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August 10, 2012 by Malcolm Harrison in forum Genealogy / History

#1286 Malcolm Harrison, 10 August 2012, 21:36

My ancestor, Sarah Tabitha Empey was born in Bethnall Green, London in 1819. She subsequently married Joseph Norris in 1842.

Sarah's father was Joseph Empey who was born in Eaton Bray in about 1786. I believe that he died in 1826. I also suspect that his father was a Joseph and his mother also a Sarah.

Any information on these persons would be much appreciated.

#1289 Tom n Harry, 11 August 2012, 07:51

Hi Malcolm
We don't have any familys by the name of Empey in the records that fit your request but we do have familys named Impey.It has happened in other inquiries that familys have changed a letter in their name to distance themselves from other members of their familys or it could be just a case of names being mis-transcribed.
Will post Impey that fits soon.

#1290 Tom n Harry, 11 August 2012, 08:12

Eaton Bray Parish Records 1559-1812.
Names are spelt as transcribed.
Baptism 15th October 1786 Joseph son of Joseph and Sarah Impy.

Banns of Marriage 15th October 1809 Joseph Impey of Eaton Bray to Elizabeth Kempson of Totternhoe.

#1291 Tom n Harry, 11 August 2012, 08:15

Joseph 1786 parents.

Marriage 23rd July 1786 Joseph Impy of Houghton Regis to Sarah Miller of Eaton Bray.

#1292 Tom n Harry, 11 August 2012, 08:26

Looks like a sister to Joseph 1786.

Baptism August 31st 1788 Susanna daughter of Joseph and Sarah Impy.

#1293 Tom n Harry, 11 August 2012, 08:41

Totternhoe Parish Records 1559-1812.

Marriage October 26th 1809 Joseph Impey of Eaton Bray (bach) to Elizabeth Kemson of Totternhoe (spin)

#1300 Malcolm Harrison, 20 August 2012, 18:11

Many thanks Tom,

Sorry about delay in reply but have been away.

Your help is invaluable. Once again many thanks


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