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September 21, 2009 by Bernie in forum Genealogy / History

#59 Bernie, 21 September 2009, 19:50

Over the next few months I can do geneology look ups, bmd and some census for Eaton Bray. I will do your research in return for a charitable donation, you decide how much to give (£1 minimum), I in turn request donations to
www.justgiving.com/janetickell
The chosen charity is Iain Rennie Hospice At Home (reg. charity No. 297847) and all your monies donated through this site go directly to them.

#60 Bernie, 28 September 2009, 11:10

I now have parish register for Eaton Bray 1559-1812

#75 Bernie, 11 November 2009, 08:15

England census 1841-1901

#76 Liz, 11 November 2009, 13:43

Hi Bernie,

I'd be interested if you have any parish register info for the Brown family from Eaton Bray. I've traced them back to George Brown, a wheelwright born around 1680.

Kind Regards

Liz

#77 Bernie, 11 November 2009, 14:18

BAPTISM..............................NOV 30 1569 FRANCES BROWNE...........
SEP 9 1571 ROGER BROWNE..............
MAR 6 1574 ROBERT BROWNE.............
MAR 9 1577 WILLIAM BROWNE............
UNTIL 1582 PARENTS ARE NOT NAMED IN THE PARISH REGISTER.

#78 Bernie, 11 November 2009, 14:41

BAPTISM..SEP 23 1705 SAM SON OF GEORGE & MARY BROWN ,WHEELWRIGHT,BORN SEP 19..JULY 20 1706 GEORGE SON OF GEORGE & MARY BROWN,WHEELWRIGHT,BORN,JULY 19..JAN 29 1707 JOHN SON OF GEORGE & MARY BROWN..APRIL 1 1711 ANN DAUGHTER OF GEORGE & MARY BROWN..FEB 8 MARY DAUGHTER OF GEORGE & MARY BROWN..FEB 6 1714 SAM SON OF GEORGE & MARY BROWN BORN DEC 19..MAR 9 1717 RICHARD SON OF GEORGE & MARY BROWN,WHEELWRIGHT..FEB 28 1719 ROGER SON OF GEORGE & MARY BROWN,WHEELWRIGHT..AUG 26 1722 ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF GEORGE & MARY BROWN,WHEELWRIGHT..JUNE 6 1725 LUKE SON OF GEORGE & MARY BROWN,WHEELWRIGHT.........MORE TO COME BUT NEED A CUPPA AS GEORGE HAS WORN ME OUT

#79 Bernie, 11 November 2009, 15:20

BAPTISM...FEB 2 1738 GEORGE SON OF GEORGE & MARY BROWN,WHEELER...APRIL 26 1741 WILLIAM SON OF GEORGE & MARY BROWN,WHEELER...MAY 16 1742 WILLIAM SON OF GEORGE & MARY BROWN,WHEELER...JUNE 3 1744 MARY DAUGHTER OF GEORGE & MARY BROWN,WHEELER...MAR 22 1746 ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF LUKE & MARY BROWN,CORDWAINER...OCT 11 1747 MARTHA DAUGHTER OF GEORGE & MARY BROWN,WHEELER...DEC 12 1754 MARTHA DAUGHTER OF GEORGE & MARY BROWN...NOV 1 1761 ANN DAUGHTER OF JOHN & ELIZABETH BROWN...DEC 8 1761 WILLIAM SON OF GEORGE & MARY BROWN...DEC 11 1763 RICHARD SON OF JOHN & ELIZABETH BROWN...MAR 30 1766 JOHN SON OF JOHN & ELIZABETH BROWN...JUNE 1 1768 MARY DAUGHTER OF JOHN & ELIZABETH BROWN...JUNE 28 1770 ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF JOHN & ELIZABETH BROWN...JULY 14 1771 LYDIA DAUGHTER OF JOHN & ELIZABETH BROWN...JUNE 27 1773 WILLIAM SON OF JOHN & ELIZABETH BROWN...JAN 14 1776 SAM SON OF JOHN &ELIZABETH BROWN...DEC 28 1777 GEORGE SON OF JOHN & ELIZABETH BROWN...MAR 19 1780 SAM SON OF JOHN & ELIZABETH BROWN...DEC 19 1784 GEORGE SON OF RICHARD & ELIZABETH BROWN...JULY 29 1787 MARY DAUGHTER OF RICHARD & ELIZABETH BROWN...JULY 26 1789 ELIZABETH HILL DAUGHTER OF LYDIA BROWN,BAST,PAUPER...

#80 Bernie, 11 November 2009, 15:25

BAPTISM...JULY 15 1804 WILLIAM SON OF SAM & ANN BROWN...APRIL 6 1806 HANNAH DAUGHTER OF SAM & ANN BROWN...OCT 11 1808 THOMAS SON OF SAM & ANN BROWN...

#81 Bernie, 11 November 2009, 15:40

MARRIAGE...OCT 17 1568 WILLIAM BROWNE TO ELIZABETH JANE...NOV 17 1760 GEORGE BROWN TO MARY SMITH BOTH OF EB...DEC 4 1783 RICHARD BROWN(E) OF EB TO ELIZABETH BATEMAN ST. STEPHENS,HERTS...AUG 2 1783 THOMAS KENTISH OF ST. STEPHENS,HERTS TO ANN BROWN OF EB LIC...JAN 2 1804 SAM BROWN TO ANN REEVES BOTH OF EB...NOV 5 1808 WILLIAM DEELEY OF EDLESBOROUGH TO MARY BROWN OF EB...BANNS...NOV 17 1799 WILLIAM BROWN OF EB TO DINAH HILLYARD OF HIGHAM GOBION...

