Do you know when Robert and Frances Married
If the infant death year was 1827 instead of 1837
Robert and Frances could have had 2 sons named Stephen
This was a reasonably common practise after the loss of a child
to give the same name to a susequent child. I see you date Ann as
age 10 1837 so her DOB 1827 where they twins if 1837 was 1827.
Just my Thoughts
From: David Sharman [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 31 January 2004 19:26
Subject: [ERY] Re bp Stephen ROEBUCK c1835-1837, Sculcoates?
Last year I was lucky enough to visit the East Riding Archives at
Beverley for 3 days of solid research. During that visit, I answered
many questions but I came across a mystery that I am hoping someone may
be able to help me solve.
I found the burial of a Stephen ROEBUCK, infant buried 7 May 1837 at All
Saints St Mary's, Sculcoates. The abode given was Machel Street which is
where my ROEBUCK family were living at this time. However, I know he
doesn't belong to my Robert and Frances as they already had a son named
Stephen. He is my great great grandfather and is with his mother at
Machel Street on the 1841 census aged 12 years.
I just can't work out who this infant Stephen could belong to. My first
thought was that he was the illigitimate son of Robert and Frances' only
daughter, Mary Ann, but she would have been only c10 years old at that
time. As he died at Machel Street, I am sure there has to be a
connection with my family.
I searched many records for Sculcoates and the surrounding parishes
looking for his baptism but without success. The family were Wesleyan
but I couldn't find him on Wesleyan or Church of England records.
Any help or suggestions would be very much appreciated as this one
really has me stumped.
New Plymouth, NZ
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