One of my ancestors Isaake Saward married May Griffin 4 Feb 1657 at Thaxted. I then found Isaackus Saward baptised 3 Oct 1630 and Isaackus Saward baptised 1 Oct 1632 at Thaxted the sons of Thome and Rebecc(h)e Saward. Checking out the 1632 Isaac I could not find a burial for him, nor the 1630 Isaac come to that, the only possible marriage was to Mary Griffin in 1657, so far, so good. Then recently came disaster, I found Isauk Soyward the son of Thomas and Rebeccah Soyward baptised 21 Aug 1648 at Thaxted, that's a 16 year gap between the 1632 Isaac and the 1648 Isaac. It has me puzzled, could all 3 Isaacs be the sons of just the one Thomas and Rebecca Saward, I suppose they could be but are they. I have carried out searches for a second Thomas Saward to a Rebecca marriage and found none, I searched Ancestry's EPRI, Family Search, FreeReg, also the non sub search on FMP. I have searched Ancestry's EPRI, Family Search, FreeReg, also the non sub search on FMP, I cannot find any other children for that couple to fill the 16 year gap. I have even tried Essex wide baptism/birth searches on Saward and the father's name and the same search with just the mother's name, nothing! I really would appreciate any thoughts, ideas opinions etc please, just throw anything at me, other than heavy objects Other info. There was another Isaac Saward baptised 29 Sep 1631 at Castle Hedingham, the son of Willyam Saward, initially I thought him a possible husband of Mary Griffin with Thaxted being none too far from Castle Hedingham, I just cant find another Isaac in the appropriate time frame. However, although I cant find a marriage for the Castle Hedingham Isaac I did find three daughters of Isaac Sawerd baptised at Castle Hedingham, Elizabeth the first (known) child was baptised 31 Mar 1667. Isaac Saward and Mary Griffin baptised their last (known) child, Isaackus 1 Oct 1668 which is after the Elizabeth baptised 31 Mar 1667 at Castle Hedingham, so they are two different families, not as I first thought the Thaxted Isaac moving to Castle Hedingham, the Castle Hedingham PRs on EPRI do not by the way have the mother's name. The other two children of Isaac Sawerd baptised at Castle Hedingham are, Mary 7 Feb 1668 and Hannah 24 Jul 1670.