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Wiltshire / Cullis family of Calne - Who was Walter's father?
« on: Sunday 18 October 20 14:30 BST (UK)  »
The Cullis family don't appear in my tree until the 1760s when Sarah Cullis married Adam Williams at Bremhill. There are certain families in my tree who interest me more than others and the Cullis' are an interesting bunch (to me anyway  ;D).

I've managed to trace Sarah's line back to her grandfather Walter Cullis of Calne. He married Mary Browne (b.1679) on 19 June 1706 at Devizes and I believe he was the same Walter Cullis who was buried at Calne on 4 January 1737. There is no record (so far) of Walter's baptism in the Calne parish registers, I've browsed the original images from 1674 to 1690 and there's no trace.

I suspect he may have been the son of either Richard, John or Thomas Cullis who married the following women:

Thomas m. Mary Barnes 1655 at Calne
Richard m. Elizabeth Ball at Calne on 29 June 1664
John Cullis m. Magdalene Audry? in June 1684 at Calne

I've also found a list of Wiltshire soldiers wounded in the English Civil War from GenFair that reads: "Richard Cullis of Studley, Calne, served under Lord General Ruthen in company of Captain Roger Banninge. Lost both of his eyes with a shot. 40s per year plus 10s".

I'm leaning towards either Thomas or John as Walter's father as he had sons by those names. Any suggestions about where to look next?  ???

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / What is her name?
« on: Wednesday 09 September 20 22:19 BST (UK)  »
I have a baptism from Birmingham’s St Martin parish registers and I’m struggling to work out the name of Samuel Moore’s daughter, baptised in 1708. It has been transcribed as “Defnah”.

Warwickshire / Samuel Moore and family
« on: Wednesday 09 September 20 14:04 BST (UK)  »
Samuel Moore and Anna Sheepy were married in January 1698 at Curdworth in Warwickshire. I have a marriage license for the couple which gives Anna's residence as Kingsbury and Samuel was of Digbeth in Birmingham.

I have found the baptisms for four of Samuel and Anna's children which all took place at St Martin in Birmingham but I am trying to find out what became of them.

George 1702

Samuel 1705

Defnah (?) 1708 (I'm not sure what her name was supposed to be, the image definitely reads as "Defnah" to me. Could this be the daughter Hannah that was mentioned in Samuel's will?)

Catherine 1710 (my ancestor. She married John Eades in 1729, Joseph Phillips in 1732 and William Joye in 1770. Died in Wellington, Shropshire in 1785)

Anna was buried at St Martin in August 1731 and Samuel was buried in July 1733. From Samuel's will, I know that he owned houses and land in Osset in Essex (I think this may actually be Orsett), Atherstone and several houses on Parke Street in Birmingham. The will also revealed the existence of two more children, "Mary Moore" and "Hannah Biddle", who I would love to be able to find baptisms for if possible.

The will refers to his son George as "George Moore of London... a cutler" so I am assuming George was living in that area by that time.

Yorkshire (West Riding) / William Crossley, shoemaker
« on: Thursday 03 September 20 12:39 BST (UK)  »
William Crossley had at least four children that he baptised between 1721 and 1730. The baptisms took place at Frickley with Clayton, no mother’s name given. William lived at “Burntwood” in the parish of Darfield and was a shoemaker by trade.

There is a burial of Ann Crossley in the parish of South Kirkby in 1751, she is described as the wife of William Crossley of “Burnwood”.

I am trying to confirm whether William and Ann had any more children besides the children baptised at Frickley. I would also really appreciate if someone has access to Darfield parish registers to see if there is a marriage between William Crossley and Ann. The marriage probably took place about 1720.

Thank you  ;D

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Breaking down a brick wall
« on: Thursday 27 August 20 18:19 BST (UK)  »
I am trying to find out more about the family of Hannah Chapman, wife of Thomas Siner. They were married on May 10 1818 at St Editha’s church in Tamworth, Staffordshire. Witnesses were Elizabeth Haywood and Robert Ebbs.

All their children were baptised at Tamworth, St Editha except their son James who was baptised at the Catholic Church in Tamworth in 1836. Could Hannah have come from a Catholic family?

The 1841 census states that Hannah was born outside of Staffordshire and the 1851 census states that Hannah was born in Sheffield about 1794.

Searching for baptisms in Sheffield has thrown up a few results:

• 26 August 1795 - Hannah, daughter of Francis Chapman, a butcher, and Lydia

• 29 November 1795 - Hannah, daughter of George Chapman, a grinder, and Mary

• 7 February 1796 - Hannah, daughter of John Chapman, a filesmith, and Ruth

I would really appreciate some help determining which Hannah is “mine” please  ;D

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