52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #7 Eliza Patchett

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote the post Surname Saturday – Patchett.  In this post, I stated that Eliza Patchett’s death certificate had listed her parents as Thomas and Mary, and so I had searched for an Eliza Patchett with parents Thomas and Mary.

In reviewing my recent research to decide which ancestor to use this week for my 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, I noticed the baptism record for her two children, Eliza and John Hooton.  The baptism record for Eliza shows:

Eliza Hooton, daughter of John Hooton and Eliza Hooton his wife (who was daughter of George & Mary Patchett), was born in Melbourne in the Colony of New South Wales, in the Parish of Jika Jika in the County of Bourke the twenty ninth(?) day of July in the year One Thousand Eight Hundred and forty-two at whose birth we were present
Eliza Hooton
Sarah Moody’s mark
John Hooton
Registered November 11th 1846
John Haines(?) Registrar

This record showed that Eliza’s parents were George and Mary, not Thomas and Mary.  I had thought that because John Hooton and Eliza Patchett were married in Sneinton, Nottinghamshire, that Eliza would have been born in Nottinghamshire. However, to be sure I decided to get the birth certificate for John Hooton and Eliza Patchet’s youngest child, Charles, since he was born in 1854. Civil registration began in Victoria in 1853, and the birthplaces for each parent are listed on these certificates.  Charles’ birth certificate showed that Eliza was 44 years old, and was born in Nottingham, England.

Although I still haven’t been able to find a baptism record for Eliza, I was able to find the following baptism entries with the parents George & Mary in Nottingham on FreeReg, using the following parameters:

Patchett George First year 1790 last year 1820, county Nottinghamshire Place Nottingham All three types, Including family members, Name Soundex and Nearby places

 

Main participant(s) Record type Event date County Place : Church : Register type
Ann PATCHETT Baptism 19 Jul 1804 Nottinghamshire Nottingham : St Mary : Unspecified
George PATCHETT Baptism 05 Oct 1807 Nottinghamshire Nottingham : St Mary : Unspecified
Charlotte PATCHET Baptism 29 Mar 1813 Nottinghamshire Nottingham : St Mary : Unspecified
Elizabeth PATCHETT Baptism 28 Feb 1820 Nottinghamshire Nottingham : St Mary : Unspecified

I found the entries for the three girls on FamilySearch as well, searching for the surname Patchett, year range 1795 to 1830, birthplace Nottingham, England, father George, mother Mary.

Name Events Relationships View
Ann Patchett

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

christening:

19 July 1804

SAINT MARY, NOTTINGHAM, NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND

father:

George Patchett

mother:

Mary

Elizabeth Patchett

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

christening:

28 February 1820

SAINT MARY, NOTTINGHAM, NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND

death:

8 July 1821

father:

George Patchett

mother:

Mary

Charlotte Patchet

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

christening:

29 March 1813

SAINT MARY, NOTTINGHAM, NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND

father:

George Patchet

mother:

Mary

The only marriage for a George Patchett to a Mary in Nottinghamshire was:

Mary WOGDEN
George PATCHET
Marriage 27 Jul 1795 Nottinghamshire Southwell : St Mary the Virgi : Unspecified

Because I am unsure how extensive the coverage online is for Nottinghamshire, I don’t know if this marriage in 1795 would be for Eliza’s parents.  I have therefore still not been able to trace this line back any further at this stage.

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