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John & Mary PUDDY
published by Pat Hase on Sun, 19/07/2020 - 23:01

I'm stuck and need a second or third opinion!  I am no longer convinced that my early research on the PUDDY family holds water.  Can any one sort out the children of the multitude of John & Mary PUDDYs who seem to have inhabited Mark, Huntspill and Burnham on sea?

I'm fairly secure back to a John PUDDY who married a Marie Jane PUDDY in 1841 and after her death a Mary Ann SYMONs in 1860.  For both marriages he said his father was another John PUDDY.  From the censuses his birth is approximately 1814 in Burnham on Sea.  There is a Baptism in Mark in 1814 of a John PUDDY born in Burnham s/o John & Joan PUDDY.  There was a marriage for a John PUDDY who was a widower and a widow Joan MASON nee WHITTING in 1808. John's first marriage was (I think) to a Mary PURNEL in 1784.

Who were his children by Mary PURNEL? When and where was this John PUDDY born?  Who were his parents?  When did he die?  - I don't want much do I?

Thanks for reading this far and I look forward to your help - I'm sure all will be revealed with the help of our transcriptions! 

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Submitted by Pat Hase on Wed, 22/07/2020 - 15:19

Can I add another query about John & Mary PUDDYs?  I mentioned the marriage of John PUDDY and Joan MASON nee WHITTING above.  I think that Joan WHITTING was the daughter of a Charles & Ann WHITTING nee PUDDY married in 1755 in Mark.  Is it possible that this Ann PUDDY was the one who was baptised in 1733 in Mark d/o John & Mary PUDDY? If so, is this the same John & Mary whose son Charles married a Rachael HARSE in Huntspill and whose grandson, John (Charles' son) married Joan MASON?!!

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Submitted by daveerasmus on Sun, 26/07/2020 - 20:24


FreeReg has the following baptisms for children of John & Mary PUDDY in Mark:

    •        Abel 12 September 1785
    •       Nancy 16 September 1785 (Note: Father referred to as John jnr)
    •        Harry 12 October 1787
    •        Richard 30 December 1787
    •        Jenny 13 June 1790
    •        Hannah 27 January 1797
    •        Joseph 24 August 1798

As you probably know, Mary wife of John was buried in Mark in May 1808. This tends to support your view that she was the first wife of the John PUDDY who married Joan MASON later that year.

If John’s first marriage was in 1784 then his likely year of birth was possibly around 18-20 years earlier. A John PUDDY was baptised in Mark on 19 December 1767 to parents John & Jane (abode: Southwick). Bit young maybe? But there is a marriage of a John PUDDY in Burnham on 26 July 1762. Could this be John senior? The bride was Jane WHITING – coincidence?

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Submitted by Pat Hase on Mon, 27/07/2020 - 12:41

Thank you so much for your time and thoughts on my problem.  I really do appreciated someone else's opinion - thanks! There is a burial of a John PUDDY in Mark in 1826, aged 63 which, if correct, suggests a birth date of 1763 - this ties in with a christening in Huntspill of a John PUDDY, s/o Charles & Rachel.  (see our transcriptions)

I had considered the John christened in Mark in Dec 1767 until I discovered that he was one of triplets who all died in Jan 1768.  This is where I am the moment but nothing is set in stone. Still some John & Marys to be sorted.

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