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Offline richardgreen1908

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Reached Dead End with William & Mary Green Little Wolford
« on: Monday 17 July 17 20:39 BST (UK) »
Hi folks. I seem to have reached a dead end in my family tree and wonder if there is anyone out there who can help.

I know that my Great Great Grandfather was Henry Green, who lived in Little Wolford but was born 1790 nearby in Stourton and Christened in Cherington. His parents according to baptismal records were William and Mary Green of "Stowerton". I originally believed that William Green was born in Little Wolford in 1762 to William and Mary, which would have connected me to a well documented family tree of Greens in Wolford.  However in the Wolford burial records it appears that this 1762 William died as an infant in August 1762, although this death did not appear in familysearch as the surname was not easy to decipher.

Further checking of burial records did reveal a William Green buried in 1824 in Little Wolford with a birth date (location unspecified) of 1753, and a Mary Green buried in 1827, born in 1759 (again no birth location). So this couple seem possible parents for Henry and his siblings in Cherington in the period from 1787 to 1803. However I can't seem to find a 1753 birth locally for a William Green, nor indeed a candidate marriage between a William Green and a Mary in the relevant period.

Before I call it a day does anyone have any suggestions for this couple that I may have missed.

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Richard

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Re: Reached Dead End with William & Mary Green Little Wolford
« Reply #1 on: Monday 17 July 17 23:49 BST (UK) »
A couple to bear in mind are the William Green and Mary Bunn married 14/10/1782 Kineton, Warwickshire (just NE of Stourton).  They only appear to have one child baptised in Kineton, a William 22/5/1783 - there is the burial of a William Green 10/3/1784 Wolford so was this baby William?   Burials for your Green family seem to be in Wolford.

The first of Wm & Mary's children baptised at Cherrington was another William in 1787.

I agree with your findings of William and Mary's burials in 1824 and 1827 respectively.

William, as you say, bc.1753 - a William Green bp.18/5/1755 Kineton, son of William and Elizabeth.   

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Re: Reached Dead End with William & Mary Green Little Wolford
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 18 July 17 20:41 BST (UK) »
Thanks Annette

They are worth another look at. I had seen this marriage but not considered that the first born William might have died, which is an oversight considering the mortality rate! However the deceased William Green in 1784 Wolford burials is "an old man" according to the register, so not him. At first sight no obvious other deaths that might fit the picture.

Richard