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martynsue Report 1 Apr 2013 14:52

please could someone look at a marriage for me it is james lockhart & theodosia day,13th dec 1802 tutbury staffordshire,

i have theodosia baptism at st phillips birmingham in 1781,
what i would like to know if possible is,

does it say where the groom is from & also the name of his father,
i have stuggled to find a place of birth for him ,
this is my grasping at straw's attempt to get the slightest bit of info on him.

thank's in advance if anyone find's anything for me.


GlitterBaby Report 1 Apr 2013 15:18

You will be lucky to find any of those details. Might say of this parish. Will not name parents. Most witnesses were probably not related and were usually some kind of church officials that attended most of the weddings.


Maddie Report 1 Apr 2013 15:20

is this the one
Name: James Lockhart
Birth Date:
Spouse's Name: Theadolia Day
Spouse's Birth Date:
Spouse's Birthplace:
Spouse's Age:
Event Date: 13 Dec 1802
Event Place: Walsall-Wood, Stafford, England
Father's Name:
Mother's Name:
Spouse's Father's Name:
Spouse's Mother's Name:
Marital Status:
Previous Wife's Name:
Spouse's Race:
Spouse's Marital Status:
Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I01348-6
System Origin: England-EASy
GS Film number: 1040887
Reference ID: item 1


martynsue Report 1 Apr 2013 15:23

yes that is them thank you


Flip Report 1 Apr 2013 15:32

All you can do is hope they survive to the 1851 census - but it doesn't look like it - there's this James, but no Theodosia, and he is not born in county:

James Lockhart
Age: 60
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1781
Gender: Male
Civil parish: Tutbury
Hundred: North Offlow
County/Island: Staffordshire
Country: England
Street Address:


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Registration district: Burton upon Trent
Sub-registration district: Tutbury
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 976
Book: 25
Folio: 30
Page Number: 9
Household Members:
Name Age
James Lockhart 60
Elizabeth Kirk 20
Rosanna Rowe 20

Not sure whether he is a porter or a potter.


martynsue Report 1 Apr 2013 15:38

thank you flip,
it is him ,unfortunatley the only thing on this census is a n under born in this parish,
he died in 1843,
i have no clue where he came from or who is father was,that is why i posted about the marriage in the hope it would reveal something,


Flip Report 1 Apr 2013 15:48

If you are local you could try the actual parish register, but as GlitterBaby said, it is highly unlikely there will be more details. You could also try searching the records office for a marriage bond - they sometimes have the guarantor in the hope it could be his father.


martynsue Report 1 Apr 2013 19:19

unfortunatley i live in norfolk,i will see if there is any thing on the net.
thank you for your help.