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A Brief Family History
BIRTHS GRO INDEX
MARRIAGES GRO INDEX
DEATHS GRO INDEX
THE FIRST FAMILY
CURRENT RESEARCH
CERTIFICATES
1841 CENSUS
1851 CENSUS
1861 CENSUS
1871 CENSUS
1881 CENSUS
1891 CENSUS
1901 CENSUS
1911 CENSUS
SANCASTER EMIGRATION
SANCASTERS IN THE USA
SCOTTISH RECORDS
PHOTOS
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This web site has evolved into a Sancaster Data Base and I hope it is of interest to all those with Sancaster ancestry.

It started out as a section of my own family history site but it became that large I created this site and it is now dedicated to Sancaster Information.

The Site has grown as more information became available. I have also managed to get more certificates and of course Sancasters have contacted me over the years.

This Sancaster Data Base was started when I couldn't find any information about my Great Great Grandmother Ann Sancaster or for that matter any Sancasters. There are even no entries for Sancaster in the original LDS 1881 British Census CD set due to transcription errors. If you look at the 1881 Census tab above you'll see that they were there all along you just needed to know where to look. These errors have now been corrected on Ancestry.co.uk and a search now brings up Sancasters.I hope that the information in this site will be of help all people with Sancasters in their ancestry. The transcription errors of many entries, particularly in the US census' is a bit of a problem but gradually the information is being identified. I trawled through the GRO indexes from 1838 to 1900 and extracted the information for every Sancaster I could find. That has resulted in the GRO index sheets on this site. Of course it has now all been extracted by others and the best source of GRO indexes is on the FreeBDM website.

If anyone knows any information about Sancasters prior to 1820 I would be very grateful for any help. All we know about Thomas born in 1820 is that he was born in Penrith and from his marriage certificate of 1857 that his father was John Sancaster and his occupation was given as a Miller.

There are a few entries for Sankester but nothing to connect them to Thomas. There are some entries in the GRO Index with births entered as Sankester and Sankaster and there are couple of deaths in Leicester with the surname Sanckster but nothing to connect them to Thomas.

I would be particularly interested in any photographs of the "First Family" John died in 1949 at the age of 83, Ann Kenion (Sancaster)  died in 1938 age 80, Robert died in 1914 at the age 73 and Thomas died in 1913, age 67. Hopefully there should be photographs of these four somewhere. Anne is in my line but sadly I only have a photograph of her daughter. If someone has any photo's I would grateful if you could send a scanned copy and I will put it up on the site.

This as a work continues to progress and I will continue to update this when I can.
 
UPDATES
 
(12 May 2005)
1861 Census updated and 1871 Census added.
 
(16 May 2005)
The marriage of Thomas Sancaster and Elizabeth Fulthorp
6th September 1857 Added thanks to research by Leslie Sancaster
 
(8th September 2010)
Update to GRO Births, Marriages and Deaths with added comments
Start of First Family page.
 
(9th September 2010)
1841 and 1851 Census added. 1861 & 1871 census updated.
 
(28 September 2010)
1881, 1891, 1901 updated. 1911 census started
 
(13 November 2013)
First Family Updated
 
(16 November 2013)
Current Research Added

(21 December 2013)
Additional information added to First Family for Elizabeth Sancaster (1845)
 

Acknowledgments

I would like to acknowledge the help I have received from Maureen Toward for getting this data base started. Her initial input has made it all possible.

Please get in touch and let me know what you think of the site.