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STOW family in Melksham, Wiltshire in 1841


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I'd like a look up please for the STOW / STOWE family in Melksham, Wiltshire in 1841.

Robert b. ?
Sarah b. ?
Thomas b. 1835 Melksham


There is one in Melksham but showing as born 1826. Parents Robert and Sarah.

Robert Stow aged 40 Bailiff
Sarah Stow aged 38
Thomas Stow aged 15 Apprentice?
William Stow aged 12 Apprentice?
Kitty Stow aged 12
Robert Stow aged 10
Jane Stow aged 8
Eliza Stow aged 6

Lowbourne PLace?

Class: HO107; Piece 1182; Book: 4; Civil Parish: Melksham; County: Wiltshire; Enumeration District: 2; Folio: 33; Page: 9; Line: 1
Hello Keith,

Thanks for looking. Hmmmm... :eek: Curious:

Thomas STOW c. 25 Jun 1826 Independent, Melksham, Wiltshire Robert & Sarah Batch: C077911

Thomas STOW c. 9 Aug 1835 Independent, Melksham, Wiltshire Robert & Sarah Batch: C077911

Marriage Registration Index - England
Name: Thomas Stowe
Year of Registration: 1862
Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun
Registration District: Blything
County: Suffolk
Volume: 4a
Page: 909
Spouse: Emma Se*ell Smyth
(middle name difficult to read) Sewell

4 Paultons Terrace, Chelsea South, London, England
Film: RG10/74, Folio: 9, Enumeration District: 5, Page: 10
Thomas Stowe....head...37...Melksham, Wiltshire....wood cutting machinist
Anna S Stowe......wife...31...Leiston, Suffolk


Hi Dave

This Thomas is transcribed as SLOW. When you look at the image and check other words with the letters "l" & "t" it could well be STOW.

There is a marriage Sept Qtr 1846 District Westbury
Thomas STOW & Hester LYE

1851 census - Pew Hill, Chippenham, Wiltshire
Transcibed as:-
Thomas SLOW head b. abt. 1825 age 26 Carpenter & Joiner Melksham, Wilts
HESTER SLOW wife b. abt. 1823 age 28 West Lavington, Wilts

Hoping someone can have a look at this census. Check out l in Rudler & t in Harriett Ritchens.

Hello crankypants,

Thanks for looking. It's very curious that there are two of them. That marriage confirms that the one in the census is the one born 1826 not the one born 1835. I mean the first one named Thomas had not died. The one who came to Australia via Ireland is the second one who married Emma SEWELL SMITH/SMYTH.



It's the 1835 one I'm interested in. I wonder if he moved to Suffolk very early in life? At least, he may have been in Suffolk one year before his marriage there.