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Finding ancestor from unknown London parish
« on: Thursday 01 October 20 21:28 BST (UK) »
Good evening everyone

I need some help finding my ancestor Thomas Marsh. He was born around 1776 in London, however the census only says "London, parish NK (not known)". He moved to Wellington in Somerset, where he worked as a saddler and married Mary Hodder in 1803 in Honiton. There's no further indication as to his family or birth in the marriage record or census. In the marriage he is listed as "sojourner". The only other thing I noticed was that in the 1841 census there is a John Morrish living with the family. Potentially some connection to Marsh?

Thomas died in 1857.

1841 census: Class: HO107; Piece: 950; Book: 5; Civil Parish: Wellington; County: Somerset; Enumeration District: 1; Folio: 16; Page: 24; Line: 21; GSU roll: 474601

1851 census: Class: HO107; Piece: 1921; Folio: 386; Page: 36; GSU roll: 221076-221077

Many thanks
Samuel
2nd generation - Fawcett, Elsbury, Sanders, Aldridge
3rd - as above, Hutchison, Babb, Enticott, Edwards
4th - as above, Turner, Bater, Marshall, Webb, Chick, Cottey, Tozer, Rowland
5th - as above, Broomfield, Fry, Wood, Clark, Baker, Boyland, Lane, Bryant, Pearce, Carey, Bailey, Freeman, Hill

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Re: Finding ancestor from unknown London parish
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 01 October 20 21:56 BST (UK) »
Hi

1841 Family Sarah Tozer is Sarah Marsh married Richard Tozer 1840 Qsep.WellingtonTheir son Stephen b1840 Wellington (mmn Marsh)     

John Morrish is listed as  "M.S." (Male Servant) aged "30"         

Marsh is listed as "65" and a "Sadler" (not sojourner)     



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Re: Finding ancestor from unknown London parish
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 01 October 20 22:00 BST (UK) »
Hi there,

Yes, Sarah and Richard are my ancestors.  :)

A couple more bits of info. While the census gives a birth date of 1776 for Thomas, his death certificate gives an age of 88, so 1769.

The 1851 census has Sarah and Elizabeth Marsh as grandaughters of Thomas, but I can't find a record of birth for them and I also don't have a son for Thomas who could be their father (unless they were illegitimate).

Best wishes
Samuel
2nd generation - Fawcett, Elsbury, Sanders, Aldridge
3rd - as above, Hutchison, Babb, Enticott, Edwards
4th - as above, Turner, Bater, Marshall, Webb, Chick, Cottey, Tozer, Rowland
5th - as above, Broomfield, Fry, Wood, Clark, Baker, Boyland, Lane, Bryant, Pearce, Carey, Bailey, Freeman, Hill


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Re: Finding ancestor from unknown London parish
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 01 October 20 22:05 BST (UK) »


1841 adults ages are rounded to "0/5"

My reply #2 was amended
"The wise man knows how little he knows, the foolish man does not". My Grandfather & Father.

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Re: Finding ancestor from unknown London parish
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 01 October 20 22:18 BST (UK) »
Check the granddaughter Elizabethís birth on the gro birth index, it will give a motherís maiden name then you can check for a marriage.
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Re: Finding ancestor from unknown London parish
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 01 October 20 22:24 BST (UK) »
Unfortunately, here is another problem. I can't find Elizabeth on the gro either! Have checked from 1844-1846 and there's no Elizabeth Marsh born in Wellington or the surrounding area
2nd generation - Fawcett, Elsbury, Sanders, Aldridge
3rd - as above, Hutchison, Babb, Enticott, Edwards
4th - as above, Turner, Bater, Marshall, Webb, Chick, Cottey, Tozer, Rowland
5th - as above, Broomfield, Fry, Wood, Clark, Baker, Boyland, Lane, Bryant, Pearce, Carey, Bailey, Freeman, Hill

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Re: Finding ancestor from unknown London parish
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 01 October 20 22:30 BST (UK) »
No, I couldnít see a baptism either.

There is one for a Sarah Marsh in  Wellington 1835 ... 2 years earlier than expected. Parents are Charles Marsh, a mason and wife Elizabeth.  You might want to keep a note of that just in case, Ancestry has the Somerset parish record images, FindMyPast has transcripts only
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Re: Finding ancestor from unknown London parish
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 01 October 20 22:37 BST (UK) »
Ah! Excellent! Just looked into this and Charles is definitely a relation. Born in 1804 in Honiton, one year after Thomas and Mary's marriage there.
2nd generation - Fawcett, Elsbury, Sanders, Aldridge
3rd - as above, Hutchison, Babb, Enticott, Edwards
4th - as above, Turner, Bater, Marshall, Webb, Chick, Cottey, Tozer, Rowland
5th - as above, Broomfield, Fry, Wood, Clark, Baker, Boyland, Lane, Bryant, Pearce, Carey, Bailey, Freeman, Hill

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Re: Finding ancestor from unknown London parish
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 01 October 20 22:41 BST (UK) »
See 1861
Rg9; Piece: 1610; Folio: 76; Page: 16; GSU roll: 542839

I think Elizabeth is down as Eliza but now aged 20!
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