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From: "Jean Skilling" <>
Subject: Re: [ENG-KENT-NWKFHS] Puzzle
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 12:42:03 -0000
I suspect lots of people will reply - son-in-law in those days also meant
stepson, so I would guess that Mary had been married before.
[mailto:]On Behalf Of Ron Ellis
Sent: 26 January 2007 11:38
Subject: [ENG-KENT-NWKFHS] Puzzle
Can anyone comment, please?
In the 1851 Census we have the following family all living in Yates's
Turnpike, Mereworth, Kent:-
Samuel Bratton aged 62 Married Turnpike Gate Keeper b Wrotham
Mary Bratton aged 63 Married
Mary Ann Pett aged 12 G Daughter b
William Pett aged 32 Son in law U (=Unmarried) b
Question - all this is quite clearly stated, so how can a Son in law be
Any elucidation welcome, as Samuel is my second Great Granduncle, and
several of us are interested in the William Pett!
Ron Ellis - member 6203 - living in Yorkshire
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