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Margaret Report 21 Mar 2009 20:00


James Aldridge bachelor married in Banbury 3/12/1801 Elizabeth Taylor spinster both of this parish witness William Bloxham

19/11/1867 Walter Henry son Joseph and (blank), painter of Alama Place

5/2/1869 Ethel Elizabeth Arnott daughter of Joseph and (blank) painter.

Sorry there are too many parishes in Oxford to search for the marriages there.


Steven Report 21 Mar 2009 20:22

Margaret - many thanks for the info, that's really helpful.

Best wishes,



Sarah Report 21 Mar 2009 20:33

Hi there, thanks for the offer. Looking for parents for the following:

William E. Ferriman, c. 1798, Leafield, Ox. (the E stands for something like Elks or Eels)

his wife Hannah (Acres?), c. 1799 Leafield, Ox.

Philip Coombes, c. 1823, Shipton, Ox.

Elizabeth Humphries, c. 1823, Shipton, Ox.

Edward Kilby, 1835, Ascott, Ox.

Charlotte Pratley, 1835, Shipton, Ox.

Thanks for taking the time!


Christine Report 21 Mar 2009 20:44

hiya i`m looking for a richard allen born 1881 parents are reuben and emma lived in tetsworth oxon would like to know if he got marriged many thanks chris


Susan Report 21 Mar 2009 21:17

Thanks Margaret. I'm sure that's my Diana. I think Richard may have married twice so may get back to you if you don't mind.


LizRees Report 21 Mar 2009 21:23

Hi Margaret, thanks for your very kind offer.

I have lots of Oxfordshire rellies, but will just ask for lookups for the most interesting ones. Do baptism records usually give parents' & godparents' names?

The ones I would like are:

Baptism of Sarah Ellen Wiggins, b. 03 Feb 1879 in Long Han(d)borough to Louisa Wiggins - father unknown but possibly John Jarrett b. Hanboro 1857.
(the Wiggins family may have been Wesleyan Methodists, but not 100% sure).

Baptism of Hilda Grace Jarrett b. 29 Jun 1896 in Brook Hill Woodstock to Sarah Ellen Jarrett (she was Sarah Wiggins took John Jarrett's surname after he and her mother Louisa married). Sarah Ellen was also unmarried when she had Hilda.

Thank you so much.

Best wishes



Paul Report 21 Mar 2009 22:07

Hello Margaret

Thanks for your kind offer.

I am looking for a baptism of Lawrence Prince c1740 possibly in the Abingdon area. I know his son John was baptised there in 1765.

Thank you in advance.



Susan Report 22 Mar 2009 15:49

Hi Margret,
Thanks for finding Diana Sims for me. If it's possible with your CD could you see if there were any other children born to Richard and Mary in Witney. Also could you look for a marriage for Richard and Mary. At some stage before 1783 the family moved to Wantage and a further 7 children were born there to Richard and Mary. It may of course be a 2nd Mary the 1st may have died. I know it is the same family as Diana born Hailey Witney had her brother Joseph Sims born Wantage living with her in 1851 and 1861.


Margaret Report 23 Mar 2009 14:34

Hannah Acres missed being baptised in Shipton Under Wychwood or Leafield. there are children being baptised at that time by Thomas Akers so she may belong to him,
Hannah Acres had two husbands and one illegitimate child

She married Willliam Pratley 18/9/1817 Shipton U Wychwood he born 1788 son of John Pratley 1754 and Mary Wyer 1753.

She married William Eeles Ferryman 1/1/1831 Shipton U Wychwood he the son of William Eeles and Mary Ferryman.
Cannot give details of either as not researched them.

Hannah Acres as Hannah Pratley had a daughter Tabitha Pratley baptised 27/12/1829 she was the illegitiamate daughter of a widow.

These people are on my own tree, so if you want more information you should email me direct with your email address for a genealogical report.
Will now continue researching your other requests. Back later.


Margaret Report 23 Mar 2009 15:09


Philip Coombes baptised Shipton U Wychwood 6/3/1822 son of John and Elizabeth he a carpenter.
Philip Coombes married as a widower in Shipton Mary Atkins she of full age a spinster daughter of William Atkins a labourer of Shipton, Philip son of John a carpenter witnesses Robert Harris, Catherine Bassett.

Elizabeth Humphries, I cannot find a baptism for her in Shipton

Charlotte Pratley baptised ShiptonU Wychwood 3/2/1833 daughter of William and Mary he a labourer of Shipton

Edward Kilby was baptised in Ascott U Wychwood 4/8/1833 son of William and Mary, he a shepherd.

Hope this helps.


Margaret Report 23 Mar 2009 15:27

sorry Richard Allen born 1881 did not marry in Thame nor Tetsworth, he was a school teacher on the 1901 census in Egham Surrey, so could have married there.


Margaret Report 23 Mar 2009 15:59

Sorry the disc only goes up to 1860 so no chance of looking for Sarah Ellen Wiggins b 1879 Long Hanborough.
There is a baptism in the Wesleyan Chapel in the Witney reg district for
Louisa born 22/1/1864 bapt 3/4/1864 daughter of Henry and Ann Wiggins of Crawley Lane , Hailey, Witney, this may not be the Louisa who had Sarah Ellen but I thought I would put it in.
Plenty of Wiggins in the Wesleyan Chapel baptisms.

Hilda Grace Jarrett daughter of Sarah Ellen single woman baptised 25/8/1896 Woodstock.

Only half an answer sorry.


Heather Report 23 Mar 2009 16:06

Hi Margaret Rose.
Please can you do a look up for Sarah Ann Andrews born Holwell Oxfordshire 1838 ish. Her parents were William and Ann Andrews.
Thanks so much x


LizRees Report 23 Mar 2009 16:09

Hi Margaret,

Thanks so much for the info about the Wiggins family, and for Sarah Grace's baptism date.

What you found about the Wiggins baptisms seems to confirm my theory about their being Wesleyans - so that is also a great help.

Best wishes



Margaret Report 23 Mar 2009 17:09

sorry cannot find any sign of Lawrence Prince in Abingdon district searched 33 parishes, no luck.
Found his son's baptism
John son of Lawrence and Elizabeth he a sackweaver 6/10/1765 St Helens Abingdon
Found Burial for Lawrence Prince 6/4/1792. no age Hempdresser.


Paul Report 23 Mar 2009 17:24

Hello Margaret

Thank you for doing the Lawrence Prince baptism search and giving me his occupation from the baptism info on son John. A shame you were unable to find Lawrence's baptism.

He married Elizabeth Smart 19th Dec 1762in Marcham, Berkshire according to the IGI so maybe his baptism might come under Berkshire instead of Oxfordshire somewhere.

Oh well. The search continues !

Best wishes


Sarah Report 23 Mar 2009 19:18

Thanks Margaret, I don't have these people on a tree on here, but I am building it on Ancestry (it's for a friend), if you are on Ancestry I expect our records will match up when I add this!


Sarah Report 24 Mar 2009 07:22

As a follow up:

You found me a marriage for Philip Coombes as a widower, and looking at my tree it was a child with his first wife I am following. I know you did a search for a baptism for Elizabeth Humphries for me, but I wonder if there is anything on their marriage in case it leads to her parents? I think they may have married in Chipping Norton.



Margaret Report 24 Mar 2009 15:40

Sorry the Holwell registers don;t start until 1845, and I don;t have Bradwell or Broadwell as it sometimes ,.


Heather Report 24 Mar 2009 17:01

Hi there Margaret.
I just wanted to say what a great help you have been and a big thanks for the info you found on my Andrew family from Holwell.
You are a star.