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Wood family of Louth

Postby KayFarndon » Fri May 11, 2018 11:07 am

Robert Wood of Louth married Ann Aglestone [?] of/at Farlesthorpe in 1660. They had at least 6 children, with the first being born nine years after the marriage in 1669. This seems unusual if true.

Does anyone have any knowledge, however slight on this family please?
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Re: Wood family of Louth

Postby peter kent » Fri May 11, 2018 3:14 pm

Many records were lost during the Civil Wars.
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Wood family of Louth

Postby brunes08 » Fri May 11, 2018 3:32 pm

It is not unusual to have a first child after many years of marriage. I have gt gt grandparents who had their first surviving child after 10 years . I also know of several cases amongst friends and work colleagues who had to wait between 15 and 20 years even in this day and age with IVF etc. One couple I know suffered many miscarriages over a period of 15 years before a daughter was born. The same would probably have been the case with your couple.
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Re: Wood family of Louth

Postby junkers » Fri May 11, 2018 3:37 pm

This article on the Genuki site for Lincolnshire seems to confirm the lack of any records than the 1660s ( ... rchRecords) any records that did survive from before the English Civil War would I think have been kept I think, there is/was a provision in the Public Records Act 1958 to keep all such records from before the Civil War, whether it applies to Church records I am not sure.
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Re: Wood family of Louth

Postby ianbee » Fri May 11, 2018 4:24 pm

Marriage was Farlesthorpe, 8 May 1660, and there are certainly records of baptisms, marriages and burials from there before then, let alone 1665. ... iid=224638

This is what Genuki says about Louth
St. James registers of baptisms date from 1685, marriages from 1538 and burials 1557.

But - and forget what I said before (if anybody saw it)
General Register has baptisms from 1538 ... iid=128608

Are there any baptisms 1628 - 1684? We shall see! Not found any yet.
LDS have filmed BT's, years reported include 1648-1660, 1666-1667, 1672-1686, 1692
Were those from 1648 to approx 1660 later sent in as a block, as I have seen for some Cambridgeshire parishes?
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Re: Wood family of Louth

Postby KayFarndon » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:32 am

Thank you to all who responded to this notice.
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