You know the expression " asking for a friend" ? Here I am asking for a cousin who is trying to help a friend. I have put all on a note to copy here in case I end up leaving mid sentence. I've left cousin's words to begin & added what I was able to find. Any help would be so appreciated. The Parishes of Bitton, Hanham, Kingswood and Oldland are grouped together as they were created one from the other. The Bitton records are likely to be in any of them. Some Gloucestershire records are in the Gloucestershire Archives in Gloucester and some are in the Bristol Archives The only record I’ve found for Samuel BATEMAN is his name given as ‘Father’ in the Parish Register when his four sons, John William, Samuel and Philip were baptized on the same day. i.e. 30th June, 1739 at St Mary’s Church, Bitton, Gloucestershire. No Mother’s name given. The year is 1739 but how long has he been married? 1. I don’t know when Samuel was born or who and when he married. 2. Because of this I don’t know how many children were born. 3. I don’t know Samuel’s date of death. (apart from the one found on FamilySearch) Lots of info on Public Member Trees on Ancestry – how accurate is it though ? Very few original documents have been added to back things up. Two different names for Samuel’s wife given by various people – Mary ILES and Mary YOUNG. I can’t find either marriages. No idea of dates for them. Baptised John baptized…….30th June, 1739 …………… St Mary’s Church, Bitton, Gloucestershire……….. with his three brothers – William, Samuel and Philip. Sons of Samuel BATMAN (as spelt) - NO MOTHER’S NAME GIVEN Married Eleanor/Elinor BRITTON (Britten) 19th April 1767 St Mary’s Church, Bitton, Gloucestershire 5 Children George and John both baptised………. 11th June, 1769 ………… Hanham Abbots Church, St George (in the Parish of Bitton) Joseph and Arthur both baptized………. 23rd June 1776………..Hanham Abbots Church, St George (in the Parish of Bitton) Moses baptized………………. 11th October 1779………….. Parish Record baptism at Oldham and Hanham Church (in the Parish of Bitton) ...................... Name:-Samuel Bateman Event Type:-Burial Event Date:-15 Oct 1799 Event Place:-Bitton, Gloucestershire, England Event Place (Original): Bitton, Gloucester, England Gender: -Male ... I also found a Baptism over in Sevenhampton, but that may be too far away. Not much else comes up for Bitton area. Name: Sammeuell Batman (sic) Event Type: Baptism Baptism Date: 17 Feb 1713 Baptism Place: Sevenhampton, Gloucestershire, England Father: Sammeuell Batman Mother: Ann Batman Source Citation Gloucestershire Archives; Gloucester, Gloucestershire; Gloucestershire Church of England Parish Registers; Reference Number: P285 IN 1/1 Source Information Ancestry.com. Gloucestershire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1813 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: Gloucestershire Anglican Parish Registers. Gloucestershire Archives, Gloucestershire, England. ....I did see a 'tree' on Ancestry which had promise, but all of the siblings were different. John Bateman Jan 30 1740 father Samuel.-Bateman Family Tree ............. Other Baptisms found- Name:-Isaac Bateman Event Type:-Christening Event Date:-4 Dec 1727 Event Place:-Bitton, Gloucestershire, England Gender: -Male Father's Name:-Saml. Bateman Isaac was also the name of a sibling of Samuel, 'twin brother to Abraham' in Anc. tree b. 1702 name: -Ann Batman Event Type:-Christening Event Date:-21 Apr 1754 Event Place:-Bitton, Gloucestershire, England Event Place (Original): -Bitton, Gloucester, England Gender: -Female Father's Name:-Samuel Batman ............ That's as far as I was able to contribute. Can anyone else find a birth or marriage for Samuel please. I used only Anc. & Family Search but had busy things happening so concentration not at peak. Thanks for reading.