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Subject: Re: Lost Marriage
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 06:46:32 GMT


Michael,
FreeBMD as come up with a possible marriage for Rhoda BATTISHILL;

Dec 1885,WESTCOTT, Rhoda, Chepstow, 11a, 11.

I know the date is way out, and the area is wrong as well, but it's got to be
worth trying to cross
reference it with George BATTISHILL.
Let us know how you get on.

>Hi to the Essex Listers,
>
>I am looking for help from SKS.
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>My grandparents George BATTISHILL and Rhoda BATTISHILL (nee WESTCOTT) had
>their Banns called at my grandmother's church, Saint John The Baptist,
>Broadclist in Devon on the last two Sundays in June and the first Sunday in

>July 1891 (I have copies of the banns), however the marriage was not
>performed in Broadclist.
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>On the Banns George was stated to be living in Bristol. A lister living in

>Bristol has searched the 1891 census for me and has not found him recorded.

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>I have reason to believe that he went to Essex for work as a Mason's
>labourer, Rhoda
>followed him and they were married in Essex. I believe they may have
>married in the
>old Saint Mary The Virgin church at LAYER BRETON in the latter half of 1891

>or the first half of 1892.
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>I have searched the Parish Registers for Layer Breton and although the
>births and deaths are there to recent times, the marriages are only
>up to the middle 1800's. Would newspapers of that time reported weddings

>in the area?
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>Our local Council library has recently bought (from
>England) the new book by Andrew Barham "Lost Parish Churches Of Essex" which

>gives a very good description of the church at Layer Breton and its' history

>until it was demolished in 1915 and a replica built nearby. (I certainly

>recommend this book to anyone looking for old churches in Essex). The
>publisher is Ian Henry Publications, Ltd. 20 Park Drive, Romford, Essex, RM1

>4LH.
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>My question is - how can I find out what has happened to the marriage
>records? Would they been destroyed, or transferred over to the new church?

>
>Hoping someone can help me.
>
>Michael Battishill on windy Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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>Researching BATTISHILL WESTCOTT KEEN MANSELL
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