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Addendum 1. Priscilla Clark Antecedents

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The Antecedents of Priscilla Clark of Somersetshire

 

 

By Richard L. Tolman, Ph. D.

 

     Priscilla Clark was born in 1826 in Somerset to James and Fanny (née Hurle) Clark; the Clarks were longtime residents of Buckland-Denham parish in Somerset on the eastern edge of today’s Somersetshire not far from Frome.   ‘Buckland-Denham’ is the old name of the village; the spelling has changed in the last century to‘Buckland-Dinham’.  The Clarks of Buckland-Denham parish can be traced back to about 1650, although the oldest records are very difficult to read.  All the Clarks discovered so far in the lineage apparently married local girls from Somerset.

     Priscilla’s father James married Fanny Hurle of Rode parish in Somerset (later Wiltshire).   The Hurles came to Rode from Nether Stowey. Fanny’s maternal line (Cox) originated in Evercreech parish in central Somerset.  Identification of James and Fanny is clear from the Buckland-Denham parish registers as are their children from the christening and burial data.  Caution is however required as James’ cousin Elias Clark and his wife Elizabeth (King) Clark were having children in the same parish at the same time; most critical is identification of the children who died young as their parents names are not given, but fortunately their ages at death are specified which allowed them to be unambiguously identified.

 

Generation A

     1. JamesA Clark , christened 6 January 1793 at Buckland-Denham, Somersetshire, England; buried 29 January 1865 (age 72) in the same parish.1 He married on 29 January 1826 at Buckland-Denham, Fanny Hurle2 born 8 March 1801 in Rode, Somersetshire, to Richard and Mary (née Cox) Hurle.3    Fanny was deaf in 1851.4   

     Daughter Priscilla was the oldest of eight children born to them in the Buckland-Denham, Somerset parish (for details see body of manuscript).

 

Generation One

     2. Priscilla1 (JamesA ) Clark, christened 22 September 1826 at Buckland-Denham Parish, Somerset;5 murdered 5 July 1869 near Carson City, Nevada.   Priscilla married (1), on 4 September 1853 in Newbury, Berkshire, England, George Pickett, a widower with three small children.7  A son of James and Mary (née Armstrong) Pickett, he was christened 2 September 1821 at Chieveley, Berkshire.8   He died of smallpox on 2 April 1857 in St. Louis, Missouri.9  George Pickett had married (1), on 11 February 1843 in Chieveley, Maria Jarvis.10  Priscilla married (2) William Armstrong Pickett, George’s elder brother, in Brigham Young’s office at Salt Lake City on 3 March 1860 as his third wife.11   William was christened 9 November 1818 at Chieveley, Berkshire, and died 11 December 1901 in Tooele, Utah.12   At the time of his marriage to Priscilla he had two other Mormon wives: (1) Mary Castle,13 whom he married on 6 November 1841 and (2) Mary Brownjohn,14 whom he married on 30 June 1862. William took a fourth wife, Ann Todd,15on 10 November 1873.  He had no children from any of these marriages.16   Priscilla married (3) William Wilford at Hangtown (now Placerville), California, on 30 June 1862.17  Son of Edward and Ann (née Gutteridge) Wilford, he was christened 10 January 1825 at South Croxton, Leicestershire, England.18   William died of smallpox on 21 January 1869 at Carson City, Nevada.19   Priscilla had a son George W. Pickett20 in 1862 in Hangtown (Placerville), El Dorado, California (out of wedlock) probably fathered by (4) William Gill Mills.  This was the probable cause of William’s excommunication from the Mormon Church in 1863 and Priscilla’s pregnancy a likely cause for her fleeing Utah to Hangtown in 1862 (see body of manuscript).

 

THE ANCESTRAL CLARK FAMILY OF SOMERSET

 

     3. JohnE Clark , was born about 1650 probably in Somersetshire, England; buried in 1695 in Buckland-Denham parish.21  He married on 23 May 1675 at Buckland-Denham, Ann Palmer.22

     John and Ann (Palmer) Clark had six children in Buckland-Denham parish, Somerset:23

   4    i. SAMUEL CLARK was christened 27 Jan 1677;
married Elizabeth ____ abt 1715.

   5   ii. RICHARD CLARK was christened 24 Jan 1680 and was buried in the Buckland-Denham parish 10 Aug 1687.

   6  iii. MARY CLARK was christened 9 Aug 1683.

