*Is Joseph's Father Christopher?

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Is Joseph's Father Christopher?

Postby Jane » 29 Aug 2018 08:26

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I have the following from the Parish transcripts


BT Transcripts Source: Dorset OPC Melbury Osmond
Baptism
Joseph son of Thomas & Elizabeth PITCHER baptised 28 Feb 1752
Joseph son of John & Mary PITCHER of Melbury Sampford 1 Mar 1757
Joseph son of Christopher & Betty PITCHER baptised 1 May 1774
Joseph son of Joseph & Mary PITCHER of Melbury Sampford baptised 19 Aug 1789

Children
Source: Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 (Ancestry)
All Melbury Osmond
Mary daughter of Joseph & Elizabeth PITCHER baptised 3 May 1801
Aaron son of Joseph & Elizabeth PITCHER baptised 1 Jul 1804
Isabella daughter of Joseph & Elizabeth PITCHER baptised 24 Jan 1806
Joseph son of Joseph & Elizabeth PITCHER baptised 28 Jan 1808
Christopher son of Joseph & Elizabeth PITCHER baptised 26 Feb 1810

Possible Death
Source: Dorset, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010 (Ancestry)
Name: Joseph Pitcher
Death Age: 43
Birth Year: abt 1775
Burial Date: 12 Feb 1818
Burial Place: Melbury Osmond, Dorset, England


My feeling given the Children's names that he is the son of Christopher and Betty. His son Joseph also had a child call Christopher
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Re: Is Joseph's Father Christopher?

Postby tatewise » 29 Aug 2018 09:06

Seems reasonable, until proven otherwise, given his death age matches his baptism date too.
The other baptism dates would mean the death age was out by a lot more than 12 years.
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Re: Is Joseph's Father Christopher?

Postby DavidNewton » 29 Aug 2018 09:23

For those who have no access to Ancestry (me) the followmg database

England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-1936

is available at FamilySearch.

Some extra information (perhaps you didn't put it in your post)

Additional children:
Elizabeth Bap 13 Feb 1803
Thomas Bap 2 May 1813
George Bap 8 Jun 1817
Susan Bap 13 Aug 1814
and another
Susan Bap 19 Mar 1820 with no father given and mother Elizabeth.

The last one suggests that Joseph may have died giving some credence to the death listed. It also suggests that Joseph was not the father since I think, but may be wrong, that christenings mention the father even when deceased. So another bit of circumstantial evidence.

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Added in Edit. Missed out a crucial piece of information. A Susan Pitcher aged 2 was buried on 2 Mar 1817

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Re: Is Joseph's Father Christopher?

Postby Jane » 29 Aug 2018 13:36

Thanks all, I'll grab the images for the baptisms from Ancestry and look to see what they have done for the children who are not listed in their transcriptions. The last 3 will be in the other record set as they are 1813 onwards.
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