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Finding info on one line while researching another?
« on: Wednesday 13 June 18 23:04 BST (UK) »
The other day I was looking for people with the surname Martin in a Suffolk village in the late 1790s and was looking at the witnesses names. But during so, I found a William Pratt married Ann Barriot in 1794 in Little Glemham. Witnesses John Archer and Eliz Pratt (her mark). John Archer was my ancestor and he wed Mary Pratt in 1786 in a nearby village. He signed, and the signature matches the 1794 witness John Archer. I have not yet found Mary Pratt's baptism (She died in 1810 aged 51 so born c1759) but it looks like I found a couple of rellies of her when not actually concentrating on that line.

One time I was looking through an Essex parish for a baptism on one branch when I then found a baptism I had been looking for on a totally different line.

Shows how info can turn up unexpectedly, not just with new records coming online but while searching the records in the record offices.
Researching:

LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Budery
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain

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Re: Finding info on one line while researching another?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 15 June 18 14:16 BST (UK) »
On the marriage record for my 6x great grandparents Samuel Knighton & Elizabeth Whaples, one of the witnesses is a Henry Wade, who is also my 6x great grandfather. Their descendants would go on to marry each other 150 years later.
Knighton in Huntingdonshire and Northamptonshire
Tweedie in Lanarkshire and Co. Down
Rodgers in Durham and Co. Monaghan
McMillan in Lanarkshire and Argyllshire

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Re: Finding info on one line while researching another?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 17 June 18 19:37 BST (UK) »
If you then find what you were after initially, it is like killing 2 birds with one stone.
Researching:

LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Budery
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain

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Re: Finding info on one line while researching another?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 17 June 18 20:26 BST (UK) »
A distant ancestor was the registrar who recorded the birth of my grandfather's sister.

Martin
Gedmatch DNA Kit H062246.
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Names:
Loughborough and Loughbrough, (London, Hull, Pirton, Durham & Hartlepool);
Watson, (Bedlington, Jarrow & Hartlepool);
Ballard & Glassop (E. London); 
Leggett (Corton, Scarborough, Hartlepool); 
Young, Adamson & Wilson, (Hartlepool). 

I use GRAMPS v5.0 software. 

My ancestors are probably turning in their graves, not that I can actually find any of them.

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Re: Finding info on one line while researching another?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 06 July 18 12:21 BST (UK) »
Oh yes ... while researching one of my great x3 aunts I spotted that one of her servants had a familiar surname ... and on investigating further it turned out that the servant was my wife's second cousin three times removed.

A general word of advice, though ... it does nothing very good for domestic harmony to mention to your wife that her family were your family's servants!
All identified names up to and including my great x5 grandparents: Abbot Andrews Baker Blenc(h)ow Brothers Burrows Chambers Clifton Cornwell Escott Fisher Foster Frost Giddins Groom Hardwick Harris Hart Hayho(e) Herman Holcomb(e) Holmes Hurley King-Spooner Martindale Mason Mitchell Murphy Neves Oakey Packman Palmer Peabody Pearce Pettit(t) Piper Pottenger Pound Purkis Rackliff(e) Richardson Scotford Sherman Sinden Snear Southam Spooner Stephenson Varing Weatherley Webb Whitney Wiles Wright