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25-08-2006, 3:39 PM
Looking for the marriage of John Figgins b c1792 in Portsea, to a Lucy (Somebody) b c1796 in Portsea, and the baptism of both.
Also looking for the baptism of a John Figgins b c1813, in Portsea. He was the son of the above John Figgins, both of whom were Wheelwrights.
Distance and a busy job precludes me from travelling to Hampshire at the moment, so would be most grateful for any help or suggestions.
25-08-2006, 4:10 PM
Have you tried the transcriptions on the knightroots web-site?
Had a look on www.familysearch.org
John Figgins Christening:
06 MAR 1792 Saint Mary's, Portsea, Hampshire, England
Father: PETER FIGGINS
extract from parish register
John jnr was interesting
there is a John bapt in 1813 father is Peter mother Lucy
there is a John bapt in 1816 father is John mother Mary
both at St Mary's Portsea
25-08-2006, 4:59 PM
Hi - Thank you both for responding so helpfully and quickly.
Thanks for the link, but I have tried that to no avail. It's a good site though.
The problem with the Figgins is that there was another family (Peter Figgins)
I have the m cert for John Figgins who I now believe was born about 1817, and his father is shown as John Figgins. The census for 1841 & 1851 has John & Lucy. I think I will have another look for a John & Mary.
Are the details in family search.org for the Johns 1813 & 1816?
25-08-2006, 7:37 PM
Hi Annie, I cannot find a John Figgins married to a Mary in the census returns. I therefore believe Lucy and Mary are the same person, I suppose it is likely that whoever gave the info to the enumerator for the census returns used Lucy in 1841 and 1851 even if it was a nickname - a bit like me as everyone calls me Joe but my real name is Arthur! I cetainly have John & Lucy in 1841 with a son John age 25, and both Wheelwrights, living in Fratton which also appears on the son John's m cert.
I think my quest is to find the m cert for John & Lucy(Mary) before 1816, probably in Portsea.
Any thoughts Annie?
The baptisms of 1813 and 1816 are both on the familysearch site
for baptisms in St Mary's Portsea the batch number is; C062613 covering the years 1805-1822
for marriages the number is; M062613 covering the years 1816-1855
There is a marriage of John Figgins to a Mary Ann Mitchell in Droxford 1804, far too early to be the one you are looking for though.
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