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Offline LizzieL

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Re: Redding
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 01 July 15 15:29 BST (UK) »
I think we've got a bit further.

A bit of Googling about Marston green, Thomas's birthplace, came up with it as a hamlet of Bickenhill.
So likely he was baptised at Bickenhill. Familysearch has a baptism for a Thomas Reading son of Thomas and Mary, 17 Feb 1811. So this is a possibility. Ancestry has image but no further information.
The same couple have a Sarah baptised in 1804 and a William in 1806.
In 1809 there is a John son of John and Mary Reading. Given no other baptisms to JOHN and mary and it would fit nicely between William and Thomas, I am wondering if that should be Thomas and mary and the clerk has got father's name confused with the child's.
 
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott, Sibley
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott

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Re: Redding
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 01 July 15 15:56 BST (UK) »
And a few more for Thomas and Mary in Bickenhill, with variations of surname
Ann Redden 3 Sep 1813
Mary Reddin 19 Nov 1815
Lucy Reddin 22 mar 1818
George Reddin 12 Sep 1824

These later baptisms in new format register, which gives abode and occupation. In all cases abode is marston Green and in all except the baptism of George it says occupation rake maker. For George it says labourer. It seems to be different writing (different clerk) so he may be more general with occupations.
I think that is fairly certain we have both Thomas and Ann's families now.

Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott, Sibley
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott

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Re: Redding
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 01 July 15 23:35 BST (UK) »
Many thanks for the help in this.  Unable to prove yet that Thomas and Ann stayed in Aston/Birmingham, but most of the decending family have been traced to that area.  Work varies from bricklayer to farm labourer throughout.  Have found a Thomas on his own in a Lodging house in Birmingham later life but yet to prove.  The Slater information has been a great help, now found they eventually had seventeen children in Shustoke /Whitacre (two died).  Poor woman must have been worn out!!  As Shustoke and Whitacre were only, and still are very small villages, they must have took over the place.  Can see where I was going up the wrong path now, thank you again for your help.