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Journal by Linet52

Surnames: DRING
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on 2010-03-10 20:01:54

Linet52 , from Sydney Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Feb 2010. is researching the following names: DRING, FORBES, FERGUSON and 2 other(s).

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by crisp51 on 2015-08-09 14:13:44

Hello - There is a marriage record in 1766 for a William Dring marrying Elizabeth (Dring) in Hull - Holy Trinity Church. She is 25 and he is 2? although the transcription (no original) says he was born in 1766 so clearly wrong. This does look like your William I think. This record is on Findmypast and also a letter dated 1785 asking that he and 2 other convicts be transferred to a Hulk ship until sentenced. There is also a Will index from Mar 1795 for William Dring of Hull (his father?) the original Will is at Borthwick Institute in York I believe. In 1801 another marriage for a William Dring to Alice Kitchen on Christmas day 1801 in Hull and a burial in Hull on 2 March 1809 (could be the same man who wrote the Will 14 years earlier but unlikely). This burial records says "son of Hannah" (no age given at death).
Hope there is something more for you to go on here.

by crisp51 on 2015-08-09 14:24:08

Sorry, marriage to Elizabeth was dated 2nd Aug 1768.

by Linet52 on 2015-08-09 19:08:04

Hello Scott,
Thank you for this response to my article. I have found out so much since I wrote this that I need to do another one. However, the marriage you have found intrigues me but lets get back to the rest of it. I have the copies of the letters you mention and yes this IS my William. The Will you mention is not him or his his father but a cousin I have a copy of it. The marriage in 1801 also intrigues me and I will look into it as I have considered the possibility of him returning to England when he disappeared from the colony. The death in 1809 I doubt is him as his mothers name was Elizabeth.

Getting back to the marriage in 1768. I have documents that prove William was a Tidesman in Hull and he was 17 at the time of his arrest so he was born in 1767 which can still fit however I cannot find this marriage. My email address is [email protected] Could you please send me a copy of the transcript. I have looked on Find my Past but it is not coming up for me. I will continue to look today but would appreciate a copy if you can please.


by Linet52 on 2015-08-09 19:28:09

I have found the marriage will look into it further. Thank you.

by Linet52 on 2015-08-10 02:53:41

Hi Scott
I have spent all day on this and here is what I have found. The William of the 1768 is not my William as he is too old but I have been trying to find out if they had a son William which they do not appear to have had. There are however two children born to a William Dring of Hull

1. Sarah Dring b.11.10. 1770 baptised St Mary's Hull which I believe and correct me if I am wrong Catholic Church. There is also a death of a Sarah Dring on 24.3.1773 father William. There is only a transcript so I am not sure it is the same child. but the father is noted as William.

2. Elizabeth Dring b. 13.7.1774 Holy Trinity Hull which I do know is Anglican hence I am not sure she is of this family. There is also a death of an Elizabeth Dring daughter of Elizabeth Dring (Widow) 23.4.1776.

The Elizabeth of the 1768 marriage was born in Hedon in 1743 to Nicholas Dring and she died in 1813 in Hedon. The William Dring of this marriage I think but not substantiated was perhaps born in New Malton the illegitimate son of Isabel Dring with the supposed father being Charles Bellwood in 1747. Isabel is crossed out and the name Christian is written above it. The only Isabel Dring I have found was born in 1711 to Richard Dring in New Malton. On the transcipt of the marriage on Family Search it has Williams age as 20years. This has a discrepancy of 1 year but that may be because he was hiding his age due to his illegitimacy, or just a mistake. The 2? something you mentioned is probably because he was 5 years younger than Elizabeth.

Thank you for contacting me I appreciate your thoughtfulness but no I don't believe the marriage of 1768 has anything to do with my William. I have not had time to look into the marriage of 1801 or the death of 1809 but will do that another time.

Thanks again

by crisp51 on 2015-08-10 03:17:27

Hi Lynne - Sorry that none of the information so far has proved very useful. Hope you have better luck with the marriage of 1801. Chris

by Linet52 on 2015-08-10 03:27:32

Hi Chris,

No Worries thank you so much for trying to help I do appreciate it very much. I have a lot more information and when I have researched the marriages I will do a new article.


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