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Paul BANFIELD is driving me MAD!


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Dunedin, New Zealand
OK, when I found myself searching on ancestry for about the sixteenth time for this particular ancestor, I figured it was about time I asked the experts for help!

I'm looking for Paul Banfield and his daughter Jane.

Jane Banfield (sp) married Robert Dewmore in Brompton (London) 24 Oct 1854. She was 23 (so born about 1830/1831). Her father is recorded as Paul Banfield, boatswain (but with a squiggle indicating he is deceased).

In all censuses, Jane records her birthplace as London, Middlesex. Some other family members have suggested a Somerset link, but I know of no grounds for it. There is also a suggestion that Jane's middle name is Elizabeth, but again I have no document showing that.

Note: There is another Paul Banfield with a daughter Jane in St Pancras, but he is a chimney sweep and I have found this other Jane's marriage record in St Pancras church, so that isn't her.

Any suggestions for how to find either of these two?

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