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Lavinia SPERRIN 1825-1900
published by Pat Hase on Fri, 22/02/2019 - 18:09

Lavinia SPERRIN was my gg grandmother.  She was born in West Harptree where she was christened as Lavinia SPERRING on the 11th May 1825, the d/o John & Ann SPERRING.

She married Charles STOKES on the 24th May 1846 at Wraxall Parish Church as Lavinia SPERRIN.  When my g grandmother, Ann STOKES, was born in 1852, her mother's maiden name was given as SPIRING.

I have never been able to find Lavinia on the 1841 census or discover how she met up with Charles STOKES in Wraxall.  I have just found a Somerset born 16-year-old Lydia SPIRRON working as a servant to William WILKINS and family at Hewish West, Yatton on the 1841 census.  Could this be my Lavina or am I clutching at straws?  

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Submitted by daveerasmus on Sun, 24/02/2019 - 20:00

Pat, I think there's a better than even chance that "Lydia" is your lady. I cannot find any other reference to a Lydia SPIRRON born c1825 in Somerset in baptism, marriage,burial or census records.

Dave Erasmus

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Submitted by Pat Hase on Sun, 24/02/2019 - 23:13

Many thanks Dave, That was exactly what I wanted to hear that she couldn't be found anywhere else as a Lydia.  Thank you for taking the time to look - that was really helpful

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