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From: "Dave Napier" <>
Subject: Re: [B&D] Samuel JAMES & Martha WILLIS marriage 1782 at Bristol
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 22:17:19 -0000
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Hi Jenny

Unfortunately I am not aware of a publishing date for the CD but I'd say
the odds were 5:2 on for, by the end of March and 10:1 on by the end of
April... and it will surely be ready in time for the 'Who do you think you
are? Live' show at Olympia on 3rd May ....



----- Original Message -----
From: "Jenny Stiles" <>
To: "Josephine Jeremiah" <>;
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 9:43 PM
Subject: Re: [B&D] Samuel JAMES & Martha WILLIS marriage 1782 at Bristol

> Hi Josephine,
> Thank you for your very helpful reply. Unless the new CD is expected very
> soon, I think I will order in the microfilm of the register. Naturally it
> is
> one I have looked at before!
>>From Jenny
>> On 21 Feb, Jenny Stiles <> wrote:
>>> To my great delight, a very likely marriage is on the IGI; that of
>>> Samuel JAMES to Martha WILLIS on the 8th April 1782 at St Augustine the
>>> Less at Bristol.
>>> My questions are these....would a marriage record of that date give the
>>> parishes of the two parties? Would it tell me where they were from?
>>> Would I find Samuel's father's name? [Ideally he would be the son of
>>> Thomas JAMES!] Would it tell me witnesses?
>> Hi Jenny,
>> I've seen marriages from 1754, which give the parishes of the bride and
>> groom and which give witnesses. One of the witnesses might be the father
>> of
>> the bride or groom, but you can't tell this as only the witnesses names
>> are
>> recorded. The Bitton marriages I've seen for this period also give
>> occupations.
>> However I don't know if the St Augustine the Less registers have the same
>> information for a marriage in 1782.
>> I know WILLIS is a Bitton name and Bitton is not far from Keynsham.
>> Couples
>> from Gloucestershire and Somerset villages surrounding Bristol did go to
>> the city to be married so this does look a likely marriage for the couple
>> for whom you are looking.
>> We are waiting for the CD of Bristol Diocese Marriage Index 1754-1812 to
>> be
>> available so hopefully it won't be long before you and many of the rest
>> of
>> us find information from it concerning our ancestors' marriages.
>> Josephine
>> --
>> Josephine's Books, Ian's Pages, The Clutton 'Do' and
>> the Glamorganshire Canal.
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