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researching the Nott family
« on: Wednesday 17 February 21 17:48 GMT (UK) »
Researching my family I have come to a halt with George Gaby Nott. He lived "near the Sign of the Fire Engine" which was in St George, Bristol. Born Dec.18 1763, died Jun. 30 1829. His father was George Nott (1743) and mother was Anne ? . The middle name Gaby could be the mother's maiden name but I cannot find a record of her...any ideas?

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« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 17 February 21 20:24 GMT (UK) »
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Ancestry : Index to Bristol Wills 1572-1792

NOTT : James 1749
NOTT : George 1767
NOTT : Elizabeth 1774

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The Forest of Dean Family History Website  - Marriage Licence and Bonds - has 26 NOTT records

Including : 9 November 1776  (two records, he was aged 22)

Robert NOTTS - Batchelor,
Parish of St Philip and St Giles in the City of Bristol

Sarah VINES - Spinster of DURHAM

To marry at DURHAM

:  Robert NOT, baptised 14 July 1754, St Philip and St Jacob, father: George NOT


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Burial at Hanham Abbots, St George Gloucestershire : 27 November 1744

Ann NOT - age 0

baptism date: 27 November 1744

father: George NOT

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NOT(T) seems a Devon name - looking at Freereg

Family search does have

George NOTT Marriage - 16 February 1752,
Bishops Tawton, Devon,

to : Ann GARD

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The National Archives also has George NOTT, Bristol.

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« Reply #2 on: Thursday 18 February 21 01:06 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for such a prompt reply. My mystery is the origin of the middle name Gaby possibly being a clue to Anne's family. Mainly the Nott family was from a small area of Bristol and the only Gabys I can find are somewhere in Wiltshire interestingly that area was known for it's weaving. The Nott's two daughters were cotton weavers (from the census) but if there is a connection with the Gabys of Wiltshire there is a hundred year gap, it's intriguing.


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Re: researching the Nott family
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 23 February 21 12:45 GMT (UK) »
I don't know if you have found this.
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/349521621063100659/

It is right opposite the main entrance gate to St George Park

This oldmap shows that St George park gate area was Fire Engine Farm.
https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/361825/173556/13/100204
Malmesbury- Bishop.
Gloucestershire-Bishop,Hicks,Higgs,Hill,Hooper,Hopkins,Pitcher,Robertson,Stinton,Terret,Woodruff.
Worcestershire-Stinton. 
Devon- Borrough or Burrow.

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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 23 February 21 13:27 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the links...very helpful, especially the map.

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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 23 February 21 14:55 GMT (UK) »
Re the surname GABY

My x Grandad  married a BURROWS, in Gloucestershire in 1843, their Grandson (my Grandad) had this as one of his middle names as did his Son (my Uncle).

Also I have Alias surnames in my tree - which was a very common practice as well.


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George Gaby NOTT - baptised, St George Bristol - 18 December 1763 - parents: George & Anne

and then 46 years later

Hester Gaby NOTT - baptised, St George Bristol - 17 March 1811 - parents: George & Ann


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« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 24 February 21 00:04 GMT (UK) »
Yes, it is a puzzle but the middle name was only used in one generation. This is what makes  researching your family so interesting...hunting and solving the mysteries.

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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 24 February 21 13:31 GMT (UK) »
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I was Zooming a Family History talk a couple of days ago, and one of the items discussed, was how the records are written down, then written out again, by someone else etc, and how names where transcribed incorrectly.  Not too many people could read or write.

There seem to be GABE/JABE/GABB etc variations of the surname.

? as George & Ann NOTT start appearing in Bristol in 1761 - James NOTT baptised 1 November 1761 and buried 23 March 1762 - the marriage would appear to be just before then.  There seem to be family names - and a number of their children were also buried. 

? There is an outside chance of this marriage at Dursley

George NOTT living in this Parish and Ann GALE living in this Parish (banns - 30 December 1759/6 January 1760 and 13 January  and the Marriage at Dursley -  11 February 1760.

(seems it hasn't been written 'Of this Parish')

? may be the L could be originally a B -

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So many people moved to Bristol for work - it does make it difficult for research, as I found in my husband's line.

There is a

Robert GABE - baptised Dursley - 5 April 1678 - father Richard

Charles GAB? - baptised at Dursley - 5 August 1715 - parents: Charles & Mary

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If you read up on Dursley - Dursley has a rich and varied industrial history founded in the 15th century with woollen cloth manufacturing.

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« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 24 February 21 18:48 GMT (UK) »
That's a lot to consider, many thanks.
I did a restart and so far I am taking on board the possibility of Ann Gale being a candidate and it could fit. Dursley is not far from Bristol, my George Nott was a millwright so there would have been plenty of work there. Subsequent male children were itinerant boiler makers (skills from father), females cotton weavers ( Ann Gale probably a weaver in Dursley). Their children were all born in St George, Bristol, possibly George and Ann could have moved there because of the mining and the already established "Fire Engine", a steam-powered pump to suck the water out of the pits...just up George's street!
That's a neat possible solution so I will go with it for a while, thank-you so much for some excellent suggestions.