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Finding family info prior to 1841

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Gary

Gary Report 19 Nov 2020 20:51

Hi Guys,
Being fairly new to genealogy, where would I look for family information prior to the first census of 1841 please.
Many Thanks
Gary

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 19 Nov 2020 21:03

Parish records - ie - births/baptisms/marriages/deaths.

Where did your family live?

If in England/Wales - look on FreeBMD (Sept 1837 onwards).
You might find something on FamilySearch (free site) - but be careful to search in "records", and not "Genealogies".
Ancestry (subscription site)
FindMyPast (ditto)

If in Scotland, register with Scotlands People site.
In Ireland - irishgenealogy.ie

There are also more local sites, depending on where your family came from.

If you'd like help, give us some names and dates, and we'll be happy to use our subscriptions to look things up for you.

malyon

malyon Report 19 Nov 2020 21:06

if you can give the names we might beable to help you

Gary

Gary Report 19 Nov 2020 21:28

Hi Maylon,
I have traced the Weller family back to 1791 in East Sussex

Census 1841 James Weller Camber St, Winchelsea

Head James Weller b 1791 a 50 Born ???????
Wife Hannah Weller b 1791 a 50 Born ??????
Dau Mary Weller b 1825 a 16 Born Sussex
Dau Sarah Weller b 1827 a 14 Born Sussex
Dau Susanar Weller b 1829 a 12 Born Sussex
Dau Eliza Weller b 1831 a 10 Born Sussex
Male Thomas Weller b 1840 a 1 Born Sussex
Hope this helps
Gary

malyon

malyon Report 19 Nov 2020 21:35

James Weller
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
Name:
James Weller
Event Type:
Christening
Event Date:
6 Mar 1791
Event Place:
Cuckfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Event Place (Original):
Cuckfield, Sussex, England
Gender:
Male
Father's Name:
John Weller
Mother's Name:
Sarah

safc

safc Report 19 Nov 2020 21:38

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Record Transcription:
1851 England, Wales & Scotland Census

Mill Road, Saint Thomas the Apostle Winchelsea, Rye, Sussex, England
Learn about this record set

Household Members
Members that resided in the household at the time of the census.
First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Sex Age Birth year Occupation Birth place
Hannah Weller Head Widow Female 65 1786 Widow Iden, Sussex, England
Susanna Weller Daughter Unmarried Female 19 1832 House Servant Winchelsea, Sussex, England
Thomas Weller Grand Son - Male 10 1841 Scholar Winchelsea, Sussex, England
Jane Jenkins Visitor Widow Female 67 1784 Receiving Reliff From Parish Winchelsea, Sussex, England

malyon

malyon Report 19 Nov 2020 21:42

this could be john

John Weller
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Name:
John Weller
Event Type:
Christening
Event Date:
21 Jun 1763
Event Place:
Cuckfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Event Place (Original):
Cuckfield, Sussex, England
Gender:
Male
Father's Name:
Henry Weller
Mother's Name:
Frances Weller
Frame Number:
452

safc

safc Report 19 Nov 2020 21:44

????

Record Transcription:
England Marriages 1538-1973
First name(s) James
Last name Weller
Name note -
Marriage year 1825
Marriage date 29 Nov 1825
Marriage place Worth
Spouse's first name(s) Hannah
Spouse's last name Knight
Spouse's age -
Residence Worth, Sussex, England
County Sussex
Country England
Record set England Marriages 1538-1973
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory Parish Marriages
Collections from England, Great Britain

safc

safc Report 19 Nov 2020 21:47

Record Transcription:
England Births & Baptisms 1538-1975
What can I do with this record?
Add To Tree
Is this the same person?
We've found the following potential record matches for the same person in other record sets
Susannah Weller
Civil Marriage & Divorce Record
Sussex, England
Year of marriage: 1855
First name(s) Susanna
Last name Weller
Gender Female
Birth year -
Birth place -
Baptism year 1830
Baptism date 27 Jun 1830
Place East Guldeford
County Sussex
Country England
Father's first name(s) James
Father's last name Weller
Mother's first name(s) Hannah
Mother's last name -
Record set England Births & Baptisms 1538-1975
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory Parish Baptisms
Collections from England, Great Britain

malyon

malyon Report 19 Nov 2020 21:50

Sarah Attersoll
England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910
Name:
John Weller
Event Type:
Marriage
Event Date:
15 Mar 1778
Event Place:
All Saints, Lewes, Sussex, England
Gender:
Male
Marital Status:
Married
Spouse's Name:
Sarah Attersoll
Spouse's Gender:
Female

safc

safc Report 19 Nov 2020 21:50

Marriage entry While we have made all efforts to correctly record the information in the original document there may be different interpretations of the written words. If you have access to the original document and believe we have made a mistake you are encouraged to report this to us. Report an Error in this Data Field
(only fields with a value are shown) Value
County Sussex
Place (Links to more information) Worth
Church name (Links to more information) St Nicholas
Register type (Links to more information) Parish Register
Register entry number 120
Marriage date 29 Nov 1825
Groom forename James
Groom surname WELER
Groom parish Otp
Groom condition bachelor
Bride forename Hannah
Bride surname KNIGHT
Bride parish Otp
Bride condition spinster
Witness1 Wm LOVELAND
Witness2 Mary KNIGHT
Notes Banns, with consent of parents. All four signed. Groom signed 'Weller'.
Transcribed by Jackie Dinsdale
File line number 121

Gary

Gary Report 19 Nov 2020 21:54

Many thanks Guys , that is really helpful
Gary

Gary

Gary Report 20 Nov 2020 08:32

Thank you all once again, this information is amazing, it will take me a while to digest what you have found for me, but I'm sure I will be back.
Many thanks
Gary