   7  iv. ANAH CLARK was christened 11 Jul 1684.

   8   v. JOHN CLARK was christened 8 Oct 1689.

+ 9  vi. JOSEPH/JOSHUAD (JohnE) CLARK was christened 13 Dec 1692 and was buried 6 Mar 1736 in Buckland-Denham parish, Somerset.  He married abt 1717 Margratt ____; she died 6 Dec 1748 at Buckland-Denham.

 

     9. Joseph/JoshuaD (JohnE ) Clark was christened 13 Dec 1692 at Buckland-Denham, Somerset, England; buried in 6 Mar 1736 in Buckland-Denham parish.24 He married abt 1717 Margratt ____. She was born abt 1695 and was buried 6 Dec 1748 at Buckland-Denham, Somerset.

     Joseph/Joshua and Margratt Clark had six children in Buckland-Denham parish, Somerset25

+ 10   i. SAMUEL CLARK born Jun 1718 and christened 24 May 1719; buried 11 Feb 1783 at Buckland –Denham, Somerset, England.  He married Elizabeth ____ born 1730 and died and was buried 15 Dec 1803 at Buckland-Denham, Somerset.

   11  ii. JOHN CLARK christened 10 Sep 1721.

   12 iii. ANNA CLARK christened 19 Jan 1723.

   13 iv. MARY CLARK christened 14 Mar 1724.

   14  v. MARGARET CLARK, born 24 Jul 1729 and christened 27 Jul 1729. She married26 21 Jun 1751 at Buckland-Denham Benjamin Dowden of Batcomb. [4 children born in Buckland-Denham]

   15 vi. JAMES CLARK, born abt 1734. He married27 1754 at Lullington, Somerset Sarah Keinton, born abt 1734 of Lullington, Somerset, England. 

     10. Samuel(Joseph/JoshuaD , JohnE ) Clark born Jun 1718 and christened28 24 May 1719; buried29 11 Feb 1783 at Buckland–Denham, Somerset, England.  He married Elizabeth ____ born 1730 and died and was buried30 15 Dec 1803 at Buckland-Denham, Somerset.

     Samuel and Elizabeth Clark had two children born in Buckland-Denham, Somerset:

   16  i. HANNAH CLARK christened 26 Oct 1755; buried 28 Jul 1841 at Buckland-Denham, Somerset, England.31   She married32 9 Oct 1792 at Buckland-Denham James Pearce.

+ 17 ii. JOHN CLARK christened 28 Jun 1761.  He married 7 Nov 1785 at Kilmersdon, Somerset Betty (Elizabeth) Kingston christened 13 Jun 1762 at Beckington, Somerset daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (née Golter) Kingston.  She was buried 22 Dec 1835 at Buckland-Denham, Somerset.

     17. John(SamuelC Joseph/JoshuaJohnE ) Clark  christened 28 Jun 1761. He married 33 7 Nov 1785 at Kilmersdon, Somerset Elizabeth (Betty) Kintonchristened 34 13 Jun 1762 at Beckington, Somerset daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (née Golter) Kingston.35 She was buried36 22 Dec 1835 at Buckland-Denham, Somerset.

     John and Betty (Kinton/Kingston) Clark had eight children born in Buckland-Denham, Somerset:38

    18    i. SARAH CLARK born 1790; buried 23 Aug 1790 at Buckland, Denham, Somerset, England.

    19   ii. SARAH CLARK christened 3 Apr 1791.

+   1   iii. JAMES CLARK christened 6 January 1793 at Buckland-Denham, Somersetshire, England; buried 29 January 1865 in the same parish. He married on 29 January 1826 at Buckland-Denham, Fanny Hurle, born 8 March 1801 in Rode, Somersetshire, to Richard and Mary (née Cox) Hurle.

   20   iv. ELIZABETH CLARK christened 5 Apr 1795.

   21   v. GEORGE CLARK christened 9 Jul 1797; buried39 29 Mar 1829 at Buckland –Denham, Somerset, England.

   22   vi. JANE CLARK christened 29 Dec 1799; buried40 10 Jul 1805 at Buckland-Denham, Somerset.

   23 vii. JOHN CLARK born abt 1801. He married 30 Jun 1825 at Buckland-Denham, Somerset Mary Ann Nash.

