Thursday, February 9, 2012

Young Motherhood

By the time Ann Morris was 21, she was a newlywed and the mother of an infant son.
By the time Ann Morris was 22, she was a wife and the mother of two young sons.
By the time Ann Morris was 25, she was a wife and the mother of three young sons:

Alfred               baptized 29 May 1823
James              baptized   9 Nov 1824
John                baptized 20 Nov 1827

There is a three year gap between James and John. What about the have-a-baby-every-two-years rule? The baptismal records were searched and there were no other children listed for Alfred and Ann during those years.

In the parish records book, just after the baptism records are the parish burial records.
(Cue up tense, anxious music)

What will be discovered in the parish burial records between 1823 and 1827…


  1. This is an entertaining read about just how one does research their ancestors. Keep up the good work!

  2. I love the tale that you are weaving for us to read. Your writing is energetic and fun to follow.

  3. That's a great idea! I wouldn't really think twice about 3 years, but maybe I should change my research strategy...especially if you actually found something! Although I did it once, and I found out that the baby girl everyone thought married my ancestor really died when she was 2.