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Sarah Watkins
« on: Saturday 06 November 10 11:11 GMT (UK) »
Hello.
It's been a while since my last request for this lady.
Unclear whether she came from Radnorshire or Breconshire.
She married an Essex man and their youngest child, Jane, is my great g'mother.
Sarah had it indicated on the 1851 Weeley, Essex census that she was born in "Bracknick, Radnorshire"but i've not been able to find a record on this.
Her father was a William Watkins (as per her marriage GRO cert.)
Any clues?
Regards
Julie
BOYD: Scotland
FERGUSON: Scotland
KEMP:  Wiltshire, Berkshire, Middlesex, Essex, England
GREEN & DEEVES:  Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, England
MCPHERSON:  Sutherland-Highlands, Edinburgh, Scotland
MILES & MOWAT:  England, South Africa; Australia
GREATREX: England; South Australia
PERKINS:  Cornwall; South Australia
WATKINS: Wales

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Re: Sarah Watkins
« Reply #1 on: Monday 08 November 10 20:44 GMT (UK) »
Hi
To be able to see who we are looking for could you give 1851 census details has you have given her maiden name cannot see it , I know you are asking for her pre marriage , but I find it important to look at your info so you have more basic info if you know what I mean  ::)
cheers cardiff :)
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Re: Sarah Watkins
« Reply #2 on: Monday 08 November 10 22:36 GMT (UK) »
Hello Cardiff

Thanks for your interest.

I hope the following is the material you wanted.

1851 Census:  Weeley, Essex.

Robert Green, [Ag Lab] Sarah Green (nee Watkins), John Green, Octavius Green and Sarah/Sarah Ann or Ann Green.

My ggrandmother was born in 1855 so not on this census.

Robert Green died c1858:  once again given the common use of names and scatty records i can't be sure on this but he was not with them on the 1861 Weeley census; Jane was however.  Sarah is a "Laundress". I have him dying in the Tendring Union Workhouse.  Although i don't know why it was just him and not the whole family?

I couldn't find Sarah [Watkins] on the 1841 Wales census that fitted with her father's name of William (as she gave on her 1844 London marriage reg).

I have the children's birth certs (GRO) and they give no helpful info except for confirming their mother's maiden name of Watkins.

"Bracknick":  would that be an enumerator's version of what Sarah said?  That is, maybe Sarah has an accent that the Essex man did not grasp; did she in fact say Brecknock?  In which case i gather that Brecknock is in Breconshire, not Radnorshire!  What gives here!?  Or was "Bracknick" the name of a house or village in Radnorshire which was close to the border between the two counties?

Any help will be gladly recieved!

Regards
Julie

BOYD: Scotland
FERGUSON: Scotland
KEMP:  Wiltshire, Berkshire, Middlesex, Essex, England
GREEN & DEEVES:  Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, England
MCPHERSON:  Sutherland-Highlands, Edinburgh, Scotland
MILES & MOWAT:  England, South Africa; Australia
GREATREX: England; South Australia
PERKINS:  Cornwall; South Australia
WATKINS: Wales