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Old 25-03-20, 09:37
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For about 15+ years I've been patiently waiting for a marriage entry to appear to enable me to join together two parts of my tree.

As at 30 mins ago I had:

My first cousin 4x removed, Sarah Maynard (possibly born in Bedfordshire about 1770) who married a Mr Millwood (prob around 1790) and had two (unbaptised?) daughters, Mary and Elizabeth. Mary was probably born around 1792, not in Hertfordshire. Elizabeth was unmarried in 1830. This info mainly came from family wills and the 1841 census.

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James Millwood and Sarah (surname unknown) had four known sons, the first in 1798. These children were baptised in Holborn, London. One of these sons married someone distantly linked to Sarah Maynard in the previous paragraph.

So, I needed a marriage between James Millwood and Sarah Maynard to prove the parents of the two families were in fact the same couple. Every year or so I go through the motions with lots of variations on the spellings of Maynard (Minard, Mennard etc) and Millwood (Milward, Melwood etc), only for this to turn up today (perfect spelling):

St Giles in the Fields Holborn

James Millwood otp and Sarah Maynard otp married by banns 8th May 1791
James Millwood (mark) Sarah Maynard.
Witnesses Louis Barral (Barrat?) and Mary Starbank (mark)

Now I think I can safely say I have one family with six children not two families with two and four children.
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Old 25-03-20, 09:42
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Great result, Merry!

Let's hope some more brick walls come tumbling down in the next few weeks.
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Old 25-03-20, 09:50
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Brilliant.
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Old 25-03-20, 09:51
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Yes!

Also, I've just fund the missing marriage for Sarah Maynard's sister, Leah Maynard at the same London church in 1793. This one doesn't solve any problems, but is still good to see I have my tree correct!

Now I'm wondering if the whole family were living in London or if they went there just to marry as all these families were non-conformist for the most-part.
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Old 25-03-20, 22:46
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Mary was probably born around 1792, not in Hertfordshire. Elizabeth was unmarried in 1830.
Oooh - I have known for over a decade what happened to the Millwood's daughter Mary, but their daughter Elizabeth was a mystery. She was named in a family will of 1830 as Elizabeth (no surname) the sister of Mary (married name), but I was never sure if Elizabeth was married at that date or not. Just now I found this:

St Andrew's Holborn
George Manners otp and Elizabeth Millwood married by banns 24 Nov 1828. Both signed. Witnesses Robert McCrery and Joseph Mould

Robert Francis McCrery was Elizabeth's brother-in-law; the husband of her sister Mary Millwood.

I found the Manners family in 1851 and this is the birth reg of their youngest child at that date:

MANNERS, ROBERT FRANCIS mmn MILLWOOD
GRO Reference: 1849 D Quarter in HENDON Volume 03 Page 234

Quite a few families who had some connection to the McCrery family named a child Robert Francis!
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Awesome work. You are clearly putting your isolation to good use.
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Old 26-03-20, 08:05
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Excellent!

Since Holborn registers have been available for ages, these must be pages which were not indexed by mistake.

Clearly we all need to recheck for missing records on a regular basis.
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Old 26-03-20, 08:34
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If only we had a list of entries we should be looking for (well, I haven't!)
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Fantastic, Merry! Gives me hope I might one day find the missing marriage I've been looking for for donkey's years!
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