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Virgil Berry
« on: Saturday 08 April 17 20:57 BST (UK) »
I've traced one of my ancestors back to Virgil Berry reasonably easily, (maybe b. ~1734), but only found his marriage records - he married Martha Brind in 1755 and Mary Clargo in 1761. However, I can't find any birth records for him, or anything else - there are plenty of other "Berrys" around Little Hinton in that time period, but I can't work out how they relate!

I do keep finding birth dates of around 1734 on other public trees, as well as a couple more generations back, but I feel like I'm missing something as I've no idea where the sources for this information come from.

If anyone could shed some light on him it'd be much appreciated!

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Re: Virgil Berry
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 09 April 17 00:01 BST (UK) »
Welcome to rootschat, berry.

How do you know that there were not 2 Virgil Berry's?

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Re: Virgil Berry
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 09 April 17 09:53 BST (UK) »
Sorry, should have said! I'm confident as I can be that the Virgil Berry I keep finding on other public trees is the same one, as he has the same two wives (Mary Clargo and Martha Brind) as the marriage records that I found as well as (at least a subset of) the same children with the correct dates.

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Re: Virgil Berry
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 09 April 17 17:29 BST (UK) »
Marriage -Southbroom (St James) 12 Oct 1755
Virgil Berry of Little Hinton - bachelor occ Miller
Martha Brind
married by licence
Witnesses Joseph Willis & Mary Coles

Burial-Little Hinton-21 Mar 1760
Martha Berry wife of Virgil

Marriage Little Hinton- both of the parish
Banns date   15 Mar 1761
Marriage date   24 May 1761
Virgil Berry
Mary Clargo (spinster)
Witnesses Ann Smith & Thomas Clifford

Burial
Virgil Berry
Birth year   -
Burial 18 November 1778
Little Hinton - St Swithin

The birth dates for him are probably copied from one tree - maybe they assumed he was around 20 when he married
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Re: Virgil Berry
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 09 April 17 18:58 BST (UK) »
That's very helpful, thank you so much! I don't suppose I could ask what records you found the burial information in?

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Re: Virgil Berry
« Reply #5 on: Monday 10 April 17 06:50 BST (UK) »
FindMyPast have many Wiltshire records - banns, marriages & burials indexes.  Wiltshire FHS also have CDs
https://www.wiltshirefhs.co.uk/index.php/publications
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Re: Virgil Berry
« Reply #6 on: Monday 10 April 17 11:06 BST (UK) »
Thanks - I think I need to get out of the habit of just searching the Ancestry records!

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Re: Virgil Berry
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 16 September 17 19:47 BST (UK) »
Hello,

Just in case anyone else is searching for the same information, I did find the baptist record for Virgil dated 17 May 1734 - it has been transcribed as Virgil "Bray" rather than Berry (this has also given me the parents names as John & Elizabeth.)

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Re: Virgil Berry
« Reply #8 on: Monday 18 September 17 18:25 BST (UK) »
The baptism transcript gives his parents as John jnr & Elizabeth which would indicate Virgils grandfather was also a John.
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