23. Selina (Lena) Jane4 French (Mary Ann3 Wilde, William2 Wild(e), William1 Wilde) was born in Edmondsley, Co. Durham 24 March 1881. Details taken from family bible. Mormon's 1881 Census cd says she was 1 week old Selina died about 1967. Granddaughter believes she died aged 86.

She married Henry William Sedgwick in Chester-le-Street district, Co Durham, 1 January 1906. Details taken from family bible. Free BMD has an entry for quarter 1 1906 in the Chester-le-Street district.

Henry was born in Hipswell, Yorkshire about 1879. Information from Sedgwick web site. www.sedgwickuk.org. 1911 Census c onfirms place of birth. Henry was the son of James Sedgwick and Isabell or Isabella ?.

Henry died about 1941. He was listed as head of household in the 1881 census in Garden House, Hipswell, Yorkshire. RG11 Piece 4880, Folio 71, Page 5 shows James 33 farm labourer born Pa trick Brompton, Isabell 37 born Richmond, John James 7 born Browney, Du rham, George 4 born Hipswell, Emily Louisa 3 born Hipswell and Henry Wi lliam 1 born Hipswell. Only Henry has been recorded on my software

He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census in North Newfield, Pelton, Co. Durham. RG12 Piece 4121, Folio 131, Page 1 shows James 42 agricultural laboure r born Patrick Brompton, Isabella 46 born Richmond, John James agricult ural labourer born Brownery (should be Browney) Durham, George 14 born H ipswell, Emily Louisa 12 scholar born Hipswell, Henry William 11 schola r born Hipswell, Frederick Walter(?) 9 scholar born Croft and Harriet L izzie 7 scholar born Hipswell.

He was listed as head of household in the 1901 census in Colborn, Richmond, Yorkshire. RG13 Piece 4611, Folio 47, Page 2 shows James 53 woodman born Patrick B rompton, Isabella 56 born Richmond, Emily 22 domestic housemaid born Hi pswell, William 21 horseman on farm born Hipswell and David 9 born Pelt on Fell.

He was listed as head of household in the 1911 UK Census in Colborn, Richmond, Yorkshire. RG14PN29479 RG78PN1711 RD542 SD2 ED5 SN16 shows H. W. (only initials) f arm labourer born Hipswell, S. J. (initials only) 30 born Sunderland ma rried 5 years, William Junior 2 born Hipswell, Fred 11 months born Hipswell and G (initial only) Sedgwick 34 farm labourer born Hipswell. H W and SJ had 3 children all living. The other child is with his grandpa rents.

She was listed as head of household in the 1881 census in Wellington Row, Edmondsley, Co. Durham. RG11 Piece 4980 Folio 79 Page 39. The family is shown as "Frank" but the original census has been examined and it is "French". Samuel 31 agricultural labourer, Mary Ann 24, Newcomb William 3, Mary Elizabeth 1 and Selina 1 week.

She was listed as head of household in the 1891 census in 18 St Mark's Road North, Sunderland, Co. Durham. RG12 Piece 4128, Folio, 49, Page 19. Samuel aged 41 a coachman domestic servant, Mary 33, Newcombe 13, Mary 11, Selina 10, Harriet 7, Alfred 5, Ada 2 and Ruth 7 months.

She was listed as head of household in the 1901 census in North Cowton, North Yorkshire. RG13 Piece 4611, Folio 55 Page 4 shows Lena aged 20 a General Domestic Servant born Edmondsley for Joseph Hall a farmer and his wife Elizabeth. Because of software limitations Lena is shown as head of household instead of servant. Her name in the transcription is shown as Jane instead of Lena.

She was listed as head of household in the 1911 UK Census in Colborn, Richmond, Yorkshire. RG14PN29479 RG78PN1711 RD542 SD2 ED5 SN16 shows H. W. (only initials) farm labourer born Hipswell, S. J. (initials only) 30 born Sunderland married 5 years, William Junior 2 born Hipswell, Fred 11 months born Hipswell and G (initial only) Sedgwick 34 farm labourer born Hipswell. HW and SJ had 3 children all living. The other child is with his grandparents.

Selina (Lena) Jane French and Henry William Sedgwick had the following children:

child + 47 i. Alfred James5 Sedgwick was born 1 July 1906.

child + 48 ii. William Sedgwick (still alive).

child + 49 iii. Samuel? Fred Sedgwick (still alive).

child + 50 iv. Arthur Sedgwick (still alive).

child 51 v. Edwin Sedgwick was born in Richmond, Yorkshire district December 1915. Free BMD has an entry Ref. Volume 9D Page 1152. it shows the mother's maiden name as French. Edwin died December 1918 in Richmond, Yorkshire district, at 3 years of age. Free BMD has an entry Ref. Volume 9D Page 1550 showing age at death as 3.

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