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Offline Majge

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Martha GUPPY mother of Robert
« on: Sunday 06 February 05 02:12 GMT (UK) »
Have hit a brickwall  ???

I have a Martha Guppy listed as mother for a Robert Guppy:

Vital records index FHL Film 1279500
Gender:Male
Christening date: 31 march 1822
Recorded in: Hawkchurch, Dorset
Mother: Martha

after contacting the OPC for Hawkchurch, she was able to determine that Martha was an unmarried mother, but could not locate any record of Marthas birth,marriage, death etc.

So if anyone has come across this Martha born early 1800's (presumably)
Any info would be much appreciated  ;D
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Re: Martha GUPPY mother of Robert
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 06 February 05 13:18 GMT (UK) »
 :) :)

I've searched the IGI and the only birth for a Martha Guppy that would fit, is

Martha Guppy 

02 JUN 1805   Netherbury, Dorset, England
 
Parents:
  Father:  John Guppy 
  Mother:  Ann Symes 


So you could try the Parish Records for Netherby,  you might get some clues there.

 :) :) :)
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Re: Martha GUPPY mother of Robert
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 06 February 05 13:33 GMT (UK) »
Have you actually been into www.dorset-opc.com and put the name Guppy in the search engine ?  Countless hits as Guppys are in every village and they did move about a lot.  There were too many hits for me to continue exploring - several Martha's and Robert's.  Powerstock had a Martha bapt in 1799.  It's a good idea to check every Martha regardless of time period as it could be Mum or G/Mum, as they do like to pass down the name.

Hope it's some help.

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Re: Martha GUPPY mother of Robert
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 03 January 17 21:23 GMT (UK) »
My Uncle was Cyril Guppy who lived in Bridport Dorset and married my mums sister Frances. They lived at 109A South Street from the  1940s until their deaths approx 10 years ago. I am not 100% sure of his birthdate but somewhere around 1925. Their children were Linda and Valerie who also lived and grew up on South Street.

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Re: Martha GUPPY mother of Robert
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 01 February 17 17:18 GMT (UK) »
There's a Martha Guppy baptised in Thorncombe on 16 Aug 1801 d/o William and Elizabeth. That's much closer to Hawkchurch and the village where Robert appears on censuses.
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