Our Hyslop are Irish and emigrated to Liverpool sometime between 1856 and 1861. In the 1861 census the family of Alexander HYSLOP is found at 5th House Walker Court, North Toxteth Park, Liverpool RG9/2699/F135 LDS Film 0543015:
Currently I am attempting to locate where in Ireland the family originates. To this end see Hyslop of Ireland.
I think our Alexander Hyslop had a second wife. I've reached this conclusion because the only Alexander that I can find who died in the right timeframe/place was married to Mary Ann PITT. On their marriage certificate Sep 17 1866 it states that Alexander is a widower and his father is Robert Hyslop, a farmer. The only glitch is I can't find the death of his first wife Ellen. I know she was alive during the 1861 census so she would have died between 1861 and 1866. If I am correct then we now know Alexander's father's name. Perhaps she went back to Ireland to visit rellies and died there. Alexander died Mar 20 1881 of pneumonia, age 61 years, in Liverpool.
James HYSLOP son of Alexander HYSLOP married Sarah CAMPBELL daughter of John CAMPBELL in 1865 in the Church of St. James in the parish of Walton On the Hill in County Lancaster, England. Their address is given as 64 Wolfe St and their ages are both 21 at the time.
James and Sarah HYSLOP are listed in the 1881 census as being born in Ireland and Scotland respectively. However, in the 1891 census James' place of birth is listed as Scotland and the family name is spelled Hislop. Their oldest children, Robert HYSLOP, Ellen HYSLOP and Mary HYSLOP were all born Liverpool. Their youngest as of 1891 was Willie HYSLOP b 1887 in West Ham. Robert's birth certificate shows they were living at 64 Wolfe St, Toxteth Park in 1871.
Note that Jane MURPHY is listed as James' mother in law in the 1871 census. Sarah's father John CAMPBELL must have died, then Jane then remarried a Mr. MURPHY and then he died sometime prior to 1871. Research on Jane Murphy directed at finding Sarah's parents is discussed here.
James and Sarah HYSLOP are listed under reference 3681-76-12 in the 1881 census
The 1891 census of Frederick Road, West Ham (RG 12/1318, Folio 7, page 12) shows the following information:
Robert HYSLOP (s/o Robert HYSLOP and Mary DRISCOLL) m Lena CRISP 5.20.1923. Their children are Iris HYSLOP and Valerie HYSLOP. They lived at Custom House, East London on Berwick St. They divorced in 1940 and Robert boarded thereafter with Lena's step-sister Ivy. He died in 1949. In 1943 Lena married Harry GREEN, an army truck transport driver. Harry, Lena and her daughters emigrated to the United States after World War II in part because their home had been destroyed by the German bombing of London.
Robert's sister Ellen (d/o Robert HYSLOP and Caroline late MCSHANE formerly LANDY) m William Thomas AKHURST on Christmas day in 1930 at St Anne's Catholic Church, Throckmorton Road, Custom House, England.
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