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Gambige Mystery

Postby Will Mundy » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:51 am

Hello,
I’m trying to trace one of my ancestors Ann Gambige who seems to be very elusive. She married William Wheeler on the 12th April 1797 in Witney and they had two daughters in Curbridge very close to Witney, Mary (1798) and Phoebe (1801 - 1881). Their daughter Phoebe married William Sparrowhawk in Oxford in 1819, when Phoebe’s father was a witness as she was a minor at at the time of her marriage. William Wheeler seems to have been born in 1780 in Curbridge to Robert and Ann, but William’s wife Ann Gambige seems to appear with her marriage and children but then quickly disappears without trace, I can’t find her or William in the census records, no deaths for either of them and I can’t find any Ann Gambige births any near the right sort of date, she states she was a spinster at the time of marriage. Any ideas on how to go forward from here?


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Re: Gambige Mystery

Postby Templ4r » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:36 am

In 1793 there's a James, bastard son of Ann Gammage baptised 8 sep, St Mary Witney.

Is that her?
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Re: Gambige Mystery

Postby Will Mundy » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:50 am

It does sound like it is so would suggest she was a little bit older than her husband William


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Re: Gambige Mystery

Postby Templ4r » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:59 am

There's a William Wheeler in Witney workhouse in 1841 and buried in the churchyard in 1842 born about 1766 on the census so could be back to 1761...

There is also a marriage in 1782 to Mary Feisley.

Might be worth taking a look at him.
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Re: Gambige Mystery

Postby ciderdrinker » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:09 pm

Hello
That was a good spot
Here's some more
William Gammage bapt 1.9.1782 s of Anne Gammage of Curbridge
Thomas 10.5.1787 s of Anne Gammage of Curbridge
then that James 8.91793 bastard son of Anne.

William marries Mary Gardner at Witney 23.6.1806 .Lab of this parish wit Thomas Gammage and Elizabeth Gardner.
Son William bapt 21.2.1808.
1841 Corn St William 55 ag lab ,Mary 55,William 34 ,Henry 30,Mary 15 ,Maria 4.
1861 Corn St lodgers Henry 45 farm lab,Jane 40 ,Thomas 17 , William widower 77 farmer's lab Curbridge
Died Dec 1862

Thomas died June 1869 at Witney age 81 1841 Corn St Witney Publican 40 Hannah 35 (Brown married 1840) Ann 3 mths
1861 Middle town Thomas farmer 6 acres 70 ,Hannah 54 Swalcliffe ,Sarah A 20 daughter dressmaker.

James married Elizabeth Fords 7.4.1828 at Witney
James died Dec 1864
1851 Delley End Witney
James 55 widower farmer Curbridge
William 27
John 24
Anne 21.

1861 Delly End James 69 farmer 27 acres empl 1 man and 1 boy ,John 34 ,Ann 31.

So your Ann Gambidge seems to older than William Wheeler .

Could she be Ann Gammage bapt Feb 1759 at Steeple Barton to William and Mary Gammage
Ann Wheeler burial Witney of Curbridge 1756-21.11.1834

ps the 1782 William Wheeler signs the marriage but your William Wheeler makes a cross.

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Re: Gambige Mystery

Postby Templ4r » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:56 pm

Is William borm 1780 the right one? He'd only be 17 at marriage..
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