#82 Bernie, 11 November 2009, 16:09

BURIALS...DEC 2 1569 FRANCES BROWNE ...AFFIDAVIT OF BURIED IN WOOLEN *...OCT 10 1680 ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF SAM BROUNE/BROWNE *13TH...JULY 3 1695 SARAH WIFE OF SAM BROWN(E) *3RD...OCT 10 1705 SAM SON OF GEORGE & MARY BROWN,LABR/(WHEELWRIGHT)*15TH...JULY 17 1734 MARY WIFE OF GEORGE BROWN,WHEELWRIGHT +...MAY 6 1741 WILLIAM SON OF GEORGE & MARY BROWN,WHEELER +...AUG 14 1741 ELIZABETH WIFE OF GEORGE BROWN,WHEELER +...APRIL 17 1747 MARY WIFE OF LUKE BROWN,CORDWAINER...NOV 23 1749 MARTHA DAUGHTER OF GEORGE & MARY BROWN,WHEELER +...

#83 Bernie, 11 November 2009, 16:27

BURIALS...FEB 16 1756 GEORGE BROWN...SEP 28 1767 MARY BROWN...JAN 30 1770 ELIZABETH BROWN...FEB 25 1778 SAM BROWN...MAR 4 1778 MARY BROWN...MAR 4 1789 JOHN BROWN,JNR...OCT 5 1794 ELIZABETH BROWN...AUG 21 1798 JOANNA BROWN,WID,PAUPER...SEP 4 1801 WILLIAM BROWN OF TOTTERNHOE...OCT 24 1808 THOMAS SON OF SAM & ANN BROWN...JAN 17 1810 PRISCILLA DAUGHTER OF GEORGE & SOPHIA BROWN...OCT 3 1811 ANN WIFE OF SAM BROWN...SORRY THATS ALL I HAVE....

#84 Bernie, 11 November 2009, 16:59

Hi Liz
Dont know if they are connected to you but there was a William & Pricilla Brown who were the local registrars.I have them on Birth & Death Certs from 1860 to 1901.
Bernie

#85 Steve, 24 November 2009, 19:47

Hi Bernie, thank you for your kind offer. I am researching the Cobb family, who have roots in the Eaton Bray area in the first half of the 1800s and maybe before.

There are two marriages I am interested in finding out more about, both involve a Thomas Cobb and I'm wondering if they involve the same Thomas Cobb (marrying for a second time after the death of his first wife?). The first marriage was on 20 Oct 1803, when Thomas Cobb married Ann Read at Eaton Bray according to the IGI. The second was on 27 Jul 1818, this time Thomas Cobb and Sarah Humbles. Any information on those marriages, particularly whether Thomas of 1818 was noted as a bachelor or a widower, would be very helpful (and if he was a widower, is there a burial for Ann his first wife some time before 1818?).

Any other records of the Cobb family at Eaton Bray would also be of interest of course.

Thank you in advance for any help you may be able to provide.

Steve

#86 Bernie, 25 November 2009, 08:28

BAPTISM...NOV 14 1566 JOHN COBBE :CHRISTENED AT HOME:...JUNE 23 1642 BRIDGET DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM COBBE...JUNE 1 1707 WILLIAM SON OF WILLIAM & ELIZABETH COBB...FEB 26 1709 ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM & ELIZABETH COBB...MAY 24 1712 MARY DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM & ELIZABETH COBB...SEPT 29 1714 MARY DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM & ELIZABETH COBB,BORN SEPT 12...JAN 29 1717 THOMAS SON OF WILLIAM & ELIZABETH COBB,HUSBANDMAN...SEPT 3 1720 JOHN SON OF WILLIAM & ELIZABETH COBB,HUSBANDMAN.......JUNE 19 1743 WILLIAM SON OF JOHN & ANN COBB,LAB...AUG 26 1750 ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF JOHN & ANN COBB...OCT 10 1755 THOMAS SON OF JOHN & ANN COBB...DEC 18 1796 WILLIAM SON OF WILLIAM & SARAH COB...MAR 20 1808 THOMAS SON OF THOMAS & ANN COBB...

#87 Bernie, 25 November 2009, 08:49

MARRIAGES...NOV 1 1705 WILLIAM COBB,HUSBANDMAN (BACH) TO ELIZABETH HOWARD (SP) BOTH OF EATON BRAY...OCT 10 1775 THOMAS COBB OF TOTTERNHOE TO SARAH DURRANT OF EATON BRAY...OCT 20 1803 THOMAS COBB OF EATON BRAY TO ANN READ OF TILSWORTH........MY RECORDS ONLY GO TO 1812 BUT WILL CHECK SOME OTHER RECORDS FROM ELSEWHERE LATER.

#88 Bernie, 25 November 2009, 08:52

BANNS OF MARRIAGE...NOV 25 1810 MICHAEL PUDDEPHAT OF EATON BRAY TO MARY COBB OF TOTTERNHOE

#89 Bernie, 25 November 2009, 09:02

BURIALS...DEC 14 1561 AGNES COBBE...NOV 17 1566 JOHN COBBE...OCT 20 1658 MARY DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM COBB...MAY 26 1712 MARY DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM & ELIZABETH COBB...JAN 6 1747 ELIZABETH WIFE OF WILLIAM COBB...JULY 7 1771 ELIZABETH COBB...DEC 1 1776 ANN COBB...NOV 10 1780 JOHN COBB...

