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    Default Gaunt - Staffordshire

    Hi, I've hit a bit of a brick wall with my family search.. I've managed to get back to 1798-1801 (I believe he was undecided on what age he was.....)

    Head -William Gaunt 1795 or 1801 - 1866
    Wife 2.0 - Mary Gaunt (BUCK) - 1811 - 1876
    Thomas Gaunt 1835 - 1889
    Harriet Gaunt 1837 - 1849
    Hannah Gaunt 1840 - ?
    Sarah Gaunt 1843 - ?
    Mary Armstrong (Gaunt) 1845 - 1889
    Benjamin Gaunt 1852 - ?
    John Gaunt 1855 - ?

    So it says here (https://www.freereg.org.uk/search_re...6-11?locale=en) that the Marriage Date was Jun 1850, and he was 50, and he was a Widower (which would put his DOB at 1800/1)

    So who was his wife before hand? (and the mother to Thomas - Mary??)

    And here Thomas was baptised in 1835 (https://www.freereg.org.uk/search_re...8-23?locale=en) and his Mother was Also called Mary...

    So either he married someone.. they died (for him to get Widower status), and William and Mary didn't get married for 15 years (unlikely in those times??) or he just re-married someone else called Mary (Mary 2.0)? back in 1850?? So confused...

    So thats one mess im currently struggling with..

    Now the other... Who was Williams Mother and Father?? I know his Father was also called William (its on the parish wedding thing), but no mention of his mother.

    Ugh.. i have a headache...

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    Welcome to the British-Genealogy forums

    Birth registrations from the GRO index. Could they be yours?
    Hannah Gaunt mother's maiden name (mmn) Sotherton registration district West Bromwhich Dec 1/4 1840 vol 18 page 559
    Mary Gaunt mmn SOTHERTON
    1845 Sept 1/4 1845 registration district WEST BROMWICH Vol 18 Page 530

    I can't see any birth registrations for the above names with a mother's maiden name of Buck

    familysearch has a baptism of a Mary Sotherton at Tipton 4 July 1813 father Jonathon, mother Sarah.

    I see William Gaunts father was a bricklayer (from the marriage record) and one of the witnesses was a Sarah Ann Gaunt.
    I can't see a marriage for a Mary Sotherton on familysearch.org or FreeReg.
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    Death registration West Bromwich Sept 1/4 1847 Mary Gaunt age 34 vol18 page 396. Could this be his first wife?

    Freereg has the burial at St Bartholomews Wednesbury 24 September 1847

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    Quote Originally Posted by christanel View Post
    Welcome to the British-Genealogy forums
    I can't see any birth registrations for the above names with a mother's maiden name of Buck
    Apologies, this is Mary 2.0, on the Marriage entry on FreeReg

    Groom forename William
    Groom surname GAUNT
    Groom age 50
    Groom condition Widower
    Groom occupation Engine Fitter
    Bride forename Mary
    Bride surname BUCK
    Bride age 38
    Groom father forename William
    Groom father surname GAUNT
    Groom father occupation Bricklayer
    Bride father forename John
    Bride father surname BUCK
    Bride father occupation Cooper

    I'll look for the burial of mary 1.0

    Thank you

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    On census returns, William is born Rugeley. I therefore think this is him with a mis-spelt surname.

    William Gant, baptism St Augustine, Rugeley, Staffordshire
    10th Jan 1802
    Parents Willm and Hannah Gant.
    The baptism is also on family search where the surname is spelt GAUNT

    This looks a probable marriage as Armitage is only about 3 miles from Rugeley
    12th Sept 1796, Armitage, St John the Baptist.
    William Gaunt and Hannah Blactton
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    Possible siblings of William, with parents William and Hannah

    Elizth. Gaunt 27th Mar 1803, Rugeley
    James Gaunt 23rd June 1805, Armitage
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    Might be the wrong William (jnr)

    Name:
    William Gaunt
    Gender:
    Male
    Burial Date:
    12 May 1805
    Burial Place:
    Tamworth, Stafford, England
    Father's Name:
    William Gaunt
    Mother's Name:
    Hannah Gaunt

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    Quote Originally Posted by shenniko View Post
    Might be the wrong William (jnr)

    Name:
    William Gaunt
    Gender:
    Male
    Burial Date:
    12 May 1805
    Burial Place:
    Tamworth, Stafford, England
    Father's Name:
    William Gaunt
    Mother's Name:
    Hannah Gaunt
    That burial is on family search where it says William was 1yr old, he therefore was born 1804 or late 1803.
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