Alice was Ari’s 8x great-grandmother. She was born in 1712 in Old Brampton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, the daughter of John and Mary. Here is her baptism record, in Latin: Derbyshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 on Ancestry.co.uk The baptism took place at the church of St Peter & St Paul on the 1st of June, 1712. The church booklet says that “Old Brampton lies on the ancient road westward across the moors; for many centuries this was t
Yesterday I discovered that Sarah Thickett, Ari’s 7x great-grandmother, was from Old Brampton, Chesterfield, and had relations called Matthew and Ellen or Helen Thickett. I managed to reconstruct the family from their wills and baptisms, so we now know that Sarah (mother of Joseph Bunting Thickett) went on to marry a blacksmith called Joseph Stoppard in 1778 and died in 1816. Matthew was indeed her father, and her mother was Alice Cundy. Matthew was a cordwainer (shoemaker).