   24 viii. ELIAS CLARK christened 3 Apr 1803; buried 22 Jun 1870 at Buckland-Denham, Somerset. He married 25 Dec 1823 at Buckland-Denham, Somerset Elizabeth King born 1801 of Wellow, Somerset.

     1. James(JohnB , Samuel, Joseph/JoshuaD , JohnE) Clark christened 6 January 1793 at Buckland-Denham, Somersetshire, England; died in Frome 14 Jan and buried 29 January 1865 in Buckland-Denham parish. He married on 29 January 1826 at Buckland-Denham, Fanny Hurle, born 8 March 1801 in Rode, Somersetshire, to Richard and Mary (née Cox) Hurle.

     James and Fanny (Hurle) Clark had eight children (see body of manuscript).41

     23. John(JohnB, SamuelC , Joseph/JoshuaD , JohnE ) Clark born abt 1801. He married42 30 Jun 1825 at Buckland-Denham, Somerset Mary Ann Nash.

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     John and Mary Ann (Nash) Clark had a daughter:

25 i. LOUISA CLARK christened 13 Jul 1826; buried 29 Jan 1829 at Frome, Somerset.43

     24. Elias(JohnB , SamuelC Joseph/JoshuaD , JohnE) Clark christened 3 Apr 1803; buried44 22 Jun 1870 at Buckland-Denham, Somerset.  He married45 25 Dec 1823 at Buckland-Denham, Somerset Elizabeth King born 1801 at Wellow, Somerset; died after 1871.

     Elias and Elizabeth (King) Clark had nine children in Buckland-Denham, Somerset:46

26   i. LEAH CLARK christened 26 Sep 1825; buried 29 Jan 1829 at Buckland-Denham, Somerset, England.

27  ii. JACOB CLARK christened 17 Sep 1826; buried 1 Jul 1838 at Buckland–Denham, Somerset, England.

28 iii. RACHEL CLARK christened 21 Sep 1828; buried 9 Dec 1830 at Buckland-Denham, Somerset.47

29  iv. GEORGE CLARK christened 9 Jan 1831; buried 8 Jun 1837.

30   v. LEAH CLARK born abt 1832 and died 1859.48   She married Jun 1847 at Clutton, Somerset Frederick Price; he died before 1851.49 [3 children]

31  vi. JOHN CLARK christened 27 Jan 1833. He married50 1855 at Buckland-Denham, Somerset Mary Ann Tappen of Buckland Denham, Somerset. [5 children]

32 vii. WILLIAM CLARK christened 7 Jun 1834. He married51 Mary Cornish in Sep 1855 at Buckland-Denham, Somerset. She was born abt 1834. [5 children]

33 viii. ELIAS CLARK christened 1 Aug 1841; probably never married.52

34   ix. GEORGE CLARK born abt 1845; probably never married.53

 

THE ANCESTRAL HURLE FAMILY OF SOMERSET

     35. Abraham (SamuelD) Cox, was born about 1738 of Evercreech, Somersetshire, England; buried in 1808 in
Evercreech, Somerset, England. He married54 on 11 Apr 1763 at West Cranmore, Somerset, Mary Bown born 1741 at West Cranmore, Somerset; died 1771 at Evercreech, Somserset, England.55 It is likely that Abraham married (2) Betty ____ after 1771 and had three more children in Evercreech Parish: Ann (1772), Sarah (1774) and Giles (1775), but no marriage record has been found.

 

     Abraham and Mary (Bown) Cox had five children born in the Evercreech, Somerset parish:56

36  i. JAMES COX born 26 Feb 1764; buried 1834 at Evercreech, Somerset.

37 ii. MARY COX born 2 Feb 1765 and christened 6 Apr 1765 at Evercreech, Somerset.She married 3 Oct 1791 at Evercreech, Somerset Richard Hurle christened 18 Aug 1765 at Nether Stowey, Somerset son of Richard and Jane Hurle.

38 iii. WILLIAM COX christened 11 Jan 1767.

39 iv. SARAH COX christened 26 Sep 1769.

40  v. BETSY COX christened 18 Feb 17??.

 

     37. Mary(AbrahamC SamuelD) Cox  born 2 Feb 1765 and christened 6 Apr 1765 at Evercreech parish, Somerset. Parish.57  She married58 3 Oct 1791 at Evercreech, Somerset Richard Hurle christened 18 Aug 1765 at Nether Stowey, Somerset son of Richard and Jane Hurle (one of three children)59

     Richard and Mary (Cox) Hurle had eight children born in the Rode, Somerset parish:60

   41    i.  JAMES HURLE christened 9 Dec 1792.

