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From: "Kay" <>
Subject: STOWLIST Re Stowlist Combs
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 23:33:09 +0100
John - I think that our computers must be related as mine invariably types
the wrong letters and I was trained at a Secretarial College to do touch
typing so it can't posibly be me!!!
I have been very interested in the chit chat back and forth regarding
Woburn, as someone in my family owns a large Family Bible and on the
frontispage it states The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments
etcetera and then says "Presented to Noah Elmer (which has been written over
in a different hand to read Aylmer) From the Ladies Bible Association,
Woburn, 1830". Now Noah Aylmer was my 2 x great grandfather and after over
20 years of searching thanks to the 1851 Census I have recently found out
that he was born at Hilgay in Norfolk, and have been able to get back a
further two generations. The name did tend to switch from Elmer to Aylmer
and even on one occasion to Elmore. Noah married a Mary Bates of Langford,
Bedfordshire, in 1819 at Baldock in Hertfordshire, and their eldest child
was born in Langford, the next two in Biggleswade, the fourth in Hitchin,
Hertfordshire, young Noah in Woburn Bedfordshire in October 1829, the next
in Newport Pagnall, Buckinghamshire and the youngest,Catherine, my great
grandmother in Westminster, London.
Young Noah's baptism cannot be found at Woburn, yet I have the proof that
they were there, but there is absolutely no evidence of a Ladies Bible
Association ever having existed! I even tried Wooburn in desperation.
Noah, the father, was at times a Post Boy, a Publican, a Beerhouse Keeper, a
Cab Proprietor and in 1861 a retired Cab proprietor. I know that he was
alive in 1862 as he signed the marriage certificate when Catherine married a
John Brewis, Sea Captain (merchant). Her father disowned her for marrying
beneath her (?) and apparently he must still be alive as no death/burial can
be found. Young Noah died in 1861 and initially I thought it was the father
until the certificate arrived.
I can hear someone asking - well why don't you look in the Family Bible -
well someone has torn out the pages with the Aylmer/Elmer entries in it and
on an adjoining page written all the Brewis children. Absolutely criminal!
I just thought that with Woburn/Wooburn having been mentioned I would tell
my tale and ask if anyone has any ideas as to what else can be searched to
try and find the missing baptisms - young Noah and his next youngest
brother, Frederick in Newport Pagnall (not found in P.R's), and the death of
the father Noah?
By the way the Martha Doe who married John Barnard in Stowmarket in October
1792 is part of my Doe family, she was the illegitimate daughter of Susan
Randal Doe and unknown. Does anyone know if a Bastardy Order exists at all?
Also I have a William Doe who married a Miss Lemon - can't lay my hands on
the details at the moment, but I do have the information - my trouble is I
have no way of knowing which William it was. I have a William (no baptism
found) who married Frances Randal on 20 November 1704 and following her
death in September 1705 at Stowupland, I have been told he then married a
Hannah Turner in 1705 at Onehouse. Can anyone verify the full date for me?
Two of their sons were called Lemon (various spellings) and the name has
come down through the generations. One Lemon Doe of Bramford went out to
Australia and named one of his sons Robert Orange Doe - sweet revenge!!!
John, I think I have eliminated my keyboards stupidities, but excuse me if I
have missed any.
Sorry if this is rather lengthy
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