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EVANS, Bedminster - maiden name
« on: Monday 28 August 06 03:13 BST (UK) »
I have just received a copy of Francis Joseph Evans birth certificate (my g.grandfather).  His birth date is 8 May 1842 and his father's occupation given as yeoman.

His parents are listed as Joseph Evans and Ann Evans (formerly Sprod(?)).  Could someone please confirm this as a possible surname or am I reading it wrongly?  Ann registered his birth and gave her address as (looks like) Parton's (Parson's) Street, Bedminster. 




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Re: Evans, Bedminster - maiden name
« Reply #1 on: Monday 28 August 06 20:17 BST (UK) »
Hi Abby

I've just taken a look at the 1841 census and over two dozen individuals with the surname SPROD were listed as living in Gloucershire and Somerset.

The spelling of the maiden name on the certificate could well be accurate.


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Re: Evans, Bedminster - maiden name
« Reply #2 on: Monday 28 August 06 21:19 BST (UK) »
Thank you Pritch - I had never heard the name before.  Osprey was really kind and provided me with what looks like Francis's family in the 1841 census in Parson St.

Ann is 35 but being the '41 census, no birth district is given.  A possible sighting of her with possible family, in the 1871 census gives birthplace as Barrow, Somerset, so I'm wondering if the Somerset Sprods are around the Barrow area?  I have my Road Atlas of Britain out and Barrow looks very small.

This site is just amazing.  From New Zealand it can be frustrating as we feel so far away, so to have people interested in our research and being generous with their help is incredible.

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Re: Evans, Bedminster - maiden name
« Reply #3 on: Monday 28 August 06 22:18 BST (UK) »
Hi Abby

Two families are recorded in Somerset in the 1841 census.  Not in Barrow I'm afraid, but not too far away either.  One family is in the town of Yatton and the other in the village of Kenn.  Here are the details, they may prove helpful:   

HO107/968/12  f27  p5  Yatton

Samuel Sprod  50  Plumber & Glazier
Mary Sprod  50
Ann Sprod  21
Henry Sprod  19
William Sprod 13
Eliza Sprod  11

All born in county

 
HO107/967/15  f9  p13  Kenn

Thomas Sprod  35   ????? Chandler  (occupation difficult to read)
Sarah Sprod  35
William Sprod  11
Sarah Sprod  7
Edward Sprod  5
Mary Sprod  4
Robert Sprod  2

All born in county 


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Re: Evans, Bedminster - maiden name
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 29 August 06 00:16 BST (UK) »
Many thanks Pritch - very helpful.  Yatton and Kenn are really close to each other so we can suppose these two are connected - perhaps Samuel and Thomas are brothers?

I have searched the rootschat site and no other Sprods are mentioned, so not exactly a common name....

If Ann was 35 in 1841 she may be another sibling, so something to work on indeed!

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Re: Evans, Bedminster - maiden name
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 29 August 06 10:29 BST (UK) »
Hi Abby

SPROD is a great name to search for!! Try this link to the Clevedon Civic Society - lots of SPROD names in their records, covering the nearby villages inc Yatton/Kenn/Kingston Seymour etc

http://www.clevedon-civic-society.org.uk/records.htm

Good luck

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WAUGH/RIDDELL/BRYDON/ELLIOT - Castleton, ROX
SMITH & BROWN!! - Chirnside, Cockburnspath, BEW

BRADLEY/BRECKON - Newton, Brotton, Eston, NRY

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Re: Evans, Bedminster - maiden name
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 29 August 06 11:15 BST (UK) »
Thanks Marquees - I have bookmarked the site for the future!  I have a feeling there are not too many Sprods around, so chances are some of them are probably related.

In the mean time, I only know of one and she happens to be my g.g.grandmother!

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Re: Evans, Bedminster - maiden name
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 18 December 11 09:07 GMT (UK) »
Hi Abby,
 Ann Sprod was baptised in Barrow Gurney 13 Sept 1805. It does seem to be a fairly common name in that area.
Regards Susan

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Re: Evans, Bedminster - maiden name
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 18 December 11 13:30 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat Susan :)

Parents of Ann were WILLIAM/SARAH
Siblings all Christened Blessed Virgin Mary and St Edmund;
LUCY 06 May 1798
WILLM 05 Aug 1799
SARAH 18 Jan 1801
ARTHUR 23 May 1802
ELIZABETH 12 April 1807
There is also an ELIZA 31 May 1807 (maybe either Elizabeth/Eliza were baptised late)
(Source FreeREG)

Trish :)
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