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WAY in Silverton
« on: Sunday 26 January 20 17:17 GMT (UK) »
Dear Rootschatters

I wonder if anyone can bring some clarity this this for me?  I've looked at it so much that I can't see the wood for the trees.

I am interested in the family of Kezia WAY, baptised in 1818 in Silverton.  I have found the parish record online which clearly states that her parents were Thomas Way, carpenter and Elizabeth.

Luckily there is an IGI file which relates to this period.  I have downloaded the file and opened it in Excel, then sorted all the baptisms into family groups.

Interestingly there are no other siblings born to Thomas and Elizabeth.  However there are three other WAY families listed who although having children at an appropriate time, do not have a child in 1818.  One of these three is a carpenter. 

James & Elizabeth 1808 - 1816
Thomas & Pleasant 1817 - 1823
Thomas & Sarah 1806 - 1825 (carpenter)

I can find no records of any other children being born to Thomas & Elizabeth WAY in any other parish.  I can find no deaths of Thomas or Elizabeth that would preclude Kezia having any siblings.  I cannot find Thomas and/or Elizabeth in a later census.  I have found Kezia in 1841, living in Silverton with her son Walter.  I can find no marriage of Thomas & Elizabeth.

So, my suggestion ....... is it possible that the rector, when recording the baptism, made an error?  Did he record the wrong parent's name?

KN


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Re: WAY in Silverton
« Reply #1 on: Monday 27 January 20 00:07 GMT (UK) »
What is the parish record which shows her parents' names?
Butcher Westmorland and Lancashire
Barton Westmorland and Yorkshire
Trethowan,Reeves Middlesex
Halsall,Green,Charters,Chatterton Lancashire
Smith, Moger, Maxfield Wiltshire
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Re: WAY in Silverton
« Reply #2 on: Monday 27 January 20 11:25 GMT (UK) »
Hello KN
I'm with you there really are no other records for the couple and I'd say the Vicar did make a istake when he put in her mother's name and he really meant Sarah.
It would fit with Thomas and Sarah Way carpenter.
There is a 1842 tithe map of Silverton but that doesn't help." pieces of land occupied by a Thomas Wray
Earl of Ilchester owner Thomas Way occupier at Channing 6.2.12
                                  Thomas Way occupier Berry Living  4.3.17

There are two burials in the parish
Thomas Way 1787- 16 Dec 1832 Silberton
Thomas Way 1782-22.2.1862 Silverton
and
Sarah Way 1780-13.4.1866 Silverton
The Vicar is really unhelpful with addresses.

Thomas way carpenter of this parish married Sarah Rice othp 17.10.1805
sign and cross
wit James Lakes and John White (he must be a parish clerk as he's on them all).

Of course it would help if we had a nice marriage record for Keziah and her 'husband' Robert Cann but I can't see one.

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Re: WAY in Silverton
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 30 January 20 11:47 GMT (UK) »
Dear Warncoort and ciderdrinker

Thank you both for your responses - sorry for my slow reply, I've had no phone line for a couple of days (life without broadband is very inconvenient, so reliant on it!).

I regret that I've been unable to attach an image of Kezia's baptism (apparently you can't attach images on the lookup request part of this forum).  However, it's pretty easily found on Ancestry. 

I've been searching for the marriage of Kezia & Robert but can't find it either. 

My vote is also for Thomas & Sarah, the birth of Kezia fits in with other possible siblings and Thomas is a carpenter.  A dangerous assumption, but can't see any other answers. 

Thank you for your input!

with best wishes

KN
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