   42   ii.  MARIA HURLE christened 10 Mar 1793.

   43  iii.  EDWARD HURLE christened 27 Jul 1794.

   44  iv.  MARY HURLE christened 20 Dec 1795.

   45   v.  FANNY HURLE christened 14 Jan 1798, buried 2 Jan 1801.

   46  vi.  RICHARD HURLE christened 21 Jul 1799, buried 17 Sep 1799.

+ 47 vii.  FANNY HURLE christened 8 Mar 1801; died after 1861.  She married6129 Jan 1826 at Buckland-Denham, Somerset James Clark christened 6 Jan 1793 at Buckland-Denham, Somerset son of John and Betty (née Kinton) Clark.   He was buried 14 Jan 1865 at Buckland-Denham, Somerset.

  48 viii.  JOSEPH HURLE christened 24 Mar 1803.

 

NOTES

1.  James Clark baptismal record, Buckland-Denham Parish baptismal register 1737-1800, unpaginated, SRO; FHL microfilm 1,526,441, item 14, frame 27. Also, James Clark burial record, Buckland-Denham Parishburial register 1813-85, p. 67, SRO; FHL microfilm 1,526,441, item 17, frame 36.

2.  Clark-Hurle marriage record, Buckland-Denham Parish marriage register 1754-1813, p. 11, SRO; FHL microfilm 1,526,441, item 19, frame 8.

3.  Fanny Hurle baptismal record, Rode [Road] Parish baptismal register 1745-1811, unpaginated, SRO; FHL microfilm 1,526,726, item 25, frame 17.

4.  James Clark household, 1851 English census, Somerset, Buckland Denham Parish, Frome Registration Dist., Nunney Subdist., p. 17, household 63, HO 107/1932, folio 783.

5.  Priscilla Clark baptismal record, Buckland-Denham Parish baptismal register 1813-63, p. 27.

6. “Carson: A Lady Found Dead with Her Throat Gashed From Ear to Ear—a Tragic Affair,” Daily Morning Chronicle, San Francisco, 7 July 1869, page 3.

7.  “Piggot”-Clark certification of marriage, Newbury Dist., Third Quarter 1853, 2c:355, England and Wales Civil Registration.

8.  George Pickett baptismal record, Chieveley Parish baptismal register, 1560-1865, p. 37, Berkshire Records Office, Reading, U.K.; FHL microfilm 0,254,496, item 1.

9.  George Pickett entry, St. Louis Register of Deaths E:167.

10. Pickett-Jarvis marriage record, Chieveley Parish marriage register, 1560-1865, p. 5, Berkshire Records Office; FHL microfilm 1,849,236.

11. Priscilla Pickett entry, 3 March 1860, no. 2671, Endowment House “Sealings of Couples, Living and by Proxy, 1851-1869,” unpaginated.

12. William Pickett baptismal record, Chieveley Parish baptismal register, 1560-1865, p. 26; and “Tooele Cemetery Records,” in History of Tooele County (Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1961), 561.

13. Pigot/Castle certification of marriage, Newbury District, Berkshire, Fourth Quarter 1841, England and Wales Civil Registration, General Register Office, London, U. K.

14. LDS Temple Records, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah 1856-1866, chronological, FHL Film 183395.

15. “Biography of Jane Pickett,” typescript, 3 pp., in possession of Patricia A. Miller (Corinne, Utah). Written about 1951, undocumented, and containing errors, the paper is attributed to Annie Pearl (née Barker) Merkley, daughter of Jane (née Pickett) Barker, p.1; and LDS Temple Records 1873-1874, Salt Lake City, Utah, chronological, FHL Film 183399.

16. “Biography of Jane Pickett,” 1.

17. Pickett-Wilford marriage record, 30 June 1862, El Dorado Co. Marriage Records A:213.

18. William Wilford baptismal record, Bishop’s transcripts of South Croxton Parish baptismal register 1812-57, p. 19, City Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester, U.K.; FHL microfilm 0,592,696.

19. For the cause of death, see “News of the Week,” Reno Crescent July 1869, page 1. For the date, see matter of the estate of William Willford [sic], deceased…,”Estate of William and Priscilla Willford, docket 137, Ormsby Co. Estate and Guardianship Files. For the place, see Priscilla Wilford Family Bible.