#90 Bernie, 25 November 2009, 12:58

1841 CENSUS...GREAT GREEN EATON BRAY THOMAS COBB AGE 65,NOT BORN IN COUNTY...SARAH COBB AGE 60,BORN IN COUNTY...WILLIAM COBB AGE 15,BORN IN COUNTY.......DO YOU KNOW WHEN AND WHERE THOMAS WAS BORN?I HAVE SEEN BOTH MARRIAGES ON THE IGI IN EATON BRAY BUT WE ARE RIGHT NEXT TO BUCKINGHAMSHIRE SO MAYBE HE WAS AN EDLESBOROUGH BOY.CANT FIND ANY OTHER THOMAS COBBS IN THE AREA YET.

#91 Bernie, 25 November 2009, 13:27

NOT EDLESBOROUGH,WING I THINK.....1851 CENSUS MOORE END EATON BRAY...WILLIAM COBB,HEAD,MARRIED,AGE 27,PLAITER,BORN EATON BRAY BEDS...MARY ANN COBB,WIFE,MARRIED,AGE 25,BORN EATON BRAY BEDS...SARAH ANN COBB,DAUGHTER,AGE 4,BORN EATON BRAY BEDS...THOMAS COBB,FATHER,WIDOWER,AGE 74,SHEPHERD,BORN WING BUCKS...EDMUND THORN,VISITOR,AGE 18,PLAITER,BORN EATON BRAY BEDS...MARY ANN THORN,VISITOR,AGE 16,PLAITER,BORN EATON BRAY BEDS...RUTH COBB,DAUGHTER,AGE 1,BORN EATON BRAY BEDS...........FOUND POSS DEATH FOR SARAH REG LUTON MARCH 1842 VOLUME 6 PAGE 63....STILL NOTHING ON ANN READ.

#92 Bernie, 25 November 2009, 15:28

POSTED A THREAD ON GENES REUNITED AND GOT THIS REPLY
I am doing some research and wondered if anyone can help me again please.
Thomas Cobb married Ann Read in Eaton Bray Beds on the 20th of october 1803.There is a second marriage on the 27th of July 1818 also in Eaton Bray Beds.Can anyone see if Thomas on the second marriage is a widower or a batchelor.If he is a widower is there a death for Ann pre 1818.
Thank you
Bernie

Sorry second marriage is to Sarah Humbles

Hi, I was hoping that the children's baptisms would help,but Ann doesn't seem to have had one after 1816... Ann BUT there is a burial for an Ann Cobb aged 33 on 4/6/1817 at St Mary the Virgin Eaton Bray, also for Ann aged 2 on 26/4/1818 They sound likely contenders for those you are looking for. Thomas didn't waste much time remarrying,but I suppose he needed someone to look after young John then aged 5!!
Thomas and Sarah seem to have had a at least two children.
Hope this helps. Eileen

#93 Steve, 25 November 2009, 18:44

Hi Bernie - and wow! Thanks for all that info. Yes, the Thomas Cobb who married Sarah Humbles  was almost certainly the one on the 1841 and 1851 census returns and therefore born in Wing over in Bucks. The line I'm trying to trace back is that of Thomas Cobb baptised 20 Mar 1808, which is why I'm trying to establish whether Thomas who married Sarah Humbles is the same one who married Ann Read as he would then be the father of Thomas of 1808. The burial record for Ann in 1817 does make it seem that the 1818 marriage was Thomas taking a second wife. If you are able to find the 1818 marriage details from post-1812 transcripts or other records that would be brilliant, but what we have so far is good data and I will certainly try to track down a baptism for Thomas Cobb in Wing. His birth would have been around 1777 - I wonder if he was a son of the Thomas Cobb and Sarah Durrant who married in 1775, they may have taken up residence in Wing after their marriage? Thanks again, Steve

#94 Steve, 26 November 2009, 18:31

Bernie - I now have details of the Thomas Cobb / Sarah Humbles marriage and Thomas' marital status was not given. On the balance of probabilities I'd say it was the same Thomas marrying twice so Thomas of Wing is the next ancestor to trace. Except that the only Cobb baptism at Wing appears to be a William Cobb in 1772 - possibly a brother of Thomas? Thanks again for your help Bernie, I will head over to the justgiving site and make a donation. Steve

#95 Bernie, 26 November 2009, 19:23

Thank you very much for your donation Steve and good luck with your search.I will keep an eye out for Thomas and William.Never know what may turn up. Bernie

#96 Judy Thompson, 4 December 2009, 16:31

Bernie - you contacted me regarding the Cobb family but I was afraid I was unable to add anything to your research.  But I wondered if you were able to help me with another part of that family.  I have a Mary Sanders in my family tree who I understand was born in Eaton Bray and married a George Irons in Edlesborough. (their son David Irons married Ruth Cobb in 1874) Think she may have been born around 1809.  Do you have any record of her in the parish records.  Many thanks
Judy

#97 Bernie, 4 December 2009, 19:31

Hi Judy- Found the marriage to Thomas Irons 25/04/1831...........In the Parish Record.....May 11 1808 Mary Ann Saunders Daughter of James & Martha Saunders. I cant find a marriage for James & Martha.

