Westbury on Severn - Gray/Grey, mid 1700s (General)

by Jefff @, West London, Middlesex, Friday, March 22, 2019, 17:37 (87 days ago) @ Jefff

Sorry, forgot to look for James & Hannah's marriage !

From this site's FoD PRs;

Record_ID: 207015
Entry_Number: 155
Year: 1795
Month: Nov
Day: 12
Grooms_Surname: GRAY
Grooms_Forenames: James
Grooms_Age:
Groom_Condition: [not stated]
Grooms_Occupation:
Grooms_Residence: otp [Westbury]
Grooms_Fathers_Surname:
Grooms_Fathers_Forenames:
Grooms_Fathers_Occupation:
Brides_Surname: WALCH
Brides_Forenames: Hannah
Brides_Age:
Brides_Condition: Spinster
Brides_Occupation:
Brides_Residence: otp [Westbury]
Brides_Fathers_Surname:
Brides_Fathers_Forenames:
Brides_Fathers_Occupation:
Licence_or_Banns: Banns
Date_of_Banns:
Signature_or_Mark: He Signs She Marks
Witness_1: George Walch
Witness_2: Tobias Cowles
Other_Witnesses:
Officiating_Minister: Henry Southouse Curate
Event: Marriage
Memoranda:
Notes:
Register_Reference: P 354 IN 1/5
Page_Number: 39
Parish_Chapel: Westbury on Severn
Soundex_Groom: G600
Soundex_Bride: W420

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According to the 1851 CEnsus and her burial record of the same year, Hannah was born abt 1770.

I did wonder if the witness George Walch was her father, but now think it was maybe a brother or uncle ??.

The only likely birth record I can find for her in the PRs, even allowing for spelling variations Welsh/Walsh/Welch/Walch etc, and Anna as well as Hannah, and within the general W-o-S area is;


Record_ID: 77894
Entry_Number:
Year: 1770
Month: Aug
Day: 12
Parents_Surname: WELSH
Child_Forenames: Hannah
Fathers_Forenames: John
Mothers_Forenames: Anne
Mothers_Surname:
Residence: of Over
Occupation:
Officiating_Minister: Edw[ar]d Sparkes Vicar
Event: Baptism
Memoranda:
Notes:
Register_Reference: P83 IN 1/1
Page_Number: 136
Parish_Chapel: Churcham
Soundex: W420

As confirmed by FamilySearch;

Name Hannah Welsh
Gender Female
Christening Date 12 Aug 1770
Christening Date (Original) 12 AUG 1770
Christening Place CHURCHAM WITH BULLEY,GLOUCESTER,ENGLAND
Father's Name John Welsh
Mother's Name Anne

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HOWEVER FamilySearch also offers, so further away near, but not impossible;

Name Hannah Welch
Gender Female
Christening Date 14 Feb 1769
Christening Date (Original) 14 FEB 1769
Christening Place CHURCHDOWN,GLOUCESTER,ENGLAND
Father's Name Richard Welch
Mother's Name Mary


Need to find a Hannah with a relation named George, altho neither are rare names so ??

No luck so far with the FoD PRs, but find this with FamilySearch, so maybe Hannah was originally from Churchdown nr Tewkesbury, and this is her brother ?

Name George Welch
Gender Male
Christening Date 19 Aug 1770
Christening Date (Original) 19 AUG 1770
Christening Place CHURCHDOWN,GLOUCESTER,ENGLAND
Father's Name Richard Welch
Mother's Name Mary

????

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The other marriage witness has a much easier name to trace, their being just 2 hits in the whole FoD database;

Record_ID: 206814
Entry_Number: 305
Year: 1778
Month: Dec
Day: 27
Grooms_Surname: COWLES
Grooms_Forenames: Tobias
Grooms_Age:
Groom_Condition: Batchelor
Grooms_Occupation:
Grooms_Residence: Of this Parish
Grooms_Fathers_Surname:
Grooms_Fathers_Forenames:
Grooms_Fathers_Occupation:
Brides_Surname: GIBBINS
Brides_Forenames: Elizabeth
Brides_Age:
Brides_Condition: Spinster
Brides_Occupation:
Brides_Residence: Of this Parish
Brides_Fathers_Surname:
Brides_Fathers_Forenames:
Brides_Fathers_Occupation:
Licence_or_Banns: Licence
Date_of_Banns:
Signature_or_Mark: He Signed, She Marked
Witness_1: Richard Trigge
Witness_2: Toby Cowles
Other_Witnesses:
Officiating_Minister: J Morse Curate
Event: Marriage
Memoranda:
Notes:
Register_Reference: P354 IN 1/4
Page_Number: 89
Parish_Chapel: Westbury on Severn
Soundex_Groom: C420
Soundex_Bride: G152

(Suspect Toby was his father).

Record_ID: 383502
Entry_Number: 1277
Year: 1798
Month: Jun
Day: 5
Surname: COWLES
Forenames: Tobias
Residence:
Age_at_death: Aged 49
Officiating_Minister: Richard Wetherell Vicar
Event: Burial
Cause_of_death:
Memoranda: Clerk of the Parish for 20 years
Notes:
Register_Reference: P 354 IN 1/3
Page_No: 139
Parish_Chapel: Westbury on Severn
Soundex: C420


So born abt 1750.

Looks like this PR needs reviewing, please;


Record_ID: 551881
Entry_Number:
Year: 1749
Month: Sep
Day: 23
Parents_Surname: COWLES
Child_Forenames: Tobit
Fathers_Forenames: Tobit
Mothers_Forenames: Elizabeth
Mothers_Surname:
Residence: [not stated]
Occupation:
Officiating_Minister: Tho[mas] Carpenter Vicar
Event: Baptism
Memoranda: Son of
Notes:
Register_Reference: P 354 IN 1/2
Page_Number: 85
Parish_Chapel: Westbury on Severn
Soundex: C420


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