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Margaret Report 31 Jul 2012 12:05

Still travelling


Margaret Report 16 Jun 2012 12:01

Hallo All, going on holiday expect delays....


Donna Report 24 May 2012 10:14

Thanks Margaret i didnt realise people named their child the same name! Makes the tree interesting i suppose hehe

Thanks Again xxx


Margaret Report 24 May 2012 09:10

DONNA, yes Thomas and Rachel named 3 sons, Thomas.
It was quite common to re use a christian name if the first child died, or sometimes if the first son was born out of wedlock they would name a first born son in wedlock the same familial name..So Thomas Jones,... illegitimate, Thomas Williams legitimate. same parents...


Donna Report 24 May 2012 08:15

Many thanks for the information Margaret its a great help to my research. Can i just check that Thomas and Rachel named 3 sons Thomas?

Also do the records for Thomas's father appear at all?

Many Thanks Donna


Margaret Report 23 May 2012 15:05

Thomas Bunce and wife Martha baptised in Shilton
14/2/1739 Thomas Bunce
who married 23/11/1764 by License in Shilton
Rachel Eden, who signed Eaten.
Rachel nee Eden was buried in Shilton 17/11/1813 aged 74 yrs

Thomas and Rachel nee Eden baptised in Shilton the following children
Thomas 10/2/1767 buried 15/2/1767
Thomas 8/11/1767 buried 21/11/1767
Thomas 6/1/1769
Frances 13/1/1772
Hannah 11/12/1774
Ann 3/5/1778
Elizabeth 18/6/1779
Edward 18/6/1781

Thomas Bunce baptised 6/1/1769 married Rachel Maisey 30/4/1794 Shilton
Thomas Bunce Baptised 6/1/1769 was buried aged 76 yrs on 9/6/1844 in Shilton
Rachel Bunce nee Maisey was baptised 6/2/1774 in Shilton daughter of Charles and Margaret Maisey, and Rachel 1774 was buried 8/1/1839 Shilton aged 65 yrs

Thomas Bunce 1769 and Rachel nee Maisey baptised in Shilton the following children
Patience 20/3/1814
Joshua 1/6/1816
Emmanuel 15/10/1820

Joshua 1816 married 3/11/1841 Hannah May in Shilton daughter of John Haynes son of Thomas Bunce, witnesses Hannah Combs, and Robert May

Patience Bunce 1814. married in Shilton John Johnson of Alvescot son of Henry Johnson his father Thomas Bunce yeoman..... on 15/10/1838 Shilton.

Emmanuel Bunce 1820 married aged 33yrs bachelor of Burford, to Hannah Merchant 33 yrs spinster of Burford he was son of Thomas Bunce gardener, her father Jos. Merchant a labourer witnesses Eli Merchant , My. Hall. John Banbury. by Banns on 17/5/1857 in Burford.

Hope this is what you needed


Donna Report 22 May 2012 18:15

Hello Margaret do you cover the Witney area in Oxfordshire?

Many Thanks Donna


Jean Report 22 May 2012 17:58

Margaret your a star, thank you, obviously can't be sure yet but it does look promising, got to feed my hungry hubby now but will have a look at census later to try & find these folk.


Jean :-) :-)


Jean Report 22 May 2012 14:40

Hello Margaret,

Thank you for getting back to me, Joseph is proving to be a problem, I do know he married Maria Manners in Snitterfield & his witnesses were William Such & Mary Such (from Ancestry) I have found a William Such born abt 1811 Epwell with wife Jane on 1841 census living Snitterfield, so am presuming William & Mary were Josephs siblings. Have also found an Emila Such born Banbury 1841 OND so is probably the the baptism you have found, I have tried to find an Ann Such in 1841 but none positive. There is an Ann Such married Banbury 1843 which could be her (two choices here James Bevington & William Harriss) but have looked for them in 1851 with no luck as you say it may be an idea to get this marriage certificate. I'm on a mission now!!

