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Robert Layton

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Von Report 24 Feb 2013 21:27

I'm looking for a birth of Robert Layton about 1811 in London.

In the 1851 census Robert's birthplace is given as Christchurch, Middlesex.
He is a bobbin Turner.

I have all the census details,his marriage and children's details but to date I don't have a birth or baptism for him.
Any help gratefully received.


GlitterBaby Report 24 Feb 2013 21:33

Any idea of the name of his father ? Or is that what you are trying to find out

Mike *

Mike * Report 24 Feb 2013 21:33

You could post his marriage and a census so we know which one.

Did he marry Ann Hayward in 1830 ?
Did he have a middle initial ?

There is a tree with a different DOB

Robert E Layton
Birth 1809 in Christchurch Spitalfields, London, England

and parents as ...

William Layton 1780 –
Mary 1780 –

but no telling how accurate this is


Von Report 24 Feb 2013 21:36

Yes it's a birth/christening I'm looking for.

Mike- He married Ann Hayward in 1830
Too early for father to be recorded at marriage.


GlitterBaby Report 24 Feb 2013 21:37

Have you figured out the witness - William Layton - on that 1830 marriage record

Mike *

Mike * Report 24 Feb 2013 21:38

Is this him ?

name: Robert Edward Layton
gender: Male
baptism/christening date: 22 May 1809
birth date: 13 Jan 1809
father's name: William Layton

mother's name: Mary


Von Report 24 Feb 2013 21:38

He never used a middle name but that's not to say he didn't have one


GlitterBaby Report 24 Feb 2013 21:40

The witness Geo Yarrow seems to be a professional witness as is shown on all the other marriages on that page

The other witness is a Sarah Pountney

Mike *

Mike * Report 24 Feb 2013 21:42

According to 1861 census ( which you say you already have,) his DOB is 1809 not 1811

Robert Layton
Age: 52
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1809
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Ann Layton
Gender: Male
Where born: Spitalfields, Middlesex, England

Civil parish: Spitalfields
Ecclesiastical parish: Christchurch
County/Island: Middlesex
Country: England

Registration district: Whitechapel
Sub-registration district: Spitalfields

Robert Layton 52 - silk bobbin turner
Ann Layton 52
Maria Layton 18
Hannah Layton 16
Emma Layton 12


Von Report 24 Feb 2013 21:43

GlitterBaby - William could have been his father but could equally well have been a brother.
He did call his son William so that could have been after his father.

Mike - As I've said he never used a middle name.
It may well be him. Are there any other children with same parents?

Mike *

Mike * Report 24 Feb 2013 21:46

Baptism found on familysearch which is free


Von Report 24 Feb 2013 21:54

Thanks Mike.
I had seen that one but wasn't sure because of the middle name.
I'll try and search St.Leonards when I can get to the LMA.
Thank you for your help