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Hi all, hope you are all well.

I am researching my ancestor James Atwell (b 1820 in Nailsea d. Abergavenny 1889) I know he married an Ann around 1840-1841. The only marriage I can find for a James Attwell is with an Ann Vizard in 1841 in Bath. This is where the confusion starts. Firstly is this the right Ann? Looking at later censuses in all of them she is recorded as being born in North Somerset/Nailsea. I have found the odd Vizard living in and around Bath in 1841. My biggest fear that I don't even have the right Ann that he married and that I'm investing a lot of time and energy in the wrong family.

Any help would be greatly received.
Many Thanks
there are two Ann Vizards who could be yours

Ann Vizard
England and Wales Census, 1841

birth: 1821 Gloucestershire
census: 1841 Dursley, Gloucestershire, England

Ann Vizard
England and Wales Census, 1841

birth: 1821 Gloucestershire
census: 1841 Bitton, Gloucestershire, England

Dursley is 15/18 miles North of Bristol, Bitton is South East, half way towards and 5 miles from Bath
The Bitton Ann 20 appears to be married to Samuel 25 with children Thomas 5 and Mary 4. It could be though she was with her siblings
Nailsea is about 5 miles South West of Bristol possibly 8/9 miles from Bitton
One more to check:

Name: James Attwell
Birth Date:
Spouse's Name: Ann Skiner
Spouse's Birth Date:
Spouse's Birthplace:
Spouse's Age:
Event Date: 11 Jul 1841
Event Place: St. Mary'S Church Redcliffe, Bristol, Gloucester, England
Father's Name: Thomas Attwell
Mother's Name:
Spouse's Father's Name: John Skinner
Spouse's Mother's Name:
Marital Status: Single
Previous Wife's Name:
Spouse's Race:
Spouse's Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01371-9
System Origin: England-EASy
GS Film number: 1595694
Reference ID: Item 1 pg 172

Name: Ann Skinner
Gender: Female
Christening Date: 22 Dec 1822
Christening Place: Somersetshire, England
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Name Note:
Father's Name: John Skinner
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Ann Skinner
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I03058-2
System Origin: England-EASy
GS Film number: 1470910
Reference ID: 504
Public trees are usually not reliable but there are several that all have Ann VIZARD.

And no death for Ann.

Some have death for James as 1875 and others 1889.
there is also this Ann, could be a workhouse inmate
Kewstoke is about 6 miles from Nailsea Her age could have been rounded up but still maybe too old

Name: Anne Vizard
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1841
Gender: Female
Age: 25
Schedule Type: Household
Registration District: Axbridge
Sub-District: Banwell & Weston
Parish: Kewstoke
County: Somersetshire
Thanks for everyones help. I've found Ann Skinner and think you may be on to something. The Skinners seem to be based around Nailsea so seem to be a likely option. Ann Vizard never sat well with me even by looking at other people's trees, something just didn't add up. I'm going to do some more researching now and see what I can find out.

Thanks Again!!!
I can't see why the authors of the trees have gone for Ann VIZARD.

Possibly one did for some reason and others just copied.

I'm not leaning either way just yet. I'm not swayed by ATTWELL and ATWELL because it was probably written as it was heard.
I agree with you. To me Atwell and Attwell are one and the same. I had added Vizard onto my tree but with a caveat for myself that I wasn't taking it any further as I wasn't convinced that it was the right one.