Solomon Slingo was baptised on June 9, 1805 at St. Julian’s, Wellow, Somerset, England, the eldest child of James Slingo, a mason and his wife Mary Hales. A brother arrived the following year and was baptised on December 28, Both brothers followed in their father’s footsteps to became masons.
My Great-great-grandmother Frances Elizabeth Slingo was born on August 10, 1846 at Wellow, Somerset, England the fourth of six children of stone mason John Slingo and his wife Mary White. What little evidence we have suggests that she spent her childhood in Wellow. In 1861 Frances’s mother died and deprived of her mothers influence she bore an illegitimate daughter, Anne Janet Slingo in 1868.