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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Where there's a Willis....

from Gwyn Bailey

I am trying to find about the above area! My specific question is: has anyone ever heard of a Willis family living there in the late 18th Century? George Willis, who could be my 3x g.grandfather married Elizabeth Osborn in Sible Hedingham in 1798 and gave Belchamp Otten as his home parish. Was he born there or had he just been 'passing through'? He *may* have been a miller, but he may also have been the son of a reasonably wealthy family.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi

I am very interested in Osborne's from Sible Hedingham in the late 1700's. Do you have anymore details please.

6 May 2008 at 20:33  
Blogger gwyn said...

The only additional information I have is that their witnesses were Rachel Argent and Sarah Osbourne. Does this help at all?

5 July 2008 at 10:40  

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