20. Henry Ross household, 1870 U.S. census, Ormsby Co., Nev., pop. sch., Carson City Twp. and post office, p. 10, dwell. 97, fain. 90; and George W. Pickett household, 1900 U.S. census, Washoe Co., Nev., pop.sch., Verdi Precinct, ED 45, sheet 2A, dwell./fam. 31.

21. John Clark burial: Church of England, Buckland –Denham parish, FHL British Film 1526,441 item 13.

22. John Clark-Ann Palmer marriage: Church of England, Buckland –Denham parish, FHL British Film 1526,441 item 13.

23. Christenings/burials of six Clark-Palmer children: Church of England, Buckland –Denham parish, FHL British Film 1526,441 item 13.

24. John Clark burial: Church of England, Buckland –Denham parish, FHL British Film 1526,441 item 13.

25. Christenings/burials of six children of Joshua and Margret Clark: Church of England, Buckland –Denham parish, FHL British Film 1526,441 item 13.

26. Dowden-Clark marriage: Church of England, Buckland-Denham parish, FHL British Film 1526,441 item 14(he of Batcomb).

27. Clark-Keinton marriage: Church of England, Lullington parish, FHL British Film 1526,669 item 38 also Buckland Denham parish, FHL British Film 1526,441 item 18 (banns).

28. Samuel Clark christening: Church of England, Buckland –Denham parish, FHL British Film 1526,441 item 13.

29. Samuel Clark burial: Church of England, Buckland –Denham parish, FHL British Film 1526,441 item 13(age 64 years).

30. Betty Clark burial: Church of England, Buckland –Denham parish, FHL British Film 1526,441 item 13(age 73,widow of Samuel).

31. Hannah Pearce burial: Church of England, Buckland –Denham parish, FHL British Film 1526,441 item 17(age 86).

32. Pearce- Clark marriage: Church of England, Buckland –Denham parish, FHL British Film 1526,441 item 18.

33. Clark-Kindon (Kingston) marriage: Church of England, Kilmersdon, Somersetparish, FHL British Film 1526,662 item 12 frame 52.

34. Betty Kinton christening: Church of England, Beckington, Somerset parish, FHL British Film 1526,373 item 29 frame 18.

35. Kington-Golter marriage: Church of England, Beckington, Somerset parish, FHL British Film 1526,373 item 32, p. 25.Thomas and Elizabeth (Golter) Kinton had two daughters: Betty (vide supra) and Sarah, christened 29 Oct 1765 in Beckington, FHL British Film 1526,373 item 29, frame 21.Thomas Kinton was buried 25 Dec 1810 (age 77) and his wife Elizabeth was buried 12 Dec 1769, FHL British Film 1526,373 item 30, frames 45 and 18, respectively.

36. Elizabeth Clark burial: Church of England, Buckland-Denham parish, Bishop’s Transcripts, FHL British Film 1526,441 item 17 (age 72).

37. Note: an alternative to Betty Kinton as John’s wife was identified. The Milverton Parish Register (FHL British Film 1526,680 item 4, p. 70 contains the marriage of John Clarke of Nynehead and Betty Lockyer of Milverton on 6 Apr 1789 (also in Somerset Marriages, FHL British Film 480,077 item 3 ‘Milverton marriages’). But the Milverton PR has Betty Lockyer b. 1769, not 1763; therefore this couple was ruled out.

38. Christenings/burials of six children of John and Betty Clark: Church of England, Buckland –Denham parish, FHL British Film 1526,441 item 14.

39. George Clark burial: Church of England, Buckland-Denham parish, FHL British Film 1526,441 item 17 (age 31).

40. Jane Clark burial: Church of England, Buckland –Denham parish, FHL British Film 1526,441 item 14 (age 6).

41. Christenings/burials of six children of James and Fanny Clark: Church of England, Buckland –Denham parish, FHL British Film 1526,441 item 16.

42. Clark-Nash marriage: Church of England, Buckland-Denham, Somerset parish, FHL British Film 1526,441 item 19.

43. Louisa Clark burial: Church of England, Buckland-Denham parish, Bishop’s Transcripts, FHL British Film 1278,916 item 14-16.

