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I realise it’s a long shot but thought I would ask a question of this forum, and apologize for the length of this enquiry. I am seeking any record of Margaret Macrae, who I understand married my relative Daniel Bazalgette in New York. Here is what I know:
Daniel was born in London on 28 Feb 1793 and christened at St George’s (Anglican) Church, Hanover Square on 28 March 1793. According to the family Bible, on Mar 21, 1816: "Daniel Bazalgette took leave of his family to go to New York."
By 1824 they had returned to London and were living at 1, Nottingham Terrace, Regents Park, and were still there in 1828. So it is believed they married sometime between 1816 and 1824 in New York (City probably) and had a daughter, Frances Elizabeth. Daniel became a partner in the firm of Armstrongs and Bazalgettes, who were West India merchants in London.
On Jun 17, 1838 Daniel died of lung cancer at Eastwick House in Evesham, Gloucestershire.
Frances Elizabeth was what at the time would have been called a bluestocking, since her main claim to fame was translating from the German ‘Meditations on the Life and Doctrine of Jesus Christ’, by Nicolas Avancinus, published London, 1875.
After his death, Margaret married Edward Rudge on 13 May 1841 at Marylebone. Margaret died on 3 Sep 1846.
In 1856, Frances Elizabeth was living at Hesketh House, Hesketh Cross, Torquay and died there on Dec 21, 1874.

So I am interested to know if marriage and birth records exist and if there are any relatives or researchers who could place Margaret there at that time, and of course and possible family information about her. Presumably she was a similar age to Daniel but they both died quite young.
Many Thanks for your indulgence,
Charles Bazalgette

Query posted by : Chasbaz

18 Jan 2007 at 20.50
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