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booksellers in portsea
« on: Wednesday 13 January 21 13:11 GMT (UK) »
Still pursuing details of the bookseller, Oxlade, in Portsea.  chempat sent me two references in the Hampshire Chronicle but I can't find any sign of the H. Chronicle.  Help!

Apropos  Oxlade (174 Queen Street) - it has been a prolonged enquiry - I can't determine whether he was a printer or whether he was a bookseller only.

And, further, I can't find an age for him when he married Mary Anne Terry in 1813.  The relevant document, an 'allegation of marriage', indicates that both parties have achieved their majority but does this necessarily circle on 21 or is there some latitude?   My only plausible candidate for JO is that he was born in 1770 in London, son of William Oxlade.  The later life of the couple is traceable despite there being anomalies - Mary Anne's age given as 40 in the 1841 census so she couldn't have achieved her majority in 1813.

Once more, therefore, I have to ask for help...please.

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Re: booksellers in portsea
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 13 January 21 15:52 GMT (UK) »
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My only plausible candidate for JO is that he was born in 1770 in London, son of William Oxlade. 

What is JO?  Any other siblings to compare ages that might help.
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Re: booksellers in portsea
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 13 January 21 15:57 GMT (UK) »
The Hampshire Chronicle is available in the newspapers section of FindMyPast and the British Newspaper Archive.  These are subscription sites, but FindMyPast does offer a free trial.

Regarding Mary Anne's age in 1841, she could have been as old as 44 since the census required enumerators to round down ages.  So a 40 year old could really be up to 44.  Also people forgot their true age or just fibbed!

I know there are other threads on this, but I don't know which one is the relevant one to give background information. 

A Robert and Ann Oxlade/Oxland baptised a daughter in Portsea in 1822.  Any relation?

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Re: booksellers in portsea
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 13 January 21 15:59 GMT (UK) »
It says their ages are 21 on the marriage allegation.  For other couples different ages are given or minor with consent of.
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Re: booksellers in portsea
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 13 January 21 16:04 GMT (UK) »
The 1841 says bookbinder as occupation.

Bookbinder apprentice for John 15. 

John senior not born in County
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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 13 January 21 16:06 GMT (UK) »
Have you checked baptisms for children to see what occupation he had on those?
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« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 13 January 21 16:12 GMT (UK) »
Previous thread for reference.

john oxlade (London and Middlesex)
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=767029.0
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Re: booksellers in portsea
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 13 January 21 16:15 GMT (UK) »
There was a William Oxlade living in Millbrook in Southampton in 1791.  Quite a few in the Bisham & Marlow area on the Thames.  Have you investigated any of those to see if there is a relevant family member who would fit the bill?

Ages on marriage allegations are not always that helpful 21 could just mean 21 and over.

What help exactly are you looking for - I don't want to give you information that you already have.

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