I am looking for the parents of my 5 X great grandfather John Theobald who married Hannah Marriage 7 April 1741 at Little Tey Essex. I found a burial for a John Theobald at Lt Tey 16 Feb 1800, it was noted his age was 85 which would see him born about 1715, so likely to be the John Theobald husband of Hannah Marriage. Couldn’t find on the Essex Parish Register Index (EPRI) a John Theobald of a suitable birth/baptism year in Little Tey, however in nearby Birch I found John Theobald baptised 5 Feb 1720 the son of Thomas Tibel and Susan Upsher, their four known children had their surname spelled Theobald. Note: John and Hannah named a daughter Susanna and the following four generations of my Theobald ancestors named a daughter Susan or Susannah. My problem is that on the EPRI I found a burial for a John Theobald 11 Feb 1720 at Birch but with no further info attached. In the EPRI I put in just the first name John and the period 1705 to 1725, place Birch and found burials in 1713, 1717, 1720 and 1723 where the father’s name was noted in the entry. I would greatly appreciate any thoughts on, would it be OK to assume that the John Theobald baptised 5 Feb 1720 at Birch the son of Thomas and Susan is not the John Theobald who was buried at Birch 11 Feb 1720? By the way there was also another John Theobald baptised at Birch 16 Jan 1725 the son of John and Elizabeth but of course neither of those two Johns could be the one buried in 1720. Please don't hesitate to answer in the negative if that's what you think, honest thoughts are what I'm looking for. I think I should mention that John and Hannah's first and second daughters were Hannah and Elizabeth, the first and second sons were John and William, eight children in all, seven baptised in Little Tey the second child, Elizabeth was baptised in Great Tey. None of the eight children were named Thomas.