Surname Saturday

Surname Saturday – West

The first ancestor in my tree was Mary West.

 1 Lois Whimpey

2 Ivon Walter Whimpey (1923-2009)
3 Edith Jean Marr (1922-1990)

6 Wilfred Palmer Marr (1892-1955)
7 Edith Meriden Docwra (1904-1948)

14 Harry Docwra (1866-1934)
15 Emily Alice Oliver (1877-1925)

28 Alfred Docwra (1824-1903)
29 Mary Scott (1830-1885)

58 Joseph Scott (1797-1846)
59 Mary Muncy (1806-1836)

116 William Scott
117 Mary West (1758-1846)

Mary was born about 1758. She was christened 25 May 1760 at Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, England, age 1 3/4 years old. Her parents were Abraham and Mary West.

She married William Scott on 14 September 1783 at Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, England. The marriage entry shows that William was “of Steeple Morden”, while Mary was “otp” (of this parish – Melbourn).

William and Mary had 8 children:

  • John Scott (1786-1861)
  • Sarah Scott (1788-?)
  • Mary Scott (1790-1874)
  • Ann Scott (1794-1795)
  • William Scott (1794-?)
  • Joseph Scott (1797-1846)
  • Ann Scott (1797-?)
  • Edith Scott (1802-1884)

Mary also appears to have had an illegitimate child before she married William Scott:

  • 1778 Jul 2 Martin Elizabeth dau of Thos Martin & Mary West illeg

Mary was buried 10 September 1844 at Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire, England. She was 89 years old.

232. Abraham West (1711-1773)
233. Mary Thomlinson

Abraham West was born 20 May 1711 and christened 3 June 1711 at Meldreth, Cambridgeshire, England.  His parents were Henry West and Mary.

Abraham married Mary Thomlinson on 5 October 1737 at Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, England

They had the following children

  • Joseph West buried 27 January 1737, a young child
  • Abraham West christened 4 January 1740
  • Mary West buried 21 January 1743
  • James West christened 27 July 1746, buried 12 May 1751
  • Mary West christened 25 May 1760
  • An unbaptised infant of Abraham West, buried 28 September 1762

Abraham was buried 28 January 1773 at Melbourn.

464. Henry West (?-1722)
465. Mary Lily

Henry West married Mary Lily on 14 October 1700 at Meldreth.

Henry and Mary had the following children:

  • Henry West born 11 June 1701, christened 22 June 1701 at Meldreth, buried 19 August 1822 at Meldreth (Henry lab son of Henry deceased)
  • Mary West born 6 January 1706, christened 12 January 1706 at Meldreth, buried 24 August 177 at Meldreth
  • Abraham West born 20 May 1711, christened 3 June 1711 at Meldreth
  • Isaac West christened 6 September 1713 at Meldreth
  • Jacob West christened 31 July 1715 at Meldreth, buried 14 October 1715 at Meldreth

Henry was buried 10 April 1722 at Meldreth (Henry lab BT father).

There are a few possible baptism entries for Henry, so I haven’t been able to trace this line any further back at this stage.

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