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Postby Artognou » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:55 am

Hi everyone, I have had a few minor brick walls in my family tree for some time now and I know from the 1841 and 1851 census records that my 4th great grandfather, Isaac Seggins, was a Catholic schoolmaster and his father, also Isaac was a schoolmaster too.
Isaac Jr married in London in 1816 to Eleanor Dimmock and they lived in Weston Underwood, Bucks, I get the feeling that the records for this parish are yet to be transcribed/published.
I also know that Isaac moved to Australia in 1857, so that part of his life is covered, but Eleanor is a huge mystery!
I know that Isaac Sr was married three times and I can't find any record of his death nor his second wife from whom I am descended, he can be found in some old poll records which is where I have got these snippets of information.
If anyone can help me on how to get access to roman Catholic records, I would be extremely grateful because there are some major gaps I would dearly love to fill!

Many thanks in advance,

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Re: Roman Catholic records

Postby ciderdrinker » Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:08 pm

Good Morning

Like you I can't see Issac senior or Martha's death but there are catholic records for Norwich here

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which give details of Isaac 's children with Mary Barber and mentions Martha Seggins .
Some are in latin so it's difficult to understand what is going on .
It's volume Miscellanea 12 so there's a good chance of other catholic records on Archive .org.
Weston Underwood is on there ... +underwood

Hope you find something

ps there is a Martha Seggins buried at Costessey in the Anglican records 27/7/1803 age 33 .would she be too young?

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Re: Roman Catholic records

Postby MaureenE » Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:19 am

I could not access the first link provided by cider drinker by clicking on it, but it is
and there is an index at the back of the book which lists Norwich ... 8/mode/1up

This book is published by the Catholic Record Society, and there are other books on Archive. org from this publisher with the tag genealogy ... Society%29

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Re: Roman Catholic records

Postby Artognou » Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:12 am

Hi everyone, apologies for the very, very late reply, I keep having problems with technology in my house!

These links are utterly invaluable, Martha Seggins who died in 1803 is almost certainly my 5th great grandmother, plus with more careful research, I'm sure that I can find more information about my family once I've really delved into the records.

I think that when it comes to the Weston Underwood records, I will probably have to plan a trip over to see if they hold any records of my family, which I look forward to!

Many thanks and apologies again!
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