Thomas HEAD, son of John HEAD and Sarah, b. abt. 1718 in Broughton, Hampshire; c. 13 JUN 1718 Broughton (batch no. J136961); m. Mary COOK 17 Jun 1738 in Eling, Hampshire (Vol. 7 Phillimores Hampshire marriage registers); d. 17 Jun 1798 Millbrook, Hampshire
The children of Thomas HEAD and Mary (COOK) Head are:
i. SARAH HEAD c. 11 AUG 1740 Broughton, Hampshire. (batch no. K136961); d. 1787 Millbrook, Hampshire
ii. Thomas HEAD b. abt. 1738/39; m. Sarah WHITEHORN 6 APR 1769 Eling, Hampshire (Vol. 7 Phillimores Hampshire marriage registers); d. 1813 Millbrook, Hampshire
iii. Martha HEAD b. abt.1745; m. Roger GOFF 15 OCT 1769 in Millbrook, Hampshire (batch no. I020202); d. 1785 Millbrook, Hampshire
iv. Ann(e) HEAD b. abt. 1748; m. Richard GOLDING 2 APR 1771 in Eling, Hampshire (Vol. 7 Phillimores Hampshire marriage registers).
v. Elizabeth HEAD b. abt.1750; m. John SCAMMEL 31 OCT 1770 in Eling, Hampshire (Vol. 7 Phillimores Hampshire marriage registers).
vi. William HEAD b. abt. 1755; m. Mary BARTER 11 FEB 1782 in Eling, Hampshire (Vol. 7 Phillimores Hampshire marriage registers).
B. Butterworth, a HEAD cousin, wrote: I checked the registers for Broughton and found the following:
"Thomas, son of John Head ( who has brought a certificate from Wishford in Wiltshire) and Sarah his wife, was baptized June 18 1718." am not sure of the wording in the brackets, as it is very dim. The town could be Wilsford, Woodford, or Wishford, but there is a later marriage record:
1723 John Head of ye Parish of Wishford in County of Wilts and Elizabeth Rowden of this parish June 4th, with Banns. This could be our John on a second marriage, or a relation, which makes it look like Wishford is correct. Either way, it's a great connection, because I have thought that the Hampshire Heads must have come from Wiltshire.
Then we have the other baptism by John and Sarah in Broughton: "1719 Stephen, son of John Head and Sarah his wife was baptized June 28th."
Going down to the next Thomas, he was born in 1738, which is the year that Thomas and Mary married in Eling, so it does look likely that they are his parents, but I would like to see the baptism record, so will try Eling registration. It will take time, as they are in Winchester.
Notes for Mary:
Mary COOK b abt. 1717 Eling, Hampshire; Marriage Thomas HEAD 17 Jun 1738 in Eling, Hampshire (IGI film nos. 452771, 452765, and 458315; and Vol. 7 Phillimores Hampshire marriage registers).
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