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Ancestor Baptism. William Wilson.

benny1982

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Hi

My 3xgreat grandfather William Wilson was born in about 1820 in St Helen Auckland, Durham. His 1842 marriage cert says his fathers name is John Wilson, a Labourer, and he is on the 1841 census aged 20 (probably rounded down)with his parents John, a Labourer, and Ann Wilson in St Helen Auckland. John may have been Jonathan. He originated from Lanchester and Ann from West Auckland which came under St Helen.

Ann's maiden name was Copeland. Older children of the couple were baptised. William was probably one of the youngest as Ann was about 41 or 42 when he was born as she was born in 1778.

I have checked the Bishops Transcripts for the St Helen Auckland parish on the FamilySearchRecordSearch site, and there was a batch of Wilson baptisms in April 1818 to John and Ann Wilson at St Helen. But this was before William was born as there is no William's baptised. I never got round to checking the actual original PRs when I was in Durham as they do say that BT's can contain errors and omissions.

It would be nice to finally put a baptism date as William is 20 in 1841, 30 in 1851, 38 in 1861, 50 in 1871, 62 in 1881, 70 in 1891 and 82 in 1901, dying in 1902 aged 83. The given ages dont always tally but his place of birth of St Helen's does always tally.

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Hi Benny.
The Robert Reubin Jefferiss I was looking for and still am , forgot to register his son's birth as his wife died in childbirth. Sometimes they just forgot. I think it was very inconsiderate of them, but maybe they couldn't afford the money for it. I know that some parishes charged for baptisms. Good luck with the search.
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Hi Ben
I forgot to ask you if your Cornwell lot came from Essex. I have just realised that I spelt mine the wrong way.
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Hi Nainmaddie.

I do hope that I can find William Wilson's baptism. This would help prove his year of birth. I may need to ask someone if they have access to the full transcript of St Helen Auckland baptisms rather than the BTs, (As in a transcription of the original baptisms) as many FH societes only use the BTs to transcribe records which is a bit risky as Bishops Transcripts contain errors and omissions. I'd rather get CD rom transcriptions of the original registers to be safe, as opposed to BTs, if you get my drift.

At least I know his parents and he was at least 20 in 1841.

Ben
 
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