Regards & Thankyou



Margaret Report 22 May 2012 08:59

nudge back for a few days


Margaret Report 21 May 2012 09:05

Hallo All, been away on holiday, absolutely no luck with the Such research looked all through the Banbury Registration district parishes
But there are the baptisms for
Harriet Smolley Such 5/3/1837 Kineton Warks
George Such 2/6/1839 Snetterfield Warks
Mary 10/10/1841 Snetterfield
John 3/8/1843 Snetterfield
Thomas 12/4/1846 Snetterfield
found on the new Latter Days Saints site.
Had a look on Ancestry Public Member trees, your chap Joseph Such seems to have no parents on them either..
There is an illegitimate child... Emily Baptised Epwell 30/10/1841 daughter of Ann Such a spinster, perhaps if you could find a marriage for her in the Banbury Registration District the certificate might give her father's name and occupation and perhaps a push to find Joseph Such, if he is her brother????? Sorry not much help


jax Report 20 May 2012 21:21

Margaret nudges it up when she is around to offer help, I would have thought


Jean Report 20 May 2012 20:46


Thankyou, I had already thought she may be on holiday, so as she often nudges it up herself I thought it a good idea to do it for her


jax Report 20 May 2012 17:19


Margaret will see her thread when she returns, nudging it up will not get it seen any quicker.... maybe she is on holiday?


Jean Report 20 May 2012 17:06



Jean Report 16 May 2012 17:34



Jean Report 12 May 2012 21:59

Hi Margaret,

You helped me some time ago & I am now back again with another branch of my family
Could you see if there is a birth record for a Joseph Such born abt 1803 in Epwell, Oxfordshire, & maybe any siblings

Many Thanks


costa Report 11 May 2012 14:13

Hi Margaret,

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww you help is so appreciated thanks so much for the information, it will keep me going and hopefully can now go further back

Your a star <3 x Costa


Margaret Report 11 May 2012 12:48

LAUREN, sorry St Aldates only goes up to 1900.


Margaret Report 11 May 2012 12:18

William Baker born c 1776 North Charlton a Basketmaker (North Charlton = Newbottle)Northamptonshire
married 18/1/1808 Steeple Claydon = 4 miles from Winslow
Hannah Smith born c 1786 Winslow Bucks.
in 1841 they were living separately each with one daughter
William in Harpole Northamptonshire with Mary born 1821 Northamptonshire
Hannah a washerwoman living with Caroline in Neithrop.
They were together again in 1851 in Neithrop
They had baptised in Newbottle Northamptonshire
Joseph 6/8/1815
Caroline 8/8/1824
Elizabeth 22/3/1818
and Mary born 1821

William Baker born c 1776 was buried In St Mary Banbury 16/7/1854 of Spring Cottage Neithrop aged 76 yrs.
Hannah his wife was buried 13/6/1866 aged 80 yrs of Catherine Wheel Yard Neithrop in St Mary Banbury

Joseph Baker baptised 6/8/1815 Newbottle Northants
married 4/10/1835 Buckingham
Eliza Inns baptised 12/10/1817 Buckingham
daughter of Stephen Inns
Eliza was buried 8/2/1879 of Broofs Yard in Banbury St Mary aged 62 yrs
Joseph Baker baptised 6/8/1815 Newbottle was buried St Mary Banbury 21/4/1883 aged 55 yrs of Neithrop.

On the 1851 census they have Stephen Inns a lodger aged 77 yrs a widower born Buckingham living with them,. He does not appear after that on the census, so may have been in a workhouse.

Joseph Baker 1815 and Eliza Inns 1817 have the following children, drawn from the census and the baptismal records of Banbury St Mary
William 1836 says Neithrop on census
George baptised 5/5/1838 Banbury St Mary
Hannah baptised 2/10/1852 Banbury St Mary
James baptised 3/3/1861 Banbury St Mary
Eliza born 15/1/1857 baptised 3/3/1861 Banbury St Mary
Thomas born 1855 from census/

William born c 1836 Neithrop married an Eliza
they had baptised in Banbury St Mary
Elizabeth 4/8/1861
Frederick baptised 4/8/1861

I have done my best searching for baptisms for the other children of Joseph and Eliza, but no good .....