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Hi!

My 3x great grandmother Elizabeth BUSS c1812 was "born in Wrotham" according to the 1851 census.

Others have suggested some of the BUSS family in Wrotham at about that time were really from nearby Plaxtol.

She married George HUNT c1811 of Hadlow, probably the marriage shown on LDS/IGI in Wateringbury on 2nd Oct 1836, although I am not 100% certain.

I wonder whether anyone can find her christening c1812 in the parish records of Wrotham, Plaxtol or thereabouts?

I also wonder whether anyone has the parish records covering Wateringbury in 1836? Could you check whether there is any information like age, residence and whether Elizabeth BUSS was a spinster or widow - or anything else - which might tell us whether this is the correct marriage and possibly help pin down her origins?

(BTW, I have looked at the 1841-1901 censuses, the LDS/IGI website and several others, and one of her children's birth certificate's already. In particular, she seems quite unlikely to be the Elizabeth BUSS christened in East Farleigh in 1816. I'd welcome others' views though.)

I'd be grateful for any help anyone can offer.

Thanks very much! :)

Therese.
Berkshire: Atty, Carter, Dowlin, Knibb, Long, Wheeler.
Devon: Channon, Dunsford, Hawkins, James, Payne, Pope, Snow, Willis, Wilson.
Bristol/Bedminster: Hawkins.
Cambridgeshire: Randall, Squires.
Kent: Burren, Buss, Field, Foster, Gates, Glover, Homewood, Hunt, Large, Link, Rabbitt, Ventum.
Somerset: Adams, Allen, Lockyer, Savage.
Warwickshire: Knibb.
Wiltshire: Akerman, Bourton/Borton, Burden, Clarke, Dodson, Fry, Gray, Lea, Munday, Rummin(ge), Stiles, Stratton, Teagle, Underwood, Weston.

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Re: Elizabeth BUSS - Wateringbury & Wrotham/Plaxtol - parish record look up?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 25 July 09 16:03 BST (UK) »
Hi Therese

I've only got Wrotham records, baptisms up to 1812, but there's nothing for BUSS at all around that time.
There are a few there, but quite early, the last one in 1737.
Not sure if that's much help, but it could at least eliminate one possible place of birth.

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Re: Elizabeth BUSS - Wateringbury & Wrotham/Plaxtol - parish record look up?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 25 July 09 22:37 BST (UK) »
Thanks for looking!  :)

I suppose she could have been born in 1813 or 1814.  The dates in those early censuses can be pretty vague.

Perhaps the other suggestion might be right and they were from Plaxtol.

Still a mystery!

Therese.
Berkshire: Atty, Carter, Dowlin, Knibb, Long, Wheeler.
Devon: Channon, Dunsford, Hawkins, James, Payne, Pope, Snow, Willis, Wilson.
Bristol/Bedminster: Hawkins.
Cambridgeshire: Randall, Squires.
Kent: Burren, Buss, Field, Foster, Gates, Glover, Homewood, Hunt, Large, Link, Rabbitt, Ventum.
Somerset: Adams, Allen, Lockyer, Savage.
Warwickshire: Knibb.
Wiltshire: Akerman, Bourton/Borton, Burden, Clarke, Dodson, Fry, Gray, Lea, Munday, Rummin(ge), Stiles, Stratton, Teagle, Underwood, Weston.


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Re: Elizabeth BUSS - Wateringbury & Wrotham/Plaxtol - parish record look up?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 31 July 09 16:09 BST (UK) »
Therese,

Further to the PM sent to you earlier today, if we are correct in saying that Joseph Buss & Anne Ventum (married 21/12/1811 in West Peckham, Kent) are Elizabeths parents, then we have the following Christenings in Plaxtol, Kent :

Elizabeth 05/04/1812
John 10/07/1814
Mary - 22/12 1916
Anne 27/06/1919

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Re: Elizabeth BUSS - Wateringbury & Wrotham/Plaxtol - parish record look up?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 06 August 09 09:56 BST (UK) »
Thanks!

Now all we have to do is find the ancestors of the Joseph LINK and Anne VENTUM! ;-)

I'll mark this question as completed.

Therese.
Berkshire: Atty, Carter, Dowlin, Knibb, Long, Wheeler.
Devon: Channon, Dunsford, Hawkins, James, Payne, Pope, Snow, Willis, Wilson.
Bristol/Bedminster: Hawkins.
Cambridgeshire: Randall, Squires.
Kent: Burren, Buss, Field, Foster, Gates, Glover, Homewood, Hunt, Large, Link, Rabbitt, Ventum.
Somerset: Adams, Allen, Lockyer, Savage.
Warwickshire: Knibb.
Wiltshire: Akerman, Bourton/Borton, Burden, Clarke, Dodson, Fry, Gray, Lea, Munday, Rummin(ge), Stiles, Stratton, Teagle, Underwood, Weston.