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Poston - Church Stretton / MInton Shropshire UK
Posted by: Lesley (ID *****9895) Date: May 26, 2006 at 06:41:28
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Hi there, I've recently discovered Postons from Shropshire in my family tree.

I have a problem with my last definite Poston in my tree, William Poston who married a Mary. They had several children including Elisha Poston born in Chuch Stretton in 1769. Now the record of the William & Mary marriage states that William was from the parish of Wellington. Unfortunately there isn't any record of a William Poston in Wellington at that time as there is a hiatus in the records.

I've been in touch with someone else who is tracing my line and has made a connection with a William Poston (1737 Church Stretton), son of Richard Poston & Mary Baker, and he thinks that it is my William Poston. My William & Mary were married on 25th Jan 1768, which means William of Church Stretton would have been 32, which could still be him, especially if it was a second marriage. The evidence is strong however, as my William had a son called Elisha, and William 1737 had a brother with that name, so it does seem likely.

If anyone has links to this family or if anyone can confirm my William's parents I'd be extremely grateful.

Many thanks,

Lesley


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