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Leicestershire / Re: Blackfordby marriages
« on: Wednesday 24 October 18 18:58 BST (UK)  »
Thanks everyone for your help; sometimes you just can't see the wood for the trees  ::)


P.S. Just re-checked the 1860 US census, and Elizabeth is listed as "Betsey"

Leicestershire / Blackfordby marriages
« on: Wednesday 24 October 18 10:21 BST (UK)  »
I'm searching for the marriage between one John Stonyer and his wife Elizabeth. John was born c1799 in Seighford in Staffordshire to Richard Stonyer and Mary Oakden, had 7 siblings, and as far as I can tell at the moment married Elizabeth about 1823. They had three children, Martha, born and baptised  1824 in Blackfordby, Mary, born and baptised in Measham, and finally John Thomas, born and baptised in Burton-upon-Trent. Martha later married Peter Heath and migrated to the US (when immigrants were welcome ;) ). John and Elizabeth went with them and John continued his trade as a miller in Albany, in New York state.

I'm assuming that John and Elizabeth married in Blackfordby, but there's no marriages listed online between 1775 and 1832, the time during which John and Elizabeth married. Were marriages carried out at Blackfordby during that time? Have the PRs been lost? Or am I just looking in the wrong place?

I'm trying to find out Elizabeth's maiden name, and where she actually came from. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Where did Sarah live?
« on: Wednesday 24 October 18 10:03 BST (UK)  »
Treetotal, Gadget, thank you. I had read Clifton, but wasn't sure. I've just taken a look at as I knew that John Stonyer lived at Sides Mill near Snelston. As is usually the case, it's right in the bottom left corner of one of the maps covering Snelston, but just north east is Clifton!


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Where did Sarah live?
« on: Tuesday 23 October 18 23:26 BST (UK)  »
Anyone help with deciphering where Sarah Fletcher lived? This is from the Snelston, Derbyshire marriage PR. So far I have ...

John Stonyer of this parish in the County of Derby and Sarah Fletcher of ? of the Parish of ? in the County of Derby married in this Church by [Licence?] This second day of March in the One thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Two by me Wm Berresford, Curate. John and Sarah both signed. Witnesses Joseph Longstaff and John Thompson

Image is from Ancestry.


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: I think I can make out most of this ...
« on: Monday 22 October 18 15:12 BST (UK)  »
Who said uncommon/unusual names were easy to research  ;D ;D ;D. Thanks, Bookbox. I'd seen John's earlier marriage bond to Sarah Fletcher. She died in 1790 in Mayfield, and is buried there.

I thought Sarah (Harrison, that is) could have a middle name of Ann? Fillers seem to be long dashes elsewhere ...

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: I think I can make out most of this ...
« on: Monday 22 October 18 12:45 BST (UK)  »
Dovebridge/Doveridge makes sense, they're close-ish parishes.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: I think I can make out most of this ...
« on: Monday 22 October 18 12:41 BST (UK)  »
I don't think Sarah's parish is Derby as whatever it is doesn't match other occurrences of Derby. I've got a list of parishes in Derbyshire that start with a D, and it doesn't seem to be any of them :(
John's parish is Snelston. Christopher ? seems to be an officiating minister rather than the vicar. Previous entries have Thomas Benjamin as the rector. The image is from Ancestry; there's not one on FindMyPast, and only a transcription on Familysearch.

Sarah has a middle name?

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / I think I can make out most of this ...
« on: Monday 22 October 18 11:59 BST (UK)  »
but I'd like a few second opinions :) It's a marriage between John Stonyer and Sarah Harrison.

The Common Room / Re: Ancestry website constantly down
« on: Friday 19 October 18 22:47 BST (UK)  »
It's OK today using Firefox.

By the way, anyone spotted the discreet Hint watermark that's started appearing on images served by Ancestry?

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