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Ancestor Baptism. William Wilson.


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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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