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Brick wall
« on: Thursday 07 March 19 14:56 GMT (UK) »
I thought I was doing quite well (with help from Rootschat members!) as far as finding ancestors of the Wagstaff family.  I've come to an abrupt end in finding the father of George Wagstaff who died 20 Jan 1784 in Spitalfields Whitechapel  I've guessed  a birth of about 1718-1724 maybe Whitechapel area, although I know he could have been born elsewhere so have searched further afield too.
He was married to Susannah King 1745 and had 8 children  Any help appreciated

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Re: Brick wall
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 07 March 19 20:28 GMT (UK) »
Do you have his occupation?
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Re: Brick wall
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 07 March 19 20:36 GMT (UK) »
You say he died 20 Jan 1784, but in fact that was his burial date (Christ Church, Spitalfields).

Name spelt as George Wagstaffe.

Age at death: 60

Abode: Brown’s Lane
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Brick wall
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 07 March 19 21:14 GMT (UK) »
Find My Past have a George Wagstaff born 10 Dec 1727 Lambeth St Mary. Father Joshua. Transcript only.

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Re: Brick wall
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 07 March 19 22:23 GMT (UK) »
As Goldie61 has suggested, his occupation could prove helpful. If he had a trade, there may be an apprenticeship record that names his father.
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Re: Brick wall
« Reply #5 on: Monday 11 March 19 16:31 GMT (UK) »
Thanks   George was a weaver but I can find no record of his apprenticeship ???