Thursday, December 7, 2023

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1740 Marriage Record for John Marshman and Jane Crook in Melksham, Wiltshire

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

The treasure today is the 1740 marriage entry for John Marshman and Jane Crook in the Melksham, Wiltshire parish records:

The marriage entry is the first entry at the top of the page in the list for "Married 1740:"

The transcription of this record is::

"2. John Marshman & Jane Crook, both of this parish  April 13 [1740]"

The source citation for this record is:

"Wiltshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812," indexed database with record images, (, Melksham > Parish Registers > 1733-1753, image 44 of 84, Marriages, 1740, John Marshman and Jane Crook marriage entry, 13 April 1740. Original data: Wiltshire Church of England Parish Registers, Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England.

This is an entry in the Melksham, Wiltshire parish register.  It is an Original Source with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the marriage of John Marshman of Melksham and Jane Crook of Melksham on 13 April 1740 in Melksham.  

John Marshman (1713-1761) was christened 25 August 1713 in Melksham, the son of William and Millicent (Hawkins) Marshman.  Jane Crook was christened 27 November 1720 in Urchfont, Wiltshire, the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Simes) Crooke.
John and Jane (Crook) Marshman are my 5th great-grandparents; they had at least 8 children, including my 4th great-grandfather John Marshman (1747-????) who married Anne Angel (1749-1785) in 1767 in Lacock, Wiltshire.


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