#98 Bernie, 4 December 2009, 19:40

Found one on Family Search............01/03/1804 Marsworth Bucks.... James Sanders to Martha Bonham.If you dont know Marsworth is near Ivinghoe just up the road from Eaton Bray

#99 Bernie, 7 December 2009, 11:51

BAPTISM SANDERS........JULY 23 1646 THOMAS SON OF HUMPHREY SANDERS...MAY 25 1806 THOMAS SON OF JAMES & MARTHA SANDERS...BAPTISM SAUNDERS.......APRIL 14 1605 EDMUND SON OF WILLIAM SAUNDERS...MAY 11 1766 WILLIAM SON OF THOMAS & SARAH SAUNDERS...OCT 11 1767 JOHN SON OF JOHN & SARAH SAUNDERS...JAN 17 1768 THOMAS SON OF THOMAS & SARAH SAUNDERS...DEC 31 1769 NANNY DAUGHTER OF THOMAS & SARAH SAUNDERS...MAR 8 1772 MARY DAUGHTER OF THOMAS & SARAH SAUNDERS...APRIL 3 1774 JOHN SON OF THOMAS & SARAH SAUNDERS...JULY 14 1776 THOMAS SON OF THOMAS & SARAH SAUNDERS...DEC 6 1778 JOSEPH SON OF THOMAS & SARAH SAUNDERS...MAR 4 1781 JAMES SON OF THOMAS & SARAH SAUNDERS...FEB 15 1784 MARTHA DAUGHTER OF THOMAS & SARAH SAUNDERS,A PAUPER...JAN 4 1796 ROSANNA DAUGHTER OF JAMES & ELIZABETH SAUNDERS...JUNE 17 1804 GEORGE SON OF JAMES & MARTHA SAUNDERS...MAY 25 1806 THOMAS SON OF JAMES & MARTHA SAUNDERS...MAY 11 1808 MARY ANN DAUGHTER OF JAMES & MARTHA SAUNDERS...DEC 25 1810 KITTY DAUGHTER OF JAMES & MARTHA SAUNDERS...

#100 Bernie, 7 December 2009, 12:07

MARRIAGE SANDERS.......OCT 14 1765 THOMAS SANDERS TO SARAH GOBBY BOTH OF EATON BRAY...APRIL 24 1794 JOHN GREEN OF SLAPTON TO ANN SANDERS OF EATON BRAY.......MARRIAGE SAUNDERS...OCT 13 1795 JAMES BRIGHT OF HOUGHTON TO MARY SAUNDERS OF EATON BRAY.......BANNS SAUNDERS.......JAN 5 1800 JOSEPH SAUNDERS OF EATON BRAY TO SARAH NEWMAN OF SLAPTON...OCT 28 1804 THOMAS ROOM OF TOTTERNHOE TO MARTHA SAUNDERS OF EATON BRAY...

#101 Bernie, 7 December 2009, 12:15

BURIAL SANDERS.......MAR 20 1807 SARAH WIFE OF THOMAS SANDERS.......BURIAL SAUNDERS.......SEPT 24 1769 JOHN SAUNDERS...NOV 19 1797 STILLBORN OF JAMES & ELIZABETH SAUNDERS...

#103 Judy, 9 December 2009, 19:38

Berni - many thanks will have a look through all that info.  Will make donation to your charity.

#105 Bernie, 10 December 2009, 11:05

Judy-Thank you very much for your donation and good luck with your family history.

#132 Roger Gadsden [email protected], 13 January 2010, 13:59

hi could you find any records of GADSDEN in the parish records 1559 - 1812, i would be most grateful, i have visited the church and many of my direct family are buried there, richard gadsden married to hannah hodgins died 1847 and many more ,
kind regars Roger

#134 Bernie, 13 January 2010, 15:31

MARRIAGES...MAY 17 1757 THOMAS GADDESDEN TO MARY INARDS BOTH OF EATON BRAY... OCT 16 1757 RICHARD GADSDEN TO ELIZABETH TURRILL BOTH OF EATON BRAY... DEC 20 1782 RICHARD HORN TO ELIZABETH GADESDEN BOTH OF EATON BRAY... MAY 7 1785 RICHARD GADSDEN TO ANN GROOM BOTH OF EATON BRAY... FEB 13 1793 WILLIAM GADSDEN TO SUSANNA TAIL/TALE BOTH OF EATON BRAY... MAY 28 1787 WILLIAM THORN LATE OF HOCKLIFFE TO ANN GADESDEN OF EATON BRAY... AUG 14 1787 THOMAS SCOTT TO ALICE GADSDEN BOTH OF EATON BRAY... APR 1 1796 THOMAS GADSDEN TO ELIZABETH BRINKLOW BOTH OF EATON BRAY... DEC 7 1796 JAMES GADSDEN OF EATON BRAY TO SUSANNA BURGES OF EDLESBOROUGH... OCT 10 1797 JEFFREY GADSDEN OF EATON BRAY TO MARY HOW OF LUTON, LICENCE... JUNE 1 1798 SAMUEL HAWKINS OF EDLESBOROUGH TO SARAH GADSDEN OF EATON BRAY... NOV 19 1801 GEORGE GADSDEN TO MARY GROOM BOTH OF EATON BRAY... NOV 8 1806 RICHARD GADEN, WDR TO ELIZABETH GEORGE BOTH OF EATON BRAY... NOV 8 1810 MATTHEW GINGER OF EDLESBOROUGH TO ELIZABETH GADSDEN OF EATON BRAY.. ...BANNS OF MARRIAGE... JUNE 19 1808 RICHARD GADSDEN TO REBECCA PUNTON OR PURTON OF TOTTERNHOE...  

