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Offline MattD30

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Re: Eastwell and Westwell
« Reply #18 on: Monday 19 June 17 18:40 BST (UK) »
Hi Matt,

The explanation may be more simple.  My tuppenceworth, Mary Brett was a daughter of Thomas Brett by his first marriage,

Westwell baptism,

1673 Dec 23 Mary d/o Thomas & Martha Brett

Westwell marriage,

1699 Feb 1 Thomas Parsons and Mary Brett

Thus Mary Parsons is a daughter-in-law to Ann Brett!

Daughter-in-Law is commonly used to describe what we know today as a step-daughter.

What thinkest thou,
Tony

Brilliant I think you're spot on!

From the way the Will is worded it seemed clear that Mary was some kind of close relation such as a cousin or step-daughter. My only reason for the theory I had was that I hadn't found any children born to Thomas Brett and Martha. However what you've said makes perfect sense.

Do you know if Thomas and Martha had any other children at all? Also do you have any info on Thomas Parsons? If he isn't related to Richard Parsons I'd be surprised.

Do you know when Martha died? Obviously she died before 1679 as that is when Thomas married Ann Gravett (nee Jarman), do you think she might have died in childbirth?

Time to update my Brett tree again.

More details to follow later.

Matt



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Re: Eastwell and Westwell
« Reply #19 on: Monday 19 June 17 22:00 BST (UK) »
Hi Matt,

Martha was buried at Westwell as,

1675 Aug 16 Martha Brett - Wife of Thomas

Cannot see any sign of siblings to Ann Brett at Westwell.

Will look at the Parsons tomorrow.

Tony

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Re: Eastwell and Westwell
« Reply #20 on: Yesterday at 07:10 »
Mornin' Matt,

There is this baptism at Westwell, that is quite likely your Thomas Parsons,

1669 Feb 7 Thomas s/o John & Elizabeth Parson(s)

As yet no marriage between John Parsons and an Elizabeth has come to light.

There does not appear to be an easy link between this Thomas and Richard Parsons!

Tony

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Re: Eastwell and Westwell
« Reply #21 on: Today at 00:56 »
Mornin' Matt,

There is this baptism at Westwell, that is quite likely your Thomas Parsons,

1669 Feb 7 Thomas s/o John & Elizabeth Parson(s)

As yet no marriage between John Parsons and an Elizabeth has come to light.

There does not appear to be an easy link between this Thomas and Richard Parsons!

Tony

Hiya

Interesting indeed. I suspect there may well be a link, otherwise why would he be mentioned in the will? It's possible Richard and Thomas were brothers or uncle and nephew I suppose.

Matt