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William Backhouse/Hester Colston

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Stuart Report 29 Dec 2012 21:56

A tree on another well known site has William married twice - to Hester with children born 1842 to 1859 AND to Sarah with children 1853 &1855!! The father is living in Somerset and Yorkshire in 1841. But no marriage dates to argue about............


safc Report 29 Dec 2012 21:42


groom's name: William Backhouse
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace:
groom's age:
bride's name: Hester Goldstone
bride's birth date:
bride's birthplace:
bride's age:
marriage date: 23 Feb 1836
marriage place: Gillingham, Kent, England
groom's father's name:
groom's mother's name:
bride's father's name:
bride's mother's name:
groom's race:
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race:
bride's marital status:
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: I02302-3
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 1042493
reference number: 139


Lynski Report 29 Dec 2012 21:41

To find out if anyone else has researched this family have you tried "Search All Trees" under the Search button above?

You can put the names of the family in and see if anyone else has them.

If you find a possible match you can contact the tree owner to see if you have a connection.

I would suggest that you delete the automatic message about looking at their tree. Most members will not open their trees to you until a connection has been established so just type your own message about who you think you may have in common.


GlitterBaby Report 29 Dec 2012 21:34

1871 has a William Backhouse born 1816 Evercreach

But need some feedback

Name: William Backhouse
Age: 45
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1816
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Hester Backhouse
Gender: Male
Where born: Evercreech, Somerset, England

Civil parish: Bath St James
County/Island: Somerset
Country: England

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage: View image

Registration district: Bath
Sub-registration district: Abbey
ED, institution, or vessel: 3
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 212
Piece: 1686
Folio: 87
Page Number: 43
Household Members: Name Age
William Backhouse 45
Hester Backhouse 44
Thomas Backhouse 19
William Backhouse 16
Frederick Backhouse 15
Ann Mary Backhouse 9
Charlotte Backhouse 4
Jane Dudden 19


Stuart Report 29 Dec 2012 21:34

Is this your couple. Would appear to be married by the 1841 census
1851 census transcription details for: 3, Philip St, Saint James

National Archive Reference:
RG number: HO107
Piece: 1941
Folio: 155
Page: 26
Reg. District: Bath
Sub District:
Parish: Saint James
Enum. District:
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: 3, Philip St, Saint James
County: Somersetshire
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born
BACKHOUSE, William Head Married M 37 1814 Painter Bath, Somerset
BACKHOUSE, Hester Wife Married F 35 1816 Bath, Somerset
BACKHOUSE, Thomas Son M 9 1842 Scholar Bath, Somerset
BACKHOUSE, William Son M 7 1844 Scholar Bath, Somerset
BACKHOUSE, Frederick Son M 5 1846 Bath, Somerset
WERRETT, Jane Visitor Unmarried F 48 1803 Laundress Bath, Somerset

LAter census shows William b Evercreech and Hester Cold Ashton


Stuart Report 29 Dec 2012 21:26

Approx. when?


Linda Report 29 Dec 2012 21:25

I am researching the Backhouse family from Evercreech, Somerset. I cannot find a marraige for William Backhouse and Hester Colston who was from Cold Ashton, Somerset. Has anyone else researched this family.