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Which Amos Eastwood is which? Please help :-)

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Which Amos Eastwood is which? Please help :-)

Posted: 1561487320000
Classification: Query
Hello All,

I am hoping for some help separating two Amos Eastwoods.

My great grandfather Willam Roberts (Yorkshire) married Mary Eastwood who was born in Aldershot Hampshire in 1871 and settled in Burnley.

Mary's parents Amos and Anne Cranwell came to Burnley and lived in various other places along the way.

Amos was born between 1825 and 1835 in Yorkshire and died in Burnley 1892 (a month or two before his wife AE remarried). I have found a lot of information including census record from 1871 - 1891.

I located the marriage details of an Amos Eastwood to Anne Cranwell in 1862 when they had their first child. - This is the only one I could find so I ordered it, they were married in the chapel within the London Tower. Amos was a widower and his father's name was William Eastwood (I already knew Ann was younger so he may have been married before).

A lot of his records, including census, marriage and baptism records of his children, refer to him as a Chelsea pensioner or a collier and a couple reference him as a private. A newspaper article of his death also refers to these details, including the Crimean war.

However, whenever I search for Amos Eastwood, I am constantly coming across links to Amos who died in Australia Burnie. According to existing family trees this Amos Eastwood was also born in Yorkshire in 1825-1827, to Amos and Mary Eastwood he was a Chelsea pensioner, a private and a collier. He was sentenced to seven years for striking his officer and then settled in Australia. His life and the life of his wife is very well documented as a mystery.

Can anyone help by confirming the earlier years of my Amos Eastwood who died in Burnley, or the early years of the one who died in Australia
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