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Offline BaileyAnge

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Whitchurch and Wellington Shropshire - Mathers or Mathars
« on: Saturday 13 April 13 18:13 BST (UK) »
I have a christening record for my 2nd great-grandfather - Thomas Mathars for 20 Nov 1813 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. It states that his father was Joseph Mathers, a farmer and his mother was Elizabeth (probably Beddows). I cannot find any other children so I would like to know if anyone has access to the Whitchurch records of around that time.
In 1841, Joseph 65, a corn inspector, and Elizabeth 60 or 65 are living in Riddal Heath, Tarporley, Cheshire and in 1851 Elizabeth, now a widow, is living with Thomas and his family in Church Lane, Tarporley. The 1851 census states that she is 74 and was born in Wellington, Shropshire (ie born c 1775).
I would be grateful for any more information about Joseph and Elizabeth and their families.
[NB I was confused by a similarly named family in Ellersmere, but that Elizabeth was 10 years younger).
Many thanks

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Re: Whitchurch and Wellington Shropshire - Mathers or Mathars
« Reply #1 on: Monday 15 April 13 16:51 BST (UK) »
Hi there

www.familysearch.org.uk has the following baptisms with parents Joseph & Elizabeth at Whitchurch - from Bishops Transcripts, various spellings

Joseph Matthers 13 Jul 1800
Margaret Mathers 18 MAY 1801
Mary Matthers 29 May 1803
Elizabeth Matthers 15 Apr 1805
John Matthers 1 Oct 1809

If you are right about Elizabeth's maiden name of Beddows there is a baptism on familysearch in Wellington 8 Jun 1778 parents Thomas & Mary - parish register extract https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J37J-63X

The only marriage on familysearch is to an Elizabeth Beddow in Wellington 1 Jan 1799
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NKHL-2BM

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Re: Whitchurch and Wellington Shropshire - Mathers or Mathars
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 16 April 13 06:45 BST (UK) »
Many thanks for this