Merritt/ett family (Parish Records)

by Valeriem @, Thursday, March 13, 2014, 19:46 (2386 days ago) @ MPGriffiths

No MERRETT/BENFIELD marriages on Gloucestershire Marriage CD 1800 to 1837 . There are only 23 Benfield marriages listed.

As Thomas, father of William was a basket maker - this might be a travelling family who were normally, Hawkers, Basket Makers, Tinsmiths and Tinkers. In which case the marriage could have taken place under their own system.

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From the Gloucestershire Baptism Index CD (this is the only Thomas & Sarah MERRETT - around that time) - earlier couple in Berkeley.

Baptisms at Glos St Mary de Crypt - parents Thomas & Sarah

Thomas William - 22 September 1824 - residence (Owens) - gardener
David - 21 April 1822 - residence -(Littleworth) - gardener
Charles John - 23 April 1828 - (labourer)
Mary Ann - 17 September 1830 - residence: South Hamlet
William - 11 August 1833 - residence South Hamlet
John - 11 August 1833 - residence South Hamlet - (labourer)
James - 18 September 1836 - residence South Hamlet - (labourer)

? are any of these family names


… the 1841 census you mention at , New Town Glos St Mary De Lobe is this the above children and parents

MERRETT

Thomas - 45
Sarah - 45
Thomas - 15
Charles - 15
Mary - 10
William - 5
John - 5
James - 4
George - 1

This is the family 1851 Census at Barton St Mary, Gloucestershire

MERRETT

Sarah - 52, unmarried labourer, born Glos. Tredington
David - 29 - Gardener, born Glos St Mary
Charles - 23 - Stone Mason - born ditto
John - 17 - Gardener, labourer
William - 17 - labourer for Kipe? maker - born ditto
James - 14
George - 10 (GlosBDM, George Henry - 1840 South Hamlet, mother's maiden name: CLARK)


Thomas MERRETT of Littleworth married Sarah CLARK by banns - 25 November 1821 Littleworth

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Thank you so much. I have the census results for St Mary de Lode but not the Parish records. I guess these are all the same family and if you say 'Sarah' is Sarah Clark then sadly they are not mine.

By travellers do you mean gypsies. Any records for these??? I did find a Thomas Merritt b. 1803 in Huntly yesterday. This is a possible father for William but I can't find any other records.

NB. William Merritt c1832 was know as Wiliam Charles on his Marriage and death certificates but this may have been due to his upwardly mobile Scottish wife!!! They did well in NZ.

Is there anything special I could look for when I go to the Gloucs record office next month?

Thank you and best wishes Valerie


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