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Hello

Our gg grandfather Henry William Chidgey Newick (1825 - 1881) was born illegitimate. His mother Rebecca Newick was a servant living in Wardrobe Place, Bristol in 1824, when she had an affair with William Henry Chidgey (b @ 1791 a married man also living in Wardrobe Place with his wife Elizabeth)

We think that his father and wife brought him up (he appears in the 1841 Census as Henry Chidger living with William Henry and Elizabeth Chidger at Wardrobe Place. Elizabeth we think had no children of her own so HWCN was the only child)

This situation was unusual in that the boy took the maiden name of his mother as his surname and his father's surname as his middle name - he also gave all his children the middle name of Chidgey (girls and boys!)

Of course we have always thought this branch of our family was called Newick, but in fact it was Chidgey.!!

Despite this hiccup in his early life, HWCN went on to run a shop employing several staff and he and his wife had 8 children

We know that Rebecca married a Robert Edbrooke and they had 2 children. What we don’t know is where Rebecca was born and her antecedents. We also know that William Henry Chidgey was born in Somerset, but have no further information. This is important if we are to go further back with these two trees

Can anyone help??
 
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Hi,

In 1851 there is a Rebecca Edbrooke with husband Robert living in the civil parish of Bristol St. Paul. Rebeccas age is given as 44 POB transcribed as Lydeard St Lawrence Devon. Lydeard St Lawrence comes under Somerset not Devon according to Genuki.
 
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On Family Search (LDS) there is extracted marriage record for a Rebecca Newick to Robert Edbrook 20 June 1830 St. Michaels Bristol.
 

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Thanks Juliejtp for the info on place of birth

The 1841 Census records their ages thus:

1841 Census Hill St Bristol

Robert Edbrooke 40 1801 b Bristol Porter m 20/6/1830 at St Michaels Church Bristol
Rebecca (nee Newick) 40 @1801 b Lydeard St Lawrence Devon/Somerset Servant in 1824)
Mary Ann 10 1831 b Bristol
Robert 3 1837 bap 16/12/1838 Bristol


And you are saying the 1851 Census has their ages thus:

1851 Census Hill St Bristol

Robert Edbrooke 50 1801 b Bristol Porter m 20/6/1830 at St MichaelsChurch Bristol
Rebecca (nee Newick) 44 @1806 b Lydeard St Lawrence, Somerset
Mary Ann 20 1831 b Bristol
Robert 13 1837 bap 16/12/1838 Bristol

(I haven't seen this census record). Her date of birth seems to vary enormously. I know the 1841 Census tended to round age up or down. If so perhaps the 1806 is more reliable. However still can't find her in the Parish records (though I found a Rebecca Newish bap 15/3/1801 to John & Rebecca at St Lawrence Church St Lydeards

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1851 census

Civil parish Bristol
10 Hill Street

Robert Edbrooke head age 47 occ ------packer born ------coombe (transcribed as Tunberscombe) Devon
Rebecca wife age 44 occ shop keeper born Lydeard St Lawrence

living at no 15 is 3 brothers surname Thomas plus a visitor

Class H0107
Piece 1949
Folio 335
 

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Hi Buggs,

I would think that the country forum board would be appropriate.

Remember there are other boards if you want census, birth, marriage look ups etc.
 

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