44. Elias Clark burial: Church of England, Buckland-Denham parish, FHL British Film 1526,441 item 17(age 67).

45. Clark-King marriage: Church of England, Buckland-Denham, Somerset parish, FHL British Film 1526,441 item 19.

46. Christenings/burials of six children Elias and Elizabeth Clark: Church of England, Buckland –Denham parish, FHL British Film 1526,441 item 16 and Elias Clark family group: 1841 English Census, Somerset, Buckland-Denham Parish, Frome Registration District, Kilmersdon Subdist., p. 5, HO107/948, folio 5 and 1851 English Census, Buckland-Dinham Parish, Frome Registration District, Nunney Subdist., p. 21, household 83, HO107/1932, folio 784.

47. Rachel Clark burial: Church of England, Buckland-Denham parish, Bishop’s Transcripts, FHL British Film 1278,916 item 14-16.

48. Leah Price death: FreeBMD Death Index, Reg. district Frome, Somerset, Vol. 5c, p. 437, Jan-Mar 1859, online at ancestry.com (accessed Jul 2011).

49. 1851 English Census Buckland-Dinham Parish, Frome Registration District, Nunney Subdist., p. 21, household 83, HO107/1932, folio 784.

50. Clark-Tappen marriage: Church of England, Buckland-Denham parish, FHL British Film 1526,441 item 19.

51. Clark-Cornish marriage: Church of England, Buckland-Denham, Somerset parish, FHL British Film 1526,441 item 21 (banns).

52. Clark household, 1871 English Census, Buckland-Dinham Parish, Frome Registration District, Kilmersdon Subdist., p. 16, household 86, RG10/2437, folio 34 (Elias is single).

53. Ibid.

54. Cox-Bown marriage: Church of England, West Cranmore, Somerset parish, FHL British Film 1526,553 item 60, No. 13.

55. Mary Cox death: Church of England, Evercreech parish, FHL British Film 1440,950 Parish Register transcription.

56. Christenings of the five children of Abraham and Mary (Bown) Cox: Church of England, Evercreech parish, FHL British Film 1440,950 Parish Register transcription.

57. Mary Cox christening:Church of England, Evercreech parish, FHL British Film 1440,950 Parish Register transcription.

58. Hurle-Cox marriage: Church of England, Evercreech, Somerset parish, FHL British Film 1440,950 item 4.

59. Note: the three children of Richard (b. abt 1740) and Jane Hurle, born at Nether Stowey, Somerset are John (christened 17 Jun 1763), Richard (christened 18 Aug 1765) and Ann (christened 27 Dec 1768); Church of England, Nether Stowey, Somerset parish, FHL British Film 1470,910 item 11, frames 28, 32, 40 respectively.

60. Christenings/burials of eight Hurle-Cox children: Church of England, Rode (Somerset) parish, FHL British Film 1526,726 item 25.

61. Clark-Hurle marriage record, Buckland-Denham Parish marriage register 1754-1813, p. 11, SRO; FHL microfilm 1,526,441, item 19, frame 8.

 

 

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2 comments

  1. dod15

    Thanks for providing this wealth of information. I am descended, I believe, from Abraham Cox (1738-1808) but from his apparent second marriage. I had come to the same conclusion–his marriage to Mary was his first, and to Betty, a second marriage which cannot, so far, be proven. I am descended from their son, Giles (1775-1846).

    I am interested, however, in two pieces of information you have listed. Firstly, Abraham’s birth year estimate – I assume that’s just an educated guess (age 25 at his marriage)? And, you have Abraham’s father listed as Samuel–where did you get this name from?

    Thanks

    Debbie

  2. admin

    You are welcome. I’m glad this work is of interest to you.

    I checked my notes, which are unfortunately a little sketchy on this point (from 2009). I found a record of Abraham’s birth to Samuel in West Cranmore in 1738 (parish register is insanely hard to read); it is in the same film cited in ref 54 (FHL 1528,553), but I have it as item 60 on that film. FamilySearch must have changed the film index since 2009, since there are now only 55 items on that film. I will make a note to recheck it when I visit FHL next time. I will update the essay when this is clarified.

    Film 1440,950 items 2-4 (the items nos. are missing in the essay, and I will remedy that) is a transcription of the Evercreech PR records by Janet and Linda Reakes and it is from this transcription that I got the record of Giles’ birth–there may be more to find, if one goes back to read the original record, but it will also be very hard to read since it is so early.

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