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Subject: Re: [SHEFF] Matilda Watkinson 1807
Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 05:06:07 -0500 (EST)
In a message dated 28/02/2012 18:04:05 GMT Standard Time,
Thank you every one who has sent in observations and ideas concerning my
great great grandmother Matilda Watkinson.
No, the brick wall has not tumbled yet... but there may be a few more
I now know that both Matilda and her husband Richard were described as
single when they married in 1824. So no previous marriage for Matilda aged 17.
The witnesses at the wedding were Joseph Whittington and Harriet Watkinson.
My reasearch finds a Sheffield born Joseph (b. 1801) but the only Harriet
Watkinson that looks possible (b.1810) - married to Thomas Watkinson (b.
1810) - was born in York along with husband and daughter who amazingly is
also called Matilda (b.1830)!
Is Thomas Watkinson Matilda's brother ? was his daughter named after his
sister? and was my Matilda born in York?
It may be hard to believe but girls were allowed to marry at twelve years
old at that time. With parents consent that was possible. Allowing for
this, could it have any bearing on your research?