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May 17, 2010

Ancestor Anniversaries – Ann Read

Filed under: ANCESTOR ANNIVERSARIES, Ann Read — Tags: , , — rootsresearcher @ 3:17 pm

Today is the Wedding Anniversary of Ann Read who married James Burte in Caversham, Oxfordshire in 1714.   Ann is the Aunt of my 6 x great grandfather Cozens Read and she is the youngest of eight children, after an eleven year gap!!

I know the gap did not produce more children for Ann’s parents, as her mother’s Will names 7 of her 8 children (one child died several years before the Will was made), so there don’t seem to be more I should be looking for!

Ann was born in Caversham in 1692 but I think after her marriage to James they maybe moved away as I have only so far found a couple of children and no burials for either Ann or James.  Unfortunately, apart from the marriage, I know nothing else about James Burte!!

The search continues …


May 14, 2010

Ancestor Anniversaries: Sarah Rose

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The Ancestor Anniversary for today is that of Sarah Rose.  She is the 2 x great granddaughter to my 6 x great grandfather Cozens Read and today is her death anniversary, in 1865.

Sarah died at age 31 and her birthdate and death date I found in the huge Rose Family Tree book I was lucky enough to see some years ago, and which I mention elsewhere in this blogsite.  I possibly need to get her death cert to ascertain how she died, but I rather suspect it was in childbirth (or as a result of it) as this is almost the same time she had her third child.

Sarah’s husband was Francis Cox and he too is a 2 x great grandson of my 6 x great grandfather Cozens Read.  (I seem to have quite a number of couples who share Cozens Read in my tree)!!

The Rose family and Cox family are very intertwined and also because four Roses married four of Cozens Read’s children, they are rather intertwined with my people too!

It’s very sad that Sarah died so young, but as the family seem to have been “comfortable” with their finances, let’s hope she had a worry-free and enjoyable short life.

May 13, 2010

Ancestor Anniversaries: Thomas Larner

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For my first posting for the Ancestor Anniversaries series it is for Thomas Larner’s burial anniversary today in 1838 at Thame, Oxfordshire. 

I feel a bit sad for Thomas because the only information I have for him is his marriage and his burial.  He married Elizabeth Read who was born in 1784 at Lower Winchendon, Buckinghamshire and she is the granddaughter of my 6 x great grandfather Cozens Read who you see mentioned a lot in this blog and who I relate all the other ancestors to so I know who they belong to!!

Thomas and Elizabeth married at Thame, Oxfordshire on 23rd January 1815.  I have not been able to find any children for them at all anywhere but have managed to follow Elizabeth after Thomas’ death through the Censuses etc., so have a lot more info about her.

Thomas was born about 1782 (given his age at burial) and because there is a very large group of Larners in Thame and Thomas was both married and buried there, I am thinking that he may well be from Thame too.  I need to look into this further particularly as after Thomas dies, Elizabeth is living with her parents in Larner’s Lane, Thame so for some reason someone in his probable family has been honoured in the town with a street named after them.

But for Thomas, that’s all I have.  It’s so sad, he lived his life, has gone and nothing else is known about him!!  I hope over time that I can discover more about his life.

Ancestor Anniversaries

Filed under: ANCESTOR ANNIVERSARIES, General — Tags: — rootsresearcher @ 2:50 pm

I have decided to do a series of what I call Ancestor Anniversaries.  A sort of “this day so many years ago so and so was born” (or married or died etc..)

While trying to sort different things out for this blog I realised that many of my ancestors are not delved into enough by me and for some I have very little information on them.  So, I thought that whenever the day falls that any have a birthday or baptism, marriage or death/burial or anything else I have found that is significant in their lives, I would mention it here in Ancestor Anniversaries. 

That will also help show me who needs more attention for delving into and also what other things I should be checking where I am in the middle of a search concerning any ancestors.  And for those ancestors with very little information, at least they are not being forgotten!!

I will try to illustrate with photos if I can where applicable, but feel that sadly many people about to be featured in this series have virtually nothing I can illustrate their details with.  That means I must get out and about at some stage and take lots more photos!! And get copies of more records and …

I will start this series today in a separate post.

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