Information is requested by individuals
researching their Slingsby family trees.
Email received from Partricia Graham regarding the decendants of Sir Charles Slingsby. If you have any comments/information regarding this story, please email me at the address on the home page
Here's the story our grandparents told us.
Sir Charles Slingsby married a French lady in France at the time of the French revolution.
He brought her back to England and they had progeny. (a son I think to inherit).
When Sir Charles was drowned in the ferry accident no one could produce a marriage certificate because all the records were destroyed in the churches during the Revolution - or at least the one in question. It seemed that it was not possible to pass on his title and assets, and the estates went to his sister and then to Charles Atkinson.
There is a book in print composed of pioneer letters (it's about Perry's wife's family i.e.Baker )
in which his prospective father-in-law reports that "Aggie is being courted by Perry Fall. He's a pretty good chap, and says he's the son of a baronet."
If things happened as I have related above, it appears that Perry's family was the direct descendent of Sir Charles, albeit they were disinherited. I found a genealogy for Sir Charles which stated that he had no spouse.
This rumour has been in our family for over 100 years now.
I'm wondering how to trace Perry's ancestors, because we all want to know where the Fall name came from.
Perry (no middle name) was born in Tolerton, subdistrict Whixley, City of York, Yorkshire in 1866.. His parents were Mary Selina Perry * and Joseph Fall.
* On Perry's marriage certificate it says Eliza Sarah Perry. Not sure which.
In an interview with an older member of the Fall family, Betty Fall, she told me that Joseph was a surgeon, and that the family was in the midst of an inheritance claim. It was said that Joseph spent his fortune trying to reclaim the Slingsby estate, but that he was not successful.
OneGreatFamily lists a Joseph Fall born 1837 Whitkirk Leeds York. Perry was born 1866 (I also have 1865). Sounds like he could be Perry's father.
I don't know where to proceed from there.
That's my story.