Frances Graham1,2

(circa July 1779 - 3 December 1856)
FatherDavid Graham1 (cir. Mar 1741 - bet. Mar 1810 - Jul 1812)
MotherJane Little1,3 (say 1741 - )
Relationship1st cousin 5 times removed of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Frances Graham was born cir. Jul 1779 in the Par. of Arthuret, CUL, ENG.3 She was baptized on 3 Jul 1779 at Arthuret, Cumberland; Bapt. GRAHAM: Francis Bastard daughter of David Graham of Fauld & Jane Little of Lairdstown (shown on IGI as surname Graham or Little.3,2) She married William Scaife, son of John Scaife and Jane Graham, on 19 May 1808 Arthuret, CUL, ENG; Wit: Stephen Graham, believed to be Frances' cousin.1,4
     Frances Graham died on 3 Dec 1856 Petteril Bank, Par. of Hesket in the Forest, CUL, ENG; Obit: 13th Dec 1856 Carlisle Patriot
"At Petteril Bank in the parish of Hesket in the Forest on the 3rd inst, Frances, the widow of the late Wm Scaife, farmer, Fold, near Longtown, in the 77th year of her age, much respected."5,6,7

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     By 1812 Frances Scaife and William Scaife were living Fauld, nr Longtown, Par. of Arthuret, CUL, ENG, when son David buried.8 In Dec 1817 Frances Scaife and William Scaife were living Longtown, CUL, ENG, assuming Abigal, of the right age, in Longtown, belongs to them.9
     Frances Scafe appeared on the census of 1841 Netherby St, Longtown, Sub Dist Low Longtown, CUL, ENG, as SCAFE: Frances, 60 ag lab; David 3 both b CUL (NB enumerators were instructed to round ages down to the nearest multiple of 5.)10
     Frances Scaif appeared on the census of 1851 Netherby St, Longtown, Sub Dist High Longtown, CUL, ENG, enumerated as SCAIF: Frances, head, wid 71 farmers widow, Parish Relief b Arthuret (no others in household.)5

Wills/bequests

     In the will of Grimston Graham dated 18 Nov 1808 Fauld, nr Longtown, Par. of Arthuret, CUL, ENG, Faney Scafe were left legacies great niece Abigal Scafe (d/o "Will. Scafe & Fanny Scafe his wife") receiving £50 (part of Grimston's legacy from his brother Richard), nephew Steven (son of late brother Andrew) the oak press, niece Faney Scafe (dtr of brother David) the clock and case, niece Abigal Scafe (d/o sister Jeney) a set of silver tea spoons and sugar tongs.11 She was named as an executrix, and beneficiary of the will of David Graham on 2 Mar 1810 Fauld, nr Longtown, Par. of Arthuret, CUL.12

All the other info

     Had a bit of a problem here intially. The IGI, an extracted record, shows a Frances, dtr of a David & Bridget Graham, as baptised in Jul 1780, but dying in August. Yet her uncle Grimston Graham's will leaves her money in 1810 as a married women (Frances Scaife), so she obviously didn't die in 1780, not that I could find a likely baptism. Bridget came up trumps again however, finding a BT entry for an illegitimate Francis (sic) to David and Jane (Little). I'm reasonably happy that I now have the right Frances identified.13 Frances Graham and David Scafe in 1841 were possibly related, ?grdmother/son? David appears to be the son of a Jane Scaiffe, yet to be identified.14,15

Family

William Scaife (May 1784 - bet. 1813 - 1841)
Children
  • Abigail Scaife16 (cir. 1808 - cir. Dec 1817)
  • John Scaife17 (cir. Jun 1810 - Nov 1892)
  • David Scaife8 (bef. 1812 - cir. Apr 1812)
  • James Heward Scaife18 (cir. Mar 1814 - )
ChartsGRAHAM (#1)
GRAHAM (#2)
Last Edited15 Nov 2009

Citations

  1. RootsChat Msge Board online at http://www.rootschat.com, Will 1810 Grimston GRAHAM of Fauld, extract posted Feb 2007 by Bridget, extracted Feb 2007.
  2. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Bap. 1779 Francis LITTLE or GRAHAM, batch C042991, Arthuret, CUL, extracted Apr 2007.
  3. Bridget C, "EM CUL Families: Bridget C," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Bap. 1779 Francis d/o David GRAHAM of Fauld & Jane LITTLE of Lairdstown, from Arthuret BTs, 171, rcvd Feb 2007.
  4. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Marr. 1808 Frances GRAHAM & William SCAIFE, batch M042992, Arthuret, film 6904627, extracted Feb 2007.
  5. 1851 Census (images for ENG, transcriptions for SCT), UK, via Ancestry.com, Longtown, Sub Dist High Longtown, CUL HO107/2428 ED 5b Sched 91, hsehold of Frances SCAIF, extracted Apr 2007.
  6. Www FreeBMD ENG online at http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Dth 1856 Frances SCAIFE, reg. Penrith Dec qtr 10b205, extracted Apr 2007.
  7. Bridget C, "EM CUL Families: Bridget C," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Obit 13 Dec 1856 Frances widow of Wm SCAIFE, Petteril Bank, Hesket in the Forest, CUL, from the Carlisle Patriot, transcr. rcvd Nov 2009.
  8. Bridget C, "EM CUL Families: Bridget C," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Bur. 1812 David s/o William & Frances SCAIFE of Fauld, Arthuret burial registers, rcvd Feb 2007.
  9. Bridget C, "EM CUL Families: Bridget C," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Bur. 1817 Abigal of Longtown, aged 9, Arthuret burial registers, rcvd Feb 2007.
  10. 1841 Census (images for ENG, transcriptions for SCT), UK, Longtown, Sub Dist Low Longtown, CUL HO107/167/2 ED 2 Folio 8 Pg 9, hsehold of Frances SCAFE, extracted Apr 2007.
  11. Will 1808: Grimston GRAHAM (8/11/1808) W801: Copy rcvd Apr 2007.
  12. Will 1810: David GRAHAM (2 Mar 1810) W558: Written 1810 Proved 1812, copy rcvd Apr 2007.
  13. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Bap. & Dth 1780 Frances to David & Bridget GRAHAM, batch C042991, extracted Feb 2007.
  14. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Apr 2007.
  15. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Bap. 1838 David s/o Jane SCAIFE, batch C042992, Arthuret, CUL, extracted Apr 2007.
  16. Bridget C, "EM CUL Families: Bridget C," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Bur. 1817 Abigal SCAIFFE, aged 9 of Longtown, Arthuret burial registers, rcvd Feb 2007.
  17. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Bap. 1810 John to William & Frances SCAIFE, batch C042992, Arthuret, film 6904626, extracted Feb 2007.
  18. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Bap. 1814 James Heward to William & Frances SCAIFE, batch C042992, Arthuret, film 6904626, extracted Feb 2007.

E. & O. E. Some/most parish records are rather hard to read and names, places hard to interpret, particularly if you are unfamiliar with an area.