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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Joseph Larkin born 1743 Cranbrook
« on: Friday 20 October 23 15:25 BST (UK)  »
I have checked the wills of Elizabeth Larkin widow of George, John Larkin and Thomas Larkin her sons and those of Thomas Larkin and George Larkin her grandsons.  Unfortunately there is no mention of William or his children.

It might be worth looking at Frances Ballard's parentage in case that throws up some useful wills.

Final thought - have you found a burial for Joseph's wife Sarah?

Barbara

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Joseph Larkin born 1743 Cranbrook
« on: Friday 20 October 23 13:22 BST (UK)  »
Yes, the marriage is a mystery at present.  Have you only looked at transcriptions of the Beckley records?   Some entries may have been missed by the transcriber or deciphered wrongly.  Also, sometimes events are not recorded chronologically.  If there are Bishops Transcripts they would be worth checking too.

Have you looked for a will for Joseph?

Barbara

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Joseph Larkin born 1743 Cranbrook
« on: Friday 20 October 23 10:54 BST (UK)  »
Hi again Rob.

Some more information for you.

George Larkin and Elizabeth Sayres married in Brenchley on 3 November 1685.

They had 5 children there:

Elizabeth 24 October 1686
Mary 20 January 1688/89 buried 22 January 1688/89
Mary 6 January 1689/90
Martha 3 January 1692/3
Sarah 24 August 1695

They baptised 5 more children in Goudhurst:

John 17 Oct 1697  - my direct ancestor.
George 21 October 1699
Thomas 25 December 1701 note: father George reported to be a farmer
William 2 April 1704 buried 8 June 1705
William 16 June 1706

George was Overseer of the Poor in Goudhurst in 1720.

The family moved to Cranbrook around 1720-1723. George Larkin appeared for the first time in the Cranbrook Overseers Accounts books on 30 August 1723 paying rates on property assessed at £38 in the area of Cranbrook called Glassenbury and regularly from that date.

George Larkin senior was buried 22 October 1729 in Cranbrook.  He did not leave a will but his estate was administered by his wife. Her forename not stated in the administration.

Elizabeth was buried 29 April 1742.  She did leave a will which was proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury on 6 October 1742.

As to George Larkinís origins I have not come to a firm conclusion.  Certainly the Marden George is a possibility.

Elizabeth Sayres is easier to trace and she descends from John Ferrall vicar of Brenchley who was buried there in 1593.

If you are a descendant of William Larkin b 1706 then we are distantly related.  George Larkin and Elizabeth Sayres our common ancestors were my 7 x great grandparents!

I still need to check the wills I have but my recollection is that none mention William Larkin husband of Frances Ballard.

Barbara

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Joseph Larkin born 1743 Cranbrook
« on: Thursday 19 October 23 15:55 BST (UK)  »
Hi Rob

I am drawing a blank on a marriage for Joseph.

As to his parents I am favouring William Larkin and Frances Ballard as described by cider drinker.

William was the youngest son of George Larkin and his wife Elizabeth Sares/Sayres.

William's older brother John Larkin who married Elizabeth Morgan is my direct ancestor.  This couple did have a son named George but he married Mary Turner and later moved to Horsmonden.  Again, my direct family.

Another brother of William and John was Thomas, the father of the twins mentioned in the earlier posts.  This Thomas was married to Elizabeth Dine in Rye on 5 March 1738/39  He owned  property in Beckley some of which he passed on to his oldest son Thomas. Thosmas and Elizabeth Dine had another son named Benjamin who had children baptised in Beckley.

So there is definitely a link between the Cranbrook Larkins and the parish of Beckley.

I have not tracked the children of William Larkin and Frances Ballard but I think the George Larkin who lived in Beckley is one of their sons and Joseph another.

I am no longer a member of the Sussex FH Group so do not have access to thier databases.  I think it could be useful to check all the Beckley Larkin names and reconstruct the families there.

I will have a look at some of the wills that I have in case there are any more clues.

Barbara


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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Joseph Larkin born 1743 Cranbrook
« on: Thursday 19 October 23 12:23 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for the baptism information cider.

Barbara

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Joseph Larkin born 1743 Cranbrook
« on: Thursday 19 October 23 10:27 BST (UK)  »
Hello Rob

Can we backtrack a bit on this please?

Where did you get the information that Joseph married a Sarah Simmons?

Can you give us the baptism records for each of Joseph's children as I don't have access to Beckley baptisms.  This will help build up a clearer picture of your family.

Barbara

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Fermanagh / Re: Adoption in the 1950s
« on: Thursday 19 October 23 09:51 BST (UK)  »
Success! Birth certificate ordered online and now received with no problems at all.

The certificate relieves some concerns as it is clear the birth was in the County Hospital.  Interestingly the mother's occupation is shown as "Servant" which is definitely incorrect but was maybe reported that way to avoid drawing attention to herself as a health professional.

Thank you for all the advice.  I think I know my way around NI birth and adoption records now!

Barbara

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Joseph Larkin born 1743 Cranbrook
« on: Monday 16 October 23 12:10 BST (UK)  »
If you find a link with the Larkin family of Cranbrook I have done a lot of research on them and am happy to help.

Barbara

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Fermanagh / Re: Adoption in the 1950s
« on: Tuesday 10 October 23 10:09 BST (UK)  »
Well that sounds very hopeful!  Thank you.

I will report back to our new cousin.

I will let you know the outcome. 

Barbara

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