And today should have been my final entry but I’m still running a week late.

From Timothy Kercher to his father, Thomas.

Thomas was born in St Mary Bourne, Hampshire, in about 1753, baptised on 30 September. His parents were Thomas and Martha. I haven’t been able to find any siblings at all.

Thomas married Sarah Lee (sometimes written as Alee) in St Mary Bourne on 6 July 1777, exactly 240 years ago today. What a coincidence.

The couple had seven children that I know of, including Timothy. The first was Timothy’s older brother, William, born in January 1778, then Timothy in 1780.  Next was a girl, Martha, born about 1782, then a son, another Thomas, born in 1784. Then three daughters: Sarah (1787), Mary (1790) and Betsy (1794).

Well, I probably shouldn’t have chosen Thomas for this exercise because I know basically nothing and he lived a very short life, dying in January 1796, one year before little Betsy, at the age of 43.

Two years later he would have seen his eldest son, William, marry Ann Washbee (née Allen) in February 1799. Martha married William Goodyear in April 1803, followed by Timothy marrying Esther in November of that year. Sarah married Thomas Harries in October 1808. Mary married William Leigh in 1821.

William and Ann had four children before Ann died in June 1827. One year later William married widow, Sarah Garlick, in July 1828.

As for their mother, and Thomas’ wife, Sarah. She died in 1818. She was buried on 3 May in St Mary Bourne. She was born in about 1752 in St Mary Bourne, daughter of Richard Alee and Elizabeth Spring.

Such a short post. My next, final, one will be longer and will deal with John and Vivian Stevens reaching back into the 17th century.

As always, if anyone can add any information to the above, I would love to hear from you.

 

Sources: findmypast; familysearch; family archives

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