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Offline MattD30

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Westwell Christenings
« on: Sunday 07 January 18 02:13 GMT (UK) »
Is anyone able to check the parish registers of Westwell for the christening of Thomas Balcock between 1670 and 1680?

I have a note on my tree saying he was christened there in 1676 but I don't have an exact date.

The closest christening I have found is for a Thomas Baldock in Charing in 1655. However this would make him 44 when he married my ancestor Ann Brett in 1699, and almost 50 when their youngest son [Jeremiah] was born in 1702.

Ann Brett was born in 1681 and if Thomas was born in 1655 then it gives an age gap of 26 years which seems a bit big.

Any ideas would be welcomed.

Matt

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Re: Westwell Christenings
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 07 January 18 09:08 GMT (UK) »
They would appear to be at FindMyPast, which you can access on pay-as-you-go credits if you don't have a sub. No indication of him in the search though.

https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Westwell,_Kent_Genealogy

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1952887 (search page)
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Baldock   Nicholas         bapt 1670      Westwell, Kent, England   
Balduck   John         bapt 1662      Westwell, Kent, England

may or may not be related.
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Brown 1800-> Woolwich (Kent)  Barnett 1800-> Woolwich (Kent)
Pannifer 1830-> Deptford (Kent)  Brierley in Staffordshire(Pre-1875)
Walters in Middlesex(Pre-1875)  Clift,Gould in Devon/Cornwall

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Re: Westwell Christenings
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 07 January 18 09:10 GMT (UK) »
Is it possible that Thomas had been married previously?

How soon after his marriage to Ann was their first child born?

Could he have been a widower looking for comfort and compromised into marriage?

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Re: Westwell Christenings
« Reply #3 on: Monday 08 January 18 00:52 GMT (UK) »
They would appear to be at FindMyPast, which you can access on pay-as-you-go credits if you don't have a sub. No indication of him in the search though.

https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Westwell,_Kent_Genealogy

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Baldock   Nicholas         bapt 1670      Westwell, Kent, England   
Balduck   John         bapt 1662      Westwell, Kent, England

may or may not be related.

Hiya

I have a list of christenings from FindMyPast but so far had no luck finding Thomas on there. I do have a record of the other two christenings you mentioned and I do think they are related.

Thomas named two of his sons John and Nicholas so it is likely there is a link there.

Matt

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Re: Westwell Christenings
« Reply #4 on: Monday 08 January 18 01:08 GMT (UK) »
Is it possible that Thomas had been married previously?

How soon after his marriage to Ann was their first child born?

Could he have been a widower looking for comfort and compromised into marriage?

The first child I can find listed for "Thomas and Ann" is Jeremiah Baldock who was christened in 1702. However there is also a Thomas Baldock christened in 1700 as the son of "Thomas Baldock" who is probably the first child.

There are several online trees on Familysearch which show Thomas son being born c1676 and "of Westwell" and giving the parents as Anthony Baldock (born c1655 Westwell) and Liddia. Other trees on Familysearch show this Thomas as christened in Charing on 1 May 1656.

Anthony appears to have been the son of a Nicholas Baldock who was born in 1605 in Charing.

There is a Lidia Baldock christened in Charing in 1657 who could be a sister of the Thomas christened in 1655/6 however Familysearch gives her father's name as Abraham - however I guess that could be an error.

The only other possibilities I've found so far are a Thomas Baldock christened in Goudhurst in 1676 and  one in Faversham in 1672 but I think these might be a little too far away to be my Thomas.

Could the Thomas born in 1655/56 be my ancestor?

Matt