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James Puddy died 1803
published by Les Martels on Wed, 02/12/2020 - 14:18

I have my 3 x great grandfather as George Puddy born 1796 marrying Elizabeth Parsons born 1799.  I have George's parents as James Puddy  died 1803 and his wife as Joan Nash born c.1766.  I was fairly happy with this until it was suggested by Ancestry's ThruLines that George had a half brother James Peddy (Puddy) born 1805.  I have no proof of this but I do match dna with someone who has this in their tree.  I don't know how accurate either of us is so wonder if anyone else has done some work on the Puddy family of Mark and East & South Brent and can help.  I seem to recall a member doing some detailed research on the Puddys.

I have been looking for the parents of James but have only come up with a baptism in 1749 for James son of Grace or James one of triplets baptised 1767 both of which would fit (I only have James death date of 1803) until I found the deaths of all 3 triplets.  So by default, it is possible that Grace is James's mother, father unknown.

However, this does not explain why other people have George and James as half brothers.  James Peddy's parents appear to be Benjamin Puddy and Elizabeth Parsons but I haven't verified this.

Can anyone help me to be more accurate with my 4 x great grandparents please.

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Submitted by daveerasmus on Wed, 02/12/2020 - 21:23

How confident are you that your George was born in 1796? I ask because there are a couple of GPs baptised in Mark in early 1800 including one baptised on 25 February 1803 to Benjamin and Elizabeth.

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Submitted by Pat Hase on Wed, 02/12/2020 - 21:32

Not sure whether this is going to help but here goes.  My husband's great grandfather was a John PUDDY who was born in 1814 in Burnham on Sea but christened at Mark 11th May 1814 s/o John & Joan PUDDY.  His first wife was a Maria Jane PUDDY who he married in Burnham on Sea in 8th April 1841.  Her father was Benjamin PUDDY - I think she could be the daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth PUDDY nee PARSONS who was christened as Mary in 1813.  There is a brother James christened in 1805 and a George in 1803.

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Submitted by Les Martels on Wed, 02/12/2020 - 23:50

Hi Pat,

I thought it was you that had an interest in the Puddy family, so thank youfor your reply.

The James b 1803 in your husband's tree is suggested by Ancestry to be the half brother of my 3 x great grandfather George born 1796 son of James and Joan.  They give the common ancestor as Elizabeth Parsons which of course is the wife of Benjamin so in my view not the mother of my George.  The only thing I can think of is that Benjamin and George's father James were half brothers if Benjamin's father Samuel married twice with James being son of the 2nd wife Jane Hooper.

I will check this out tomorrow as it is nearly 1.00am here.

Elizabeth

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