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  1. Nelli

    Nelli Active Member

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    No, not *him* ;) I know people did indeed travel around in the past, probably more than we think, but I cannot reasonably reconcile how Thomas Mills, born 1625 in Walsall had parents that were born in Gloucestershire and the north Riding of Yorkshire, their marriage being listed in Britford, Wiltshire. Am I reasonable in my suspicions?
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Nelli, all suspicions are reasonable, it enable us to prolong searches and check for other possibles. ;)
     
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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    Absolutely ;)
     
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    Clever title, Nelli ;)

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    I think it depends. I have someone who traveled from Worcestershire to Manchester to marry, but that was in 1832 and his bride's family were originally from Worcestershire. It depends on who the people were, whether they had the money to travel or an occupation that made it likely, and whether there was a ready transport route (not always by road, travel on rivers or by sea was more common at times). If they were rich they might have met at a society gathering in London or at a spa town? North Yorkshire to Wiltshire IS quite a long way, though. So yes, be suspicious, but also look for reasons to rule it in or out as a possibility?
     
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    Findem The Fearless One

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    One of my ancestors Susanna Sturdy was baptised in 1739 in Nun Monkton (near York) Yorkshire, her next appearance was in 1766 when she married William Adams in Great Waltham Essex.

    How that marriage came about I'll never know, what I do know is it wasn't because her family moved to Essex because both both her father and brother, at least, were buried in Yorkshire.

    The proof that the Yorkshire Susanna Sturdy is the Susanna who married William Adams is cast iron.
     
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