#135 Bernie, 13 January 2010, 15:56

BURIALS... DEC 27 1727 ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF JOHN & ANN GADSDEN... MAR 20 1729 JOHN SON OF JOHN & ANN GADESDEN, CLERK... JAN 10 1748 JOHN GADSDEN... JAN 9 1758 WILLIAM SON OF THOMAS & MARY GADSDEN... MAY 1 1760 WILLIAM SON OF THOMAS & MARY GADSDEN... MAY 10 1789 ELIZABETH GADDESDEN... FEB 13 1794 SARAH DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM & SUSANNA GADSDEN... MAY 7 1799 SARAH DAUGHTER OF JAMES & SUSANNA GADSDEN OF EDLESBOROUGH... JUNE 14 1802 SARAH DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM & SUSANNA GADSDEN (EXTRA PAROCHIAL)... SEPT 8 1802 GEOFFREY SON OF WILLIAM & SUSANNA GADSDEN OF EDLESBOROUGH... DEC 6 1802 ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM & SUSANNA GADSDEN... JAN 18 1803 WILLIAM SON OF RICHARD & ANN GADSDEN... SEPT 13 1803 ELIZABETH WIFE OF RICHARD GADSDEN... JULY 25 1805 THOMAS SON OF RICHARD GADSDEN, SNR AGE 36... JUNE 2 1806 THOMAS SON OF RICHARD & ANN GADSDEN... SEPT 27 1807 SARAH DAUGHTER OF JOHN & SARAH GADSDEN... JAN 25 1809 JEFFREY GADSDEN... MAY 22 1809 RICHARD GADSDEN... JUNE 4 1809 ANN WIFE OF RICHARD GADSDEN... SEPT 19 1811 JOHN GADSDEN...  

#136 Bernie, 13 January 2010, 16:08

WE HAVE FOUND A RICHARD GADSDEN SNR AS A CHURCH WARDEN FROM 1785 TO 1799, & A RICHARD GADSDEN JNR AS A CHURCH WARDEN FROM 1803 TO 1809, WHO MAY HAVE CONTD AFTER BUT WE HAVE NO RECORDS

#143 Roger Gadsden [email protected], 15 January 2010, 18:07

thats magic, tell me do you have any other records of any GADSDENS?,
and do you have any records of a jesse gadsden born cica 1846/7 to a richard gadsden, hannnah gadsden ( hodgins)
sisters patty, christiana, rebbeca, brothers john, johnathan purton, cheers Roger

#146 Bernie, 18 January 2010, 09:55

Sorry Roger,at the moment I only have the same records as Tom n Harry.

#228 Norma Howlett, 3 March 2010, 13:37

Hi Bernie
I am researching the Brigginshaws and Tearles.
Would love to donate and receive information
Thank You

#229 Bernie, 4 March 2010, 09:23

BAPTISMS...APRIL 6 1794 ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF THOMAS & MARY TEARLE...MARRIAGES...OCT 19 1567 RICHARD ROGERS TO ALICE TEARLE...Records we are working from have been transcribed into hard copy .Will post more that could be different spellings of Tearle...

#230 Bernie, 4 March 2010, 09:44

BAPTISMS...MAR 19 1809 SUSANNA DAUGHTER OF THOMAS & MARY TEALE...MAY 28 1809 KITTY DAUGHTER OF JOSEPH & MARY TEALE...FEB 24 1811 JABEZ SON OF THOMAS & MARY TEALE...MARRIAGES...OCT 18 1576 JOHN TERLE TO ELIZABETH ROGERS...OCT 16 1757 RICHARD GADSDEN TO ELIZABETH TURRILL BOTH OF EATON BRAY...OCT 10 1793 THOMAS TEIL TO MARY GURNEY BOTH OF EATON BRAY...BANNS...WILLIAM FAULKNER OF EATON BRAY TO SARAH TARLE OF EDLESBOROUGH...BURIALS...FEB 27 1595 JOAN TERLE...JUNE 27 1782 THOMAS TERRIL...DEC 11 1793 ELIZABETH TARLE WIDOW AGED 87...MAR 7 1811 JABUS SON OF THOMAS & MARY TEALE.......

#231 Bernie, 4 March 2010, 10:05

And maybe...BAPTISMS...FEB 5 1726 THOMAS SON OF JOHN & ELIZABETH TALE A LABOURER...NOV 10 1728 SARAH DAUGHTER OF JOHN & ELIZABETH TALE A LABOURER...MAY 16 1731 ALICE DAUGHTER OF JOHN & ELIZABETH TALE A LABOURER...DEC 25 1735 ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF ELIZABETH TALE A WIDOW...SEP 20 1795 WILLIAM SON OF THOMAS & MARY TALE...DEC 31 1797 GEORGE SON OF THOMAS & MARY TALE...JUNE 22 1800 THOMAS SON OF THOMAS & MARY TALE...APRIL 10 1803 SARAH DAUGHTER OF THOMAS & MARY TALE...MARRIAGE...FEB 13 1793 WILLIAM GADSDEN TO SUSANNA TAIL/TALE BOTH OF EATON BRAY...JUNE 14 1804 JOSEPH TALE TO MARY POINTER BOTH OF EATON BRAY...BURIALS...JABY SON OF THOMAS AND MARY TALE...

#232 Bernie, 4 March 2010, 10:13

Norma...If you look on the history page at the names under genealogy there could be more names that you think could be Tearle.Have a look and get back to me.Cant find anything for Brigginshaw 1559-1812 but again have a look at the names....I do have census for both families if you want them I think going back to 1841 for the Tearles in the village.

#233 Bernie, 4 March 2010, 13:10

Are there any particular names that you are searching Norma.

