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28-12-2008, 4:33 PM
Does anyone have ancestors called Whitmore from the North Oxfordshire area (around Banbury) ?
I have a ggg grandfather called Samuel Whitmore (born 1781) who married in 1811 in Stoke Lyne but have been unable to find where he came from. I have the parish register transcript for Stoke Lyne showing his marriage but no Whitmores were born in Stoke Lyne prior to that date.
I have seen a few Whitmores in the 1841 Census that were born in Hook Norton, Oxfordshire and Brackley, Northamptonshire but cannot connect these to Samuel.
It would be great to hear from anyone else researching Whitmore in this area.
29-12-2008, 11:56 AM
Hi Jenny ...
According to the 1841 census, your Samuel (b. c1781) was born in Oxfordshire.
My OFHS booklet on the parishes of Oxfordshire states, under the Stoke Lyne entry, "See also (Ardley with) Fewcott registers". Have you checked these?
Checking the OFHS's Oxfordshire Marriage Index (1538-1837), there are three male WHITMORE marriages - in 1764, 1786 and 1811 (your Samuel+Elizabeth). The 1764 groom is a widower from Surrey, who married in Oxford - could be a possible!
The OFHS's Oxfordshire Baptism Index (1538-1851) is approx. 90% complete - it could be worth asking them to do a look up for any Samuel WHITMOREs born c1781 (go to "Search Services" on their website at www.ofhs.org.uk - it costs only a couple of pounds).
Hope the above may be of some help.
29-12-2008, 1:12 PM
Thanks for that Pennie. Really interesting. The 1764 and 1786 guys are intriguing. Was the one from Surrey called John by any chance?
The wonderful people on the Northamptonshire forum appear to have tracked my Samuel down as being born in Brackley which is right on the North Oxfordshire border, but other Whitmores in the area must be related as it is not that common a name.
I'll follow up your suggestions.
29-12-2008, 1:23 PM
This is one of two threads concerning the same family. To avoid confusion and duplication of effort I shall close this thread, please just update the other thread which can be found here on the Northamptonshire forum (http://www.british-genealogy.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39621)
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