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Offline Mark Harris

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Where else can I look??
« on: Monday 05 February 18 13:57 GMT (UK) »
I have a relative Edward Giggins b. 1802 to John Giggins and Letitia in Croyden, Surrey. Letitia died in 1802 presumably giving birth to Edward. Edward is then the father of Joseph Giggins b. 1827 and he also appeared at Josephs later wedding to Susan Dockerill in 1845. They went on to have loads of kids who are my ancestors.
I can find no record of Edwards marriage nor of Josephs christening. I have found a record where he has a son Edward in 1850 with a spouse called Newell Clarke but I don't know if that is my Edward! Newell seems to be born in 1829, same year as Joseph, so if this is correct he obviously married again much later to a younger woman.
I have looked for all variations as it is an odd name, on all the usual places, what am I missing? Is there anywhere else I can root out information on Edward? I have Edwards parents names and he must be Josephs dad but it would be nice to find his wife and Josephs mother.

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Re: Where else can I look??
« Reply #1 on: Monday 05 February 18 14:26 GMT (UK) »
There's a marriage of Joseph Giggins to Susannah Dockerill at South Benfleet, Essex, but in 1849 (not 1845)
Father Edward Giggins, no occupation given.
Witnesses John Giggins, Mary Giggins
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Re: Where else can I look??
« Reply #2 on: Monday 05 February 18 14:28 GMT (UK) »
According to the census, you need to look for a baptism in Essex for Joseph.

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Re: Where else can I look??
« Reply #3 on: Monday 05 February 18 14:40 GMT (UK) »
There is a baptism for a Joseph Giggins on 20 November 1825 at Holy Trinity Church, Rayleigh, Essex.  Parents are Edward and Frances, abode is Thundersley.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Where else can I look??
« Reply #4 on: Monday 05 February 18 14:45 GMT (UK) »
There is a baptism for a Joseph Giggins on 20 November 1825 at Holy Trinity Church, Rayleigh, Essex.  Parents are Edward and Frances, abode is Thundersley.

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Father Edward a Labourer
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Re: Where else can I look??
« Reply #5 on: Monday 05 February 18 14:52 GMT (UK) »
Hey, Jon what is your magic touch?  I was looking on family search and it didn't come up for me.  So what am I doing wrong?

This is what I got when I tried:-

No records found for Name: joseph giggens, Event: Birth, Place: essex, Event Range: 1820-1830, Father Name: edward, Record Type:Birth, Baptism, and Christenings
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Where else can I look??
« Reply #6 on: Monday 05 February 18 14:57 GMT (UK) »
Hi GG
It's you who have the magic touch! Once you had found the all important baptism, I just got hold of the image (via the FamilySearch catalogue)
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Re: Where else can I look??
« Reply #7 on: Monday 05 February 18 15:03 GMT (UK) »
Even via the catalogue I'm getting nowhere...........
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Where else can I look??
« Reply #8 on: Monday 05 February 18 15:06 GMT (UK) »
There is a newspaper article in the Essex Herald 14 Dec 1830 about three bricklayers charged with 'violating the person of Frances, the wife of Edward Giggens, at Thundersley'.  All three were acquitted.
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