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Re: Thomas Watton, b. abt 1789 probably around Birmingham, England
Posted by: Mike Yegwart (ID *****5241) Date: May 04, 2009 at 08:56:12
In Reply to: Thomas Watton, b. abt 1789 probably around Birmingham, England by Wade Lewis of 98

Hi Wade,

Can't help specifically, but St. Martin's was used by a lot of people - many from the countryside who needed a quick marriage.....

On that basis perhaps your Thomas was a descendant of Humphry WATTON who married, in 1592 in Tanworth, Elizabeth HANNE. (HANNE later became HANDES then HANDS). Presuming, unless you were wealthy in those days you rarely travelled much more than 30 miles from you're birth, except for work or war, then try hunting to the south side of Birmingham.

There are county marriage indexes, e.g. the BMSGH ones. These start sometimes as early as the Cromwell period of 1538, but not all.

Cheers

Mike


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