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Request Lookup MARCHANT/MERCHANT born Hadleigh, Suffolk c1771
« on: Saturday 28 April 18 09:53 BST (UK) »
My 3g grandfather William Merchant 1851 census record says that his place of birth was Hadleigh, Suffolk.

I cannot find any verification of this and don't know where to look. I am unable to travel to Suffolk unfortunately.

I have heard( not verified) that his mother was Dinah Marchant, Daughter of Richard Marchant and Dinah (Bloss) Marchant  born 1853 in Bildeston, who later  in 1771 married Abraham Daking in Semer.

My thanks in advance to anyone who can throw any light on this history.

Peter Merchant
PS It would be nice if one could do a search on Rootschat just on the forum that one is currently looking at, but with a name like Merchant I am getting search results from all over the country, all sorts of records.

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Re: Request Lookup MARCHANT/MERCHANT born Hadleigh, Suffolk c1771
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 28 April 18 12:36 BST (UK) »
I see you have already posted about William with no replies
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=792176.

If you are trying to find other people researching the name have you looked at surname interests - link at the bottom of this page.


The 1851 census image I can see has him as William Marchant age 81 with wife Sarah.  Is this him

Do you have his marriage  :-\
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Re: Request Lookup MARCHANT/MERCHANT born Hadleigh, Suffolk c1771
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 28 April 18 18:21 BST (UK) »
Hi, Thanks for your reply.
Yes, That was me posting on Sunday, but that was I thought a general post, and this a request for help post.

The 1851 census that you have found is correct.
I can't see how to attach the wedding register.
Here is what it says:
1808 #18
William Merchant of this parish
and Sarah Linnet of this parish Widow
Married by banns 23 October 1808
by C.F. Mustard - Curator
in the presence of Susanna ***   and Thomas Burns ( His name appears as witness on most of the weddings on this page.)

In the surname interests table there are a number of Merchants, but all in different areas of the country.
(I'll have to add Marchant to it though)

Thanks for any help.


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Re: Request Lookup MARCHANT/MERCHANT born Hadleigh, Suffolk c1771
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 29 April 18 17:30 BST (UK) »
Sorry, I can only see one Merchant/Marchant baptism at Hadleigh around 1771
Thomas son of Margaret 31 Dec 1769

There does not appear to be much online for the parish  :-\
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Re: Request Lookup MARCHANT/MERCHANT born Hadleigh, Suffolk c1771
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 29 April 18 22:27 BST (UK) »
Thank You for your help.

I appreciate your efforts.

Peter M. :(

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Re: Request Lookup MARCHANT/MERCHANT born Hadleigh, Suffolk c1771
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 24 July 18 15:25 BST (UK) »
I looked at the Hadleigh parish register at the records office today but could not find a baptism there for William Marchant, sorry.

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Re: Request Lookup MARCHANT/MERCHANT born Hadleigh, Suffolk c1771
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 24 July 18 20:25 BST (UK) »
Thank you for looking. As William stated on his census forms later that this was where he was born, I need to think again.

Are the Hadleigh and area registers available on-line?

Regards,
Peter M.