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Richard

Richard Report 2 Jan 2013 13:00

I have a document that I first thought was a marriage certificate but the dates don't seem to add up!
I'm sure it makes perfect sense.. I just cannot read the hand written parts!

https://picasaweb.google.com/105197752377011161425/FamilyTree#5828833656318119506

A fresh pair of eyes may help!!!!!

I have in my family
Robert Potts 1782-1847
m. Abigail Knight 1781-1852
They had children by 1816 (possibly 1813)

The dates that appear to me are...
23/7/1746
1806
25/03/1754

None mean anything to me. Possibly 1806 is the year of marriage between Potts and Knight.

Many thanks!

Kay????

Kay???? Report 2 Jan 2013 13:21

Richard.

Its far too small to be able to read it.....

Richard

Richard Report 2 Jan 2013 13:42

If you cluck on the zoom button you can see the ink splatter! :-)

Kay????

Kay???? Report 2 Jan 2013 13:54

Ive zoomed to 400 and still cant read it........

TheBlackKnight

TheBlackKnight Report 2 Jan 2013 14:07

Which bit exactly?
the marriage is 25.03.1754
23.07 in the 43year of the reign of George the Third

Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 2 Jan 2013 14:19

Hi Richard

Even at 700 the cert. is difficult to decipher.

I see 4141 at the top,then names of your family plus a James Pope (Potts?) and the parish of Chester.

Sorry very difficult piece to read.....but our members love a challenge soo

Mau

JustJanet

JustJanet Report 2 Jan 2013 14:32

I've found a copy of the doc. on Find My Past, it seems to be a marriage licence. The dates are the 23rd day of July in the forty sixth year of the reign of George the 3rd. I googled & he became King in 1760 so its 1806 which is also mentioned..

Also on FMP Cheshire records is a notice of intended marriage dated 23/7/1806 between Richard Potts age 24 Bachelor and Abigail Knight 24 spinster.

And a third doc which is a copy of the Parish register at Little Budworth for the marriage dated 24/7/1806

TheBlackKnight

TheBlackKnight Report 2 Jan 2013 14:35

Great I can stop squinting now :-D

Richard

Richard Report 2 Jan 2013 14:36

... ThblackKnight
Thank you for your reply. It looks like the marriage is 1754 but the bride and groom were born in 1781 and 1782, respectively!

And the quality of the image... I uploaded it to picasa and to me it looks great. But I have just logged out of google and looked at the image and it is low quality. So I guess you need a google account to see it properly.
I will find a better way of hosting it.

Many thanks

JustJanet

JustJanet Report 2 Jan 2013 14:39

There is only one baptism at Little Budworth:




Forenames:Ann

Surname:Potts

Sex:Female

Christening Year:1809

Christening Date:03 Jan 1809

Date of Birth:

Place of Birth:

Father's Forenames:Robert

Father's Surname:Potts

Mother's Forename:Abigale

Mother's Surname:

Record Group:Part 1 - 34

Record Number:1745

Parish:

City or Town:Little Budworth

County:Cheshire

Record source:Diocese of Chester parish registers of baptisms 1538-19

Richard

Richard Report 2 Jan 2013 14:44

ahhh... 46th year of his reign. That's great news. Thank you!
I had 4 sons living with the parents on the 1841 census and found a parish record for another son (1813) but Ann is new to me! So thank you very much for that too!

It's great when you fill in so many blanks in one go :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

TheBlackKnight

TheBlackKnight Report 2 Jan 2013 14:47

Robert Potts

Birth
1782 Abt
Cheshire England


1 source citation

Christening
1783 14 Feb — Age: 1
Little Budworth Cheshire England



Marriage to Abigail Knight
1806 24 Jul — Age: 24
Little Budworth Cheshire England



Residence
1841 — Age: 59
Frodsham, Cheshire, England

Richard

Richard Report 2 Jan 2013 14:48

oh, those second documents didn't come up on ancestry... but I can't find people I know definitely exist!

Thank you all for your time!

JustJanet

JustJanet Report 2 Jan 2013 14:48

There is also a Baptism on FMP at GREAT Budworth for a son Robert, 1st March 1813.

TheBlackKnight

TheBlackKnight Report 2 Jan 2013 14:49

Abigail Knight


Birth
1781 18 Jun
St Chad Over Cheshire England


2 source citations

Marriage to Robert Potts
1806 24 Jul — Age: 25
Little Budworth Cheshire England



Residence
1841 — Age: 60
Frodsham, Cheshire, England


1 source citation

Residence
1851 — Age: 70
Tarvin, Cheshire, England


1 source citation

Death
1852 2nd Q — Age: 71
Great Boughton Cheshire


1 source citation

Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 2 Jan 2013 14:49

Just knew our members would come up trumps Richard :-D

TheBlackKnight

TheBlackKnight Report 2 Jan 2013 14:50

Children

Ralph Potts 1816 –
William Potts 1820 –
Thomas Potts 1823 –
Joseph Knight Potts 1827 –

TheBlackKnight

TheBlackKnight Report 2 Jan 2013 14:52

Roberts Parents

Ralph Potts
Elizabeth Perrin

Abigails Parents

Joseph Knight
Mary Hockenhull

TheBlackKnight

TheBlackKnight Report 2 Jan 2013 14:54

Thomas Potts 1823


Birth
1823 Abt
Lower Whitley Cheshire


4 source citations

Residence
1841 — Age: 18
Frodsham, Cheshire, England


1 source citation

Marriage to Sarah Roberts
1856 4 Feb — Age: 33
St John's Chester


1 source citation

Residence
1871 — Age: 48
St John The Baptist, Cheshire, England


1 source citation

Residence
1881 — Age: 58
Great Boughton, Cheshire, England


1 source citation

Residence
1891 — Age: 68
Dunham On The Hill, Cheshire, England


1 source citation

Marriage to Mary Jones

Janet

Janet Report 2 Jan 2013 15:04


Information only as found in familysearch

Robert Potts bachelor
23 Jul 1806
Little Budworth, Chester
Male
age: 24
Abigail Knight - spinster

Could it be that Abigail wasn't of age and Samuel Hoottell of Chester (linen draper) was her guardian . The other thing which doesn't add up is, that if this document was written in the 43rd year of George's reign then in would be 1803 not 1806.-jl

Edit :Ignore this duplicate information as I was tooooo slow in replying.