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Devon Parish Registers: Sher Bampton - BRISTOW, Benjamin
« on: Wednesday 22 January 20 01:30 GMT (UK) »
Hi Devon Lookup help:
I hope you can help locate birth, baptism or parents/siblings for:

Benjamin BRISTOW, Stone mason,
1841 census, residence Tiverton, Devon, birthdate abt 1816.He states birthplace of Sher Bampton, Devon
1851 census,  residence Aylesford, East Malling, Kent, birthplace Bampton, Devon birthdate abt 1810
1861 census, residence Mile End Old Town, Middlesex,  birthplace Bampton, Devon birthdate abt 1811

He m. Patience Kerswell, baptised 1813 Wiveliscombe, Somerset, England, on 9 Sep 1830 in Wiveliscombe, Somerset, England.

So birthdate must be between 1810 and 1816.

I appreciate any help or advice on this.

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Re: Devon Parish Registers: Sher Bampton - BRISTOW, Benjamin
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 22 January 20 02:09 GMT (UK) »
He appears to have remarried in 1853 to Fanny Chittenden - do you have his marriage cert showing his fathers name?
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Re: Devon Parish Registers: Sher Bampton - BRISTOW, Benjamin
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 22 January 20 14:43 GMT (UK) »
Hi CaroleW

I have the certificate for the first 1830 marriage, and I see the witnesses are Daniel Kerswell (bride Patience Kerswell's brother) and William Milton/ Mitton. I don't see a father's name.

Sorry, I don't have the certificate for the second marriage with Fanny Chittenden, 15 Sep 1853 in Maidstone, Kent. It is in Vol 2a page 461. 

Thanks for your help.



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Re: Devon Parish Registers: Sher Bampton - BRISTOW, Benjamin
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 22 January 20 15:19 GMT (UK) »
Hi Devon Lookup help:
I hope you can help locate birth, baptism or parents/siblings for:

Benjamin BRISTOW, Stone mason,
1841 census, residence Tiverton, Devon, birthdate abt 1816.He states birthplace of Sher Bampton, Devon

1841 census do not give place of birth they just state whether or not they were born in the County that they were living in.  His 'age' was given as 25, ages on the 1841 for those over 15 are rounded down to the nearest 5 years.
His occupation on that census was Stonemason J(ourneyman)

As marriages prior to 1837 when registration started do not give fathers details it may help to get his later Maidstone marriage
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Re: Devon Parish Registers: Sher Bampton - BRISTOW, Benjamin
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 22 January 20 22:07 GMT (UK) »
I've looked at the 1851 census and I think you'll find that the 'sher' part of the birthplace refers to Devon as in Devonshire. The enumerator would have written what he heard and a strong Devon accent would have sounded like 'Devonshur'.
In 1841 there is a Bristow family living in Bampton - John, wife & children. John appears to have been baptised at Bampton in 1805, son of Arthur & Mary - may be a clue. Again, you need the marriage certificate to Fanny Chittenden.
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Re: Devon Parish Registers: Sher Bampton - BRISTOW, Benjamin
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 22 January 20 22:17 GMT (UK) »
Hi all
Yes, I saw John & Mary Bristow also. Brother? Cousin?

I don't know how to access a marriage certificate. Do you?

Thanks.

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Re: Devon Parish Registers: Sher Bampton - BRISTOW, Benjamin
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 22 January 20 22:58 GMT (UK) »
If the certificate or a transcription are online the details re father will be transcribed.  If not, you would have to buy a copy from the GRO
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