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Half brother/sister marriage?

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Richard Cockram b1829 West Anstey, Devon married Sarah Tout in 1857 at Hawkridge, Somerset. I have found 2 children, Jane b1859 at Hawkridge and Hannah b1860 at North Molton.

Richard's brother William married Sarah's sister Betsey Tout in 1862.

I'm assuming Sarah died shortly after giving birth to Hannah, as Richard married again in 1862 to Ann Baker. I haven't been able to find a death date for her yet. Richard and Ann had 5 children together, the second one called Richard and born c1862 at West Anstey.

In 1884 Richard Cockram b1862 married a Hannah Tout born c1861 North Molton at Neath, Glamorgan.

The problem I have is: I have found census records in 1861 & 1871 and also baptism record for Hannah COCKRAM b1860, but no records for Hannah TOUT in those years and no baptism for Tout in North Molton.

Do you think that as Hannah Cockram lived with her grandfather, James Tout she assumed he was her father? On the marriage certificate her father is given as James Tout deceased, carpenter. They could have met as Hannah's aunt Betsey married into the Cockram family?

Or, do you think they knew they were related, as they married at the register office in Neath while Richard's father was living at Llangeinor?

Surnames: COCKRAM TOUT
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by Bernice010 Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2007-01-06 16:06:45

Bernice010 , from Devon, UK, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Dec 2006. is researching the following names: WERRING, COCKRAM, CUDMORE and 6 other(s).

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