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Searle Whittlesey, Cambs.

Postby octavius » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:03 pm

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I have been trying to find the marriage of my gggrandparents William Searle born c1800 in March Cambs and his wife Elizabeth, shown on the census as born c1800 in Whittlesey (whittlesea) Cambs.
Their children were born in Whittlesey before 1837 so I cannot get her maiden name from their birth certificates.
I believe William's parents may have been John Searle and Elizabeth Sumner married 13th April 1794 in Chatteris, Cambs.
Can anyone help me with this please.
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Re: Searle Whittlesey, Cambs.

Postby ColinB » Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:19 pm

This one perhaps :

William Searle and Elizabeth Cole 17 Jan 1826 Orton Longueville , Huntingdon.

The above is a transcript from England, Select Marriages and there are no further details, I'm afraid. Orton Longueville, incorrectly transcribed as Overton Longville , is about 7 miles from Whittlesey.
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Re: Searle Whittlesey, Cambs.

Postby sdup26 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:52 pm

There's a baptism for a William Searle, 25/4/1800, St Wendreda, March, Cambridgeshire, parents John and Elizabeth. But are they the John Searle and Elizabeth Sumner who married in Chatteris, Cambs, in 1794? Could well be, as the two places are only about 7 miles apart.
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Re: Searle Whittlesey, Cambs.

Postby octavius » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:03 pm

I hope this is the correct way to reply to you ColinB and sdup26.
Thank you ColinB. This marriage looks promising, although the eldest child shown on the census was Alice born c1829.
They could possibly have lost a child before this one.
I will try to follow up this marriage, although I am unable to get to the local records office.
Are parish records available at Kew?
Thank you sdup26. I think this must be the baptism of William, because it seems to be the right year and place.
I will have to settle for "probably" on John Searle and Elizabeth Sumner.
There seem to have been a lot of Searles in the area.

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Re: Searle Whittlesey, Cambs.

Postby ianbee » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:39 pm

Baptisms at Whittlesea (Whittlesey) St Mary (from Bishop's Transcripts)
20 December 1826
Ann
Daughter of William + Elizabeth Searle
abode Middlewait Whittlesea
father a Farmer
performed by J Pratt, Vicar

1 October 1828
Alice
Daughter of William + Elizth Searle
abode Middlewait Whittlesea
father a Farmer
performed by J Pratt, Vicar

at Whittlesea St Andrew
10 September 1830
William
Son of William + Elizabeth Searle
abode Flag Fen Whittlesea
father a Farmer
performed by J T Pedley, Offg.Minister

There is a burial at St Mary, 29 April 1834, Ann Searle, age 7 years
Possibly might be the Ann bap 1826
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Re: Searle Whittlesey, Cambs.

Postby ianbee » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:07 am

Might be some complications, there is an Elizabeth Searle about!
Baptism at St Mary Whittlesea
16 July 1823
Elizabeth
Daughter of William & Elizabeth Searle
abode Flagfen
father a Farmer

Is this her marriage at Whittlesey St Mary?
12 March 1844
Robert William Burrus, Of full age, Bachelor, Druggist, residence Whittlesey, father Thomas Burrus, Gent.
+
Elizabeth Searle, Minor, Spinster, residence Whittlesey, father William Searle, Farmer
Both signed
witnessed by Wm. Searle, A. Searle

Birth indexes have
March 1845, Whittlesey - Burrus, Ann Elizabeth, mother Searle
March 1846, Whittlesey - Burrus, Alice, mother Searle
Dec 1847, Whittlesey - Burrus, Thomas Searle, mother Searle

Robert Burrus was a widower in 1851.
Deaths
Dec 1847, Whittlesey - Burrus, Elizabeth, age 24
Dec 1847, Whittlesey - Burrus, Thomas Searle, age 0
Dec 1848, Whittlesey - Burrus, Alice, age 2

Difficult to say for sure whether this Elizabeth is the daughter of the same William + Elizabeth who had Ann in 1826 and Alice in 1828.
But, as I said, it could complicate the situation a bit until you find out more
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EDITED Put the wrong day in July for the baptism. It was the 16th, not the 19th!
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Re: Searle Whittlesey, Cambs.

Postby ianbee » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:23 am

A marriage at Whittlesea St Mary
16 April 1822
William Searle, of the Parish of March, Bachelor
+
Elizabeth Read of this Parish, Spinster
by Licence
(performed) by John Pratt, Vicar
signed Wm Searle, Elizabeth Read
witnessed by Wm Read, Sarah Read
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Re: Searle Whittlesey, Cambs.

Postby octavius » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:52 pm

Thank you ianbee
I am sure this must be the right marriage (1822 at Whittlesea) for William and Elizabeth from the information on the census.
He said he was born in March and she was born in Whittlesea.
Alice and William were their children, plus Hannah (my great grandmother ) born c1833 and John c1835. (1851 census)
Will need to go back and look at the other suggestions of connections now.
It has taken me a while to pluck up the courage to attempt a posting on this forum, but I am so glad that I did.
Thanks everyone.
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Re: Searle Whittlesey, Cambs.

Postby ianbee » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:31 pm

Hi
If you want to see the Whittlesey Bishop's Transcripts 1813-1856 for yourself, all you need do is register for free on the Family Search website
https://familysearch.org/register/1

The 1822 marriage is here, when logged in
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1 ... at=1178026

Baptism of Elizabeth, 16 July 1823
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1 ... at=1178026

Baptism of Alice in 1828
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1 ... at=1178026

Marriage of Elizabeth in 1844 is on a different film (has St Mary BT's from 1834)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1 ... at=1178026

St Andrew -
Baptism of William in 1830
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1 ... at=1178101

Likely there are other related baptisms on the films that you could look for
March BT's, 1798-1828 start here (they have other years on other films)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1 ... at=1019527
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Re: Searle Whittlesey, Cambs.

Postby brunes08 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:55 pm

Octavius, you asked if parish records are held at Kew. I do not know if you are near enough to visit but in the National Archives building at Kew is the London Family History Centre - this being the service offered by the Church of Latter Day Saints also in other centres around the country. Members of the Church are over for periods from Utah so are very knowledgeable about their records. You are able to use their computers and many different genealogical sites as well as their own familysearch site. The only charge is for printing per A4 page. You would need to take appropriate identification to register and be allowed into the building so best to check requirements on-line before a visit.
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