Author Topic: Benjamin Tomkinson Marriage Record  (Read 396 times)

Offline Donches

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 83
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Benjamin Tomkinson Marriage Record
« on: Thursday 06 June 19 10:35 BST (UK) »
I'm attaching a scan of the marriage record of Benjamin Tomkinson at Norton Le Moors. Staffordshire, 1770. The entry for the parish of Benjamin is mostly obliterated. It could be different from Norton and I would be glad for any suggestions of what it might be.

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline Brentor boy

  • RootsChat Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 984
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Benjamin Tomkinson Marriage Record
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 06 June 19 11:51 BST (UK) »
It has been transcribed on Free Reg as Norton le Moors.

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline goldie61

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,299
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Benjamin Tomkinson Marriage Record
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 06 June 19 22:51 BST (UK) »
Not sure I'd be confident of transcribing that as Norton le Moors.

Not sure if this helps!  :-\

The ending looks as if there might be an 'l' or double 'l' before the last letter 's'.
Difficult to say what the first letter is even.
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

Offline solidrock

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,778
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Benjamin Tomkinson Marriage Record
« Reply #3 on: Friday 07 June 19 02:46 BST (UK) »
FamilySearch has it as Norton le Moors

Name    Benjamin Tomkinson
Event Type    Marriage Banns
Event Date    1770
Event Place    Norton le Moors, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
Event Place    Norton le Moors, Staffordshire, England
Parish    St Bartholomew
Spouse's Name    Ann Edwards
Affiliate Image Identifier    D3525/1/9

Offline goldie61

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,299
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Benjamin Tomkinson Marriage Record
« Reply #4 on: Friday 07 June 19 03:11 BST (UK) »
FamilySearch has it as Norton le Moors

Name    Benjamin Tomkinson
Event Type    Marriage Banns
Event Date    1770
Event Place    Norton le Moors, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
Event Place    Norton le Moors, Staffordshire, England
Parish    St Bartholomew
Spouse's Name    Ann Edwards


Affiliate Image Identifier    D3525/1/9


The poster is after the groom's parish.
This record on familysearch doesn't help with that unfortunately
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

Offline solidrock

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,778
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Benjamin Tomkinson Marriage Record
« Reply #5 on: Friday 07 June 19 03:30 BST (UK) »
Have you got birth details for Benjamin?

Offline Donches

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 83
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Benjamin Tomkinson Marriage Record
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 08 June 19 12:06 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the replies. The obliterated parish of Benjamin's residence does not appear on FindMyPast's transcription, and it looks as if it could be different from Norton. I have a possible baptism for him elsewhere and the obliterated parish could have confirmed this.

Offline goldie61

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,299
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Benjamin Tomkinson Marriage Record
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 08 June 19 22:38 BST (UK) »
Do you know if his parish is still given as Staffordshire? - hard to tell from the clip you first put on, as the beginning of the next like after the smudge of his parish, is cut off.
That might narrow it down - just a little!
Did he live long enough to make the 1841 Census to say which county he was born in?
Where is the baptism you think may be his? Does it look anything like the smudge?
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

Offline Donches

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 83
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Benjamin Tomkinson Marriage Record
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 09 June 19 11:40 BST (UK) »
The full posted image can be seen by opening the file under the first image. I can only make out "of".
I had thought he must have been the son of Joseph and Joyce of Endon, baptised 1743, but he seemed to have married Dorothy Crompton, not Anne Edwards. Another suitable Benjamin was the son of John and Joyce Tomkinson, baptised Leek, 1744. However, I can't find a marriage of a John to Joyce. As I write this I notice that the two Benjamins sons of John and Joyce and Joseph and Joyce were both baptised on the 13 Jan 1743/4. Endon being a chapel of Leek. It looks like an error and John should have been Joseph - scuppered again!