Helping hands helping one another with our family history & genealogy research.
Despite being one of the the smallest English counties (Rutland was smaller), Huntingdonshire is not the easiest county to research as the LDS was refused permission to film many parish registers, so coverage on the IGI and BVRI is pretty sparse. Nor are transcripts for most of these unfilmed parishes available from Hunts Family History Society. But burials can be found on the NBI, and marriages for the whole county up to 1837 are on Hunts Marriage Index (a fiche set available from Hunts FHS).
But fire in your queries anyway and we'll see what can be found
Back in February, you were in contact with Joan Sereda who is my cousin. You had a number of questions at the end of your wonderful information.
1. Death of Fanny Seaton/Holbrook - 20 Aug 1845 at St. Pancras, this is correct, I have Fanny's death certificate and who is the informant, but Elizabeth Coggeshall.
2. Marriage of William Holbrook and Fanny Seaton. Found their marriage hopefully 29 Dec 1835 in Nassington,Northhampton.
Now this is were I still need you help. I can't find the connection between who you think her parents were Warren Seaton and Julia Thompson. I did note that in 1841, Fanny was staying with a Thomas Catting (Cattling) residence right beside Julia Seaton. In 1851 the same thing (of next page of census). Is there any connection with Thomas Catting and the Seaton's. I followed Thomas's through later census but his wife Sarah doesn't make sense. The only thing I could come up with is "Did Thomas's 1st wife die, note daughter Martha in 1841 census, and was this first wife Fanny Seaton's sister? Any help you can give to prove the parentage of Fanny would be wonderful. Thanks.
Jean Gray and Joan Sereda
Bonjour Jean & Joan
I'm off on holiday tomorrow for a week, but I'll have another look at this when I get back.