I have really had enough now! Hit the wall with this Great grandfather of mine once too often! Henry William PECKHAM is his name.
I desperately need his marriage details but can't find reference of him marrying Margaret Jane Kneen (born Ramsey est 1845) in English BMD.
Their first 5 children were born in Southampton area of England.
The next 4 I have traced were born at Ramsey, IOM from 1876/7 to 1884.
Does anyone know how I can check for IOM marriages, around 1863 to 1870, just in case they did the sometimes expected thing and married on her patch, before taking her to live elsewhere?
I have what I think is his birth certificate in 1842 in the New Forest, Eling, Cadnam to be precise, showing his father as James and mother as Sarah Harder. From that I have several families to link in my tree, but I need this last link to be confirmed.
Sorry to be so long winded, but I'm sure I will have sympathisers reading this.
Lynne (thanks for listening!)