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Re: Lightfoot from Great Raveley
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 30 August 17 18:29 BST (UK) »
William and Mary still there in 1861

William 53 ag lab
Mary 55
Levi 18

all bn G R
Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

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Re: Lightfoot from Great Raveley
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 30 August 17 18:33 BST (UK) »
Sorry, you are right - grandson is James age 13 not John.

But he may not have been living there, he may have just been visiting grandparents on census night.
Can't conclude Thomas, Mary and Frederick have all died just from that one census entry ...
Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

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Re: Lightfoot from Great Raveley
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 30 August 17 18:40 BST (UK) »
Mary does seem to have died -

Death
Ap/MAy/Jun 1842
Huntngdon
14 135

Mary Lightfoot age 26
Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

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Re: Lightfoot from Great Raveley
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 30 August 17 19:10 BST (UK) »
Frederick is missing in action too, and that's not such a common name so should be findable. So at least mother Mary and brother Fred are off the radar (probably dead) in 1851, I'm guessing Thomas too, but I'll go hunt for him.

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Re: Lightfoot from Great Raveley
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 30 August 17 19:19 BST (UK) »
Mary does seem to have died -

Death
Ap/MAy/Jun 1842
Huntngdon
14 135

Mary Lightfoot age 26

I think that age should be 36, or she would have been about 14 when she had her first child. The census gives her yob as about 1806, which would fit with the 10 years older.

Oh hang on, wrong Mary. I was thinking of Levi's mum, also a Mary. This is Thomas's wife, the other Mary. Geezz why did they both have to marry a Mary?!

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Re: Lightfoot from Great Raveley
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 31 August 17 00:58 BST (UK) »

........... John Lightfoot (b 1777) and Elizabeth West (b abt 1779). They were both from Bedfordshire but seem to have moved to Huntingdonshire some time after their marriage (1803 in Bromham, Bedfordshire).


As John's parish of residence on marriage was Gt Raveley he was clearly already living there before they married
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Beds:   Cople: Luke/Spencer
            Everton: Hale
            Henlow: Cooper/Watts/Sabey/Rook
            Potton:  Merrill
            Southill: Faulkner/Litchfield/Sabey/Rook
            Woburn/Husborne Crawley: Surkitt
Hunts:   Gt Gransden: Merrill/Chandler/Medlock
            Toseland: Surkitt/Hedge/Corn         
Cambs: Bourn: Bowd
            Eltisley: Medlock
            Graveley: Ford/Revell

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Re: Lightfoot from Great Raveley
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 31 August 17 01:07 BST (UK) »
So before 1837 there isn't much to be found in Huntingdonshire? No baptisms to locate? Or are they just not searchable online?


Huntingdonshire isn't the easiest county to research online as the LDS was refused permission to film many parish registers. So they're not on the IGI, and many haven't been transcribed by Hunts FHS. For those living in France who can't easily get to Huntingdon, Cambs Archives run a reasonably priced, friendly, research service. There isn't a Hunts Baptism Index, although Hunts FHS has a Marriage Index available for purchase.
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Beds:   Cople: Luke/Spencer
            Everton: Hale
            Henlow: Cooper/Watts/Sabey/Rook
            Potton:  Merrill
            Southill: Faulkner/Litchfield/Sabey/Rook
            Woburn/Husborne Crawley: Surkitt
Hunts:   Gt Gransden: Merrill/Chandler/Medlock
            Toseland: Surkitt/Hedge/Corn         
Cambs: Bourn: Bowd
            Eltisley: Medlock
            Graveley: Ford/Revell

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Re: Lightfoot from Great Raveley
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 31 August 17 07:29 BST (UK) »
So before 1837 there isn't much to be found in Huntingdonshire? No baptisms to locate? Or are they just not searchable online?


Huntingdonshire isn't the easiest county to research online as the LDS was refused permission to film many parish registers. So they're not on the IGI, and many haven't been transcribed by Hunts FHS. For those living in France who can't easily get to Huntingdon, Cambs Archives run a reasonably priced, friendly, research service. There isn't a Hunts Baptism Index, although Hunts FHS has a Marriage Index available for purchase.

Thanks for the tip. I already figured that Huntingdonshire was hopeless, I believe I came across several brick walls there when researching my Craddock ancestry - one of them also went across to H. Luckily this isn't a direct ancestor so for now I'm keeping my money in my pocket, but at least I know where to apply for help if ever I need it.
And, yes, France, now I remember. All the way to the south, right?

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Re: Lightfoot from Great Raveley
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 31 August 17 07:29 BST (UK) »

........... John Lightfoot (b 1777) and Elizabeth West (b abt 1779). They were both from Bedfordshire but seem to have moved to Huntingdonshire some time after their marriage (1803 in Bromham, Bedfordshire).


As John's parish of residence on marriage was Gt Raveley he was clearly already living there before they married

There must have been a job there ;-)