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Somerset / Re: Benjamin Holliday born about 1797 in Frome Somerset
« on: Saturday 04 August 18 18:23 BST (UK)  »
Hello Jo

Thank you for you post about Frome FH with suggestions. I apologise for not getting back to you before. I did contact Frome Family History Group about BH, & they kindly did some research for me, but to no avail. They did take quite a few weeks over this [due to issues beyond their control], hence why my reply to you has been so long. I continue to try various tactics to break through my brick wall!

Thanks for your help, best wishes, Michael

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Oxfordshire / Re: Mary Hants born 1772-1776 in Oxfordshire
« on: Monday 23 July 18 19:28 BST (UK)  »
Just to let everyone know, I have broken through this brickwall at last! I have discovered her real surname is 'Hance' & this is confirmed by her baptism record on 5 Oct 1776 in Newington, Oxfordshire, England, which is near to Drayton St Leonard where she married William Gould. Her father is Stephen Hance & her mother is Ann Clark. On her marriage banns & wedding records her name is spelt wrong, namely 'Hants' !!

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Somerset / Re: Benjamin Holliday born about 1797 in Frome Somerset
« on: Friday 22 June 18 23:57 BST (UK)  »
Hi Phil, sorry to take time to get back to you, tied up with other brickwalls! Could I ask you for some of the timeline to your Holliday's on your FT. I have noted there were quite a lot of Hollidays [& name variants] in Frome, Somerset & in Somerset more widely in 1750-1850. The problem is that there are a lot of missing BMD data, possibly partly due to Non-Conformist membership where they don't do infant baptism etc, & possibly missing registration files. Hopefully what data is there will find its way onto the main genealogy websites soon & be easier to find - hope, hope. Look forward to hearing from you. Best wishes, Michael

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Somerset / Re: Benjamin Holliday born about 1797 in Frome Somerset
« on: Tuesday 22 May 18 15:38 BST (UK)  »
Hi Jo, Thanks for your interesting suggestions. I am following up on Thomas Holliday [on ancestry.co.uk]. Regarding baptism at Lydiard Tregoze, I don't think that is my BH as there are a number of Holliday's in that area that remain there when my BH is in East London. With the non-conformist idea that is certainly a possibility, though not carried on in BH or Thomas' life in London [from their BMD church details]. Getting back to Thomas Holliday I hope to do more research on him to see if I can find any concrete links with BH. Again many thanks for your input on this, I am very grateful & would welcome any further thoughts from you, best wishes Michael

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Somerset / Re: Benjamin Holliday born about 1797 in Frome Somerset
« on: Sunday 20 May 18 17:42 BST (UK)  »
Many thanks for that suggestion

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Somerset / Re: Benjamin Holliday born about 1797 in Frome Somerset
« on: Sunday 20 May 18 00:42 BST (UK)  »
I have found numerous Sarah Holliday's in Middlesex around the time of Benjamin & Caroline's wedding. I am not sure whether this could be his mother, sister, cousin or other relative! I'm perplexed

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Somerset / Re: Benjamin Holliday born about 1797 in Frome Somerset
« on: Saturday 19 May 18 23:03 BST (UK)  »
Hello, Thanks for your suggestions. On various genealogy websites [Ancestry, FindMyPast & FreeReg] I have found quite a number of Hollidays [or near spelling variations] in Frome from around 1750-1850 but no direct evidence of his birth details. In the English 1851 & 1861 Censuses he is shown as being born in around 1797 in Frome, Somerset [at the time living in East London & working as a tailor]. However it has been very difficult to find any direct evidence for his birth/baptism, I have even wondered if his baptism was done just before his marriage to Caroline but have found nothing. He is one of my direct descendants so I am very keen to find out his birth/baptism details. Any further info or thoughts would be most welcome. Kind regards, Michael

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Oxfordshire / Re: Mary Hants born 1772-1776 in Oxfordshire
« on: Friday 18 May 18 11:59 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for your help with this

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Oxfordshire / Mary Hants born 1772-1776 in Oxfordshire
« on: Friday 18 May 18 01:07 BST (UK)  »
Hello, Does anyone know any details of this female relative of mine's birth, baptism, & father+mother's names. She married William Gould [1769-1841] in 1802 in Drayton St Leonard, Oxfordshire. She lived in Watlington, Oxfordshire when married until her death there in 1849. Her year of birth estimate is from 1841 English Census data & her death certificate. If anyone has any info about this please let me know, I would be very grateful. Michael

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