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Could I be onto something? Woodstock Marriage.


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My great, great, great grandmother Sarah Brain (the one who I recently posted a life story about) was born to Thomas and Maria Brain in 1842 in Bletchingdon, Oxon. Maria's maiden name was Butler. I cannot for the life of me find a marriage between them two on the Oxon Marriage Index or civil reg from July 1837. They had their first child Barbara Brain in 1839.

In 1838, a Maria Butler married in the Woodstock reg district of Oxon and on the same page is a Thomas Bearn. I cannot find any Thomas Bearn's in later censuses with a wife Maria nor can I find any relevant deaths. I am wondering if Bearn is a mistranscription of Brain?

I dont know whether to send off for the cert. If it is right it will give Maria's fathers name and occupation making her baptism search easier as Butler is quite a popular surname yet I can find no Maria Butler baptisms in Bletchingdon at all from 1800-1820.


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