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Betty Perkins d 1816 mourning ring
« on: Wednesday 17 February 21 14:10 GMT (UK) »
I have a mourning ring of hair surrounded by black stones which is inscribed Betty Perkins Ob 29 July 1816 and then something I can't quite read but includes 24. I have tried to find Betty Perkins on Ancestry but not having much success. She may have been married to William Perkins of Trowbridge, Wiltshire, but I am not sure. Can anyone point me in the right direction please.
The ring was acquired from a jumble sale about 40 years ago. It would be nice to find the family it belongs to.
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Re: Betty Perkins d 1816 mourning ring
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 18 February 21 01:06 GMT (UK) »
Hello Eastney,

The bit that you can't quite read - could it be "ae 24" meaning she died aged 24?
(ae or sometimes aet often used as abbreviation for aetat , the Latin for "at the age of")

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Re: Betty Perkins d 1816 mourning ring
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 18 February 21 08:22 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat  :D

There is a burial record for a Betty Perkins in Trowbridge, Wiltshire.  Denomination is Independent.

Buried on 29th July 1816 and spouse is given as William.  No age mentioned.

As Westoe has suggested her age was probably 24, so born around 1792.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire


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Re: Betty Perkins d 1816 mourning ring
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 18 February 21 08:29 GMT (UK) »
There is a transcript of a marriage on Find My Past:-

William Perkins to Betty Read on 16th June 1812 by licence, at St. James Church Trowbridge.  Both were single at the time.

Four witnesses listed - Jn Clark, William Stancomb, Samuel Talton and Darah Perkins
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Betty Perkins d 1816 mourning ring
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 18 February 21 08:31 GMT (UK) »
Sorry crossed Posts but a bit extra here so posting

There is a non-conformist burial on 29 July 1816 at Trowbridge, Wiltshire, tabernacle in Bark Street (Independent) of

“Betty wife of William Perkins Jr”

I think these entries are all same grave

John son of Thomas Miles.   (No dates)
Mary wife of Thomas Miles   Buried Oct 16 1793
Elizabeth wife of Wm Perkins Junr.   buried 1802
A child of Wm & Betty Perkins. 1815
Betty wife of William Perkins JrJuly 29 1816
A child of John & Mary Stancombe  age 6 mos. nov(?) 16 1823
William Perkins senr age 70. March 24 1831
Mary Stancomb Perkins age 19. March 27 1832
Mary stancombe Perkins
currently concentrating on a number of Staffordshire families.

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Re: Betty Perkins d 1816 mourning ring
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 18 February 21 08:51 GMT (UK) »
There are a few baptisms for Betty Read.

Elizabeth Read age 19, born 1792
Baptised on 11 Aug 1811 at Trowbridge, St. James

Parents are George and Sarah

There are another three for the same name and parents but aged 17 and born 1794.

The first one is the best option going by her age when she died.  If this is the right one, she was baptised 10 months before she married.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Betty Perkins d 1816 mourning ring
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 18 February 21 09:46 GMT (UK) »
Thanks to Westoe, Girl Guide and Mckha489 for your very helpful information. I should now be able to find a descendant on Ancestry.