Sp. Margaret SHORTLAND ( - ) [617].

Sp. Lydia DIX (1837?- ) [538], dau. of Mary (DIX) (1804- ) [539].

1.1.6 Elizabeth SHORTLAND (1816?- ) [289].

Born 1816 (est), Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Marr William EYERS 1837, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

Sp. William EYERS (1815?- ) [579].

1.1.7 Diana SHORTLAND (1818?- ) [290].

Born 1818 (est), Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

1.2 Ezekiel SHORTLAND (1780?-1853) [276].

Born 1780 (est), Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Bap 17 Jul 1780, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Marr Mary Ann CHILDS 24 Apr 1804, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Died Q2 1853, Hatfield Herts, UK. Hatfield Herts, 3a, p.161.

Ezekiel begot Henry (1809) who married Mary Ann and begot Ezekiel Henry Shortland (1835) in Hertfordshire and Henry William (1855) in Weedon Beck Northampton.

Sp. Mary Ann CHILDS (1785?- ) [285].

1.2.1 Diana SHORTLAND (1804?- ) [286].

Born 1804 (est), Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

1.2.2 Henry SHORTLAND (1806?-1807) [287].

Born 1806 (est), Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Died 29 Nov 1807, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Cause: Fits.

1.2.3 Sarah SHORTLAND (1808- ) [1295].

Born 1808.

1.2.4 Henry SHORTLAND (1809?-bef1851) [288].

Born 1809 (est), Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Died btw 1847 and Mar 1851, Hitchin, Herts., UK.1

Died after conception of Lizzie and 1851 Census.

Sp. Mary Ann PARKER (1811?-aft1901) [438].

1841 census est birth 1817, 1861 & subsq. census est birth 1811.

1.3 Judah SHORTLAND (1783?- ) [277].

Born 1783 (est), Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Bap 19 Oct 1783, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.2 Died.

1.4 Sarah SHORTLAND (1787?-1787) [278].

Born 1787 (est), Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Died 1787, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

1.5 Francis SHORTLAND (1796?-1875) [272].

Born 1796 (est), Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Marr Elizabeth NORWOOD 1814. Marr Jane RIDGEWAY 1831, Hemel Hempstead, UK. Marr Eliza HERBERT 1839, Berkhamsted, Herts. Died Mar 1875, Berkhamsted, Herts.

But now for the real anomalies. The baptismal certs give mother to all his children as "Elizabeth". So where is Jane Ridgeway?
Baptisms:
a) 1816 Mary: Elizabeth "first daughter" of Francis and Elizabeth Shortnall (born 1815)
b) 1835: Ellen, "adult, daughter of Francis & Elizabeth" (born 1818) (presumably "second daughter"?)
c) 1836 20th March: Margaret "third daughter" (born 1821)
d) 1836 20th March: John "second son" (born 1832) (Who was first son?)
e) 1836 20th March: Joseph "third son" (born 1834)
f) 1836 20th March: George "fourth son" (born 1836)

Note that the George born 1836, baptised 1836, is without doubt the same George who died aged 1 in 1837. But we know his mother was Jane Ridgeway who died in 1838.
So it is clear that the recording of "Elizabeth" as mother to ALL the baptised children is a clerical error. Perhaps Francis gave mother of Margaret, the eldest to be baptised, as "Elizabeth" and the clerk recorded them all as of same mother.

Sp. Elizabeth NORWOOD (1786?-1828?) [360].

In 1828 an Elizabeth ShortNALL aged 42 died.

1.5.1 Mary Elizabeth SHORTLAND (1816- ) [361].

Born 1816.

1816 Mary: Elizabeth "first daughter" of Francis and Elizabeth Shortnall (born 1815).

1.5.2 William SHORTLAND (1817-bef1871) [442].

Born 12 Mar 1817, Berkhamsted, Herts. Died bef Apr 1871, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

Sp. Anne GLENISTER (1815?-1905) [443].

Possible death ref: age 92, 3 b 233.

Note on Marriage to William SHORTLAND: Ref: 1851 Census.

1.5.3 Ellen SHORTLAND (1818- ) [362].

Born 1818.

1835: Ellen, "adult, daughter of Francis & Elizabeth" (born 1818).

1.5.4 Margaret SHORTLAND (1821- ) [363].

Born 1821.

1836 20th March: Margaret "third daughter" (born 1821).

Sp. Jane RIDGEWAY (1800?-1838) [358].

Note on Marriage to Francis SHORTLAND: These were the marriage in 1831 of Francis ShortLAND to Jane Ridgeway in Hemel Hempstead with the scrawled signature that looks like SHATTNANL. (Francis bachelor, Jane spinster).

1.5.5 John SHORTLAND (1831-1916) [1].

Born 1831, Berkhamsted, Herts. Bap 1836, Berkhamsted, Herts. Marr Lavinia ROCKELL Q3 1857, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK. Marr Eliza COWELL Q4 1863, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK.3 Marr Rebecca GROVER Q4 1882, Berkhamsted, Herts. Died 23 Feb 1916, Workhouse Infirmary, Saunderton, Buckinghamshire, UK.4 Cause: "Old Age" witnessed by A Preston, Matron, Union House Saunderton.

