Part 438bm – Smith Robertson Genealogy – 1841 Marriage – GGG-Grandparents John and Esther (née Bailey) Merrifield

19 January 2011

Morning,

And wonders never cease… the searches, the finds… and the “Ah-hah!” moments. This genealogy thing is forever a giving thing. It is like a continual finding of Christmas presents under an evergreen tree that is never taken down and put away for the season.

(Image: Holy Trinity Church, Westbury on Trym, Bristol, Steinsky, 2006)

In the continuation of my research into my Merrifield Family Line I stumbled upon a couple of choice finds tonight. I have copies of the BMD Indexes of Marriages Registered in October, November, December 1841 for both great-great-grandparents Esther (née Bailey) and John Merrifield. The following is my transcription. Note that gg-grandfather John’s surname is entered as “Merryfield”.


NAMEDISTRICTVOLPAGE
BAILEY EstherClifton11393
MERRYFIELD JohnClifton11393

The following are the pages of the Indexes.


Next I discovered the following information as an entry in the new Family Search Historical Records Database, for England, Bristol Parish Registers, 1538-1900.

record title: England, Bristol Parish Registers, 1538-1900
Name: John Merryfield
Event: MARRIAGE
Event Date: 17 Oct 1841
Event Place: Westbury on Trym, Holy Trinity, Gloucestershire, England
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Father: William Merryfield
Spouse: Esther Bailey
Spouse's Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Father: George Bailey
Digital Folder Number:4185367

I have not as yet garnered a copy of the actual Marriage Registration, but all-things-being-equal this data entry will provide me with the information necessary to get a copy of the same. Possible FHL microfilms which may have the original record are 1595525, 1595528, 1596411, 1596360, and 1749372.

And a new ancestor is included in the data entry information, gg-grandmother Esther (née Bailey) Merrifield’s father, ggg-grandfather George Bailey. This is another new limb of my Robertson Family Tree.

So to continue… I will be updating the Merrifield Descendant Chart shortly.

Enjoy,

Jim

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