More marriage tangles, this time Bird/Summerfield/Millington

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    There is a marriage that leads to children:

    5 Apr 1825 • St Martin's Church, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
    Family Search: Thomas Millington; Marriage 5 Apr 1825 Place: St Martin, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; Spouse Elizabeth Summerfield; GSF 919783,919782 Digital Folder Number 77760361 Indexing Project (Batch) Number M01072-3 System Origin ODM

    Children were Thomas b. 1827, Sarah b. 1831, Caroline b. 1837, Mary Ann 1 b. 1838, Mary Ann 2 b. 1840, Emma b. 1843, Elizabeth/Betsy b. 1846; these all turn up in appropriate Censuses. There is also a mother-in-law Elizabeth/Betsy Millington in two.

    All the BMD-registered births say MMN is Bird. As there is a sizeable gap between Caroline and Mary Ann 1, maybe there was a death and re-marriage but I cannot find one. Any clues from folks who subscribe to sites other than the big A?
     
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    1838 March qtr there is a marriage of an Elizabeth Bird at Birmingham. One of the names on the same page is William Millingham. 16 285 33
    Oops We are after Millington not Millingham, sorry
     
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    Oops again. It is William Millington. I had another look
     
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    That may be the correct one, as I posited in another thread about a George Rixson who might have been written up as Richards by an uneducated Registry clerk.
     
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    LOL! I am using this reference until I find something better. Thank you!
     
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    I wonder if two families have been mixed up here.
     
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    I think that Thomas first married Elizabeth Summerfield, she died and he married Elizabeth Bird- one before and one after civil registration. The children born after 1838 all have MMN as Bird and the others have Elizabeth as their mother at Baptism- but there are two different Elizabeths. I need to locate the first wife's death.
     
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    Parish register transcription only on FMP. His father is William Millington and her father is Robert Bird.

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    Found the original and William and both their fathers are down as Watermen. Residence for William and Elizabeth at time of marriage is 15 Cottage Lane.

    I know you're not looking for William, but it might lead you somewhere.
     
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    Tried looking for a death/burial for an Elizabeth Millington, not on A. No anywhere near possibility I'm afraid.
     
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    I’m just wondering if the marriage between William Millington and Elizabeth Bird in 1838 could be mistakenly written as William rather than Thomas as his father was William.
     
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    Could be. If I remember rightly he signed with an X, so that's no help.
     
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    @Sis was William a widower on the Bird marriage?
     
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    @MollyMay No, bachelor for William and spinster for Elizabeth.

    Both parties signed and witnesses were Sarah Evans and Joseph Evans.
     
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    Remembered wrongly, they both signed.

    Been for a wander down Cottage Lane in 1841 and no other Millington's there.
     
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    The names Joseph and Sarah Evans are familiar on my family tree... will see how they ought to be related if they are the same ones.
     
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