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Sussex / Re: Marriage of Mary Barnes
« on: Saturday 30 April 22 11:27 BST (UK)  »
Thanks once again.

I am having a similar problem with the death certificate for Mary's husband, William. According to FreeBMD

Q1 1848 Brighton 7 243.

Sussex / Re: Marriage of Mary Barnes
« on: Friday 29 April 22 13:34 BST (UK)  »
Many thanks. I didn't realise that one needed to purchase the CD. I'm not even sure that I followed it up at the time, as I don't seem to have the CD.

This family is causing me all sorts of problems. I have found two deaths on FreeBMD:

Sarah BARNES Q1 1853 Brighton 2b 121
Mary ROBINS  Q3 1888 Petworth 2b 175

But I can't find them on the GRO site to order the certificates!

Sussex / Re: Marriage of Mary Barnes
« on: Friday 29 April 22 12:24 BST (UK)  »
Little Nell - you found this marriage for me some time ago.

I need to remind it having somehow lost it in my records. Could you please provide concise instructions about how to find it again.

Many thanks

Gloucestershire / Re: John Jewell (c1796 - 1877)
« on: Thursday 28 April 22 14:50 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone have any new thoughts on the baptism of my 3x GGF. I would like to pin down by 4c GGP.

London and Middlesex / Re: What happened to John ROBERTS
« on: Wednesday 27 April 22 10:10 BST (UK)  »
I have considered that since John BIRD was a soldier he could have been killed in action, after all the Napoleonic wars were looming. And I suppose he could have absconded.

The problem is that I haven't been able to locate him in any military records. Admittedly researching military records is not my area of expertise, perhaps someone with greater knowledge of these records would be more successful.

As for the 7 year rule this had always confused me. I seem to remember reading somewhere that this was not legally recognised, but I may be mistaken.

Hampshire & Isle of Wight / Re: the ORCHARDs or ARCHERs of Whitchurch
« on: Wednesday 27 April 22 10:05 BST (UK)  »
Many thanks, very helpful.

I agree that the Mary buried in 1837 is probably David's daughter. And its nice to find the Allen & Taylor marriage, confirming the family relationship.

As for James - my 3xGGF - I was aware of burial date and sadly short life. But still many thanks.

Hampshire & Isle of Wight / Re: the ORCHARDs or ARCHERs of Whitchurch
« on: Tuesday 26 April 22 12:33 BST (UK)  »
Thanks, the stuff about Rebecca looks useful.

Confused about Sarah though, as census returns suggest a birth in Overton.

There is a Sarah TAYLOR baptised in Overton in Oct 1801 to John and Anne TAYLOR. Also she marries David in 1822, when she would be only 20/21.

Perhaps her mother remarried?

Add: I note that the burial record for Rebecca ages her as 36 thus born in 1805, which is a clear 10 years out/

Hampshire & Isle of Wight / Re: the ORCHARDs or ARCHERs of Whitchurch
« on: Tuesday 26 April 22 11:53 BST (UK)  »
I would like to reopen this old thread, as I am still struggling to make progress. Sadly the suggestion that I visit the Hampshire Record Office has not been possible to pursue due to the pandemic and my rather poor immune system.

Hampshire's records are poorly represented on both Ancestry and FindMyPast, the lack of images sometimes obscuring useful information. Family Search has records, but again no images. Looking at FS suggests another three or four children: Mary buried 11 Mar 1837 aged 0, another James buried 15 Feb 1831 aged 28, Diana buried 05 Sep 1808 (b 1796 to William & Ann), and Thomas buried 14 Jul 1803 (b 1791 to William & Ann). Without seeing the actual images, it is hard to make judgements on these possible children.

I am still struggling with the other children mentioned in the first post. So I would welcome any help in sorting this family out.

London and Middlesex / Re: What happened to John ROBERTS
« on: Tuesday 26 April 22 11:43 BST (UK)  »
Colin - many thanks, but yes I'm afraid that I did have all of that. The problem seems to be getting beyond that set of information.

For instance, if John Roberts was a widower when he married Ann, who had he been married to previously?

Also is the John HEAD mentioned in the marriages, Ann's father or elder brother?

so many unanswered questions!

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