Thursday, January 31, 2019

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1785 Marriage of John Vaux and Joan Lavor in South Petherton, Somerset

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - a chance 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 1785 marriage record of John Vaux and Joan Lavor in the South Petherton, Somerset parish records:

The transcription of this Vaux/Lavor marriage record (the middle one on the image above) is:

No. 44     John Vaux     of this Parish
                and     Joan Laver of the same Parish Spinster

Married in this    Church   by    License   
this   secound   Day of   August    in the Year One Thousand   seven   Hundred
and    eighty five                               By me    H. Hinman   

                This Marriage was solemnized between Us }  John Vaux    
                                                                                      }   Joan Lavor  

In the Presence of       }    John Lavor     
                                     }    John Robins  

The source citation for this record is:

Church of England, Parish Church of South Petherton (South Petherton, Somerset), South Petherton Parish Registers, "Marriages, 1754-1889," John Vaux and Joan Lavor, 1785, John Vaux and Joan Lavor marriage, 2 August 1785; on FHL microfilm BRITISH 1,526,363, Item 12 (accessed 6 February 2014).

This is an Original Source record, with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of their names, and the marriage event.  

John Vaux (1747-1805) and Joan Lavor (1763-1836) are my 5th great-grandparents, through their son, James Vaux (1787-1839) who married Mary Palmer (1790-1845) in 1808.


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