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In 1841 Amey's age is 35 and looks rounded down giving a dob of 1806 or earlier.

But I'm not sure that the information I have is good enough to build a family tree with any certainty.

According to Familysearch Thomas & Elizabeth PORTSMOUTH (PORCHMOUTH) had the following children baptised in Sunbury
Ann 6 January 1805
William 6 January 1805
Robert 24 June 1807
Philip 25 December 1809
Mary 1 September 1812
Olivia 3 September 1815

These are dates of birth,  According to the 1851 census Amy was born circa 1809. Hmm.

I don't think this family were good with names  :-\

My internet is dreadful this evening which is making searching difficult.

Many thanks for Amey's second marriage which named her father.  A useful piece of information.


Some of our ancestors didn't much our research easy.

There seems to be PORTSMOUTH, PORTSMITH and PORCHMOUTH families around in the area at that time.  I can't see a birth for Amey though.

I've not familair with research in this area.  My mother would have been surprised at a southern ancestor.

A big thank you for all the replies.  I spent ages looking for her on FindMyPast, Ancestry, Familysearch, Freereg and the GRO site and I know you must have done too.

I agree that a name change is the most likely answer. I would feel happier if she named her children after family members but Elizabeth is the only one and that's very common.

Census Lookup and Resource Requests / Re: Looking for Ellen YATES pre 1861
« on: Sunday 23 September 18 22:10 BST (UK)  »
I've found Henry and Amy in 1841.  They have several children including an unknown son but no Ellen. Their ages - 9, 7, 5, 3 & 3 weeks mean that there isn't really room for another one.

Census Lookup and Resource Requests / Looking for Ellen YATES pre 1861
« on: Sunday 23 September 18 21:41 BST (UK)  »
I'm trying to find Ellen YATES born Hampton, Middlesex circa 1834.

In 1861 she is working as a servant in Hassop, Derbyshire.

By 1871 she has married John ASHTON and is living in Calver, Derbyshire.

Can anyone find her in 1841 of 1851?  At her marriage she says her father is Henry, a gardener.

Armed Forces Resources / Re: Boer War Casualties
« on: Saturday 08 September 18 09:04 BST (UK)  »
There are entries for ROAN & HARRINGTON on the Anglo Boer War website

The Common Room / Re: PRC/22 - Canterbury Probate Records (1396-1858) Database
« on: Friday 07 September 18 12:55 BST (UK)  »
Take a look at KL&HC guide to probate records

  PRC22/1-7 are Canterbury Consistory Court: act books 1542-1577

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