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Oxfordshire / Re: John Haynes & Mary Holloway marriage 1742
« on: Thursday 06 December 18 12:47 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Alan,

I've looked that up and see who you mean thanks. 

On An****ry there is an image from the parish records with Holloway and one from presumably the BTs with Halloway. 

The baptism year was actually 1724 but in either case in 1742 she was not twenty as she claimed, maybe the reason for the special licence - her parents objecting?

Oxfordshire / John Haynes & Mary Holloway marriage 1742
« on: Thursday 06 December 18 11:06 GMT (UK)  »
John and Mary were married by licence at Caversham.  I have copies of the licence and the parish record, from these I can see John is from Tylehurst (Tilehurst) in Berks but I can't make out Mary's parish in Oxon.

I suspect it's supposed to be Goring but would value others opinion or may be it's another parish I've never heard of.

The marriage record isn't the best quality, it's as supplied by the Record Office.


Agree with the above plus it looks like a 'smudge' through the damp ink or with a dampened finger to make the incorrect entry more obvious than the single strike through?

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Where in Kilnhill?
« on: Sunday 02 December 18 10:08 GMT (UK)  »
One of my wife's ancestors not only recorded the time of each child's birth, to the second!, in the family bibles - his family's and his wife's family's - but also on the birth certificates.  He also did the same for every death recorded, some of his children but also parents and siblings.  He also in the bibles recorded notes about the births, not too long labour or similar but against his children's deaths the cause and how they bore their illness - makes very lump in the throat reading as his raw emotions and the tragedy of the situation are totally on display. From memory he had a large family, ten or twelve children, and over half died within two years of birth and another in her early teens.  So sad.

Berkshire / Re: William Elderfield - married about 1710-1714 Berks
« on: Wednesday 28 November 18 10:09 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Alan,

It might also be worth looking in Oxfordshire, the OFHS do have Harwell's parish records amongst their parish records CDs so I guess Harwell was at one time in Oxfordshire.  I've checked my collection of OFHS CDs but unfortunately Harwell isn't amongst them, my ancestors were based more to the East of the county.

In case you want to buy the CD that it's on their reference number is OXF-WAN02.  This CD also includes the parishes of Ardington, Blewbury, Denchworth, East Challow, East Hendred, Goosey, Upton and West Hendred.  I don't know that area too well so don't know if any of these are contiguous to Harwell.

Just checked, East Hendred is contiguous.  The other contiguous parishes are Milton (AB01), Chilton (WAN01), W,Hagbourne (WAL02?) and Didcot (WAL02).

OFHS have a map of all the parishes which might help you spread out from Harwell.

Berkshire / Re: William Elderfield - married about 1710-1714 Berks
« on: Tuesday 27 November 18 10:27 GMT (UK)  »
Can't find anything in the BFHS Berkshire marriages index or on Ancestry, Family Search or Findmypast.

Sussex / Re: GURR of RYE in 16th century
« on: Saturday 24 November 18 16:22 GMT (UK)  »
Welcome to RootsChat.

Not sure if any of these baptisms will help - first three parishes are close together if the family moved about for work.

Keymer St Cosmos & St Damian:

Thomas 04 Jan 1720/21 s/o Thomas & Elizabeth probable burial 09 Feb 1720 s/o Thomas

Fletching St Andrew & St Mary the Virgin:

Joan 20 Feb 1722/23 d/o Thomas & Elizabeth  #

John 20 Feb 1722 s/o Thomas & Elizabeth  #

#  Two entries in SFHG transcriptions, not sure if same person or siblings, possibly baptised at same time but different births.

Bolney St Mary Magdelene:

Elizabeth 05 Apr 1724 d/o Thomas & Elizabeth

John 29 Dec 1726 s/o Thomas & Elizabeth

Charles 27 May 1728 s/o Thomas & Elizabeth

These seem a bit too far away from the original parish, Keymer but are getting nearer to Rye..


Thomas 18 Jan 1728 s/o Thomas & Elizabeth

Sarah 17 Oct 1736 d/o Thomas & Elizabeth


Ann 02 Feb 1733 d/o Thomas & Elizabeth

Mary 02 Feb 1736 d/o Thomas & Elizabeth


Mary 24 Dec 1738 d/o Thomas & Elizabeth

Thomas 01 Apr 1744 s/o Thomas & Elizabeth

Lara 02 Feb 1745 d/o Thomas & Elizabeth

Sarah 02 Feb 1745 d/o Thomas & Elizabeth

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Where and When - in London
« on: Wednesday 21 November 18 17:30 GMT (UK)  »
They were hardy travelers in those days weren't, somewhat different to today's coaches.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Can anyone decipher this place in Ireland?
« on: Tuesday 20 November 18 16:36 GMT (UK)  »
An Longfort is the Irish name for Longford

It's the county town of Longford - Google has some info on it.

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