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Elizabeth Catton
« on: Tuesday 07 July 20 08:11 BST (UK) »
Kia ora from NZ, my 5th great grandfather Benjamin Potter married Elizabeth Catton in Itchingfield Sussex 1763. I can't find out anything about her. I hope someone can help. I thought her surname may have been mistranscribed from Caffyn but can't find any evidence of ElizabethCaffn either

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Re: Elizabeth Catton
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 07 July 20 10:43 BST (UK) »
Hi
Welcome to Rootschat.

Parish register
I am afraid that the microfilm cameraman had a fail with the page in question and did not film it again :(
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6SX9-ZMC

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26 May 1763
Benjamin Potter of Warnham + Elizabeth Caffin of Itchingfield
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-D1M3-37N?i=708&cat=581068

Sussex Marriage Index says the same and that the marriage was by licence.
Benjamin and Elizabeth both single.

FreeReg has gone for Elizabeth Catton. I fear they are wrong.
The names of the witnesses are very hard to read on that microfilm image, the transcriber has had a stab at one of them being Matthew Caffyn.
Could be right!
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Re: Elizabeth Catton
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 07 July 20 11:22 BST (UK) »
PCC will of Matthew Caffyn or Caffin, Yeoman of Worth, Sussex
Proved 29 August 1781
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D381116

Free on TNA, also on ancestry
Executors are John Knight of Worth, yeoman, Benjamin Potter of Warnham, yeoman, eldest son Matthew Caffin, Mary Caffin (testator's wife)


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Re: Elizabeth Catton
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 07 July 20 11:32 BST (UK) »
There are a few other PCC wills to look at
Including
Sarah Coffyn otherwise Caffyn, Widow of Warnham, Sussex
Proved 4 April 1777
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D431804

Coffyne on ancestry
Brother in law Benjamin Potter of Warnham

I'll also throw in a Chichester will,
James Caffin of Horsham, proved 31 Oct 1778
Wife Ann, brother Matthew, sister Sarah
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D4W4-83?i=210&cat=1022203

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Re: Elizabeth Catton
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 07 July 20 12:06 BST (UK) »
thank you so very much, this has had me stumped for days & its been very frustrating. I have  whole new line of inquiry now. I still can't find any evidence of Elizabeth Caffin's birth, unfortunately. It's very late at night here in NZ so I'll start afresh tomorrow. Thanks once again for your help

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Re: Elizabeth Catton
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 07 July 20 12:08 BST (UK) »
Benjamin POTTER was a witness to the Marriage of Matthew   CAFFYN to Ann CAFFYN 09 Nov 1774 Warnham.
Bachelor and Minor, Matthew of Worth
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Re: Elizabeth Catton
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 07 July 20 12:18 BST (UK) »
Benjamin and Elizabeth Potter were baptists
He died in 1798
Will proved at Chichester, 11 Feb 1799
Images on FamilySearch
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D467-93G?i=790&cat=1022203

Caffyns also baptists.
To conclude!
Thomas Caffyn the elder of Rusper, yeoman
Will proved Chichester, 15.7.1777
Daughter Elizabeth, now wife of Benjamin Potter of Warnham
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D4WH-M8?i=173&cat=1022203