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James Humm or William Humm ?
« on: Saturday 03 December 16 10:55 GMT (UK) »
I now have the marriage cert for James Humm (my great great grandfather) and Sarah Ann Spriggs(see previous posting) The writing is awful! I can see where it is sometimes recorded as Hummer! ...My query is in all the census I have manged to find back to 1841 james' father is recorded as WILLIAM  Hummer ..on the marriage certificate it is JAMES ,although he did not sign as a witness.
In 1841 Williiam is aged as 35 giving a birth year of 1806.Also his wife on the census is Elizabeth Hummer .Am I on the right track with the census'? All in the right area Ardleigh Essex.
..and to add to the confusion the birth records I can find for that time (1806) there is a james hum married to Ruth Reynolds.. !!  Pass me another tablet please..any help/advice greatly appreciated
Dave

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Re: James Humm or William Humm ?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 03 December 16 13:05 GMT (UK) »
Hi Dave,

1841 there is a census

James Humm age 35
Rachel Humm age 35
James Humm  age 10
Sarah Humm   age 4

Occupation agricultural labourer living East of the Dodham?? Road Ardleigh 

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Re: James Humm or William Humm ?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 03 December 16 13:24 GMT (UK) »
Looks like you'd honed in on the wrong James.   As census shows, there were 2 born around the same time and the marriage certificate has confirmed that your man was the son of James Humm (and Rachael per 1841 census).

Familysearch shows the marriage of James Hum and Rachael Holding 1826 Ardleigh (only year given).

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Re: James Humm or William Humm ?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 03 December 16 13:48 GMT (UK) »
Just found a tree on Ancestry which shows James senior was bp.7/7/1805 Ardleigh, son of James Hum and Ruth Reynolds.

Also FreeReg shows date of James and Rachael's marriage was 28th August 1826 and that 'your' James Humm was bp.12/7/1829 Ardleigh, son of James and Rachael.

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Re: James Humm or William Humm ?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 05 December 16 07:19 GMT (UK) »
Well done! no wonder I am confused, easily done at my age.
so..If I understand this right ..James Hum married Ruth Reynolds their son James Humm married Rachel Holding in 1826 who gave birth to James Humm 12-7-1829 who is my great great grandfather?
Thanks a million David

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Re: James Humm or William Humm ?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 05 December 16 07:42 GMT (UK) »
Hi Richview,I cannot find that reference in the census of 1841.On which website did you find it? manythanks

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Re: James Humm or William Humm ?
« Reply #6 on: Monday 05 December 16 07:46 GMT (UK) »
Hi Richview, I have found it on Ancestry..Thanks david