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Richard OGBORN - Winford and Nempnett Thrubwell
published by Pat Hase on Fri, 06/12/2019 - 12:19

I need a second (or third) opinion!  One of my 4 x great grandfathers was a Benjamin OGBORN, s/o Richard and Mary OGBORN and baptised in Nempnett Thrubwell in 1760.  There is a marriage of a Richard OGBORN to a Mary PARKER in Winford on the 3 Jan 1756. But Mary PARKER was a widow.   What was her maiden name?  

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Submitted by daveerasmus on Fri, 06/12/2019 - 18:54

There is a marriage of a William PARKER to Mary HUNT in Winford on 12 August 1745. And a burial of a William PARKER there on 2 September 1750. Looks possible. The problem is that (as I suspect you know!) there is a burial of a Mary PARKER on 31 May 1752. However, she is referred to as the wife of William, rather than the widow/relict. Other women buried around this time were referred to as widow (eg Mary WILCOX 6 December 1752) so my money is on the burial on 31 May 1752 not being Mary HUNT.

There are a couple of marriages of a William PARKER to a Mary within spitting distance of Winford - to Mary ALLEN on 13 April 1729 in Blagdon and to Mary EDGEHELL on 18 April 1704 in Stowey. Each of those Marys is likely to have been older and therefore a more likely candidate for a death in 1752.

None of this is conclusive, of course. And I haven't looked at the Parish Registers to see if there is any useful information not in the transcriptions.

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Submitted by Pat Hase on Sat, 07/12/2019 - 0:20

Thanks Dave - that was my problem exactly - I had picked up the possible marriage of a Mary HUNT to a William PARKER in 1745 and the burial of a William PARKER in 1750 but the burial of a Mary PARKER "wife of William" rather spooked me.  I hadn't considered that if she had been Mary HUNT she would have been a widow at that point - thanks for that. 
I will see if I can find any other information about Mary HUNT and look at those other two marriages you mentioned. Many thanks

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