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Re: Robert Dexter - b Stretton c1837
« Reply #18 on: Friday 09 October 15 00:46 BST (UK) »
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I don't have Mary's date of birth, merely an estimate based on her being 25 at date of death.  I have the death certificate, which has one more clue in that death was registered by Rose Beeson who was present at the death, in Stretton.

In the 1851 census there are Beesons two entries (so maybe two doors) away from Dexters (widow Mary and family).  I may of course be trying to get 2 + 2 to be 17......

  There  is a public tree  on Ancestry  that  has Mary Beeson down as mother to  Robert Dexter born  1837,   but  no other  info  other than what  you have   found  from death   cert  ( ie  age)

 There's  a few  Mary Beesons  born c 1812     on Familysearch  site  ,  but  can't see a marriage  to a George Dexter

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Re: Robert Dexter - b Stretton c1837
« Reply #19 on: Friday 09 October 15 14:40 BST (UK) »
I have Mary Dexter's death certificate from 1837.

You're not the only only one guilty of trying to make things fit :)

I'll keep digging and see if I can make sense of it.

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Re: Robert Dexter - b Stretton c1837
« Reply #20 on: Friday 09 October 15 15:52 BST (UK) »
I have been researching Dexters for many years and have a huge database but still can't fathom Robert 1837 or Robert b abt1753.
My real sticking point for some years has been a John Dexter b abt 1799 who died in Stretton 1849 ma to Mary Roberts of Witham on the Hill.
I know when he married her it stated in the parish register that he is  "a Widr of Braunston in Rutland".
I think he could be the son of Robert & Susannah(Billson) of Braunston and his bp was 1783 (allowing for 5 yrs discrepancy) this is a good possibility. They had other children Anne 1781,  Susannah 1788, Robert 1790  and William 1793.  (I have a complete tree for these from a colleague who has researched and is related to the Braunston Dexters).
So there is a tantalising connection to Robert of Stretton given that John lived and died there.
I traced him (John that is) back to a direct ancestor of my husband, to a William and John sons of John Dexter & Ann(Broughton) of Colsterworth. I know Anne died when the children were very young so it would be very likely that their father John would re-marry.  Is he therefore the John who married Mary Roberts?

So now we have three Roberts, 1753, 1790 and 1837 and the only one we can take forward is the last one.
Can anyone out there add to these dilemmas?

If anyone wants any Dexter info I will be glad to share.

I have also collected several Beesons because I think Mary, mother of Robert 1837 was possibly the daughter of William and Rose Beeson but not proven. I can't find their marriage and can only find children from as early as 1822, but given their ages cold have been married and has children as early as 1812(Mary's birth year).
DEXTER-  pre 1800 Rutland & Lincolnshire
DAWSON -  Wymeswold Leics
HALL - Sheffield Yorkshire UK & Tasmania
MARSH- Willoughby on the Wolds
BLEWITT/BLUEITT/BLUITT mainly Grantham area

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Re: Robert Dexter - b Stretton c1837
« Reply #21 on: Friday 09 October 15 16:23 BST (UK) »
I think we have been in touch before about Robert?

I think Mary was Robert's (1837) mother but I need to identify his father Robert. 

It's not easy when there's such a big gap to fill.

I have a collection of Dexter names in my family tree that I am slowly going through to see if any of them tie up with young Robert.

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Re: Robert Dexter - b Stretton c1837
« Reply #22 on: Friday 09 October 15 17:16 BST (UK) »
Yes we have.
Interestingly Robert Dexter (1837) was in Greetham in 1861. There were Beesons in Greetham certainly as far back as 1786. If his mother was Mary Beeson did he know anyone there?
DEXTER-  pre 1800 Rutland & Lincolnshire
DAWSON -  Wymeswold Leics
HALL - Sheffield Yorkshire UK & Tasmania
MARSH- Willoughby on the Wolds
BLEWITT/BLUEITT/BLUITT mainly Grantham area

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Re: Robert Dexter - b Stretton c1837
« Reply #23 on: Friday 09 October 15 17:24 BST (UK) »
Robert married Rosetta Winterton, the sister of Eliza who married John Hickman Boulton.  They are my 3x great grandparents.

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Re: Robert Dexter - b Stretton c1837
« Reply #24 on: Friday 09 October 15 19:43 BST (UK) »
I fear I may be responsible for the tree that has Mary as Mary Beeson.  Returning to it now, several years later, I can find no evidence to support it - I suspect I jumped to an enthusiastic and erroneous conclusion given that Rose Beeson was the informant. Apologies to all.

For context, Robert and Rosetta are my wife's 2x great grandparents.

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Re: Robert Dexter - b Stretton c1837
« Reply #25 on: Friday 09 October 15 20:24 BST (UK) »
I haven't seen the tree to which you refer but I think it quite possible Robert's mother could have been Mary Beeson and that Rose as the informant at her death could be her mother. I have found another child of William and Rose, Margaret bp 1814 so the possibility remains that Mary could be their daughter.
We all need some proof to help solve this.
DEXTER-  pre 1800 Rutland & Lincolnshire
DAWSON -  Wymeswold Leics
HALL - Sheffield Yorkshire UK & Tasmania
MARSH- Willoughby on the Wolds
BLEWITT/BLUEITT/BLUITT mainly Grantham area

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Re: Robert Dexter - b Stretton c1837
« Reply #26 on: Friday 09 October 15 20:46 BST (UK) »
There is this death    suggesting a birth   year  of   c1780

Deaths Jun 1867   

Beeson  Rose  87  Oakham  7a 167