The Family of Charlotte Panton

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John Panton-His Story

John Panton was born to James Panton (a grocer’s porter born around 1786) in about 1804. He was christened at Saint Mary Magdalane’s Church in Lincoln on March  4th, 1804. John ‘s mother was called Rebecca and she was born in Kealby Lincolnshire in 1775. According to the 1851 census. James Panton died August 16th, …

A Sum too Small for a Clever Mechanic..

Newspapers describe the theft from Edward Scrivener in great detail. It would seem it was not John Panton’s first such attempt. Mr Scrivener had encountered John Panton leaving with a sack. Upon being questioned Panton told his employer that the sack contained only tallow croak.(I presume tallow croak would be the remnants from making the …

“I try to stay in a state of confusion, just because of the expression it leaves on my face”. Johnny Depp

Edward Scrivener eventually sold his extensive property in 1858, at which point it is described as having been run as a successful business for more than fifty years.(Lincolnshire Chronicle, Friday 15 October, 1858). I do know John Panton was still working as a tallow chandler in 1862, as that is how he describes himself on …

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  Sometimes in genealogy and also often in any form of detective work, it is necessary to go back to the drawing board. Today I found the need to do this myself, asking What do I actually know for certain? Well as it transpired, very little. I had built assumptions upon assumptions. Today I checked …