Born: Berkhamsted 1831.
Baptism: 1836 20th March: John "second son" (born 1832) (Who was first son?)
1851 Census: Lived in digs, with Williams family, 28 Oxford Rd., High Wycombe
Married Levina Rockall, 1st child Clara 1858
Married Eliza Olive Harman, 1st child William 1864
1881 Census: Widowed - Lived at 40 Oxford Rd., High Wycombe
(www.iol.ie/~shortland/residents_of_oxford_rd 1875.htm)
Married Rebecca Groves, 1st child Albert 1885
1891 Census: Married to Rebecca, living at 42 Newland Meadows, High Wycombe.
1901 Census: Married to Rebecca, living at 42 Newland Meadows.

Sp. Lavinia ROCKELL (1835?-1862) [2].

Note 2004: Identified from Frank Shortland's birth certificate as his mother, and most likely John's 1st wife. Appears to have died during, or shortly after, the birth of Harry Vine in 1862.

Note on Marriage to John SHORTLAND: Marriage Ref:
Wycombe, Jul-Sep 1857, 3a 548.

Sp. Eliza COWELL (1843-1879) [73], dau. of James William COWELL (1822- ) [595] and Sarah (COWELL) (1829- ) [596].

William's birth certificate names his mother as Eliza Shortland, previously Harman, formerly Cowell. This enabled us to track down her marriage to the unfortunate Thomas Harman, married at 23, dead at 24.

2nd wife of John Shortland (b. 1831)

Frank's RC baptismal records in Cork give his mother (probably step-mother) as Eliza Olive (Prior?). Must look at this again.

Sp. Rebecca GROVER (1846-1931) [74], dau. of John GROVER (1815?- ) [474] and Margaret (GROVER) (1824?- ) [1352].

3rd wife of John Shortland (1832).

1.5.6 Joseph SHORTLAND5,6,7,8 (1834- ) [309].

Born 1834, Berkhamsted, Herts. Bap 20 Mar 1836, Berkhamsted, Herts. Marr Anna CUNNINGHAM Q4 1861, Berkhamsted, Herts. Marr Clara BERNARD btw 1881 and 1891.

1836 20th March: Joseph "third son" (born 1834).

Sp. Anna CUNNINGHAM9 (1835-bef1891) [461].

Sp. Clara BERNARD (1855?- ) [468].

1.5.7 George SHORTLAND (1836-1837) [359].

Born 1836, Gossom's End, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, UK. Bap 20 Mar 1836. Died 1837, Gossom's End, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, UK.

In 1837 George ShortnALL died aged 1 ("of Gossom's End").

Sp. Eliza HERBERT (1802?- ) [364], dau. of John HERBERT ( - ) [606].

Note on Marriage to Francis SHORTLAND: the marriage in 1839 of Francis ShortNELL to Eliza Lawrence in Gt Berkhamsted. (Francis widower, father John, Eliza widow).

1.6 William SHORTLAND (1801- ) [435].

Born 1801, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Marr Harriet SHERRINGTON 20 Oct 1828, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

Sp. Harriet SHERRINGTON (c. 1802- ) [436].

1.6.1 Hannah SHORTLAND (1828- ) [437].

Born 1828. Bap 28 Dec 1828, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

Hannah's decendants are detailed (to 2006) in a separate GEDCOM file - courtesy of Ancestry.co.uk.

Sp. William DAVIS (c. 1828- ) [452].

Sources

1"1851 Census". Cit. Date: 17 August 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Wife is now a widow
2Latter Day Saints (Mormons), "International Genealogical Index - British Isles".
3"England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index: 1837-1983" (3a662). 1a, 985. Cit. Date: Q4 1863. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: John Shortland, Marylebone (Middlesex) Oct/Nov/Dec 1863 (1a, 985)
4Ibid. 3a, 1113. Cit. Date: Q1 1916. Assessment: Primary evidence.
John Shortland, 83, Wycombe, Jan/Feb/Mar 1916, (3a, 1113)
5"1861 Census". Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: 1861 Census, listed in London, Paddington Parish, Kensington registration district, Marylebone municipal borough in the household of Alfred Keyser at 21 Norfolk Crescent. Joseph Shortland, age 27, is listed as an indoor servant, born in Berkhamstead, Herts. His future wife, Anna Cunningham, age 26, is also listed in this household as a ladies maid, born in Little Melton, Norfolk.
6"1881 Census". Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: 1881 Census, listed in London in Islington registration district at 16 Annette Rd., Joseph Shortland, age 47, born in Gt. Berkhamstead, Herts., was listed as a cabdriver. Also listed were his wife, Anna, age 46, born in L. Melton, Norfolk, and his son Sydney, age 5, scholar, born in Barnsbury, Middlesex.
7"1891 UK Census Online". Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: 1891 Census, listed in Block 6C, Peabody Buildings, in Lambeth registration district. Joseph Shortland, age 57, born in Great Berkhamstead, Herts, was listed as a cabdriver. Listed with him were his new wife, Clara [Barnard], age 56, born in Somers Town, Middlesex, and two of her children from her earlier marriage, Emily S. Barnard, age 20, born in Bethnal Green, and Charles J. Barnard, age 17, a clerk, and also born in Bethnal Green. Joseph's son Sydney Joseph C. Shortland, listed here as Joseph C. Shirtland (sic), age 15, born in Bermondsey, Surrey, was listed as a bookbinder's porter.
8"1901 Census". Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: 1901 Census, listed in St. Pancras, London at 30 Rochester Sq., Joseph Shortland, age 67, born at Gt. Berkhamstead, Herts., was shown as a cabdriver, with his wife Clara, age 66 born in Somers Town, London.
9"1881 Census".