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Bedfordshire / Re: John BUSHBY, Born 1804, Campton
« on: Thursday 12 July 18 22:05 BST (UK)  »
I don't think that Campton marriages post 1812 are available online. Beds FHS have a CDrom which has transcriptions pre 1813 with an index for marriages 1813-51

Bedfordshire / Re: John BUSHBY, Born 1804, Campton
« on: Thursday 12 July 18 15:23 BST (UK)  »
Where were they  buried? Have you looked at Campton parish register, either for the marriage or for banns which would show Elizabeth's maiden name and parish of residence?

As you know John, I struggle to remember what I did last week, let alone years ago!

But you're right. We've reinvented the wheeL

And Terri, I assume you must have seen these threads if you know Petros is connected to you, but I have no connection to these families


Bedfordshire / Smith Eversholt
« on: Tuesday 03 April 18 17:33 BST (UK)  »
Nice one John. That will do nicely!

Have you seen Family Search at Westoning where there are entries for 5 children of James and Ann Smith? Joel, Daniel, Samuel Mary and a fifth which I saw earlier but which I can't find now! All births from the database England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes The entries are odd as they have no dates, just 00 0000. They may be the five to which Terri refers.7


Baptists don't do infant baptisms so it can be difficult to trace families.

Many Baptist church books have been transcribed and are available from Beds FHS/Bedford Archives


A Joel Smith, son of James and Ann, born 16 Oct 1818 (in Eversholt per 1851 census), was baptised in Leighton Buzzard on 6 Nov 1844. Either his parents were very lax about baptising their children or else they were non-conformist.


I reckon James and Ann had another daughter, Mary, born 1816 or earlier, who married John Adams in 1833 in Ridgmont, and their daughter Ann Adams' birth was recorded  at Ridgmont Baptist Church. This Ann was in the same house in Gwyn St in 1841 as the Smiths, and Emma Smith was living in Ridgmont with the Adams in 1841, prior to marrying Mr Berwick;

If Mary Smith was Baptist it might explain why there aren't any baptisms in the Established Church for children of James and Ann.


Hi Terri
Welcome to Rootschat!

Tell  me more! How are we connected? I'm not sure I'd be prepared to admit that I was connected to me!

Bedfordshire is very well covered on with virtually all baptisms and marriages pre 1813 having been extracted.

I can't see baptisms for either William or Emma in Eversholt, nor for Elizabeth, another daughter in 1851, nor an obvious marriage for James Smith and Ann. Ann was a widow aged 62 in 1851, born Kempston.

Have you found the family in 1841? (later: I think I've found them in Gwyn St, James 55 and Ann 50)


Huntingdonshire Lookup Requests / Re: John Baumgartner 1861
« on: Tuesday 27 February 18 10:31 GMT (UK)  »
George Algernon Baumgartner born 2 March 1850 
Mother's maiden name Wilkinson

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