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Benjamin Edkins's Parents in 18th Century Warwickshire
« on: Tuesday 24 November 20 20:07 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone help me with this, please.

I have my GGG Grandad;
Christening 26th May 1779 Tanworth in Arden
Benjamin Edkins
Parents John and Sarah Edkins

with his possible siblings;
Parents   John and Sarah       Edkins
Surname   Name   Date   Place
Edkins   Sarah   5 Apr 1767   Beaudesert
Edkins   Dinah   12 May 1771   Beaudesert
Edkins   William   5 Mar 1774   Tanworth in Arden
Edkins   Henry   31 Mar 1777   Tanworth in Arden
Edkins   Benjamin   26 May 1779   Tanworth in Arden

Am I assuming too much to think this is one family that moved to a neighbouring village?
I have not found other births for similarly named parents in either location.
I cannot find a suitable marriage for John and Sarah in either Tanworth in Arden or Beaudesert.
Can anyone else?
I do have this as a possible marriage;

Marriage 12 December 1762 Wootton Wawen, Worcestershire (?)
John Edkins and Sarah Brunt

and also;

Marriage 26 October 1765 Tanworth in Arden
Samuel Brunt of Wootton Wawen and Sarah Carpenter of Tanworth in Arden
which could be irrelevant, or if Samuel is Sarah's brother it provides a link to Tanworth.

However, Edkins appears to be a common name and can be found prior to this time in the villages, and others, mentioned.

Possible John Edkins includes;

Christening 22 June 1735 Alcester
John Edkins
Parents Joseph and Ann Edkins

and there is;

Burial 11 July 1806 Tanworth
John Edkins age 71 born c.1735
Residence Kemps Green

Is my theory that John Edkins (b.1735 Alcester) married Sarah Brunt 1762 in Wootton Wawen, then they raised a family in Beaudesert and Tanworth in Arden, including Benjamin, then John Edkins died in Tanworth in Arden in 1806, plausible or likely? Or should I accept that I will probably never know?

Oh! What a tangled web we perceive,
where ancestors try to hide and deceive.