Thursday, August 27, 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 277: 1808 Marriage Record of James Vaux and Mary Palmer in South Petherton, Somerset

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the  1808 marriage record of James Vaux and Mary Palmer of South Petherton, Somerset, England:

The specific marriage record is the third one down the page:

The information extracted from this record is (handwritten information in italics):

No.  30                       James Vaux of this Parish 
                                   and Mary Palmer 
                                  of the same Parish were
Married in this Church by Banns
this 13th Day of Dec'br in the Year One Thousand eight Hundred 
and eight                         By me    Thomas Rob???? Vicar
This marriage was solemnized by Us  {  James Vaux   Mary Palmer
In the Presence of {  Hannah Squire
                              {  Wm Harding

The source citation for this marriage record is:

Church of England, Parish Church of South Petherton (South Petherton, Somerset), South Petherton Parish Registers, Marriages, 1806-1812, Page 10 (penned), No. 30, Marriage of James Vaux and Mary Palmer, 8 October 1808; accessed on FHL microfilm BRITISH 1,526,363,Item 13.

James Vaux and Mary Palmer are my fourth great-grandparents.  They had ten children between 1810 and 1831, all in South Petherton, and emigrated in 1832 to Aurora, Erie County, New York.  I am descended through their son, Samuel Vaux (1816-1880) who married Mary Ann Underhill (1815-1883).  

Lookee there - signatures of James Vaux and Mary Palmer.  How cool is that?

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