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Looking for help with Tabitha Houghton born circa 1810 in Burwell...
« on: Monday 09 November 20 17:26 GMT (UK) »
I have her marrying Thomas Brown 1 Feb 1830 in Mildenhall, Suffolk but I'm not sure if she was a widow or spinster.

My Ancestry DNA matches suggest she was a widow maybe with the maiden name Sharpe but all the children she had with Thomas Brown list Houghton as the mother's maiden name on the GRO site.

Any sign of her getting baptised?

Thanks in advance,
Richard.
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Dickens, Betteridge - London, Oxfordshire
Perrins, Bourne, Hickman, Fletcher - Aylesbury, Stoke upon Trent

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Re: Looking for help with Tabitha Houghton born circa 1810 in Burwell...
« Reply #1 on: Friday 12 February 21 18:25 GMT (UK) »
Hello Richard
The earliest mention of a Tabitha being baptised from 1685 on, is in 1819, a Tabitha Peachey.  I looked at St Mary, Burwell records, and tried the Independent Chapel, but there is a gap in their records between 1796 and 1822.

There are also only two Houghtons mentioned on the entire records cd that I have, and both were pre 1731.  There are also a number of Houchen and Houchin records but none later than 1703.

Why do you think she was born in Burwell?
Durham/NBL - Cummin(g)s, Stokoe, Burdess, Embleton, Stirrup, Bewick, Doney, Lumsdon, Laws, Bloomfield, Hunter, Henderson, Mosman
Lancashire - Stirrup, Molyneux, Rudd, Golding
Cambs - Palmer, Butler, Levitt, Golding, Skeel,  Howard, Hancock, Bowers, Norton, Colman, Peachey, Crane
Surrey - Palmer
Berks - Cruttwell, Bunce, Batten
IOW - Roach, Robinson
Cornwall - Doney, Gumb, Goyne
S Wales - Thomas, Dickinson (via Cumbria)
Coastguard Families: Clark, Fuller, Grant

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Re: Looking for help with Tabitha Houghton born circa 1810 in Burwell...
« Reply #2 on: Friday 12 February 21 19:01 GMT (UK) »
Why do you think she was born in Burwell?

I believe I have her in the 1861 census married to Thomas Brown. That entry lists her birth as 1810 Burwell, Cambridgeshire. And indeed, she's still living there in that census.

Her Daughter Damaris b 1849 is also living with them and the GRO entry for her birth list her mother's maiden name as Houghton too.

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Richard
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Dickens, Betteridge - London, Oxfordshire
Perrins, Bourne, Hickman, Fletcher - Aylesbury, Stoke upon Trent

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Re: Looking for help with Tabitha Houghton born circa 1810 in Burwell...
« Reply #3 on: Friday 12 February 21 20:00 GMT (UK) »
Neither Tom nor Damaris were baptized in Burwell, their weddings are listed in the PR's but nothing else prior to that.

The 1851 census for Burwell isn't available, but there's a Tabiatha Brown and family on the 1841 census, which I assume is her?

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQRX-RQJ
Durham/NBL - Cummin(g)s, Stokoe, Burdess, Embleton, Stirrup, Bewick, Doney, Lumsdon, Laws, Bloomfield, Hunter, Henderson, Mosman
Lancashire - Stirrup, Molyneux, Rudd, Golding
Cambs - Palmer, Butler, Levitt, Golding, Skeel,  Howard, Hancock, Bowers, Norton, Colman, Peachey, Crane
Surrey - Palmer
Berks - Cruttwell, Bunce, Batten
IOW - Roach, Robinson
Cornwall - Doney, Gumb, Goyne
S Wales - Thomas, Dickinson (via Cumbria)
Coastguard Families: Clark, Fuller, Grant


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Re: Looking for help with Tabitha Houghton born circa 1810 in Burwell...
« Reply #4 on: Friday 12 February 21 21:26 GMT (UK) »
This is all I can find in the registers for what I think are your family members:

Baptisms:
OCT 31 1830  BROWN  Robert son of Thomas & Tabitha otp lab
MAR 26 1832  BROWN  Maria dau of Thomas & Tabitha otp lab
JUN 11 1832  BROWN  Maria Dau of Thomas & Tabitha (recd into congregation)
JUL 21 1833  BROWN  Robert Son of Thomas & Tabitha otp lab
JUN 8  1835  BROWN  Marian Dau of Thomas & Tabitha opt lab

Burials:
JAN 27 1833  BROWN  Robert otp burnt 2 1/2

Marriages:
7 NOV 1862 DYSON George 22 bac lab otp son of Charles lab
           BROWN Rebecca 19 sp otp dau of Thomas lab
           WITS Robert Blackwell & Ann Chapman

8 JUL 1871 SCOTT John 21 bac lab otp son of William lab
           BROWN Damaris 21 sp otp dau of Thomas lab
           WITS Edward Jarvis & Tabitha Taylor

Durham/NBL - Cummin(g)s, Stokoe, Burdess, Embleton, Stirrup, Bewick, Doney, Lumsdon, Laws, Bloomfield, Hunter, Henderson, Mosman
Lancashire - Stirrup, Molyneux, Rudd, Golding
Cambs - Palmer, Butler, Levitt, Golding, Skeel,  Howard, Hancock, Bowers, Norton, Colman, Peachey, Crane
Surrey - Palmer
Berks - Cruttwell, Bunce, Batten
IOW - Roach, Robinson
Cornwall - Doney, Gumb, Goyne
S Wales - Thomas, Dickinson (via Cumbria)
Coastguard Families: Clark, Fuller, Grant

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Re: Looking for help with Tabitha Houghton born circa 1810 in Burwell...
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 13 February 21 08:33 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, that's all useful infomation.

Previously I didn't know who Damaris married. Unfortunately it looks like she died about a year after her marriage.

R.
Pratt, Smith, Jay, Wyatt - Essex
Dickens, Betteridge - London, Oxfordshire
Perrins, Bourne, Hickman, Fletcher - Aylesbury, Stoke upon Trent