Is This A Safe Assumption

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  1. Bonzo Dog

    Bonzo Dog Still the Mad Scientist?

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    My ggg grandmother Mary Wildman spent her whole life in Measham, married in 1790 and her burial record infers a YOB of ca 1769. According to the Measham registers, two girls of that name were baptised in that year, on 2 April and 25 December, and there are no records to suggest that either girl died or married before 1790.

    The Banns entry for her marriage names one of the witnesses as John Wildman. This is the father's name of the Mary baptised in April, and records show she had a brother John who would have been 15 at the time of her marriage. The other girl's father is named William and she does not appear to have a brother named John.

    Is it safe for me to assume that my grandmother is the Mary baptised in April?

    Richard Jewsbury:Mary Wildman Banns 1790.png
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    It would seem, on the balance of probability, that she would be the April Mary.

    Apart from the witness named John, are there any naming patterns in either family that could indicate otherwise?
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    There are few children baptised to John and Elizabeth and John and Sarah, however Mary in April has parents John and Elizabeth 1769 and then there is John baptised to John and Elizabeth in Feb 1775. So I would say...a safe bet
     
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  4. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    All the evidence points to your Mary being the April birth :)
     
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    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    I would say so, yes.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Any other news of a James Ensor in the family? [witness]
     
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    Bonzo Dog Still the Mad Scientist?

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    Thank you all for your input. I was reasonably confident but felt it best to put the matter to Peer Review.

    I suspect he was a close friend of the Jewsbury family. One of Richard's cousins used Ensor/Endsor as the second name for 2 of his children.
     
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