For those who are tracing their Yorkshire ancestors with a surname beginning with the letters 'A' through 'I'

Postby stephenpotter » Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:04 pm

hi kado my records seem to indicate that mary potter is indeed related to me, what i have been puzling over for the last few days, is that i have her birth down as 1795. this would have made her only 15 on her marriage to your john eskeret (escritt) this seems problematic to me.
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Postby Kado » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:06 am

Hi Stephen,
Looking at the census records, in 1851 her age was given as 55 which gives a birth year of 1796 and in 1861 her age was given as 67 which gives a birth year of 1794, so the year 1795 fits right in the middle of these years. I believe that the minimum age of a female to marry was 12 up until the 1920s. As you probably know, the original parish register for Hutton Cranswick is missing for that period and back in 1992 I sent to the Borthwick Institute for a transcription of the BTs. All it states is "John Eskerett and Mary Potter both of this parish, mar. by banns 30 Dec. 1810" so no indication of age unfortunately.
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Postby Kado » Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:09 pm

Hi Stephen, Forgot to add that on 1851 census in Beswick, Jane Potter, Mother in law, was living with John & Mary Escritt.
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Postby stephenpotter » Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:39 pm

according to

mary's date of christianing was 9th August 1795. i have seen the microfiche of the IGI index which confirms this.

reckon mary potter and john escritt (spelt eskertet) on the IGI is a goer. thanks for the supplementary info.
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Re: Ecrit/Escreet

Postby johnjennison » Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:18 pm

I have just seen a post from 2010

I am related to the Jennison family in Hutton Cranswick - 18th century. You mention the Jennisons in a post. Also a Elizabeth Foster. I have a Elizabeth Foster marrying a Thomas Jennison - my ggg grandfather and mother. Any info would be useful.

I have Thomas father as Thomas and his mother as Rachael. The elder Thomas born in the 18 century and was I think illegitimate and his mother had 3 others out of wedlock.
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