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It's no wonder we can't find ancestors


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I have an ancestor, Joseph Seager, baptising sons in Kingswinford, Staffs in the early 1700s. According to the baptisms his wife is called Jane. After his death Probate was granted to his widow Jane and in Jane's Will she mentions her sons whose names fit with the baptisms. The problem arose when I looked for Joseph's marriage to Jane. The only marriage I could find which fitted date and place was to a woman called Ann. The same search also threw up the Marriage Bond and Licence. The Bond has him marrying a Sarah and the Licence has him marrying Jane.

I cannot find a baptism for Jane but in her Will she mentioned a sister Esther. I found a baptism for Esther and also the Will of her parents in which they mention Jane using her married name so I am 100% certain I have the right families. I just don't understand why the three different Christian names on the three documents.

If the Powers that Be can't get it right how are we supposed to find anyone.

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