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William Leighton
« on: Monday 21 December 15 08:21 GMT (UK) »
I'm looking for any info on William Leighton, born in Basford, Nottingham and married a Ann ??, they had a son Rev. Edward Leighton, born 1801 died 1874. William had a sister Sarah Greasley (Leighton). I really want to know the maiden name of Ann, plus birth & death dates for William.
 Many thanks Robert.

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Re: William Leighton
« Reply #1 on: Monday 21 December 15 10:37 GMT (UK) »
Where did you find William's place of birth from?  And the fact he had a sister?

I see Edward was bn Basford from he censuses. Have you found his baptism? And then looked for older and younger siblings, in order to gauge approx. when a marriage of William and Ann may be?
Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

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Re: William Leighton
« Reply #2 on: Monday 21 December 15 23:04 GMT (UK) »
All the info that I have is that William's sister married a Gervas Greasley on  the 29th October 1798.
I can't find any registration of a birth for William, but since his son was born in 1801, I would think that he may be born around 1775 + - a few years. I've been through various files and sites without much luck. On the marriage details they spell Leighton as Lighton. Thanks

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Re: William Leighton
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 22 December 15 00:52 GMT (UK) »
Hi the baptism of Edward was:-

Edward LEIGHTEN 22nd March 1801 St Leodegarius, Basford Father William Mother Ann

The only other problem you have got to solve is just how do you know William Leighton was in fact born in Nottinghamshire?
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Re: William Leighton
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 22 December 15 08:18 GMT (UK) »
Hi Keyboard86, I have the birth details of Edward and it shows Basford as Williams place of birth also, but nothing else. Also Sarah Greasley (Leighton) her details are shown as being born in Basford, so apart from that we don't have any other information, only family names of his grandsons and granddaughters. Thanks Robert.

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Re: William Leighton
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 22 December 15 09:56 GMT (UK) »
Can we just confirm what you actually have?

You have christening of Edward in 1801 in Basford , parents William and Ann.

Do you have christenings of any other children of William and Ann?

You have a marriage of a Sarah to Gervas Greasely in 1798. How do you know she is Williams sister? Was she a spinster at this marriage - ie was Leighton even her maiden name?  Where have you seen her pace of birth as Basford?

Have you found christenings for William and Sarah with same parents?

When William fathered Edward he could have been anything from 16 to 90. So if you don't know if Edward the first child of a very young couple, or the youngest child of a couple who had been married 20 years, or even of a second marriage for William, then it is risky to "guess" how old William was at this stage, without finding out some more. And, as has been said, there is the question of where William may have been born -  very unusual of Edwards christening showed the place of birth of his father! (very useful if it did)
Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

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Re: William Leighton
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 22 December 15 11:43 GMT (UK) »
FreeREG has the Baptism of Edward LEIGHTEN, 22 Mar 1801, St Leodegarius, Basford, Motts
Parents WILLIAM/ANN
No other details

Appears to be no other Children to them in Notts 1791-1811 on there.
Parents may be from anywhere and married anywhere unfortunately.

Gervase/Sarahs Marriage is there also 1798, no witnesses names.
Gervase seems to be born Beeston and Baptised there 5 Sept 1775 to George/Elizabeth.
There is also a John SHAW/Sarah LEIGHTON Marriage 1791 Basford
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