Author Topic: William BUTTON b. abt. 1805/6 Guernsey  (Read 204 times)

Offline Welshlass

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William BUTTON b. abt. 1805/6 Guernsey
« on: Saturday 01 April 17 08:36 BST (UK) »
Helping a friend trace her family, but now hit a brick wall with this chap.
He enlisted in the British navy in 1825 and served until 1862 when he became a Greenwich Pensioner. His service record shows that he was 20 when he enlisted and was born in Guernsey.
He married Ann PARKER nee BURGE in 1849 in East Stonehouse, Devon (don't know if this was his 1st or 2nd marriage; it was Ann's 2nd).
Ann died in 1859 and William in 1872, both in Stoke Damerel, Devon. They had 2 daughters: Sarah Selena b. 1851 who m. Thomas WILLCOCKS  in 1873 in Devon, and Mary Louisa b. 1853. All 3  emigrated to South Australia between 1873 and 1878.
Can anyone help me find William's birth and/or baptism in Guernsey and his parents names please?
WATHEN - Glos & Staffs. TEAGUE - Shrops & Cardiff. PRYOR -Cornwall

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Re: William BUTTON b. abt. 1805/6 Guernsey
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 01 April 17 08:46 BST (UK) »
Do you have the 1849 Marriage Cert?

I had a look on this Site but nothing obvious for William;
https://www.theislandwiki.org/

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Re: William BUTTON b. abt. 1805/6 Guernsey
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 02 April 17 03:04 BST (UK) »
The marriage cert. is the obvious next step, but my friend's away so haven't found out if she wants to spend the money. Thanks for looking - much appreciated.
WATHEN - Glos & Staffs. TEAGUE - Shrops & Cardiff. PRYOR -Cornwall