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William Foot abt 1847
« on: Thursday 01 March 18 17:52 GMT (UK) »
A number of Foot family trees name a William Foot to be born around 1847. He would be the son of William b 1815 and Mercy Abt 1815. They would be living around the Hilfield/Batcombe area. I have searched and can't the birth or death for that William. I would like to know some info zbout him or have ghose trees made a mistake.  Manh thanks  Mark

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Re: William Foot abt 1847
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 01 March 18 18:07 GMT (UK) »
Here's the family in 1851 - no William but there is a son Alfred born 1847, so impossible for them to have a son William born then unless he was a twin to Alfred and died.

HO107; Piece: 1858; Folio: 678; Page: 25
Batcombe

William Foot   35
Mercy Foot   35
Sarah Foot   15
John Foot           11
Henry Foot   9
James Foot   8
Charles Foot   6
Alfred Foot   4
Anne Foot           2
George Foot   7 Mo

No William in 1861 either
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Re: William Foot abt 1847
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 01 March 18 18:11 GMT (UK) »
I've got a christening in my family where the entry appears in numerous documents- the normal Parish Records, the Register of Strangers and the Bishop Transcripts. One of these is notable for inputting the entry as William son of William instead of Mark son of William. I did wonder if they were twins for ages until on balance of evidence we concluded that they had accidentally entered the son's name as the father's. Perhaps a similar thing happened here, and there is an entry out there for one of the children miswritten in this way?

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Re: William Foot abt 1847
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 01 March 18 18:14 GMT (UK) »
I agree with Groom, except there would be no twin to Alfred born alive as the birth and death  would have been registered.

The only other possibility is Alfred becoming known as William, but that does not appear to be the case in the subsequent census.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: William Foot abt 1847
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 01 March 18 18:15 GMT (UK) »
I looked at 15 different trees online and only one showed a William b.1847!

I would say this is definitely an error.

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Re: William Foot abt 1847
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 01 March 18 18:17 GMT (UK) »
The gro index gives mums maiden name as Baker for Alfred and George (I didn't look at older children)
There are no other births for boys in that area with surname Foot and mmn Baker that I can see.

I wouldn't take any notice of what you have seen on online trees - unless the person can back it up.
There are many many trees with nothnig more than a load of rubbish on them out there.  Even if lots of trees did show it, then it could well have just been copied from one to another.
Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

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Re: William Foot abt 1847
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 01 March 18 18:18 GMT (UK) »
I agree with the others
Mercy's maiden name Baker.  No William Foot registered birth 1845-1848 Dorchester registration district with mmn Baker.

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Re: William Foot abt 1847
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 01 March 18 18:20 GMT (UK) »
Was Mercy's surname Baker  :-\   These are the only male births registered around that time

FOOT, ALFRED       mmn BAKER     
1847  March Quarter in DORCHESTER AND CERNE  Volume 08  Page 45   
FOOT, CHARLES       mmn BAKER     
1844  Dec Quarter in DORCHESTER AND CERNE  Volume 08  Page 47   
FOOT, JAMES       mmn BAKER     
1843  March Quarter in DORCHESTER AND CERNE  Volume 08  Page 52
FOOT, HENRY       mmn BAKER     
1840  Dec Quarter in DORCHESTER AND CERNE  Volume 08  Page 52   
FOOT, JOHN       mmn BAKER     
1839  Dec Quarter in DORCHESTER AND CERNE  Volume 08  Page 45
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Re: William Foot abt 1847
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 01 March 18 18:24 GMT (UK) »
And
George  Foot  mmn Baker  JUl/Aug/Sep 1850  ref 8 45  Dorchester and Cerne
Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

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