I wrote the primary a part of Rabbit Holes With Randy – Who Were the Parents of Elizabeth/Betty Noad (ca 1768-1814)? final week, and wish to end it this week on this publish.
The aim is to attempt to discover the mother and father of Elizabeth (or Betty) Noad in or round Trowbridge, Wiltshire. She might be my 4th great-grandmother, the mom of John Wealthy (1790-1868) of Trowbridge and Hilperton, who married Rebecca Hill (1790-1863) in 1815 in Hilperton, Wiltshire.
1) Within the earlier publish, I reviewed and listed the parish information for Noad households in and round Trowbridge. There have been two households having kids in Trowbridge between 1750 and 1770, and 5 different households in different close by cities. It is vitally seemingly that not all kids of a household had been baptized and within the parish registers. My plan was to focus on the 2 Trowbridge households first, after which widen the search to different Wiltshire and japanese Somerset cities if mandatory.
2) I additionally talked about reviewing different information on Ancestry, MyHeritage, FamilySearch and Findmypast, plus household bushes, as “low hanging fruit.”
In search of the “low hanging fruit” and attainable clues, I searched the household bushes on Ancestry, MyHeritage and FamilySearch for all Noads of Somerset and Wiltshire. I discovered nothing that leads me to folks of an Elizabeth or Betty Noad with a baptism document between, say, 1750 and 1770 (since she married in 1788). There are Noad households in various locations inside about 20 miles of Trowbridge, together with in japanese Somerset, however not some other Elizabeth/Betty Noads. I may catalog the entire members of the family in each tree, however that’s not “low hanging fruit.”
3) I searched Ancestry.com, MyHeritage.com, Findmypast.com and FamilySearch.org for Elizabeth or Betty Noad. The one information for her are the burial document for Betty Wealthy in 1814 and her 1788 marriage entries in Trowbridge within the parish information and the listed baptism, marriage and burial information for Wiltshire.
4) Subsequent on my to-do checklist was Probate Information. Ancestry has these information as much as 1858 within the Wiltshire, England, Wills and Probate, 1530-1858 assortment. There are solely 15 entries for all of Wiltshire, however solely six between 1760 and 1830, and two from Trowbridge. I scanned all six of them for clues and located none that had useful data. There aren’t any Somerset probate information for this era.
5) The subsequent merchandise on my checklist is to search out parish information for marriages which have a John Noad with the identical signature because the John Noad who was a witness to Betty’s marriage in 1788 in Trowbridge. The signature was pretty distinctive. He might have been a father, an uncle, a cousin, a brother, or another relation to Betty. Right here is the wedding document with the John Noad signature:
There have been two different John Noad entries within the Trowbridge information – one was the wedding of John Noad, a bachelor, in 1786 to Mary Powell. The signature of groom John Noad didn’t match the 1788 John Noad signature on Betty’s marriage document.
Nevertheless, the signature of groom John Noad, a widower who married Jemima Franklin on 14 April 1833 in Hilperton (close to Trowbridge) appears very related:
Contemplating that there are 45 years between signatures, the capital N and the type of the decrease case d are pretty distinctive and related.
Different signatures of grooms and witnesses of Noad marriages between 1780 and 1833 will not be much like the John Noad on the 1788 marriage.
6) If the identical John Noad signed each of the above information, then he must be not less than 21 in 1788 and due to this fact born in 1767 or earlier than, and a person born in 1767 can be 66 years outdated in 1833 when, as a widower, he would marry once more. But when this John Noad is Betty’s father, and he could possibly be, he must be born earlier than about 1746 (and due to this fact over age 87 in 1833). He could possibly be an uncle or a brother whose start or baptism was not recorded.
7) Frankly, I can’t declare a conclusion right here as a result of there are too many unfastened ends and never sufficient information to assist any speculation as to Betty’s mother and father.
So, it is again to the household bushes and attempting to establish a John Noad who is said in some way to Betty, marries a primary spouse, who dies earlier than 1833, and married Jemima Franklin in 1833, and dies at a while after 1833.
I am undecided that I can discover my means out of this rabbit gap.
8) FamilySearch digital microfilm might have some clues, and I’ll have to go to the FamilySearch Middle to entry restricted information.
Any strategies or concepts or clues for this drawback are welcome!
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