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Miles & Pew Brick Wall

Postby Will Mundy » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:16 am


I’m trying to trace my x8 great grandparents Michael Miles ( - 1774) and Ann Pew ( - 1773) they married on the 26 July 1725 in Oddington Gloucestershire. They then move to Brize Norton in Oxfordshire where they settle down and have 9 children between 1726 and 1747. Two of their daughters where also my x7 great grandmothers, the only possible clue to where either ancestor came from is they had a daughter called Sarah Pearse Miles (1745 - 1820). I can’t find any instances of Michael Miles and Ann Pew at the right sort of date in either Oxfordshire or Gloucestershire, does anyone have any ideas as to how to go forward on either of them?

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Re: Miles & Pew Brick Wall

Postby woodchal » Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:15 pm

Looking at the image of the Parish Record for the wedding it says that Michael and Ann were both of Borton (could this be Bourton)
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Re: Miles & Pew Brick Wall

Postby ciderdrinker » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:02 pm

I took a look at the Miles family in Oddington
There are 3 children baptised there.
Thomas 21.9.1689 ,Jonathan 6.1.1690 -25.2.1738 and Mary 3.3.1694.
Their parents are Michael and Mary Miles

There is also a burial of Michael Miles at Oddington 1.1.1684 and 28.10.1710
Mary Miles buried 19.9.1727.
So either Michael and Mary could be Michael's parents or it could be your Michael with a first wife who died in 1727.

Looking through the parish manually
Michael the son of Michael Miles bapt 4 July 1697 .
Would fit nicely for your Michael.
There is another son Robert 14.3.1702

So it looks like the Miles come from Oddington.
As for the Pews I'm sorry but I have nothing for them

ps Michael Miles's brother Thomas dies in 1744 and he leaves a PCC Will.
It is indexed as Thomas Miles of Holborn 6.4.1744 now of Oddington.It leaves money and property to various members of his family including brother Michael £10 ,brother John , son in law William Jennings and Thomas s of Michael Miles his nephew.
Made 2.11.1743
Thomas seems to have a wife Margaret who has already died and children Ann 1719,Thomas 1721 and 1723,Margaret 1725,and Thomas 1733.

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Re: Miles & Pew Brick Wall

Postby junkers » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:11 pm

Oddington is, as you know, on the borders of two other counties (Oxfordshire and Staffordshire) and sometimes said to have been in Oxfordshire. I know that Gloucestershire archives have a personal name index but I don't know whether it is online and there is an entry in the Victoria County History for Oddington in the Gloucestershire edition and that should be online and may include your families. I agree that Borton may well be Bourton-on-the Water. Have you looked at the Gloucester archives website as there quite a few references to Oddington, often through solicitors' records but whether they go back to the right period I don't know. You might also like to see this from the Gloucestershire Archives website about Oddington being a possible area for clandestine marriages in your period ( ... %2f2&pos=1).
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Re: Miles & Pew Brick Wall

Postby AdrianB38 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:46 pm

Is this the name index for Gloucester Archives? No idea whether it has anything of relevance ... -database/

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Re: Miles & Pew Brick Wall

Postby Will Mundy » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:05 pm

Thanks for all of your help it has been very useful in tracking the Miles family down, the Pews must have come from elsewhere

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Re: Miles & Pew Brick Wall

Postby DarrenP » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:04 pm

You may have already considered this, but have you looked for Pugh instead of Pew?
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