#415 Liz, 6 July 2010, 12:48

Hi Bernie,

Thanks so much for all those lookups on the Brown family. I will make a donation to the charity. I had forgotten all about my request as life is very busy with 3 young kids but remembered to check the other day and saw all the lookups you had done. Some of the records I was aware of but some are new and was particularly interested in the 16 century records which imply my family have been in Eaton Bray since Tudor times. It is a shame there seems such a big gap in records between then and the beginning of the 18 century. I actually have a copy of the will of George Brown, the wheelwright born around 1680 who was married to Mary and whose children are detailed in the baptism records from Sam in 1705 to Luke in 1725. He lived at Chiltern View Farm in Eddlesborough which I believe still exists (though not as a farm). I think he may have been the son of Samuel Brown and Sarah. George's great grandchild, Sam Brown (my great x 4 grandfather)was a blacksmith in Eaton Bray and ran the Five Bells pub there. I wondered whether the Five Bells has any records of previous victuallers? Sam's son, John (married to Sophia), took over running the pub in 1861. Sam was also an overseer of the poor. Sam married 3 times surviving two of his wives He died aged 81 on 31st August 1861 in some kind of accident that also killed his 3rd wife, Sophia, a few days later. I wondered if there were any records such as newspaper reports or inquest details? I know there was an inquest held as it is mentioned in the death certificate,coroner Eizra Eagles, but all the death certificate says is that he died of injuries accidentally received. Unfortunatly I am in Australia so cannot get to the places to look them up. The Browns were blacksmiths in Eaton Bray from Richard, (son of George, born 1717) the last one being George Brown (born 1866) brother, to my great grandfather, Albert. He was married to Eliza and had a son George. He was still a blacksmith in Eaton Bray in 1911 with his brother Edwin William. I believe he worked at the Old Forgery in Eaton Bray.

Thanks so much again for all your work.

#418 Bernie, 7 July 2010, 07:25

Hi Liz...Will try to find Sams accident in the local paper at the library next week....I will have a look on census later for 5 Bells landlords...5 Bells is now closed and a planning application is on it...

#627 Jill, 23 October 2010, 15:50

Thorne family of Eaton Bray

Can you help me with the marriages of the ancestors of Edward Thorn and Naomi Fountain.  Many thanks.  Excellent site.

#628 Bernie, 24 October 2010, 19:15

Hi Jill...Can probably help but records are out on loan to a mate at the moment so could be a couple of days.

#629 Bernie, 27 October 2010, 16:53

Jill...Will post all we have for thorn and Fountain families from parish records.Found Edmund in 1841 census with parents Thomas who is a Butcher and Mary.

#630 Bernie, 27 October 2010, 17:09

Baptism for Thorn...May 29 1789 Mary d of William & Ann Thorn...Dec 25 1790 Ann d of William & Ann Thorn...Feb 26 1792 Edmund s of William & Ann Thorn...Nov 3 1793 Richard Gadsden s of William & Ann Thorn...April 26 1795 Robert s of William & Ann Thorn...Nov 12 1797 Denise d of William & Ann Thorn...Nov 24 1799 Sarah d of William & Ann Thorn...Sept 8 1801 Esther d of William & Ann Thorn...Sept 8 1801 Alice d of William & Ann Thorn...May 29 1803 William s of William & Ann Thorn...Dec 25 1804 Esther d of William & Ann Thorn...Jan 18 1807 Thomas s of William & Ann Thorn...

#631 Bernie, 27 October 2010, 17:29

Marriages for Thorn...May 28 1787 William Thorn 'late of Hockliffe' to Ann Gadesden of Eaton Bray...Feb 1 1890 Richard Horn to Ann Thorn both of Eaton Bray...April 14 1807 Thomas Wigg bach of Eaton Bray to Elizabeth Thorn sp of Stewkley Bucks...Looks like all Thorns lead to William & Ann but seems William was of Hockliffe which is a village on the A5 just north of Dunstable...There is a marriage on family search (IGI) for Thomas Thorne to Mary Ann Downman April 12 1829 in Eaton Bray Beds which is after our records but can be checked at Beds records Office...As for William's wife Ann Gadesden there is a posting on the forum for the Gadesden family to follow...

#632 Bernie, 27 October 2010, 18:12

Naomi in 1841 living with parents Richard & Susan...There is a marriage on family search (IGI) May 26 1821 for Richard Fountain to Susanna Gadsden in Eaton Bray...Looks like both sides were connected to Gadsden's.

#633 Bernie, 28 October 2010, 09:30

Baptism for Fountain…
June2 1695 Elizabeth d of John & Elizabeth Funtin (Fountaine)…
May 20 1724 John s of John & Elizabeth Fountaine , Shoemaker…
July 11 1725 Elizabeth d of John & Elizabeth Fountain , Shoemaker…
Sept 29 1727 John s of John & Elizabeth Fountain , Shoemaker…
Aug 3 1729 Thomas s of John & Elizabeth Fountain , Shoemaker…
May 21 1732 John s of John & Elizabeth Fountain , Shoemaker…
Feb 11 1734 Sarah d of John & Elizabeth Fountain , Shoemaker…
Mar 9 1734 Elizabeth d of Thomas & Elizabeth Fountain , Shoemaker…
Nov 28 1736 Ann d of Thomas & Elizabeth Fountain , Shoemaker…
Mar 11 1738 Mary d of Thomas & Elizabeth Fountain , Cordwainer…
Nov 20 1757 Elizabeth d of John & Elizabeth Fountain…
Oct 14 1759 Sarah d of John & Elizabeth Fountain…
Aug 29 1762 Thomas s of John & Elizabeth Fountain…
June 10 1764 Thomas s of John & Elizabeth Fountain…
Mar 30 1766 Richard s of John & Elizabeth Fountaine…
Aug 24 1783 Sarah d of John & Ann Fountain…
July 10 1785 John s of John & Ann Fountain…
May 6 1787 Thomas , illeg s of Thomas Fountain & Sarah Quick , pauper…
Oct 25 1789 Charlotte d of John & Ann Fountain…
Dec 18 1791 James s of John & Ann Fountain…
Nov 24 1793 Thomas s of John & Ann Fountain…
Dec 20 1793 Samuel s of John & Ann Fountain…
Dec 20 1795 Samuel s of John & Ann Fountain…
April 1 1798 Richard s of John & Ann Fountain…
Sept 14 1800 William s of John & Ann Fountain…
Jan 6 1805 Maria d of Sarah Fountain , bast…
July 16 1809 Charlotte d of John & Elizabeth Fountain…
May 28 1811 Sarah d of John & Elizabeth Fountain…

