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The Common Room / Re: Least we forget, 6th June 1944.
« on: Friday 07 June 24 13:07 BST (UK)  »
While the D-Day veterans should be honoured and not forgotten, it's a shame that the men who stormed the beaches in Italy and created the First Front have been forgotten.  They had fought desperate battles up through Italy in appalling conditions while the preparations for the Second Front in France were going on and were keeping over 60 enemy divisions busy, leaving the Germans with only 33 divisions to try to repel the D-Day landings.

Without their heroic service, the result of D-Day could have been very different.

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Cardiganshire / Re: Daniel Ebenezer
« on: Friday 07 June 24 12:57 BST (UK)  »
I would like to know about his parents really, I know the mother but we dont know the father I have a name but they dont think it is the dad.

I passed on the information from my Aunt about his father.  What makes you think that isn't right?

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Somerset / Re: Sarah Slade, died May 1849 in West Coker.
« on: Sunday 02 June 24 17:37 BST (UK)  »
I wonder if the Sarah Slade who died May 1849 was the wife of George Slade. 

He can be found in 1851 age 56, with his youngest child William age 2. Other children with him are Sarah, Enos, Ann, Jean, George, Isaac.  The census does state he is married but no wife is with him.  Ancestry have transcribed the surname as Rade. 

He married Sarah Tuck in 1819, the 1861 shows him as a Widower with children Jane and Isaac.

Another likely possibility - more likely, I think, than Charles' mother.  I think that leans more towards the baptism I've found being the child Sarah who died aged 10.

I think my Sarah will have to go on the backburner for now until (if ever) something new crops up.

Thanks for all the help.  Much appreciated.

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Somerset / Re: Sarah Slade, died May 1849 in West Coker.
« on: Sunday 02 June 24 13:12 BST (UK)  »


"My husbandís GG-Grandfather was Charles Cox Slade who was baptised on 6 Dec 1818 in West Coker. "

Who did this Charles Cox SLADE, you husband's GG-Grandfather, marry...when....where?

Charles married Ann Kellaway on 27th Jan 1839.  They were living in Yeovil.

I've found the couple in all the census returns.

I haven't found Sarah in the 1841 - I've looked in West Coker and Yeovil (as she may have moved to live near Charles).  She was buried in West Coker so it's most likely she stayed in that area.

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Somerset / Re: Sarah Slade, died May 1849 in West Coker.
« on: Sunday 02 June 24 13:10 BST (UK)  »
She could have been a widow and have had an illegitimate child


That's a possibility.

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Somerset / Re: Sarah Slade, died May 1849 in West Coker.
« on: Saturday 01 June 24 18:51 BST (UK)  »
Where do you get the information that she was 'single' and not widowed.   There is a transcript on FindMyPast that says occupation Spinster but looking at the original register it is Spinner  :)

The vicar has only given her name in the parish records.  If she was a widow, I think that the father's name would have been noted or that she was the widow of XXX.

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Somerset / Re: Sarah Slade, died May 1849 in West Coker.
« on: Saturday 01 June 24 16:51 BST (UK)  »
I've only found two Sarah Slades in West Coker at the time - the child who died aged 10 and the mother of Charles.  She wasn't married at the time of Charles' birth and I haven't found a marriage for her between his birth and the burial date.

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Somerset / Re: Sarah Slade, died May 1849 in West Coker.
« on: Saturday 01 June 24 14:52 BST (UK)  »
I didn't think she was.

My problem is that I have found the deaths of two Sarah Slades but only one baptism.  I don't know whether the baptism is of the girl who died young or the mother of Charles.

If it is Charles' mother, then I have the names of her parents and the family tree can go back another generation.

It's possible one of them wasn't born/baptised in West Coker but, again, how to ascertain that?

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Somerset / Sarah Slade, died May 1849 in West Coker.
« on: Saturday 01 June 24 14:11 BST (UK)  »
My husbandís GG-Grandfather was Charles Cox Slade who was baptised on 6 Dec 1818 in West Coker. 

There's no name of a father (Cox could be a clue, though) and his mother was Sarah Slade, occ: Spinner.

On 25 or 28 Dec 1795, a Sarah, daughter of William and Elizabeth Slade, was baptised in West Coker.  (Transcriptions give different dates).

I have a parish burial record in 1849 in West Coker for a Sarah Slade, birth year 1796, died 29 May 1849, aged 53.

But there is also a burial record in West Coker for a Sarah Slade, born 1795 and died 1805.

Iím struggling to find further information to work out whether the baptism record is my Sarah or the poor child who died so young.  Any suggestions?

With not much chance of finding Charles Cox Sladeís father, Iím hoping to be able to push his motherís line back a few more generations.

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