For today’s Wednesday’s Child I am giving details of three of seven children of William Read (c1709 – 1758) and his wife Mary (nee Turner) (d. 1790). William is the brother of my 6 x great grandfather Cozens Read.
William and Mary lived in a few different places while having their children, going by where they had them baptised (and/or buried). Their first child, Edward was born in June 1737 at Stoke Talmage, Oxfordshire, UK and died one month later and buried in Wheatfield, Oxfordshire.
I don’t have a photo of his grave as I could not find one, but here are some photos of the church at Stoke Talmage and the church at Wheatfield.
Another child of William and Mary Read’s to die very young is Robert, born in 1738 and died in 1739 at Wheatfield, Oxfordshire aged just six months.
William and Mary then had another son they called Edward and he survived a little longer than his brothers. He was born in September 1743 at Great Haseley, Oxfordshire and died one year and one month later in 1744 at Wheatfield.
It must have been a blessing for William and Mary to see their remaining four children survive and they lived on into their adulthood.