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Re: Transcribing some interesting records, just wanted to share it
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 29 September 18 19:46 BST (UK) »
Chance child is one of my faves, another term for an illegitimate child.

I did find one entry for my ancestor in 1765 in Suffolk, saying he "was found dead in Pettistree". Luckily someone was able to identify his body.
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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
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Re: Transcribing some interesting records, just wanted to share it
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 29 September 18 21:27 BST (UK) »
Talking of illegitimate children, I transcribed a weird one today. And for once, R. F. Walker Curate of Purleigh has let me down, he didn't write anything enlightening in the margin!

Who is William's father? Was Sarah playing away?
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« Reply #11 on: Saturday 29 September 18 22:12 BST (UK) »
I think not as many people lied to a vicar as they did to a registrar or census enumerator. Or it could be that people knew Sarah was playing away and she spilled the beans at the baptism by saying the baby was born as a result of an extra marital affair.

Sadly for any descendants of William Hitch, the father may never be known as the curate never listed who he could have been.

I once noticed a baptism of a baby where in the entry it said "mother now married, but not to father".



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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: Transcribing some interesting records, just wanted to share it
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 30 September 18 12:35 BST (UK) »
There might have been an obvious reason why Thomas could not have been the father. 
For example, I found a baptism where the mother was described as "wife of Benjamin, who has been away at sea the last seven years".
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« Reply #13 on: Sunday 30 September 18 12:44 BST (UK) »
There might have been an obvious reason why Thomas could not have been the father. 
For example, I found a baptism where the mother was described as "wife of Benjamin, who has been away at sea the last seven years".

You could be right, they live quite close to the coast, although for most of the records I've transcribed the fathers have been mariners.

I'm keeping my eyes peeled for more Hitch records as I'm transcribing. There are three children of Thomas and Sarah Hitch baptised between 1813 and 1817, their father is a labourer.
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Re: Transcribing some interesting records, just wanted to share it
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 30 September 18 13:10 BST (UK) »
It's just one way that the husband could be absent.  Prison is another one.
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Re: Transcribing some interesting records, just wanted to share it
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 30 September 18 23:33 BST (UK) »
So many women died in childbirth at young ages leaving large numbers of children. Their widowers marrying younger women and starting new families. I discovered in my family a woman widowed with 6 children, remarried widower with 8 children, had three more children. She died when her youngest was 14 months old leaving the 17 children motherless. The baby was brought up by his aunt, the remaining children were taken into care and sent away to Canada and Australia. Harsh times. Families searching back must be very grateful if they discover any extra information.

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Re: Transcribing some interesting records, just wanted to share it
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 02 October 18 16:38 BST (UK) »
Transcribing, and of course general searching for relatives can certainly open up Pandorra's Box. If you are looking for rellies, interesting entries of people that are of no known family connection are still intriguing. "Died after being crushed by a bull", not something you usually see in a burial register.
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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: Transcribing some interesting records, just wanted to share it
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 02 October 18 18:06 BST (UK) »
I wonder what's the most unusual entry you've identified.

Just visited my grandparents grave to find maintenance agency have hoovered up the flowers I arranged and dumped their grass cuttings in front of their tiny headstone.

Noticed as I left how many females were widowed for more than 40 years. A lifetime.