#634 Bernie, 28 October 2010, 10:22

Marriages for Fountain…
May 28 1655 Thomas Fountain to Margaret Doggett…
Feb 24 1722 John Fountain , Shoemaker , bach to Elizabeth Brinklor , sp both of Eaton Bray…
Oct 4 1733 Thomas Fountain to Elizabeth Pye…
Nov 7 1751 William Goodman to Elizabeth Fountain…
April 11 1757 John Fountain to Elizabeth Cook of Eaton Bray…
Oct 28 1762 John Cook(e) to Elizabeth Fountain both of Eaton Bray…
July 17 1771 Richard Leach to Ann Fountaine both of Eaton Bray…
April 30 1772 James Ashwell to Sarah Fountain both of Eaton Bray…
April 29 1776 Thomas Wallduck of Edlesborough to Elizabeth Fountain of Eaton Bray…
Nov 12 1782 John Fountain to Ann Gayton both of Eaton Bray…
May 22 1788 John Fountain to Mary Seabrooke both of Eaton Bray…
May 5 1796 Henry Barnes wdr to Elizabeth Fountain wid both of Eaton Bray…
Oct 28 1807 William Procter bach to Elizabeth Fountain sp both of Eaton Bray…
May 31 1810 William Knight to Charlotte Fountain both of Eaton Bray…
Banns for Fountain…
Sept 22 1805 Thomas Bligh of Totternhoe to Sarah Fountain…

#635 Bernie, 28 October 2010, 10:41

Burials for Thorn…
Dec 9 1796 Stillborn child of William & Ann Thorn…
Sept 16 1801 Esther d of William & Ann Thorn…
April 20 1807 Esther d of William & Ann Thorn…
Oct 19 1807 Edmond s of William & Ann Thorn……….

#636 Bernie, 28 October 2010, 11:03

Burials for Fountain…
Oct 13 1664 Margaret w of Thomas Fountaine…
July 10 1724 John s of John & Elizabeth Fountaine , Shoemaker…
Oct 13 1728 John s of John & Elizabeth Fountain , Shoemaker…
Nov 6 1759 Sarah Fountain…
May 19 1760 Mary Fountain…
Oct 7 1762 Thomas Fountain…
July 29 1763 Samuel Fountain…
March 5 1765 Thomas Fountaine…
June 18 1766 Richard Fountain…
Feb 17 1771 Elizabeth Fountaine…
Aug 5 1771 Elizabeth Fountaine…
Dec 16 1779 John Fountain…
July 27 1792 Thomas Fountain , jnr…
Jan 5 1793 Elizabeth w of Thomas Fountain , pauper…
Jan 26 1793 Thomas Fountain , pauper…
Sept 5 1811 Sarah d of John & Elizabeth Fountain…

#637 Jim Gurney, 3 November 2010, 12:47

Hi Bernie. You have already sent me quite a lot of info re the Gurney family however, if you come across any more I would appreciate details.
Hope you & Jane are well. Regards Jim

#638 jacky, 7 November 2010, 08:35

Hi
I'm trying to locate either a marriage or a burial of Charlotte Fountain who was baptised 16/7/1809 dau of John and Elizabeth. Any help gladly received!! Thanks

#679 Darren, 26 November 2010, 02:14

Hello Bernie,

I was wondering if you could kindly check the Parish Register for the surname  Sanford,  sometimes spelt Sandford or Stanford among others. I am looking for my family ancestors in the region for the period of the late 1500's through to the 1600's.
Thankyou Darren

#681 Bernie, 29 November 2010, 16:42

Hi Darren.....Sorry can't find any of the names you are seeking.The nearest I can find are Stafford (2)and Stanniford (1).Have a look on the genealogy page where the names are listed.

#684 Darren, 30 November 2010, 02:08

Bernie, Thankyou for your help. The Befordhshire Prime Index had indicated there was a Stanford listed, obviously this included spelling variants. I just found the genealogy page. The names you referred to appear to be spelt too differently from the name I'm searching to be a mispelling. Darren


#696 Chris, 9 December 2010, 10:07

I am researching the LEACH family from Totternhoe. I seem to be stuck on Thomas LEACH b circa 1821 and I have him in the 1840 survey living in Western End. I see some Leachs may have come from Eaton Bray too. Any info or leads would be very appreciated. I also have a James LEACH B circa 1813? and I am having trouble proving any family connection. I am particularly interested in finding a path to Thomas' parents.
Thankyou

#697 Tom n Harry, 9 December 2010, 16:55

Hi Chris...The records we have to hand are dated 1559-1812 and do have the Leach family in Eaton Bray. Will start posting.Checked out Totternhoe records for the same dates but there are no Leach's.Have looked on the IGI and think we may have found something.

