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15-11-2005, 11:42 PM
I wonder if anyone else has the name Pattinson in their famiy tree. My ancestor Ann Hutchinson nee Pattinson, is documented as coming from Longton in 1812 but with the baptism of her son, David Hutchinson, in Bethesda Chapel, Albion St. 1835, she is recorded as 'mother-Ann, daughter of Joseph PatKinson in this parish of Stoke'. I'm confused but pretty sure this is one and the same person.
16-11-2005, 12:04 AM
Sorry, no Pattinsons. On my current map, Longton appears to be in the urban area of Stoke-on-Trent, so maybe Ann lived in the parish of Stoke, but the child was being christened in a non-conformist chapel, rather than the parish church. The spelling of Patkinson is probably a mistake by whoever filled in the church register. Looks like you could be very lucky & the minister of the chapel is one who recorded more than just the names of the parents of the child. Occasionally you find one who gives more information. It wasn't usual, but it is a great bonus for genealogists when you find one like that.
Is there a father recorded in the christening record? If not the child may be illegitimate. Have you been able to find any siblings christened at the same chapel? Or even just to see if other christeneings at that time at the Bethesda Chapel had similar entries?
16-11-2005, 1:00 AM
Thank you so much for your prompt reply.
Yes, the minister was tantalisingly,very helpful, as well as the usual, he listed birth date and the fact that this was the first child of the parents as well as mother's maiden name, much good it's done me.
She was definitely a local girl because, although she and her husband were travellers, subsequent children were born in Stoke, so I think she had family there still.
Just have to persist.
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