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published by Lesley A on Wed, 03/04/2019 - 14:59

Henry Read was the father of William ( baptism records found) William is my direct ancestor. The only baptism record I have found for Henry is son of John in Cranbourne Dorset 1734 ( date would fit )His siblings have all been baptised or buried in Somerset. 

Sarah died 1752 buried in Winford no baptised found for her

Susannah baptised 1736 in Porlock died 1759 buried Winford

Samuel baptised 1756 Chew Stoke buried 1756 Winford

I have never found a marriage for Henry but on all his children’s baptism records there is a wife Alis or Uls or Allice His children were

Betty 1747 baptised Flax Bourton 

Sarah 1749 baptised Flax Bourton 

William  1752 baptised Winford 

John 1755 baptised Winford 

Sarah 1762 baptised Winford 

Can anyone help 

many thanks


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Submitted by Pat Hase on Thu, 04/04/2019 - 14:08

If you are assuming that Henry was the son of John & Susanna READ/REED who were married in Winford in 1745 then I'm doubtful if the Susanna baptised in Porlock in 1736 had the same parents. Her father is said to be from Duster.  There is a marriage of a John READ with a Susanna GREGORY in Selworthy in 1727 which seems more likely to be having children in the Porlock area, especially as there was a christening of a Gregory READ in 1734 in Porlock to a John & Susanna from Dunster.  I haven't found a suitable baptism for either Henry or his father yet  but will keep looking.

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