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Offline suelaw1954

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FAIRWEATHER-DOWNING Marriage lookup Hadleigh 1775
« on: Thursday 16 May 13 03:44 BST (UK) »
Hi,
There is an entry on FamilySearch for a marriage between Thomas Fairweather and Sarah Downing on 30 Jul 1775 at Hadleigh. I think this may be my ggggg-grandparents, but it is a bit out of area for my family.

I wonder if anyone could check the original parish register entry for me to see if there is any additonal information (e.g. parish of origin, witnesses, bachelor/spinster etc).

Thanks to anyone who takes the trouble to read this.

Sue  8)
Common(s) - Sussex, London, Northumberland
Spall - London, Suffolk (Debenham, Cretingham)
Goddard - Sussex (Brighton, Newtimber, Edburton)
Piller - London, Norfolk
Shadbolt - Herts (Codicote, Datchworth)
Young - Sussex (Brighton)
Rose - Army, London
Beckwith - London, Norfolk

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Re: FAIRWEATHER-DOWNING Marriage lookup Hadleigh 1775
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 01 June 13 17:08 BST (UK) »
Taken from the Hadleigh parish register

Thomas Fairweather singleman OTP
Sarah Downing singlewoman OTP
Married in this church by banns 30th day of July 1775
He signed his name, she signed X
In presence of Sarah Reason (X) and Joseph Cabden (?) (signed)

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Re: FAIRWEATHER-DOWNING Marriage lookup Hadleigh 1775 - COMPLETED
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 01 June 13 22:57 BST (UK) »
Thanks very much for the prompt reply.

No indication of a link to the Debenham area in the entry but Sarah was definitely buried there. (Register of St Mary Debenham: Sarah Fairweather late Downing wife of Thomas age 48 buried 28 Mar 1801.)

However with them both being OTP there's a strong possibility that the Jane Fairweather d/o Thomas & Sarah whose baptism appears in the Sudbury BTs on 1 Mar 1776 may have been baptized in Hadleigh too. (I was dreading having to look through the entire FHL film for a single entry and couldn't really put in a lookup request without further justification.)

Thanks again,

Onward and up the family tree 8-)

Sue
Common(s) - Sussex, London, Northumberland
Spall - London, Suffolk (Debenham, Cretingham)
Goddard - Sussex (Brighton, Newtimber, Edburton)
Piller - London, Norfolk
Shadbolt - Herts (Codicote, Datchworth)
Young - Sussex (Brighton)
Rose - Army, London
Beckwith - London, Norfolk