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THE YOUNG FAMILY

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My paternal grandmother, Dorothea Emilie Constance Young married my grandfather Percy Bradley 14th April 1904 at St Paul`s Church, Hooton, Chester.  Her parents were Col. (Dr.) Thomas Frederic Young and Mary Ellen Baker.  Dorothea was one of 7 children, all born in Bootle, Lancs.

  Dr Young and his wife and children          Dr Young, son-in-law Percy Bradley and grandchildren

The picture above shows a wonderful family portrait of Dr Young, his wife Mary Ellen and the children I think could be Muriel kneeling between her parents, Mary Gwendoline sitting and Dora (my grandmother) standing between her parents. The boys I think could be Frederick William Baker and the youngest James Osman next to their father, and then Thomas Lowbridge next to his mother and Alfred Henry Innes next to him on the end.

The other picture is of Dr Young possibly after the death of his daughter Dora, with son-in-law Percy and from the top of the ladder, George, Ray, Osman, Howard, Nora and Dick.

The first clue I had to Col (Dr) Thomas Frederic Young and his family was from the 1871 census at 47 Plumpton St. Everton, Liverpool (age 21) living with his parents Thomas and Elizabeth Young (nee Perkin), and also his sister Anna age 23, and brother Alfred (Verdgson - now thought to be Naasson!) age 17. Thomas senior was at that time a Master Printer employing 3 men and 2 boys.  All this family were born in Ireland with the exception of Elizabeth Young who, on most census returns claims to be a British Subject born in France in 1820. Thomas senior is later known to be a Wine Merchant - this from Directories and the marriage certificate for Rosa Cecilia. The children of Thomas and Elizabeth were:

Frederick Osman b. 1845 d. May 12 1848 buried in Esker, Dublin

Anna Margaret b. 28 October 1847 d. May 16 1918 Victoria B.C. Canada. Anna Margaret ran a school in Somenos,  which later became well known internationally, with the help of a Miss Geoghagen, daughter of Charles Geoghegan an Irish Naval Military Officer. He passed away in 1929.  Col. Young is buried about 40 feet away from him in the cemetary at Somenos, Victoria, B.C.

Rosa Cecilia b. 20th March 1848 married Edwin Lovegrove, a Divinity Student from Wilford, Notts. on 8th August 1867. Her residence at that time was Everton, Liverpool and her father Thomas, is listed as a Wine Merchant. The witnesses were Thomas Young and Anna Margaret Young. In 1871 Edwin and Rosa are living in Duke Street, Liverpool with their first born son age 2 and Edwin is Curate of St Michaels. After the death of her husband Edwin in 1880  Rosa became a school teacher and ran her own school in Brooke Road. Sir Adrian Boult was a pupil at this school. She acted as Guardian to a few children at Merchant Taylors`, Crosby, Liverpool, her own 3 sons attending there.  In 1881 at 28 Brooke Road, Crosby, Rosa Lovegrove (widow) is living with her three sons.

Thomas Frederic b. 21 April 1852  Dublin d. 1943 Victoria, B.C.

Arthur Wellesley b. 1855 Dublin d. 1855 Dublin

Alfred Naasson b. 1855 Dublin (possibly 22 March if 'Uncle Alf' in Grandmother Dora`s birthday book is one and the same). Alfred was admitted a Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians (LKQCPI) in 1878 (thanks to them for this information) and then became a surgeon with the Cunard Shipping Company. He appears on the 1881 census on  board the MV Olympus, age 26.  He died 8 June, 1882.

Returning to Dublin for a minute, tentative research has not brought too much to light except for the marriage of Thomas Young to Elizabeth Perkin (marriage licence bond) in 1839. There are a few Thomas Youngs listed in directories but it is difficult to say which is the right one. Irish records are notoriously difficult to find as most have been destroyed over the years. Gravestone inscriptions have been found for:

PERKIN - Sacred to the memory of William Perkin, Esq., late Quarter Master of the First Battalion Royal Artillery, who departed this life June 5th 1852 aged 64 years. Also Frederick Osman Young, grandson to the above, who died May 12th 1848 aged 3 years. And Arthur Wellesley Young who died Nov 24th 1855 aged 5 months, grandson of the above. Also Rosanna, Relict of the above William Perkin, who died Nov. 10th 1860 aged 76 years.  These dates give birth dates of  of 1788 for William, and 1784 for Rosanna.

There is a marriage entry in the records (IGI) for Kingston Upon Thames that on the 23rd day of August 1814 William Perkins Bachelor and Rosanna Osmin. No proof at all of course that these are the right people, but certainly raises a question.

Also, but not verified if they are 'our' Youngs

YOUNG - Erected by Mr Myles Young of Lucan in memory of his brother, Thomas Young, who died 15th July 1818 aged 56 years. Also, his father,......Young, who died Dec 1824 aged (7?)8 years. Miles (sic) Young died July 16th 1828 aged 57 years. Anne Young relict died ...25th... 1835 aged 64 years. (gravestone in poor condition).

There are vague references to Naason Young, Spamount, Lucan in connection with land holdings.

There is no specific evidence as yet to confirm that Frederick Osman and Arthur Wellesley were brothers to Thomas Frederic. If they are it would make Arthur and Alfred Naasson twins. The alternative is that they might have been cousins.  In the Dublin City Directory of 1850 there is listed an Arthur Wellesley Young of 142 Lower Gloucester St North (solicitor), also Myles Young, 43 St James` St (surgeon).  Again, thanks to the Royal College of Physicians for the information on Miles Young - he appears in the Enrolement of Certificates Book 1840-1892 for the Apothecaries' Hall of Ireland.