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Who married Abraham Jacka?

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Abraham Jacka was baptised 4 May 1769, St Sithney, Cornwall, England son of Thomas Jacka and Elizabeth Gilbert.
I have assumed that Abraham didn't die as either a child or a bachelor (my direct ancestor is Abrahams older brother, Thomas). Abraham was also listed as one of the legatees in his fathers will in 1796
There are two possible marriages for Abraham:-
1795 to Eliza George in St. Buryan
1796 to Anne Mildrum in St. Hillary
Initially I favoured Eliza George as Abrahams parents had come from St. Buryan which would possible allow a connection for the young people to happen between the parishes allowing an opportunity for the couple to meet.
I am hoping that someone recognises one or more of the above marriages so that I can narrow down the possibilities to one marriage or discount them both.
Fingers crossed
Sandra

Surnames: GEORGE GILBERT JACKA MILDRUM
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on 2012-11-10 19:52:04

kerbent , from Victoria, Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Oct 2007. is researching the following names: EBBOTT, TODMAN, CRUMP and 14 other(s).

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by Tunbridge on 2012-11-11 14:14:20

Please don't assume Abraham didn't die young - he could well have died and a second child was born later and given the same name. So, a birth/christening after 1769 should be looked for. This second son could be the Abraham listed in his father's will. You could then search for a marriage using the standard genealogical 20-year difference between birth and marriage, which might produce different marriage dates.

Alternatively, how did you arrive at marriage dates of 1795/96? If you haven't already done so, perhaps a wider date spread might be useful. ie 1789-1800. As you don't have a birth date, and only a christening, then it might be worth your while searching for an exact birth date (I am aware how difficult, if not impossible this might be owing to the lack of birth registration during the 1700s), but maybe worth a try. As you are no doubt aware, many children were christened years after their births for various reasons.

Ancestry.com has many, many Public Member trees referencing your Abraham Jacka, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Gilbert. Ancestry also has a marriage dated 1810 between Abraham Jacka and a Margery Blewitt (FamilySearch as well). Abraham would have been 41 years of age, not out of the question as age of marriage.

Another line you might follow is Abraham's occupation. Once you know this then other records, such as Probate/Wills/censuses might be useful.

GenesReunited has 5 possible Burial records for Abraham - a membership is required.
Best wishes,
Pat

by kerbent on 2012-11-11 20:29:21

Hi Pat,
I've responded to your thoughtful feedback in a new journal at http://www.familytreecircles.com/following-up-post-for-who-married-abraham-jacka-51893.html as it was quite long as I have added quite a bit of detail in response to your comments. but I do feel as though I am making some (although slow) progress now.
These brick walls are always so difficult to breakdown but I feel my slow erosion technique is effective even if it is slow.
Cheers,
Sandra

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