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Two children born, only 1 baptised.


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My 5xgreat grandfather was Richard Titshall, who died in June 1811 aged 47. He left a will which mentions his brother William Titshall of Marlesford, Suffolk.

In 1768 a poor law document lists Richard Titshall, Judith his wife and sons William and Richard Titshall as being settled in the parish of Laxfield in Suffolk. Richard Snr was a miller who was originally from Barnham in West Suffolk near Thetford, Norfolk.

Richard Titshall wed Judith Scarfe in 1748 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Now, according to a Suffolk mills book a Richard Titshall was a miller at Saunders Mill, Dennington, Suffolk in 1753. I think that was mine as later on they moved to Dennington. It appears the family moved inbetween Framlingham, Dennington and Laxfield throughout the 750s and 1760s. In May 1760 William Titshall was baptised in Laxfield the son of Richard and Judith Titshall. William died in 1844 aged 84 which corresponds with his 1760 birth.

Richard Titshall Jnr died on the 19th June 1811 aged 47. This means that he was born in either 1763 or 1764. The Titshall family have always seemed to be spot on with ages given as I have a family bible but it only goes back to Richard's son Richard born in 1789. Myself and a cousin have been trying hard for 5 years to find his baptism of Richard born 1763 or 1764 to no avail. We have tried all the villages in the Laxfield and Framlingham circle and even tried towards West Suffolk to no avail.

The family were in Dennington in 1753, Laxfield in 1760, Framlingham in 1768 then to Laxfield that year, and they were back in Dennington by 1769. Judith was buried in Dennington in 1782. Afterwards the family then moved to Hacheston. All those villages have been searched for Richards baptism c1764 to no avail plus many others.

Richard Snr was subject to another poor law document in 1802 whe he was conveyed from Framlingham to Redlingfield but his second wife was too ill to travel.

It would be good to find Richard's baptism. But as said he may never have been baptised or Judith may have had a difficult pregnancy and gave birth to Richard in the workhouse. That is an idea.


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