I've been investigating the Scatchard family since I came accross a connection with my family tree: my Gt Gt Grandfather Andrew Foster was a brother-in-law and cousin to Thomas Scatchard b 1830 Bishop Monkton.
The cousin relationship is, I think as follows, if my reasoniong is correct (which it might not - I've frequently been wrong before), for Andrew Foster and Thomas Scatchard to be cousins, then, either:
(a) Andrew’s mother must have been a Scatchard, sister to Thomas’ father, or
(b) Andrew’s father’s sister married a Scatchard.
However, I know that Thomas’ parents are Simon Scatchard and Mary Lofthouse, so option (b) is ruled out. This means that Andrew Foster’s mother must have been a Scatchard, and Simon Scatchard’s sister. As far as I know, Simon had three sisters, Elizabeth, Jane, and Mary. Simon's sister Elizabeth I know married a Pennington. Jane appears never to have married. Therefore it must be Mary who married Andrew Foster's father, also named Andrew. Now, if Mary Scatchard’s husband Andrew Foster died, and she then remarried Matthew Millen, this would also explain how Andrew junior’s wife Mary was noted in the 1861 census as daughter-in-law to Mary Millen. I just lack the evidence!!
During my research, I've also come across a marriage in March 1847 between Mary Buck, b c1825 in Ripon, and Joseph Scatchard, b1825 Bishop Monkton. Is Mary, by any chance, a relation? I've also noted a Bradley Scatchard in my researches, whose parents William and Jane also come from Bishop Monkton, but so far I've not been able to link them with any of the other Scatchards from there.
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