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Offline gazania

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Any information on Wm Skevington & Sarah Richardson, who married 1767.
« on: Tuesday 27 March 18 07:08 BST (UK) »
Hi,
I think I have broken down a brick wall, which in turn has thrown up more questions.

I have found from FreeReg and Familysearch the following could be my ancestors:

William Skevington, widower of St Mary, Bedford, married Sarah Richardson, spinster, by licence at Clophill, St Mary, on 10 Aug 1767.

As far as I can be sure, they had at least two daughters, baptised at St Mary. Bedford. namely

Mary bapt 31 May 1769  (my ancestor and who married Joseph Rock at Clophill on 10 Apr 1803)
Martha bapt 5 Feb 1772.

I would appreciate any information on Wm Skevington, his previous marriage, any other children.  I have not found a PCC will for him or anything that would connect him to the Skevington families of Bedford or Turvey.  Similarly, I have drawn a blank on Sarah Richardson.

Thank you, Gazania
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Re: Any information on Wm Skevington & Sarah Richardson, who married 1767.
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 27 March 18 07:26 BST (UK) »
As the couple married by Licence, it might be an idea to see whether the Bond and/or Allegation have survived.  I believe these are held at Bedfordshire Record Office, in Bedford.  There is often useful information contained in the paperwork.



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Re: Any information on Wm Skevington & Sarah Richardson, who married 1767.
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 28 March 18 00:05 BST (UK) »
Thank you for that worthwhile suggestion.  Shall do.

In the meantime, I have just found from a newspaper dated 9 Apr 1803, a notice to creditors/debtors for Sarah Skevington, widow, late of Clophill.  So, if this is my family, I have the time frame for Wm and Sarah's deaths.  Also, Bedfordshire Archives indicates a Mrs Skevington held the a pub licrnce for 1798 at Clophill.

Thank you, Gazania
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Re: Any information on Wm Skevington & Sarah Richardson, who married 1767.
« Reply #3 on: Friday 30 March 18 17:47 BST (UK) »
William Skevington & Sarah Richardson do not feature in the Marriage Licences 1747-1790 transcript volume produced by Beds. Archives

There is a burial of Elizabeth wife of Wm Skevington on 1 Oct 1766 at Bedford St.Marys
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Re: Any information on Wm Skevington & Sarah Richardson, who married 1767.
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 31 March 18 07:35 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much for the information.  It seems that with your information, the evidence is now supporting Wm Skevington, a baker, of Bedford, who from about 1764-1770 was recorded as taking apprentices.

I notice you have Partridge as a family of interest.  I have a direct Ancestor, Mary Partridge, who married James Rock, 3 Feb 1744 at Milton Bryant.  James's brother, Arthur Rock, married Elizabeth Partridge, 13 May 1759, at Milton Bryant.

Thank you again, Gazania.

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Re: Any information on Wm Skevington & Sarah Richardson, who married 1767.
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 31 March 18 07:40 BST (UK) »
  OOPs.  Windows 10 wiped out my settings.  Depending on what browser I remember to use, I answer to both Gazania and JayNQ.

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Re: Any information on Wm Skevington & Sarah Richardson, who married 1767.
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 31 March 18 08:39 BST (UK) »
Meant to say that there is a burial of William Skevington at Bedford St.Marys on 15 Apr 1771 ... might he be the father of Martha baptised 5/2/1772 ? or perhaps a previous generation. Beds Archives have an Admon for him ref A 1771/14 which may give some clue as to his identity.

As far as I know I have no connection with Partridges of Milton Bryant or in that area. My lot are from North Beds & Northants     
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Re: Any information on Wm Skevington & Sarah Richardson, who married 1767.
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 31 March 18 13:04 BST (UK) »
Thank you again for more information.  I shall now concentrate on Wm the baker of Bedford.  His last apprentice of 1770 was a Robert Skevington.  There was a baker in Bedford, named Robert Skevington dying about 1833 leaving a PCC will.  Thank you, Gazania
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VOLLER, Surrey
WALL Clonlara Co Clare Ireland
WAREHAM, Esher, Surrey; London
WINCH, Surrey