William Miller Barrell Ancestry


William Miller Barrell 1795 -

William Miller Barrell was baptised in Langham in 1795, William Miller, son of James and Hannah Barrel according to Langham parish registers. 

No other baptisms of children of James and Hannah were found in Langham parish registers (Baptisms 1785-1805). No marriage of James and Hannah were found in Langham (marriages 1785-95). Nor were there any burials of surname Barrell (burials 1795-1800)

James and Hannah were married just across the border in Stratford St Mary.17 Oct 1794 James Barrill of Ardleigh and Hannah Miller of this parish both single married by licence, both signed X Witnesses Henry Plumb, Robt Munson.

Suffolk Archdeanery marriage licence bonds ref FAA:50/2/10917 Oct 1794 James Barrell of Ardleigh [Langham crossed out], Essex, and Hannah Miller of Stratford St Mary, Suffolk, both single and aged 21 and upwards, to marry at Stratford St. Mary, Suffolk.James Barrell of Ardleigh [Langham crossed out], Essex labourer (X) and Robert Monson of Ardleigh, cordwainer (signed name) bound in sum of £200. Witness: Henry Plumb.

James Barrell 1770 - 1809?

Langham Baptisms (D/P 154/1/4FOR)

1770 February 26 James, son of William and Mary Barrell.

Possible burial in Langham: 1809 April 5th James Barrell.



Ardleigh (D/P236/1/4,5 & 6)1765, No 70.

Banns of marriage between William Barrell and Mary Porter, both single persons of this parish, were published June 30, July 14 & 21, by James Safford, Curate.

The said William Barrell, of this parish, and Mary Porter, of this parish, were married in this church by banns, this twenty second day of July 1765 by me: James Safford. This marriage was solemnised between us: William Barrell X his mark, Mary Porter X her mark.In the presence of Tho. Barker, Thomas Nevard X his mark.



There is a possible baptism of William in Ardleigh 1733 September 23, William son of William and Elizabeth

This would mean William was 32 when he married, which is possibly a little late. More research is needed to see if he was baptised in the surrounding area or if this is the only candidate.

The ajoining parishes in Essex have been eliminated for the years 1733-1750: Langham, Lawford, Boxted and Dedham, which tends to reinforce the 1733 baptism.

If he is the only candidate then we have a little more information on Barrells in Ardleigh. [Barrells in Ardleigh in 1700s]

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