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Where was Martha GRANT born?
published by Pat Hase on Sun, 22/09/2019 - 0:34

When William ELLY and Martha GRANT, my 3 x great grand parents were married on the 6th Dec 1803 at Swainswick near Bath they were both described as Sojourners.  I took this to mean that neither had been born in Swainswick.  

However there is a baptism of a William ELLY in Swainswick in 1782 s/o Isaac & Susannah ELLY.  As William & Martha's first child was a Susannah and they also had an Isaac I am inclined to believe that this is my Wiliam ELLY. 

William was buried in Swainswick in 1832 but Martha lived until 1865.  On the 1851 and 1861 censuses her birth place is also given as Swainswick.  I can find no suitable baptism for Martha GRANT - Can anyone help me find her birth?

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Submitted by Lorna Gibson on Tue, 24/09/2019 - 14:52

Have you ruled out this Martha GRANT from FreeREG?

County    Somerset Place    Ashbrittle Church name    St John the Baptist
Register type Parish Register Baptism date 15 Sep 1778 Person forename    Martha
Father forename    William Mother forename    Jane Father surname    GRANT

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Submitted by Pat Hase on Tue, 01/10/2019 - 19:29

Thanks for the suggestion Lorna,  I haven't ruled her out yet I think the distance between Ashbrittle and Swainswick makes it unlikely but not impossible.

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