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Elizabeth Tomkins b abt 1801

gwenythgreen

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Hi friends

HELP!!

I have lost this lady, I have her in 1841 living in Woolvercot with daughter Anne Elizabeth bapt 1 April 1829, daughter (now married) Mary Hastings bapt 1 June 1823,and son in law William Hastings born abt 1821, Elizabeths husband Richard Tomkins and another daughter Elizabeth 15 died in 1830, I would like to trace Elizabeth Tomkins to try to work out her maiden name, at the moment I have two possibilities was it Basson or Robinson?

Thanks for the help.

Gwen:)
 

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http://www.google.co.uk/search?sour...S_enGB287GB292&q=elizabeth+tomkins+woolvercot

The Oxfordshire Archdeacons Marriage bond index are halfway down this link...think theres two links Gwen...might help in future searches as well got the grooms names and brides and the parishes on them too....good luck and regards Lee.
Hi Lee

Thank you so very much, It looks like you have knocked down the brick wall. It looks like she married Jno Lipscombe of Noke in 1837, Not sure if the weding was in Noke or Stanton St John but will have to do a bit more research on that, maybe even a marriage certificate available as it was 1837.

Thank you for your kindness,

Gwen :)
 

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Well done Gwen...lot of info on those records seen as they happened so lomg ago...amazing how many people got married just in that district as well...regards Lee.
 

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Well done Gwen...lot of info on those records seen as they happened so lomg ago...amazing how many people got married just in that district as well...regards Lee.
Hi Lee

As I could not find John in 41 Census I have now found he died in December 1841, I think maybe she had reverted to her previous name of Tomkins, Maybe in grief for her late new husband but I have found her living with in laws in 1851 and 1861 but if this is the right one she was in fact born abt 1794 so in fact was 46 years old in 1841 not 40 as transcribed which puts a different complexion on her marriage age and age when her first child was born. It now looks as though she was born outside the county.

A BIG thank you.

Gwen :)
 

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Cheers....i think what happened all those years ago depended alot on finances and just how you were living at the time...woman especially who were widowed found it tough and many a time changed there age and name to suit whatever at the time helped them bring up there siblings....it makes it interesting for us of course...if not frustrating at times..regards Lee.
 

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