Surname Saturday

Surname Saturday – Slawson

The first ancestor in my tree with this surname was Ann Slawson.

My ancestral line is:

1 Lois Whimpey

2 Ivon Walter Whimpey (1923-2009)
3 Edith Jean Marr (1922-1990)

6 Wilfred Palmer Marr (1892-1955)
7 Edith Meriden Docwra (1904-1948)

14 Harry Docwra (1866-1934)
15 Emily Alice Oliver (1877-1925)

30 George Oliver (1846-1930)
31 Elizabeth Ann Ball (1856-1909)

62 William Edward Ball (1825-1893)
63 Ann Slawson (1836-1878)

Ann was born 24 August 1836, and christened 20 November 1836 at Brigstock, Northamptonshire, England.  She was the daughter of George Slawson and Elizabeth Skempton.

She married William Edward Ball on 18 January 1855 at St Peter’s Church in Melbourne in the Colony of Victoria, and they had 11 children:

  • Elizabeth Ann Ball (1856-1909)
  • Emma Esther Ball (1859-1923)
  • Alice Ida Ball (1861-1919)
  • Clara Caroline Ball (1862-1948)
  • George Edward Ball (1865-1930)
  • Erick James Ball (1868-1932)
  • Florence Jessy Ball (1871-1942)
  • Martha Agnes Ball (1873-1905)
  • Edla Louisa Ball (1876-1947)
  • Christene Priscilla Ball (1876-1957)
  • Bertha Ellen Ball (1878-1937)

Ann died 11 May 1878 at Bairnsdale in the colony of Victoria and was buried 12 May 1878 at the Bairnsdale Cemetery

126 George Slawson (1810-1889)
127 Elizabeth Skempton (1810-1857)

George Slawson was christened 11 March 1810 at Brigstock, Northamptonshire, England. He was the son of John Slawson and Ann Burgess.

George married Elizabeth Skempton on 14 October 1833 at Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire, England.  They had 9 children:

  • Emma Godfree Slawson (1834-1879)
  • Ann Slawson (1836-1878)
  • John Slawson (1838-1891)
  • George Slawson (1840-1916)
  • Elizabeth Slawson (1843-?)
  • Mary Ann Slawson (1844-1876)
  • Priscilla Slawson (1846-1920)
  • Joseph Slawson (1849-1943)
  • Thomas Burgess Slawson (1852-1866)

George died 25 September 1889 at the Union Workhouse in Thrapston, Northamptonshire, England.

252 John Slawson (1772-1828)
253 Ann Burgess (1776-1852)

John was christened 5 April 1772 at Islip, Northamptonshire, England. He was the son of Joseph Slawson and Ann Preston.

John married Ann Burgess on 6 July 1796 at Stanion, Northamptonshire, England.  They had 7 children:

  • Joseph Slawson (1800-?) Possibly died in 1837 – there is a burial of a Joseph Slawson at Brigstock in 1837, age 36.
  • John Slawson (1802-1802)
  • John Slawson (1804-1890)
  • Thomas Gray Slawson (1806-?) Thomas died before 1851, and probably after 1842.
  • Charles Burgess Slawson (1807-1899)
  • George Slawson (1810-1889)
  • David Slawson (1811-1888)

John died 20 July 1828 at Brigstock, Northamptonshire, England

504 Joseph Slawson (1742-1799)
505 Ann Preston (?-1806)

Joseph Slawson was christened 18 February 1742 at Islip, Northamptonshire, England. He was the son of Joseph Slawson and Sarah Ayre.

Joseph married Ann Preston on 24 August 1767 at Islip.  They had 7 children:

  • Joseph Slawson (1768-?)
  • George Slawson (1770-?)
  • John Slawson (1772-1828)
  • Hannah Slawson (1776-1778)
  • Ann Slawson (1777-1805)
  • Jane Slawson (1781-?)
  • Ephraim Slawson (1783-1857)

Joseph was buried 19 January 1799 at Islip.

1008 Joseph Slawson
1009 Sarah Ayre

Joseph was possibly christened 27 December 1705 at Lubenham, Leicestershire, England, with parents listed as Georg and Jeane.

Joseph married Sarah Ayre on 11 July 1739 at Islip, Northamptonshire, England.  They had 4 children that we can confirm:

  • Jane Slawson baptism 13 April 1740 at Islip
  • Sarah Slawson baptism 11 November 1741 at Islip
  • Joseph Slawson baptism 16 February 1742 at Islip
  • George Slawson baptism 7 June 1745 at Islip

Joseph was possibly buried 31 May 1756 at Islip, according to a family tree at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jleatham&id=I22436

However, I haven’t been able to find this burial in the Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1532-1812 collection at Ancestry.

I also haven’t been able to find any records to confirm the earlier generations on this family tree.

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