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can't find Rachel DOWLING birth? somerset

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Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 18 Jan 2013 08:06


County Somerset
Place Chewton Mendip
Church St Mary Magdalene
MarriageDate 24 Dec 1739
GroomForename John
GroomSurname LACEY
GroomParish Farington
BrideForename Rachel
BrideSurname DOWLING
BrideParish Stone Eason

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Andrew Report 17 Jan 2013 23:36

Best thing is to give them a call.

Bear in mind Rachal may have been married before and Dowling is not her birth name



Natasha Report 17 Jan 2013 23:23

darn, it's 172 miles away,, do records offices, have a service you can pay for that searches for you?


ErikaH Report 17 Jan 2013 23:05

Not all records have been transcribed and put on line.

Try the County Records Office


Natasha Report 17 Jan 2013 22:58


I'm stuck :(

married John LACEY. on 24 Dec 1739 ,Chowton Mendip .

her Parish is on marriage record as : Ston Easton .

there are DOWLING'S there as been looking though the ancestor atlas etc. i just can't find Her. i'd like her Birth/baptism , to hopefully discover a parent. or sibling etc.

Can anyone offer advice where to find her birth as i've tried all my usual revenues to look and i'm having a brickwall moment.

Thanks Guys.

(she had 7 children, in SOMERSET, most in Farrington Gurney.)