#698 Tom n Harry, 9 December 2010, 17:00

Baptisms…
March 4th 1715 Elizabeth daughter of Richard & Joan Leach (born Feb 26th)…
Oct 20th 1720 Sarah daughter of Richard & Joanna Leach , Husbandman , Farmer…
Nov 13th 1724 Hannah daughter of Richard & Joanna Leach , Husbandman (born Nov 5th)…
March 2nd 1738 Richard son of Richard & Jane Leach , Farmer…
Aug 31st 1740 Alice daughter of Richard & Jane Leach , Farmer…
May 6th 1742 Mary daughter of Richard & Jane Leach , Farmer…
Feb 3rd 1758 Margaret daughter of Thomas & Mary Leach…
Sept 7th 1760 Thomas son of Thomas & Mary Leach…
Sept 6th 1772 Richard son of Richard & Ann Leach……….
Only marriage in Eaton Bray…..
July 17th 1771 Richard Leach to Ann Fountaine both of Eaton Bray.

#699 Tom n Harry, 9 December 2010, 17:13

Burials...Feb 28th 1684 Jane Leach...May 4th 1793 Ann wife of Richard Leach , pauper...Feb 4th 1795 Richard Leach , pauper...Also found that a Richard Leach was a Church Warden for dates 1741-1743 an 1767-1768.......

#700 Tom n Harry, 9 December 2010, 17:32

Found on the IGI Family Search.......
Thomas Leach birth 01/03/1821. Baptised 26/08/1821 Totternhoe Beds to parents John Leach & Mary........Possible marriage , John Leach to Mary Pains 17/08/1820 Leighton Buzzard Beds.......James Leach baptised 16/05/1813 Totternhoe Beds to parents John Leach & Ann.......Possible marriage , John Leach to Ann Barnes 15/08/1811 Leighton Buzzard Beds.

#701 Tom n Harry, 9 December 2010, 18:14

Have you thought about the possibility that Thomas & James may have been half brothers.Can't find a death for Ann yet but all 5 baptisms that I can find in Totternhoe for Leach involve fathers name being John.

#706 Chris, 10 December 2010, 07:19

That's a brilliant start! thank you. I am planning a visit to Totternhoe over the next month and I know Eaton Bray is very close. It was Thomas (b 1821) that had a son who moved into Dunstable then into Battersea, London. Thomas is my GGG grandfather, It seems that Thomasdied quite young snd the sons were raised by John HOLT (another Totternhoe family) in Dunstable. John HOLT probably married Thomas Leach's sister Martha. Also in 1829 survey of Totternhoe the property that bacame Thomas Leach's in 1840 was owned by a John LEACH so that fits too. Any more you can find fully appreciated and donation going in!

#707 Chris, 10 December 2010, 07:44

I wonder if Thomas's father John is NOT connected to Eaton Bray then? Possibly coming from a LEACH family in/near Leighton Buzzard? Or is my thought process wrong? Also on the half brother idea, that makes sense too since Thomas's property and James' property were virtually next door to each other, just off 'Leach's lane' according to te 1840 map of Totternhoe.

#710 Chris, 10 December 2010, 09:46

also!!  could you list the 5 baptisms in totternhoe you mentioned? I am aware of only 2 of thomas' generation/age

#719 Tom n Harry, 10 December 2010, 18:42

Apart from Thomas & James there is....... Martha Leach 27th Nov 1814 Totternhoe Beds to parents John Leach & Ann...Jonah Leach about 14th July 1816 Totternhoe Beds to parents John Leach & Ann...Martha Leach birth 18th Jan 1823 baptised 18th May 1823 to parents John Leach & Mary...Jonahs record is not extracted from parish records so will need some checking.If both marriages I posted earlier are the same John it looks like Martha 1814 died as an infant.

#720 Tom n Harry, 10 December 2010, 18:52

Found some later marriages in Eaton Bray on the Hugh Wallis site. You may already have these........Rebecca Leach to James Musket 26th Nov 1821 Eaton Bray...James Leach to Mary Webb 23rd Aug 1831 Eaton Bray...John Leach to Elizabeth Holmes 10th Nov 1853 Eaton Bray...

#721 Tom n Harry, 10 December 2010, 19:03

More baptisms in Eaton Bray on Hugh Wallis all at the Wesleyan Chapel........Thomas Leach birth 22nd May 1828 baptism 13th June 1828 Eaton Bray to parents Benjamin Leach & Patience...James Leach birth 23rd March 1835 baptism 16th April 1835 Eaton Bray to parents Benjamin Leach & Patience Bates...John Leach birth 5th April 1833 baptism 18th Nov 1833 Eaton Bray to parents James Leach & Mary Webb.

#727 Tom n Harry, 13 December 2010, 09:39

Chris...re your email on Valentine...
There is a record on family search (IGI)for Valentine Leach male birth about 1708 Billington Beds but it is not an extracted record. It also has a burial 9th December 1805....Another one looks more promising , Valentine Leech baptism 5th January 1710 Edlesborough Bucks father Richard Leech.

#728 Tom n Harry, 13 December 2010, 09:50

First marriage I can find for Valentine local is 1807 again not an extracted record...Only marriage for a Valentine to Elizabeth 5th November 1659 Attleborough Norfolk...Maybe a bit early.

#729 Chris, 14 December 2010, 07:58

thats brilliant. I have looked through all the listings and there seems a clear logic tree. I am pretty sure there is also a link between Valentine and the other Leachs in leighton Buzzard/Billington as there seems to be a generation 'gap' covering the mid  1700's. Is there any more info around the area? Is there much Leach info in and around Edlesborough which, although is another county is very close. I have found a possible Wesleyan connection later on in 1803 in Billington if that helps? There seems to be an awful lot of children that are so far untracable. I can't thank you enough for your time and effort in assisting me. If you know of anyone else researching this family feel free to send them my details.

#730 Bernie, 15 December 2010, 09:52

Chris...Will carry on looking for siblings but can't find much in 1700s.You can try...........Contact Bedfordshire & Luton Archives & Records Service
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