When Joseph STOKES married Rachel COX on the 20th Aug 1778 in Easton in Gordano he said he was from Wraxall (she was from Easton in Gordano). They appear to have children christened at Clapton in Gordano (see our transcriptions) between 1779 and 1789 and there is also a son called Joseph christened at Wraxall in 1795. (transcribed on Ancestry as Joseph HOKES).
A mysterious Joseph & Martha STOKES had a son christened at Wraxall in 1793 (also transcribed on Ancestry as HOKES). I can find no trace of a marriage of a Joseph STOKES & Martha, nor trace of more children for them, nor a burial of a Martha STOKES of a suitable age. Can I assume that an error has been made in the original Christening Register and Martha has been substituted for Rachel?
I've asked this before see here but did not receive any suggestions then - I have now found a burial for Rachel STOKES at Wraxall in 1840, suggesting a birth date of 1754 and would be grateful if anyone can offer help to sort Rachel and Martha out. I'm just going round in circles and as Joseph & Martha's son, Samuel, is my 3 x great grandfather I would welcome any ideas. Was Rachel entered as Martha in 1793? Thank you