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John Seldon 1752 Oakhampton? Devon
« on: Sunday 21 June 20 09:57 BST (UK) »
I have been researching the Seldon family and thought I had it all right.But I did my DNA and a distant cousin had the name Elizabeth Seldon born 1780 Shebbearr  of John and Elizabeth Mountjoy, married 1777 but my John Seldon married Jane Cottel 1777.  They had a son Richard born 1782 Okehampton.  We both have the same parents for John, Richard and Elizabeth? Hope this all makes sense, if anyone can help I would be very grateful.   Ps I haven't contacted the distant cousin as their tree doesn't contain any of my other relatives. Thanks.
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Re: John Seldon 1752 Oakhampton? Devon
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 21 June 20 18:03 BST (UK) »
I can see your difficulty.  There are two marriages for a John Seldon as you found, one with Elizabeth Mountjoy at Shebbear on 1st May 1777 and one with Jane at Oakhampton on 15th April 1777.

I see from the map that the distance between the two places is about 17 miles.

Is it possible that there were two John Seldon's living in the area?  Have you checked to see if there are any other John Seldon baptisms in the locality.

I see that John is stated as being of the parish of Bradford on both marriages.

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England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
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Re: John Seldon 1752 Oakhampton? Devon
« Reply #2 on: Monday 22 June 20 11:22 BST (UK) »
Thanks, I have looked up so many different Seldon records, hopefully I am missing something and it will all fall into place,it's driving me mad.
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Re: John Seldon 1752 Oakhampton? Devon
« Reply #3 on: Monday 22 June 20 11:35 BST (UK) »
Considering that there are only about two weeks between the two marriages, one would assume that there are two John Seldons.  Interesting that John in both marriages is of the parish of Bradford.

May need to consider digging around in parish records for the area to see how many John Seldon's there are.

Could one John have been somewhat older than the other?
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: John Seldon 1752 Oakhampton? Devon
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 23 June 20 02:39 BST (UK) »
I have written to my distant cousin, you never know she might know something.
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