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Joseph Thorogood help please!
« on: Tuesday 12 January 21 17:03 GMT (UK) »
I'm trying to trace the birth info and parents of a Joseph Thorogood in Essex. As far as I can tell, he married an Emma Hicks on December 25th 1872 in Cressing (Essex Marriage and Banns index on FindMyPast) and they had a daughter Emily, who was my sister-in-law's great-grandmother.
All of the census results I can find give his birth place consistently as Cressing, c1853. I have done some work on this and have a theory - but wondered if anyone else felt like having a look, so I can see if I might be on the right track?
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Re: Joseph Thorogood help please!
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 12 January 21 17:11 GMT (UK) »
Is there a father named on his marriage cert?
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Re: Joseph Thorogood help please!
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 12 January 21 17:18 GMT (UK) »
Baptised 23.4.1854 mother Harriet Thorogood - no father shown

Here's his birth reg so buying a copy of his birth cert will confirm he was illegitimate. 

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2N69-7V6

GRO online shows no mmn

https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/Login.asp
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Re: Joseph Thorogood help please!
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 12 January 21 17:34 GMT (UK) »
Have you checked out the marriage of Harriet Thoroughgood 1857 Braintree?  She married Thomas Young at All Saints Cressing 24.10.1857 & 1861 entry has a son Joseph aged 7.

1861 indexed as Youngs
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Re: Joseph Thorogood help please!
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 12 January 21 18:02 GMT (UK) »
Thank you CaroleW for all of this! It lines up with what I was thinking so I'm happy to know my deductions were sensible. I'm not so used to working with English records. Can I ask where you found the baptism date?
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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 12 January 21 18:08 GMT (UK) »
On the marriage record his father is given as Joseph Crozier, which is what set me off on this hunt to begin with!
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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 12 January 21 19:56 GMT (UK) »
I found the baptism on Ancestry.   If you have access - here's the link but it's transcription only - no image

www.rootschat.com/links/01q7h

1857 marriage transcription

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Re: Joseph Thorogood help please!
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 14 January 21 00:08 GMT (UK) »
The 1851 has a Joseph Crozier b 1832 Cressing - living in Cressing with parents Joseph & Sarah.  It's possible your Joseph jnr was aware of who his biological father was hence naming him on his marriage cert
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Re: Joseph Thorogood help please!
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 14 January 21 11:47 GMT (UK) »
Yes that's what I was thinking. It's such a small town it makes sense that he would know his bio father I suppose, but actually naming him on a marriage certificate, when he also has a stepdad, seems quite unusual to me.
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