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Simpson family of Soham
« on: Wednesday 16 May 18 16:34 BST (UK) »
Hello,

I'm missing a few bits of information I'm keen to have. This is:

A marriage for John and Catherine Simpson, before 1765. Probably in or near Soham.
A marriage for Robert and Elizabeth Simpson, before 1686. Probably in or near Soham.
Baptisms for any of the individuals mentioned other than John Simpson.

I'd appreciate any help!

Adam
Dead-end ancestors:

William Cartwright, d. 1910, Wigston
Lewis Lipman, b. ca. 1798 (son of John Lipman, late of Glasgow)
Simon McGrigor/McGregor/MacGregor, b. ca. 1789, m. 1811, Fodderty, d. 1859, Fodderty (parents Alexander MacGregor and Mary Grant)
William Sands, b. ca. 1816, m. 1837, Clerkenwell, d. 1863, St. Luke's
Jesse Thorogood, b. ca. 1751, m. 1777, Shalford, d. 1826, Shalford

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Re: Simpson family of Soham
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 21:30 BST (UK) »
I couldn't find either of these marriages in Cambridgeshire. Have you tried Norfolk/Suffolk? Soham isn't too far from the border.

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Re: Simpson family of Soham
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 21:49 BST (UK) »
I'm going to have a look now. I'll try FreeREG.

Added: no luck  :'(
Dead-end ancestors:

William Cartwright, d. 1910, Wigston
Lewis Lipman, b. ca. 1798 (son of John Lipman, late of Glasgow)
Simon McGrigor/McGregor/MacGregor, b. ca. 1789, m. 1811, Fodderty, d. 1859, Fodderty (parents Alexander MacGregor and Mary Grant)
William Sands, b. ca. 1816, m. 1837, Clerkenwell, d. 1863, St. Luke's
Jesse Thorogood, b. ca. 1751, m. 1777, Shalford, d. 1826, Shalford

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Re: Simpson family of Soham
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 23:16 BST (UK) »
There's a Susan Simpson, baptized at Soham in 1743, parents John + Catharine
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J3XM-N7J

This is rather earlier than the date you have mentioned.
Possible marriage for those two? 19 Feb 1742/3 at Downham (can't be far away?)
John Simpson + Catharine Tailor
BT here
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-896D-33BC?i=269&cat=642600

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Re: Simpson family of Soham
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 23:20 BST (UK) »
That's definitely possible! Apparently it's a town in Norfolk, around 30 miles from Cambridge. Thanks.
Dead-end ancestors:

William Cartwright, d. 1910, Wigston
Lewis Lipman, b. ca. 1798 (son of John Lipman, late of Glasgow)
Simon McGrigor/McGregor/MacGregor, b. ca. 1789, m. 1811, Fodderty, d. 1859, Fodderty (parents Alexander MacGregor and Mary Grant)
William Sands, b. ca. 1816, m. 1837, Clerkenwell, d. 1863, St. Luke's
Jesse Thorogood, b. ca. 1751, m. 1777, Shalford, d. 1826, Shalford

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Re: Simpson family of Soham
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 23:27 BST (UK) »
Hi
Apparently it's a different Downham, near Ely and Littleport! It is in the Cambridgeshire BT's.
Soham is just a little to the south.
Susan looks like the first child of John + Catherine in 1743, and James the last in 1765.
John

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Re: Simpson family of Soham
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 23:30 BST (UK) »
Thank you! Was Elizabeth from Downham then? I don't have my files on this phone but if memory serves John was born in Soham in 1722.
Dead-end ancestors:

William Cartwright, d. 1910, Wigston
Lewis Lipman, b. ca. 1798 (son of John Lipman, late of Glasgow)
Simon McGrigor/McGregor/MacGregor, b. ca. 1789, m. 1811, Fodderty, d. 1859, Fodderty (parents Alexander MacGregor and Mary Grant)
William Sands, b. ca. 1816, m. 1837, Clerkenwell, d. 1863, St. Luke's
Jesse Thorogood, b. ca. 1751, m. 1777, Shalford, d. 1826, Shalford

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Re: Simpson family of Soham
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 23:32 BST (UK) »
Can you see the 1716 marriage of Isaac Skare and Mary Hitchinson in Stapleford? As I've said I don't have my notes but there's a possible Isaac Skare from another village that could be linked by any clues on the record.
Dead-end ancestors:

William Cartwright, d. 1910, Wigston
Lewis Lipman, b. ca. 1798 (son of John Lipman, late of Glasgow)
Simon McGrigor/McGregor/MacGregor, b. ca. 1789, m. 1811, Fodderty, d. 1859, Fodderty (parents Alexander MacGregor and Mary Grant)
William Sands, b. ca. 1816, m. 1837, Clerkenwell, d. 1863, St. Luke's
Jesse Thorogood, b. ca. 1751, m. 1777, Shalford, d. 1826, Shalford

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Re: Simpson family of Soham
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 23:41 BST (UK) »
It doesn't say where they were from on the BT.
I would think it's quite likely the Soham couple. Bear in mind that Susan was baptized in Soham only four months later (if FamilySearch has the date right).
To be honest, I can't say who Catherine was or where she was from at the moment.

Stapleford 1716, you are going to need the parish register. No BT I'm afraid.
John