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Henry Sheppard of Bridgwater circa 1817
« on: Monday 22 February 16 21:19 GMT (UK) »
After 10 years and some new information I and renewing my search for the baptism record for one Henry Shep*rd Bridgwater area circa 1817

Any help to break down this 35 year brick wall would be most appreciated.
What we know:
  • ADM 38 7474 Description Book HMS Ajax (4 Feb 1853): gives Henry's age as 34 years, 9 months and his place of birth as Bridgwater Somerset. Trade brought up to sea.
  • Marriage Certificate: Henry Sheppard and Elizabeth Vigers shows Henry's father as James Shepheard seaman.
  • BT 113/143 Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Register of Seamen's Tickets; Register Ticket No 285,312 Henry Shepherd, Born at Bridgwater in the County of Somerset  25th day of May 1817

James does not appear in 1851 and 1841 census. He was a seaman so it is not inconceivable that if still living he was at sea on census days.

Thanks!
Jim
Cornwall (Antony/Torpoint): SHEPPARD, VIGUS, HORDEN, WILLIAMS, VINCENT, SAMMELS, BASTARD
Somerset, (Bridgwater/Stogursey): SHEPHERD
Norfolk (Cranworth):CORY
Middlesex (London): CORY, FARMER
Kent (Erith/Gravesend/Staplehurst): FARMER, MACKEY

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Re: Henry Sheppard of Bridgwater circa 1817
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 23 February 16 00:23 GMT (UK) »
Census Information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Henry Sheppard of Bridgwater circa 1817
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 23 February 16 01:21 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Carol, this was one of my earlier searches for Henry.  I now have more concrete evidence of his birth date and origins.
Cornwall (Antony/Torpoint): SHEPPARD, VIGUS, HORDEN, WILLIAMS, VINCENT, SAMMELS, BASTARD
Somerset, (Bridgwater/Stogursey): SHEPHERD
Norfolk (Cranworth):CORY
Middlesex (London): CORY, FARMER
Kent (Erith/Gravesend/Staplehurst): FARMER, MACKEY

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Re: Henry Sheppard of Bridgwater circa 1817
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 05 May 16 19:49 BST (UK) »
Hello
The website below seem to be transcribing records for Bridgwater. I wonder if you contact them whether they would look up for you.

http://bridgwaterparishrecords.co.uk/

I recall the library in Bridgwater used to hold local parish registers. Might be worth asking them to take a look for you

kind wishes

sue
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Re: Henry Sheppard of Bridgwater circa 1817
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 05 May 16 20:58 BST (UK) »
Thanks Sue
I'll drop a line to the folks at the Bridgwater Parish Registers site.  I corresponded with the Bridgwater library a very long time ago (1976) at that time they were unable to locate Henry in their records.  Worth another shot after all this time.

Cheers
Jim
Cornwall (Antony/Torpoint): SHEPPARD, VIGUS, HORDEN, WILLIAMS, VINCENT, SAMMELS, BASTARD
Somerset, (Bridgwater/Stogursey): SHEPHERD
Norfolk (Cranworth):CORY
Middlesex (London): CORY, FARMER
Kent (Erith/Gravesend/Staplehurst): FARMER, MACKEY

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Re: Henry Sheppard of Bridgwater circa 1817
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 05 May 16 23:42 BST (UK) »
It looks to me as though the website at http://bridgwaterparishrecords.co.uk/
is dead.  A whois search of the domain shows that the domain registration expired 18-Apr-2016.

The email link shown on the page bridgwatertimes@gmail.com has bounced.  Wkipedia states: "The Bridgwater Times was a free weekly newspaper, for Bridgwater, Somerset, England.It was owned by Northcliffe Media, part of the Daily Mail and General Trust newsgroup. It closed in 2011".

Cornwall (Antony/Torpoint): SHEPPARD, VIGUS, HORDEN, WILLIAMS, VINCENT, SAMMELS, BASTARD
Somerset, (Bridgwater/Stogursey): SHEPHERD
Norfolk (Cranworth):CORY
Middlesex (London): CORY, FARMER
Kent (Erith/Gravesend/Staplehurst): FARMER, MACKEY

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Re: Henry Sheppard of Bridgwater circa 1817
« Reply #6 on: Friday 06 May 16 03:13 BST (UK) »
freereg has the Bridgwater St Mary registers transcribed - but I couldn't find Henry.

Philip
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Re: Henry Sheppard of Bridgwater circa 1817
« Reply #7 on: Friday 06 May 16 10:05 BST (UK) »
Thanks Philip.  One of these days I will find Henry.
Cornwall (Antony/Torpoint): SHEPPARD, VIGUS, HORDEN, WILLIAMS, VINCENT, SAMMELS, BASTARD
Somerset, (Bridgwater/Stogursey): SHEPHERD
Norfolk (Cranworth):CORY
Middlesex (London): CORY, FARMER
Kent (Erith/Gravesend/Staplehurst): FARMER, MACKEY