Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Saddington DNA Project - Seasonal Special Offer

I have today received an email from FamilyTreeDNA, which hosts the Saddington DNA Project, regarding their seasonal special offer on test kits.

From today until December 31st 2008, DNA test kits purchased through the Saddington DNA Project will be priced as follows:

Y-DNA (37 markers) - $119 - at today's exchange rate, about £78
Y-DNA (37 markers) + mtDNAPlus - $199 - about £130
Y-DNA (67 markers) - $218 - about £143
Y-DNA (67 markers) + mtDNAPlus - $308) - about £202
mtDNAPlus - $139 - about £91
Full Genomic mtDNA - $395 - about £258
SuperDNA - $613 - about £401

For further information about these various test kits, please go to the Family Tree DNA test description webpage.

Please note that there is a small sum in the Project Fund, which I can allocate towards the cost of a test kit. If you are a male Saddington, or are related to a male Saddington, who would be interested in joining the Saddington DNA Project, please contact me on

Update - Eaton Saddington (circa 1831 - 1892)

This post is an update to my post on Eaton Saddington, originally written on 10 August 2007 and updated on 14 August 2007.

This further information has kindly been supplied by Jamie Richards in Michigan, USA, to whom I am very grateful.

Susanna Saddington, Eaton's mother, died on 3 February 1883, at the age of 74 years, 7 months and 19 days, and is buried in the Pine Grove cemetery in Davison, Genesee County, Michigan. Also buried there is Eaton's younger brother, Thomas, who died on 24 April 1866, aged 20 years, 6 months and 2 days.

Thomas Saddington had joined the 30th Regiment, Michigan Volunteer Infantry, part of the Union Army (the Army of the North), at the age of 18. He was a member of Company I, which was stationed in Detroit, Michigan. The role of the 30th Regiment was to "render the frontier of Michigan secure from the incursion of the disaffected in Canada". He was a Private throughout his time in the Regiment, and died shortly after his discharge from the Union Army. According to Ancestry, his military record can be found on Roll 36 of Film M545 - US Civil War Soldiers 1861-1865.

Eaton's sister, Eliza, is now known to have been born on 11 April 1839 in Denford, Northamptonshire, and died in Davison, Genesee County on 4 February 1883. She was married to Richard Richards, who died in 1906. They are also buried in the Pine Grove cemetery.

Eaton's other sister, Elizabeth, was known in the family as Betsy. She was born on 25 August 1841 in Denford, Northamptonshire and died on 14 August 1921 in Davison, Michigan. She married Sidney Miller, who died in May 1909. They are also buried in the Pine Grove Cemetery.

Eaton and his wife, Emma Jane, had a number of daughters, including one called Mary. This may be Ida May, enumerated in the 1870 US Census, or it may be a later child as yet unlocated. Anyway, Mary married Charles Evans, and had three daughters, Nettie, Pearl and Grace. Unfortunately, both Mary and Charles died from an as yet unknown illness, and their daughters were raised by Mary's sister, Betsy, who I presume is the 1 year old Elizabeth enumerated in the 1870 US Census.

If you are related to this family, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Friday, 14 November 2008

Shoreditch Registration District Marriages - Part 1

The following two marriages come courtesy of Part 1 of Howard Benbrook's Shoreditch RD Marriage Challenge. Hopefully, further marriages will appear at the conclusion of Part 2.

No. 84
Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Hoxton, Middlesex

24 December 1840

Henry Allwright, of full age, Bachelor, Hearth-Rug Maker, Margaret Street, Samuel Allwright (deceased), Beadle
Ann Saddington, of full age, Spinster, -, Margaret Street, Thomas Saddington, Blacksmith

The marriage took place after banns, and was performed by Thomas T Storks, BA, Curate

Both bride and groom signed the register.

Witnesses - George Devine x his mark, Wm Ballard


No. 307

Parish Church of St Mark, Old Street, Middlesex

July 8th 1854

William Tansey, full age, Bachelor, Labourer, 6 James Street, William Tansey, Labourer
Mary Ann Saddington, full age, Spinster, -, 3 James Street, William Saddington, Shop-keeper

The marriage took place after banns, and was performed by Dudley Hart, Curate

Both bride and groom signed the register.

Witnesses - Mary Marsh, Charles Howard


If either of these marriages refer to someone in your family, please do not hesitate to get in touch.